FED UPI know there are a lot of things going on here in the US and throughout the world: There are international economic woes that both parties are trying to make appear as if they only exist in the US and they are the other party's fault; there are droughts in Texas and floods in North Dakota; and Harry Potter stomped Twilight at the Teen Choice Awards (oh the horror)!!!
So I felt like writing about something else. I’m going to vent. Now, I’m not special – clearly. I fully understand everyone has their own pet peeves, but I’ve got a blog, therefore a platform, so…like I said, I’m going to vent.
So read on if you’d like, if not, move to the next post – which probably contains a very well thought-out and poignant message. While there are many things that irritate me – like wet socks, there are some that stand out more than others do. So, without any further ado, I bring you the my top five (little issues) that actually bother me quite a bit – Part one.
Elevator Protocol :
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Sidewalk and Pedestrian Protocol:
Hollywood movies were asked to stop showing cigarettes ads and showing smokers in such "positive light." You came of age during the HUGE cigarette scandals showing how cigarette manufacturers deliberately tricked folks into smoking. We started seeing that scary picture of the woman with wrinkled skin (picture to the right) and passing the pretty pink lung and the dirty and the filthy black lung around in the Third Grade science/health class. Remember the picture of the man with the missing teeth - and his friends? We KNOW damn near every cancer can be linked back to smoking. We’ve had Surgeon General warnings (see the new labels), Truth commercials, and the demise of Joe Camel and flavored cigarettes… what on Earth tempted you to start smoking? But hey, it is your right. Who knows, maybe I should be against health care if I have to pay for your ass. But, it's your choice. If you make that choice, more power to you. One request, since most buildings are now smoke free (at least out East); if you go outside to smoke, please remove your ass from in front of the damn door. I don’t want to walk through a cloud of cancer just to get inside my office building. (BTW – this same complaint also works for folks who don’t wash their hands after they use the restroom. Let me get this right, we’ve had Bird Flu, Swine Flu, SARS, and the Heebee Geebees, and you STILL don’t wash your hands??? You nasty muther…what?)
Am I alone on these issues? Do any of them bother you?
So what annoys you?