Pet Peeves of Summer
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love summer. I love not having to wear a jacket and winter boots, I love wearing my Capri pants and my t-shirts, I love sitting out on my balcony first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee and my laptop, and I love the fact there is no snow. I do, however, have several pet peeves about the season.
Loud music in cars
I like music, and I listen to it as often as I can. However, I do not like feeling the vibration and hearing the music from your car’s sound system when all the windows in the car I am riding in are closed. I don’t like the fact that my apartment windows vibrate when you are blasting your music while waiting to pick someone up in the driveway. The fact you will eventually lose a large percentage of your hearing, does not make it any more bearable for me.
I like kids, but I do not like it when they shriek continuously for no reason. I’m not talking of childhood yells and excitement. I’m talking about ear-piercing shrieks because they don’t get their own way on the playground. I also do not like to hear kids running around and screaming in the playground while I am getting ready for bed at 10:30pm.
I love barbecued food but I do not like it when you have a barbecue on your balcony underneath mine and let the smoke billow up and into my windows. For one thing, it is a fire hazard, for another it is rude to make me smell the food without offering me any in return for my suffering.
Cigarette butts on my balcony
This is actually a year-round pet peeve. I don’t smoke and I do not appreciate having to clean up your cigarette butts off my balcony. It is a fire hazard and a fire was caused in this building a couple of years ago for that very reason, someone threw a smouldering cigarette butt over their balcony. It goes without saying that I also don’t want to find your dog’s droppings on my balcony either. This has not happened to me, but I did hear another tenant complaining about this very thing.
I have an unnatural fear of insects of all kinds. I can’t sleep at night if I know one is flying around my bedroom free. I’m sure this is more a phobia than a pet peeve. I have no idea how it started.
The fact I have to work
I think that we all should have 2 months off during the summer like those who work in schools get. It is cruel and unusual punishment to make people spent the largest percentage of their waking hours stuck in a building with no natural air.
I’m sure there are other pet peeves I could think of. Do you have any of your own pet peeves about summer? Let me know below.