Perhaps “worse” isn’t the best word to use; perhaps “more frustrating” is more accurate. What frustrates you more about experiencing or observing the irrationality of other people’s behavior in your day-to-day life?
When People Do:
~ Turn on red when a sign tells them they cannot.
~ Stand too close to the person in front of them in line at a cash register.
~ Use their blackberries in the restroom (in the stall next door) so that you can hear the tap-tap of keys.
~ Place their order at the register of a coffee house and do not move to the side to wait for their beverage (or to put their change/credit card in their wallet).
~ Use their turn signal to change lanes and forget to switch off the signal.
~ Drive to the very edge of a parking lot and the road assuming that if they stick the hood of their car far out enough, the car to the immediate left of the entrance/exit area will let them into traffic.
~ Tell you the truth without considering what words to use or even if you need to hear the truth.
~ Give you options you never knew you had, thus putting you into a disoriented state because you don’t know what to choose.*
When People Do Not:
~ Turn on red when they are legally allowed to do turn (there is no sign indicating they cannot).
~ Scoot up in line when the person(s) in front of them in line have moved at least six inches.
~ End their phone call prior to stepping inside of the stall next door.
~ Remain near enough to the counter to hear their drinks being called out when ready.
~ Use their signal when intending to change lanes until the very last instant.
~ Allow cars into traffic when the light ahead is red or has just turned green and there is both time and space for that car.
~ Apprise you of a situation for fear of upsetting you when in fact telling you earlier would’ve given you more options with how to respond to the situation.
~ Give you options you had the last time, forcing you to inquire if the options are still available.
* I suppose if you didn’t care, you could say, “It doesn’t matter.” If you don’t care, be arbitrary.
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