Yup, we've all got them. From the way someone talks, to the way a sandwich is made to how someone dresses/smells/behaves. It's all there, and most times it's not pretty when something sets us off, and the angst and peevishness comes out.
Today, I'm going to vent about one of my pet peeves.
Being a commuter, there is one thing that REALLY sets me off.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not the world's best driver myself. I'm sure that if everyone drove like I do, the entire world will crash and burn in a fiery ball and horrific crash.
What I tend to do is know where I'm going, and how much time it's going to take me to get there. Then I plan accordingly, and try to get there with the least amount of stress and bother. Granted, there are times when I oversleep, or forget about the time, and then try to race to make up for my lapse in attention. But for the most part, I do try to keep myself under control when behind the wheel of my car. I pay attention to the other drivers, and try to keep out of the way of everyone else.
What really bothers me is when you have that person that A) Really doesn't care, and drives their own way, and slows everyone down; or B) just can't figure out how a car works, and drives like the car is driveing itself, and not the driver of the car.
These two types of drivers annoy me in more ways than I can possibly explain, but I'll make the attempt.
We've all been caught behind that driver who insists on driving 10 or more miles UNDER the speed limit, and refuses to allow folks to get past in order to get to their destination. Now imagine this type of person doing this same exact thing to THREE LANES of traffic on a freeway! Yes, I've had to deal with this, and I still don't understand what their motivation for this was. As long as they stay out of my way, I'm good, but unfortunately this driver decided that they needed to show everyone that they aren't only slow, but that they also didn't care for any other drivers on the road, and were more important than anyone else.
Secondly, I can't stand those folks who are arrogant enough to try to bully other drivers. Everyone's made mistakes. With a little luck, you don't pay for a driving mistake, and can feel bad about it, but no harm, no foul.
Now take that minor mistake, add road rage, and you get my second pet peeve. Say you accidentally cut off a driver who's speeding, and trying to cut around some traffic. You don't get into any kind of wreck, but you feel bad for cutting off the driver, and the driver now has to slow down for a short period of time before getting to his destination. Now, this driver finds a way to get around you, then proceeds to do to you what you accidentally did to him. He then cuts you off, and slams on his brakes to jockey you around. I hate, and I _do_ mean HATE those type of drivers. Yes, we make mistakes, we don't need you to then add to it by being an asshole and making a potential show out of it, thanks.
Anyway, that's my rant for today. Hope y'all have a great week, and I'll wander back in later and talk about something else that bothers me.