What’s your biggest pet peeve?

by Kristina Tahnyak on June 3, 2015 · 5 comments

pet peeve, bad habits, upsetting

Good morning Dinks.  I’m not sure what it is about this week but people are really getting on my nerves.  Do you ever have one of those weeks?  A week where you just can’t bear to be around people for too long.  Thank goodness I work alone online.  Sometimes it’s lonely, but this week I’m thankful for it.  Maybe I’m working too much, maybe I’m just growing into and old grouchy woman or maybe I’m just having a bad week.  Either way it seems like I can’t just get some peace of mind.

Most of my personal pet peeves include waiting because I’m extremely impatient and money because I am extremely cautious with my spending thanks to previous bad habits.  What are your pet peeves?

People who never follow through

I hate people who lie, mostly because it means I’m relying on someone and my plans get messed up because they don’t do what they say they will.  I hate that.  I guess the easy thing to do would be to not rely on people, I guess I’ll have to work on this.

This especially bothers me when it comes to money.  My employer has been saying I’ll get a corporate credit card for several months now but I have yet to receive one.  In the meantime I am stuck paying all my travel expenses out of pocket and waiting three weeks to be refunded.  Not the best laid plans if you ask me.

Don’t count change in front of me

This is one of my biggest money pet peeves.  I always feel people are cheating me when it comes to money.  I know paranoia is not a cute quality and always being suspicious of everyone is not a great way to live, but I can’t help it.

I was taught to always be cautious, when you combine that with the fact that I’ve been screwed over a couple of times (O.K. maybe five) by friends, family and co-workers it makes me think that everyone is out to get me.  When people don’t count change in front of me it makes me have to recount it myself and that really bugs me.

This week I wasn’t in the mood for any shenanigans so when the bank teller didn’t count the money in front of me I asked him to take it out of the envelope and recount it.  Yes I admit it probably wasn’t the nicest thing in the world, but like I said I was in a bad mood.

Overpaying and only realizing it after I leave the store

Overpaying for items is like losing money and I hate losing money.  This is why I pay very close attention at grocery stores, pharmacies and anywhere else I make big purchases.  I watch the screen as each item is scanned to make sure it’s the correct price, however this means I am not watching the person who is bagging my items.  I know this sounds crazy because why would someone want to steal my paper towels or apples, but again I’m a bit paranoid.


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1 Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way June 3, 2015 at 6:15 am

I hate overpaying too! When I go to grocery store, I always make sure to watch the cashier while scanning my items and double check the receipt before going out from the store.

2 Steve June 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I hate when I tell my friends/wife where I’m going and what I’ll be doing, then they call or text to ask me where I am and what I’m up to. If they really cared they would have paid attention.

3 Kathy June 3, 2015 at 5:43 pm

I can think of two things, one sort of money related and the other one not. First I hate it when I call a repairman to come give a bid or do a job and they don’t show up at the scheduled time. If they don’t need my job, tell me. Don’t make me waste my time waiting for them to appear and they never do. The other thing that bugs me is when sitting in a restaurant and people at the next table are all either talking on their phone or texting or playing games on the phone. Why are you people even together if you don’t have the courtesy to talk to each other?

4 Kathy June 4, 2015 at 7:39 am

Just thought of another one….happened this AM. Our flight to Seattle for our vacation was changed….AGAIN. By over an hour! And we had paid for our seat selection so we could sit together and they split us up! No mention of refund or anything. This trip officially marks the very last time I will ever fly anywhere. GRRRR!

5 Heather June 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

I can relate! It’s easy for cashiers to make mistakes so I got into the habit of reviewing my receipt before I walk out of the store. I don’t care if it makes me appear rude…cashiers are human and it’s too easy to miss something!

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