Thursday, September 10, 2009

Pet Peeves

Everyone has a few pet peeves. Mine are really petty, but they've been triggered the last couple of days...

  • People who don't know the difference between "insure" and "ensure." (See, I told you it was a petty little complaint.) But it's all over the place in the written materials at my office and I'm constantly having to go in and fix it.
  • People who are late for no good reason. Every meeting I ever go to at my work starts late... I get there on time or a little early and then sit and wait. And wait. Most people don't get there until at least 5-10 minutes late. And it's just because they expect everyone else to get there late, so they decide they will come late also so they don't have to wait.
  • People who are late for a good reason but don't let you know they're running late. Aaron often ends up working late, which I can completely understand if he needs to finish things up before he leaves. I just wish he would call if he's going to be an hour late... Aaron often tries to call you but your cell phone goes to voice mail and the home phone ringers are off and/or a message is left but not checked (don't you wish Aaron didn't know how to edit your posts)
  • Panera Bread radio commercials. I have no good reason for this, but I just don't like them. I don't know if it's the announcer's voice I don't like or the background music or what. But they annoy me enough that I turn off the radio when a Panera Bread commercial comes on. Oddly enough, though, I love to EAT at Panera Bread. :)

What about you? Any strange little pet peeves?


Cara said...

How much time do you have? I have so many pet peeves!
-people who mispronounce or misspell words like "mischievous"
-having to use a public bathroom
-dirty, misshapen fingernails or toenails
-when people clear their throat and sound like they are coughing up a hairball
-Katie Couric (I can't stand her)
-self-titled albums/cds (so narcissistic)
-men who won't offer their seat to a lady standing

I could go on...Can you tell I'm in a mood? That would be because of my #1 pet peeve: insolent children!

Druciana said...

I like your last one. I mean the other ones are good too. It is just good to know that I am not the only one that does stuff like that.

Ok. Some of mine are:
-people that lie
-"there" instead of "their" or "they're" (I learned the difference in elementry school. It is obnoxious that I see this mistakes in memos at work.)
-Green Day (there is just something about his voice)

I'm sure there are more, but I just can't think of them right now.

Tera said...

I like everyone's pet peeves. I agree with just about all of them. I really hate when people are late though. BIG pet peeve of mine. You see, if I've worked hard to be there on time then I deserve the same respect from the other people as well. And if you are supposed to leave at 9:30 for a 10 am appt, if it is 9:30 and you are not leaving, you should call and say so...not wait until you should be walking in the door at 10 to let me know you aren't going to make it (can you tell this happens a lot?)

I agree with Rosa, there and their (annoying) and also when people spell a lot as one word.

Fun post!

Arwen0725 said...

This is fun! I like what the others have posted. Here are a few of mine.
1. People messing with my radio in my car when I'm driving.
2. Disrespectful teenagers!
3. When the dishwasher is empty and no one puts their dirty dishes in it.
4. When I'm on the phone and people start talking to me.
There's a few more but that will do for now:)