Day 6: Pet Peeves

Do you want to know what really gets under my skin? There’s a lot of things (blame my autism because I have a short fuse) but I’ll narrow it down.

Here’s my list of pet peeves:

  1. People biting on their utensils – I hate it. I personally can barely put any type of silverware in my mouth (I use plastic at home and my parents keep some handy for when I visit) because even the thought of that sends shivers down my spine. I haven’t used proper utensils for about 4 years now and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back. But if I’m with you and I can hear the metal hitting your teeth, I might ask you to stop eating.
  2. Lolly-gaggers – Listen, if I ask you to do something, just do it. Don’t just sit there and pretend you have things to do. Procrastinators are my enemy because I honestly don’t understand how you can just sit there and have a task in the back of your mind and not do it.
  3. People saying they’re “baby-sitting” their own kids – Hello, people! It’s called parenting! It’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle. If you think watching and nurturing your own kids should be considered baby-sitting, then we can’t be friends.
  4. Being talked over – If I have something to say, it must be important. Let me finish my thought before you yell over what I’m saying to prove why I’m wrong or to say you understand. If I don’t get to complete my thought, my OCD kicks in and I can’t get the thought out of my brain until I can let it go in the manner I mentally practiced. Failure to comply may cause a complete shutdown from me.

What drives you crazy?


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