Describe the 10 pet peeves you have.
Only 10?! Psssh I could write about this for days, I have so many. I must just be a cranky old biddy.
This one sucks because nobody can help when they’re sick, or having something in their throat. But the sound of constant coughing makes me want to pull my hair out. Like, JUST STOP already! Get a cough drop, a drink of water, or leave the damn room please. I’m a terrible person, I know.
2.) Running Water.
I cannot stand water wasting. I have been known to come up behind someone and turn off the faucet. You don’t need to keep it running while brushing your teeth, or texting, or whatever else you have to do. It’s so wasteful to the environment and the utilities bill!
3.) Bad Drivers.
My city is full of these! People do not know how to merge (hint-we do NOT slam on our brakes!), use blinkers, or get the fuck out of the left lane! And oh my goddess, do not get me started on 4-way stops!!
4.) People Taking My Glasses.
It seems to be a favorite of people to take my glasses, put them on their own face, and then be like “Oh wow you ARE blind!! Can you even see right now?” No, I can’t because you essentially took my eyes you twat. I understand I have bad eyesight, I’ve been dealing with it for over 20 years. Don’t need to rub it in or announce it to the entire world ok? Also, thanks for the fingerprints all over the lenses. Dick.
5.) Body Shaming.
This goes for any body type, but especially skinny girls. You would never walk up to an overweight person and say “omg you’re huge can you just not eat please?” But it seems to be totally okay to tell a skinny girl “just eat a cheeseburger, you’re so skinny.” Or my favorite “Do you even eat?” Yeah, I eat quite a bit actually and it’s none of your fucking business. Believe it or not, some people are just naturally slender. And I’d love to eat a damn cheeseburger but if I did, I’d be in the bathroom all night. So…thanks for that reminder too.
6.) Incessant Noises.
My child is a pro at this and it takes everything I have to not lose my fucking mind. He loves making car noises. Or airplane noises. All day. At very loud volumes. He’s playing so nicely and is so happy, but LAWD HAVE MERCY Mama cannot take that humming/whining at such high decibels.
7.) Lazy People at Work.
Look, I’ve been sitting on the couch watching football for literally the past 48 hours but it’s because I have to recover from working my ass off during the week. At work, I do what is expected of me, plus other people’s jobs because they don’t feel like actually working. If you’re lazy, find a different job. If you think you’re too high and mighty to scrub a toilet, change a diaper, or dump a mop bucket, get out of childcare. Yes, it’s a paycheck, but you should also be here to teach and mentor children. That includes providing them a clean and save environment. I have been up and running since 5 a.m. and in a classroom for 9 hours, and still have a 30 minute drive home, so don’t even talk to me about how tired you are. Just do your damn job or quit.
8.) Other People Loading My Dishwasher.
I appreciate your willingness to help me, so I’m not gonna say anything. I will just low key rearrange everything when you’re not looking. There is a very specific way I load a dishwasher to get the maxim amount of dishes in the racks. Any other way makes no sense to me.
9.) Nearly Empty Containers Put Back.
Just don’t. Either finish it, or toss it out. Don’t take up room in the fridge or pantry for something that isn’t even worth saving. There is nothing more frustrating and heartbreaking to think you still have chips to eat during a late night munchie attack, only to grab the bag and realize there’s nothing but crumbs. That’s savage.
10.) Stereotyping Millennials.
I recognize that there is a huge issue with my generation. I will not argue that at all. But also please realize that I am technically a Millennial, as is my brother, and all our friends. We work hard for everything we have, and expect nothing from anyone. We are politically aware, fiscally responsible, and great parents. We don’t whine when people disagree with us, or when life hands us a shit deal. Yes, some people our age do. We are not those people, and if you stop and look, the majority of ADULTS our age don’t either. We are not children anymore. We are adults. And it really sucks.