100 Days of Writing – Day Ninety-One

Am I truly angry or is it something that’s just a pet peeve of mine? I’ve never been comfortable being angry with someone or something. I feel for the most part, it’s a complete waste of energy. Yet, as a human, there are going to be those times when anger rears its ugly head. There are certain situations that tend to make my anger, or at least lack of patience, make themselves be seen.

  • Retail stores where the checkout is not staffed when I’m ready to purchase something. One would think a business that’s trying to sell something would ALWAYS have someone present at the cash register when someone has decided to make a purchase. Such is not the case with quite a few establishments. I attribute a part of this to the fact they’r understaffed, but it’s one thing that can get me preturbed quickly. Yesterday, I almost walked out of a store when the wait at the cash register got to be a bit too long.
  • Restaurants that choose to clean while I’m sitting at a table eating. I sometimes think I have a slogan on my shirt that says “Please come sweep around my table while I’m trying to eat my food.” Cleanliness is important in restaurants. I totally get that. But is there not some other time or place you could choose to clean than right when I’m eating?
  • People that for some reason think they need to talk loudly while out in public….It could be that they’re hard of hearing, but then again given some of their ages, perhaps not. It doesn’t seem to matter that there are other people around trying to focus, read, or have conversations of their own. Your’s undoubtedly is much more important than mine. Turn the volume down!
  • Over-the-counter medications with super-small printing on their labels. Good luck with reading the fine, fine print. And don’t be in a rush to find out the most important information, the only information you’re likely looking for, how much of the medication is considered a dose and how often you should take it. Many of the OTCs even have a “sub-label” where you actually have to peel off the top label to find the most important information of all. It’s almost like they’re trying to hide it from you.
  • Computer printers that don’t seem to want to work consistently. I thought the advent of bluetooth printers would really be to my advantage. Such is not the case. I never had problems with my computer printers when they were actually connected to the computer. I’ve had more problems with the wireless versions than I care to mention. The dreaded “Computer is offline” message shows up much too frequently. And good luck with figuring out how to get it back online. It would seem to take an act of Congress to do so.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty-three year old semi-retired elementary and middle school science teacher.

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