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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.


Phew!
post #42 of 176

I say this to my DD bc I want her to acknowledge that she heard me and is going to do what I told her. I dont ask my children permission to do something I told them to do. And if my child ever spoke to me in that manner...oh boy! LOL I will TELL you what I'm going to about it Junior!

 

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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. 



 I have SO many pet peeves(especially right now being 31 weeks pg LOL) that it would take a few pages...but there are some good ones on here! Interesting to read yalls responses.

 

I hate it when MY typing isnt correct...but I'm too lazy sometimes right now to fix it. LOL

post #43 of 176

 

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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?"

I was working with a group of students (ya know, "thoooose" kids in "that"group) and I said something like, "I'd like us to open our books to page blah blah..." One boy responded with "Yeah, well, want in one hand and $%*! in the other and see which one you get first..." mischievous.gifom.gif  Good times, good times.

post #44 of 176
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Originally Posted by PhoenixMommaToTwo View Post

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.

Yes, I see religious or political statements as an invitation to discuss. Actually, anything posted to Facebook is an invitation to discuss the topic.

post #45 of 176
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Originally Posted by sweeetpea View Post

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. 



 

ooh, that's a good one! Add that to my list!

post #46 of 176

When my kids are given instruction to do something I will end it with "do you understand?" that way they can't come back with "I didn't understand what you meant" later.  OK would just give them permission to say No.  I have teenagers LOL

 

 

post #47 of 176
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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.


 Worse again, people who say "sposie" and "baby dance", and who talk about unschooling a 2 year old.

post #48 of 176

One of my jobs is retail and the other is medical, so I have a lot of work-related ones. My biggest one is the people who walk into the store with this nasty look on their faces and the second something takes too long or is out of stock or just doesn't go the way they want, they FREAK OUT on the nearest employee. It's like they walk in expecting to have a miserable experience, so they feel justified when it happens. Along those lines, I can't stand the people that blame Random Retail Peon for whatever they're unhappy about and/or expect them to just ignore policy to give them their way. Sorry, I don't have that kind of power.

 

Lights left on, cabinets left open, etc. I am always walking by DS's room to see the light on and both cabinet doors wide open. Makes me all kinds of squiggy.

 

People that mispronounce things, even when they've heard the correct pronunciation two seconds before. I JUST said it!

 

People that refuse to speak up. I'm working with a guy right now that mumbles everything. All of us once sat down with him and said, "Listen, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU." it didn't help. We have to ask him to repeat every single word he says and he still mumbles. To make things worse, he talks CONSTANTLY so this is an ongoing struggle. That's just rude. I know you are capable of speaking louder.

 

Judgmental people. Another person I'm working with asked me if it's true Wiccans drink blood then refused to believe me when I said no, asked me about some of my religious practices then talked about why they're evil, insisted that a Muslim imam (except she kept saying "imal" or even "mimal") gave her cousin a magic charm so that's proof that Islam is evil, and has been singing hymns under her breath every time she's around me for the past two weeks. I refuse to speak to her unless I can help it, so she resorts to having loud conversations about converting the heathens with patients when I'm nearby. I couldn't care less about your religious practices, so why do mine upset you so much?

post #49 of 176
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Originally Posted by minkajane View Post

One of my jobs is retail and the other is medical, so I have a lot of work-related ones. My biggest one is the people who walk into the store with this nasty look on their faces and the second something takes too long or is out of stock or just doesn't go the way they want, they FREAK OUT on the nearest employee. It's like they walk in expecting to have a miserable experience, so they feel justified when it happens. Along those lines, I can't stand the people that blame Random Retail Peon for whatever they're unhappy about and/or expect them to just ignore policy to give them their way. Sorry, I don't have that kind of power.

www.customerssuck.com (although I suspect you're the one who shared it with this board)

 

Also speaking of nasty looks http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww23/EvilEmpryss/CatbuttCard-1.jpg
 

post #50 of 176

Just thought of another one, that I hear a lot where I live. The mispronunciation of Valentine's day.....Valentimes day!

post #51 of 176

We moved for AZ to Nebraska and out here they call soda "pop". Drives me nuts!

post #52 of 176
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We moved for AZ to Nebraska and out here they call soda "pop". Drives me nuts!



