Somebody out there is doing nablopomo solely on pet peeves.
Here's a couple of mine.
The football rivalry in Alabama between the University of Alabama and Auburn University. Drives me F^&*() CRAZY ! It wouldn't bother me so much if the choices weren't between TWO teams. GUESS WHAT PEOPLE ????? There are hundreds of football teams in the US - you aren't limited to only two choices. Don't even get me started on the assinine outfits that people dress in and the assinine things they put on their cars. I really don't object to die-hard fans of sport, I mean, we all have our hobbies (you should see my collection of scrapbooking supplies). I object to the culture that implies that your only choices are between these two particular teams.
Another pet peeve is when people say "I don't know how you find the time to do XYZ. I barely have time to brush my teeth, much less do XYZ." Sometimes it is said in true admiration of my organizational skills. Sometimes it is said with a passive-aggressive undercurrent implying that XYZ is a time-waster. I'm ashamed to say that this (or a similar phrase) has passed my lips a time or two.
Do you have any pet peeves that you can also confess to doing ?
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