These are unrelated topics, but since I only post once a quarter, I figured I’d group things together to make them worthwhile (and I use worthwhile loosely).
Several things annoy me throughout the day, but some just keep repeatedly presenting themselves so I just need to get them off my chest. First, places that have double doors, but keep one locked at all times. WHY?! If you have 2 doors, use both, or don’t put in double doors, or if you purchased a building with double doors, replace the door you aren’t going to use with a large window or new wall. Don’t leave a handle on it and expect people not to use it or try to use it. I think some places have cameras and watch the ‘door footage’ each night just for laughs. This also applies to places that have multiple entry locations but put a sign on one of the doors directing you to use the other door. Again, replace extra entry location with a wall or window.
Secondly (or B – whichever you prefer) are young people who drive vehicles that they clearly couldn’t afford without help from mommy or daddy. And I’m not talking about the ones that borrow their parents cars, that’s expected, I’m talking about the ones that own the vehicle. You can always tell its theirs by the crap they have hanging from the rearview mirror or the tinting the windows. It just irritates me when these ‘kids’ pull up in their cadillac’s and bmw’s and glance over at my vehicle with that “I’m sorry you have to drive that” look. The look I try to give back is “Hey, I like my minivan and I didn’t have to have someone else buy it for me”, but I don’t think I quite pulled that off. Instead, its probably coming across as “Hey ****** mind your own **** business”, but I’ll continue to work on it.
Finally, XM Comedy. I’m blaming it for making me late to work. I can’t exit the vehicle in the middle of a really funny skit, and they are never timed right so it never fails that I get back to work and end up sitting in my car for another few minutes until it’s over. Of course I’m laughing too which probably makes others arriving around me wonder what is going on and looking for a cell phone or bluetooth device to explain my behavior. This doesn’t happen daily, cause lets face it, XM plays a lot of not so funny stuff, but has happened more than once.