Today’s prompt is to write about my top 5 pet peeves which is not very hard at all. I’m sure we all will have fun with this topic because I don’t know a single person that doesn’t have a pet peeve.
Talking on the cell phone while driving and not paying attention to what you are doing. Seriously there is no reason to have that thing up to your ear and your hand holding it while you are driving. The light turned green and it isn’t getting any greener just drive.
Please stay in your lane, just because you are important enough to get a phone call does not mean you are important enough to swerve over into my lane while driving and then get mad at me. Stay over there I have kids in my car. If your phone is making you do that there are other devices so your hands can stay on the wheel and you can pay attention to the road. You have absolutely no excuse to try to kill my family.
Chewing ice– Ugh the sound goes right through me. Maybe it stems from the time my back tooth actually popped (exploded) and ever since I can’t stand that sound. Yes, chewing ice sounds like a tooth breaking. If you must chew ice I beg you to do it in another room because as nice as I am I just want to hit you.
Telemarketers- I don’t care if you are calling me or if I call a service. First, if a machine calls my house one more time for M. Wages I am going to scream. I have done everything I can think of to get this number to stop calling me but it is a machine and it does not give you the option to say this is the wrong number. Ugh. Help?
I’ve had this number for over 2 years so to hear this lady’s messages drives me nuts. Her own family doesn’t believe me. Second, when I call about my service I do not want to be transferred to someone that barely speaks English. I do not know any other language and when your accent is so strong that I can’t understand anything you are saying get me in touch with someone else. Big pet peeve of mine, I’d rather just hang up but obviously, I’m calling for a real reason so I can’t.
People coming up to me when they see my kids and asking me for money. I live in a town that has a lot of transients around the fast-food restaurants and they wait across the street (in the parking lot you have to park in) They typically will go up to only a select few and for some reason I am this magnet but they won’t come up to me when I am alone, only when I have my little ones with me. By this I mean they avoid even making eye contact when I am with my older two children, maybe because at 6ft tall my son looks scary? Either way, if you can’t ask me with my bigger kids or have a sign in front of you don’t come up to me like that. I am going to protect my kids and totally shoot you down. If you think by scaring me will work you are dead wrong, especially when I see you eating better than others in town.
Showing up late. I, myself cannot show up late to anything so when someone does it to me it drives me nuts. I get that life happens and when it does you should attempt to call the person. I’ve actually had someone 3 hours late to a party. Yes, that long. When I knew I was going to be 3 minutes late I called them up to apologize but told them approximately how late I’d be, I said 5 minutes giving me cushion to get there earlier if I could make it through the lights. If I know I am going to show up late I will consider not going at all. Yes, that is me. Either on time or not at all. Unless like I said it is by a few minutes and I know the person doesn’t start things on time. But give a person a call to let them know.
What are your biggest pet peeves?
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