Things I hate…

Oh my God, I never realized that I was walking into trouble when I took Silverine’s tag. Now I am on the hit /hate list of many people who read the tag. I have deleted some of the comments that were too strong and colorful.

I apologize for the over use of the word ‘people’ in the list and have revised the tag to remove the human element from the list as best as I could. Hope this time I got it right. I think I could safely add one more to the hate list—Tags.

So, James, Anu, Geo, Chackochan, Poison and Paresh, take the tag at your own risk.

  1. Opportunism, Pretence, Manipulation, Pessimism and Hypocrisy.
  2. Lying, Cheating, Cowardice, Bullying and Deceiving.
  3. Lack of integrity.
  4. Unwillingness to own one’s mistakes.
  5. Lack of sense of humor.
  6. Child abuse.
  7. Lack of concern for one’s own children.
  8. Disrespect and mistreatment of parents and elders.
  9. Giving more importance to career than family.
  10. Bad and shabby treatment.
  11. Tardiness.
  12. Cats.
  13. Ignorance and Laziness.
  14. Acceptance of failure without trying.
  15. Handling books without care, love and respect.
  16. Piracy.
  17. Taking credit of the work done by others.
  18. Corruption.
  19. Religious fanaticism.
  20. Advice from non-experts and advice that is inappropriate and unsolicited.
  21. Snobbishness or snobbery.
  22. Judging others without knowing anything about them or giving them the benefit of doubt.
  23. Unwillingness to react to injustice.
  24. Spam.
  25. Concrete Jungles (I need to see some greenery).
  26. Splurging.
  27. Overdressing.
  28. Untidiness.
  29. Bad breath.
  30. Lack of respect for other’s privacy.
  31. Not keeping promises.
  32. Terrorism.
  33. Outdated laws, corruption and painfully slow judicial system.
  34. Inferior education system and turning education into an ‘only-for-profit’ industry.
  35. Incompetence among educators.
  36. Greediness and insensitivity among medical professionals.
  37. Strikes and Bandhs for stupid reasons and forcibly imposed Hartals.
  38. Sarcasm.
  39. Inability to appreciate others.
  40. Habit of finding fault with others and finding others’ mistakes.
  41. Insincere compliments.
  42. Tags.

Original Post

I have been tagged by Silverine. I have to list the things that I hate. Here is my hate list:

  1. Opportunists, Pretenders, Manipulators, Pessimists and Hypocrites.
  2. Liars, Cheats, Cowards, Bullies and Deceivers.
  3. People who lack integrity.
  4. People who cannot own their mistakes.
  5. People with no sense of humor.
  6. People who ill-treat and abuse children.
  7. Parents who do not have time for their children.
  8. Children who disrespect and ill-treat their parents.
  9. People who place their career before their family.
  10. Men who treat women badly and women who treat men shabbily.
  11. People who are not punctual.
  12. Cats.
  13. Ignorance and Laziness.
  14. People who accept failure without even trying.
  15. People who do not handle books with care, love and respect.
  16. Piracy.
  17. People who take credit of the work done by others.
  18. Corrupt Politicians and Bureaucrats.
  19. Religious fanatics.
  20. People who give advice on topics they don’t have any expertise.
  21. Snobs (especially who ill-treat and abuse their employees and subordinates).
  22. People who judge others.
  23. People who don’t react to injustice.
  24. Spam.
  25. Concrete Jungles (I need to see some greenery).
  26. People who splurge.
  27. Overdressed people (especially men/women covered in gold).
  28. People who are not neat and who do not keep the home and workplace neat.
  29. Bad breath.
  30. People who do not respect other’s privacy.
  31. People who don’t keep their promises.
  32. Terrorists–people and countries–who kill innocents.
  33. Outdated laws, corrupt officials and painfully slow judicial system.
  34. Inferior education system and people who turn education into an ‘only-for-profit’ industry.
  35. Teachers who can’t do justice to their jobs thus jeopardizing the future of their students.
  36. Doctors who don’t care about their patients and whose only motive is money.
  37. Strikes and Bandhs for stupid reasons and forcibly imposed Hartals.
  38. Sarcasm.
  39. People who can’t appreciate others.
  40. Insincere compliments.

I am supposed to pass on this tag. I would like the following people to take is tag: James, Anu, Geo, Chackochan, Poison and Paresh.


  1. rocksea said,

    February 14, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    let me tell you one thing. you were asked to post on things you hate and i see you have mentioned “people who …” for almost all 40 in the list. it seems you hate a lot of people! do you? shall i better suppose that you must have said smtg like i hate opportunism, pessimism, hypocricy like that like that? or it could have better said like ‘i hate it when people are not punctual’. ya itz all abt restructuring and consequent interpretation. otherwise it seems you hate everyone in the world! for some one or the other ought to have some of the -ve qualities you mentioned.

    ya again i presume you mentioned the qualities and not people 🙂

  2. Unnikrishnan G Nair said,

    February 14, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    I came to here through Silverine’s and Chackochan’s blogs. I was reading through your blogs, when I read this article. I figured that I will be one who will be hated by you. For I am late for most of the time (Number 11), as for this I have an explanation, I was born late by a week, my mom’s delivery date was supposed to be a week earlier than my birth date!! And I am quite lazy (partly number 13). My bedroom is a mess and I clean it only once in a fortnight, but by the time it would in a complete mess (number 28) and promises are something that I find hard to keep (number 31)!! So I think I would be hated by many who will identify to your lists!!:-( Okay, lemme try to change myself!!

