I have A LOT of pet peeves! I was just wondering if anyone else gets annoyed by the same things.
my biggest pet peeve is when people think that england is a synonym for the UK. SCOTLAND AND WALES ARE NOT PARTS OF ENGLAND, PEOPLE!
i hear so many people make that mistake, and it makes me very very angry indeed.
When people add an extra h to height and pronounce it "heighth" I want to cover my ears and scream.
I also can't stand when people use an initialization and then say the last word initialized. Examples: ATM machine, VIN number, PIN number, etc.
People who sit around and talk REALLY LOUD in libraries. Like, have some respect, dude. Some people are here to read/study/work, not listen to you socialize.
Not only that, Hollee, but people who talk REALLY LOUD on their cell phones, especially on the bus where I was part of a captive audience. At least now that I am retired I don't have to put up with that any more.
My biggest pet peeve at the moment is probably "YOLO". I kind of want to throw things at anyone who uses it.
My mom also talks extremely loud on the phone. She screams at you. Haha, it gets slightly annoying.
well, thats not strictly true. i've seen many TV shows that insult a huge variety of states, and i can remember very few that made fun of Wisconsin. then again, i never watch show like iCarly so maybe its just the shows you watch that do it the most, or i just watch the only shows that dont do it.
I agree, Kevin. That 70's Show did make fun of Wisconsin, but I still love it. I'm not sure if Step by Step made fun of Wisconsin but it did misrepresent us. Port Washington does not have mountains or an amusement park. However, would we rather be ignored? As Oscar Wilde said, "The only thing worse than being talked about is NOT being talked about."
Amen, Azule. I went to Office Depot to purchase a microcassette because I wanted to permanently save some messages from my answering machine, which was full. I was told to order it online. "You'll have it in a few days to a week." I responded, "That's nice, but I need it TODAY." I also thought, but didn't say it aloud, "Why is your store even here and why did I waste my time coming here?"
(1) At the moment my biggest pet peeve is people who park in front of drive-up mailboxes because they are too lazy to walk a half a block from a legal parking space to use the post office. I am surprised someone has not been blown away for this. I am a patient person and this gets even me boiling mad. (2) People who use "can" instead of "may." However, the proper use of "may" is so rare today that the next edition of Webster's dictionary will list "may" as "obsolete."
My latest one is sites (like Yahoo!) that expect you to watch a video to get a news story. I consider myself to be a person with no life but even I do not want to spend all day watching videos to get news. In addition, the damn videos slow down or freeze my computer. Ugh.
Drivers who lane-hop during heavy traffic to get one or two car lengths farther ahead. During a trip from Wisconsin to Ohio which always involves a frustrating drive through Chicago, I watched one particular driver lane-hop across all lanes to "get ahead." Maybe 10-15 minutes later, there he was again, right in front of me. He had gotten no farther than me even though I had remained in the same lane the entire time. Poetic justice. LOL.
People who wilfully ignore the existence of the apostrophe, but most of all...
people who assume all wheelchair-bound people are retarded.
I might be having a fairly eloquent conversation with my parents as they approach and still they tilt their heads, summon the most condescending tone they possibly can and ask my parents whether I can talk. Just... ugh... I'm 19 years old and I'm in a wheelchair because shit happens sometimes and sometimes it happens before you're actually born and that does not make me stupid! And of course, as I was raised not to say anything if I can't say anything nice, I'm rendered absolutely mute. I'm not violent, not at all, but some people just need to be throttled.