Thursday, August 10, 2006

HOW RUDE!
Welcome to Pet Peeve of the Day! Today's pet peeve is call waiting! PLEASE don't make me paranoid by putting me on hold to see if whomever is calling in might be more important than ME! They aren't, just by virtue of the fact that I got here first! It's called first come, first served!
While we're at it, if I am in your home, do not answer the phone. They can't possibly be more important than me, I am in your home, they are not! You are allowed to have Caller ID, even Caller ID with Call Waiting, then you can surrepticiously check who is calling, and only answer if it is the Queen of England, Dubya wanting your opinion on something, or the school calling to tell you one of your kids is puking.
Oh, and yea, if I am in your retail store, standing in line to PAY YOU MY MONEY, you are not allowed to be on the phone, either! Again, I am in the store, the person on the phone is not. Period.
Share your pet peeves with me, dear readers!

13 comments:

Suzy said...

People calling during my favorite tv show, which could be at any time for this TV junkie....

Anonymous said...

I recently walked out of a store I really wanted to visit for the first time. Upon entering, the clerk, who was on the phone talking to someone, said "Let me know if I can help you." She never got off of the phone! I would have loved to ask about the beautiful artwork and the artist who created the incredible pieces at the store. I walked out and will never visit that store again.

Anonymous said...

Amen!!!!!!!

I agree....if I am in your presence - I should be your priority.

My pet peeves: 1. People who don't pick up their dog's poopie. 2. When someone can't understand or respect my need to be super organized 3. People who think they know everything.

the good wife said...

I agree with you Carrie, infact I almost never answer my phone. I can't because I'm very busy giving my children or guests my undivided attention or perhap I'm having s** with my husband.

Michelle O'Neil said...

I was at the vet. The woman started to wait on me, then took a 20 minute phone call (someone's dog was sick and she had to repeat the instructions )"yes you can give him gatoraide") 200 hundred times. Meanwhile Riley was scared of every F)($&#$ ing dog that came in and was crying and screaming and getting her brother scared too, and then the one dog slipped out of his collar (a giant chocolate lab) and headed toward the kids all gangly puppy energy and they were terrified,and yeahh....ahem....the one there in person should be the priority!

Lee Wolfe Blum said...

Mine is when people call me on my home phone, then my cell, then my home. Obviously if I am not answering the phone - I am busy or don't want to talk!

Back At'cha said...

I HATE WHEN this happens, I have a friend (former) who seemed to only take calls when I was present...it drove me nutty coo coo..

wait...hold on...

I think that's my phone...gotta run!!

Carrie Junkie said...

Girl, once again you NAILED it! Hate this, love you! I'd never, ever, not even once, think about taking a phone call if you were here for a cup of tea (oops...coffee)...I really miss reverse stalker...is she coming back...

I digress.

Never, period!

Want to come over?

'Niffer said...

Is this because I looked at my caller ID when you were here...GOD, I told you I was sorry like A HUNDRED TIMES!

Paulie Ana said...

Be present to your present reality, let all things come and be...phones, caller ID, moods, it's all part of the same non-reality!

jennifer said...

This is the pet peeve!

Great work and love how you are posting so frequently, I can't keep up.

kario said...

My pet peeve is when members of my family who are tall enough to reach the sink (who shall remain nameless) put their dirty dishes in the sink and leave them there. The dishwasher is a mere six inches away from the sink and, unless it is full of clean dishes, it's not terribly difficult to place one's soiled plate directly into it, thus saving me extra work (and smell) later.

I also hate that my dog has a dirty sock fetish, literally nosing through an entire hamper of dirty clothes to find the stinkiest,nastiest kid sock and proceeds to carry it around the house in his mouth like a prize. Ugh!

Anonymous said...

"With what am I annoyed, what do I want destroyed,
Oh What am I annoyed with today?"

Belt it out just like Seth Rudetsky, Sirius Radio (BROADWAY station) DJ. I love him, but my husband thinks he's what's annoying today.

I bet you will find something to add on to that little
jingle!