Gerry’s Mini-Meltdowns

There are some things that just rub me the wrong way. I like a cold Diet Dr. Pepper in the morning. It’s what I drink to wake up. Do NOT leave the refrigerator without replenishing the supply of DDP. If I open that door and don’t see my drink first thing in the morning? Meltdown time. And don’t get me started on people who take the last of anything and forget to announce it. Give a general heads up. If you share a home with someone, you know what I mean. “Hey, we’re out of bread.” is a lot better than going for a sandwich later and finding one sad end of a loaf and a few crumbs.

Then there are the under-tippers. I have a couple of friends who I watch when we go out to eat. Yes, you know who you are. I admit, if the service is bad, I may hate to leave 15% but I tend to give the server the benefit of the doubt. My son once worked in a restaurant for tips and I know what servers go through. So I’m generous. Stingy tippers who leave a dollar for a twenty buck meal make me cringe. So I go back and add on to their tiny tip. And then bow out when asked to eat out with those people again. Wonder why?

I could go on and on but the last is my worst hot button. And the time is coming when I’ll be vulnerable to meltdown fever again. That’s when my local bookstore fails to put my new book out on time. I HATE that. It’s due out April 3. So on the day where’s REAL VAMPIRES HATE SKIINY JEANS? In the back room? Why? I know Gerry’s not that big author who has a display up by the front counter. But I want my books OUT ON TIME. Yes, I’m throwing a hissy fit, begging, handing out brochures and koozies. Just like my street team does. Because I worked hard on the book. Yes, I know every author does the same. But who cares about the other guys? This is me. It’s all about ME. Right?

So what makes you melt down? Share here and I’ll pick at random one lucky commenter to get an advanced copy of REAL VAMPIRES HATE SKINNY JEANS. Yes, you’ll get it before April 3. The contest ends on March 21 so don’t procrastinate. Get busy and post some kind of comment here. Good luck. And don’t melt down if you don’t win. Just be sure to hit a book store the week of April 3 and make sure SKINNY JEANS is on the shelves. Thanks in advance!
Gerry

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76 Responses to “Gerry’s Mini-Meltdowns”

  1. My partner and I have been together for 40 years so far. There are days when she’s the bear and days when I am. Her dad’s apartment is down the hall from ours. He’s 90 and acts 3 1/2. I’m sure you know what I mean. My peeve is with his need to call every hour or so to ask “what’s going on?”. I am constantly telling him that since I haven’t left the house or spoken to anyone the answer is always going to be NOTHING IS GOING ON!!!…

    Since my partner is the working half of the equation, I am the designated driver and helper when he has doctor appointments. Only I used up all my patience raising our own 4 kids. Is that enough of a peeve? LOL

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    • Sounds like you have your hands full. The guy is obviously lonely. It would be great if there was a way you could get him to adult day care or a senior center for some company and leave him there for several hours at a time. It would be good for both of you.

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      • He’s got money, and loved his wife very much. The local senior center is full of old ladies on SS trolling for their next husband. Even in their late 80’s the girls want someone also. He’s NOT interested and has said so for the past 10 years in a very LOUD voice. LOL

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    • Wendy Williams Says:

      I am a cashier in a large discount/grocery store so I have many hot buttons but i’ll just share a few. Number 1 on the list is people that pay for food, and I’m not talking cheap food either, with their Lone Star card and then pull out a wad of money to pay for their beer and cigarettes. These same people are many times standing there texting on their smart phones with their manicured nails. People letting their kids run wild in the store. PAJAMA PANTS IN PUBLIC! Talking on the phone while you are conducting business. You expect your cashier to give you undivided attention can’t you at least have the courtesy to hang up while you are being waited on? The list just goes on and on. Thanks for letting me vent on your blog.

