25 Things That Are Hard To Accept In 2012

1. The fact that midnight is the official start of a new day, instead of whenever you wake up.

2. Mothers and fathers only receive one day of celebration per year, while sharks get an entire week.

3. Cell phones have essentially wiped out the option of pushing someone into the pool.

4. Not knowing how to spell something, and realizing that you may just have to replace it with another word.

5. Blackberriesare done. They’ve failed to provide sufficient technological improvements, and are the cell phone equivalent of Myspace.

6. Getting cozy in bed, then realizing you have to get up to do something.

7. As important as your call to a company is, you’ll still probably be forced to listen to fifteen minutes of smooth jazz while you hold for the next available representative.

8. Many relationships nowadays don’t feel genuinely official, until it says it on Facebook.

9. Having your voice recorded and hearing it played back. You’ll cringe and wonder if you really sound that way all the time.

10. Non-alcoholic beer and decaffeinated coffee are actual products sold in stores.

11. Fixing things is rarely ever as easy as blowing into videogame cartridges was throughout the 90s.

12. Multiple trips to bring groceries inside of the house. Instead, we’ll struggle with 20 bags in each hand, as long as it means one journey.

13. Friends who eat brownies, washed down with Mountain Dew, and other awful sh-t — but remain outrageously skinny or in-shape.

14. The unspoken fact that a text message stating nothing but the phrase, “LOL,” means the conversation is entirely over.

15. Boredom and hunger being basically indistinguishable.

16. Being in the middle of telling a great story, and realizing that nobody is paying attention.

17. Tyler Perry is going to continue making movies, and Nickelback is going to continue making music. (And they’ll probably continue to be highly successful — so if you don’t enjoy ’em, don’t watch or listen.)

18. Your cell phone falling to the ground will almost always draw more concern from others than you tripping or slipping, and going for a tumble.

19. When you are strongly attracted to a person but they don’t reciprocate those feelings, and they’re just not going to — no matter what you do.

20. LeBron James is currently the greatest basketball player in the world, and he’s got a championship ring to back it up.

21. Continuously high gas prices.

22. Even higher orange juice prices. I mean, seriously, the vitamin C can’t help our bodies out too much if we lose an arm and a leg every time we buy a carton.

23. Christian Bale’s Batman voice. It’s tragic that Batman himself is the worst aspect of Batman movies.

24. When it’s 8:01 and you’re scheduled to be at work at 8:00, so you should probably get out of bed.

25. Season finales with epic cliffhangers or brilliant storylines that leave us wanting more… Yeah, I’m looking at you, Walking Dead. TC Mark

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  • hrfe

    Blackberries aren’t done in the professional realm.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.reiter30 Eric Reiter

      Pretty much every company now lets you get your mail on an iPhone/Android. Bonus, you can actually open excel files on Android, not in Blackberry. So yeah, they are done in the professional realm as well.

  • Morgan

    Being from CLE- #20 made me tear up.
    But I about nodded in agreement to this entire list. Snaps to you.

    “17. Tyler Perry is going to continue making movies, and Nickelback is going to continue making music. (And they’ll probably continue to be highly successful — so if you don’t enjoy ‘em, don’t watch or listen.)”

  • http://gravatar.com/cykotyk Cykotyk

    I’m looking at a Game of Thrones with that

    • Hry


  • Sam

    You could always just read the Walking Dead comic books.

  • j

    24 is my life. (I’m actually going nowhere)

  • Tuff Stuff

    How dare you say that about blackberries!? A blackberry saved my life!! IT SAVED. MY. LIFE! Maybe you should do some actual research before publishing such nonsense.

    • Robert

      I am very intrigued…. do share! :D

    • herp derp

      where in the research would one find blackberries’ life-saving qualities? is there a wikipedia page for that?

      • Tuff Stuff

        Google! “do blackberrys save lives?” I’m surprised the results page isn’t just a simple “YES.”

  • Abigail

    I hate how much I agree with this. Well done!

    • Stuffy Smith

      What do you mean, “well done”? Does this list make you laugh or think at all? I assume you are about 16 years old and think anything written on the web is interesting and “well done.”

      • Jolene

        Wow, get the stick out of your ass. Why must you shit on her praise because she didn’t flesh out an entire thesis backing up why she liked and agreed with this list? Slow your roll.

  • shannon

    this has nothing to do with 2012 and is overall pretty freaking inane. wtf, thought catalog. stop letting stupid shit get published.

    • Tuff Stuff

      Yeah, and do your blackberry research!

      • Stuffy Smith

        Dear ThoughtCatalog,

        Your site is awful because you employ dumb writers who have NOTHING to say. I guess it’s a good business model though since, for every idiotic article, you get 30 comments congratulating the author (you know, like in grade school) and plenty of dumb people share this steaming pile of dung on Facebook. On second thought, don’t change a thing! Peddle to the idiots and bring down the entire level of intelligent discussion online!

  • http://www.markdoesmarketing.com Mark

    Yeahhhh, most of this shit has nothing to do with 2012. Most of it wasn’t even funny.

  • Garrett

    what happened to thought catalog actually posting articles that provoked thoughts in their readers small minds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/koolwhp Bobby Szorady

    26. No hoverboards yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dalia.asfoor Dalia Asfoor

    Can relate to all of the above.

    • Stuffy Smith

      What do you mean, “Can relate to all of the above”? You mean you have heard of these trite observations before or do they really hit home with you and make you re-evaluate your outlook of the year 2012.

  • http://fuckyou.org Boswell

    I can’t believe you took the time to write this out. Even less so that I took the time to read half of it. Dear god.

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  • Björn

    This should just have been called “25 Things That Are Hard to Accept”. It’s got nothing to do with the year 2012. For example, non-alcoholic beer has been on the market since the sixties.

  • http://gravatar.com/elizabethberry0 Elizabeth

    1. Research In Motion is coming out with an entirely new operating system next year, so, as many have pointed out above, do your research.

    2. Don’t you dare touch Batman.

    • Welp

      They’re coming out with a new mobile OS about 4 years too late. They released a prototype and made a huge deal about it, only to confirm that they will not be producing any BB10 devices until Q3 or Q4. If you think that this OS update is timely, you are clearly in the minority.

    • http://gravatar.com/mschlichting mschlichting

      My hard to accept thing in 2012 is that people are so attached to faceless, voiceless, cold pieces of plastic, like you are.

      That goes for RIM and Batman.

  • Yikes

    This reads like a list of bad “observational comedy” style facebook ‘like’ pages.
    I dont find it illuminating or informative. This site has really gone downhill…

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  • yummybearbear

    Reblogged this on don't worry, be happy. and commented:
    This list is so damn true and imo, it applies to the world that we are living in right now (not only in 2012).

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    “Getting cozy in bed, then realizing you have to get up to do something.”

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    Reblogged this on leydicu.

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