I have many pet peeves but these are my biggest two that get under my skin really badly:
1) When people punctuate "Guess what" with a question mark. That is not correct and it drives me nuts. It is an imperative, therefore you would punctuate it with a period or an exclamation point.
2) When people use phrases like "Kelly and I" incorrectly. They label photos with "David and I" when it is actually supposed to be "David and Me". I see it used incorrectly on Facebook almost every time I log in. Is it because the people that I know (I mostly have only R.L. friends on FB) received poor education here in SC or is it just ignorance?
No matter what your pet peeve is, please share. It doesn't have to be about words or grammar... it can be anything! And please tell us why it gets to you.
Agreed.Honesty is so important and can say much about the character of a person.
Although I disagree with 'little white lies'. To me, a lie is a lie. Those can be the most harmful, in my opinion. I may not necessarily volunteer the information that a certain shirt may not look great on my best friend, but if she asks me if I like it, I'm going to tell her the truth. I don't want her walking around thinking she looks stellar when, in fact, she looks silly. Although I won't phrase it as "You look ridiculous" I can still be honest in saying "It's not the best on you, maybe you should try a different one." Luckily for me, I have amazing friends who value my honesty and are also completely honest with me. I WANT them to tell me if my ass looks fat in these jeans, otherwise why would I ask? And if I have something in my teeth, they will tell me, instead of letting me walk around all day like that.
Anyway, just my point of view.
Don't ask the question you don't want the answer to.
I wish staying 'skinny' had been as simple as avoiding fast food. Unfortunately my weight gain happened after a sports related injury left me temporarily disabled, resulting in a spiraling depression during which I failed to make the highest priority out of adjusting my food intake to that of a non-athletic person.
Of course I too said this would never happen to me, and in fact I fell into the trap of actually basing some of my own sense of self worth on that very presumption. Now I am slowly getting back into shape, but it's unlikely that I'll ever run like I used to or do one handed chin-ups again. I happen to watch what I eat but I also recognize that maintaining a diet that I can also enjoy is likely a more balanced approach than fussing and fretting over every single calorie.
Anyway, I certainly hope you can stay skinny forever, or at least manage to reconcile your own words and current attitude if somehow that goal should ever become elusive.
"i don't think a skinny person would eat that meal, in my experience, because not eating that terrible food keeps one skinny and healthy."
I eat stuff like that all of the time, not just the big mac and diet coke that I told you about. It's pizza, french fries, and every day at work for a snack I have an order of deep fried onion rings or jalepeno poppers. I know it is super unhealthy and my arteries are probably clogged, but I grew up on a very unhealthy, fast food diet and I continue with my bad habbits as an adult.
I'm not arguing, but in the quote you said that not eating that food keeps you skinny. I'm 28yrs old, 5'9", and 131 lbs. and that is after the packed on "after high school" weight. In high school, I was made fun of because I was sooo skinny. 5'9" and 117 lbs. They called me "bean" or "string bean" and always said I had anorexia. I do admit that, when I look at photos, they are hidious. But now-a-days I don't exercise and wouldn't even know where to begin if I decided to start. My mom is the exact same way at the age of 53. In my case, it is mostly genetics. I am sure obesity has way more to do with genetics than we think.
I do have to agree that walking up stairs makes me feel like death. But again, it has nothing to do with my weight. It is my lack of exercise and cardio. My husband laughs because I sound like I'm gonna die after I walk up stairs. He says you'd think that I was obese and smoked since I was 8.
And damn, talking about all that food has made me hungry lol.
But seriously, some people are addicted to food, just as some are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even sex. I know because I am pretty sure that i have this addiction. If I don't have it, I get cranky. I get intense cravings that have to be satisfied at that moment. While eating lunch, I am thinking about what I want for dinner. It's sickening, i know, but I honestly can't help it.
But a pet peeve is just that. You are entitled to it and I understand how some things can irritate the shit out of you. I have tons of pet peeves. Just read my posts. I rant about them sometimes :)
Thank you for posting and sharing your thoughts!
I'm lucky that I am not much of a sweets person, I do love chocolate though. And I could eat an entire pizza by myself too. My friends thought it was insane how much food I could eat. A bunch of us went to taco bell once and they dared me to eat ten tacos. I did it easy and could've went for more.
My brother can eat enough to kill a small elephant. I don't see how he puts away that much food without exploding. Ten tacos would be a normal lunch to him. This is all really kinda sad because our parents are obviously responsible for these poor eating habits. Mine have improved since I've gotten older, but not by much. I have only reduced the amount of food that I eat, I haven't worked on the types of food.
As an active, fat person, my pet peeve is judgemental skinny people whose (probably) genetically determined metabolism allows them to eat absolute crap and look like they maintain a healthy lifestyle. These people often cite concern for the health of fat people when denigrating the overweight. Since these metabolically active are themselves unhealthy, I know this "concern" is just a p.c. mask for their hatred of fat people.
i hear you. when i was in high school i weighed 98 lbs. i'm 5'5". i constantly got made fun of for it, but that was fine, because i could eat an entire deep dish medium pizza from pizza hut on my own and not gain a pound. i got called terrible names but whatever. it was cuz i was constantly active and in amazing shape.
i'm not now. i quit smoking cigarettes (i would have one after each meal) and have apparently replaced THAT addiction with sweets (after each meal)
FYI: I have several family members who were once thin and "healthy" looking. They aged. Their metabolisms changed but their diet did not. They now look just like me. You'll want to cut out those sweets.
As a skinny (not a toothpick, but not a magic marker, either) person, I can agree with you. I will never eat an extra-large value meal. I just don't eat that much at any one sitting anyway. I can barely choke down a $1 burger, small fry and small soda. But maybe that's just me.
Katie wrote: fat people who get an extra large value meal with a diet coke. fucking come on. really? (end)
I always felt a little confused when I heard people joke about that because I will sometimes do that. I will order some unhealthy fast food and get a diet coke with it not because I thought it was compensating or because I like the taste of diet better, but I just figured the less bad stuff in the meal the better off I would be.
Then I see Katie further says: if they are ignorant enough to think the diet coke compensates for the big mac. (end)
...and the light bulb went off and now I get it lol. Do people actually think a diet coke is compensation? No wonder I never got that joke. I don't think people are actually that stupid. Or are they?