  3. silverine said,

    February 14, 2006 at 6:41 pm


    I get the feeling that this is one tag that most of us will agree with on most points. Amazing list!! I wish I could list more…this was such an easy tag to do and like you said, a little creepy because I didn’t realise till I listed it that I hated so many things 🙁

  4. Paresh said,

    February 14, 2006 at 8:44 pm

    This is the first time I’ve been tagged. I hope it is easy come to with hate-list.

  5. Paresh said,

    February 14, 2006 at 8:54 pm

    BTW, you’ve got a long list of people to hate. Most of them match my character. I wish to know your likings, so that I know where I stand.

  6. Alexis Leon said,

    February 14, 2006 at 11:11 pm

    rocksea: I do hereby solemnly affirm that I don’t hate ‘a lot of people’. But I will be lying, if I don’t admit that I really hate a few, for various reasons. But that number is less than five, very small a number when compared to the people I love and respect 🙂

    Yes, I can write (in fact I have already written) ‘I hate it when people are not punctual’. But what should I say when someone is always late? I can understand if someone is late because of some reason. Today, with everybody carrying mobile phones, is it too much to expect for someone to call and tell that he/she will be late? 🙁

    Everybody has some of the negative points that I mentioned. I definitely do. But I try to change the negative points. Also there are various degrees of hatred. It can range from a minor annoyance to anger to pure unadulterated hatred. My feelings usually tend to occupy on the lower side of the scale except in very rare cases.

    Unni: Thanks for visiting my blog. You don’t have to worry. There are not many who are identifying with my list 🙂 I liked you explanation for being late 😉

    Silverine: First it was an easy tag. Second time was more difficult :-).

    Paresh: Coming up with a hate list is not as easy as it seems 🙂 I am not taking another tag on ‘things I like.’ Don’t worry; you are on my best friends list 😉

  7. Paresh said,

    February 15, 2006 at 12:55 am

    Thanks!! The revised version looks brighter

  8. James Bright said,

    February 15, 2006 at 1:20 am

    Sorry for being late. I am in the Medical admissions Unit at the moment and was very busy and tired!. I haven’t understood clearly to do what precisely! Sorry for being stupid! What am I supposed to do after taking the tag?
    I am very happy to see that you have many new visitors to your blog, my dear.

  9. Alexis Leon said,

    February 15, 2006 at 9:38 am

    James: Is the Medical admissions unit something similar to the emergency ward here, or is it something totally different. From you description, I get a feeling that it is high pressure job.

    Regarding the tag, you have to list the things (things, not people) that you hate and you should then pass the tag to people whose opinion you want to hear.

  10. rocksea said,

    February 15, 2006 at 10:36 am

    😀 alexis, i know that you meant the same earlier. and most of us must have hated somebody sometime for smtg. and most of us dont hate everyone out there.

    now it is easy to associate with the list cuz it’s mostly -ve qualities.. haha, you added Tags too. lucky you dont have ‘comments’ in the list . anyways cats are ok for me.

    i keep a lot of books, have a small library and i hate it when people take the books to their home and return it (or never) after years of pleading from me, as a tattered-pages missing-book

  11. Alexis Leon said,

    February 15, 2006 at 10:59 am

    rocksea: There is one thing that we have in common. Books. I too have a small library (about 10,000 books I bought during the last 25- 30 years). I never allow anyone to take the books out of my room. That way I can keep an eye on how they are handled. But I hate to see books being handled without respect, even if it is done by the owner of book.

  12. James Bright said,

    February 15, 2006 at 2:27 pm

    Yes, you are right, the medical patients from the accident and emergency comes to the medical admissions unit. We have to stabilise them further and do all the necessary investigations like scans, blood tests, ecgs etc + the appropriate management. We only keep them for few days with us. If someone is not improving, they will be transferred to the respective wards. There will be a constant flow of patients all the time. It is a highly pressurising job unfortunately.
    And at the end of the day, you are good for nothing!
    I wiil take that tag very soon.

  13. -poison- said,

    February 15, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    du hasst mich……….. 🙁
    i am laziness personified and a lot of other things in ur hit list 😀
    will do the tag soon 🙂

  14. Suji said,

    February 15, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    Nice long list of things you hate. But come to think of it…..the things you like would be just as long…..cos, wont it be just the opposite of what you hate.

  15. Alexis Leon said,

    February 15, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    James: But James you are saving lives and that is what makes you profession so noble and your work so rewarding. Bone tired, I agree, but very satisfied, I am sure.

    All the best doc. Posts can wait. Human life is more important 🙂

    -poison-: Sie sind nicht in meiner Hassliste…. 🙂

    I am waiting to see a hate list that does not contain the things that I have mentioned!

    Suji: That is an interesting thought. Yes, it will be a longer list. Because I love more things than I hate. Thank you

  16. rocksea said,

    February 15, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    ya experience taught me. so what did i do before coming here? we made a sliding glass screen for the shelf (to make it less easier) and also put a register. with a condition that whoever takes a book sign in it. anyways i like people taking the books to read, i feel thatz what books are for.. so i encourage some of my cousins to take home n read..

  17. VENUS said,

    February 16, 2006 at 3:30 am

    Spams, though I don’t like ’em, I like ’em in a sense! spammers are the ones who at least make you feel happy for a moment that there is a new email in your inbox!

  18. Chacko said,

    February 16, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    😀 ….. i have posted my hate list .. a small one … BTW i have used “people” in my list.. lets see what happens

  19. James Bright said,

    February 17, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    Your hate list is very elaborate and it is covering almost everything!

  20. Paresh said,

    February 19, 2006 at 4:21 am

    I’ve posted mine