Pet Peeves and Salsa

An article happened to capture my eye on msn.com this morning. I groaned…said “oh brother”…and of course clicked on the link to get more details.

This got me thinking about my pet peeves. Unfortunately I probably can’t even name them all, but this one thing in particular just really bugs me.

People who fake retire.

According to my internal dictionary, fake retire is defined as “retiring…not retiring…and then retiring again one year later.”

Are you kidding Brett Favre? I don’t get why athletes do this! Is it for the attention? Or can they simply not make up their minds?? I realize this happens in your everyday jobs as well, but somehow it doesn’t seem to be QUITE the stunner when the school librarian retires, only to realize she is super lonely at home and decides “hey, I really do like working!” after all.

Now to be clear, I’m definitely not opposed to Brett fake retiring from the Wrangler ads. And I think my reasoning is obvious:

Since we’re on the topic, I want to discuss a few other annoyances in my life.

1) People who take FOREVER to order their food.

I don’t care if it’s fast food or in a sit-down restaurant, you can feel my insides start to boil when the person in front of me takes FOREVER to decide on the hamburger…the cheeseburger…oh, or maybe the chicken fingers would be good…

I realize this is very silly. And it has to do more with my patience than anything else.

This also includes people who order for 10 other people at once. You know what I’m talking about. You’re almost to the front of the line and then you hear, “I’d like 1 tall mocha…NO WHIP…soy milk, 3 cafe lattes, extra hot…easy on the foam, 2 blueberry muffins…ooh not that one…that one!, etc etc etc”

Makes me want to scream. I’ll try to work on this.

2) People who don’t use their blinkers.

I don’t get it. How can you forget the blinker? It tells people WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO NEXT! How many wrecks could have been avoided had the blinker been utilized?? And it’s not even difficult to use. It’s second nature to me. Perhaps we didn’t all have the same driving instructor but I think this is critical to safe driving. And I’m also talking to you people who forget to turn your blinker off. Then you just really confuse everyone.

3) Elevators. The most annoying of all for today. People who take the elevator to the SECOND floor when the stairs are just a hop, skip, & a jump away.

I think this is just plain lazy. Unless you have a broken foot, asthma, a heart condition that doesn’t let you walk up stairs (I don’t know??? Trying to be open-minded here!), why would you take the elevator to the 2nd floor?! What a waste of your time. You could be at the top at the stairs in the time it takes the elevator doors to shut, decide to start moving, settle, and open again for you at 2.

And who cares if you’re out of breath? A little exercise is good for you people!

Wow. There really was a lot to get off my chest today! I’m sure there are more. In fact, I know there are. But that’s another blog for another day. I don’t have the energy to get into people that butt into conversations, people who drive too slow, or being told the same story 10 times (which I’m sure we’re all guilty of, but still…)

On another note (I’m on a roll today!), I am SUPER EXCITED because Kim and I placed an order for MORE cherry salsa earlier this week! You surely couldn’t have expected me to wait until this year’s Nutcracker Market in November to get more. 7 jars are coming out way very soon and happiness will be restored to our households!

And you should really check out their website. It’s not just about salsa. They have sauces, dressings (their cherry vinaigerette sounds fantastic!), cherry sangria, boxes of fresh cherries, cherry jam, and MORE.

All for now…

3 thoughts on “Pet Peeves and Salsa

  1. I totally agree with all of those pet peeves, especially the elevator one. I always wanted to scream “LAZY!” to that person who took it to the 2nd floor. Of course, that’s after I made sure there wasn’t a broken foot or something :) I guess it’s just best to assume there’s a reason that we can’t see!

  2. ok, i have to say that i am one of the people that ALWAYS takes the elevator if i am by myself. you may not know this, but here goes: i have a fear of stairwells and being stuck in them. if i’m with a buddy, we’re cool and i can take the stairs, but by myself- no way! sorry to annoy you- i’m not lazy- just a scaredy cat.

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