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      • You are so right, Wendy. And talking loud on a cell phone in public, sharing personal business with the world. I really don’t want to hear the details of your mother in law’s hysterectomy, people. And wait while you talk and dig for your check book. Use a debit card. Don’t you love people who take forever to write a check nowadays? I hate getting in line behind someone who is still using a check book. Oh, boy, another pet peeve. I could go on and on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Justine Birmingham Says:

        This is my sister’s pet peeve too, to the point where she will hang up on ANYONE when she gets close to the cashier in the line. She refuses to be rude to the cashier. I appauld her for it.
        ~J

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    • I hate when you go through the drive thru and they mess your order up and you don’t know until you get home and it’s too late to do anything…. Also a really big pet peev of mine is if I am talking to someone about something they did wrong and they just sit there and either say nothing or just ok… like they really don’t care what you have to say… my niece does that all the time and it drives me crazy…

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  2. Leanne K Says:

    Hey Gerry!
    I have to say I might have been one of those people who leave bad tips. But only when I get poor service. What rubs me the wrong way is when people think they are better than others. We are all human and all equal. Anyway, I’m quite excited to pick up the new book, but would be even more excited to win it! Have a good one.

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  3. Gemma Stirnichuk Says:

    I hate people that use the self check outs with more than 20 items or when they use them and dont know how to use them. Youre holding up the line people!

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  4. Kim Seeley Says:

    What gives me a melt down is when I am driving and the light is green, the car in front of me always seems to have to think what green means! It takes people forever to realize the light is green and move because they are on their cell phone. Or when going through a parking lot I can’t tell you how many times I have missed being hit because someone was not looking where they were going, and heaven forbid if you honk at them because the looks and language YOU get for their mistake!

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  5. Im preg so everything sets me off these days ๐Ÿ™‚ But one of my biggies is women being slobs in public bathrooms.. I cant even think of what toilets all across this land look like, if that what they do in public. Since when is it to much trouble to flush a toilet? Do you really think that extra second in the bathroom is going to kill you?

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    • You are so right. I can’t imagine that they leave stuff like that at home. What are they thinking doing it in public? Disgusting and you don’t have to be preggers to think that. Good luck with the blessed event.;)

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  6. Gerry I am such a big fan of yours and every time I have started a book of yours I finish it in two days. I can’t ever put it down. That being said:

    I used to be a server and it was during a pretty low point in life for me and my husband. He had just lost his job and I was working at a pharmacy and serving at cracker barrel. I could be as nice as possible to someone and bend over backwards for them and still get left with a .25 tip. That was always crazy to me. Now we tip so well for anyone waiting on us. We actually probably tip too much, but its cause we get it.

    Now my hot button…I actually have two of them. One being some peoples reactions to when the find out my husband is in the Army. I have gotten everything from thats so wonderful what your husband does to really..how does your husband live with himself every day. Of course the latter is the one that breaks my heart. My husband has deployed, my husband leaves, my husband works longer hours then just a regular job. I never understand where people think its okay to judge the military without knowing what they actually go through.

    My second one is from living in Korea. It is so hard to find things that you are used to over here. Nothing comes out on time here and if you are trying to find something simple forget about it. Nothing is easy in Korea and that makes things hard and it really gets me and my daughter down at times.

    Gerry I adore you, I love your work and I love that you are a real person. I can’t wait till they start making your books into movies…because thats going to happen one day!!

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    • Hi, Shawna. You know I appreciate your husband’s service and all of the great people who sacrifice for our country, including the spouses and kids deployed too. So sorry it’s been hard on you. Hugs, Gerry

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    • Let me say “THANK YOU & God Bless” to your husband. And to you and your daughter. It’s not just those who go into the military that we owe everything to. It’s also those who keep the faith at Home, the Service Person’s Family that deserves just as much gratitude.
      Many Blessings!
      Rose Tracy

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  7. Adrienne Roake Says:

    I agree with the tiny tippers, so rude… As a daily commuter to NYC I find the people who are walking and texting/Facebooking to be the worst. Seriously people, your FB status is not that important!!! Either wait to you get to your destination or step to the side and text your little hearts out!!! There I feel better now.. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Dep-Wah Davis Says:

    For me as a teacher it’s students who don’t read the directions and then ask why they failed the assignment. Hmmmm, let’s the see the directions said to discuss X, Y, and Z and you went on about C, J, and O.

