Today’s Challenge: Something that bugs you
It’s not often that I get a chance to climb up on my soapbox and complain, so I guess I’ll have to just enjoy this excuse for it. Here are a few of the things that really bug me:
• Tailgating in traffic. Anyone else hate this as much as I do? I do NOT understand the purpose of it, because usually the tailgating happens when I have no way of going any faster anyway. And can I admit that when someone tailgates me it just makes me want to slow down? Yeah, I’m mature like that.
• Entitlement. Brian and I have the conversation every once in a while about how we do not understand the entitled attitudes some people have. That sense of just deserving things drives me nuts, along with the attitude of not wanting to work for something. Our children will
suffer benefit from our stance on this throughout their lives, I’m sure, but hopefully we’ll instill a work ethic and a sense of appreciation in them along the way.
• Clutter. I love to be organized and would be a very happy person if my home were always neat and tidy. As anyone with kids knows, though, that’s a virtual impossibility. I’ve learned to live with a little more clutter (and have even grown to embrace some of the kid-related mess, because the mess makers are just that adorable) but there are still times when it just gets to be too much for me and I go on a cleaning extravaganza.
• Telemarketers. I always try to be nice to these people when they call, because I know everyone’s got to work and they’re just doing their job, but I get so tired of sales pitches – especially when they don’t let you fit a word in edgewise to tell them that you need to go, because you’re making dinner for your children who are whining about being hungry and needing food right. this. instant.
So, do any of the things on my list resonate? What bugs you?