I know I’m at risk of being labeled as a complainer. High-maintenance. A diva even. But I don’t care. There are some seriously annoying things going on out there that just have to stop! I’m doing my part: blogging about them of course, in the hopes that the offenders will read my post and change their ways accordingly. So, without further ado, my pet peeve list, part 2:
Cigarette butts – I’ve often wondered what it is about cigarettes that make people think its ok to litter them. Is it the fact that they are on fire or something? I swear that 67% of the actual litter in the world (not weight or volume, but strictly being measured by pieces of trash) are cigarette butts. And yes, I did pull that number from the air, but I think y’all get my point. People! Quit throwing your used cigarettes out of your car windows! I may be wrong, but I think cars still come with ash trays. Use them!
**Edited to add: apparently cars no longer have ash trays in them as stock. I do know that you can get them though, because I've rented cars with them installed. At any rate, that still is no excuse for throwing cigratte butts onto the ground. Its littering peeps!
Fast-talking voicemail messages – Its not uncommon for me to check my voicemail at work and have 10+ messages to return. Nothing bugs me more than having to listen to a message numerous times to try and decipher the phone number, the person’s name, etc. Oh – and you would not believe the number of times people leave a message, but then leave out important information like their name or call-back number. Seriously peeps – speak slowly and repeat name and number if you want a call back.
The price of gas – Ok – I know that the price of oil is over $100 something a barrel – but I still think that gas companies are raping and pillaging the American public. I may be naïve, but it doesn’t seem to me that the price of gas has risen proportionately with the price of oil. Its killing me to spend $60+ every WEEK to fill up my car.
Sinus infections – every spring I get a sinus infection. I blame seasonal allergies caused by global warming (Ok – maybe just the allergies part). But I woke up yesterday morning with a swollen lump of infection in the roof of my mouth. If I apply pressure with my tongue, I feel it in my eye. I’m thinking that I may have to break down and head to the doctor in a day or two if I’m not feeling better.
Grouchy people – Its ok to be in a bad mood – you just don’t need to make everyone else in a bad mood as well. I’m so sick of grouchy rude people who are hell-bent on making everyone else in a bad mood as well. Lighten up people! (of course I don’t fall into this category)
That’s all for now.