Hey, I kinda love these lists
. Apathy (that was for you Andy, just in case you didn't know what the word means) in the workplace. If you don't like your job, then find a new one! And don't give that baloney that you can't find one. I do not have a college degree, I have 2 yrs of college under my belt but no degree. And I have always been able to find a job that paid better than the average pay in the area. Find something you like doing and do it. This one leads into my next one.
. Bad attitudes in the service industry. If you are dealing with the public at least act like you enjoy helping the customer with what they need. I have just been in DC and at the hotel there I had to deal with front desk help and the bell captain that acted like I was a moron. Now whether or not they felt that way, they came across as if I was bothering them.
. This one is a big one with me. When you ask me a question or I ask you one, at least give me the courtesy of looking in my general direction while I talk to you or we discuss whatever it is that we are talking about. To look away and look at other things is to tell me that you couldn't care less about what I am discussing with you. It is the epitome of rudeness! It's like Foghorn Leghorn says, "I say, I say, I say look at me when I'm talking to you boy!"
. the victim mentality. Woe is me, everything happens to me. It's never my fault. This drives me nuts. Come on, everyone has problems. If you will be honest with yourself and everyone else you will see that everybody has lots of problems. We all deal with things everyday! I have issues that I have to deal with, family, attitudes, the public, stress. Who doesn't though?! I know that if I look at others honestly I see that I wouldn't trade my issues for anyone Else's. This victim mentality is probably the worst one for our Country along with the next one I am going to list.
. The Entitlement mentality. I deserve it. Not because I have worked hard for it, but just because of who I am, or what has happened to my ancestors, or just because I was in the state that was hit with a natural disaster. Hey, you get it after you work for it! It should never be a free ride, it's like the old saying, You don't work, you don't eat!!
. Judgements of fat people just from appearance. Why is it everyone looks at the fat person eating the desert. If you see a skinny person eating it, not a thought. But let a fat person eat a desert and there is the disgust. If a fat person has a spot on their shirt or blouse they are a slob. A skinny person gets a spot and it's like, Oh look isn't that cute, they got a spot on their shirt!
. Personal responsibility. If you see something that needs to be done, then by crikey do it. If there is trash on the ground, pick it up! When visiting DC and southern California this week I noticed so much trash on the ground and all over the place. Quit living like animals or children. It's not my job. Somebody else will get it, I don't need to! Come to work when your supposed to. Don't make it a habit of calling in sick! It makes everyone Else's job that much harder!
Well there you have it. If you have one of your own, leave it in the comments section. Or better yet, if you have a blog. Do one of your own and let us know what ticks you off!
UPDATE: RT mentioned in the comments that she wanted a student to listen more and talk less during class. it totally reminded me of one of my worst pet peeves. And that is when someone starts talking while someone else is either teaching or training or giving a speech. How incredibly rude of you to do that. I guess this one really gets to me. Probably because I train people in my profession. And while I usually don't have that problem while I am training someone, but when I see someone else doing it, it makes me want to get up and ask them to share it with the rest of the group since obviously they think it is more important than what is being said at the time! That really drives me nuts!!