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    • Yes, I taught for a million years myself. You’d give the directions and before you got the last words out of your mouth some kid would have his hand up wanting you to say them again, just for him. Ack!

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  9. Oh Gerry can I relate. I have to have Sprite Zero in the morning and yessiree bob it better be cold! And I have had the same experience here at the old Borders. I would go to get your book and it would still be back in the warehouse and not out on shelves yet and good luck making them go get it, the lazy bums! Drove me nutso! I can tell you my grossest pet peeve that sends me not into just a meltdown, but running! My exboss would sit at his desk behind me and clip his nails and one day I caught him clipping his toenails! I swear I suffer from post traumatic stress disorder because every time I hear a clipper I just cringe and shudder!

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  10. Cathy sullins Says:

    Hi, Gerry. I know what you mean about under-tippers. I’ve worked in restaurants; (so did my husband). We both leave tips, & if everything’s bad, we tell them why. Ever seen Restaurant Impossible? It has a professional chef helping a bad restaurant improve themselves. Chef Irvine; (sp?), hosts it. It’s funny & a great show. Looking forward to the next book; (I have them alll & i’ve also re-read them more than once).

    Cathy Sullins

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  11. Rhiannon Britney Says:

    Hi Gerry! Well I have a NO tolerance for stupid people, their actions, speaking, thoughts, careless attitude toward people, their thinking (when if ever they actually do that) that they are the only ones in the world! Yes I have some of the same gripes as you when it comes to communication with those that you live with or care about. The person that I live with is elderly and DOES NOT COMMUNICATE ANYTHING TIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!! If ever and then I have to pry the info out of her. She lost her 4th gen iPod 32G and didn’t say anything about it til a month later and only because she didn’t want to hear me say, “did you look for it?” REALLY?! I am NOT a mind reader and have no interest in becoming one, so PLEASE open your mouth (only after you have engaged your brain) and say WHAT YOU MEAN. Don’t not expect me to decode what you are saying because I do not speak moron!

    Thank you Gerry for a place to release!
    Biashitura! (My Music Goes With You!)

    Rhiannon

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  12. Sarah Holt Says:

    My meltdowns are similar to yours but I have other button pushers too.
    1) hypocrites those do as I say not as I do type people. For example My husband hates when people drive in his blind spot yet he has no problem driving in others, He gripes when people cut him off when they are in a hurry yet feels no remorse for cutting someone else off. That bothers me.
    2) Disrespect, You have to give respect to get respect.
    3) pre- ordering anything
    4) someone who touches my coffee that’s grounds for fingers to be broke.
    5) people who feel it necessary to involve me in the drama of their lives. I don’t care that your life is a living soap opera I don’t want to be unwillingly cast into the roll of psychologist.
    6) Politics, procrastination, and double standards.
    But then again I probably am the sole contributor to other peoples meltdowns too so I am the pot ringing up the kettle just to call it black.

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  13. The thing that makes me melt down is rude people.

    I simply cannot stand it when someone bumps into me and does not say excuse me.

    I mean does it really take so much time and effort to say excuse me or I’m sorry or even thank you?

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  14. Oh my The bookstore not putting books out on time is one biggie for me. It’s okay I drive them crazy, I tell them I will wait for somebody to put them out so that I may buy them. Geesh , don’t they want to make money ? It’s not like I want to come back tomorrow. I want to be home reading it !
    For me with (Three teens one husband) my scream worthy moments come when I go to the pantry to get say, crackers to have with cheese, I see the boxes so it’s there right ? NO, the boxes are empty. Really people am I the only one in the house that throws away the empties ? ARGUH !
    The phone rings, RING~RING~RING, 4 people sit and pretend they don’t hear it from 2 feet away. Yes, I am the phone answering goddess, it can only be me. Sigh.
    Gotta love them, they make me smile more than pull my hair out, most days. LOL
    (Debbie P.) Yodamom

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    • What’s funny is when I beg them to put out my books and then when they ask if I want to buy one I say no! The look on their faces. Priceless. But I have my own copies. Yes, hate empty boxes almost as much as empty toilet paper rolls. LOL.

