My Weirdest Pet Peeve

“PET PEEVE (or pet hate) is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than others may find it.”

I can easily tell you what my weirdest character trait would be, having to have access to internet at all times so I can look stuff up on Google or Wikipedia. I have even googled the second World War on my cell phone to prove myself right.

I’m sharing this useless information with you because that brings me to my weirdest pet peeve. I didn’t know what a pet peeve was, so I looked it up on Wikipedia of course.

Now, what’s my weirdest pet peeve? Hmmmm….

Well, I have a few, definitely when it’s that time of the month again but what I really hate is when someone doesn’t clean the sink after having used it. Ok this sounds crazy, but I’m a neat freak and the rest of my family isn’t. Each and every time I clean the house (that’s 3 times a week) half an hour later someone probably spilled something, left remnants of toothpaste in the sink/on the mirror or left some worn, dirty socks in the couch.

Our sink in the kitchen is made out of stainless steel. Stainless steel , yeah right! W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R! If you don’t dry it up after having used it, you end up with these stains, calcium deposit stains. That drives me crazy, then I drive my family crazy by telling then every one to clean the sink after washing their hands, each time they use the sink.

It’s not only cleaning out the sink- each sink has it’s own wipe down cloth btw, but just keeping the house clean. My teen-age daughter makes coffee every morning, bless her, but she never cleans up after herself. So I’ll find coffee grind and stains all over my white kitchen cabinets.

Or when my son is filling the dishwasher, he never empties the cups and just puts them in the machine. So whatever was in those cups, end up again on my white kitchen cupboard doors. Aaaaarrrgggh!

This untidiness makes me so angry that I actually went around the house one time, when everyone was away and took pictures of everything!!! From stains on the floor as to a Yu-Gi-Yoh cards lying forgotten in the corner. After taking the pictures I made a PowerPoint, full of embarrassing pictures of their room and bathroom. I added some dramatic music and a couple of threats:- “Beware if you don’t start cleaning up after yourselves, I will post this to You Tube and Facebook and tag your names into it”.

I even went on a mummy strike once or twice, but being a neat freak, it didn’t last that long.

Threatening your kids with humiliating then on the internet is way more effective than anything else. Until they block you …

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4 thoughts on “My Weirdest Pet Peeve

  1. hihihi sorry… have to laugh a bit… i do recognize this story, but since my kids are still toddlers i can’t expect as much as you from your kids :)

  2. YeahOops. says:

    I have the opposite problem. I live with neat freaks and I’m kind of disorganized. So my family always nags me to tidy up and they don’t realize that I just don’t care about being neat. 😐

  3. Miriam says:

    “Beware if you don’t start cleaning up after yourselves, I will post this to You Tube and Facebook and tag your names into it”.

    Bahahahaha! I am SO using this when my kids are older! I guess that means I’ll have to work on my cleaning habits first…

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