Oh, life. Full of rainbows and roses and shiny, happy things. Also? Full of thunderclouds and thorns and really really annoying things. You know what I'm tawkin' about. We all have our list of stuff that drives us crazy. In JoAnn From Bensonhurst's case, most of that stuff happens when she's doing routine -- one might say mundane -- household chores, the kind of things we all do as moms. It's not surprising. She's our very own version of a real (not desperate) housewife here at CafeMom Studios YouTube Channel. One with a very pronounced Brooklyn accent.
Anyway, the things that annoy JoAnn are probably very similar to the things that annoy you too. They range from telemarketers ("They should actually be auctioneers. They talk so fast that before it hits your brain after it hits your ear, you're tellin' the guy yes") to grocery scanners ("I don't deal with robots") and so many other irritants in between. You should hear what she has to say about cable TV ...
Subtle, right? Especially that whole sexual innuendo or double entendre or whatever it was during her rant about the accusation that her box -- her cable box, you pervert -- was old. I can just hear Beavis and Butthead grunt-laughing in the background: "She said box! Hehheheheh."
But really now, we know JoAnn is anything but subtle, and we love her for it. She has a sense of humor as she kvetches. You can't argue with her, either. Telemarketers and the cable guys who make you run your own tests when your cable's out and non-human grocery scanners and the astronomical price of milk and drivers who talk on cell phones and dogs named Gizmo that poop in the house out of spite are really really annoying. I'm sure you have plenty of other things to add to the list, too. I know I do.
She also, in true JoAnn fashion, has some advice in between all the bleeped-out obscenities -- everything from turning the tables on telemarketers and asking them stupid questions to breastfeeding your whole family so you don't have to buy overpriced milk at the store. Wait, what?
Anyhow, next time you're going about your business and one of those frustrations threatens to ruin your whole day, just think of JoAnn and laugh. Laugh until your stomach hurts and tears are streaming down your face. Laugh your way right through the part where your blood is boiling and you want to smack someone upside the head. I guarantee you'll have more fun than you ever thought you could doing those boring, old, annoying-to-the-nth-degree household chores.
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has been a writer and editor for various celebrity, lifestyle, and news sites before joining The Stir. Her guilty TV pleasures are old sitcoms, The Bachelorette, and Days of Our Lives; she knows she deserves to be judged for all three. She's half-Australian, a tidbit she may throw into casual conversation. Just for fun.