One of the things I strive for in life is positivity. Before my little blip of misery, I saw the world very much through the eyes of a child – rose-tinted and full of wonder.
That said, I’m only human and I have my downfalls; those things that never fail to wind me up and get my rage levels hitting maximum. We’ve all got our pet peeves in life and today I’m sharing mine…
People Who Don’t Stop At Zebra Crossings
I’m at the side of the road. I’m waiting for you to stop so I can cross. You look at me, you see I’m there, then keep your foot on the accelerator and zip on by. Why?? It would take me less than 5 seconds to cross the road, surely you aren’t in that much of a rush!
Taking Up 2 Seats On Public Transport
I commute to and from London every day and I’m mega conscious of how much space I take up, so when I see people using two seats in peak time it makes my internal rage gauge hit top level. You want to use 2 seats, pay 2 fares.
‘Reply All’ On Emails
One question: Are you talking to me? If the answer is no, then ‘reply’ will do you just fine buddy.
Mobile Phone Keypad Tones
Abbreviating Things That Don’t Need Abbreviating
For example, IYSWIM = if you see what I mean. If it takes me 10 minutes to decipher what you’re trying to say to me, then the chances are I’ve lost interest in what you’re trying to say to me.
Lack of Bar Manners
You’re in a pub or club and you’re waiting at the bar. You’ve been standing there for ages, gradually thirsting to death as you wait to be served. The bartender comes free and says, “Who’s next?” and someone who has been waiting for less than 5 seconds waves their tenner at them and beckons them over. WHERE IS YOUR ETIQUETTE? THIS IS NOT HOW IT WORKS! Never come between a woman and her wine.
Hanging The Toilet Roll The Wrong Way
(Ben, I’m looking at you here).
Every time someone says “I should of told you” instead of “I should have told you” a fairy loses a wing and I lose a tiny piece of my mind.
I’m not talking rudeness as in being a bit fruity here – I’ve got both the language and the sense of humour of an old washerwoman – but rather I’m talking about people who are rude to others. I have very little time for anyone that treats another person with disrespect and rudeness is just so uncalled for.
Pushy Boarders on Planes
We’ve all been there; you’re shuffling down the teeny aisle of a plane, attempting to shoehorn yourself into your seat at the same time as cramming your belongings into the overhead locker, when suddenly you’re hit by Tsunami Sue and Bulldozer Bill from behind who are seemingly attempting to pass their way through your physical body to get to their seat. Not being funny, but we’re all inside the same metal tube so we’re all taking off at the same time; there is literally no rush and shoving your travel case into the small of my back isn’t going to make me move any faster.
I could probably list another dozen here but I think that’ll do for now – do any of these wind you up? What are your pet peeves?
Read my other Blogtober posts here and be sure to pop back tomorrow for Blogtober #15: Who/What Inspires Me