Someone asked me the other day what one of my pet peeves was. Everyone in the group laughed uproariously. Evidently I have a lot of pet peeves. Oddly enough, the only one I could come up with was stupidity. Now, there’s lots of things that fall into that category so I suppose I do have lots of pet peeves. Just for fun, I thought I’d outline a few of my all time stupidity pet peeves.
Parents who always give in
Okay, this one may seem a bit vague. Let me put it in detail for you. You’re standing in line at the grocery store, Wal-Mart, Super Target, etc. and the parent (father or mother) behind you has a screaming child. The child is saying something along the lines of “I WANT IT!” over and over. The parent keeps saying “No [insert child’s name here]. You can’t have [insert product here]!” This goes on until you’re about to pay. Then you suddenly hear from the parent “Fine! You can have the damn [insert product here]! I swear! I don’t know why you can’t just accept no for an answer!” This is the point where I always want to say “He won’t accept no because he knows you ALWAYS give in.” Of course, that’s how fist fights start at the local Wal-Mart so I never do.
Customers who treat cashiers poorly
Most of the time, there’s no call to be mean/rude to the cashier at whatever establishment you’re at. Yelling at the cashier for price issues, the length of the line, the fact that your favorite brand of hair remover is out for the third time in a row, etc. All those things have nothing to do with your friendly cashier so quit treating them like trash. I used to do that job, damn it! There’s no call for abuse for those people. That said, if they’re being rude, nasty, etc. Have at it.
People who ask and then refuse what they asked for
One of my most irritating issues at my job is a group of individuals who constantly ask for more power/rights within our environment. The kicker for this is that the moment you give in and try to grant them those rights, they start screaming “That’s not our job! We can’t handle that extra responsibility! We’re not staffed for that!” I think those are the times when my foul mouth filter is pushed to the limit.
The self appointed group conscience
There’s one in every group. It’s the person who decides they need to be the moral compass for everyone within whatever group you’re in. The one who participates in the conversations until they remember they’re supposed to be a good Christian and then condescendingly tells everyone to stop being bad. Generally speaking, those people get a whole mouthful from me…
People who won’t tell me when I offend
I tend to be a foul mouthed ass who pushes the limit of what’s acceptable to say in any situation. That said, I always let everyone know if anything I say or do offends to tell me. I am very conscious of the people around me and will always be respectful (to a point) of their issues. However, if they don’t speak up, I can’t modify my behavior. One of my biggest peeves is hearing from Person A that Person B is upset because of the things I say.
Okay, this list could go on and on. I think I’ll stop for now. By the way, if anything I’ve written here offends you, too fucking bad. This is my own goddamn blog and you don’t have to read the thing so you can just fuck off.
This post was edited on 2022-11-02 to remove a questionable pet peeve that I no longer agree with and really didn’t age well. -mdc