Margaret at Cachando Chile challenged her followers to write a post about “Stuff that just bugs me…”
This challenge was not too difficult as I’ve definitely become more “grumpy” as I’ve grown older! Not that all older people are “grumpy”, I hasten to add!…Hmmm I think I am digging a deeper hole here so I will move swiftly on!
On a positive note, the wisdom of age has taught me how to “manage” my frustrations, be more tolerant, deal with my
“Pet Peeves”, “Grumbles and “Bugs” – grade them in order of annoyance and then deal with them accordingly! I also waffle more with age…
So here goes.
Pet Peeve – is literally a “Pet” Peeve
Dogs not kept on the leash on Blue Flag beaches
Dogs pooing on beaches has to be top of the list. It really concerns me especially when the beaches are crowded with young children playing in the sand.
Related Post: Dogs on beaches – please “scoop their poop”https://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/dogs-on-beaches-please-scoop-their-poop
People demanding money to find you a parking space in an empty car park!
It does not matter whether you park in a side road or in a free car park the “Parking Scammers” are lurking – just waiting to spring into action by directing you into a “free” parking space.
Related Post: Parking Scams in Portugal https://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/parking-scams-in-portugal/
One of the downsides of living close to the beautiful beaches of the Western Algarve is the Tourist Season or as we have aptly named it “The Terrorist Season” Portuguese, Spanish, French and a handful of British Tourists descend on this normally quiet and as yet unspoilt area from mid July to the end of August.
Related Post: Tourists terrorize the locals – Vuvuzelas find new use!https://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/tourists-terrorize-the-locals-vuvuzelas-find-new-use
Hole in the ground Toilets – Turkish Loos
No I have not got a toilet fetish but I did find it amusing that a café that charges €7.00 for two cups of coffee had the nerve to offer such primitive toilet facilities as a Turkish Loo to its patrons. That or I have led a very sheltered life!
Related post: A Turkish “experience” in France https://pigletinportugal.wordpress.com/2011/01/23/a-turkish-experience-in-france/
What else BUGS me…
“Friends” who send loads of joke emails but never write and enquire as to how you are.
Rip off Restaurants
I have lost count of the numerous times restaurants and cafés have overcharged us – or attempted to! Perhaps this is because we live in a tourist area and they think it is acceptable to overcharge tourists.
Hey, I’m on a roll here so just one more…
Errr no, nothing else springs to mind!
“CALL FOR A GROUP POST!”
What’s bugging you? Write a post about it on your blog, link to this one and I’ll link back to you! Alternatively, please share your “Pet Peeves”, “Grumbles” and “Bugs” in comments below