3 days ago
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I've been running dry on 'blog fodder' the past few weeks, and so I've been relying on prompts and memes more and more. One prompt I consistently find concerns people's pet peeves. I have a lot of those, so I didn't think I could really cover it; it would be less of a blog and more of a pamphlet.
However, several patients over the last few days reminded me of, if not my absolute top pet peeve, at least a top three.
See, there are two groups of people I encounter regularly, the "Whistlers," and the "Do-be-doers." They are usually elderly, male men, who whistle or "do-be-do," tunelessly and ceaselessly. They are not whistling or humming any particular song; it's more of a composition in progress, which translates to the same five notes repeated over and over again. The Whistlers especially have a tendency to do it through their teeth, and directly at me, and usually have not brushed their teeth in approximately 24 hours.
I don't know why, but as soon as I hear the sound of whistling or "do-be-do-ing," every muscle in my body seizes up. The blood starts to pound in my ears. I have to force myself to stick the needle in their arm, rather than in their eye, and all I want to do is scream, "Will you PLEASE stop DOING THAT?????"
So, now that we've established that I'm a psycho...any pet peeves you'd like to share?
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