Thursday, November 8, 2007

pet peeves

1. people who are negative or pessimistic all the time
2. pompous people
3. silent treatment
4. whistling
5. men who ogle or whistle at women who walk down the street
6. when people argue for the sake of arguing
7. slow walkers who take up the whole sidewalk
8. people who are idiots
9. driving through red lights
10. people who will write something borderline mean, but then follow it up with a smiley face :)
11. when someone throws something in the trash when it could obviously be recycled and there's a recycling bin nearby
12. making me talk to your boyfriend who i have never actually met when i call you on the phone, saying something like, "oh here - talk to [---]"
13. certain mispronunciations such as saying nucular (noo-cue-lur) instead of nuclear (noo-clee-ur) and fustrated (fuss-tray-ted) instead of frustrated (frus-tray-ted) etc.
14. people who don't recycle
15. people who eat with their mouths open
16. people who don't vote and then complain about the results
17. when food tastes like stale refrigerator or freezer
18. shoe stores that don't carry size 11 (womens)
19. pretension
20. people that salt their food before they taste it
21. fundamentalists
22. chronic exaggeration
23 .credit card minimums
24. those people at work who you see everyday for a year, but who will still not even smile at you, let alone say hi
25. driving while text messaging
26. when shoe salespeople look at me like i'm a freak when i ask if they have "this in a size 11?"
27. the misuse of "myself"
28. people who act like jerks
29. people who have to stop and coo over every single dog/baby on the sidewalk
30. irregradless
31. people who only get in touch with you when they want something from you
32. smoking/leaving your car running at the GAS STATION PUMP
33. answering your cell phone and having a drawn out conversation with the person on 34. it when you're supposed to be hanging out with me and i'm sitting right next to you
35. having my feet hurt from shoes that are oh-so-cute (but too painful to keep)
36. saying things like "lol" out loud in real life without any sense of irony
37. people that say they don't like a certain food before they try it, and refuse to eat it
38. bad drivers
39. the use of redundant statements like ATM Machine or PIN Number
40. using metallic utensils on teflon cookware
41. using the word "gay" to mean "lame"
42. lack of responsibility/accountability
43. people who don't return phone calls
44. poor communication, followed by blaming others
45. judgmental people who make their judgmental-ness obvious
46. singing along with the music when you don't actually know the words and therefore just sort of mumble through them
47. being called a party pooper just because you don't want to do something
48. music or tv being not loud enough to hear completely yet not muted
49. people who don't wash their hands after using the bathroom
50. guilt trips
51. unsalted butter
52. slow drivers when I'm in a hurry
53. chronic lateness
54. pickled things that contain no vinegar
55. giant suvs
56. when people from the United States visit foreign countries and don't even attempt the language
57. indecision
58. grammatical errors, like mixing up your and you're, or their and there, or misplaced quotation marks/apostrophes
59. upspeaking at the end of every phrase
60. closed-mindedness
61. when people stand right in the doorway to smoke, and you have to walk through smoke curtains to get in
62. when people are negative or pessimistic all the time
63. when people wear so much perfume/cologne that it sticks around in elevators after they've left
64. native New Englanders that don't root for New England sports teams
65. conservatives, republicans and reactionaries
66. poor-quality chocolate...the kind that is like eating sweetened wax
67. when other drivers don't turn off their blinkers and i have to drive behind them, watching the light blink for no reason
68. when people don't try new things (foods especially), or not being able to try them myself
69. people who clear their throats in a particularly disgusting and nauseating way in public on a regular basis, like the lady who sits next to me at work
70. thinking that moving to los angeles will somehow make you a more interesting person than you were when you lived in minneapolis/des moines/woonsocket, when actually you will always be lame regardless of your location
71. when people refuse to even attempt creativity because of fear of failure (ie. singing, dancing, cooking, any form of art)
72. people who eat with their mouths only slightly open and therefore cannot believe you or apparently don't hear it themselves
73. people who play their music too loud in their cars - to the point that it makes your car vibrate and/or drowns out your music

list by: alyce, ashley, becky, deirdre, hannah, kentucky, maggie, and pete

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