In Day 3 of the Challenge I Feed My Pet Peeves

Today’s prompt for the writing challenge is to talk about my top three pet peeves, so here they are

  1. Lateness: It drives me crazy when people are late. My belief is that early is on time, one time is late and late is unacceptable. Lateness shows a lack of respect for the other people involved and for the event/activity planned.  I don’t understand why it is so hard to be on time. I can understand on occasional occurrence when traffic is bad or something unexpected happens, but I don’t get constant lateness. It shows either a lack of discipline or the aforementioned lack of respect. Now, of course, since I typed this I will be late for work today.
  2. Bad Drivers: I suffer from road rage. It is a problem that I need to work on, but one thing that would help is better driving from others. People just don’t seem to be able to drive anymore. They drive too fast, drive too slow, drive slow in the left lane, text, switch lanes without signaling, drive with no lights in rain and fog, etc, etc. Just yesterday I had someone pull in to the right turn only lane, turn on the left turn signal and then wait to turn left. Later I was almost hit by someone who didn’t yield to the traffic in a traffic circle and then got stuck behind someone driving way below the speed limit. This is a daily thing. People just can’t drive, unless they are driving me crazy.
  3. The “i don’t read/watch TV/care about your petty stuff” people: I’ve blogged about this one before. The people who respond to talk about books with “I don’t have time to read” or TV discussions with “I don’t watch/own a TV” or post on social media that they “didn’t even know x award show was even on” Somehow, they think this make them look better than the people who do such “petty” things. Guess what? It only makes you look like an asshole. Just stop.

Writing Challenge Day 2 Where I Go From Happy To Depressing in Just a Few Short Hours

I thought the happy post from yesterday was hard. Today’s is even harder. Something someone told me about myself that I will never forget? I’ve been thinking about this since yesterday and I am struggling to come up with something.

I could go with the second grade teacher who said I was the type of kid who could be anything I wanted to be. She used astronaut as an example, but I have motion sickness and a fear of height, so that was out. The problem with this one is that I didn’t become everything I wanted to be. I didn’t challenge myself or explore my options in college and ended up becoming a librarian because I happened to get a job at the library while in school. So, remembering what she said about me is kind of depressing

I try to think of a second one but I really can’t recall anything major anyone has ever told me about myself. Possibly I’m just not paying attention but possibly because I’m not the type of person people would say profound things about. Really, when you think about it, what could they say that would be so profound or important that I would always remember? I’m just an average guy with an average life. I’m boring and quiet and the type if person people don’t notice. I’m like the invisible girl from that episode of Buffy. It’s hard for people to say something profound about someone they rarely even see.