Friday, June 17, 2011
Pet Peeves: Technology
Today's topic in our ongoing "Pet Peeves" series: Technology. I'll start.
I really hate it when a customer at the cash register answers the phone in the middle of a transaction. So the cashier is supposed to stand there and wait for you to finish your conversation, and then you can tell her what you want? And the delay of her work and all the people standing in line isn't even the worst part--it's the fact that you are interacting with a human being and you are letting them know that they can wait because you've got something better to do. It all boils down to consideration--actually considering the feelings of someone else.
Now I'm all riled up...here are some others from my blog friends.
Remaking Memories said... I have a long list, but I'll keep it short. Ladies - please, get off your phone when you're using a public restroom. It's rude to the person on the phone and to the other ladies in the restroom. And it gives me stage fright.
Monkey Sews said...One of my pet peeves is people who sit with you at a table with earbuds in! Do you talk to them? Are they busy? It's rude people!
Lulu Grey said... A pet peeve of mine is (and this just happened, so it is top of mind) people who play with their smart phones during business meetings. You can put down fruit ninja for a second - you know.
And from my brother: People who post everywhere they are on FB. I had one friend post his entire trip up the coast, from San Diego up to Thousand Oaks. So and so is at the checkpoint. So and so is at the nuclear power station. So and so is passing San Clemente. And on and on and on. Filled my whole first page. Once in awhile, but come on.
What are yours? Also, now taking suggestions for new Pet Peeve topics, so please leave 'em in the comments and if I use yours, I'll link it to your blog or shop.