I don’t know if after 40 your patience just starts wearing thin, or if people are just getting RUDER, but truly, here are some people I could truly live without:
* That guy who literally pushed his way into my house last month insisting he needed to see my hot water heater. I felt like I was on a very bad hidden camera show. He would not take no for an answer and yes I did a truly little girl thing, I called to my Hero Hubby for help. Either this was the pushiest sales guy ever, or the Big Bad Hubby scared a serial killer away from my front door. Therefor number one on my gripe list today; pushy door to door salespeople (or serial killers).
* The extremely rude people who park in the clearly marked handicapped spots. Now I’m not talking about the “hey maybe there is something going on there we just can’t see” sort of parker, I’m talking about the carload of teens skipping out in their daisy dukes and running into the grocery store to get burgers and chips for the BBQ type. You know who they are. Times like that I wish average citizens could issue tickets! My dirty looks and passive aggressive comments just aren’t cutting it anymore.
*Question? When you walk into the mall, the coffee shop, the post office do you pause a moment and hold the door for the person behind you? If the answer is YES then you are not on my list. However, if you just let that door swing shut as if there isn’t another person in the world more important than you…shame on you! Take a moment, make a day, share a smile and hold the door open. Please.
*If you are reading this, 50/50 chance you are a Blogger who has received what appears to be a fabulous pitches from a PR company but then at the very bottom in tiny print, this: “For product samples, high-res images, or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson, please contact…” Do you know what this most often translates to? Let me help you out. It means “I have no intention of valuing your hard work, but please value my spammy press release and give it tonnes of attention on the blog, Facebook and twitter accounts that you have worked so hard to nurture and establish. I will give you absolutely nothing in return.” Dear PR Company, my time is valuable. Dear Fellow Bloggers, please do not work for free.
End of Rant.
Feel free to add your own complaints, it’s cheaper then therapy.