This week's topic for Spinning fun is Pet Peeves. You know, the little things that don't mean a lot, but get your panties into a bunch. Things that are hardly worth mentioning, forget arguing over, but drive you up a wall? Yeah, those things. Uhm, I have a few. And now I shall make a list of them:
1) People who act like it is a huge inconvenience for them to do THEIR JOB. You know, the clerk who's busy talking and doesn't want to go check for a size. The not so helpful help desk person on the other end of the phone. Sorry, you're getting paid to do what I'm asking you to do. Leave the attitude at home (with your Blackberry with Facebook, Twitter and all that krappe on it).
2) Listening to people chew. I've got nothing on this one. I have no idea why it gets my hackles up. But those commercials that make a point of crunching so that you know how their food product "sounds" (think the Kit Kat commercial, or the new Pace Salsa commercial). I'm so bad that PB can't even eat peanuts close to me (I know, who knew peanuts made that much noise?)
3) Half empty soda cans. The funny thing about this one is that I am a culprit as often as I'm a victim. But they frustrate me. I hate to waste something that has skyrocketed in cost over the last few years.
4) The fact that PB doesn't tidy up after himself in a reasonable time frame. I hate the way our house ends up looking like a bomb hit it two days after we do a major clean up. Or that there are dishes in the sink when we go to bed at night.
5) When you order something at a restaurant and it doesn't end up being what you thought it would be. The salad with a weird dressing, or just not what you imagine. But you poke at it, and nibble on it, but you're completely disappointed and you still have to pay for it.
6) People who hold tightly to a belief long after it's been disproved. No, I'm not talking about evolution vs. creationism. This week it's the great vaccination debate. I'm sorry, but clearly the theory that vaccines cause autism has been debunked. The originators (most of them) have retracted their "proof" and those that haven't have been discredited. No, it's not big pharmaceutical companies trying to silence "the man", it was "the man" telling outright lies and skewing his testing. He failed himself. Now, give up the ghost and get your kids some shots, for god sakes. Because, I swear, if one of my kids gets Polio from your kid? I'll be at your front door with a baseball bat.
Hmmm, right now that's about it. I'm sure there are other things that bother me, but these are the only ones that get hit on with any consistency.
However, lately, I've realized I have some anti-pet peeves. Things that make me really happy.
1) When my MIL or SIL call because they see a sale or found a coupon that they think I'd be interested in. All of the savings without any of the work.
2) o sleeping better, and as a result, PB growing less grouchy. Whew, thought that would never happen.
3) Supportive fellow bloggers. You guys rock. You're great with advice and reassurance. And you laugh at my jokes most of the time.
4) Chuck is back!!! On Monday night. And we have TIVO for the nights when we can't watch. Can I have a woot woot?
5) I am slowly creeping back into all my fancy dress clothes for work! Thank god. I came back to work with 2 pairs of pants and 1 skirt that fit (and those had to be purchased). I'm slowly working back into my old clothes. Yippee! Because I'm pretty sure my co-workers are tired of it, too.
Now I feel like I've balanced all the negative with some positive. A ying and yang sort of thing. And now I shall go read my book before my Tuesday bookclub. So that it doesn't degenerate into "I just go to get away from my kids"...
Have a good weekend! MB