I thought it might be fun to turn the tables around slightly with this blog. This website is promoting my eBook on edible insects so I thought that since it is all about bugs, I would take that as my cue. So, this time around I am going to explore some of the things that actually bug me. If you know me at all, you probably think of me as an even-tempered, patient individual. In fact, I am but there are a few things that make me shake my head in disbelief.
Here are a few of them.
1 – The Dead ATM
Nothing puts a crimp into my day quite like running into the bank to find that the ATM is either not in service or otherwise not working. This happened to me earlier today. Luckily it was during normal business hours and I was able to get my banking done by seeing a teller. I usually find myself at an ATM during business hours these days, so that was an easy one to remedy.
2 – The No Signal Driver
I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to rules of the road. One I am a real stickler on is the use of signal lights. I’ll even signal when I’m pulling into our yard and no one is behind me. I’ve even been known to signal as I leave our yard. What bothers me is following someone who suddenly darts out of the way without a signal. I can’t read minds and couldn’t see that parking spot.
3 – The Late One
I have always tried my best to meet appointments on time. In fact, I am typically 15-minutes early to anything I have to be at. It has annoyed others around me but as far as I’m concerned, if I have put this much effort into being at whatever the appointment is, I should receive at least attention that would be similar in fashion. When people are habitually late, it bugs me.
4 – The Waster
I’ll admit that I don’t visit smorgasbords or salad bars as much as I once did. However, when I do indulge, I carefully execute an eating plan. I will ‘scope’ the choices first then I will choose a few at first. I am always careful to put only as much on my plate as I know I will eat. I’ll go back for more this way. Those who overload their plates and leave excess behind bother me.
5 – The Phone Guy
Telemarketers have a pretty rough life. They phone people at random and get a lot of abuse. I think some of that abuse comes to those who won’t listen to the people they are calling. I don’t care if my Windows needs repair and you think you have to access my computer to do that. I’m not an idiot. The third caller today with the same story is one, that’s for sure.
What Gets Under Your Skin?
We all have them. You know, those little pet peeves that ruffle our feathers from time to time. I don’t have many and I guess when you really look at it, mine are pretty minor. That’s why I don’t get too worked up about them. So, what pet peeves get your attention?
My name is George Elliott. I have been in the Media Industry since 1978. I spent 23 years in Broadcasting and worked in a total of six different radio stations located in southern British Columbia Canada during my career. In 2000 I switched gears and moved into the Print Media Industry at a small town, local weekly newspaper. In 2004 I bought the paper and operated it with my wife, Brenda until July 2016 when we closed it. I launched a freelance web content and article writing business from my home in January 2014.