Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday 5 - Nagging

Oooohhh...this week's Friday 5 is a good one.  It sort of resonates with me, because I have a practically pathological fear of being seen as a nag.  Like, sometimes to the point where I let things go too long, just because I don't want to be seen as nagging.  Join me now, as we explore this issue...

1.  What kinds of nagging injuries do you have?  I'm happy and relieved to say that I have no nagging injuries.  *looks around furtively for some wood to knock on...*

2.  What long-procrastinated task is nagging at you lately? Well, I guess at the moment that would be calling to make an appointment for Handsome Lad to have his sports physical.  Don't quite know why I haven't done it yet.  I will though, promise.

3. In what way have you been a nag to someone else?  Well, as I mentioned in my little prologue I tend to be cautious...even overly cautious, about pushing someone into actionMaybe my kids see me as a nag if I ask them about their homework more than once.  Or maybe I seem naggy when I am trying to get them up in the morning.  Other than that, I think I'm in the clear here.
4.  Who in your life is a world-class nag?  Fortunately for me, no one really fits that bill!  I guess the closest would be when Handsome Lad or Girlie Girl really want something from me....they can be a bit persistent.  Back in the day WTG could be a nag, but that is all behind us.  Whew!

5.  Nag is such an ugly word. What would be a nicer way to describe someone who exhibits nagging tendencies?  Maybe they could be called...a motivational speaker!  Just there to get you going, thank you very much :-)

Not to nag or anything, but I do expect you'll get out and have a great that too much to ask?  Increase the peace :-)


secret agent woman said...

I try to avoid nagging, too. It's an annoying characteristic to be sure. But with kids, sometimes you have to!

laura b. said...

So true, Secret, sometimes it is necessary. It's all just part of my extreme conflict avoidance.

Tara said...

Oh man, I should've done this one! I still might, even though it'll be late.

That is such a cute T-shirt!

Nagging I stubbed my pinky toe on a box last week and I thought I broke it. Then just as it was healing I hit it again.

I nagged the car salesman the other day. Not about cars, but he just graduated from college and confessed that he interviewed for a CPA position. I told him to give the guy a call and to thank the guy for the interview. I reminded him a few more times to give the guy a call, so I hope he listened.

Pamela said...

Ah, motivational speaker. That's great.

laura b. said...

Tara: I think Friday 5 works anytime :-)

Your poor pinky toe! That guy is taking such a beating lately! There is probably a perpetual flinch going on each time you get up to walk around.

haha! I love that you nagged the car salesman to follow up. Stuff like that makes even more of a difference in today's job market, so if he gets that job he should give you a thank you call too.

NoRegrets: A lot nice, right? :-D

Churlita said...

I am so not a nag. I've actually dated guys who wanted me to nag them more. I feel like if you're an adult, you should know what you need to get done and it's not my job to continually remind you. Now, my kids are a different story...

laura b. said...

Churlita: I so agree...adults need to be adults and not expect me to be their voice of doom or whatever! And whatever you are doing with your kids is obviously working :-)

BrightenedBoy said...

1. I have a very low tolerance for nagging, giving that my parnets' incessant nagging (which in their case was really more harassment than nagging) over trivial issues was the plague of my adolescence.

2. I have been meaning to devote more time to the story I've been posting on my blog. I have enjoyed your feedback, by the way.

3. I have had to nag my father endlessly over my tuition money. He makes more than enough to easily pay the bill for my schooling but still balks at doing so, a reality which I have found consistently infuriating.

4. My mother and grandmother are huge naggers, though my mother has taken great strides toward ameliorating the quality.

5. Prodder would be a nicer term than nagger.

laura b. said...

BrightenedBoy: Thank you for your answers! Like you, I don't get pleasure out of having to nag. It does seem, though, that some people feel a strong need to do it...I wonder if it is rewarding for them in some way? Prodder...that's better :-) Oh, and I'm enjoying your story a great deal! Thanks for continuing to post it as you progress!