There are some things in the world that I can put up with without becoming overtly enraged. For instance, some people become raging monsters when the food on their plate inadvertently touches and molds together. This such example doesn’t bother me at all. Others can’t stand it when someone incessantly taps their foot/hand on an object nearby. I’m not bothered by this at all because I’m typically the person creating said obscure rhythm (I’m a drummer, I can’t help it).
I guarantee you though, there are many, many things that irk me. So much so that I’m sure anyone who knows me will testify to the fact that a top five list won’t do it all justice. Due to my love for you as my friends and readers I decided that it was best to just keep it to five. Here we go (I’m already aggravated by just thinking about them!).
5.) Not chewing with your mouth closed
The quickest way to gain a “stink eye” and a possible backhand in my family was to chew with your mouth open. We all know people who do this. You’re ridiculous and quite honestly, nobody likes hearing you slowly break your food down inside of your mouth. In fact, it’s downright disgusting. Do us all a favor and keep your mouth shut while you digest? Gracias.
4.) Drivers who don’t know how to drive
Let’s admit it, I’m the best driver in all the land. No? Alright, whatever. We all have encountered drivers on the road who have seemingly lost the common sense needed to operate a car (We’ve been those people too). The two biggest things that incite rage within me while on the road are tailgating and lane hovering. We all know what tailgating is but lane hovering, what is it? That’s when someone (doing less than the posted highway speed limit) is chillin’ in the far left lane or middle lane. They don’t get over for faster vehicles and they’re typically texting/talking on the phone. Let’s make one thing clear: There’s a special lane made just for you (if you’re that person). It’s called the far right lane. Find it, get comfortable, and stay there. Please.
3.) People who use an “exit” as an “entrance”
This infuriates me. Typically I see this at Wal-Mart and I that’s when I lose what little hope of mankind that I had. When any establishment takes the time to label the doors providing a walkway into/out of the store, one would think that they meant for their guests to follow said signs. Do we care? Not at all. It takes a special kind of love to love those who do this. Follow the appropriate rules and we’ll be ok. 🙂
2.) Being ignored
*shivers*. Who honestly doesn’t get upset when they’re obviously ignored? Nothing screams irreparable disrespect more than someone blatantly pretending that you don’t exist. If you want to push a button with me then go ahead and ignore me. Fourth of July might come a little early if you know what I mean. 😉
1.) Being lied to
I know that these last two weren’t very fun but there wasn’t anything I could think of that I hated more. This one personally stems from all of the two-faced people I’ve encountered in my life. What sent me (and still sends me) spiraling into depression is being lied to by another human being. “That’s a lot of power to give to someone, Matty.” Believe me, I know. I simply can’t help it. If someone lies to me then it proves/disproves any belief or assumption I had about said person. If you lie to me it only proves that I was never worth the truth and that’s a horrifically painful thing to come to grips with. Be honest with me even if it hurts.
Don’t be skim milk.
That’s my list! What are some of your biggest pet peeves?