We’ve all got those things that make us crazy, right? Some of us probably have a lot, myself included. For today’s writing challenge, the prompt is: three pet peeves.
I guess I’ll limit myself to three for the sake of time.
1. Macho Men
Being gruff and rude doesn’t make you admirable. Acting like women are inferior doesn’t make me want to impress you. I cannot stand the “men make the rules” kind of guys. It seems like there are a lot of them out there, huh?
2. The sound of someone eating or drinking
Okay, I know. This might put me in the weird category.
But seriously, this makes me nuts.
You know how at the movies they have the Coke commercial where it’s the sound of soda pouring and someone drinking it?
I cannot stand hearing Henry drink his water for more than a minute. I cannot stand the way Chad chews his food.
There. I said it. Cue the label of crazy, right?
3. Empty boxes in the pantry
This is probably my smallest pet peeve, but it still is one. Chad has this habit of putting boxes in the pantry…empty.
It. Makes. Me. Crazy.
I look in and think, “Oh my goodness, delicious cookies. I’ll have one.” I commit to it, decide the calories are worth it, get my taste buds ready for it.
I reach in, waiting to feel the amazing cookie in my hand. And I feel… nothing. Empty box.
I sigh, frustrated, and decide to reach for the cheese cracker box.
Box after box. It’s all a façade. There are no snacks worth eating. All has been lost.
The only thing that makes it worse?
If when I head to the living room, Chad is chewing on that last cookie. And taking a big gulp of soda to wash it down.
Pet peeves. We all have them. Do yours make you sound like a crazy person? Help me feel better about myself. Tell me some of yours.
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