Speaking for myself, I am a pretty easy-going person, and definitely relate to the idiom of ‘live and let live’, and all that ‘good’ stuff….BUT, the list of items that follow have prompted me to write this post because, you know what? I really have had it, and bet you have too! LOL!
RUDE PEOPLE – like ignorant next door neighbours that seem to dream up ways to try to upset you in any way possible, people that shove their way in front of you in a line-up, those that knowingly interrupt conversations, clerks that don’t say “Please”, I’m sure you get the picture; just basic good manners…
GARBAGE EVERYWHERE – all over the lawns, boulevards, streets, sidewalks, buses, like come on people, FIND the damn trash can, stick it in your pocket and take it home…especially if it’s ‘glass’ – children and animals could be hurt! City of Vancouver should get MANY more Garbage Cans…
DOG POOP ALL OVER – Even the Sidewalks! – If you just don’t want to do it, or can’t get yourself to pick up your dog’s droppings, you probably shouldn’t have a dog. PICK IT UP PLEASE – SAVE YOURSELF THE $200 FINE AS WELL! Have some respect and consideration for others, and all other animals.
EMPTY NEWSPAPER STANDS! – METRO News – In the area I live in off Kingsway, it’s a miracle to find a Metro in the box because someone believes they’re better off either out of the box in the rain soaking wet, on the ground, or just plain taken out of the box for whatever reason. The only other possibility is that the person(s) responsible for filling these boxes are really slacking off – unlikely! LOL!
BUS DRIVER’S THAT SEE YOU RUNNING – We have ALL been there I’m sure! One day I literally was ‘touching’ the bus, and since I’m not able to run properly – steel hip, that was a major feat, but the driver just looked right at me, then pulled out! You can imagine the expletives that came to mind by this point….
DRIVER & PEDESTRIAN ROAD SAFETY – I would like to know why so MANY drivers do not even bother to look both ways when turning or entering an intersection. It may also be helpful if drivers actually use their ‘signals’! How many times have you ‘almost’ been clipped by a driver that was obviously NOT paying attention? In BC, the law states that the pedestrian does have the right-of-way, even if crossing a laneway – any ‘egress’, the vehicle is to yield to the pedestrian.
AUTOMATIC ‘TIPPING’ – Sorry, but I much prefer to decide how much my tip will be, if at all thank you. If I have not received good service and a fine meal, I don’t think a significant tip calculation is appropriate – do you? The tipping decision should rest with the patrons, not the business – whether restaurant, bar, etc.
RETAIL INCOMPETENCE: ‘I DON’T KNOW’ Clerks – No, sorry we’re out of that…and you end up finding it, or, we never carried that brand –you’ve purchased it many times from that shop, …, you can all relate, I’m sure! LOL!
HAIRCUTS/DRYCLEANER’S – MEN vs. WOMEN – What’s up with that? Some men have longer hair than I do but I have to pay at least $10 more for a cut. I think that’s why there are so many ‘discount’ salons around that try to hit a more realistic price point. Ditto with drycleaners that charge $7.50+ per blouse, and only a few dollars for men’s shirts! These two rants have bugged me for years! LOL!
GARBAGE PRODUCE – The little stores that sell their produce relatively cheaply, but offer much less than perfect fruits and veggies. It’s great to save money, but the quality is often very poor once opened. IF people were to speak up and stop buying these so-called great deals, they would have to stop trying to sell ‘pig feed’ to us.
Thoughts, comments, agreements, ideas….?