Pet peeves. Every single person has one. Whether you hate when people chew with their mouth open, or when folks use the wrong form in your or you’re, you still have some sort of annoying habit you can not stand. This is you opportunity to vent your frustrations. Tell me what gets on your nerves. Get your frustrations out in the comments below. But here is what I want you to consider. Think about how angry and upset that habit makes you and I want you to find a little humor in it. I’m going to tell you what I find annoying just below here and then I will find 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 (when there’s a perfectly good ATM outside that can look after that deposit). Now, I told you I was going to find the fun in this situation.
Despite the fact that I may be irked by the sighs and complaints of my clients, I know that I will always touch base with those who are mad for whatever reason, and I must try to turn the scenarios around. For example, now I started telling a story about what it must have been like when we used the barter system trading chickens. I mentioned how funny it is how sometimes we encounter fake bills in the bank and how funny it must have been for somebody to try and barter with a counterfeit chicken (obviously this is absurd).
But who knows!
Maybe that stupid ridiculous story was precisely what a grumpy customer needed to hear to start their day in the right direction.
My challenge to you. Think of a story about a person or situation that you may think annoying and frustrating and write it all out. But then, turn around and discover the fun in the situation. Laugh at it, because that’s what we must do. We will need to laugh. Especially at such silly things as pet peeves.