30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 3

Holy catfish, what a day today has been. 4 hours in the studio, grocery shopping, house cleaning, a quick visit to my parent’s house has made for one tired Sara.

Today’s prompt is all about listing my top three pet peeves. How whiney!

I must admit that although I’m not proud of it, I am and can be a super irritable person. Especially when I’m sleep-deprived and stressed out. The silliest things can get under my skin and really affect me; its something that I’m working on.

On a normal day when the cheery tone at the Tim Horton’s drive thru doesn’t get under my skin, here are my top three pet peeves:

  • Poor work ethic
This one really drives me up the wall and around the corner. I can’t stand laziness. And I can’t stand people that are all talk and no action. I can spot a poor work ethic 10 miles away, and it’s my number one pet peeve. I’ve been told that my standards for getting things done aren’t reasonable (for example, I will not, never, under any circumstance let 12 hours go by without responding to a work email, at least to acknowledge that I’ve received it and am working on whatever is being asked. I’ve been told before that that isn’t realistic). But I think that they are reasonable. And I happen to be of the opinion that if people spent half much time working as they did either trying to find ways to get out of working, or avoiding work, that things would get done!
  • Selfishness
It’s a tough world out there, and at the end of the day, sometimes it does feel like you really need to look out for yourself first and foremost. But I’ve been finding more and more as time progresses that I just have so little respect for selfish people. At the worst end of the spectrum, selfishness looks like people that will trample over someone else to better their own chances at something. At the lighter end of the spectrum you find people that are so wrapped up in their own lives that they can’t see the big picture, would never dream of giving up something of their own to help another person, and would never consider doing something that inconvenienced them for another. To me, they are all the same quality, and it’s so unattractive. This is probably why I ended up marrying Matt; he is the most selfless person I’ve ever met, and being around him has really made an impact on me and how I look at this character trait.

 

  • Dishes in the kitchen sink
Alright, time for something a bit lighter….true story, I can’t and won’t go to bed no matter what time it is with dirty dishes in the kitchen sink. DRIVES. ME. MENTAL! I also will make myself late for work at any cost to make sure that the dishwasher is loaded and the kitchen sink is empty before I walk out the door for the day. Call it OCD, call it whatever works…I can’t help it, it’s who I am!
Alright, there’s Day 3 in the bag! See you back here tomorrow for Day 4!
-Sara

 

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