I had an epiphany of sorts last night as I was cleaning the treatment room at work.
All the things that FUCKING IRRITATE me, that I consider my pet peeves, can really be boiled down to ONE GIANT PEEVE:
Don't be a half-ass, don't do a half-assed job.
It's simple. If you want to stay on my good side, finish what you start and do a thorough job.
It doesn't matter if it's at work, doing chores, driving on the street, writing something, whatever. If you are thorough and do things right, I won't have to shank you or wish you to the ninth circle of Hell. Or Siberia. Or that you are staked out on a fire-ant nest after being covered in honey .
You get the picture, I'm sure.
It makes my life so much easier to have recognized this! Now I don't have to freak people out (and or annoy/irritate them myself!) by enumerating all the things that tick me off!
It's just one.