Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pet Peeves

If you are a regular little-t reader, you will know about a monthly post I do on Things to be Happy About. If you haven’t been reading along, that’s okay, you can catch up on them all here… or not- whatever.

Anyway, I’m not doing one this month because I feel like having a bit of a rant instead. That’s okay too. Sometimes it makes you feel good to get this stuff off your chest.

So this month, here are some things that I am NOT very happy about:

Bad grammar; overfamiliarity of strangers; clampers; Irish “celebrities” such as Daithi O’Shea or Hector O’Heochagain; people who walk slowly in front of you in the street; cats; no parking signs; poor dental hygiene; misspelling in public places; people driving below the speed limit; invasion of personal space; people using the word specific when they have any kind of difficulty pronouncing it; fidgeting; weird toes; people who talk about their children non-stop; littering; whingey children; people who talk with their mouth full; know-it-alls; when strangers use you to discipline their children (the lady will get mad…); arrogant gardaí; people who use buggies as weapons; the acting in Fair City; the lack of scientific breakthroughs on inexpensive permanent hair removal solutions; people who describe themselves as models without any commercial evidence; awkward chit-chat in lifts; TV licence inspectors.


Jenny said...

hehe, sometimes you just gotta get it all out there. :) I agree especially on stranger who use you to discipline their children.

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Oh goodness! After reading this list, I know what you need. Go to and look up "I Hate Everyone." I listen to this song when I come across particularly hateful people at work, and it always puts a smile on my face.

PS. I abhor slow walkers in front of me! In a park, strolling is perfectly acceptable, but not at 7:58 am when you need to be in the office at 8 sharp!

Anonymous said...

Great list-too right!I would like to contribute: the VHI ad where the woman is worried about her 'tiny babies'. Cant cope.

Brittany H. said...

Ohhhh my god, didn't that feel good? I feel like you did it for me too. I have to say, probably 75% of the stuff you listed is my pet peeve too. Right on.

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Jen said...

Bad grammer & misspellings? I second that sister!!

Happy Monday Darling! xo

Kavery said...

Good to purge yourself of all that. Whingers and know-it-alls - phooey!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I have quite a lot of the same pet people walking slow in front of me, and cats.
I am irritated just thinking about all my pet peeves! haha

ChiccaStyle said...

Great post!I agree especially about people who talk with their mouth full.
Have a nice day honey,

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally get what you mean about the awkward chit-chat in lifts! I have such a hard time with them too..haha
Have a great Tuesday, sweetie

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

That reminds me to check if our tv license is current!
Ugh I hate people that use poor grammar (umm so many here) and chatty eaters! Glad that colorful pictures gave you a good start to your week!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Vanilla said...
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Vanilla said...

Ha great list :) it's healthy to let it out once in a while :)

Love, Vanilla

Dilan Dilir said...

have a wonderful day :D

Bonnie said...

First, you spelled "grammar" incorrectly, so it kind of renders your point moot.
However, I agree that poor grammar is annoying.
I love cats, so screw you. (I kid.)
Poor dental hygiene makes me vomit.
Slow drivers make me violent.
Slow walkers usually get run over.

I could go on.
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Blank Musings said...

Haha I love this. My favorite is the "lack of scientific breakthroughs on inexpensive permanent hair removal solutions." Its always a good break to just rant. Feel free to do it anytime. :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

I really hate slow walkers, too. Why can't they realize that you're faster and just want to go around?

Nikki said...

I find it appropriate that cats are a "pet" peeve ;)

You'd hate my Mother. She walks slow and is a poor driver.

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