Even if you are the most patient, kind person in the world, certainly there are things that get on your nerves, things that drive you crazy! I actually remember some of Ginger’s pet peeves: women that removed their shoes at a wedding, women that drank beer (haha), and when people hung pictures on the wall “too high”. There were more for sure, but the time is now, so here are my top 7 pet peeves in no particular order:
- The overuse of the word ‘like’. Have you noticed? Have you heard how often and improperly some say it? Sometimes I have heard it used as much as every other word in a conversation. “He was, like, and I, like, was going to, like, buy the dress, but like…” Speak proper English please!
- When you are paying with cash, and when giving you your change, they put the bills first into your hand, then immediately dump the coins on top, receipt on top of that. What the #$%*& am I supposed to do with that? Let me put the darn bills in my wallet before you hand me the coins!
- In a restaurant: “Are we ready to order?” ARGHH! No, you are not eating with us. It is not WE. You should be asking, “Are you ready to order?” Seems very patronizing to me, as if the waitress is speaking to a group of children. Ugh.
- Getting a cup of coffee. God forbid people don’t get their full money’s worth, so they fill the damn cup to the absolute top. No way to remove the lid without spilling it all over the place. Sometimes they ask “Do you want room for milk?” I hesitate – I don’t use milk, but maybe if I lie they won’t fill it to the top! Yes, yes!!! Leave room for milk! Argh.
- Pants dragging on the ground. Sloppy sloppy, looks so awful. Women, when you buy pants that are too long, get them hemmed! I once interviewed a woman for a management position on a rainy day whose pants were dragging a good two inches on the ground, with the bottoms soaking wet. There was no second interview.
- Those who go to an interview or other business meeting with a beverage in hand. Drink your coffee at home. Get your dripping jumbo coolata latte after the meeting. Is it a crutch? Are you addicted? Neither is a good impression.
- “Have a good one!” One? One what? Whatever happened to “Have a nice day!” or a simple “Thank you.”
When I recently was chatting with new friends on vacation and asked what their pet peeves were, one gentleman said that life is short, he prefers not to have pet peeves and instead just focuses on the good things in life. Well, YEAH! That’s an admirable attitude for sure, but c’mon, we’re human! Don’t things sometimes annoy you?