Friday, October 16, 2009

Pet Peeves

Pet Peeve- d. A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than others may find it

My top 10:

1. Bad drivers- Especially the ones that are so oblivious to what's going on around them that they don't even realize they just cut you off, pulled out in front of you, or drove you into the nearest ditch.

2. Mispelled/Incorrectly used words- I cannot stand seeing words mispelled, specifically in newspapers or on ad signs. It's also a pet peeve of mine when people use the words their, they're and there in the wrong way.

3. Using the word "retard"- Unless you're talking about a mentally retarded person I can't stand hearing it used as a slang word in replace of saying someone is stupid, dumb, etc.

4. When a person makes a sucking noise with a straw & the cup is empty

5. Text-messaging someone while in a conversation with someone else

6. Using the word "supposebly" instead of "supposedly"

7. 97% of the people that shop at Wal-mart

8. Listening to a parent say, "I'm going to count to 3 and then we're leaving" and instead count to 10 and then stay anyway.

9. Being late

10. Not using a car seat!

Those are some of mine, what are YOUR pet peeves?


ben and erin said...

#1: i don't like them either, but i can't judge because i've probably done that!
#2: uh huh... there/their/they're.. that and your and you're...

totally agree on #3-6. oh, and #8. so many times i have wanted to lecture complete strangers on why they shouldn't do that.

#7: i shop at walmart. a lot. but hopefully i'm one of the 3% you wouldn't be peeved at!

#9: i'm unfortunately right on time or late. rarely early!

#10. um, YEAH. agree on that one too. our neighbor boy doesn't use one and i'm sure that he doesn't meet the qualifications to NOT need one.

as for my pet peeves, maybe i'll have to do a post like this sometime. because i have a LOT too!

cliff said...

I used to hate the sucking on a straw sound. Now, not so much. Spelling and being late -yes. Especially the latter. Though I am still trying, without much success, to be more tolerant.

Nena said...

People that use quotation marks incessantly and unnecessarily. When people use apostrophes incorrectly and when people say "yous."

There are many more, but I'll spare you ;-)


Nicole said...

Erin, I shop at Walmart too. Maybe I annoy myself? haha

Dawson said...

All of the above!! And I need to add talking with your mouth full of food and/or smacking your food

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