#BlogADayJuly “Pet Peeve”

By | July 28, 2013

Today’s blogging prompt is "Pet Peeve", where to start….

It would be Inconsidersation.

British English: inconsiderate If you accuse someone of being inconsiderate, you mean that they do not take enough care over how their words or actions will affect other people.
ADJECTIVE: Motorists were criticised for being inconsiderate to pedestrians.


This can apply to so many aspects of life, especially parenting special needs children.

People, for example, who are extremely vocal about a public meltdown, blaming bad parenting for something they can’t or don’t want to understand. Those stares and comments are obviously designed to be noticed, do they not think they hurt, they penetrate this skin that I’m trying to thicken but those comments get through….and hurt.

People who think it’s okay for their children to call D a "big baby" in her SN buggy. Now she’s probably zoned out at the time, playing on her ipad distracting herself from the sights and the noises but T and I notice. She has rights, she’s a human being, a rather cute one if those people would take the time to accept her and her little traits.

And now for a rant, we live next door to the most inconsiderate family imaginable. We’re both in a semi, sharing a party wall. A thin party wall. They think nothing of blasting out Gangnum-flipping-style at 1am, despite knowing that there are people trying to sleep. Of letting guests shout and shriek on their trampoline until god-knows-when so that my children have to try and stick to their evening routine with the bedroom windows closed and ear defenders on, to combat the noise.

Occasionally we’ll "have a word" and then get sworn at and told it "doesn’t matter during the day" or we "b****dy should move then". Not as easy as it sounds and why should we? We pay a lot of money to a mortgage company to live here and it’s our home, D was born here. It’s where my children feel safe and secure, if you discount the racket next door.

Grrrrr!! I try to abide by "live and let live", I wish others did too. Or gave a bit of notice anyway.

#BlogADayJuly "Pet Peeve"
#BlogADayJuly "Pet Peeve"
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Vicki on 2nd August 2013 at 12:25 pm.

Inconsideration bugs me too! My son is not autistic but he does have meltdowns, and has some autistic like traits due to his background. Recently he accidentally fell on his sister and her leg broke. Yesterday I had to explain this to someone – I used the words ‘accident’ and ‘not his fault’, yet the person still turned to him and said ‘so you got all the blame then, what a silly thing you did, you’ll be more careful next time won’t you?’. As if he’s not feeling guilty enough, just make him feel worse hey? Grr.



Verily Victoria Vocalises on 4th August 2013 at 5:00 pm.

I am afraid society generally has become inconsiderate to other people! It is one of the reasons we moved – and what a relief it is that we did! – but lots of people aren’t in the position that we are that means they can. This does make me really cross! Thank you so much for linking to PoCoLo x


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