Pet Peeve Day 2.0

Remember when I started monthly pet peeve day? And then promptly forgot all about it? Well welcome to Pet Peeve Day 2.0!!! It’s new, it’s improved, and it’s way more peeved!!!! ( I can hear all the cheering and vuvuzelas blasting).

Psycho Black and White Screaming
She must have just seen someone texting and driving.

Historical Inaccuracies.

I realize this is probably unique to me and a handful of Historians but it drives me mad nonetheless. I hate it in books, movies, references, and costumes. I mean, how difficult is it to check your facts? Answer, it isn’t difficult at all. Just check your facts. That is all I ask. Also, if you don’t check your facts fully expect me to walk out of your movie, throw your book away, be a jerk if you misuse a reference, and probably not say anything at all to you if your costume is inaccurate because, hey, you’re in costume, I can give you a break.

Texting while Driving.

Seriously? No one, let me repeat, no one, can do this successfully. Sure, maybe once or twice you get by with it but eventually you are going to hurt yourself or someone else by doing this. So, DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE. Also, I got hit by a 17 year-old Avril Lavigne look-alike last week and you want to know why she hit my car even though I was honking at her to stop? Because she was texting and driving and couldn’t be bothered to pay attention to the fact that her CAR WAS ABOUT TO T-BONE MINE. Luckily, no one was hurt but I gave her a pretty stern lecture. This is just stupid. Plus, Oprah doesn’t like it either.

Saying Irregardless Instead of Regardless.

The added ir does not make you fancier. It only makes you look foolish.

Che Guevara T-Shirts.

Do you even know what he stood for? And you’re buying (i.e. supporting capitalism) a t-shirt with his face on it? Are you  not seeing the conflict here? No? You don’t even know who is on your shirt do you? I thought not. This sort of ties in to the historical inaccuracy pet peeve but I thought it deserved to be singled out.

Being Called “Missy”

I am a grown-up. This is an unacceptable form of referring to me. Unless you’re my Mother because she pretty much has the right to call me whatever she wants. Even so, I don’t think I have ever heard her call me “missy”. So, really, don’t call me that. Don’t say “Do you have a second missy?” because no, I don’t, not if you keep calling me missy. This would only be acceptable if my name was actually Missy- but it’s not. So don’t call me that.

When People Refer to Themselves as “Go-Getters”

I have no support for this, it just annoys me.

Skinny Celebrities Who Say They Don’t Try to Be Thin.

Yes, you do. I can tell by your eyes that you are very hungry. It is almost physically impossible for you to be that size and to eat lots of fast food (as you claim you do) and not spend 24 hours a day in the gym. You try. You try really hard, and that’s ok, just be honest about it. You are really screwing with everyone else’s head.

Skinny Celebrities Who Say They Hardly Eat Anything and Are Always Hungry.

What? I don’t want to know the truth! I want  to believe that some day I will wake up and look just like you without ever trying. Don’t tell me you’re hungry. I don’t want to accept that. (And yes, I know this is completely contradicting the pet peeve before this one but hello, I’m a Girl on the Contrary– emphasis on contrary. I can feel a lot of opposing things at the same time, it’s a gift.)

Seeing that Someone Has Un-Subscribed to my Blog.

Ouch. That hurts. First I feel sad, and then I feel peeved because- listen all my posts have the same voice and you knew what you were getting into- there shouldn’t have been any surprises and if you un-subscribed just because you didn’t like one post then hey I don’t need you anyway. But please come back. And re-subscribe.

Feel free to share your pet peeves! I feel like this Friday is really a “get all your frustrations out” kind of Friday.

30 thoughts on “Pet Peeve Day 2.0

  1. You are great. You always make me laugh out loud. (People at work stare at me but I don’t care). However, I have to say that being called ma’am is much worse. I pine for the days I was called miss. (sigh)

  2. I love reading others’ pet peeve lists! (I’m not sure what this says about me, though.) I also totally agree with the skinny celebrity peeves…why, oh, why can’t you perfect creatures know exactly what I want from you?!

  3. I suppose the funny thing here would be to say a pet peeve is when someone says they are gonna write about pet peeves on a schedule but then they don’t do it. I don’t really feel that way, especially since I didn’t see the first one you referred to. Also, I could hardly be critical of you, miss, when you are so consistently awesome.

