Another one of my pet peeves - Why can't you decide what you want BEFORE!

@bonbon664 (3470)
Canada
September 2, 2008 6:25am CST
There are a few pet peeves I have. Some of you know me by now, standing in lines is one that drives me nuts. On my way to work, I stopped by my favourite coffee shop, there were about 4 people in line. I'm standing there for a good 5-10 minutes while the person in front of me all of a sudden couldn't make a monumental decision about what kind of coffee to get. Now, this person was standing in line waiting too, and had plenty of opportunity to peruse the menu boards while standing there, but....NO. They had to wait till they got to the front of the line, then they stopped and stared at the menu board, for what seemed like ages. The menu is very simple, it's not brain surgery! Please just know what you want when you get there, it would make all our lives much simpler. Am I the only one who thinks this way?
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 08
And don't you always think it's always me, I always get to stand behind someone who dithers and can't make up their damn mind, you feel like screaming at them! Been there many a time and you can't wondering if sod's law comes into play, why is it always you? Wherever you go you always find yourself in the queue waiting for someone to make the million dollar question, coffee with or coffee without! One of my pet peeves too. It's like when people board a bus they wait ages for the bus and when it comes start rummaging around in their bag for the pass they can't find! It's like why didn't you use the time waiting for the damn bus to find your frigging pass!!!!!!!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
I know, like you knew the bus was going to come, or you were going to have to pay, or decide or whatever. GRRRR, some people.
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 08
Some people are NOT safe to go out alone!
@night71 (97)
• Canada
3 Sep 08
My pet peeve is waiting in traffic once the light turns green. Another is when there are so many people lined up for Tim Hortons that it blocks traffic going into real stores. How can people wait 15 minutes in a traffic line up just to drink coffee and pay $2.50 doing it. Comes out to about $5.00 once your done idling. Slow drivers is another, no need to go 30kph in a 50kph zone!!!!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
3 Sep 08
You have nailed another one for me,,,,the drive thru is another one. If there's more than 3 or 4 cars, I'll just park and go in, unless it's raining, or cold, or I'm just feeling lazy, or it's Monday, or I have dogs or kids in the car, LOL
@jennysp8 (855)
• United States
3 Sep 08
that kills me...my husband (well soon to be ex husband) would do that to me at the drive through at McDonalds. He would sit there staring at the menu "looking to see what they have"....wtf? they have had the same crap his entire 29 years...who is he kidding? lol....a BIG pet peeve of mine...McDonalds is so common I don't believe I know a person alive who can't recite what is on the menu....
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
3 Sep 08
LOL, I know, it hasn't changed in like forever.....I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets irked by such things.
@superbren (861)
2 Sep 08
I understand your frustration, lol,but i am probably one of those dithering people you mention.When i join the queue i know exactly what i want but then my inner thin person(fighting to get out)starts larging it in my head.Dont go for the cake,it will blow up your tummy.Avoid the scones , they are full of sugar.Close your eyes to the cookies, they are a big no no.on and on the voice goes until the lady says "what would you like?".I start stuttering.mind goes blank and ui feel the wrath of the person behind me (ie:bon bon lol)I change my mind a hundred times before i ask for something one hundred times worse that a mere scone.A big cream bun.ahhhh.yum.Thanks bonbon.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
3 Sep 08
Ignore your inner thin person, she and I have several conversations also, and sometimes the b**ch wins. Next time, if you can't decide, turn to me, I'll order for you.....LMAO
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Yep, bugs me too :) I love your concept 'it's not brain surgery' but I have been behind people who I think put more time into deciding what to order at McDonalds than they would doing brain surgery :( If I'm undecided I will usually stand off to the side and not get in line until I make up my mind - this can sometimes take a bit of time but at least I'm not holding up other people. The only time I don't do this is if I can't see the 'menu' or options - ok I will admit I'm vain and although I can't see distances I still don't wear my glasses :( except when driving that is.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
LOL, I see that at McDonalds too....they've had the same things for 20 years.
• Philippines
2 Sep 08
It is annoying, indeed. But in my country, a certain fast food chain developed some strategy to minimize this problem. While waiting in line, servers come to you and list down your order in advance, so by the time you are in front of the line, the cashier will just have to confirm your order, punch the cash register machine, and charge your bill. Shops with long lines of customers should do that. And perhaps they should make a rule like charging extra if you change your order after it has already been listed. People will learn to decide quick, and stick to that decision. My, just for coffee?
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
Now, that's a great idea, I wish they would use that here.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I hate when you are in a check out line and the person in front of you wait until the cashier has rung up the order before taking out their money. They will dig in their purse or wallet. I always have money ready, if it is less I have it and if it is more I have it, I always rough count my purchases before going to the cashier. I also have a problem with people who do not scrap their plates before putting them in the sink. My husband is the biggest culprit. Last night he cut a lemon meringue pie he had the first slice, he threw the spatuala in the sink with stuff on it, when I complained he said oh, it will dissolve, but in the interim there was a big clump in the sink. I hate spitting in public as well. Seems some men, as soon as they hit the street, they have to spit. So so so disgusting.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
I posted something about that before. Don't they know they're going to have to pay??? AHHH!!
@GardenGerty (96618)
• Marion, Kansas
2 Sep 08
I think we all have similar pet peeves. I try not to be in those lines at all, and I get self conscious if I am the one holding up the line. I quit going to drive throughs when my son was young as he was one of those people who agonized over choices. It is really simple, choose something, then next time you can choose something else. I am so conscious of holding up lines that I would almost choose anything just to be done.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
LOL, that makes me laugh, because I have blurted stuff out just to make sure I didn't hold anyone up. Sometimes I end up with something I really didn't want.
@jimbomuso (950)
9 Sep 08
Hi BonBon! spot on !I think that is a Universal pet peeve! I mean what is it with these people ... they should have something on the menu like... Stoopid Coffee, for when you just can't make up your mind and need the extra caffine to think!!the only thing constructive thing I can say about them is ..."Gaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhhh I can never get back these wasted minutes Moron!"
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I'm like you...I don't like waiting around and if I have to wait I try to have my order all ready to go when I get to the front. One of my pet peeves is not only ppl that take forever to order but those that keep changing what they want halfway through the process so they have to keep starting over. For God's sake, get it and go!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
3 Sep 08
I have the same pet peeve. It was even worse when I was pregnant. The difference is pregnant me would tell them to hurry the heck up. But not pregnant, I don't say anything just shoot a look and go about my business.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
2 Sep 08
Hunny you are not alot. I so know how you feel. You know as you said "IT'S NOT BRAIN SURGURY" Come on people get on the ball or on the bus. I am sure you have had ample amount of time to decide what you want before you get to the front. So know lets put that into perscpective here and lets do it now. I hate waiting in line with the best of them. Another pet peeve of mine is when they don't know what they want, change their mind or whatever and then they pay with frigin pennies. What the heck is up with that?!?!? We have already waiting in line this long and now we have to wait till you count out your pennies. Roll them first, cash them in for real money. Sheesh. Some people these days are just getting on my nerves.
@Phelyne (129)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Speaking for myself... I need glasses, and often can't see the board until I'm up to it. I will say, though, if it's taking me a while, I'll let people go ahead and order before me.
• Singapore
2 Sep 08
for some people, they are simply indecisive, and it take them a much longer time to make a decision. yeah, it does get on my nerves sometimes, but put it this way, if you want others to give you time, you should also tried to give him/her sometimes. ps. we encounter this kind of people almost everyday, at foodcourts, school canteens etc.try to get used to it.