Pet Peeves and Politeness


I was trying to think about what I wanted to write today. The new job doesn’t give me much of a chance to write anything until I get caught up on the writing for it, and very often I feel out of steam and not much like writing anything after I have spent hours in front of the computer reading and writing. I want to have more time to write and more energy to write. I have constant ideas that I am jotting down in my notebooks but I never seem to get time to do anything with them. Any suggestions? I feel like I need something to kick-start me on the right path. If you have any ideas let me know.

Anyway, now that the rant is over with, I can get on with yesterday’s question. It was:

Finish this sentence: I hate it when . . .


Well everyone has their own way of finishing that sentence. I know, hate is a strong word, I didn’t mean hate as much as I mean you really dislike when something happens, or someone says something or does something, you fins it irritating, it gets under your skin. Most of us don’t say or do anything about it when these things happen; we just kind of grit our teeth, bare what’s happening and move on and then we complain about it to our family, friends, Facebook or anyone who will listen about it. it’s a nice thing about having a blog. If I want to rant and complain about something, I can do it, get it out of my system, and it’s done. The downside is that it’s out there in Internet limbo for any search engine to find. But that’s off topic too. The reason I asked the question was the people I work for asked me if I could them with some articles from another project and I said sure. I did them no problem and continued on with my regular work and then they sent me an email with 6 more articles that they needed back in under 24 hours. Again, I don’t mind the work (I’m grateful that I can get paid to write and work from home, as a matter of fact I am grateful just for the work) but I don’t like not being asked, that it’s just assumed I’ll do it and in their time-frame. It’s kind of presumptuous of them, but I did it and it’s over with, but I do hate it when people just assume you’ll do whatever they ask.

I also hate when Sean just throws his clothes around the room and then complains he has nothing clean to wear. He has a hamper in his room, the laundry gets done every week, he just chooses not to use it and assumes it will get picked up and put in the hamper. I do chalk that one up to being eleven and a pre-teen slob, so I can live with it, but I still get upset enough to mention it EVERY WEEK. I am sure there a hundred other little things that drive me crazy and I could spend all day complaining about them, but that would get to be a bit much for you to read, so I’ll just leave it at that.

Thanks to those who took the time to answer yesterday’s question, and my whole rant kind of leads us right into the next question. I did all that writing and sent it in quickly and never even got a thank you for doing it. If you’ve read my Facebook page, a while back I wrote a note on the whole issue of people saying thank you and how no one does it anymore. So here is today’s question to you:

Who is the last person you said “Thank You” to today?

It’s a pretty simple question. Think as you sit here in front of the computer and try to figure it out. Hopefully the answer comes to you quickly. I am just curious as to who you said it to. I think it will be interesting to see and your answers will give me a good jumping off point for writing about the topic of thank you tomorrow. Think about it and let me know. You can post your answer here, on Facebook or on Twitter. I’ll post my answer tomorrow. I’ll ask a few people on Twitter too and see what kind of response I get.

That’s it for ranting and complaining today. Actually, as I sit here writing all this it gave me a couple of ideas for future posts and some creative writing. See what ranting can do for you? It can help get those creative juices flowing! Enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget to do something creative today!

4 Responses to “Pet Peeves and Politeness”

  1. 1 MikeG

    michellebranch Michelle Branch
    @IguanaFlats the guy who just made me my juice

  2. 2 MikeG

    Colin_Hanks Colin Hanks
    @IguanaFlats my wife

  3. 3 Kim Lyman

    I like your ranting, it’s interesting ranting. I had a whole response to you about the ‘I hate’ and it was a GOOD one and Mike closed the window out right before I could finish, he needed my computer for something. I didn’t have it in me to retype it, I have that same problem as you, by the time I finish my work, it’s tough to do more screen time…I’ll save the subject for another time… 🙂

    • 4 MikeG

      Hey thanks Kim! You of all people I can understand not wanting to spend more time in front of the computer, so I’ll forgive you and you can rant about it when you feel up to it 🙂

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