Friday, February 26, 2010
A Couple of Quirks & Pet Peeves
Do you have quirks & pet peeves? I am sure you do. I don't think there is a person alive that can say they do not have anything that doesn't make them cringe or that makes you itch to correct the offense. I am no different. My family actually thinks some of mine are quite comical. Here are a couple of mine.....
Cabinet doors & closets must be in the closed position....No IF, ANDS, or BUTS
This has to be one of my biggest issues for as long as I can remember. Did I once think the Boogey Man was peeking at me through the crack of the door, who knows...but I do know, whether I am in my home or am a guest at someones house, if I spy doors open, I have the intense impulse to get up and close them.
Funny story....last year my sister came to visit me from Florida. One day, she thought it would be really funny to pull a prank on me. While I was in the garage, she ran to the kitchen and opened every single one of my cabinet doors. She also decided to open the pantry door as a bonus. I walk back in, take a look to my right as I closed the door and saw the horrible offense. My sister, meanwhile, sat at my dinette table, holding my niece and hiding her face behind her to suppress the laughter. She said the look on my face was for the record books. She compared to the look of shock someone would have when witnessing a bad accident happen before my eyes. "I can't believe you did that!" I shouted. To which she responded "Sit....leave them alone. Don't close them. You can do it. Beat this illness!" I sat across from her for a whole 10 seconds. The sight of the cabinet doors open in my peripheral vision was too much for me to handle. I spran up and closed every single door in probably 5 seconds flat. I just can't stand seeing it open, not even for 2 seconds.
Must have clean and clear countertops
This is one that bothers my man beyond measure. I can not see anything on top of my counters....ever. Countless times hubby has left ads or papers he needs for the next morning on top of the kitchen counter, and I have just as quickly picked them up and put them away, or placed them on our entry table. "WHY! Why can't you just not touch it." he'd ask emphatically. I really and truly don't know why, but it just irks me to see anything on there. Love me as I am....don't try to change me.
What are your pet peeves or quirks? How does it affect those around you?