I love reading post about things that tick off my fellow bloggers. I have never done one myself and I think today is the day you get you a glimpse into pet peeves that do drive me crazy. I have to admit I am not always nice in those situations. I can get cranky. The husband might have used the words “passive aggressive”. And he’s mostly right. Kindness goes a long way. I am just not quick-witted enough to come up with smarter replies. If you handle yourself better let me know. Anyhow this is what drives me nuts.
People who jog or cycle on a cemetery
Ok, lets start with one of my most serious one one right away. It is a cemetery. People mourn the dead. So if someone uses it as a fitness studio I am just not getting it. Who feels good when a loved one has died you are there mourning and someone jogs by dripping their sweat on you. Or a cyclist rings the bell because the old lady with the watering can is in the way. Seriously. I admit I enjoy walking the cemetery on my lunch break so in a way I also enjoy my time there. However I believe I do show respect. Something I learnt from my grandma. When I see someone mourning I choose another way. When I see someone struggling with the watering I asked if I can help. When I see people I greet. That is just what you do on a cemetery in my book.
People who stand in the middle of an entrance chatting.
Wait why are you in need to stand in the entrance of the atm and catch up with your besties? There is a park bench right next to you. Why do you need to stop in the middle of the sidewalk to check the latest Instagrams? Why oh why is it so tough to move out of the way when someone is carrying heavy things.
People who listen to music on speakers.
Excuse me, but maybe just maybe some people actually prefer it quite. Maybe, just a thought, your taste in music is not that great. Maybe, just an idea, headphones would work wonderfully. This summer we went for a walk and miles before meeting the biking family we heard their speakers blare at us. In the forest. Why go to nature then? And don’t get me started on everyone in public transports. What is the deal. Do you purposely want to annoy people or are you just so damn inconsiderate. Whatever it is – stop.
Blogs that are cluttered with ads
I know we are all trying to survive and in our world money is necessary. And from a marketing expert myself I do know that financing a blog and promoting certain things is valid. The work we do as bloggers is free for everyone. And our time and resources are worth something. So I do not condemn anyone trying to make money. However my experience as a user is that it does annoy me if there is an animated add after every freaking paragraph. That I can’t get to a recipe without a gazillion pop-ups. Probably why I never went the “professional blogging route” myself. If I don’t like it I don’t want to put it out in the world. However I have started slipping in some affiliate links on the blog myself. I guess it is all about balance I am saying.
Neighbors who don’t know how to recycle
Another pet peeve of mine hits me in the face almost every time I bring down the trash. Why is it so very hard to fold up your cart boxes. Or even rip them apart before putting them in the dumpster? There are 50 apartments in this building but people behave like it is just their household. It is annoying, not very neighborly and just selfish. In 15 years I have only refused to rip up one box – take a guess when the landlord wrote an email. It’s frustrating. And we are just heading into the season of more shipping. Sigh…
Ok, enough ranting. Let me know if you agree with one of my pet peeves or tell me one thing that drives you crazy.
Happy day to you