The Monday Peeve 26

Monday Peeve kitty

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the #TMP tag, and link back to me (or not ~ I dgaf), and Bob’s yer uncle. I do reserve the right to delete any links that offend my delicate sensibilities. So far, none have, but it could happen! I have feelings!


Men in parking lots who, when they are done parking, get angry that other people are… GET THIS!… attempting to park! Take this entitled white middle-aged man yesterday (please). I’ll just call him “Michael” to make things easier. Michael was finished shopping at Savers and wanted to hurry off to his next errand, which was meeting his probation officer, probably.

Now, I actually was finished shopping too and had pulled out of my spot, but I saw in my mirror that my friend was having trouble squashing the chair she’d bought into her Element, so I circled back around to help. As I backed up to take a spot near her, and watched for a sec, Michael honked at me. Wtf? I stopped and glanced around. Oh! Someone’s brake lights were on. My goodness, I had delayed them from exiting their spot for a couple seconds! The horror. I hurried into a spot so they could take off.

I got out of my car and walked over to where my friend was. Michael yelled at me out of his window: “Didn’t you see me?!?!”

You know, it wasn’t a biggie that he beeped at me to move when he was waiting to exit his spot. I had been just sitting there. But what cracks me up is that he was so upset I hadn’t noticed a superior being in the vicinity. Omg a Michael is near and needs something… I’d better jump like a trained dog to see what he wants. That’s what these Michaels are used to. They can’t bear their new irrelevance and increasing invisibility. Hey baby welcome to the party!

I’m so GD tired of these Michaels. Their day is over and they know it.


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25 responses to “The Monday Peeve 26

  1. Micheal needs to chill. Maybe we all do. One of my pet peeves involves grocery shopping. Here’s the link:

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  2. Similar to a recent meme, when I’m in a parking lot and momentarily blocking someone from either getting in or out of a space and they honk at me, I will have to sit there until we’re both dead.

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  3. As a friend of mine is fond of saying, imagine having the confidence of a mediocre white man.

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  4. Here’s one. The house my roommate and I rent sits on the lot with our company work trucks and equipment. It’s a big lot, with quite a lot of equipment. It’s nice to walk out the door and be able to climb into our truck, but unfortunately our co-workers don’t know how to be respectful in the morning, and several of them are apparently not house broken. Loud music, loud voices, door slamming, and banging various pieces of equipment are a few examples of what I deal with some mornings. Fortunately, I’m usually up between 4-5 AM, otherwise I’d probably have to hurt someone’s feeling’s.

    Thank you so much for allowing me to vent! And as always, I love the Gato!


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  5. You’re right, he seems to be a self-proclaimed- entitled meany.

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  7. Rest easy, Paula. I am “Michael’s” probation officer. He’s due in to see me tomorrow. I’ll set him straight for you. Don’t be surprised when he calls to offer his blubbering, sincere apology. By the time I get through with his sorry ass, he’ll be so grateful for the chance to get into your good graces that I wouldn’t be surprised if he winds up finding out how much he needs a good woman like you in his life.

    Let me know if he DOESN’T call. Then he’ll REALLY be sorry…

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  8. Monday peeves…spilling fruit juice on a new shirt
    Technology. I have had intermittent connection issues with modem. Phoned Bell and this person transfers me to another person who transfers me to another person. An hour later they are going to send a technician out. UGH

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  11. Ha ha excellent we have those Michaels here too, they are a global nuisance – i see a different Suze when she is driving and she like you has no tolerance for these Mickeytakers!

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  12. He probably thought you were an effing mindreader, at least if he didn’t also have backup lights illuminated that you could see. If he didn’t, for all you knew, he might have just pulled in!
    PS The fact that many of my family members think that I’m an effing mindreader is one of my pet peeves.

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