Pet Peeves. I have about a million of 'em. One of my major pet peeves is traffic – more specifically, other drivers in general. I would just like them to move out of my way, simply pull over when I come along and let me by. Just yesterday, I was trying to back out of my parking spot at the grocery store when a dummy in a stupid SUV came careening across the parking lot and attempted to squeeze her oversized gas guzzler into a teensy parking space. She got stuck, and then put her SUV in reverse, but then didn't move. She put it back in drive, didn't move, back in reverse, didn't move – sure enough, she appeared to be having a heated argument with someone on a cell phone! After she sat, motionless, half in and half out of the parking spot, for an eternity (likely about 45 seconds), I got fed up with her ridiculous shenanigans and reversed my own little adorable car out of its parking space so I didn't have to deal with melted ice cream in my trunk when I got home. Sure enough, the idiot honked at me.Pedestrians are another peeve of mine. Just please, stop jumping out in front of moving cars without warning, expecting motorists to come to screeching halts inches away from your little skinny, delicate legs that are so easily broken by large steel machines operated by flawed human beings. I don't really care if it's raining and you forgot your emergency umbrella and your hair and clothes are getting all wet. I shouldn't have to stop quickly because of your lack of foresight and good planning. (This happened to me recently, so it's fresh in my mind.)
I have to make an admission now: I don't like children. Kids who scream, cry, throw temper tantrums, make noise in general, whine, look dirty, ru in other people's yards, and make messes are a very large pet peeve for me. Parents who allow it infuriate me to levels I am not comfortable with at all, nearing homocidal mania. Simpering, spineless parents, who don't spend any time with their children because they work 14 hours out of every day and want each "precious" moment with their ill-behaved spawn to be harmonious and free from conflict and/or discipline make my head hurt and my hands twitch. Now, I see they are writing to TV shows to get British women to come into their home and teach their children how to behave properly instead of doing the job themselves! Yet more evidence of their incompetence! And these are the future leaders of our society – snot-nosed brats who do not value physical activity as much as killing things on their video games, wouldn't know a vegetable if it hit them between the eyes, and get their way simply by asking repeatedly until someone says yes. YIKES! Sign me up for the commune in the woods!
These are the more commonly occurring pet peeves. There are others, such as waiting in lineups, losing socks in the dryer, bad haircuts, having to recycle, etc. My hair getting stuck in my lip gloss drive me nuts somedays. Paying for parking is a major grudge I have against the city. And not having sidewalks cleared of snow, not cool. I hope by sharing some of my pet peeves, I will be able to free myself from feelings of negativity that they involve. It's the bigger things that really need my attention, not the stupid mundanities that pet peeves really are.
Please, share your silly pet peeves! get them off your chest!