My Friday Bugbear are those couples walking towards you along the pavement (sidewalk if in US!) who are unable to separate for a few moments or even pause their conversation to allow you (walking the other direction) to pass. Teenagers in groups do it too.
I’m not sure if they expect you to step into the road, launch yourself into a hedge, do an Inspector Gadget and rise over them or what. Sometimes I do wonder if I’m invisible or perhaps I have a sign on me that says don’t mind me. I’ve yet to find a solution with couples, apart from either humbly stepping aside to let them pass or sharing a sarcastic ‘excuse me’ with them. With groups of teenagers though I have found if I stop and stand still quietly, they miraculously divide like the Red Sea.
What’s your Friday Bugbear? Let me know by leaving a comment or even better sharing your own pet peeve post. I’m hoping to be back next Friday with another but if you can’t wait til then pop across to the wonderful Runner of Monday Morning Grievances?