Pet peeves. Every single person has one. Whether you hate when people chew with their mouth open, or when people use the wrong form on your or you’re, you still have some sort of annoying habit you can not stand. Here is you chance to vent your frustrations. Tell me what gets on your nerves. Get your frustrations out in the comments below. But here’s what I want you to think about. Think about how angry and annoyed that habit makes you and I want you to find a little humor in it. I’m going to tell you what I find annoying just below here and then I’m going to find the fun in the situation and turn it into a good thing.
I work at a bank so I come in contact with lots and lots of people every day, so I see lots of different habits people possess. One of the most frustrating things people do at a bank are complaining loudly in line about how long things take (when there is a perfectly good ATM outside that can take care of that deposit). Now, I told you I was going to find the fun in this situation.
Even though I may be irked by the sighs and complaints of my customers, I know that I will always come in contact with people who are angry for whatever reason, and I must try to turn the situations around. For example, today I started telling a story about what it must have been like when we used the barter system trading chickens. I mentioned how funny it is how sometimes we come across counterfeit bills at the bank and how funny it must have been for someone to try to barter with a counterfeit chicken (clearly this is absurd).
But who knows!
Maybe that stupid silly story was exactly what a grumpy customer needed to hear to start their day in the right direction.
My challenge to you. Think of a story about a person or situation that you may consider annoying and frustrating and write it all out. But then, turn around and find the fun in the situation. Laugh at it, because that’s what we really need to do. We need to laugh. Especially at such silly things as pet peeves.
Until we see each other again, keep smiling and help strangers brighten their days.