What boring jobs or tasks do you hate to do?

@pyewacket (43961)
United States
June 8, 2007 8:34pm CST
I have to admit I'm a bit fuzzy headed at the moment...Why? Well, folks, I just completed one really boring task that I have to admit I've put off for too long--going through all my former e-mails to see what I could put in folders to save, and which ones to delete into oblivion--yikes I didn't realize how much "work" I had to do with this--so now I'm so brain-drained from sitting in front of the computer from going through all those e-mails. Probably the next boring task that runs in my mind as one of those you put off....going through old papers to see what's good and what can be trashed out... So folks...what's one (or two) of your boring tasks that you dread doing as it's so time-consuming?
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
9 Jun 07
i can do everything at home... laundry, dishes, cook meals, take care of the pets, clean, etc... just that one thing i hate most... ironing! i hate it so much. i sweat a lot while doing it. it's boring. plus it takes too much time to finish! i think i need to clean my emails, too. i have so many unncessary emails for the past days and i need to delete some. so, thank you for the reminder pyewacket!... anne
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Mmmm....are you sure you want to thank me for reminding you?? LOL
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• United States
9 Jun 07
edge detailing the woodwork in my house. constantly stopping to change buckets because it gets so filthy. second worse is probably cutting my mom's monstrous front hedges.they're at least 8 ft high and i have no idea how long.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
8-foot high hedges?? Are you SURE they're hedges?? LOL Sound more like trees..hehehe
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• United States
9 Jun 07
hmm..i guess that would be more accurate at this point LOL privit trees :)=)
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@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I dont like folding laundry it takes longer then i would like and it is very boreing LOL the second one is like you said going through things, mine is mainly clothes that we have all grown out of i have three big dresser fulls of clothes that might or might not fit one of my kids and I really need to sort through them but it will take forever and it will be boreing.LOL
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Life seems to be filled with boring tasks to do...right??
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Oh, yeah. Organizing the old email file ranks right up there with cleaning the oven, the refrigerator and the toilet! Going through snail mail is almost as bad!
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
LOL--I don't even bother with the oven much anymore...we'll keep that a secret between us right? LOL
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I hate dusting....it comes right back, for pete's sake.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Wouldn't be nice to only have to dust once a year??
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@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Anything that requires me to sweat a lot, I hate it, LOL! I used to be like taking on a whole lot of workload everyday. Household chores, doing my works, tending to my girls, listening to other people's problems and so on. The pressure was too much and I realized I didn't have any life of my own anymore. For instance here at mylot. I stop catching up on all my friend's discussions. We all work in different time zone. No matter one of the thread is 3 days old already, I will still make sure to respond there. That's why I only chose a select few from my list to turn the notifier on. I want my time with mylot a relaxing one.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
My life has become a lot more simplified now....my mom had created an overpopulation of pet problem but she never helped out with the cleaning....I had to do this routine cleaning thing just about every waking moment...hated it...while my mom the creator of the problem didn't do a think...I still have two "babies" but oh, I no longer have to clean the way I used to...what a blessed relief!!
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@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I would have to say dusting is one thing I really don't like doing. It seems a never ending job around my home. And, just when I think I have everything dusted, then I see something that I missed. Then in about 2 days, it is all dusty again. I don't know why it gets so dusty, I've tried all kinds of polishes and everything. But, it is a never ending job and I really don't like to do it.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
That's a lousy job too....I had electricians re-wire the apt. which meant banging in holes in the walls..that was about a month ago, and I'm still trying to get the coating of plaster dust off everything..bad enough with regular dust...
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@AmbiePam (43415)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Mopping the floor! Whether it is by hand, or using a Swiffer 'mop', it always hurts my back and I'm never quite happy with it even if I use the 'mop'. So I go back over the wetness with a paper towel and I can see the dirt I picked up. I just want to have my floors as clean as possible. I live in an apartment complex and I don't want to attract any bugs. I fear silver fish! LOL
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Oh--those are fast little buggers aren't they?? Haven't seen them in ages,..thank goodness! Believe it or not I clean my floor by getting on my hands and knees and scrubbing it...I too get an aggravated back from mopping...so it's either a bum back or crummy knees....LOL---the knees win out
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@AmbiePam (43415)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Yeah, even with modern day mops, floors are never cleaner than when you do them on your hands and knees. I wish I could rent a man to do that and along with that take out my garbage. Both of those hurt my back. LOL
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I have to laugh about the garbage one...I live alone..but with all the garbage I throw out you think there was an army living here..and heavy?? Feels like I'm lugging rocks
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• United States
9 Jun 07
LOL - as soon as I started reading this discussion the first thing that went through my mind was going through old bills and papers! I have put it off for far too long and it so needs to be done. Not only that but for about 6 months I haven't even filled a single bill! So I've got that to deal with too!! I did seperate them a while ago when I was looking for something though. But they're still lying in the floor needing to be filed. :( I'll do that a bit later when I get caught up on here.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
How long is one supposed to keep old bills and papers anyway? I heard about five years at least...like old checks..why I don't know??
