Through her The Monday Peeve prompt, Paula Light invites us to vent, to let off some stream, to get something off our chests. This week, my peeve is Cheerful People.
They smile too loudly.
They say irritating things, like “Happy Wednesday”, which is marginally more tolerable than “Happy Friday!”.
They don’t get why I don’t respond cheerily. Are peeved when I don’t participate.
They’re oblivious to sarcasm.
There should be a special room at work to retreat to, when faced with their sickly saccharine enthusiasm.
They aggravate accidentally, causing me guilt at not enjoying their cheerfulness, giving them something to worry about; marring their cheeriness.
Cheerful people, peeve me.