Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pet Peeves

Like my jellyfish friend, I am occasionally annoyed and I bet you are too. I often feel better if I share, so here are some of my most recent pet peeves.

My house is in a neighborhood with beautiful walking paths that meander through and around small wooded areas, ponds, and even a lake. My back yard faces the path and because the back yard is so narrow - it often feels like people are walking right through my back yard. I can deal with that. What is weird is when people slow down and stare into my house. It makes me feel like I'm on display --- like an animal at the zoo. {shudder}

I watch entirely too much TV. That means too many commercials too. Some of them just seem callous and hurtful. One is a woman selling a program for difficult and rebellious children. She brags that she knows the methods work because she used them on her own son. {Ouch!} I wonder how her son feels about it - and what kind of relationship she has with him now.

Another one has a couple young women with their mother. They are talking about an accident their father and her husband recently had - how it could have been much worse. One of the girls asks if they have looked into life insurance. Really? I would be much more concerned with comforting my mother and helping out in any way I could instead of reminding them of the possibility of death and making sure I didn't have to pay if something happened.

How about you? Any pet peeves you'd like to share?

2 comments:

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Yeahhhh.... I've heard that life insurance commercial and thought it was pretty callous too! TV commercials are getting worse and worse I think. The infomercials are THE WORST!

Margaret Metz said...

I totally agree. A lot of the shows have very thinly veiled commercials in them now too. Characters showing off their Windows 8 tablets -- others talking about the features in their new car... :-(