Things that drive me crazy

We all have our own list of pet peeves. It’s as individual to us as we are all unique. Some things which annoy us also make us laugh at times and on some days I suppose it depends how we are feeling whether something really bugs us or not. Personally, I know when I’m having a bad day or not feeling up to par, things tend to bug me a lot more.
People can especially get on our last nerve at times, though I try to not let them. There are some, though, that just irritate you regardless. For me it is people who think they know everything but in reality they don’t and usually don’t even know what they are talking about at all. I have to deal with these on a regular basis it seems.
Some of the know-it-all folks are also arrogant and want to have the last word. It’s an ego trip thing and it drives me crazy. I try to avoid them at all costs but can’t always.
Those people who are either too negative or complain too much really drive me crazy. Negativity and complaining people drain every bit of positive energy from you if allowed to do so. If you hang out with them too long you can come to join them in their misery. They don’t like it when you try to insert something positive or offer a solution.
I put those in the same category who cannot make a decision on their own and want to go back and forth on an issue even if it is a minute one. Make up your mind already please!
People who disrespect the elderly or won’t give them their seat when none are available. I was taught to respect my elders, but apparently many weren’t. Why should a person 20 years older than you be standing when you are perfectly capable of being on your feet. It would probably be good for some of them to stand for a while anyway.
People who take up two parking spaces come close to making me want to cuss. If you don’t know how to park, then practice until you get it right. If you are doing it to protect your vehicle, then park further away where there are no cars and get your exercise in by walking.
Those folks who are not handicapped but park in a handicapped space make me want to fight, especially at restaurants and other retail places. I don’t quite understand why there are so many handicapped parking spaces at places like Lowe’s but I’m not going to complain about it.
People who talk loudly on their phone or play something loudly on it are just rude. Of course, I will give leeway to the elderly because you never know if they are hard of hearing, but if you’re not, don’t let other people be privy to your conversations and don’t invade their space with loud videos or music in a public place.
I feel the same way about people who post their private business all over social media. First of all, no one else wants to know it and shouldn’t know it, but if you have a problem with someone posting it on social media only escalates the situation. Plus it makes other people who thought better of you raise their eyebrows and reconsider if they really want to know you or not. Private and personal is just that and shouldn’t be broadcast to the world. It also makes you look petty and small. Come on, go and talk with the person. If you can’t do that, write a letter but don’t post it.
People who don’t smile back or acknowledge you when you speak to them is also one of my pet peeves. I make it a habit to smile at everyone. If there’s ever a day I don’t, it means there’s something terribly wrong with me.
People who don’t have the same opinion as you who won’t agree that it’s okay to disagree and still get along are no fun. Differences are what makes the world go round.
People who always play the victim and think it is totally okay for the government to not only tell them what to think and do, but to take care of them has become too common. Too many these days don’t think for themselves.
If you are anti-gun, okay, don’t buy one but let me be pro-gun and just maybe I’ll protect you with mine if it comes down to it. If you are pro-vaccine, that’s great for you but let me be anti-vaccine without trying to make me feel guilty. The government forcing us to vaccinate is a lot more dangerous to me than not vaccinating.
Okay, enough about people, as they are not they only things which aggravate me. Computers that crash, usually at the most inconvenient time make me want to shoot them. Or if they are running slower than the tortoise.
I receive too many emails in the first place, as I have four accounts to check including work. So unnecessary emails drive me bananas like those trying to sell you something. Or those scam emails you receive. Or someone sending you something irrelevant every single day just to be doing it or maybe because they don’t have a life? You can add spam phone calls to this list. Thankfully, I found an app which targets them and they don’t get through most of the time but there is no app for the office phone line.
At home, the hairdryer cord always gets twisted and every so often, I have to hold it up high and let it unwind. Surely, they can make one that doesn’t do that.
The ‘gofund me’ accounts bother me as well. They take part of the money and nowadays people start one for everything, not just for disasters.
So that’s part of my list. What’s yours?©2019
VICTORIA SIMMONS Is a columnist, author, motivational speaker, minister and publisher of The Georgia Post/Byron Buzz. Contact her at:


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Veteran journalist of 40 years. Editor, Motivational Speaker, Ordained Minister, CEO of A Light in the Darkness Ministries, Copy Editor, Copywriting, Event Planner, Lensclusive Photography, Babbling Brook Consulting and Design, event planner and author. I love to write and speak and I love Jesus. I also do copy writing and editing. Recently co-authored Vanished Towns Revisited.
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