I don’t have that many pet peeves. These days it takes a lot to frustrate me. Back in the day, everything would make me so angry. The way someone breathed would just set me off. I’ve grown and matured so much on my journey to finding myself. There is one thing though, one thing that just irks my nerves and has the power to bring me out of my character. That is ungrateful, unappreciative people.
I like to pride myself on giving my friends whatever they need to help them achieve whatever it is that they need to achieve. I know what it’s like to suffer and struggle and I don’t want anyone else to have to feel the way I have at certain times throughout my life. If I have to I will give you the shirt right off my back just so you’re not cold at night. My only mistake in doing this is expecting that these “friends” of mine will show a little appreciation.
About a month ago I took a now old friend and his kids to a water park, paid for everything. This friend was going through a rough time, the whole time I did my best to be there for him. Making sure he was ok. He was even out of work so I had no problem helping him out with money – for food and gas. I gave him a place to lay his head at night and medicine when he was sick. When push came to shove, I wasn’t good enough to stay in his life simply because I wasn’t his ex-girlfriend. This is the ungratefulness I am talking about. What is with people these days? Walking around like they’re entitled to use you and neglect the obvious fact that you too are human and you have feelings too. I just don’t get it. My feelings are so hurt I can’t even begin to explain them. So on my list of peeves, this is number one.
There is a lot more to our story that I would love to share. There were so many good times, They just weren’t good enough. People don’t know how to love anymore. One thing goes wrong and they’re just done with you and it’s so sad to see. Personally, I’m a lover. I love everyone. And I want everyone to love me. Maybe that’s why I give so much to them, in hopes that they’ll love me for it. Huge mistake – they won’t. At times we can all be a little selfish, we’re human. That doesn’t give us the right to be ignorant though, and ignorance is exactly what this is.
This seems to happen a lot with me and the “friends” I choose. People know I will be there at the drop of a hat for them so they use it to their advantage and leave me with absolutely nothing. And when I say that it drives me up a wall I mean this is the only thing that can bring me out of my character. I start to lose control over all my emotions and behaviors on behalf of someone else’s blindness to my kindness. That’s unacceptable. I have a long way to go in life, but I’m not giving up just yet.
What’s one of your biggest peeves?
In the words of Fall Out Boy ” Say a prayer, but let the good times roll In case God doesn’t show (Let the good times roll, let the good times roll) And I want these words to make things right But it’s the wrongs that make the words come to life
Who does he think he is?”