    I love love love your point about Che shirts. I always wonder if my Che-wearing students understand that they he would never have let them enjoy art or music or express themselves or probably live.

    Also, your point on Go-getters is great. So are you.

  4. Uggghhhh I hate when people unsubscribe from my blog! Since I talk a lot about dating/relationships, a lot of times the guys I date subscribe. Then, when they get annoyed that I am dating (and writing) about other people (which is totally part of our deal!) they unsubscribe. What did they think they were getting into? I have told them I’m dating like it’s my job, or dating for sport, and that I’m writing about it. Why are you so surprised every post is not about you? Those unsubscribes suck.

  5. People who phone me instead of email or txt. Seriously, it is the 21 century. I have a smart phone not a land line. I don’t want to hear your voice. Just saying…

  6. Hmm where do i start with pet peeves? I probably could make a whole blog about this.

    1. I hate when people try to hold a conversation with me while I have my headphones.

    2. I hate when i;m on the computer and somebody is lingering over my shoulder staring at what i’m doing.

    3. I hate when someone ask me for advice and then doesn’t follow the advice i give them. Then they return with even more questions.

    4. It kills me when my mouth is watering for some cereal and when i pick up the box there is exactly one cinnamon toast crunch left, it’s like why didn’t the last person just finish the box off instead of getting my hopes up?

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  7. I’ve been looking forward to this ever since you wrote the last, err, first one!

    You make me feel better about being annoyed at things. Thank you so much for that. I might have to post a few of my own peeves, but I might have to do it sooner rather than later because we share quite a few!

      1. Woah. I’ve just popped in after replying to your comment earlier and I see we’ve both commiserated.. I’d better get onto that pet peeved post, it looks like our brain waves are sharing a bit of space at the moment!

  8. marinasleeps says:

    Must agree with you on these Pet Peeves. I hate the way tv shows are building up to a big moment in the episode and then right when you’re suppose to get the answer your waiting for, they send you to a commercial break.
    Do you know how many times I have turned into the Hulk and broke my tv? Yeah, way too many to count.
    Earth to tv networks, this broad does not do suspense!

  9. I laughed out loud reading this because:

    1) people are alwasy annoyed with me for pointing out historical inaccuracies.

    2) texting while driving is obviously wrong, and I’m glad you lectured that foolish girl

    3) my mother says “irregardless” and I hate it, but I can’t correct her she’s my mother, and besides I’ve already corrected her a hundred times

    4) I once had a boss refer to me as “young lady” as he ask (ordered) me to do the dishes

    but I have no thoughts on the rest.

    anyhoo, great post.

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you can understand some of my annoyances! My Grandmother always says “you cease to amaze me” when she really means “you never cease to amaze me” it drives me mad but it’s really not worth the fight.

  10. I love it that you get annoyed by the Che Guevara T-shirts. Not a lot of people understand how nonsense it is to buy stuff with his face on it, because most people don’t even know who he was.
    As far as getting my frustrations out on this ideal Friday morning, I have to say that my top 3 pet peeves today are:

    -Intentional misspellings
    -When someone says you look tired instead of saying you look awful.
    -When my married friends or my friends that are in a relationship start telling me stuff like “Oh, I’m sure you’ll meet someone soon” – (I hate that)

    1. Oh my goodness your number 3 is definitely on the top of my list. I don’t want to hear it anymore and the next time I do hear it I’m just going to scream as loud as possible. Sure, I might lose a friend but I bet I will feel a lot better.

  11. First – I never noticed that you put me on your blog roll, so thank you very much indeed for that.

    Second – my biggest pet peeve is Monday morning office conversation (and also Friday morning office conversation as well). I’m all for accepting the rat-in-a-maze mentality people get when they spend 8 or so hours in the same space every day for a week, but come on! In under six months I just stopped responding to people because I knew they weren’t really listening. By way of example:

    Bill Cubicle: Good morning.
    Me: Good morning.
    Bill Cubicle: Have a good weekend?
    Me: I robbed a liquor store and threw a dog into the street.
    Bill Cubicle: It always goes by so fast, I hate Mondays (over exaggerated sigh).

    Every.Single.Monday.

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