Anxiety one of the weirdest emotions to me. Everyone has a different threshold of what they can handle and what gets them anxious.
For some, anxiety comes from school, work, children, finances, etc. Now, I am not saying that these things haven't occasionally made me anxious as well but I have a few things that some may consider to be odd anxiety triggers.
These ten things cause me to feel like I can no longer breath or put me into a rage of sorts-it is really strange.
1. Homeless People With Pets
*deep breaths* let me tell y'all, nothing infuriates me more than this. I live in south florida where it is hot as hell in the summer. I am talking 90* by 8am, afternoon showers then a humid 95* by 4pm. I can not tell you how many times I have been driving around town, gotten stopped at a light, looked to my right and seen a person with a sign...and a dog that looks overheated and dehydrated. and let me tell you, I am on the phone faster than you can blink with the county trying to get someone over to that corner to get that poor little furbaby.
2. Slow Drivers
tourists and the elderly. going 30mph in a 50mph zone.
3. Distracted Drivers
now, I am no saint and I have checked a text here and there but I really do try to focus on the road and only the road when I am behind the wheel. However, with the tourists in Sarasota, it is a common thing to be driving and have the car in front of you jack on the breaks for apparently no reason, you get pissed but continue to drive along..then it happens again, you look through their rear windshield only to see that they are taking a tour of the city from inside the car..slowing down and pointing out every landmark or fun fact...*deep breaths*
4. When people read a description of a menu item to me...
John does it, my dad does it, some of my friends do it and it drives me up the wall! I have two eyes too people, I can read the description just fine!
5. When waiters/waitresses make a scene
Have you ever been somewhere and asked for say...ranch dressing..and the waitress says "no, we actually don't have that"..you reply "Ok, no big deal"...this should be the end of it but NO, then the waitress goes on to say "well we have this, or this, or this, or this, or this"...by that point I am probably no longer listening...then even after a few "no, that is okay"s, she brings a tray of all the substitutions she rattled off...
6. When parents bring their children to a bar or sit in a bar area.
now, before you jump on me, I love children. I teach them for goodness sakes. But, being a former waitress, this is not the place for them. Bars are designed and meant for adults 21+ to be able to kick back, relax, and drink however much they want (within reason) it is an appropriate setting for swear words-especially when an intense game is on, and loud noises...it is not appropriate for your child to be throwing crayons or food, crying, or running around.
7. When people call me out on outfit repeats
um, sorry I don't have unlimited funds, if I like an outfit, you better bet your bottom dollar yo'll be seeing it again!
8. When a drink sweats.
two words: tervis tumbler. nothing is more gross to me than picking up my drink and having the condensation drip all over me and my repeated outfit.
9. Commentating grocery clerks
when I buy my groceries, I don't need comments on each item:
"ooh oreos..someone must be hungry!"
"mmm this is my favorite juice!"
"oh these are the tampons I use!"
"oh dog treats, do you have a dog?"
"you know, carrots have a lot of sugar in them?!"
10. People that take forever to start the car.
get in, turn it on. it is hot out here! Florida is not the state to ditz around before turning on the ac!
so, like I said, some of these are kind of weird...what makes you anxious?