For my Top Ten Tuesday post I thought I’d take my pet peeves and types of people I find annoying and put them into a list. I do this in a poking fun manner and really don’t mean to offend. If you’re my friend or in my family and you’ve done/ do these things I DO find them annoying but I still love you. *Wink* I know I can be plenty annoying myself and have been the culprit of some, if not all, of these at one point.
1. Not RSVP-ing.
I have to say this is a huge pet peeve of mine. I’m always inviting people to something or other and find it really annoying when people don’t RSVP. It’s fine if you can’t come! But does it really take that much effort to send off a quick e-mail or click ” Not attending”? if I ask for an RSVP by a certain date I’m not just doing it for kicks. Most people need an RSVP so they can plan accordingly.
2. Nazi Mom.
You know the mom. The one who thinks her way is best and if you do something different you’re WRONG. And most likely a bad mother in her eyes. She forces her opinion on everyone whether they ask for it or not. The poor new mom is usually her largest prey.
3. Jay Walking At A Green Light.
Nothing gives me road rage more that someone who jay walks at a green light. It’s usually some punk with their pants hanging down their rear, who walks past the line of cars waiting to go through the light with a slow swagger. It makes me want to revv up and step on the gas every time. No, please. Take your time. I love knowing the color and brand of your underpants. You.are.the.man.
4. Mom who’s life is soooo much harder than everyone else’s. No really.
I’ve written about a “friend” who has always tried to “one up me” with the amount of kids she has or how she has no help or how her life is just so tough. When she had one kid I had no kids, so therefore she trumped me in the tough life category. When I had one kid she had two kids. Trumped again. When I had two kids…yep…she had three. When I mention a busy day ahead she says ” Yep! I have a busy day too. And I have to work.” Oh boy! I guess I have it easy!
I understand that there are moms who really do have it tough!! Much more so that I do. But, give me a break, some moms need to put on their big panties and suck it up! Most of the mommies I know are truly blessed and really have nothing to complain about. Especially if they live in America. As moms we need to support each other and show compassion and understanding. Not try to win the gold medal for MOST HARDWORKING MOM WITH A TOUGH LIFE.
5. Using text language in an e-mail or in comments on FB.
I cannot stand getting an e-mail or comment on Facebook with text language. I find it lazy!
Eatn at da food court n then goin shoppin. L8ter goin 2 da movies w my BFF n hangin out. Wut r u doin 2day?
6. Not using punctuation when commenting or writing a status on Facebook.
Yet another habit on FB I find extremely annoying. And if you add the text language with it I don’t even bother reading or commenting.
Example:What a day don’t know what to do my car broke down and my boyfriend broke up with me what are you going to don though right
OR even worse:
Wut a day dnt kno wut 2 do my car broke down n my BF broke up wid me wut are u going 2 do tho right.
7. Saying “let’s hang out” but not really meaning it.
Does this only happen to me or is it a world wide phenomenon? I am always having friends and acquaintances who keep saying ” We should get together sometime” and never follow through. And what makes it all the more inconsiderate is when I try to make a date they start back peddling and telling me how busy they are and will have to let me know.
What?!? Don’t say it if you don’t mean it!
8. Taking forever to reply to e-mails.
Ok, I think I’m the only person I know who this really bothers. I’m very attached to e-mailing and Facebook as a way to communicate. I think three days is a good time frame to allow for responding to an e-mail. I don’t get people who take a week or more to reply to an e-mail I send them. Especially if it’s a question or some matter that is relatively important to me.
9. Saying you really want to stay in touch but never actually stay in touch.
I can’t stand it when someone says “I’d love to stay in touch with you!” and then I NEVER hear from them. This goes along with #8. Then when I finally hear from them or they finally respond to an e-mail I sent a long time ago it’s because they’ve been soooooo busy. Obviously busier than me. The fact of the matter is, you make time for what you really want to do. Therefore, if I never hear from you it’s because you don’t really want to stay in touch. Just save your breath and don’t say you want to stay in touch!
This is why I love Facebook. I find it to be such a great way to really stay in touch with people and know what’s going on in their life. This way you don’t have to write long update e-mails to friends and family. If you write a couple of statuses a day then friends and family comment,voila ,you’re staying in touch. And what I don’t get is people who get offended when they find out news about us way later than everyone else! If I don’t hear from you , you won’t hear from me. It’s as simple as that. Staying in touch is a two way street. If you don’t comment on my Facebook statuses, I won’t be taking the time to comment on yours. Oh, and “liking” everything doesn’t count.
10. People who blame their problems on everyone else.
We all know this person. They never take responsibility for anything in their life. They come in all shapes, sizes and genders. If they’re always getting fired it’s because the boss was bad or unfair. Nothing is ever their fault. I really try to avoid these types of people at all cost.
Do you find any of these annoying? Is there something else you’d add to this list?