Jun 8, 2009

9 Pet peeves – Just a few

Now while I am perfectly imperfect, flawed and prone to the occasional episode of unflattering bad habits which I opt to practice in private there are just some things everyone could attempt to adhere to and not purposely subject others. Things such as the deliberate act of not covering ones mouth, chewing with the mouth open and failure to consider the impact actions deemed harmless (by the offending individual) may have on those in your immediate surroundings.

  • Yawning – I have no desire to see the insides of your mouths, some of which are grotesque. Please its a small distance from your hand to your mouth. Do us all a favor, cover it.

  • Sneezing – Keep your mucus discharge to yourself reciprocity in the gifting of germs is unnecessary.

  • Coughing – while I sympathize with your plight of fighting a nasty cough my empathy only goes so far and does not include contracting what you have

  • Chewing with the mouth open – apart from sounding like a pig with the incessant snap, snap, snap, snap minus the snorting, viewing your chewed food in an array of soggy slop in your mouth is disgusting and unattractive, for God sake close your damn mouths.

  • Flicking, shaking out, combing and scratching the hair - someone maybe sitting directly behind. It is unsanitary and in considerate in a crowded public place. The human hair like the skin is always shedding and having your hair land on my chest or lay in my lap is not my way of breaking the ice. I'd much prefer you turned around and introduce yourself and we could engage in a mutual conversation.

  • Hand washing – please wash your hands before you exit the bathroom, it takes less than 30 seconds and I promise you, your hands will not fall off or burst into flames. I have no yearning to pick up what you removed from your nether regions and placed on the door by virtue of holding it to open so you could leave.

  • Food curiosity –if what I am eating looks interesting, ask, do not put your face in my food or point your finger in it before I have a chance to respond all so you can satisfy your curiosity. There is a reason curiosity killed the cat.

  • Smokers - Yes you are outside in public, a wide open space but please bare in mind you are still surrounded by people and you can consider the direction the wind is blowing. There is nothing sexy about eating a face full of smoke because you unknowingly stand behind someone who is smoking and Eau de Smoke Perfume is simply not my scent of choice. I have no problem with you sucking on your cancer stick, all I ask is that you be mindful of others around you when you light up.

  • Picking and flicking - Now you are welcomed to pick your nose all you want but please do not flick your bogger like you sitting in the park on a cool Sunday evening when in reality you are on the train or the bus full of people. No one is standing in line to have dried up snot flicked on their clothes or hair, it is not "avant garde" or "au catture". It is down right disgusting.


  1. LOL, this was funny...but so true. Everything you have mentioned here drives me crazy too. I just don't understand people sometimes!

    On another note, Joseph has been having trouble commenting on your blog. He said he has been unable to open your comment box? I'm not sure if others are having a similar problem but I haven't had issues? In any case, Joseph has not forgotten about you and wanted me to pass that along. That was a few days ago, so perhaps the problem has already been resolved.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. I love your site, music, words, and musings...we find the most beautiful treasures when we walk down paths not yet visited...

    I also love a great sense of humor!

  3. This was fun to see. We have similar peeves but it's hard to stop your hair from falling, isn't it? :-)

  4. Yes ,it is funny but true.You hv omitted many more disgusting habits.But sneezing is an involuntary act that we can atbest cover our mouths if we hv the time to do.Nice and intersting post as always

  5. Outstandingly and outrageously funny !!! With your permission, I would like to add the following to your list :

    1. Talking loudly on the cell phone in public places..

    2. Passing of obnoxious gasses in public spaces.

    3. Spitting in public places (applies to our part of the world)

    Wonderful blog..



  6. Hi:)


    Very interesting, thought provoking, educative, funny post. Can you see me grinning from ear to ear:):):)

    Most of us are subject to at least some of the flaws you have pointed out in a very hilarious manner.

    Once, when I was sitting in a restaurant, I saw a man happily licking his fingers after eating his food. I was disgusted to see that.

    If a conscious effort is made most flaws can be rectified. Every thing depends upon parents. If they have taught good habits to their children when they were small, they will automatically follow them when they grow big. For big people to change, you need a stick and perhaps some stringent punishment. Don't ask me if its possible?

    The next best thing is education, like your witty post.

    Many thanks for sharing this. It is said that if you want to change the world, you have to change yourself first. Let me see how many areas I can change myself:)

    Have a lovely day:)

  7. Smokers, oh yeah!!
    Can't believe I used to be one!!
    Thanks for coming by the jungle!

  8. thnaks for stopping by my blog!! Your comment was beautiful and very inspiring!! Oh, and i actually laughed out loud at some of your pet peeves!!


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