I haven’t had a Monday morning rant for some time now, and I thought today would be a good enough day as any to do it. Especially seeing as I woke up to people running around like chicken little making all sort of pointless comment online after the spate of shootings in Brisbane over night. One of which is literally metres from where I live.
Anyway, here is my Top 5 list of pet peeves.
- Coffee Too Hot To Drink.
I am very specific when I order a coffee. Usually it is the biggest size they have, with a double or triple shot, depending on the size of the cup, the vegan version of their soy milk (remember, not all soy milk is vegan), and the most important part, COOLER.
I am a little bit precious when I drink coffee, in the way that I would like to be able to actually drink it. Not be forced to sip it for the next 3 hours because the temperature is hot enough to melt the teflon coating of a frying pan.
I do understand that the milk has to be heated to 60C for some reason, though there is nothing to say you can’t put a little bit of cold soy in the top, so I don’t burn my precious tongue.
Not the umbrella as such, just those people who insist on walking along a crowded street when it is only looking like it might drizzle a bit.
Those out there who don’t really care what damage their brolly inflicts on people, they wave it around, it bobs up and down all over the place. The unfortunate part is that the little pointy metal things at the end tend to be at the same level as my eyes are. Personally, I’d love to see umbrellas being prohibited from use if there are more than 3 people within a 20 metre radius.
Don’t get me started on those who bring a golf umbrella to a sun shower…
Come one people, it’s not the 1920’s where the umbrella meant everything, why can’t we all wear the ever fashionable japara?
- Disciples of the Electronic Alter
Televised news is worse than an addictive drug to far to many people.
I do understand that most people think they want to be kept informed of what is happening out there in the big bad world. Though there does have to come a point with the abundance of information becomes inundation.
A talking head sitting in front of a green screen says something one night, and all of a sudden it becomes gospel, and everyone is talking about it the next day.
These people seem to have lost the ability to form an independent thought, only having an opinion if it’s come from Karl, Kochie, Talking Head X or Talking Head Y.
- Those who aren’t aware of the pending Zombie Apocalypse/Alien Invasion
If you aren’t preparing for either, you’ll be lost in the first wave.
Whilst many years ago, I would have thought that the Zombie Apocalypse was a credible threat, I believe that it has now got to the point of being disinformation and that the real threat will be an alien incursion/invasion.
The growing instances of people in zombie like states is top secret government testing of biological agents to use against the invaders when they do set foot on terra firma, or rise up out of the oceans.
- Not using my name as a customer service ‘extra’
If I am paying $X a year for your membership club, and you swipe my card in your spiffy little touch screen computer terminal, I am sure my name comes up there, because it is printed on my receipt. How difficult is it to pronounce it or say it out a loud?
A little bit of personalised customer service goes a long way, especially in these predicted times of doom and gloom. If I’ve been to your store on a regular basis, at least 2-3 times a week, and you can’t remember my name, why would I go back when a shop that is closer remembers it after the third visit?
Especially, if I tell them my name is Precious, Boofhead, or Mr. Awesome and they accept it for the humourous way it was intended.
As with most people, there are waaay more than 5 on the list, though these are the top 5 that are the most important on my list this week.
What are yours?