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Don’t make me repeat myself…

So, I was at an orientation for New York Cares, a volunteer program in the city and one of my biggest pet peeves from school came up. This peeve is people asking the same damn questions over and over again.

I understand that I can be extremely impatient and that’s probably a contributing cause for my hating to repeat myself.  In addition to hating repeating myself, I thoroughly dislike hearing people repeat the same things over and over. Thankfully, I’ve become adept and tuning this out because it drives my crazy! In high school, I wanted to go over the students who asked the same questions over and over and strangle them.

I understand that people don’t pick things up at the same speed, but most of the time people who repeat the same questions over and over just aren’t paying attention. Just pay attention!

A common saying among people who speak in front of groups often is “there is no such thing as a bad question.” Bullshit! If someone ask a question one time, the following four times someone else asks that same question (with different wording sometimes) it’s a bad question.

Please people, pay attention when people are addressing you, so you don’t have to make them repeat themselves.

Move Bi***

Welcome to part three of “What Grinds My Gears.” Part three will be something that anyone who’s from New York City or other places where mass transportation is a common way to travel throughout the city.

This pet peeve is when people, specifically strangers, sit next to you when there are other spaces available.

Here are a few reason why it’s annoying to have someone sit next to you when there are other spaces available

1. This is the United States! Personal space is important in the United States!

2. Some people smell, I don’t want these people anywhere near me.

3. Some people like to start conversations up with strangers, I don’t!

4. There are other spaces available!

I understand that rules are different in other nations around the world. However, if there is space available, use it and get the hell away from me! I don’t know you!