Happy Wednesday, friends!
It’s another edition of LET’S LOOK!
If you don’t know what this is, once a month, Erika and I do a little link up where we “look” at different aspects of our lives (and then if you blog, you share and link up too!). We have been doing this little linky party for years now, and it’s always one of my favorite posts each month because most of the topics are YOUR suggestions!
So far in 2023, here’s what we’ve “looked at”…
And today, we’re LOOKING AT OUR PET PEEVES.
Listen, I am a fairly pleasant person who likes to look at the half glass full each and every day (hello, did you see my post yesterday on my 22 KEYS FOR FINDING JOY (AND CONTENTMENT!) IN THE EVERYDAY?), but I’m also human and some things people do just annoy the heck out of me…so I’m sharing those today too.
It’s called balance, people.
I’m happy and sometimes slightly annoyed. 😉
The first thing I did when I sat down to write out my pet peeves was text my husband.
It took my hubby of 19 years only four minutes to reply back with this…
I mean, all of that is annoying (and gross!). When my kids were little they would say “a drain is a drain”. A DRAIN IS NOT A DRAIN. There is an entire Seinfeld episode on this topic, so I know I’m not alone. Who likes any of those things?! Don’t touch my desk. Why would you add Pam to a non-stick skillet? Shoes are gross. I mean, hello?!
Other than the ones Andrew threw out there, I did come up with a few more to add just in case you were wondering…and perhaps, many of you agree with me?
Here are 9 of my biggest pet peeves:
1: Sitting by the bathroom at a restaurant
I probably have a lot of restaurant pet peeves, but I’ll only share two. I do not want to eat my meal next to the bathroom. No thank you. I totally get that it’s important to have a bathroom in a dining space, but I do not want my table by it. It just grosses me out. Gag. No thank you.
Speaking of restaurants…
2: Sitting right next to people at restaurants
If the restaurant is completely packed, I understand why you’ve sat me at one of those tables literally inches from another table with patrons, BUT if the restaurant is not packed, I don’t want to share a meal with strangers. As much as I’m trying not to listen to them, it’s literally impossible. I haaaaaate when this happens.
3: People not waiting for their boarding number to be called
Airlines have boarding systems for a reason (some I like more than others), but it always BLOWS MY MIND when people completely disregard the other 180 passengers and think they don’t have to follow the “rules” and board with their assigned number. Um, hello? Why do you think the group number on your boarding pass doesn’t really mean you have to board then?! You and I are both heading to the same place on the same plane and will arrive at the exact same time. Slow down and go back with your Group 5 friends and stop cutting in line. It’s like I’m in kindergarten all over again and someone is cutting in line.
4: People walking while on their phone
I just look at people walking around looking down on their phones and it seems very zombie apocalypse to me. People, look up! The whole world is out there.
5: People drinking water like they’re dehydrated
Not to name any names but everyone in my family does this, and it wears me out. You are not in the desert. You are not dehydrated. You’ve literally been sitting on the couch for two hours watching Netflix. You should not be sucking down a bottle of water like you need an IV.
6: Group texts
I love group texts with my friends, family and people in actual “groups” in my life where we all like to chatter about during the day…but a big group text with mixed company where one person is really the one “in charge” and the rest of us are all hostages in this situation because you can’t leave (darn those Android people!) and you don’t recognize all the phone numbers so you can’t freely talk/ask questions/etc makes me a bit mad. I have enough to do without checking messages on my phone where random phone numbers are laughing with emojis at things people with other random phone numbers said in the thread.
7: Asking me to sign 400 forms at the doctor’s office
I just do not love going to the doctor and signing all of the forms with basically the same questions. How many times do I need to tell you my insurance information? Or my birthdate? Or give you my phone number? I totally understand every practice has their reasons, but it does seem a wee bit excessive to have to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out 45 pages of documents and then to have to sit waiting on the doctor for another 45 minutes.
8: People talking really loud on their cell phone
Why so loud? Technology is awesome. You don’t have to yell like it’s a tin can connected to string going to another tin can.
9: Needing my phone number or email to make a purchase
I really just want to buy a pack of gum at the drug store. I don’t want to give you my phone number and email.
Could I keep going? Yes! But I will spare you all 😉 .
Now, I want to read your comments! WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR PET PEEVES?! I bet I agree with so many of you!!
Coming up this year on Let’s Look…
Now, if you blogged along with us today please link up below! We love to see how you’re “looking at” different aspects of your life too! The link up is at the bottom of this post.
Have a wonderful Wednesday! I’ll see you tomorrow! xx