So, I never claim to be the easiest person to get along with. I get annoyed easily, I hold grudges for stupid stuff, and I’ll most likely laugh at you to your face if you fall down in my presence. I make no apologies, this is who I am.
Generally speaking, I’m pretty even keeled and cool tempered, and usually have a smile on my face. If I’m not smiling, it’s easy to get me to that point. I’m not a total frigid bitch on wheels. Unless of course I’m beHIND the wheel. I have horrible road rage, not directed at anyone in particular. I’m the best driver in the tri-state area; just don’ t expect me to know which way East is because I will mess it up every time. Just hush about it and enjoy the “scenic route”. Who told you that you could move your hand from my leg? That’s better. 😉
Having said that, I thought I’d talk about some things that make me go from 0 to irritated in a short period of time (Let’s say 0.10 of a second)
~ Don’t cut me off. Period. This can be applied to many instances – Driving, speaking, eating, sex… Just don’t do it. I think interrupting is very rude, and especially if someone is trying to make their point by talking OVER me, that just shows lack of consideration. One way ticket to the top of the shit list. Driving is self explanatory… Road rage is alive and well – Not in the literal form. I would never pull someone over to fight them but I sure do talk a lot of shit when behind the wheel.
~ Don’t tell me how to raise my kids. This is a fine line, as it seems everyone and their brother has advice and has some golden magic rule that I’ve never heard of. Bottom line – If you don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s best to hush up unless I directly ask you what you would do in a particular situation.
~ Don’t disparage my musical taste. I’m all over the board and I like bands you probably have never heard of, but that does not mean they suck or that I have bad taste in music. I like literally everything and can sing along to more songs than most people even know exist. I know what I’m talking about, be quiet and you might learn something.
~ I’m absolutely horrible at taking criticism. This is a work in progress, however does not mean you need to break me in by insulting me or something about me every 5 seconds. Knock it off and be nice.
~ If you are a grown up, eat like one. I can’t STAND loud eaters. People who slurp, chew loudly, pick their teeth, suck their gums, or worse, suck their fingers. OMG. You have to be kidding me, really. This is probably #1 on my pet peeve list, honestly. At least we know why there is back ground noise in restaurants – So we don’t have to listen to people eat. I would rather listen to a CD of Creed, High School Musical, and Taylor Swift on repeat than to listen to other people make mouth noises.
~ If you receive good service, show appreciation. Thank the waitress. Tip her generously. Perhaps even call the manager over and express your gratitude for the service you have received. If you receive bad service, don’t be a prick about it. Everyone has a bad day, and dealing with rotten customers probably even makes it worse for the service person. Relax and know that you’re not the only person they deal with, and be sympathetic where applicable. Sometimes having a relaxed, sympathetic customer is all this person needs to snap out of their funk. This of course doesn’t give you carte blanche to be a door mat. If the service sucks THAT bad, report the person.
~ I guess I must not be as laid back as I thought. More to come on this epiphany.
TGIF everyone! =)