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post #21 of 176

I live in an area where our economy is almost all ranching, so lots of conservative, traditional, cowboy-mannered men. It is very rare that I have to open a door. Men will get out of their cars to get the door if they see a woman heading towards one alone. Sometimes, I lose my DH when we go somewhere because after he opens the door for me, he continues to hold it for any other woman in sight. I enjoy being around these gentlemen tiphat.gif

 

Here's mine

 

People who slow down to 10 mph in front of me and then put on their turn signal.

 

Status updates on facebook that are vague, but attention seeking, "I can't believe this happened to me" Then they get 10 replies that say, "What happened??? Oh my gosh are you ok??!!"

 

When a person gets a little cold and takes to bed for a week.

 

They're There Their Your You're

 

Drawers and cupboards that are left open.

 

post #22 of 176

The Negater.

 

You know, the friend who miraculously knows more about everything than you do. And wouldn't you know it? You are always wrong. How lucky you are to have a friend who can correct your misconceptions of the entire world.

 

Hmph.

post #23 of 176
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Status updates on facebook that are vague, but attention seeking, "I can't believe this happened to me" Then they get 10 replies that say, "What happened??? Oh my gosh are you ok??!!"

 


 


Oooh, that is a good one!

post #24 of 176

Oh and the One Uppers.  The ones who always feel the need to be just a bit better at everything.  If you have been to say Florida, her family owns a condo there.  If you went to Europe for a week, they went for two.

post #25 of 176

People who risk an accident pulling in front of you and then poking along at 10 MPH

 

Women and girls who think that it is cute to act dumb.

 

People at the movies who talk through the previews, and people who come in after the theater is already dark and then stand in a giant clump trying to decide where to sit, all the while calling to each other across the theater and trying to force other people to move so they can sit together.

 

People who don't follow enkmom's arbitrary rules for which are the up and which are the down aisles at the grocery store.  I also hate it when my husband backtracks hither and yon looking for things he suddenly decides that he wants.

 

Having to empty the dishwasher every single day when I live with 2 and sometimes 3 other adults.

post #26 of 176
Text speak.
Also people using the words such as tweeted, delish, sammie, blingatude ect. Makes me cringe. And for what it's worth the damn auto correct kept changing delish to relish.
post #27 of 176

I make of typos and sometimes use the wrong word altogether when I'm tired (like I just typed "get" for "cat" and didn't notice for a long time) so I don't get so irked at that stuff on a message board...  but I do get annoyed at misspellings that just don't make sense, like "rediculous" or "persay'. 

 

I am also currently annoyed because garbage day was Monday and the woman who lives in the other half of my duplex has yet to bring in her garbage can, but someone brought it up from the street and put it in front of my side. In the past I've sometimes just put it away for her, but she does this all the time. 

 

People who park over the lines bug me a lot, perhaps an unreasonable amount. I can admit that.

 

Oh, and dog poop bugs me a lot. Also dogs that jump on me. Honestly, I like dogs a lot and I've owned a few, but I trained them not to jump and I picked up after them.

post #28 of 176
post #29 of 176

mean people.

 

spelling errors are really no big deal to me. 

 

mean and arrogant people?  they really bother me. 

post #30 of 176

People who act like their child is doing something dirty by growing up....

post #31 of 176


 

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People who don't follow enkmom's arbitrary rules for which are the up and which are the down aisles at the grocery store.  I also hate it when my husband backtracks hither and yon looking for things he suddenly decides that he wants.

 

Oh, DH isn't allowed to go grocery shopping with me anymore.  This annoys me so much too!!  Grocery shopping isn't a scavenger hunt!
 

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People who act like their child is doing something dirty by growing up....

This gets me too.  Also when people teach their children body shame.  My SIL would never let my DD and her DS change in front of each other at the beach.  Seriously, I don't  see the big deal about a 4 and 5yo, or 5yo and 6yo family members changing in front of each other. 
 

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Rudeness for no reason, like people who stare at me when I obviously need help and don't do anything.

 


There was a time when I was 7 months pregnant and DH had gone on a camping trip and I tried to go somewhere and realized my car battery was dead.  I was pushing the car out of the spot, into another spot that would allow it to be jumped.  I didn't notice the small hill (you never notice them until you're pushing a car LOL).  I am struggling, very pregnant, to get my car across the parking lot and two college football players squeezed around me and a member of the wrestling team just sat there and waited for me to be out of the way.  Damn, couldn't anyone help a pregnant woman out?  That stung.

 

I hold the doors for everyone and expect that everyone who reasonably can will do the same for me.  I go out of my way to hold the doors for people with strollers, children in car seats (which happens to be another pet peeve of mine, but doesn't justify my being rude LOL), people with their arms full, etc.  I also expect a thank you or a nod, or some acknowledgment.

 

Misuse of "it's" and "its" bother me too, or any other apostrophe crime.  Every time you use an apostrophe to pluralize, a kitten dies!  (To which my step-father replies, "I like apostrophy's, I don't like kitten's!")  Apostrophes are for contractions and to indicate possession, not for pluralization!

