I consider myself to be quite a patient person and in general I try not to focus too much on the things that annoys me, as I just don't like being negative. However, I, like everyone else, have pet peeves. I often try to rationalize or try to cut people some slack, whenever someone does something that annoys me, as I don't want to put any unnecessary anger on them. So without any further introductions, let's have a look at my pet peeves.
The picture below shows my face when I try to understand people or things, but really I'm thinking "F*** you". Do you have a face like that?
1. People who make too many and too personal Facebook statuses. I believe that Facebook is for big announcements like "I'm getting married", "I got a job" etc., however that's not how everyone feels about Facebook. I have a friend on Facebook, who constantly updates everyone on everything in her life. Often, her statuses are about having a headache, her husband being lazy or her being tired of being a mum or else it will be the exact opposite; where she loves her life, her husband is amazing and her kids are wonderful. Now, unless you want people to think you have major mood swings, you shouldn't post every nuance of your life on Facebook... that's what Instagram is for. Also, I might cut you some slack if you're a teenager, but it's not adorable when a thirty-year-old hardly can go through a day, without letting everyone know, how hard their life is. News flash - most of us have a busy life, but if you don't focus on the negative stuff, you'll be a happier being. // 2. People who talk, just to hear their own voice. Now, I have been known to ask people (only if I know you won't be offended, of course) "Are you talking because you want to hear your own voice or do you have a point?". Basically, I can't stand when people don't have a point to what they're saying. Mostly, in a work related situation or university related situation. It's absolutely fine if you don't have anything to contribute with, but don't make everyone go through listening to you, trying to cover up the fact, you didn't do your homework. Ain't nobody got time for dat! // 3. Lack of customer service. There's a particular German shoe chain, which seems to forget to train their sales assistants in customer service and it's something I've noticed in several of their shops. I have worked so many years in customer service and as a former sales assistant myself, I know the struggle, however no matter how many hours I had been to work, no matter how many angry customers I had talked to that day, I would always put on a smile and treat people nicely. However, the sales assistants you meet in there reminds me of the bitchy girls from high school, who just had a bad attitude towards everyone. It always seems like a big hassle when you ask them questions and they always make an effort to make you feel extremely bad about buying an item from them. I won't ever tell them off, I just leave the shop extremely angry // 4. People who are always late. Often, I won't tell people I'm annoyed if they're late and I only get annoyed if it's every single time we have an agreement. We all have the friend, who is constantly late and honestly it baffles me. I always make sure to be in good time, because I think it's sort of disrespectful to be late and a waste other people's time. If you know you're always late, why not leave home half an hour earlier, it's quite simple. // 5. People who touch my computer screen. I'm a little OCD (note: very OCD) when it comes to having clean spaces and there's nothing worse than having a person put their dirty fingers on a clean computer screen. It makes me want to clean the computer screen instantly. And let's just ask ourselves: Why do you have to touch the screen? You can point to the screen, without it having to touch the screen. I know it's quite irrational and my friends tease me so much about it and I fully accept it, as it is weird. However, none of my friends actually dares to touch the screen.
So that was some of my pet peeves and as you can tell it's things I passionately hate when people do, however life is too short to focus on the negative things, so I always make sure to let it go (leeeet it goooo). Do you have any pet peeves?