Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Peeve

I’ll start off by saying that I had a really nice experience this morning at Target, when a gentleman let me go in front of him in line because he saw that I had only three small items. I really appreciated that, even though he didn’t have a ton of stuff.

While that experience was refreshing (and actually happens a fair amount of the time to me – especially given that I’m prone to buying two things at Costco), it brings me to one of my biggest pet peeves, especially around the holidays: inconsiderate strangers.

No, really.

I hate people who don’t say, “Thank you,” when you hold the door open for them, don’t wave from their car when it’s obvious you let them into your lane, don’t make a little bit of effort to give room when you pass them in a narrow area, or who can’t wait their turn at a crowded four-way stop.

It just reminds me of all the little things in the world that aren’t the way they should be. I just think it’s nice to give a little show of courtesy when the opportunity arises.

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Just for fun, the Penny Arcade comic of the day:

1 comment:

a mindless zombie said...

I think someone is "pms"ing......