Wednesday, September 3, 2008
What gets you peeved?
We're talking about pet peeves today. I want to give everyone a chance to rant. What drives you CRAZY? Little or big. I have a pretty extensive list but for today I'll just share a few of the biggies with you.
1. People who are ALWAYS late. Yes, I know things come up and there are excuses for being late from time to time. I'm not perfect myself. I've been late, I'll be late but I'm talking people who are late EVERY time you do something with them. Drives me nuts. Seriously. This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I think they have to WORK to be late that often. I mean, you can't tell me they can't be on time at least half the time.
2. People who will wait in their car, holding up a line while someone else unpacks their cart, puts their cart away and then gets into their car to leave so they can have their parking spot. Its different if you have an injury or something like that but if you're healthy it doesn't hurt to walk a little bit. If someone is getting into their car, that's different, I'll wait. Otherwise I can park, walk into the store and start my shopping in less time than it takes to sit and wait for a parking spot ten spaces away to open up. The other day I was at wal-mart. A big ole SUV was parked behind me while I was trying to pull out of my spot! You see they were waiting for another person to unload their cart. There were cars behind them so they couldn't back up to try for my space instead so they waited. Who cared that I wanted to leave? Who cared that three more cars were behind them? They had to sit there making everyone else wait just so they didn't have to walk an extra fifty feet. GRRRR.
3. Bad manners. I'm big on manners. I teach my kids please, thank you, no thanks, excuse me etc. I think good manners are very important. It drives me crazy to meet an adult who has worse manners than my four year old. When I'm in the grocery store and an adult practically runs down my four year old with a shopping cart only to have my four year old say excuse me and the adult not reply DRIVES ME CRAZY! In some ways it makes me feel like I'm teaching my daughter to let people walk all over her. That's what ends up happening because she has good manners (most of the time :))
Enough ranting from me. Now the stage is yours! Don't leave me out here by myself sharing all my pet peeves. I want to hear what gets YOU peeved?