Monday, September 28, 2009

Pet Peeves

We all have pet peeves right? My biggest one used to be people that use their turn signal in the turn-only lane -- no DUH you're turning. Thanks and gig'em.

I've realized lately though that my biggest pet peeve, the only that really eats away at me and rips up my soul a little, has changed to something slightly more rational.

Commit: verb -- to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance; to entrust, esp. for safekeeping; to do; perform.

When people commit to something and say "Yes, I'll do that," or "Yes, I'll be there," I think it's pretty natural for people to assume that they will in fact do that thing or be at that place. Maybe I'm misguided here, but that's what I always thought.

So, when people commit to things then back out of them, it annoys me slightly. But if they have a good reason, I tend to understand.

But, when we start getting to people who commit to something, anything, and then blow you off without warning or at least an apology, that's when I get really annoyed. It's like helloooo, I said 1:00 because I had other things to do. I sort of planned things around our committed time. I really didn't want to sit around for an hour, doing nothing wondering if you were going to show up.

That's my pet peeve. I start getting mad when this is a frequent occurrence; when I can't count on your commitment. When I wonder why the hell you committed to anything in the first place.

What's your biggest pet peeve?

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  1. My pet peeve is people who talk on their cell phone while checking out at the grocery store. :)

  2. My pet peeve is when people say "I'm a little bit OCD about this" to refer to things like "Oh, I like to have all the remotes touching" or "Yeah, I like to arrange my shampoo bottles from smallest to largest."

    I'm like... yeah, maybe you're a bit neurotic, or maybe you're a bit anal retentive, but when you see those shows where people with real OCD are washing their hands forty-one times before they leave the house, or counting every brick in the sidewalk, and not just for fun or because they want to but because they have to, it becomes pretty clear that you are not even a little bit OCD.

    Verbose comment is verbose. :/

  3. That is really frustrating...I also hate when people fail to commit, or they do and then stand you up. One of the things that frustrates me the most is cell phone usage at inappropriate times and people who are gratuitously rude to public servants. Drives me nuts!

  4. Good one on happiness and it helps a lot.

    Karim - Mind Power

  5. My biggest pet peeve? People who sit there with a runny nose, just sniffing. If they never get a kleenex, I'll just get up and slam down in front of them. Like, "BLOW YOUR DAMN NOSE!" (I don't say that, but the slamming of the tissue in front of them usually gets the point across.)


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