Why do we call ’em ‘pet peeves’? Who started this “lingo”? Does it have anything to do with our pets? Why then we refer annoying occurances as PET peeves? It’s a very ‘racist’ term! I’m SOOOOOO writing to King Solomon and ask him to explain to the animals that we don’t hate them. It’s just an expression…. A lot to explain to the animals… And thanks to the animals as well, I got a huge tax cut for contirbuting to WWF and SPCA. They do come in handy…
Back to the matter above, I was minding my own business, driving to work, and stopped at a traffic light somewhere in front of Central Market. It was a nice morning and the weather is beautiful. KL looks very calm and peaceful (less busses and people on the road)… And then, I saw it. A grafitti on the side of a wall (refer to the picture above). Some dumb-dumb tot it’s okay to do unwelcomed public service announcement, which, not only is dumb, but an eyesore as well. Maybe he/they/she meant well but that does not make it right. That actually ruined my morning a small tinsy tiny atom bit. After making my usual disgusted face, I drove off to the office…
And theeeeennnnn, it started lah! All of the sudden, I’m like a walking ‘annoyance-meter-maid’. Every single pet peeves in my list were experienced within a short period of time. Berikut adalah kejadian-kejadian yang terjadi mengikut turutan sebenar:
- Parking lot – So I parked my car beside a Perdana and quickly switch off the engine to go out of the car. Then I realized, I can’t go out because the Perdana passager seat (which was next to my car door) was opened. The idiot who sat there, went out of the car, and was talking on the phone and not closing the door. So, I have her ass smacked right on my face (she was facing the other side). I waited impatiently for 3 seconds (yes, 3 seconds only) and started to honk. She was startled and was looking very annoyed. So I rolled down my window and said ‘Sorry miss, but can you move so that I can go out?’ (and yes, I can be polite and nice if I try very very hard… Cat, stop rolling your eyes.). Moral of the story – DON’t BE SELFISH! That was pet peeve numero uno.
- Lift from parking lot to upper floors – I parked my car at the very bottom of the building. There are 5 floors to go before I can reach the ground floor and change lift to the office tower. So, there I was, nicely pushing the LG button (because I was craving for McD and have lots and lots of free muffin kupons…). And theeeeennnn, another idiot came in and pushed the B3 button. Watever… I don’t care wherever floor that he wanted to go. After 2 seconds, I think he realized he pushed the wrong button and pushed a different floor now. He just wasted at least 40 senconds of my time, stopping at a floor that nobody will go out. No, I have less patience today. I cannot tolerate people wasting my time at all. Moral of the story – DO NOT WASTE OTHER PEOPLE’s TIME.
- McD – There were a lot of people due to the free muffin thingy. I proceed to wait in line and surprisingly it went fairly fast. This was the coversation between me and the cashier:
Cashier: Makan sini ke bungkus?
Cashier: *Shouting to the people behind the counter* One number 4 to go pleeeeaseeee….
Me: …. Waiting …. Waiting… Still waiting…
Cashier: Okay, here you go, enjoy your meal.
And I was looking at her, pushing the tray of food to me and thought to myself, didn’t I say bungkus to her and she repeated me by yelling to the counter people, reconfirming that the meal is to go?
Me: You said take away just now.
Cashier: *Blinking rapidly as if she doesn’t understand me*
Me: *Looking at her, blinking rapidly towards the tray*
Cashier: Ooooh! So sorry…. *After realizing that she DID NOT bungkus the food for me*
Moral of the story – PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO WAIT IN LINE FOR INCOMPETENT SERVICE (the guy behind me was pratically breathing at my neck… takut habis free muffin tu la agaknya,,,,).
4. Lift going to the office tower – This REALLY ticks me off. You know when you are waiting for the lift at the sideof the door instead of in front of it? There’s a reason for that. Using your common sense, you do that to allow the people from inside the lift to come out first, first you can enter the lift. Some idiots just don’t have common sense. So this lady, came and waited right in front of the lift. I was rolling my eyes at her and I kno she knos because she was looking at me from the corner of her eyes. As the lift door opened, she rushed inside and bumped herself right on a big huge dude’s chest. The dude gave her a ‘you just molested me’ look, I smiled very very satisfyingly, and she went and hide herself at the very corner of the small list with everyone else giving her the smirk. Moral of the story – DO NOT BE A SELFISH BITCH.
There you go…. A short list with loooong stories. I hope to God that none of you is one of these offenders. I’m so negative today. I need to go on a hollistic medidating time. Maybe I’ll write about happy thoughts after this….