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      • I guess they got lost somewhere in the conversation. I’ve had to wait more than once at a major book store chain too.

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      • Rhiannon Britney Says:

        I use to work for B&N til they fired me for ordering my own books. I ordered them and paid for them, but they fired me anyways! All the book stores cares about is the bottom line. the almighty buck! Customer service is something that us that are over the age of 45 know about, but we don’t see it any more! I had customers who lived near the larger stores come to the store that I was at BECAUSE of the customer service that I gave them and because I was friendly, kind, knowledgeable and spent the time to help them find WHAT they were looking for and recommend other books to them. Most of the younger people can’t even alphabitze (sorry about the spelling, I’m dyslexic) books NO MATTER how many times you show them! Then there are the parents that let their kids do whatever they want in the stores. They destroy books and magazines right there in front of their parents and the parents say nothing or OH, sorry! But they don’t pay for the damaged goods! Also, there are the people that put their trash in the magazine racks, their gum into or behind the books then push the books into the gum, and the ones who come in to do research and use the books and highlight or underline in the books that are NOT theirs and put them back on the shelves! AARRRUUUGGG!!!!!!!! ;(

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  15. I can’t wait! I have been counting the days, 19 DAYS! Bring on some Blade & Glory! Have a great day!

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  16. Well my last mini meltdown was last night when my darling husband left the toilet seat up so when i got up at 3am (yes I have a “Nana Bladder” at 35) I FELL DOWN THE TOILET, yes my bum slipped right into the bowl!!!!! Ewwwwww not pleasant at that time of the morning so after a few swear words under my breath i curled back into bed a grumpy woman ๐Ÿ˜ฆ And woke up grumpy, great start to my day!! I had a few select words for my husband this morning hahaha

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  17. Katie Gurrieri Says:

    There’s nothing on this planet that irritates me more than people chewing and smacking on crunchy foods. Even women who snap and pop their gum, like it’s going out of style, is so irritating. Whenever I’m out with my husband at a restaurant, my radar always finds those “special” people who crunch on their chips and smack and suck their fingers! I can’t help it, I just hone in on those people and that’s all I can focus on during dinner. Want to know the best part? My husband is a loud eater! lol I mock him so when he does it, he’ll stop, or find something else to eat. If only I could do that to the public!

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  18. Ok here is my real comment … well today my melt down is my husband’s comment that I read to much. What? I read at least 4 hours a day maybe more. I have a part time job, cook, clean, take care of our 2 boys and spend as much time as I can with him. It was a stupid comment and it made me cry, which of course he said was a joke, a joke really. Why do men think everything is funny when it isn’t, I mean just because Homer Simpson says it doesn’t make it funny. I would also be mad if someone took my last Coke from the fridge so I feel your pain Gerry.

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  19. Justine Birmingham Says:

    My two peeves are hubby related. I only say this because, he is the one person in my life who has been with me the longest.. more than my family I could say becuase he has been with me more than half my life.

    1) Sitting dishes in the sink… not just a few hours, if he had his way it would be days.. ooh my goodness the smell!!! Not to mention the poor cats who think of it as an extra water bowl. ::shudder:: We DO have a dish washer.. they can easily go insde.

    2) Clothes in the washer. I start them in the morning and as he is on disability (young yes, hubby has had 2 heart attacks and three open heart surgerys from 30-35) .. anyhoos… they sit all day even though I have told them they will be ready to be put in the dryer. Eau De Mildew is NOT my favorite smell.

