From your overwhelming workload, to the country’s current state of affairs, and the ever-worsening global climate crisis, dealing with period pains, petty office gossip, and nosy titas might pale in comparison, but they sure are annoying as hell nonetheless. And when these little nuisances stack up, they can really mess with your flow.

Handle things like the #girlboss you are. Let that frustration out while letting some of that feistiness trickle through by taking a page (or two) from our favorite strong, confident women on TV.

Annoying Situation #1: When you haven’t gotten your caffeine fix yet and people ask you what’s wrong

Deal with it à la: Annie Edison from Community

The sass-packed line: “EVERYTHING.”


(All 6 seasons available on HOOQ)

Annoying Situation #2: When a random stranger insists on talking to you on the bus when you have your headphones on and clearly do not wish to be disturbed

Deal with it à la: Jane Villanueva from Jane the Virgin

The sass-packed line: “I hope this story has a point.”


(Season 1 available on Netflix)

Annoying Situation #3: When your friends poke fun at your usual order of extra hot double shot flat white, with steamed half-and-half instead of milk, a pump of vanilla...oh, and hold the foam

Deal with it à la: Emily Locke from Powerless

The sass-packed line: “I just know what I want. I don’t need to settle.”

It’s your regular; you need it, you love it, and you just won’t have it any other way.


(Airs Fridays, 8:30pm on ETC)

Annoying Situation #4: When you overhear people two cubicles away gossiping about Tina from accounting’s baby daddy first thing in the morning

Deal with it à la: Jessica Jones from Jessica Jones

The sass-packed line: “Self-respect. Get some.”


(Season 1 available on Netflix)

Annoying Situation #5: When Client sends an e-mail at 8:55 pm and asks if you can hand in the revised materials by 6 am the next day

Deal with it à la: Sophie Kachinsky from 2 Broke Girls

The sass-packed line: “I only need 3 hours of sleep a night.”

Although, I haven’t even gotten that much sleep for the past week now. But you know. Sure.


(Airs Tuesdays, 4pm via satellite; 7:30pm primetime on ETC, Seasons 1-5 available on iFlix)

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Annoying Situation #6: When your boss demands to know what you were doing over the weekend and why you weren’t answering his calls

Deal with it à la: Sheila Hammond from Santa Clarita Diet

The sass-packed line: “How ‘bout it’s none of your effin’ business?”

Okay, maybe it’s best not say this aloud.


(Currently on its first season available on Netflix)

Annoying Situation #7: When you’re PMS-ing so bad and your boss asks why you’re calling in sick

Deal with it à la: Max Black from 2 Broke Girls

The sass-packed line: “Because I’m dead inside.”


Annoying Situation #8: When people ask you why you work so much

Deal with it à la: Jessica Jones from Jessica Jones

The sass-packed line: “I’m just trying to make a living. You know booze costs money. Usually.”

Yeah, let them wonder if you really meant that or not.


Annoying Situation #9: When you’re all dressed up and it suddenly rains on the one day you forgot to bring your umbrella

Deal with it à la: Rebecca Pearson from This Is Us

The sass-packed line: “Got it. Awesome. Thank you.”


(Airs Wednesdays, 3pm via satellite; 9pm primetime on 2nd Avenue)

Annoying Situation #10: When you finally get to take the night off to catch Coldplay live, and your phone stops video recording in the middle of Fix You because the memory’s full

Deal with it à la: Emily Locke from Powerless

The sass-packed line: “Oh, sure. I get it. You know, I built you up too much in my head. I did the same thing with the Hobbit movies.”


Annoying Situation #11: When you go out to watch a movie solo, and the ticket booth lady gives you a weird look

Deal with it à la: Jess Day from New Girl

The sass-packed line: “I’m single, and I’m sufficient!”


(Airs Wednesdays, 2:30pm via satellite; 7:30pm primetime on ETC, Seasons 1-5 available on iFlix)

Annoying Situation #12: When the guy who chatted you up at the bar brings up how he’s turned off by women who just looove makeup

Deal with it à la: Jessica Pearson from Suits

The sass-packed line: “Your opinion doesn’t matter to me.”


The kicker? He actually said he’s glad you’re not one of them. Oh, if he only knew how much makeup you’re actually wearing right now. #time #effort #flawless #makeupmasterpiece #byeboy!

(Airs Thursdays, 9pm primetime on 2nd Avenue, Season 1-5 on Netflix)

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Annoying Situation #13: When your mom tells you to block out next-next weekend for your annual family reunion

Deal with it à la: Kara Danvers from Supergirl

The sass-packed line: “I’m excited! This is me, excited.”


(Airs Tuesdays, 3pm via satellite; 8pm primetime on ETC, Seasons 1-2 on HOOQ)

Annoying Situation #14: When your tita from your lola’s sister asks why you’re still single

Deal with it à la: Jane Villanueva from Jane the Virgin

The sass-packed line: “Telenovelas have ruined romance for me.”


Annoying Situation #15: When you’re late for your spa appointment and some rude driver cuts in front of you without warning

Deal with it à la: Shirley Bennett from Community

The sass-packed line: “The Lord is testing me.”


Annoying Situation #16: When your ex decides to check in on how you’re doing out of the blue

Deal with it à la: Jess Day from New Girl

The sass-packed line: “Fine as hell.”


And then, follow it up with a chill,


BONUS! When your co-worker tries to throw you under the bus and take all the credit for your hard work

Deal with it à la: Connor Walsh from How to Get Away with Murder

The sass-packed line: “Good luck screwing me...”


Ultimate shut down for all haters served up by our favorite gay law student! #burn

(Season 1-2 available on Netflix)

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