What IS a Pet Peeve?
Well, just in case you’re not “hip to the lingo…”
We all have them and we all do something that irks others something fierce…
I’d like to share with you 5 of MY biggest pet peeves. Today I experienced something on the way home that made me want to rant just a smidgen. So, here we go.
Painting nails on public transportation (and apparently nail cutters and filers…ugh.)
Really?! It’s not just the smell lads and ladettes, what bothers me is that even the steadiest hand can make a mistake…so why would you bother trying to do it while the bus driver is dodging traffic and powering over speed-bumps? If the reason for painting is that you’re in a hurry, then you probably shouldn’t be painting your nails. No one wants you pulling out the remover to fix all that colouring you’ve done outside the lines.
But also…the smell. At least sit away from others if at all possible.
Slow walkers (and taking up the path-ers…?)
Okay, this one is something that most of us struggle with on a daily basis. There’s so many types of these nerve wrecking monsters out there.
The “texting and not paying attention” ones. (Cause it’s possible to pay attention lads.)
The “walking in the middle of the path” ones. (Where you just can’t manage to get around them politely.)
The “stop and starters.” (Move to the side…pretend you’re a car pulling in off the road.)
The “fast until I cut in front of you and slow down” evil feckers. (They know what they’re doing.)
Kicking it up a notch are those slow walkers that move in pairs and groups…if someone has to step off the path to get around you, you seriously need to learn some manners.
I could go on and on here but I have better things to be doing at this time of night.
People who chew (and talk) with their mouth open.
My nan is one of these people but she continues to do it even when the table is covered in crumbs and I’ve said “what?” half a dozen times. Some of them know they’re doing it and just don’t give a flying feck. My nan says she’s nearly 80 and can do whatever she wants…which is fair enough, but I don’t want to look at that (or hear it.)
People who walk past your front window and treat your living room like an art exhibit.
Need I say more? I don’t want my blinds or curtains pulled 24/7 because you’re a nosy neighbour. They get closed and opened at normal hours, so walk on by.
‘Nuff said (this doesn’t apply to people who use e-cigs legitimately.
Oh and look what I have come across my dears, none other than a list of 76 of these dastardly peeves for you to peruse. That’s right, a massive (most likely non-comprehensive) list exists. You are not alone folks, you are NOT alone.
Feel free to share yours with me…wink wink nudge nudge.