Hey there! Welcome back to ‘The Confessions of a Random Blogger!’
A pet peeve is defined as a minor inconvenience or action that proves to be extremely annoying or irritating.
We all have pet peeves. It’s only natural! However, I’m one of those rare breeds of people that is literally annoyed by everything around me. Since absolutely everything and anything annoys me, you can expect this to become a recurring series.
Today I’m going to be discussing a couple of my biggest pet peeves. If you agree with some of the things on this list, tell me in the comments! What are some of your biggest pet peeves?
Let’s get started!
The Achievement Detractor
We all know that one person that…isn’t doing the best. Not psychologically or anything, but they just really aren’t that successful at what they’re trying to do at the moment.
Who says that’s a bad thing! Work on yourself. Work on your craft. Work on trying to better yourself!
However, if you try to undermine other people’s achievements because you’re insecure about your own lack of professional or personal success, there’s a special place in hell reserved for you.
Especially people that undermine other people’s achievements by saying that they were only successful because of their looks. I mean, it’s just super frustrating- you’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t.
If you look terrible and are unsuccessful, you’re a loser. If you look terrible and are successful, it was only because people felt sorry for you.
If you look good, then you must be stupid. If you look good and work incredibly hard to achieve something, you only got to where you are because of your looks.
Why can’t we just stop judging people and just mind our own damn business?
This type of person crafts this incredibly detailed narrative in their mind as to why other people are advancing and they’re stagnant; yet they continue to place blame on external factors and refuse to take accountability for their role in being a non-starter.
But I’m totally not speaking from personal experience or anything. (I just hope the person I’m talking about doesn’t end up reading this).
The Cab Conversationalist
Okay so pretty much all taxi services like Uber provide drivers with automated access to some sort of GPS system.
In fact, I’m pretty sure as soon as a ride is booked, they are automatically taken to like Google Maps or some sort of equivalent navigation software application.
So if drivers have access to GPS systems like that, why do they find it necessary to ask me for directions when they literally have them right in front of them?
Most GPS applications even have an A.I. assistant that can read them the directions if they are so desperate for that interaction.
I don’t know about you, but I absolutely hate having to engage in unnecessary conversation with random cab drivers. It almost always ends up being some sort of mindless chatter of small talk which serves absolutely no purpose.
You don’t have to fill silence just because it’s there.
I have a question for any cab drivers out there that might be reading this: do you genuinely care about why I’m going to where I’m going and what I’m going to be doing there? If your answer was yes, why?
I look at long cab rides as an opportunity to catch up on podcasts and music; but I guess I’ll give that up to tell you what I think of today’s weather.
I mean, why should I spend this 45 minute cab ride listening to music that I actually enjoy and that makes me happy? Why not engage in an extremely uninformed conversation about why petrol prices have increased and which politician is to blame?
The funny thing is that I’m in an Uber as I type this very sentence, and that petrol price politician conversation is the very one that I am trying to escape right now.
Simultaneously Googles why petrol prices are going up and why I should care so the cab driver doesn’t judge me.
If I wanted to eat a salad, I would literally just order a salad.
But I didn’t order a salad. I ordered a pizza.
I don’t expect a pizza to be a super healthy meal. Therefore, I don’t need random vegetables incorporated into my pizza. The same goes for any other ‘unhealthy’ foods like pasta and burgers.
It’s not just unnecessary- it literally ruins the entire flavour of the dish. What could have been a delicious cheese pizza is now tainted with the flavour of spinach, corn and sun-dried tomatoes.
Don’t you dare tell me I could just take the vegetables off. I can still taste the damn tomato.
Once again, if I wanted to eat something healthy I would.
Thank you for reading! Let me know what some of your biggest pet peeves are in the comments below!
Or at least confirm that you feel the same way about some of the pet peeves on this list so I don’t feel too mean!
You can check out my last few posts here:
- borrowed poems from an anonymous- ‘Expressions of Love’ and ‘Experience’
- The Horror of Surveillance
- Pet Peeves
- Happy Panda- Random Blogger Interviews
- Trashy If You’re Poor But Classy If You’re Rich
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Until Next Time.