Here's my partial list of petty and not-so-petty things people do that I find aggravating.  If, however, we're all being brutally honest with ourselves, we've likely been the aggravating party at times, right?  I know I have and while such self-acknowledgment can be painful, it's important so that we're more mindful of not doing any of these annoying things ever again. 

So here's my partial list - what's yours?

  1. A severe lack of empathy by too many people in today's world especially between different age groups ~
  2. Folks who judge others without all the facts ~
  3. Someone asking if you need any help with anything while telling you how very busy they are during the same conversation ~
  4. Chronic conversation interrupters  ~
  5. Maskless people in public (and those wearing masks only over their mouths) - the benefits data for wearing masks is growing daily, but even if it were not, how hard is it really to wear a mask? This. Decision. Should.Not.Be.A.Political.One. Period! ~
  6. Being told how much someone cares about us while their history of actions (and non-actions) sends a very different message ~
  7. Folks happy to accept kindnesses, gifts and the like, but who seem lacking in the  gratitude department (entitlement issues perhaps, just poor manners or??) ~ 
  8. People repeatedly ignoring respectful requests to keep politics out of a non-political conversation  ~
  9. Friends and relatives who only stay in touch sporadically at best, but lots more frequently it seems when they need something ~
  10. The need to repeat what you've said over and over (not due to a legitimate hearing loss, but rather because of a lousy "listener") ~
  11. Folks who pout - period.  So very unconstructive and in many cases over time, the whining and pouting can prove quite destructive to relationships ~
  12. People who yawn a lot or eat during phone and video calls ~
  13. Bullshitters! Beware of all the B.S. in our world and especially alert when it comes to chronic B.S.'ers.  They can be realllly smooth at appearing and sounding oh-so-sincere when dishing it out! ~

Keep Imaginary BS Rake On Hand Always

About the author 

Nancy Byerly Jones

Nancy Byerly Jones and her husband reside on their mountainside ranch (“Little Hee Haw Farm”) with an energetic “family” of horses, donkeys (large and miniature), dogs and cats. Their favorite pastime is sharing the joy and fun of their animals and ranch life with their family, friends and clients.

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