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!