    I only say this to say this part.. I am truly blessed to have only these small things to fuss over. The rest I can put up with and I thank the heavens for this wonderful man!

    Love Glory, love Blade, and love Raf! Keep them coming!!!

    Thanks Gerry!
    ~Justine B.

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  20. Okay, my mini melt downs … well, to be honest, family BS is my boiling point. My family does things like sending me a package of “BLANK” mailing labels for using in a printer and saying, “Here, make Mom some new custom labels with her correct address.” And that was my Christmas present from them. I hate when I make food for myself that is safe for me to eat, and someone else in the house, who can eat anything at all without allergic reaction eats my food and has the flipping nerve to complain that it tasted funky. Or complains my food is taking up fridge room that they want for beer. Gourmet Beer that I BOUGHT FOR THEM on my limited income. GAK. I don’t drink beer. I am allergic to alcohol. I drink my Zevia warm because their beer has to have fridge space. Sigh. Yeah,I have peeves. LOL

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  21. elizabeth helphinstine Says:

    i biggest pet peev is when my honey doesnt clean out the sink after he shaves or brushes his teeth and toothpaste is stuck on the sink then i have to come along after him and clean it all up and his little facial hairs is stuck in the tooth paste… can you say GROSS??

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  22. Raquel Garcia Says:

    Hi Gerry!
    I love Glory to death, my sister and I are huge fans!

    Nothing irks me more than people bothering me when I eat! Ill be at starving after a long busy morning at work and it never seems to fail that as soon as Im about to take my first bite of food here comes a nosey lady ” ohhhh what are you eating??? Where did you get it???? How is it????” And continue to hold a 10 minute conversation with ne! HELLOOOOO!!! Don’t they hear my tummy growling! Lol I love food and sometimes I just want to eat!

    Pick me!

    Raquel!

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    • I hear you. When I’m working at the antique shop, it can be dead so I’ll zap my lunch, which is the signal for a stampede of customers. An hour later my cold lunch is still sitting there and I am starved.

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  23. I have 2 girls, 4 and 5 years old. My hubby works rotating shifts, I’m in school and all but 1 of my friends live 2 states away, so reading is my only escape. Alone time is non-existant so my books are greatly treasured. Your books have helped keep me sane; Granted my hubby looks at me like I’m nuts when I crack up reading at night but hey, it’s better than twitching or changing ym name and running away lol.

    Actually, I had one of those “I hate you” moments today when my yummy toasted sandwich was made then I was notified that MY ceasar dressing was brought to my hubby’s work. Last week it was my peanut butter… Nothing is sacred, I swear. The only thing of mine the people in this house leave alone are my books. Do I have to write my name on the few things in this house that I want left alone?

    I started working on a book close to 2 years ago. That alone time that noone here thinks I need sure would help. I actually timed the interruptions during my last attempt at writing. Within a span of 10 minutes I was interrupted 6 times. I’m pretty sure the survival instincts have been bred out of everyone in this house, because I’d sure leave me alone when my head started spinning. My cats know better, why don’t the humans?

    So please, make a crazy mommy happy and contribute to my mental vacation time via a book from one of my favorite series ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • As the kids get older maybe you’ll get more time. I just thought of another meltdown moment. When they mess up your order at the drive-through. Like the wrong salad dressing. I feel your pain.

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  24. I’m a girl scout volunteer leader–drives me crazy when some of the parents (who don’t volunteer) question everything I do or judge what I have set up or complain because I haven’t done a certain badge, but still don’t volunteer!! I can’t get a co-leader, a cookie mom or anything!

    Whew that actually feels good to type out.

    Another one is the lack of manners people have–seems like people have forgotten how to say, Please, thanks, and excuse me.

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    • They are lucky to have you. Those girls will remember you and that’s so important. As a teacher, I put up with the same thing. Everyone thinks they know what to do but not willing to put forth any effort themselves. Sigh.

