Thursday, August 16, 2007


My pet peeve: when people are waiting to cross at an intersection and they push the crosswalk signal button over and over and over and over and over and over and over.

I want to scream at them. "CAN'T YOU FIGURE OUT THAT IT'S ON A TIMER? IDIOT!"

Domestic Partner says people do it because of nerves--a habit born out of tension.
It makes me tense, that's for sure.

Why am I so petty about this? I really can't stand it. As soon as I see someone pushing that signal button non-stop, I make myself look away. If I don't, my irritation increases.

In her stand up comedy, Ellen DeGeneres talks about people who push the elevator button multiple times. "Like that's going to make the elevator come any faster," she jests.

If a non-stop button pusher is the most irritating part of my day, I figure I should be thankful for an easy life.

Welcome to Peter's Plastic Bubble World.


Erin said...

I admit I push the buttons over and over because it makes me feel like I am in control, and I am a control freak. It is a beautiful, beautiful illusion. I won't do this in front of you. Ever. That's how much I love you!!!

Peter Varvel said...

Thanks for the love, Good Friend!
And thanks for adding another perspective I hadn't considered.
Feel free to do it in front of me, even if it's meant to tease, because that's how much I love YOU!