30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 3

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Hey everyone! I went out and took some amazing photos with my best friend today. Still feeling a bit like dying, but my ginger tea is coming through steadily.

Here’s Day 3’s prompt:

Day 3. What are your three pet peeves

Aw man, I really should have looked at these prompts before I began with the journey. But nevertheless, I’ll stick it out. I never like talking about things that upset me, so this is a little hard.

One of the biggest pet peeves I have is when other people give me no credit where it is due. I’ve seen this a lot with my friends when I’ve introduced a new band, tv series, or something as simple as a type-face. What happens over and over again is I will introduce something, but then the other party becomes obsessive and most often, possessive over whatever it is. I just can’t handle people who get greedy with ideas. I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t let it bother me so much.

Another thing is, ( yep you guessed it) greedy people. I guess this pet peeve also follows along the lines of the previous one. But, basically I can’t handle stingy people. I understand if you’re in a financially tight spot or you’re just really busy. But, when people act like they have absolutely no time whatsoever that they can spare (particularly, friends), or they demand gas money for every little ride you take in their car, I get irritated. I grew up in a culture that was underlined with pure generosity of time and spirit. My mother would shower people with food the second they walked in the door, drive across counties to help someone, or pay for someone’s dinner without taking a second look.

Lastly, (although I don’t really know if this falls on the list because it doesn’t bother me too much) is small talk. If you know me, I’m the worst small-talker. I can do any other type of conversation, something specific, something deep, something comedic…but I can’t stand small talk. It usually always reverts to asking someone about the weather and I take a split second to realize I am going through every terrible movie scene in the history of script. Most of it derives from the fact that I’m a really serious person, and the times I’m not being serious, I’m a goof ball. I love getting deep and talking to people about the things that matter most to them. You are starting a small non-profit to help refugees? You love to swing dance? You have some issues with Plato’s Republic? You don’t know what you’re doing with your life, but you feel God calling to do this thing? For me, that’s exciting. The other 50% of the time I’m the one coming up with hilarious scenes in my head and cracking sarcastic(ly-funny) comments.

Then again, who am I to say that I have a problem with the way other people do things? Does my opinion or my personal preferences have any weight in any of it? Does it really matter? Am I just being overly sensitive and analytical? Probably.

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