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  25. Cindy Callaway Says:

    Oh gosh where to start…. First people that don’t use their blinkers. I’m from Atlanta and now live in Knoxville. I told my husband who’s from here what is the deal. Do people up here not realize what that little black stick coming from the side of the steering wheel is? Ugh. Speaking of my husband lol when he uses the last of the toilet paper and I like most women don’t look at that when I sit down. So how hard is it to notice hey the TP is almost gone bring a roll over or dadgumit just put a new roll on. Geez Louise!! Thanks I needed that. What do I owe you?

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  26. Rhiannon Britney Says:

    Oh about the book stores not putting out the books on time. Just that everyone knows, when I worked at B&N they cut back the staff so they had fewer people to do the job that had been effectively done by more people. Example: the receiving mgr had 2 people helping him check the stock into the store and prep it for the floor. Those same people are also preping books and stock to go back to the vendor and preping the damaged goods for where those go. Now he has to do it ALL himself with no help. Now other stores may not have this problem, but they do have a reduced staff because of the economy so that stuff that should have been out on time might be late. I put this out there so that you will know that THEY are trying, but they have managers that are pressuring them to do more than they can handle and with small paychecks too. Oh and they have to do this with a smile on their faces and a YES SIr or YES MAM! I’ve been there and it isn’t easy. Something to think about next time your in the stores. Biashitura! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • I get it, Rhiannon. The economy is killing everyone. That’s why you can’t find my other books on the shelves, only the current one. I do try to be patient. Just hate to be lied to, which I have been.

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  27. Chris Wilson Says:

    Let’s see. Pet peeves:
    1) Drivers talking on the cell phone, driving in the left, significantly under the speed limit, sometimes weaving in the lane, completely oblivious to traffic around them.
    2) People at red lights who are too busy reading/texting on their cell phone to notice the light turned green LONG AGO. Who then give YOU a dirty look and “the bird” because someone else dared toot their horn to wake them up.
    3) People using marked turn lanes to blow past traffic, then force people to let them merge rather than make the turn.
    4) People who slow down for green lights.

    Yes, these are all behaviors I see every day just on my measly 10 mile commute to work.

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    • I drive a lot in Houston traffic. There are a lot of crazies out there. I keep my head down for fear of road rage. In Texas anyone might have a gun. You never dare honk at someone, even an idiot.

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  28. Cathy Tudon Says:

    I think one of my most frequently pushed pet peeve buttons would have to be when I have spent hours washing the family’s clothes and making sure all hampers are good and empty …this has been known to take at least two days sometimes….and when I go to the bathroom to take a bath after a long day of washing clothes, the hamper is full again!!

    p.s.
    Just taught my fifteen year old soon how to sort clothes and use washing machine and dryer. So maybe not a pet peeve much longer?..We’ll wait and see. : )

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  29. Hi, my meltdown happens anytime I see or am around balloons! I literally have to leave any situation where they are involved… Examples are my kid’s friends birthday parties ( my kids have never had balloons), restaurants, & any other crazy place that has balloons. I will hyperventilate, cry, & or puke… Weird but true! Lol

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  30. Deb Holland Says:

    My hot button … people who don’t use indicators! Cars have them for a reason folks! People think I drive with a crystal ball on my dashboard! I really would like to know when you want to dash across a couple of lanes … i can’t read your freaking mind!!! In Southern California our freeways can be 8 lanes wide in each direction … scary when people just dart in and out without letting you know what they are going to do. AAAAGGGGHHHHH

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  31. Tanya Moser Says:

    Things that launch me into melt down mode
    1. Random strangers and sometimes even friends telling me how they think I should raise my children (if I have given up after 20 times putting socks on my kid in an hour who are you to approach me and tell me itโ€™s too cold outside for my daughter not to have socks on)
    2. Random people thinking itโ€™s ok to touch, tickle or pick up my children (yes I know my children are cute but please ask or at least start up some friendly conversation first, when my daughter was 11 months old my husband was with her at the grocery store and he was scanning the groceries when all of a sudden the women behind him lifts my daughter out of the cart to hold her and talk to her)
    3. DC Traffic sometimes I wonder if it would be feasible to say screw it and never drive my car again (it wouldnโ€™t oh the joys of suburbia)

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    • I can’t believe that a stranger would pick up a child without permission. That is beyond creepy. No wonder you had a meltdown. I’d scream bloody murder. There are too many predators out there nowadays. And some of them look like harmless grandmas.

