Thursday, May 6, 2010

I Got Something To Get Off My Chest

I got a couple of pet peeves that just irritate the bejeesus out of me. I wrote about one of them before actually.

One pet peeve of mine is when I am walking down the street and some random dude takes it upon himself to say to me, "Smile." Smile?! Dude you don't know me. If I wanted to smile I'd be smiling. Am I supposed to just walk around all day every day with a goofy ass grin on my face? Uh, no! So word to the wise, if you see me walking down the street and I'm not smiling, keep it moving or else there may be a situation. Men, let me give you a peice of advice, we women never like it when you tell us to smile. Never. That makes the hairs on the back of our neck raise. Well, maybe just my hairs but you get the point. Just keep it moving to be on the safe side mkay?

Second pet peele is someone spitting on the ground. I've mentioned this one before. That crap makes my skin crawl. UGH! I think I'm going to bitch slap the next person that spits on the ground around me.

You ever have one of those days were everyone around you just make it their mission to tap dance on your last nerve?


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Menopausal New Mom said...

I am so with you on the spit on the sidewalk thing, I mean seriously, what do these creeps do at home, spit on the damn floor or go outside every five minutes to spit? ewww!!!!!

And the next stranger who tells me to smile had better finish off that request with "you're on candid camera!"

Jeni said...

EGADS! The smile thing is something that irks me to no end. Here I thought all along I WAS smiling. The manager at a truckstop restaurant where I was an asst. mgr used to tell me that all the time -"Smile. People think you are angry at them or something when you don't do that" he would tell me. The thing is exactly as you said, would it really be better to try to paste a phoney-baloney smile across our mouths and have people then think we were totally bonkers? Besides, odds were at the restaurant if my looks made people think I was mad or upset, I probably was and it most likely was with that person too for either being a jackass of a customer, demanding the moon, or an employee who had just screwed something up that I was going to end up taking the fall for!
Go with an expression that makes YOU feel comfortable and tell anyone who says "Smile" to Kiss your sweet patootie!

Tonya said...

I've had those days. Luckily they are all strangers so I don't blow up at them :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

My hairs rise too and your timing for posts is always impeccable-- I have kids tap dancing on my nerves today.
The smile thing REALLY annoys me, it makes me want to say something like, "I'm on my way to the funeral home to plan (insert imaginary dearly departed here)'s funeral and you want me to smile?!"

Actually seeing the reaction could just make my day and have me sporting a goofy grin.

Moooooog35 said...

So what you're saying is that you're not a fan of spitting.

I believe that leaves only one alternative.

I think I've made my point.

Red Shoes said...

(Note to self: If I ever see Tee walking down the street, do NOT tell her to smile... :oD )

I've done that before... but I hope its interpreted as a greeting... I try to say it warmly... and its also said from the standpoint that maybe she is having a rough day... a rough time... and I am just trying to break that hold...

As for bad manners, nothing can be done about that, I'm sad to say... they just don't think its a problem... kinda like men that go around re-arranging 'themselves'... Blerk... I'm a guy and I don't like to see that!!!

~shoes~

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I am so with you! That is disgusting. I mean, why spit at all?

I also can't stand people who do the "smile" thing. Like they are "the boss" of you.

You're not alone.

Susan said...

I have had the smile thing happen to me. I HATE it. It only puts me in a bad mood and then I come off looking worse.

Stesha said...

Or what about the person who blows their nose while you're eating! So nasty.

And when someone tells me to smile I want to just scream "Go To Hell!" But I don't.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Just telling it like it is said...

I hate spitting in public too!

Mrsblogalot said...

I will actually growl when some guy tells me to smile.

That definitely gets me mad enough to spit! (-:

nycwhofan said...

I'm with you on the spitting thing too. What drives me extra insane is when Patti Smith - a 60-something year old woman - spits indoors on the stage of Carnegie Hall every single year she plays the Tibet House benefit. One year she was nice enough to wipe it up with her jacket sleeve. I get skeeved just thinking about it.

Renaissance Woman said...

I am so there about the first pet peeve. I never understand why people say such a stupid thing. If I wanted to smile I would.

BamaTrav said...

Some men just want to watch the world burn.