Here's My list of Things that drive me Crazy!!
In no order :-)
People who park in the Handicap spots who don't deserve to.
If you hop out of your car, yakking on the cell phone with one hand and setting the car alarm with the other I don't think you are very handicapped, except mentally maybe.......
Littering makes me Crazy!!
I start my day, and end it, driving through a wooded state park. Part of the drive is on the Interstate too. About 30 miles each way.
It would add at least 2 hours a day driving if I stopped to pick it all up.....LOL Wish I had the time!!
For Goodness sake!! Keep a trash bag in your car and use it!! Then throw the trash bag in a trash can, not out the window.
And, if you're a Smoker like I am, do Not throw those butts out the window! That's not only littering, it's a fire hazzard in a lot of places. If you don't want to use your ashtray, get a butt can.
People who have White Fog Lights on their car make me Nuts...and Blind driving home in the dark.
We don't have that much fog here, and aren't they supposed to be Yellow to help see better in the fog?
It's like someone coming at you with their bright lights on! I'm sure they can see better to drive, but it blinds me. Makes me want to turn my bright lights on....then I think they probably would too and I would totally be blinded!!
People who go slow in the fast lane drive me whacky!!
I'm not talking during "rush" hours when all lanes are going slow. I mean when most traffic is running about the speed limit.
Time is not something I have a lot of to waste. I admit, when I hit the road my main goal is to get where I'm going in the least amount of time, safely. I tend to have a lead foot and usually drive 10-15 miles over the speed limit, on the freeway and in unpopulated areas.
Now, I Always drive careful, watching everything around me. I do love nature, and most of the road I travel is wooded. Besides watching the vehicles around me, I see deer, hawks, wild turkey's. I know the area and see when a new tree has fallen or is starting to bloom.
All this said, I can enjoy the ride going fast :-)
Since the longest part of my drive is on the Interstate, it's a good thing it's not a bumper car game because those who hog the fast lane going less than the speed limit would quickly get bumped by me!!
If you're passing someone who's going even slower fine. Pass them and then move into the slower lane. Not only is it the right thing to do, it's the polite thing to do. The Signs do say "Slower Traffic keep Right".
Believe me, if I see you coming up in my rear view mirror going faster than I am, I Want to get out of your way. Not only do want to keep you from sitting on my rear, or want to get in your way, if you're going faster than me....any cops ahead waiting to catch speeders will get you before me!!
Rude People bother me.
And I guess if you're one of the road hogs I just wrote about, I am rude to you. If so, I truley am Sorry to be rude, just please let me on down the road.....
I really do try to be polite and considerate all the time. If you turn your blinker on to come out in front of me, I will back off and let you out. Or if I'm going in a store and you're behind me I will hold the door for you, man, woman or child.
If we're standing in a checkout and you have a couple things and I have a buggy full, I'm going to make you go in front of me :-)
If we come close and our eyes meet, I'm going to smile and say Hi and it doesn't matter of I'm at work, the grocery store or Disney World...LOL That's just me :-)
I feel 2 things towards rude people, discust and pity. Maybe they are just having a bad day with so much on their mind they didn't see you right behind them as the door slamed in your face. Or they just didn't care.
I do tend toward the forgiving side, but there are some that are repeat offenders and I just have to hold my breath.
For example, working in retail, at least once a day I am asked "do you work here?".....with the company emblem on my shirt and name badge hanging from my collar.....tempted as I am to say "no, I just wear this for the fun of it", I smile and say "yes Mam (or Sir), what can I help you with?".
On the other hand, do Not expect me to jump if you yell "hey you!" to me. You might as well try snapping your fingers for help. Not even at work does anyone snap their fingers and expect an answer.
Excuse me, can you help me?(that's what I'm here for), do you work here even....have you got a moment?(for you of course!), are you busy?(never too busy to help!). Many things you can say besides "hey you" :-)
One last thing for now that Pushes that Mad Button for me. If you work for me, never threaten me with "I'm going to quit if".
Tell me you hate it when you have to "whatever", but, don't tell me you're going to quit if you have to do it. 99 times out of a hundred I will tell you to go ahead and quit.
If I know you hate it, I will try and keep you from it. But, if that's what I need you do to. then buck up and do it!! Or go ahead and quit. Your choice.
One thing I have learned is No one is indispensable.
No matter how important you think you are, there is always someone ready to take your place.
I'm sure this page will grow......LOL Seems the older I get, the more things irritate me :-)