Lots of people blog about one or several of their pet peeves. This is going to be a little different. It is about the pet peeves of OTHERS and how my behavior impacts them.
I have a habit,
Unfortunately, as many of my habits are wont to do, it does not fall under the “Good” habit category. No, it tends to make most people climb the walls. It is obnoxious, irritating, intrusive and just ANNOYING AS HELL to those around me.
I snap my gum.
I snap my gum a LOT.
I know. I know that I resemble a cow chewing its cud. I know that this is uncouth, tacky, unlady-like and just plain rude. Most of the time I try to constrain myself around others, but usually it’s just an unconscious thing that seems to take over my mandible.
“You’re REALLY enjoying that gum, arent’ ya?” is one of the more polite reminders I’ve had to stop my gum munching. Usually the (justifiable) comments are more along the lines of, “IF YOU DO NOT STOP SNAPPING YOUR GUM I WILL REACH IN, TAKE THAT GUM OUT AND THEN WIRE YOUR FREAKING JAW TOGETHER SO YOU WILL NEVER ASSAULT MY EARDRUMS AGAIN, YOU INCONSIDERATE PIECE OF EXCREMENT!!!!”
It’s one of the many flaws that I have that I inflict on others.
So? Do any of you have habits that drive the people around you NUTSO?
I’ll tell you right now that I think my husband should post a comment and say, “Why, YES! I chew a hideously large amount of sunflower seeds on road trips and then spit the shells into a cup, resulting in a totally foul looking thing that just sits and STARES AT MY WIFE THE WHOLE TRIP AND ENEVITABLY SPILLS ON HER SIDE OF THE CAR AT SOME DAMN POINT!!!!!”
I’m not counting on it, though…