Count your blessings instead of pet peeves

Showing a little more patience would go a long way

Re: These pets are not the cuddly kind (Column, Nov. 9)

While I have no doubt Laura Lavin was attempting some humour with this piece, I just found it disturbing. I am sure that most of us can identify with some of the peeves listed, however, I think overall it was rather self-absorbed to focus on all of these annoyances.

That “old lady who’s dragging her old man around” may have no choice – perhaps her husband is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and can’t be left alone. And what about the old people that pay with pennies? Did you ever think that perhaps they had to?

With respect to traffic complaints, we have probably all been guilty of each of those from time to time. Hopefully we learn from our errors but what if we don’t? Is life really going to end if someone is going slow in the fast lane?

Instead of counting our peeves and annoyances why not try counting our blessings. Show a little patience and understanding for others. Your life will be much richer for it and you will find those petty annoyances will rapidly disappear.

Kate Mansell

Metchosin