Pet Peeves Part 2Posted: September 13, 2012
Before I go on to today’s post: is anyone able to guest post for me? Work has been incredibly stressful the last two weeks (end of the month and I was the only in my department for the last 3 to 4 days so a lot of things fell on me to do) and I’d love some guest posters. I’m starting to feel a little bit burnt out. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to guest post for me.
As I have been a bit stressed, I’ve decided to share some more pet peeves of mine: (for the original pet peeves, go here)
When I’m changing in the locker room and don’t go use the little changing stall (of which there is only three and I go at lunch time so they are usually full) please don’t glare at me if you bring your 9-year-old son into the locker room where I’m partially undressed. Not my fault! In fact, there is a sign stating that you aren’t supposed to bring older boys into the locker room. I’m now uncomfortable as I have you and your son staring at me but there is nowhere else for me to go.
Speaking of locker rooms, why is it okay for young children to play in them? I mean running from the showers (that are on only because they are playing in them) on the tile floors to the main room, to the bathrooms and all over again—how is that even SAFE? And the mothers who sit there and let that happen are just weird-one even told her daughter to not yell when she was playing. (Okay, the yelling at the top of the lungs was bad so thank you for that but still, you were condoning her playing in a locker room with a slippery floor)
Expecting me to stop what I’m doing this exact minute because you have an *emergency* even though it really isn’t and could wait. The first time I might fall for this but after that, please don’t whine when I put you to the back burner.
When I give you a plan on what to do at work with a situation, you tell me it won’t work, but when the boss tells you your plan won’t work, you then tell them this awesome plan “you” came up with. Honestly I wouldn’t care except you lie a lot and try to make yourself look better.
Having someone tell me the wrong date/time for an event and showing up but it not going on! Then when I call and get told “oh I didn’t tell you the new time? My bad”. I don’t mind as much if they show up too but if I’m alone, it sucks.
Cutting in front of me at the store in order to talk with the cashier. Hey, I was a teenage girl once too but seriously? It’s time to work and not make me miserable. I already hate shopping and you are making me wait even longer. Wait until I am done or your friend/boyfriend learns to multitask.
What are some of your pet peeves?