#1 – Close Stander
When you’re in line say, at Target for example… and the person behind you is right on top of you and you can feel their breath on your neck. Gross. A stranger in your personal space bubble. Seriously. Have some respect for mankind and the space we require. The only thing you can do is step backwards and pretend you didn’t know they were there, or like I do, and re-adjust and swing your purse backwards, sometimes nailing them in the chest. Then you act real sorry. Works like a charm.
#2 - Drive-thru Stopper
Ok, so the person in front of you in the drive through has just gotten their food and they pull up just enough for you to barely reach the window, and then they STOP. They sit there and go through their food and pull everything out of the bag and by the time you have gotten your food and are ready to pull off, they’re STLL THERE! Do you honk? You cant get by them without hitting them or going over the curb. Oh geez…
And worse is when the sit AT the window and go through their bag, pulling everything out. I mean, I can understand the 'quick check' to make sure it looks like it's all there. But c'mon!
#3 – Back Patter
Ok, my poor moma, I bite her head off every time she pats me on the back. It’s in her job description to be affectionate and caring. But seriously, it’s so demeaning to me when people pat me on the back. Like, oh poor Katie. I know you mean well, but I’m warning you, I cant guarantee you wont get a roundhouse kick to the face if you pat me one more time.
#4 - Mature Talking Parent
We were in some beauty salon the other day and there was this mom who’s little boy was running around like crazy. She kept yelling things like “Maximus! Don’t touch, that’s a look only!”. Ok first of all, this two year old is named Maximus. There’s your first mistake. Your next one is that he doesn’t care a one bit about you or your mature adult advice as to what’s a “don’t touch” or a “look only”. Discipline words with no action = Maximus still running around like crazy.
And last, but NOT least...
#5 - When people try to talk to me when I’m playing guitar hero.