 

People who act like they agree with me 100% when I know they don't at all, especially when they find out that I am particularly well-read on the specific issue.  Like a woman that I was trying to get out of my life, after she said that there are black people, then there are n-words, asked me if our neighborhood was going downhill (a lot more POC renters) and I said I didn't know what she was talking about, then maintains that there is no difference between the races and that all people are equal.  Whatever.  Oh, anyway, I ran into her at a bookstore after successfully avoiding her for a year, and she saw a book about Obama and said he should be impeached, because his new healthcare bill would allow Social Services to take your kids without cause or reason.  I was like, what the hell?  Are you on crack?  Do you have your own mind or do you just believe what you're told?  That's ridiculous! (This woman has admitted, and I heard her do it, to beating her kids, so perhaps her fear was founded, but that wouldn't be "for no reason").  A few seconds later she was exclaiming how much she loved Obama.  Geez, grow a brain!  I had one woman pretend to be atheist (I guess I'm SO cool LOL) and then when I friended her on FB, I saw that she is, in fact, quite Catholic.  Did she think I wouldn't be friends with her if she were Catholic?  That's real low.

 

Oh, people who lie.  I've found that a lot of people do this on a regular basis.  Like, big lies.  Super big.  Usually to create drama or sympathy.

 

Okay, I obviously use "OMG" and "LOL" on message boards, but it annoys me when people use them in real speech.  Although I've slipped once or twice myself.

post #32 of 176
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Women who refuse to go in public without makeup.


You will find me really offensive then, as I don't even own any make up, and never wear it. Funny though, I think I look pretty damn good most of the time.


Wait, I reread. Are you saying that it's a pet peeve if women DON'T wear makeup in public, or that it's a pet peeve if women INSIST on wearing makeup to go out?
post #33 of 176

Poor spelling and grammar errors do not bother me so much in casual writing. My pet peeve is when language constructs are used improperly, typically because the speaker has some need to use bigger words then necessary.

 

Malapropisms annoy me. I received an email from my boss that contained the phrase, "For all intensive purposes. . . " and I just wanted to crack my head on the desk. 

 

I cringe inside when I hear people use the phrase "beg the question" improperly, but, that use is becoming so common I am just going to have to accept that the meaning is changing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question 

 

Same with the use of "literally." "My head literally exploded". Really? Than how are you talking to me.

 

Also, people who do not park between the lines in a parking spot. If you get out and see you parked crooked and are crossing the line, please just get back in the car and fix it!

post #34 of 176
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Women who refuse to go in public without makeup.




You will find me really offensive then, as I don't even own any make up, and never wear it. Funny though, I think I look pretty damn good most of the time.


No, I think the poster would not find you offensive, she said she is peeved by those women who will NOT leave the house without make up? If you do not own make up, I presume you are OK leaving the house with none on, and do not fall into that category. wink1.gif

post #35 of 176

The literally thing made me think of a couple more...

 

People who don't understand what ironic means! Esapecially when they make it all dramatic, "Oh the irony!!!"

 

I have a SIL who does not understand what awkward means, yet she uses it all the time. For example, we were shopping one day and out of the blue she decides she wants to buy Forrest Gump. So we looked around and we couldn't find it at the store. So we come back to the house and she says, "They didn't have the movie. It was SO awkward." Ugh! No it wasn't! We didn't promise anyone we would bring it, we didn't involve any store employees, it was just me and you and they didn't have the movie!

post #36 of 176

 

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People who act like their child is doing something dirty by growing up....

This, yes! 

 

 The "irony" thing gets me too. And it all started with Alanis... j/k. lol.gif

 

 

I also hate it when people can't come up with anything better/smarter/clearer/more logical to my comment they don't agree with or like than "Yeah, but that's you..." or "but you're different". 

 

Umm what? LOL. Like a couple of years ago a friend was talking about her daughter was grounded yet again, she needed to learn her lesson, etc. I mentioned that grounding her wasn't, to me anyway, proving to be all that effective in doing that because she was grounded every other week or two. She asked how many times my kids had been grounded before it "worked". I responded that my kids had never been grounded. Silence for a few seconds. And then, "Yeah, but that's you guys...." 

 

 Right then. duh.gif

post #37 of 176

Irishmommy- NO What I'm saying is women who refuse to go in public if they don't have their makeup on perfectly bug me.  I feel like if you wanna wear it fine if not fine.  But I have known women who absolutely refuse to be seen without it.  My MIL is one of them.  I love her to death but honestly.

post #38 of 176

I hate it when someone posts religious/political information or statements on their facebook, expecting everyone to agree, and when someone doesn't, it turns into WWIII.

 

Lying is a big one too! Or racist/sexist/discrimanatory statements disguised as a joke. Haha. I'm not laughing.

 

And I absolutely agree with the vague attention seeking statements on Facebook. Annoying!

post #39 of 176

Mine is when people end a sentence with "...., okay?"  Especially when they are giving direction to a child.  It always seems to me that they are really asking the child's permission to be giving them that instruction.  Like - "Junior, clean up your room and brush your teeth, okay?"  It always seems to me that one day Junior is going to say back - "no it's not okay and what the *** are you going to do about it?"

 

I know for many people it is an unconscious speech mannerism, but it really undercuts any power their words might have. 

post #40 of 176
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Mine is when people end a sentence with "...., okay?"  Especially when they are giving direction to a child.  It always seems to me that they are really asking the child's permission to be giving them that instruction.  Like - "Junior, clean up your room and brush your teeth, okay?"  It always seems to me that one day Junior is going to say back - "no it's not okay and what the *** are you going to do about it?"

 

I know for many people it is an unconscious speech mannerism, but it really undercuts any power their words might have. 



One of the first things they taught me while student teaching was to never give an indication that what you said was a question.  Always phrase it like a statement.  "Open your book to page 10" as opposed to, "Open your book to page 10?"

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