Kiwi Crocus (cranky__crocus) wrote,
Kiwi Crocus
cranky__crocus

Writer's Block: Just stop, already!

What’s your biggest pet peeve?


People chewing with open mouths. I am posting to say this because 1) Orlando airport has free WiFi and 2) the Writer's Block question fits my flight here: I was forced to sit next to a man who chewed gum with his mouth wide open; he also popped and cracked it constantly, to the point that I sometimes worried he was chewing a tooth instead. I could hear him over my full-volume music. He was also bald, so I could see his entire skull working to chew; he was chewing so hard it was as if the gum was trying to chew him back. I understand flight anxiety, but during one of his (very loud) phone conversations he mentioned that he was a seasoned traveller, so I see no reason why he shouldn't understand how annoying his chewing habits are when each person has about 2x3 feet of space. (He was also rather large, so I had substantially less than that.)

My mind was nearly exploding with the whinge-bug, so alas I had to spill it all here as soon as I saw a Writer's Block that fit it. I suppose my real annoyance is when people are not aware of what is considered considerate (or are just plainly inconsiderate), although pet peeves tend to be smaller items, so I will go with the open-mouth chewing. Between sound, sight and (goodness forbid) touch, I don't know which of my senses it vexes more.

But! In happy news! I am here in Orlando. There's this strange yellow-orange disc in the sky and I swear it's following me; all the white puffy things (and even the monstrous greys) seem to have fled from its intimidating presence. I am thoroughly confused.

I do love reading fanfic in airports. I think if I open up the first piece of art for samhain_smut I'll be taking it just one step too far, though...ah well.

Hurray for safe-if-not-irking flights!
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