It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post that doesn’t involve some sort of rhyme or review, so I thought I’d change it up this week and write about the things that really “get my goat”. I’m a very bubbly and happy person, but there are some things that, with out a doubt, will irritate me.
1. Standing in a Queue
Now it’s not the actual standing in the queue that bothers me, it’s when people stand so uncomfortably close behind me that I’m not sure whether to turn around and ask them to remove their body from mine or just leave the queue. The worst thing about it, though, is when you move forward to relieve yourself from their sweaty stance you are then too close to the person on front of you, but oh no you can’t move back not because the person behind you has moved forward too, almost as if they are trying to steal your warmth. It’s even worse when you get a hand-to-bum graze *Shudders*.
2. People who don’t listen
I work in a call center so this is a pretty big one for me. I often find myself repeating the same sentence up to 4 times before someone responds correctly. I’ll ask “What’s your name?” and get “I’m 75” in response. It’s gotten to the point where I am asking myself “Am I being charismatic enough?” “Do people find me boring?” The truth of the matter is that everyone, including myself, hears what they want to hear and responds to the conversation they think they are having.
3. People who don’t laugh
As someone who loves comedy I love a good laugh and love making people laugh, but my pet hate is people who either can’t take a joke or don’t laugh out loud. People who can’t take a joke do my nut in because you have to tread very lightly around them in the fear they will be offended by something you joke about and I LOVE making jokes. People who don’t laugh are even worse because you can’t tell if they are enjoying your jokes or not and are left with the dilemma of “Should I continue joking around or do you hate me now…”
4. Clingy People
Space is very important to me, I am quite reclusive so enjoy my own company. If someone wants to message me every second of the day or wants to meet up weekly I will probably feel overwhelmed and cut off all contact. In the past I have been the clingy one which is possibly why I don’t enjoy people being clingy towards me, because I saw how people reacted to me being clingy and replicate those behaviours.
5. Getting unwanted help
Often people feel the need to help me when I don’t need it. Sometimes people offer me advice I never asked for and I just nod in agreement as my head wanders on to bigger and better things that are actually relevant to my life. Often people will think I need them to help me do something and will help me with out asking if I need it, the majority of the time I definitely want to be left to my own devices. To be fair though, I am guilty of giving people unwanted help myself.
So those are just small things that bother me, but don’t really matter on the big scale of things. What annoys you? How do you handle that?