Saturday, May 11, 2013

31 Things: Day 11: 10 pet peeves

I got some of these from a previous post I did last month on the same topic and just added to it. I'm including the full list with explanations because it was too much to fit on one panel.

When people stop the microwave a few seconds before it is supposed to go off and then just leave the time on there. Just hit clear and set it back to normal. What am I going to do with your leftover 2 seconds?

When people turn off the automatic lights at work. Last year they upgraded us to automatic lights to try and save electricity or something and they are nice but some people have not made the adjustment and will turn the light off with the button. Which is fine until I walk into the room and the lights don't come on automatically and I have fumble around in the dark for the lights.

When anyone touches my face or tries to turn my head for me. My son does this a lot and it drives me crazy. I don't know why but it just sets me off. I am always asking him to stop touching or turning my face.

When a driver passes me up by speeding and then turns about a mile down the road forcing me to come to a complete stop or slow down significantly. Really? REALLY!? This person honestly could not wait for another mile. Just don't do that. I don't want to have to stop because you got impatient.

When I am reading a book but someone decides to talk to me anyway. Seriously I am doing something here. I am too polite to say something but rest assure that I am thinking bad things about the interrupting person.

When I have to repeat myself multiple times. I hate that so much. Once or twice again but don't make me say it more than that because it shows that you are not paying attention in the first place.

When someone prolongs class or the workshop you are in with inane questions. Everyone else is starting to pack up, the teacher asks “Any questions?”  Clearly that is just cursory and we are all ready to go but there is always one person who has to be a jerk and ask a question. Maybe ask after class so everyone else can leave.

Being stuck behind couponers. Look I get that you are saving so much money and I applaud you for it but I just want to buy my chips and go. Some couponers are gracious knowing they will be a while; others are jerks who don’t care about anyone else. I am always stuck behind the latter.

People who don't know the difference between its/it’s and they’re /their/there and to/too/two. That drives me crazy. In the same vein, people who use too many ellipses when they are writing especially on Facebook.

The phrases “Not to be mean” or “No offense” but clearly everything that comes after is meant to be either mean or offensive.

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