I dislike it when I am out in town and people in front of me just stop. Dead. Meaning that one of two things happens:
- If I have DS with me in his buggy, I end up stopping dead behind them and risk ploughing the buggy into their ankles (something I really avoid doing because it hurts!) or
- I am forced to walk around them, making it difficult for people to pass coming the other way.
I get that sometimes things happen, right, and you have to stop suddenly for some reason. But it is very irritating when it happens.
Also (whilst I am on one!):
- Overcrowded, smelly buses especially in summer. Don't people know how to wash any more? The smell of BO on some of the buses is just heinous. It makes me want to hand out soap and a flannel to folk and say "Look, you need to bath." I am not a clean freak, but I do shower every day when it's warm weather.
- People who decide that it is their right to get on a bus (buggy and all) before everyone else has actually got off the bus first. My not yet 3 year old even knows we wait for people to get off before we can get on, so why don't some adults understand common courtesy?
- People who never acknowledge small gestures of kindness and support. Example: I opened the door for a lady clearly struggling with a large buggy. I actually held the door open for her and she didn't even say thank you. Then as soon as she had got through the door, two other people followed suit, with me just holding the door open. Not one of those people said thank you. What has happened to manners? It costs nothing to say thank you and please. Don't get me started on excuse me.
I sound like a moany old woman, really I am not. Hot weather when I have had a long day at work makes me feel a little stabby and I need just a few minutes to calm down between finishing work and getting home to begin the evening routine with DS.