Okay today is the most glorious day. A lovely cool breeze is blowing and causing all the lovely trees and palms to dance seductively in it’s wake. The blue, blue sky is draped in cotton candy and thoughts of sitting by the pool are very, very real!
So why is it then that all I can think of writing about are my pet peeves.
Oh well as I enjoy the day I will further indulge myself with a vent.
My favorite pet peeves- these are the ones I have been growing, nurturing, petting and grooming. They are in no particular order of importance:
Why can’t everyone respect my personal space.
I think people should be at least a person width from the other at all times. Especially in lines. Why is that I have to be running away from people hitch up under me the grocery line or any line for that matter. Crikey!
(Naturally this excludes friends and family)
4-way stop signs
Why is it that I am the only person in the country that gets the fact that if you reach to the stop sign first then you drive off first. This drives me mad.
If you don’t like people why are you serving people.
Customer service has to be one of my biggest peeves…. or shall I say the lack of it. I absolutely dislike going into a store and feeling as if I am disturbing the sales people. My most favorite story of late is going into a clothing store in my beloved land of Trinidad and having first been ignored and hastily brushed off by one set of clerks I found this woman who seemed available and approachable and asked my question and she before answering my question reaches into her pocket and pulls out a pear, bites into it and then answered my question! No more comments on this peeve.
Why do doctors /dentists have you make an appointment and you still have to sit and wait for over an hour to see them?
I wouldn’t even get started on this!
Older men and much younger women.
This one really ticks me off, and I don’t know why. My father is ten years older than my mother so one would think that I would be cool with the age difference. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for some reason bugs me, I guess when you do the math, he can easily have fathered her (mind you if he had started at 17 or is he 20 years older? hmmm) I have a friend right now whose girlfriend is 17-18 years younger than him and as much as I like her, I can’t stop referring to her as the youngun. And yes yes i know old soul and young souls they mesh etc. To me it is simply peevish.
Don’t second guess me!
I’ll use this as an example : My husband loves to do this. Now I am a graphic designer by profession so one can say that I am intimate with PhotoShop and like applications. Can you believe that he loves to tell me how to design as well as how to use photoshop! Yes he has a creative flair, but he is a financial investor– he deals in stocks and money. SIGH!
But my biggest peeve to date is that I allow myself to be peeved by the things I have listed here today. Sad!!
So what are some of your pet peeves?