Pet Peeves - We all have them, whether or not you choose to admit it openly, we all have them don't we? For me, pet peeves sometimes cross over between my work life to personal life, but still they are a peeve.
Some will say that a pet peeve is a personal problem, but when you get right down to it, usually a pet peeve is a translation to laziness, wouldn't you agree?
Here is my "Top 5 List of Pet Peeves". Do you share the same or is just my personal problem that I need to work out on my own?
The list is in no particular order as they all sit at the same level of hierarchy.
1. Reloading the toilet paper roll.
This particular pet peeve has me confused. Surely, we've all experienced visiting the porcelain bowl only to seeing that there's a bare cardboard roll of tissue on the holder. In my house, we've been experimenting with the 'tubeless rolls' of toilet tissue which has no cardboard roll, which seems almost more insulting to leave empty as without the roll to change it alleviates one 'time consuming' step in the refilling process. But still, there seems that there isn't enough time to refill the roll when there's others nearby?
2. The inconsiderate "No Reply".
This pet peeve extends itself to emails, phone calls, Facebook posts and cell phone texts. I mean really, how much time does it take one to just confirm that they've received your communication? If only a simple 'I got it' was returned? No, instead, you're left wondering "Did they get it?" "Did they read it?" "Did they hear it?" Of course there is the old 'click yes for a return receipt message on email', however, how many times do we just click 'no' just to get the prompt box off our screen? Tell me why a simple response can't be afforded two seconds out of someones day?
3. Turning clothes 'outside in' when someone else is doing your laundry!
This one should have really been at the top of the list because after all, it's a chore that someone is doing for another person. There are those that believe that turning laundry inside out is the proper way to wash clothes, but in my belief, and I've been doing laundry for approximately 25 years plus, I've found that having the outsides in, has successfully cleaned our clothes to satisfaction. It's a known fact in my household but still I will go through the laundry pile and find clothes that been thrown into the pile exactly how they were torn off a body. Why? Another lack of time perhaps? But it's OK, for the launderer to spend the extra time in correcting the laundry right? In my book of Pet Peeves, the answer is "NO"!
4. Leaving a drop of things..
This pet peeve can pertain to anything from leaving a drop of water left in the water pitcher, the ice tea pitcher, the ice cream container, the shaving cream, the soap bar, the gas tank, the container of left overs, the milk container. I mean really..Why bother putting it back in its original origination with only a drop left. There are three obvious solutions to the 'last drop' syndrome. 1) You either finish it, 2) You toss it, or 3) You refill it! There is no 'leave it for the next person to deal with'.
5. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
So, as you may know I am a self admitted 'clean freak'. It's not such a bad thing, (in my book) as my house is organized, smells fresh and clean, orderly. I do believe I received this trait from my mother as you literally do the 'white glove test' in her house at any given moment without a trace of dust to appear. With this in mind, I do find it aggravating that I will finish an entire days worth of cleaning and then to suddenly see a dirty dish in the sink. Left by whom? The perpetrator will never announce themselves, but the crime has been committed either way. Not only do I find it rude, but totally beyond my comprehension that such an act would take place. Surely a clean kitchen would announce the fact that it should be left like that! Again, a matter of lack of time perhaps?
As I write my list of 'Pet Peeves' I keep coming back to the same "answer why' which is 'lack of time' as the world has become such a fast paced life that we just don't see things like we used to. At least I hope that's the answer why because if it's anything else, I will then add that on to my list of "Pet Peeves".
What are your "Pet Peeves"? Come on, let's be honest, we all have them..