What’s Worse?

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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9 thoughts on “What’s Worse?

  1. TonyVote

    i’m 100% with you on the do’s and don’t’s regarding turning on red and signaling to turn. it drives me nuts and is part of the reason why i have such bad road rage. I think the DMV needs to push on those two topics a bit more when people study for their license test.

    1. sittingpugs Post author

      There are intersections where the right lane is right turn only and the left lane is left turn only but the middle lane is all three directions…or straight and one of the turn directions. You happen to want to go straight but the dude behind you wants to turn and keeps honking.

      I wish there was button i could press that would light something up to indicate “I’m going straight.”

      And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  2. The Mark

    I’m not a big fan of the person who stands right behind you in line at the checkout. I hate being crowded when there’s no need.

    On an unrelated note, I’m in Taoyuan, Taiwan right now and I saw your doppelganger while having lunch today. Wanted to take a photo but it seemed creepy. Besides looking like you, she had similar glasses and haircut to you.

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