When I was thinking about what I would banish to room 101 if given the choice millions of my pet peeves came to my head. But instead of going on an infinite rant about everything I hate about, well everything. I chose the four things which I would voluntarily go in Room 101 myself rather than having to put up with them any longer
Before anything else I would nominate to go in room 10I would put in Cigarette smokers, is there anything more irritating than somebody smoking next to you? You’re standing at the bus-stop waiting for a bus which is approximately twenty years late in the usual beautiful British weather, 2 degrees and pouring down with rain. You’re so cold and annoyed your considering jumping in front of the next bus which comes; and isn’t yours. When a group of people squeeze into the already overcrowded bus stop and practically breathe in your oxygen. If that isn’t enough they decide to make your day even better they will start smoking. As your forced to suck in the disgusting fumes there breathing out, you feel as though you are choking and begin to have a small coughing fit they always glare and laugh as if to say “What an idiot, not destroying their lungs or annoying everybody around them” yes, more fool me for not wanting to die a slow painful cancerous death. What rattles me about smoking the most is the ignorance, of how even though people know the effects of smoking and how addictive it is the still start smoking. Young people seem to have this idea that because their young there not going to get cancer and the other side effects of smoking, which in turn it is true that they won’t suffer the side effects now but they don’t seem to be able to get there head around the fact that nicotine is ADDICTIVE; and addiction means you can’t stop and why they think when they start suffering from the effects of tobacco they will be able to stop is beyond me. Social smokers suffer the same stupidity, do they think the nicotine is going to go, “oh were at work now, cravings stop”? No, I don’t think so. I despise parents who smoke, especially the ones who complain they never have enough money to pay for everything their children want, well maybe you should spending your money on overpriced overtaxed cigarettes and on your children - and don’t moan about how ridiculous the tax on cigarettes is because the hospitals will need that money when you’re in hospital BECAUSE of cigarettes. But more than anything I hate female smokers; I think it is the most repulsive unfeminine unattractive sight in the world. The wrinkles they develop around there lips, the yellow teeth and nails I don’t understand how women can go to such lengths and pay the money they do to prevent or rid of these, yet will smoke like a chimney. You also get a common, brassy image when you see a woman smoking like they just came out of “The Rovers” on Coronation Street.