Today's prompt: What is your BIGGEST Pet Peeve?
I have a lot of Pet Peeves.
Like people talking on their cell phones as they walk around the grocery store pushing their cart.
People talking on their cell phones as they drive their cars.
Kids who think it is okay to leave their trash in my car.
Husbands who think they need to hold the remote control in THEIR hand all the time.
But my BIGGEST pet peeve of all time (no pun intended) is people who cannot be on time!
If you are supposed to be at work at 8 o'clock in the morning, that doesn't mean 8:10
If we are eating dinner at 6 o'clock in the evening, that doesn't mean 6:15.
If I say that Christmas dinner will be served at noon, why do you show up just after noon and be surprised that we didn't wait for you.
I hate (and I know that is a strong word) but I HATE going to the doctor and having to wait for more than an hour in the waiting room. In fact, I don't wait anymore. I get up and leave. My time is just as valuable as his time. Yes, I understand that there are emergencies and appointments that just might run a bit longer for one reason or another. Those are not the times I am talking about.
Receptionists can tell you if the doctor is running late or has an emergency.
But I am talking about over-booking. Cramming too many patients into an hour.
I can't tell you how many times I have been in a doctor's waiting room and heard more than one patient come up and say "My appointment is at 1:15". Heck, that is when mine, and hers, and his, is at also.
I quit waiting on my doctor years ago.
And guess what?
He is hardly ever late with me anymore.
We just have to speak up.
Waiting for a phone call is another 'not on time' thing I dislike. If you are going to call back on Tuesday, then call on Tuesday. Don't expect me to be nice to you when you call on Wednesday. Or worse yet, Thursday.
If you are picking up my kids for something and you are supposed to be here at 9, then be here at 9. And if I am picking up your kids at 9, have them ready to come running out the door when I drive in the driveway.
Cause I HATE not being on time!
I am not talking about those rare times when you are late. We all have a life and will be late sometimes. I am talking about those who are habitually late.
YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!
Now, don't be late.
Hurry over here and tell us your pet peeve.