Wednesday, August 31, 2011

#8- Paper Towels in a public bathroom

I realize since the H1N1 virus, people are more conscious of germs and getting them, however, there is a balance to this in my opinion.  You wash your hands, you take a paper towel from the dispenser and instead of immediately throwing it into the garbage can, you open the bathroom door with the same paper towel.  Then you throw it INTO the garbage can.  NOT on TOP of the swinging doors into the can, you actually push down on the swinging doors and the towel goes DOWN INTO the can.  This then alleviates the problem of a gazillion paper towles laying on top of the swinging doors that someone other than the original user has to push down on!  How OCD & selfish can we be people???!!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

#7 - Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Why is it that everyone knows how something should have been handled AFTER it happens??!! Hurricane Irene comes up the east coast and all the major areas along the coast prepare for the worst.  Well, shouldn't they?? Does the name "Katrina" not mean anything to people??!!  Oh, maybe it would have been better if HUNDREDS of people were killed, then those same complainers would be talking about how local governments did not heed the warnings and prepare better! How about we count our blessings that it was not as powerful as the weather people thought it was going to be! And by the way, it still remains to be seen what kind of lingering damage (both physical & monetary) there will be, as a result of flooding and trees falling & lost revenue in businesses, which places like NJ, NY, CT & Vermont are experiencing!

Monday, August 29, 2011

#6 - Post Office Lines at Christmas Time

I look at life in a very pragmatic way most of the time.  If you are in line anywhere the week before Christmas, then you should naturally expect LONG LINES! Not an opinion, just a fact.  It amazes me then, when I hear people in line at the POST Office of all places, bitching & complaining about the long lines, how slow the line is moving, and the lack of opened windows. 
I have a solution for the post office - have Christmas music playing in the background and have a little table set up with hot mulled cider (spiked), so that by the time people get up to the window, they will be very mellow! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

#5 - Unappreciated Gifts

I put a lot of thought into a gift when I buy one, so it really irritates me when the recipient finds nothing but fault in what I have given and has no problem telling me exactly what is not right with the gift.  This is one of those areas where I do not believe in being totally straight with another person, as it can be very hurtful.
Here are a few examples:
1) oh thank you for the pierced earrings but I don't really like posts, I like ones that hang (even though I just got my ears pierced last week and don't really know the difference).
2) oh that angora sweater was beautiful, but I didn't like the neckline because I prefer one that allows my boobs to hang out, regardless of the fact I am nearly 100 years old.
3) I had to take the digital blood pressure kit you got me (you know the one that you spent a little more money for because I cannot figure out how to take blood pressure with a regular one) back to my pharmacy, which isn't the same pharmacy you bought it in, nor did they have the same brand, but they figured out what it probably cost you and gave me a refund.
You may think I made these examples up, but I did not.  They really happened. 


#4- Half-Assed Promises

If you say you are going to do something, then just do it!  Like this blog - I said I was going to post a pet peeve a day (or at least try and come up with 365 pet peeves!) and I couldn't even get to the 4th day!!!! Honestly? Really? The truth is, I forgot about the blog!!! LOL!!! I'm driving to work, thinking about things I have to do and this blog pops into my head!!! Man, early altzheimers! So, I now become one of my own pet peeves!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

#3- Left Lane Drivers

Why is it that many Americans do not understand the concept of the left lane on a roadway being a "passing" lane only?  Signs on highways explicitly say, "slower moving vehicles stay to the right." But do they?  Oh no! They do just the opposite and drive in the left lane at the exact speed limit or below!  And how about the guy who pulls into the left lane and stays abreast of the car next to him in the right lane for the next 20 miles, and causes traffic to back up behind him because no one can go around him! In Germany, when you are in the left lane and see flashing headlights a mile down the road behind you, you had better get over into the right lane or run the risk of being run over!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

#2 - Airline Travelers

So, your plane lands after a flight where you have been squashed into a 12" x 12" area for hours, and the attendant comes over the speaker and announces that you are to stay in your seat until the aircraft pulls up to the gate.  The words have no sooner come out of the attendant's mouth when people start jumping up out of their seats, stepping out into the aisle and reaching into the overhead compartment for their obviously-should-have-been-checked "carry on" bag.  They then proceed to shove their way ahead of people in the rows in front of them, instead of allowing people to exit a row at a time from the front to the back.  What ever happened to politeness?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

# 1 - People in Parking Lots

Why is it, that a person pulls into a parking lot with many empty spaces and for some unknown reason needs to pull into the spot right next to your car,  as you are starting to get out of your car? And to add insult to injury, they are driving a tank of a car and can't seem to park between the lines??