TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS

tmat120

Today’s prompt is:  What are your top two “pet peeves?”

I find ignorance a pet peeve. People holding views on subjects so rigidly any attempt to argue logically with them simply falls on deaf ears. They just don’t hear you, and they don’t hear you for fear of having to admit they might be misguided.

Another is punctuality. I once lived with a woman who thought a six o’clock start meant that’s when you left home whether or not it was one mile or a hundred to get to where we wanted to go. It was infuriating, as she just didn’t get it. So I started telling her we had to leave at 5.30 in the hope she would be ready and save us the embarrassment of continuously being late.

 

Written for: https://rantingalong.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/joelles-tales-first-thursday-of-the-month-tmat120-writing-prompt-for-april-2018/

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8 Responses to TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS

  1. Fandango says:

    I wholeheartedly agree with your first pet peeve. As far as the second, when it comes to social engagements, I’ve gotten used to my wife’s desire to show up “fashionably late.”

  2. floridaborne says:

    I’ve had to do the 5:30 thing with people, too. For some, it’s because they’re so busy and have to deal with people all the time so they never know when they’re going to be free — but for most, it’s a control thing.

    You’re correct about people who don’t want to listen to anything but they’re own opinion. I’ve been guilty of that before, as I believe most people have. We seem to be entrenched in our philosophies.

  3. Mandy says:

    I don’t know how people co-exist with people who are habitually late. It causes great anxiety in me, the idea of being late. There are many psychological studies on people who can’t seem to overcome lateness. I think it is an attention-getting thing even though it might be unconscious. Glad I don’t have any annoying idiosyncrasies! Lol.

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