Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pet Peeve #127

This is probably going to make me sound really crazy, but just can't keep it quiet anymore.

I can't figure out why some people think it's ok to eat in some situations.

I took Hunter to the doctor the other day and when we walked in there was a sign on the door specifically stating NO food or drink. (of course they also tell you to turn off your cell phone too, but that's a different post and seriously, who can go without their cell phone when that's the relied upon source of entertainment for the waiting room?) This lady and her daughter came in and the woman sat down, put on her iPod, and sat there eating some kind of trail mix or something. I'm pretty sure with this particular woman that she's just rude and has no regard for rules. I also wonder what makes her think she should be eating in a room full of sick kids who've probably touched every single surface with their germy little hands. And the headphones.....why would you put on headphones when you're waiting on them to call you back? She actually asked her daughter to let her know if they called them. Her daughter looked like she was about 4. Responsibility anyone?

I was in Wal-mart (yech) and some lady in the chip aisle just walks up, snatches a bag of chips off the shelf and rips it open so she can eat while she's shopping. OMG does this crap bother me. It's just gross! I didn't come to the grocery store to watch people eat. I guess sample day is exempt from this complaint, because some people go just for the samples. (Sorry, you will not find me eating those either). I think it bothers me because I just don't get how someone can be THAT hungry and can't wait to at least get to their car before tearing into their snacks. Hunter is 4 and a half and even he understands that we don't eat IN Wal-mart (unless we stop at McDonald's on the way in).

This is going to sound really gross too and I absolutely would not mention it if I didn't KNOW people who do this. Do NOT eat in the bathroom! I mean come on people, it's for your own safety. I'm not talking about at home, do what you want in your own house, I'm not likely to be there. And yes, it makes it worse that I'm talking about a public bathroom. If you have to go that bad, put the food down, leave it in the breakroom or something, last time I checked half eaten food was pretty safe there.

Most of the time seeing people eating has no effect of me. Those few situations where it's just completely unhygenic and disgusting... yeah, it bothers me a LOT!