"I don't have pet peeves; I have whole kennels of irritation." - Whoopi Goldberg
I wrote about ONE of my pet peeves in an earlier post--four-way stop signs--and the fact that people don't understand how to function like a sane person when pulling up to one.
Pet peeve #2 is twisted phone cords--not so much an issue anymore with cordless and cellular phones, but most office desks still have the phone-with-cord set up. Some of my co-worker's phone cords would become so tightly twisted that merely grabbing the handset from the cradle would result in the whole phone being drug across the desk. Growing up at home in the 70's, we had the avocado green wall phone in the kitchen. The phone cord was at least a half mile long. By the time I wondered around the house wrapping and unwrapping myself in that spiraled cord, it was totally twisted and stretched beyond recognition. There is a very easy solution to the twisted phone cord--1) squeeze the jack and remove from the phone, 2) stretch the cord and dangle to release the kinks, 3) plug the jack back in--good as new!
Pet Peeve #3: The little rubbery ball of hand soap that forms at the tip of the dispenser. Why does it do that?
Pet Peeve #4: The little bit of dishwashing detergent or cat litter you can hear in the box but it never shakes out.
Pet Peeve #5: Finding the toilet paper has been put on the holder so that it streams off the back of the roll instead of from the front.
Pet Peeve #6: When the words coming from the speakers don't match the lips on the TV/movie screen.
Life's too short for petty little annoyances. It's not what happens to us, but how we react to what happens...
...I'll work on it.