I think I am pretty aware of myself: my habits, quirks and behaviour. I try to pay specific attention to how I treat people and I like to ensure that I am not a burden on anyone. That said, I have been known to let people know how I feel when maybe it's not appropriate.
Yesterday, as I stood in line at Starbucks, I was as happy as a lark. I was looking intensely at the lemon poppy seed loaf when two women stood in line behind me. The one woman took her place right behind me. Like right behind...4 to 5 inches tops. I could feel her breath on my neck and she was squawking to her friend in a voice that would make most mammals cringe. "Oh, Sally, those espresso broooooooownieeeees are soooooooooooooooo amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!" And the squawking did not stop. I would take a step forward, she would follow. When I finally placed my order, she was there. Right there. Not even a glance in her direction when I would like some privacy using my debit card scared her away. I was annoyed. I don't like people in my personal space, unless otherwise invited. And why? She didn't smell, she wasn't exactly being rude. I am affectionate with my family, so why was I so put off?
I Googled. This article may say it all.
It's funny how we have our pet peeves. And sometimes, those dislikes are often things we also do ourselves! For instance, I tailgate and I know I do it, but do not appreciate when others do unto me. Weird, huh?
What are your pet peeves?