Okay well maybe not that many, but I am sure this single complaint of mine takes up the majority of my five million plus AND counting peeves:
God damned unattended children.
Not just any unattended children. Unattended children in stores specifically.
If I was a cart pusher, which I am not because it makes it harder to maneuver through isles, I would probably be in jail for mowing over children. My intent is to get in, get stuff, get the hell outta dodge.
I often times find myself trapped looming over a brain-dead four year old, drooling and in my way while parents are reading labels or what have you. Or what's worse the damn hell spawn are running a muck in the store because their owners don't care.
The other day I popped into the store for a few items. One being located on the opposite corner of the store *shudder*. So I am making the mad dash to the dairy section when I spot 2 kids in a cart, unattended. One of the kids is in the cargo part of the cart and emptying the contents of a cooler into his cart.
As I breezed by I shook my head in disgust noticing no one was around. On my way back from the dairy section I notice the two kids are STILL there, STILL unattended! I slowed down, looked down each isle as I passed. Not a single soul! So, I decided to stop right in front of them. No I didn't assume custody of the little snot monsters! I whipped out my phone to take pictures! How can I tell a story without a visual right? Plus if the parents showed up and gotten mad I could have told them to piss off before calling Child Protective Services with evidence.
I didn't stay any longer than to take the photos and peer down the isles to see if these little booger faces had owners. Growing up in California it's a running joke that people abandon kids at Disneyland. For the demographics in my community the next best place is Foods Co I suppose. No one can afford going to Disneyland just to abandon kids these days!
It's not that I hate kids, well not necessarily anyways. It's just unattended children or ill behaved children really get me torqued. In this case both was happening!