Pet peeves…

Hey Rose,

Okay, so as usual I’m tired, it’s late and I’m stuck for blogging material so hey, given I’ve just swept up half a box of rice bubbles off the floor – I thought maybe I could share some pet peeves!toilet

As my Mum used to put it ‘things that get on my quince’! And now Him-In-Doors is whinging at me to stop blogging and spend some ‘quality time’ – aagh! There’s a pet peeve right there!

But very quickly, as you know, my number one pet peeve is bad/slow service! We joked on holiday about how I should start another blog called The BSB – aka The Bad Service Bitch! I can’t help it. I’ve worked in service industries – admittedly not for some time – but how hard is it really when someone walks through the door of a dining establishment to greet them with a smile and a welcome?

Quite a few times lately I’ve entered a café/restaurant stood around aimlessly wondering whether it’s a wait to be seated deal, given up and seated myself and then after waiting several minutes, pinched a menu from a nearby table and THEN after waiting even longer, walked up to the counter to order. To add insult to injury often during this time frame the wait staff chat amongst themselves, clear other tables (whatever happened to the customer comes first?) and basically do the retail equivalent of filing their nails rather than taking two minutes to make me feel welcome and take my order. I’m not sure why this gets me so steamed up but there it is – my absolute pet peeve!

What’s yours?

Love you, Mum xo

PS. For our three regular readers (you know who you are – and thankyou!) we were on a family holiday last week – hence no posts. Hope you didn’t miss us too much 😉

PPS. Dear Readers please feel free to share your own pet peeve in the comments section 🙂



About Heather Gallagher

Heather lives in Ocean Grove with her beautiful family and a dog called Pip. She has a passion for quirky stories. Her first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013 and was recently listed on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. The book was inspired by a girl and her ferret, who Heather interviewed while working as a freelance journalist for The Sunday Age. Her column, Yak Attack, ran in the Kids View section for more than a year and allowed Heather to profile people she thought would be of interest to kids. In 2014, she released her first picture book Happy Pants – Why is mummy so sad? This is NOT a story about ferret racing. Rather, it is a heartfelt story about a boy grappling with his Mum’s post-natal depression. Heather’s stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore and Challenge magazines. Heather has experience in public speaking – both for children and adults. While, promoting Happy Pants she spoke to groups of counsellors, nurses, parents and at library events. She has presented writing workshops to primary-aged children. Last year, she was a presenter at the Sacred Edge festival and the Christian Writers’ Conference.
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One Response to Pet peeves…

  1. Michelle says:

    I’m in agreeance with your pet peeve – seriously, if you want my business you need to notice me and serve me!!! Hopefully we do that in my work place. 🙂

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