I wasn’t sure what to write for V – of course, things like villains, violence and voice all came to mind, but then various things happened that made me think of this title, so I’m going to list a few things which really BUG me!
Going out for lunch with a friend who then spends more time talking to their husband/daughter/other friend on their mobile phone while I sit there twiddling my thumbs.
Someone serving you in a store who, while she or he is putting your items through the bar code, is busy talking to another staff member - or even, as happened recently, to a friend who happened to be passing. They hardly break off their conversation to tell you the total you have to pay.
People who park their car so near to yours in a car park that you can’t get to the driver’s door to get in your own car.
Members of the social group which I organise who sign up for an event or visit, and then don’t bother to turn up or even let me know they’re not coming.
And, because I’m a writer, I have to add this one – celebrities who write novels and get them published simply on the strength of their name (even though they probably haven’t written the thing themselves anyway!)
Okay, grumble over – but you can tell me some of yours, if you want to get them off your chest!