Pet Peeves Pt. Deux
From time to time my pet peeves tend crop up over a short period time. To the point where I’m not able to recover from the one before it. A couple of months ago I did a pet peeves list, which you can find here. It feels like between Sunday and yesterday every pet peever I have and ones I didn’t know I have were thrown at me.
- People that don’t cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze — I just recently had someone cough on me. I was standing in line and this woman was behind me and coughed. I felt hot damp air on the back of my neck, but the kicker was she didn’t do it just once she did it twice. I turned around and proceeded to say to her, “please kindly cover your mouth when you cough.” And she looked at me like I was wrong for correcting her bad behavior. I thought this was something our parents taught us when we were children.
- People who don’t wash their hands after they use the bathroom — Sadly I see way to many grown women leaving the bathroom and not practicing this simplest form of hygiene. These are the same bats that suggest potlucks and want to bring something that they have mix up with their hands. Then wonder why you don’t eat their food. Thanks but no thanks.
- Cell Yell in close quarter (i.e. public transportation, restaurants, office space) — This is by far one of my biggest pet peeves. It’s bad enough you’re talking on your cell phone in places you probably really shouldn’t be, but for the love of all don’t exacerbate it by yelling. Firstly, I don’t care to hear your part of the conversation. Secondly, if you are unable to use inside voices than please wait until you get outside to have your conversation.
- Bad breath you have to dodge
- Christians that quote Bible scripture like, “do to others what you would have done to you.” Then they turn around and stab you and anybody else in the back
- People that are miserable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year — Really? Life isn’t that bad and if it is I have the name and number of a good therapist that can help you help yourself.
- Adults who act like toddlers — There is this one dude in my office who has more mood swings than all the women in my office combined and when he doesn’t get his way he literally throws a freakin’ temper tantrum and won’t speak to you.
- People on the train that “forgot” to shower and they tried to cover up their funk with cologne or perfume.
- Reply All — This is the devil. There should be a pop up that says, “is it really necessary to Reply to All” and if the responder clicks yes the mouse should emit an electro shock and another pop up that says, “Wrong answer, try again.”
- People who wait in line to order food, and then don’t know what they want — This happened to me yesterday at a food truck, which just so happens to be one of the most popular. They always have a line. I get in line right after this lady and when she gets up to the window she has no clue what she wants. Well, I can’t really say no idea. It was a taco truck, but she didn’t know whether she wanted a soft or hard shell, pork or chicken or steak or tofu, what toppings, nothing. How about you step aside and let those of that know what we want order and then when you figure it out you can order.