Last Sunday, we asked you readers for your pandemic pet peeves, and the results are in; read on for more!
It’s like Festivus came early this year! Some of us are entering the third month of lockdown, and tempers are getting especially frayed, but you don’t need three months of house arrest to start feeling a little…tetchy. Being confined to home and “suiting up” before for that rare trip outside, foregoing haircuts – it all adds up.
So, like the late lamented Frank Costanza, we’re letting Festivus come early this year. Let the Recitation of Grievances begin! What are your Pandemic Pet Peeves? I sure know mine.
And we know yours! Here are the results of the poll so far:
An overwhelming majority (77 percent) most disliked people who don’t socially distance themselves or don’t wear masks. Although it’s a popular choice for “first thing I”ll do post-pandemic,” the “no haircuts” peeve was a distant second with 9 percent. Close behind at 8 percent was “busybodies/snitches.” A scant 5 percent was most bugged by shoppers in the produce section of supermarkets handling the fruits and vegetables with bare, ungloved hands. And bringing up the rear with only 1 percent, was my pet peeve – line jumpers.
We’ll keep this poll open for a while, so if you haven’t yet weighed in, feel free – and let us know in the comments!
Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City each week. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.