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Give Me a Little Respect
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
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Why is it that it’s the smallest things that annoy the hell out of you? Well it’s normally these everyday things that get my back up the most. I always watch the TV programme ‘Room 101’ and can usually empathise with the mundane things that these Z list celebrities decide to mention, so I have decided that its time to vent my own frustrations….
Okay so I have a list that is somewhat endless and some may say that I annoy the hell out of them with my constant whining so this is why I will only share my top 5 things that annoy me the most.
No.5 – What a Waste!
We (The consumer) are the first to moan about our utility prices going up, but maybe if we were more energy savvy then costs wouldn’t go through the roof so much as all round efficiency would be better thus lowering the demand on fuel/water sources! We can make a difference and if I can do it you can too – its ignorance if you don’t at least try. More can be done by everyone and it annoys me seeing people who don’t bother. It’s wasting your money, my money and destroying the environment…. Fix those leaks and switch those lights off - let’s love our planet and our wallets.
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No.4 – Public Transport Shambles
Rude and incompetent bus drivers – I hate them. It amazes me how some of our local drivers have managed to keep their jobs. Having used the local bus network here in Cambridge for 10 years I have witnessed some appalling incidents because of various drivers. One driver actually stopped the bus in morning rush hour, got off and assaulted a cyclist for cycling in a wrong lane, then there are the drivers who pull away from the bus stop before the passengers have sat down and now fair enough, being 23 I can handle being thrown about a bit but the many elderly and disabled people I have seen fall over and get hurt because of this is despicable. Also, don’t get me started on the drivers who feel it’s alright to just drive past you because they are running late - that’s if they even bother following the designated bus route at all. But don’t forget the government wants us to use public transport more! Sort it out Stagecoach!
No.3 – You Are Not Worthy Of My Money
Self service tills – why is it that every time you use these tills you always get the one with a faulty scanner and dirty conveyor belt! I recently used one of these tills in Tesco and finally lost my temper because the item/s I was scanning weren’t scanning properly; so much so, the store assistant indirectly made me feel like I was shop lifting and then the 2 white tops that I had scanned and placed on the conveyor belt to be weighed, got dirty as the belt was covered in chilled food stains! I have used these tills several times and this is not the first problem I have had…. A bit more maintenance would go a long way. I am a law abiding citizen whom expects the service I am and do pay for, so why is it that I leave the supermarket feeling like I’m being unreasonable and a criminal! All this bother just so Tesco can save a few quid on staff…. Pathetic!
No.2 – Public Space Is No Place
Well this one will be self explanatory really – why do people feel the need to urinate in public places? Fair enough they are in a small minority but c’mon we live in a modern age where we have toilets – toilets that are available to use, almost anywhere you go! What is even more disgusting, is the people that urinate up the side of cars, for this I am sure to have witnessed at least a dozen times! It’s gross and totally unhygienic so do not do it – there is absolutely no excuse!
No.1 – A Little Respect!
People who don’t respect my home irritate the hell out of me. Why is it that people presume you’re happy with them putting their feet up on your new sofa or you’re your happy for them to stand on your white bath mat with their big dirty trainers on; leaving behind dirty foot prints…..? I wouldn’t do it so what makes people think that they can! I know that I would never disrespect any other persons home so why do people think they can in mine? Why can’t people use their common sense and a few manners when they go into people’s homes, its just damn right rude!
Okay, so maybe I need to get out more and learn to relax a bit, but the things listed above really do get my back up, people will not be perfect and nor will life ever be perfect but a little more respect, a few more manners and much more common-sense would certainly make my life better if not yours too!
Thank you for listening.
© grown_up_girlie, August 2006.
Summary: We can all try harder in every situation.