Friday, November 20, 2009

More of Life's Little Irritations

I've noticed that most people find that similar types of behaviors irritate them.
My friend, Art, shared some of his own:
• I dislike people who don't say thanks when I do something out of the ordinary for them. (That includes my own children and women I hold doors open for.)
• And waitresses who address my wife and I as "you guys."
• And people who talk loudly on cell phones on BART and (when) walking along Lake Elizabeth.
Most people I know, including me, would agree with Art. Now the question becomes: If most people are annoyed by behaviors like the ones mentioned by Art, then who is engaging in the irritating actions?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

School of Life

I often encounter people who seem to take pride in being outspoken, "speaking their minds." Usually these individuals are just plain rude. They often like to begin their caustic remarks with a caveat like: "I probably shouldn't say this but..." My reply is always: "Then don't say it!"