Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pet Peeves

I have done my book pet peeves so today I thought I would just talk about some general pet peeves.
The definition of pet peeve is :  is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to him or her, to a greater degree than others may find it.
Below is a list of a few of mine....I hope I don't come off too mean if I do I am sorry in advance.

Fake People - I abhor fake people. Nothing annoys me more then someone who pretends to be something they are not. This also includes people who feign niceness or pretend to like you. I don't care if you don't like me okay...I really don't. I am not for everyone. Sometimes I don't even like myself. So you don't have to pretend. Its ok. I will survive.

Women who use girly voices when men are around - Uggghhhh I want to scream! I work with someone who does this and I just want to shake her and make her watch Iron Jawed Angels...great movie about women's right to vote. Its like do you really think talking like a little girl is sexy? That is so gross! Please stop! Also added to this is women who act stupid in front of men...which this same woman does.

People who drive below the speed limit - I don't need for you to speed, although 5 miles an hour is universally acceptable, I do need you to at least drive the speed limit.

People who say "you know what I am saying" - Yes I do in fact know what you are saying as you just stood here for five minutes telling me and we both speak the same language so your question of "you know what I am saying?" Is ridiculous and annoying...Know what I'm saying?

Mean People - Look I get it you are having a bad day but is it really necessary to take it out on every person you happen to meet? Trust me I can be mean but I generally like to focus my meanness on the person who caused my bad mood or someone performing one of my pet peeves.

People who make weird mouth noises randomly - you know those people who just randomly start making popping noises or making that like cat noise not meow the one where you kind of suck on your lower lip and then move your upper lip in and out. Please stop. You are annoying everyone.

People who mumble and then get mad when you say What? I think that is pretty self explanatory. But its annoying when you get annoyed that I can't understand your marble mouth mumbles. I especially love when they say Forget It clear as day and flap their hand at you...really? why didn't you just say what you were saying that clearly and then we wouldn't be in this predicament.

Smokers who flick their cigarettes out of their car window - The world is NOT your ashtray jackass.

Captain Obvious - That person who insists on stating the obvious...its insulting.  Sometimes its funny. Cause you get to say stuff like "Thank You Captain Obvious" or my favorite "No shit Sherlock whens your next case".

People who say "you did" when I said I did something - For instance: Me "Last night I went to the mall" Idiot: "You did?" No I just like saying random things about my nightly adventures....idiot.

Well I feel better! How about you got any pet peeves you would like to share?


Author Dawn Brazil said...

LOL, Jennifer. You're hilarious. I hate when people come and rub my back or pat my head. Do I look like a puppy to you?

I hate when someone is watching a movie with me, knowing that I haven't seen the movie before either, yet they continually ask me why a character does something. Or, "what's going to happen next?" is so frustrating. Who do I look like, Joan of freaking Arc!

Muriel said...

I love this post! Just like you, I hate girls who speak with a little girly drives me mad, I don't know why. I thought I was the only one, so thanks!

Liz Schulte's Blog said...

Eating noises drive me crazy! Also people who make words plural that shouldn't be plural like Walmart.

Ugh people are so annoying.

Unknown said...

Hahaha... so funny! I'm with ya on all those. Especially the mean people.
So to add mine, people who take the time out of their day to read my blog and then make a mean comment on it. Why, I wonder, would you spend the time reading something you didn't like then taking more of your time to tell someone so? Who knows.
Anyway.... have a great day!

Andrew Leon said...

I love when you go all ranty!

Don't drive behind me. Sometimes I'm that guy going under the speed limit. But it's not my fault! We just got this prius, and it tells you what mileage you're getting as you're driving, and I can't help but try and maximize it!
Also, I've been reading about how much extra gas you use for every mph over 55 you go... and they want to raise the speed limit to 75 and 80 in some places! I hate big oil.

Melissa said...

You totally just made my day. These are the same things I am always complaining about too! I was just telling me daughter about the whiny, little girl voice that some women do. They sound stupid and annoying and men (real men) really don't like it! I loved Iron Jawed Angels and think I am going to have a movie night with this again just to prove the point of strong, smart women.
Dawn - I hate the patting thing. You are right I am not a puppy and I don't like to be touched!

Thanks for starting my day off great. I was laughing so hard my kids just came in and had to read too. They loved it!

Thanks for the heads up on my blog comments too. Have a great day!

Unknown said...

I want to add on the smokers that toss the their butts out the window that it is quadruply (?) bad when they do this while passing an 'extreme fire danger' warning on the highway.
If it weren't dangerous and I didn't have to slow down (haha) I would've photographed that yesterday.

Ashley McBride said...

Lol Aunt Judy does that cat sound thing.

Andrew Leon said...

I tagged you on my blog this morning.

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