Happy Monday! Welcome to our monthly link up for May. My co-hosts are Adrienne, Dara, Jen, Joanne, and Lauren. Check out their posts and others' that linked up below.
This month we are sharing our Pet Peeves. Nothing brings people together more than commiserating over those things that drive us nuts! Another link up I participate in had Pet Peeves as its topic last month so I wrote about my work-specific pet peeves over there and saved the rest of them for today.
Grammar mistakes. This one appeared in my list of work pet peeves too, but it's a universal complaint. I am constantly correcting the use of "who" vs. "whom" and proper use of adverbs vs. adjectives. Adverbs describe verbs and end in "-ly". For example, it's "drive safely", not "drive safe" because drive is a verb. (Okay, I'll stop now.)
Bottled water. I know that sometimes it is necessary, if your tap water is not safe, and occasionally while travelling, but most people do have safe drinking water and there are usually places to refill a bottle you can bring from home.
When people do not clear the snow from their portion of the sidewalk. Sometimes the little plough will come by to do the sidewalk, but residents are supposed to clear their own walk and it's so annoying to come across a place that hasn't been cleaned. And I'm someone with no mobility issues, it's really not good if you do, or if you have a stroller.
When my family does not come to the table when I say dinner is ready. The food is hot and ready to eat, get to the table!
When someone (ahem, Dave) is doing the dishes while I'm cooking and piles up the clean ones in the second sink before rinsing them all off and setting them on the counter to dry. Inevitably I will need the second sink to rinse something off, wash my hands after touching raw meat, or drain some hot water. (He will say, "your pet peeve is that I'm doing the dishes, poor you", but it's the placement of the clean dishes, I certainly appreciate the dishes being cleaned!!)
When people put glasses in the sink. I am afraid they will slide and tip over and break. I prefer them to be set on the counter (or even better, directly in the dishwasher).
Waiting. I am an on time person, and I hate waiting for other people.
Podcast recommendations. I feel like this is the new "guess what dreamt about last night?", I tune right out as soon as someone starts talking about this. I listen to enough podcasts that I really can't take on anymore.
People who wear poppies after Remembrance Day. It's supposed to be removed after 11:00 on Remembrance Day, ideally after you've attended a service and placed your poppy on the cenotaph. I'll give you a couple of days if you forget, but as we get into December or (horrors) February, I can't forgive it.
Kids watching an iPad at a place where there is already entertainment - like at a sporting event, the beach, or whatever. The fun stuff is happening right in front of them, have them look around! This is especially true if you've spent money on whatever it is.
People that don't move over on the sidewalk to let you go by and force you onto the grass or road. Single file people!
I really could go on, but I'll cap it here.
Thanks for stopping by!