January 22 10

Like her, I cannot stand the phrase ‘pet peeve’ and it’s, if you will, a pet peeve of mine. I prefer to call them something else, like, say my arch enemies. They are the Cady Heron to my Regina George. The Johnny Lawrence to my Daniel Larusso. The Mama Fratelli to my entire Goonies team, except for Martha Plimpton because really she wasn’t actually a Goonie and totally whined the entire movie.

Anyway, I have been fighting with my directTV and my photoshop elements this week and so I was already feeling a little bit like the arch enemies are just crawling out of the woodwork, so I figured that this week’s girl talk thursday came at just the right time. Only today is Friday. But, you know, I work at home, so you could tell me that today is a Tuesday in February and I’d be all, “SWEET! Is the LOST premiere on tonight because I am really pumped to get the skinny on this Jacob dude already?”

So, here you go, it’s an incomplete list, because I am easily annoyed.

It annoys me…

…when my kids don’t pay any attention to the obvious “you cannot talk to me because I’m on the phone” finger wag and continue to talk to me while I’m on the phone.

…that there are NEVER any pens. EVER.

…that people don’t think Shia Labeouf looks like giant wiener.

…that the skype pen shows people when I am typing something.

…that I have to pay for my gas inside because my Canadian credit card has a 6-digit zip code that includes some letters and apparently, pay-at-the-pump machines are too stupid to recognize this.

…when someone finishes the toilet paper and doesn’t replace it and you don’t realize until you are already midstream and then you have to figure out how in the hell you are going to make that work.

…that the best cereals completely destroy the roof of my mouth.

…when my kids chew beside me.

…when I have to change the DVD in the car.

…when people use the word slacks. and the word panties.

…people cannot figure out how a four-way stop works.

…when people do not figure things like traffic and oh! I have children into their estimations of how long it’s going to take them to be somewhere and they end up being ridiculously late and I – who does build in time for traffic and children – end up having to wait.

…that they even MAKE NON washable Crayola markers.

…when my dog takes a shit on the book I am reading.

…when pants are too short.

…when I have insomnia.

…when people who don’t have accents use accents when talking to foreign people. My husband does this when talking to Israelis.

  1. …when my dog takes a shit on the book I am reading

    Um… haha!

    My mom says panties. ALL THE TIME. Even when referring to boys underwear. I try to correct, but really there’s no point.


    Comment by C @ Kid Things on January 22, 2010
  2. I agree with about 90% of these. And the ones I can’t agree on are because I’m neither Canadian or a mom.


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on January 22, 2010
  3. I love you. That is all.

    But how come Gabe doesn’t talk to me in a Chicago accent? I feel left out!


    Comment by Kristabella on January 22, 2010
  4. Oh yeah, I completely agree with the Crayola markers, “slacks”, lack of pens, and OMG, Shia Leboeuf! Holy crap, what is up with that last one?!

    My cousin, who doesn’t speak a word of Tagalog, talks in English to our grandmother in a Filipino accent. Makes me want to scream! Dood, she still doesn’t understand you!!! Gah!


    Comment by Nenette on January 22, 2010
  5. Me too with the slacks and panties. *Shudder.*

    And really, wtf Crayola.


    Comment by Mama Bub on January 22, 2010
  6. Um, excuse me? I showed you the Debit Card Trick!
    .-= slynnro´s last blog ..Brucey Say What? =-.


    Comment by slynnro on January 22, 2010
  7. hahahaha @mama Bub


    Comment by Liam Wilkes on January 22, 2010
  8. sorry i meant nanette


    Comment by Cheap Web design blackburn on January 22, 2010
  9. Ohhhh man, the kitchen manager at my restaurant job would do that crap! He was from Ohio or something but would talk to the Mexican kitchen dudes with a Mexican accent and broken English. WHYYYY????


    Comment by Alison of a Gun on January 23, 2010
  10. I’m pretty sure “ali” is Canadian for “pet peeve.”


    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on January 23, 2010
  11. there’s a 5-way stop that funnels through the most used intersection in my town and it sucks all driving ability out of people as we sit there and yell “GO!!” to each other. blech.


    Comment by fadkog on January 24, 2010
  12. Your dog actually shits on what you’re reading? Like he manages to get up above you, then shit on you? And he does this often enough to become a pet peeve?



    Comment by pixielation on January 24, 2010
  13. 99% of these would be on my list .. totally!

    thankfully, my dog does not crap on my book .. lol!


    Comment by Sarah on January 25, 2010
  14. Are you supposed to giggle whilst reading about other people’s arch enemies? ‘Cause I totally did.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Living in Hell =-.


    Comment by Katie on January 25, 2010
  15. I do that accent thing sometimes. It makes me feel like such a douchenugget.


    Comment by Maria on January 25, 2010
  16. YOu have read my mind!


    Comment by Kalle on January 26, 2010
  17. “…that people don’t think Shia Labeouf looks like giant wiener.”


    Alas my love for Shia has destined me to annoy you forever. Or, at least until I meet him and realize he probably really IS a giant wiener.


    Comment by Kerri Anne on January 26, 2010
  18. I have to admit that I say “slacks” and “panties” (mostly in reference to my husband’s briefs to annoy him) and that I do the accent thing, but I have no control over it! I’ve lived so many places around the U.S. that if I’m around someone for more than a few minutes my mouth starts forming the same sounds that they’re making! If it’s a southern accent, forget it! I’ll be draaawwlling up a storm!!


    Comment by Melme on January 27, 2010

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