I don’t have many, but after the day I had, I have realized that there are a few things that really, really bug me.
1. Late people. This is pet peeve Numero Uno. And I’m not talking the occasional 15 minutes, or the perpetual 5 minutes. I’m talking about chronically late, the regularly 15 minutes or more late. This drives me crazy. What it communicates is that the offender is more important than whomever may be waiting for him or her. Do late people get this? Do all of you chronically late people understand that what you are are saying on a regular basis without coming right out and uttering the actual words is, “my time is more important than your time and therefore, it is okay for you to have to wait for me.” Aaaahhh! So, irritating!
2. Bad drivers. This really means slow, non-aggressive drivers. You don’t need to be a speed-racer. I’ve definitely slowed down since the insurance payments started coming out of my checking account. But, seriously, if traffic is passing you on the right, move over! And if you need to change lanes, signal and do it. Just commit and get it over with.
3. Condescending people. Now, those of you who have known me for a long time might be thinking, “Wow, if that’s not the pot calling the kettle black.” And yes, it is. I have been and still can be condescending and I know it and, despite what you all might think, I’m really trying to do better because I hate it when people do it to me, or my friends, or anyone, for that matter. It drives me insane. And it’s just rude. Please don’t treat my like I’m two. Please don’t give me advice I have not solicited. And for heaven’s sake, please don’t tell me what I will or won’t or should or shouldn’t think, feel, be, do, and I will do the same.
And since some of you are currently wondering why I have any friends at all, I will satisfy your curiosity. I pay them…lots and lots of money, which explains my spending problem.