 I'm not in Nebraska, but we call it pop too! The other weird one I've been told is we call lollipops suckers? Anyway, I forgive you, I'd be cranky too if I had to be around all those Husker fans cold.gif

post #53 of 176

The soda/pop/coke thing is totally regional. When it gets really weird is when you live in an area that typically calls it "pop", but because your mom was raised in the south you grew up calling it "soda".  Though now I hear that in the south they often call all carbonated beverages "coke" regardless of whether or not it's actually Coke they're talking about. Madness! lol wild.giflol.gif

post #54 of 176
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We moved for AZ to Nebraska and out here they call soda "pop". Drives me nuts!



 I'm not in Nebraska, but we call it pop too! The other weird one I've been told is we call lollipops suckers? Anyway, I forgive you, I'd be cranky too if I had to be around all those Husker fans cold.gif



 

 They're total nuts, right?ROTFLMAO.gif (I won't tell you that my husband has a huskers tattoo on his forearm, even though we haven't been fans in years )

 

It's purely because I was raised saying soda. The coke thing is funny, though. I don't think I've heard of it. It reminds me of Super Troopers, though. (A litre of Cola, for fellow fans)

 

I call lollipops suckers sometimes, too. Another one is the whole "supper" "dinner" dilemma. I've always called it dinner, but we move out here and no one knows what I'm talking about. And sack instead of bag, but it doesn't really annoy me, just an observation.

post #55 of 176

Noisy eaters drive me insane.

 

People who loudly belch in public repulse me. Yes, it's a natural and normal bodily function. Yes, in some cultures it's considered a compliment (see also: noisy eating). No, it's not polite where you are right now and no amount of desperate rationalizing will make it so. Gross.

 

I hate it when I'm walking around in socks and then step on something wet. ARGH

 

Tailgaters absolutely infuriate me. Is riding my bumper really going to make me drive faster? No, it isn't. But it will ensure that if I have to stop, you'll crash into the back of my car, probably injuring everyone in it, including my precious children, and possibly killing yourself. Back off for both our safety, or so help me I am going to slow down to 10MPH because at least then if I have to stop suddenly, you'll rear-end me at a relatively harmless speed.

post #56 of 176
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I hate it when I'm walking around in socks and then step on something wet. ARGH



 The worst is wet cat hairball vomit.... 

post #57 of 176
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 The worst is wet cat hairball vomit.... 



Ugh, that is truly awful. Not to be the annoying "One Upper" mom, but I can assure you that dog diarrhea, a result of getting into the diaper pail, is far more disturbing. I am sorry to say I have experienced both. bigeyes.gif

post #58 of 176

puke.gif

You win! I surrender! I am gagging just thinking about it.

 

My daughter once cleaned up dog diarrhea from the carpets when I was away - she was maybe 12 - and I have often that it was one of her more amazingly wonderful deeds....

post #59 of 176

The smell is otherworldly and it stains. And now I think I'm done talking about liquid dog deuce, because I need to start dinner soon and this is pretty much making me never want to eat again. lol.gif

 

(Your daughter is an angel.)

post #60 of 176
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Originally Posted by PhoenixMommaToTwo View Post

We moved for AZ to Nebraska and out here they call soda "pop". Drives me nuts!



 I'm not in Nebraska, but we call it pop too! The other weird one I've been told is we call lollipops suckers? Anyway, I forgive you, I'd be cranky too if I had to be around all those Husker fans cold.gif



 

 They're total nuts, right?ROTFLMAO.gif (I won't tell you that my husband has a huskers tattoo on his forearm, even though we haven't been fans in years )

 

It's purely because I was raised saying soda. The coke thing is funny, though. I don't think I've heard of it. It reminds me of Super Troopers, though. (A litre of Cola, for fellow fans)

 

I call lollipops suckers sometimes, too. Another one is the whole "supper" "dinner" dilemma. I've always called it dinner, but we move out here and no one knows what I'm talking about. And sack instead of bag, but it doesn't really annoy me, just an observation.


Yuck. When I hear 'sack', I think scrotum. When I hear, "do you want a sack for your groceries?" I think, "do you want a scrotum for your groceries?" ewwwww
 

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