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• United States
10 Jun 07
I heard seven years for taxes so I just go with that. Every two years or so I like to go through the filing cabinet and pull out the later year, put them in an envelope and into the basement. That way my cabinet isn't so full :)
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• United States
9 Jun 07
cleaning and organizing, it takes so much time cause i always want it in a certain way so i could remember more easily and feel more relax.
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
9 Jun 07
cleaning is a little bit easy. but organizing takes so much time to finish. especially when you need to move one furniture from place to place. not only boring but very tiresome!... anne
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I'm like that too....I like everything nice and organized so I can find things easily--but oh, does it take a lot of time
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I positively hate to clean closets and the rrefrigerator. I leave the refrigerator for so long, that things grow in there. Its a jungle by the time I take myself in hand and do it...lol..I always make a will before I start just in case something happens...:}
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Oh you have me laughing here hysterically....well, look at it this way...maybe you're developing a new weapon, or growing the next miracle cure in your fridge....LOL
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@AmbiePam (43415)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Oh yes, I can't forget the fridge. That's why when I moved into my apartment and they had a fridge already, I vowed to be on top of it and clean it so often it doesn't have a chance to turn ugly. Because some fridges are a must for the diet: you open it up and are so grossed out you can't eat anything in it! : )
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@gabs8513 (48805)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun 07
Sorting thing out on the Computer things like deleting things Links I do not use anymore Pictures I do not want anymore and things like that But not just on the Computer I totally detest sorting Paperwork out and clearing out Drawers
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Cleaning out drawers is another winner with me...LOL
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@cheribam (448)
• United States
9 Jun 07
it's boring to pretend that i am okay, but the truth is i am not...
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Huh??
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Dishes, I despise dirty dishes.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I don't like dirty dishes either
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@patrice7 (1197)
• United States
9 Jun 07
well in the past, washing dishes was very boring to me and i usually hated it. but then again id rather wash dishes than wash my clothes and hang them afterwards. its such a hateful task that i wish i didnt have to wear clothes so that i wouldn have to wash them, hang them and then iron them. i hate it and it is very mundane. i dont really like doing household chores, but what can i do?./ if i dont do it then who would?. oh i hate it!. so so so much.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Too bad there isn't such a thing as disposable clothes..LOL
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@rosie_123 (6118)
9 Jun 07
Oh - ironing - definately. The most boring, mind-numbing job known to man (or woman for that matter!). As far as possible I buy all clothes in non-iron fabrics, because I just don't have the time and patience for it. After all - what's the point - hours slaving over getting creases out of something that will appear again within 5 minutes of you wearing it?!
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Oh that's funny...you're right...you get something nicely ironed and five minutes after wearing it it looks the same
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
9 Jun 07
I hate doing the gorcery shop. It is so tedious and so repetitve and I could do it in my sleep. It is boring, but it has to be done. Then I hate having to put it all away once I get it home! It seeems like such a waste of time, but you've got to eat!
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I really don't mind it too much...I try getting most of it done in one day and stock up...but then of course, is that extra container of milk, or eggs, or....mmm...maybe it is boring!! LOL
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• Canada
9 Jun 07
I have to say sweeping and mopping the floors! It really wouldn't be so bad considering I only have the kitchen and the bathroom, but see, we have this cat. And this cat likes to chase the broom. And the mop. And jump into the piles of bits that I've swept scattering it everywhere again. It's a wonder that the cat hasn't gotten to know the broom handle on a very intimate level yet! :P
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Mmm..since your kitty makes a mess for you all over again, too bad you can't make him sweep and clean--LOL
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I hate folding and hanging up the laundry. My home is filled with my different collections, all of my treasures and as much as I love them I hate dusting also. I don't mind vacuuming or mopping, doing dishes or even cleaning the toilet, but those 2 mentioned household chores really grate on my senses.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Well that's one job I eliminated...vacuuming. Years ago I pulled up the wall to wall carpeting...so much easier to deal with
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I hate going to traffic building sites with manual interface to try and get visitors to the sites that pay me for said visitors.. too much needless busy work. If I had sense i'd just BUY points, credits, hits and all that.. but NOOOO I just HAVE to be cheap.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Is buying points credits and such expensive??
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