I’m going to let you in on a little something…….well, it’s really not a “little” something it’s actually a huge something. This something makes my skin crawl, irritates me to no end and is rated number one on my pet peeves list…..it’s being late.
If you tell me you are going to be somewhere at a certain time on a certain date then BE THERE at that time, don’t keep me waiting.
*take a deep breath*
This morning I was late to work because I was waiting for our cleaning lady to come…..ok before you say it, I will say it for you. “Why do you have a cleaning lady? Can’t you clean your own damn house?”. Yes, I can ……..and I thought the same thing when my hubby first told me that he has had a lady come and clean his home once a month for the last three years. At first I thought it was foolish to spend seventy dollars a month for someone to clean the house when I am capable of doing the cleaning but he told me to give her a chance, plus as he put it “she cleans all the nooks and crannies really well” ok…..whatever floats your boat mister!!! So, I gave it a couple of months and let me tell you……..all the deep cleaning stuff that I don’t enjoy doing, she does and it’s nice to come home to the smell of lemony freshness!!
Ok….back to my “little” issue. She texted me a few days ago reminding me that she was coming this Wednesday to clean. She knows that I leave the house at a certain time and in the past she has been on time give or take a few minutes; although today was a different story. While getting ready for work the “ Real Housewives of Orange Country” (yeah I know…..sue me for liking fake reality shows) was on in the background, I was keeping track of the time and noticed that I had plenty of time to devour a bowl of cereal while I wait for Rosa to arrive. While watching Lydia argue with Slade about something childish, I realized that I had been engrossed in this show for too long……..what time is it??? The kitchen clock showed 7:15….”ohhh crap! I have to be at work in fifteen minutes where the heck is she?” I knew there was no way I would make it to work on time……I grabbed my purse, doubled checked my phone to see if there were any messages from her…………nothing……….. I texted her quickly to let her know where I placed the key and that I was leaving, did I get a text back saying that she was sorry for keeping me waiting……….NO!…..just an OK. I would have been alright with a made up reason why she was late like she overslept or had a flat tire, something!!! I made a quick phone call to my boss to let her know that I would be late and she was totally alright with it ……..but I was not…..I was livid.
I like being on time! I like being early for movies; not just for the previews but I need to have a good seat, I want to be comfy. I don’t like keeping people waiting because I don’t like being kept waiting….that’s where my impatience plays in….come to think of it, I broke up with a guy because he was ALWAYS running late. I was told as a young girl (maybe by a nun, who knows) that lateness is a reflection of you and it shows disrespect to those who are waiting on you.Yeah I understand there are times when your alarm doesn’t go off or traffic is backed up or the dog pukes on the carpet right when you are heading out the door….stuff happens. That’s when you text or call the person you have plans with……but this is just one of the neurosis that I am plagued with……..besides being totally irritated by the sound of someone sucking on a lollipop, that slurping and smacking just urghhhhhh annoys me and my kids know this and given the chance they will sit next to me and exaggerate the sound while they are sucking on a lollipop….little brats!!
What is your pet peeve???