Just because I’m in a mood … and because I’m in the middle of writing an absolutely insanely dull article … and because, like I said, I’m in a mood … and because it’s National Creme de Menthe Day and the thought of celebrating anything creamy and minty at the same time makes me want to vomit in my mouth … just because all those things, I thought I’d share a few things that drive me crazy. No, not in a good way … more like a my-head-is-spinning kind of way. Read in to that what you will.
GUM I absolutely loathe people—or at least the behavior that some people present—who chew gum as if it was their last meal on Earth. Really, close your mouth … one piece is all you need … and if I am staring at you strangely it’s because I really don’t get how it’s possible for someone to make so much damn noise chewing synthetic rubber.
LINGERING In so many ways … be it in line at the grocery store (stop talking to the checker, I am behind you and I want to leave with my groceries before dusk) … or be it on a particular topic (we’ve already discussed that, please, for the love of God can you just go with the decision) … or be it on a particular thought, or incident (yes, yes, I know your parents got divorced when you were twelve, and yes, that must have been rough but come on already! You are forty! Stop blaming your parents for your current emotional garbage. It’s no longer their fault).
TEXTING and DRIVING There is a reason it’s illegal … it’s dangerous and you are not that important. Put the damn phone down.
MEAN PEOPLE Do not yell at the waiter because your steak is cooked incorrectly—it’s an easy fix and you’ll probably end up getting it for free anyway. And, believe it or not, it is NOT the flight attendants fault that there are so many rules to follow while flying the friendly skies and since I for one would like to keep our skies friendly, please, sit back down, put on your f’ing seat belt on and do as you and everyone else has been asked.
I also can’t stand it when people don’t put their grocery carts back (just sayin’ the extra walk might do your ass some good). Oh, and public grooming. I mean really?! And that peeps, is all I got today. How about you? What kinds of behaviors drive you crazy?
DISCLAIMER: I’m a writer and an editor. And I try my best to make sure every post is articulate and free from errors. However, being that I edit my own work—and it’s next to impossible to properly edit your own work—I admit, occasionally there may be an error or two I miss. But doing so doesn’t make me an idiot so don’t be mean. Just smile, pat yourself on the back for finding an error and be glad you’re not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes … xoxox