Pet peeves. Every single person has one. Whether you hate when people chew with their mouth open, or when people use the wrong form in your or you are, you still have some type of annoying habit you can’t stand. Here is you chance to vent your frustrations. Get your frustrations out in the comments below. But here’s what I want you to consider. Consider how angry and annoyed that habit makes you and I want you to find a little humor in it. I’m going to let you know what I find annoying just below here and then I will discover the fun at the situation and turn it into a fantastic thing.
I work in a bank so I come in contact with lots and lots of people daily, so I see lots of different habits people possess. One of the most frustrating things people do at a bank are complaining loudly based on how long things take (if there is a perfectly good ATM outside that can look after that deposit). Now, I told you I was going to discover the fun in this circumstance.
Despite the fact that I may be irked by the sighs and complaints of my customers, I know that I’ll always touch base with people who are angry for whatever reason, and I must try to turn the situations around. For example, today I started telling a story about what it must have been like when we used the barter system trading chickens. I said how funny it is how sometimes we come across fake bills in the bank and how funny it must have been for someone to try to barter with a counterfeit chicken (obviously this is absurd).
Maybe that stupid silly story was exactly what a grumpy customer required to hear to start their day in the right direction.
My challenge to you. Think of a story about someone or situation that you may consider annoying and frustrating and write it all out. But then, turn around and discover the fun in the circumstance. Laugh at it, because that is what we must do. We will need to laugh. Especially at such silly things as pet peeves.