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.
I actually love a little weight on a guy (my husband is 6 feet and about 200LBS but healthy according to his doctor), but there comes a point when it becomes disgusting.
Okay so this may sound really shallow but about fat people: If you weigh 600 LBS and eat 3 large pizzas for lunch, it's YOUR fault that you're fat. I understand that SOME people have medical issues which cause them to gain weight, and that is totally different. But no one can eat McDonald's everyday and expect to be skinny!
I would like to add:
I am 5'9" and I weigh 108 (technically underweight, and I am actually TRYING to gain, healthily). I have friends and acquaintances who ask me how I stay so thin, and I tell them the simple truth.
Everything in moderation.
I eat about every 2 hours (keeps the metabolism going). I only eat junk food on weekends (depriving oneself does not work), if I have the munchies, I'll eat carrot or celery sticks with hummus, or a rice cake with peanut butter. I drink LOTS of water (about a gallon a day), and absolutely zero soda or beer. Although I do have a slight addiction to coffee, I drink a glass of water for every cup.
And although I go out to eat quite frequently (about 4 times a week) I NEVER eat McDonalds or the like. If I want a burger, I will make it at home. I'll put veggies in the ground beef and I'll make potatoes in the oven. If I am to order pizza, I'll order thin crust, and load it up with veggies, and tell them to go easy on the cheese.
I'm not going to never eat at a restaurant, or deprive myself of the occasional Aero bar (mmm bubbles) but I am also not going to eat shit every meal.
Water is a wonderful cleanser for the body. And (yes it sounds disgusting) as long as my pee is clear (or close to it), I know I am drinking enough. (Pee is toxins leaving your body, so the more color, the more toxins, and it should actually be clear or almost.)
Fog of ignorance
People who chew with their mouth open. It's outrageously disgusting and quite frankly, the sound produced when it is engaged in gives me the urge to cut out their tongues.
More importantly, people who cannot accept when they are wrong. Or when they do accept it, they are little bitches about it. I don't think an explanation is required for this one...
I had a childhood friend with the chewing issue. When she ate with us my dad always got sick. Ahh, memories...
OMD! There is one more that I just have to list and I can't believe that I forgot to add it. You may not have to deal with this anywhere else, but here in the south, I hear it all of the time. Instead of just calling it a "water heater", everyone here calls it a "HOT WATER HEATER"!
Now, what the hell is a hot water heater? I grew up calling it that but later thought about it and broke myself of the habit. You wouldn't heat up water that was already hot would you? NO! I'd like to meet the genius that decided to add the word "hot" to the name.
Professionals in the plumbing and water heater repair business even advertise on their website calling it a "hot water heater".
Ex.: "Dipple Plumbing, Inc. was founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 1979... If your pipes are frozen or your hot water heater is leaking, we will be there for you."
Maybe I am just venting or maybe I am just psycho and need to go to bed, but this really gets under my skin.
O and don't get me started on the people that think I am dumb just because I am blonde and have an outgoing personality or the IGNORANT MEN that automatically assume that I want them just because I am nice to them. Does it work this way? When someone is nice and speaks to you it means they want you? I can think of many guys that think so. I actually had one guy, who I considered just a friend, show up at my house (still don't know how he found out where I lived) and wanted to know why I didn't answer his phone calls earlier that day. I had never hugged, kissed, or even winked at this dude, yet he somehow thought that I was his girlfriend. And I'm not exaggerating either. I have had male friends of mine tell me that when they first met me, they thought they'd get to sleep with me. They also say my bubbly personality makes me seem easy! Really?! That is insane to me! I am stereotyped pretty badly.
Sorry for the rant. I think I am just up past my bed time :D