Thursday, January 21, 2010
Pet peeves. I has em.
In fact there are more than a few, so I'm not going to get into all of them. Because that could take a while. Let's just do the top four, shall we?
4. Vanity plates. One of the most ridiculous, frivolous wastes of money I can think of. Also a very arrogant show of ego (too redundant?) and appropriately named. I don't find them cute or funny. Just annoying. An eyeroll is guaranteed whenever I come across one.
3. Picking/chewing on hands/fingers. Gross. Disgusting.
2. Bouncing/tapping/twitching/shaking of feet and/or legs. I know this is a nervous twitch for many. But this VERY close second on the list of the pet peeve still gets under my skin and drives me crazy. And I can't NOT look at it. So I have to block it from my sight when I can. At my A&M graduation, I slumped down in my chair with my hand up to my temple to block a leg-shaking girl that drove me crazy for three hours. This may be documented photographically that also captured a very pissed off look on my face. There's more than one reason why I sat in the front row all the way to the right in college, and it has everything to do with this pet peeve. And the next one.
1. Gum and the chewing, smacking, popping, etc thereof. This is hands down my biggest pet peeve. Humans are not cows. We don't have four stomachs and have any really need to chew the same thing over and over and over again like cud. It's tacky and disgusting. There are other ways to get fresh breath... mints, mouthwash, BRUSH YOUR TEETH. People who know me well know not to ask if I have any gum. The answer is always NO, but I have Mentos (the Freshmaker!). The worst is when gum is chewed with the mouth open. Didn't we learn as kids to chew with our mouths CLOSED? Shouldn't this apply to our gum chewing like it does to our dinner? If you Man-on-the-Elevator and Girl-in-Starbucks insist on masticating that piece of rubber, please do it with your mouth closed. Thank you.
To be fair, I am well aware that some of my habits are other people's pet peeves. Most notably how I correct people's grammar. Only reason why I haven't been decked for this yet is because I tend to only correct the grammar of people I'm close to. Of course, they're the most likely to hit me so really it's just pure luck.