Some things just drive you a little crazy…


I’m taking on another DP challenge: Some habits or acts which drive me a little crazy.

I consider myself a relatively sane person (at least on the outside) πŸ™‚ and I really try not to let things bother me, especially little things. You know what’s funny though? It’s almost always the little things that bother you the most. How’s that for irony?

I’d say first on my list of pet peeves is lateness. In today’s world there is almost no excuse for not knowing what time it is. The time is on your mobile, computer, microwave, tablet, mp3 player, e-reader, it’s displayed in your car and for those of us who actually still wear watches for reasons other than fashion, the time is strapped right on your actual body. So *why* are some people tardy?

Be on time

Be on time

Things happen, I know. Traffic jams (isn’t that a popular one?), wardrobe malfunction, car trouble etc. This is why we should strive to allow for mishaps by being early for the appointed time, so that should something come up/happen you have a window of opportunity for a plan B or enough time to call well in advance and explain your situation and give the person who’s waiting a heads up.

My biggest issue with people who are *chronic late-comers* is that it gives the impression that they have no regard or respect for your time and that is just plain rude.

Another thing which can send me a little cuckoo is picking up after people. Hey, maybe I’m a neat freak…or whatever but it’s really annoying when people do not pick up after themselves. Of course I’m not referring to little children, even though some kids actually do pick up after themselves.

Whether in the work place or in the home, it grinds my gears when people leave stuff laying around. They will pick it up, use it then go about their merry way leaving their clutter behind them like Hansel and Gretel dropping crumbs in the forest. Do they put 5 bucks on the counter for the Domestic Fairy? Of course not! 😦

Domestic Fairy

Domestic Fairy

People who cough, sneeze or yawn without covering their mouths, drive me a little crazy. Growing up we were all taught to cover our mouths when we did these things. So what happened? Why sprinkle people’s faces and the atmosphere with our germs when it’s so much easier to cover your mouth or sneeze into the crook of your elbow?

I saw the movie Contagion a couple years ago and that really messed me up! :/ Let’s get back to basics and exhibit good manners and hygiene. πŸ™‚

Covered mouth

Covered mouth

You know what else drives me up a wall? Poor customer service. O-M-G! Have you ever walked into a place of business and the receptionist or customer service agent totally ignores you? They may be on the phone or having what is obviously a more important conversation with their co-worker than any they could have with you. These people act as if you’re an interruption to their scheduled programming as opposed to the reason they’re employed.

customer-service-cartoon-for-blog-post

 

 

 

They don’t seem to grasp the concept that a customer means business, business means profit and profit equals salary.*sigh*

 

I’ll wrap up my list of pet peeves with people who play their personal music for the public…whether the public wants to hear it or not. Have you ever been on a plane, bus, train or in a confined public space and there is that one person with their headphones on and you can hear the lyrics to the song from 10 feet away?

Loud headphones

Loud headphones

What’s the point of the headphones then? If you have your headphones on and the people around you feel as though they’re listening to surround sound, then it’s too loud. I love music as much as the next person but I don’t believe everyone should be subjected to whatever I’m listening to unless we’re having a party. πŸ™‚

 

 

What are some of your pet peeves? What habits drive you a little nutty?

Hit me up. (CN)

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/prompt-drives-me-crazy/

 

Here are some other posts from fellow bloggers and their pet peeves:

http://wrightouttanowhere.com/2014/03/31/pet-peeves/

http://3rdculturechildren.com/2014/03/31/what-drives-me-crazy/

http://vmtranblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/daily-prompt-she-drives-me-crazy/

 

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  9. There are so many of them I couldn’t figure which one(s) to rank at the top of the list because I find them all equally irritating. However, last night at work one of those “things” pushed me to the edge. It drives me nuts when people use the last of something and not refresh/replace it or mention that it needs replenishing, knowing that some else will need it.

    I’m at work setting up some microbial antibiotic susceptibility using diffusion technique: basically dropping a 6mm disk infused with the antibiotic of choice on a plate of bacteria and then observing the bacteria’s response. Each disk dispenser holds “A-amount” of disks and the 2nd to last disk has a big bold X stamped on it to let you know you are about to run out of disks (this is in addition to you being able to visually see the remaining disks). Anyway, I used the last of the disks and go the freezer to retrieve another dispenser – alas, there was none. Now I have to go retrieve some from the general storage freezer.

    Here is why it drove me nuts. The person who used the dispenser before me should have realized that not many disks are left and pull a full dispenser from the freezer. The person who pulled the last dispenser from the freezer should have restocked it.

    Oh, that and people who cram stuff at the end of page instead of flipping the page over or getting a new page.

    • Oh my goodness! I’d be annoyed as well. I can just imagine your annoyance!
      Then, when you say something about it…they will think you’re “making a big deal out of nothing”. Lol! Just exhale jay d, πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!

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