Pet peeves. Every single person has one. Whether you hate when people chew with their mouth open, or when folks use the wrong form on your or you are, you still have some sort of annoying habit you can not stand. This is you chance to vent your frustrations. Tell me what gets on your nerves. Get your frustrations out in the comments below. But here is what I want you to think about. Think about how angry and annoyed that habit makes you and I want you to get a little humor in it. I’m going to tell you what I find annoying just below here and then I’m going to discover the fun in the situation and turn it into a good thing.
I work at a bank so I come in contact with lots and lots of people every day, so I see lots of different habits people have. One of the most frustrating things people do at a bank are complaining loudly in line about how long things take (when there is a perfectly good ATM outside that can take care of that deposit). Now, I told you I was going to find the fun in this situation.
Despite the fact that I may be irked by the sighs and complaints of my clients, I know that I’ll always come in contact with those that are angry for whatever reason, and I must attempt to turn the situations around. For example, now I started telling a story about what it must have been like when we used the barter system trading chickens. I mentioned how funny it is how sometimes we come across fake bills in the bank and how funny it must have been for somebody to attempt to barter with a counterfeit chicken (obviously this is absurd).
But who knows!
Maybe that stupid ridiculous story was exactly what a grumpy customer required to hear to start their day in the right direction.
My challenge to you. Think about a story about someone or situation that you may consider annoying and frustrating and write it all out. But then, turn around and find the fun in the circumstance. Laugh at it, because that’s what we really need to do. We will need to laugh.