Obama's top pet peeves revealed
The White House can create small annoyances for the US President Barack Obama whose reported list of pet peeves includes missing out his duties as First Dad and running late.entertainment Updated: Aug 26, 2009 17:38 IST
The White House can create small annoyances for the US President Barack Obama whose reported list of pet peeves include missing out his duties as First Dad and running late.
Staffers at the official residence revealed how annoyed the president was left when he learnt his aides missed out including one of his daughters' concerts at school in his busy schedule.
"When he learned about it, he came up and asked us how it happened. He was annoyed and he let us know," the Politico quoted a White House aide as saying.
The aide recalled Obama as saying, "This is unacceptable. Make sure it never happens again."
White House senior adviser David Axelrod also revealed that the president hated it when "folks try to get him to wear baseball gear for teams other than the White Sox."
Obama's other peeves were apparently related to the schedule and scrutiny of living in presidential bubble.
The 44the US president allegedly dislikes missing his daily workout, that usually happens in the morning or before an evening event.
A senior aide, who has worked with the leader for more than four years, said: "If there's no workout time, he'll get a little upset."
The politician also purportedly likes to stay away from endless snapping of the cameras, or running late for meeting, or any sort or drama and gets irritated when "the shine police" powder him too much before television appearances.
An aide, who has worked with Obama for more than two years, also revealed: "If you spend too much time telling him where to go, how you get there, and everything in between, it drives him crazy."
Another issue that reportedly irks Obama is when people "talk too much at meetings and prevent others from speaking," or are not prepared to discuss the matter.
Press secretary Robert Gibbs said: "You better make sure you have everything there to discuss the issue."
Another senior aide nodded: "If people aren't prepared, if ideas are half-baked, he gets a little annoyed because he feels like he could be using his time better."
And when things get on his nerves, the president does not scream. Gibbs added: "It's far more convincing than yelling. He gives you a smirk."