Originally Posted by enkmom
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!
Originally Posted by choli
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.
Originally Posted by Bebe's Mom
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.