10/26/2007

Quite Possibly The Lamest Pet Peeve Anyone Could Ever Possibly Have...Ever...

OK, so each time I start my truck, the volume on the car stereo has automatically reset itself to a relatively quiet setting. My reflex has become to immediately turn the volume up so that I can sufficiently rock out. Seems like every time I adjust the volume, though, I inevitably want to know what time it is. Since I don't wear a watch, I rely on the clock in the car which is on the car stereo readout. The problem is, when I adjust the volume, the readout temporarily switches from the clock to whatever the radio station is I'm tuned to. It takes the clock like, I don't know, ten seconds to reappear. However long it is, it is longer than necessary. It's really annoying to sit and wait that long when you want to know what time it is. There is probably some button I could push to bring the clock back right away, but I don't have time for that.

So, to all you people that face hardships - things like losing a home to a fire or blindness - think about what I go through each time I start my car. Maybe it will help you put things in perspective so that you're not so quick to complain all the time.

12 comments:

Skylers Dad said...

[singing]

Nobody knows, the trouble I've seeeeen, nobody knows but Jesus....

'Bubbles' said...

Thanks for helping me with perspective. I always need a little kick in the butt that way.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

How do you do it? You noble selfless bastard. :)

cooper green said...

This is going to eat at you relentlessly, Chris. I see an ulcer in your future.

Doc said...

I've spent the better part of a month fighting fleas. I feel your pain dearly.

Doc

Dale said...

This is something I've never had to go through Chris so while I can't completely empathize, I hope you'll be alright. In time.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Dude, we need to have a telethon for you.

Micgar said...

You know what? Those kinds of pet peeves are the worst-Like i have an old 4-door '97 Nissan Sentra-to unlock the back door to get something out, I have to open the front door, use the switch, then open the back door-then do that again to lock it. Look, I know some people dont have cars and stuff, but...that my pet peeve-one of em

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

So your pet peeve is self inflicted because of your impatience and rockin self image? Time for a new vehicle.

Amy said...

I feel your pain. I actually lost my car and my watch in a house fire that made me go blind.

Ok, that's not true.

Micgar said...

I'm actually going to be getting one soon! Preferably one with keyless locks!

Coaster Punchman said...

I have a similar pet peeve with a certain professional website I use where if you stop moving the mouse for a few seconds one of those annoying hover boxes appears. Invariably right over the part of the screen I am trying to read. Pisses me off, man. Life is so unfair.