I've had this post tumbling around in my head (and drafts folder) for a while now, so I decided to use this super rainy Thurdsay to finish it up! I think that a person's pet peeves say a lot about them, so I'd love to hear if you share any of mine, or if you have some quirky ones of your own!
Pins like this on Pinterest. Really? You really needed someone else to tell you that you can wear jeans and a white shirt with brown boots? This isn't really groundbreaking stuff. And yet there are SO MANY "inspiration" photos like this.
People who move my stuff-
This is a weird one for me, maybe more of a quirk than a pet peeve. As a result of having my apartment broken into and stuff stolen more than once, it freaks me out if something is not where I left it. Beyond that, I'm weirdly specific with where I put things - there is method to my madness! What looks like a giant blob of clothes waiting to be altered to an outsider is clearly many separate piles/boxes to me - these I've already started working on, these are on hold until I can buy a certain color of thread or other necessity, these still smell really "thrift store-y" and need some freshening up before I work on them... Don't mix my piles up, yo!
Lateness/Plan Cancelers -
Everyone has things that pop up now and then, but I can not deal with people who are habitually 10-15 minutes late or more. It's disrespectful for my time. I could be doing other things! The same for canceling plans - at least do it early enough that I can make other plans or find someone else to invite to whatever we were doing.
Blog for a chance to win!-
I'm sure that most bloggers have experienced this - the email where a company asks you to blog about their product in exchange for something like "the chance to win one of 10 gift cards!" So you want me to put the time and work into writing a post for you in exchange for a maybe 10% chance that I'll get something for it? NO. This would not fly with ANY other business! Would you show up to work if your boss said "Hey! We'd love if you could come to work from 9-5 today, and there's a 10% chance we'll pay you for it!" I seriously doubt it. I have trouble respecting a company that expects me to provide my valuable time and creative efforts in exchange for nothing.
"You don't need makeup"-
I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a song with a lyric along the lines of (I'm heavily paraphrasing) "I don't know why you wear makeup, you're beautiful - you don't need it." It made me realize how much I HATE that kind of statement. Of course we don't need makeup. But why would you automatically assume that something I'm doing for myself is a result of some sense of lack or insecurity? Maybe it's just fun? To me, "You don't need makeup!" is like saying "But the walls of your house are such a pretty color! You don't need to decorate them with those paintings!"
When people say "walla" instead of "voila"-
One is a word, one is you making a weird noise. Get it right.
People who don't pay attention to their surroundings -
I notice this most often at the grocery store. You know when someone will block a whole aisle with their cart while they're looking at something, and you end up just standing there, waiting for them to notice? Drives me nuts! Or when a group of people blocks a path/entrance while they're standing around talking.
Well, now you know how to defeat me through sheer annoyance. Let's hear yours!