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  32. Dawna Preston Says:

    love Glory and the books !!!!!!!!

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  33. Jennifer Wilson Says:

    Let’s see, it’s so easy to get me going. I would have to say that people that drink my stuff drives me nuts. I can’t have caffeine, so I buy caffeine free iced tea, soda, etc. why is it always what everyone drinks first? I can’t have the other stuff, but no everyone drinks MY stuff! I could rip their hair out, I get so mad!

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  34. Oh… I have mini melt downs all the time. I cringe when I go to the freezer and the ice cube trays are empty. Seriously… How hard is it to fill up the ice cube tray…. or why not leave it at least on the counter, so I can see it needs to be filled. Don’t leave empty ice cube trays in the freezer!!!

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  35. Amanda S. Says:

    I work in retail and there are a million things that makes me want to meltdown but one of the number pet peeves is people leaving messes. I mean if you took the shoe off that shelf you put in back and since my store is small there is no excuse not to walk the five steps to do this simple task. When trying on clothes hang tem back up dont just leave your pile of clothes when the sign says ‘dont leave itmes behing return to register”! I realyy can go on and on and on but for everyone sake and my sanity sake I will leave off at that lol

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    • Yes, I work in my antique business and find things everywhere. I have a fun red spiky wig for sale and kids try it on and take pictures then put it on the wooden Indian in the back room. Hilarious. Not. And then there are the vintage high heels that make the rounds. I could go on and on. Spring Break is killing us. Yes, we make money but it’s a wild time in Galveston.

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  36. I had two mini meltdowns this morning actually. I woke up and did my normal routine. You know, stumble out of bed and down the hall to reach the potty. Then sit on said potty and discover, to my horror, that my wonderful hubby or son has missed the huge gaping hole of the toilet and I just sat in pee. ICK!! I hate that. Of course that woke me up and I ranted for about 10 minutes on the fact that men are gross. Lol. My other meltdown happened because someone neglected to inform me that there was no milk. Don’t you hate it when you set your bowl out, pour the cereal, and then open the fridge and NO MILK….ahhh! And I was really wanting that ceral too. Well those are just two of my melt down stories. Thanks for all the wonderful books Gerry! Can’t wait to read Skinny Jeans.

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  37. Amy Medeiros Says:

    I have mini meltdowns when people interrupt you when your telling a story and then they continue to tell you their story, then ask you in all uninterested to continue on with your story when they are finished talking and obviously not paying attention.

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  38. s goodall Says:

    thanks for this line of thought. makes me realize i need more
    prozac daily or choose to stop my daily melt-downs. most of
    them focused on my hubby who’s british. that alone canses
    loads of crazy actions. g love all you do. s

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  39. Ok so here is my biggest pet peeve (I have several, but I want to really drive this one home). When your small child is having a meltdown, please remove them from the scene. I hate when I am eating at a restaurant and when a child screams and cries and the parents are like “Hush hush. It’s ok” but never removes the child so during my meal or watching my daughter’s dance rectial, I have to listen to non-stop screaming and crying. It is plain rude and disrespectful. Take the child away for a few minutes til it can calm down Nobody wants to hear that. I know I didn’t when it was mine and I sure don’t when it’s yours. Thank you.

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    • I know I hated it when my son was little and he chose a public place to have a meltdown. My husband would threaten to “take him to the bathroom”. That shut him up fast. He figured out that the bathroom wasn’t going to be for fun and games.

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