Monday

My pet hates


I like to keep this blog a light and airy place, but sometimes it's fun to let off a bit of steam. With that in mind, I thought I'd write a little list of my pet hates. A couple of these will come as no surprise, but I also think you'll learn something new about me.

Poor English
No surprises here. Now, it's important to point out that I don't judge everyone who uses English correctly. Of course if you don't speak English as your first language, if you have learning difficulties or some other barrier, it's a different matter, but people who are lazy with their written language do my head in! Don't even get me started on incorrect apostrophes or the use of the word "of" as a verb!

Ignorant sharing of information

Ok, that sounds odd, but let me explain: You know on Facebook, you'll see those posts that loads of people share. They're usually about immigrants or benefits, and often have some ridiculous percentage bandying around. Not only are they awful, judgemental and ignorant views, but they have no basis in fact whatsoever. 

Loud people on the train
There's a time and a place for train loudness. Saturday afternoon? Fine! But on a Monday at 6:57am, when there's 5 people in the carriage, don't get on and start shouting a conversation with the person right next to you, don't sniff and snuffle, and for God's sake, turn your music down! I'm trying to sleep here!

People who carry umbrellas horizontally
Why do people do this? They always have the point sticking out behind them. Depending on height, it could stab me anywhere from (at best) my thigh. At worst, somewhere that I really don't want things sticking into!

The way Rich drinks
I know this sounds weird but you should hear it! He gulps his drinks so loud- It's like a cartoon: "GULP, GULP, GULP!" Aaaargh, it drives me mad! I love him though, so I put up with it.

What drives you insane? Have a moan- I give you permission!

31 comments :

  1. Haha I love this post. And I share most of these pet hates with you!! x

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  2. Great post! words, grammar, vocabulary ect. confuse me endlessly and always has, I was even tested for dyslexia as a kid but I try my hardest and like to think I do okay, I think it's down to all the reading I forced myself do as a child and now an adult! and about Rich's drinking noise? My fiance eats so so loudly and that really grinds my gears! Funny how you can overlook things when you love someone :)

    Jamie
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    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. That would drive me mad too! I can just about overlook it ;)

      It's different if you have genuine difficulties with writing, like it sounds you do, although your writing seems fine- I'd never guess!

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  3. The first two are mine as well, I really cannot stand poor grammar and have shared your post on grammar for bloggers many times on my Facebook, haha! I also agree with people sharing posts like that on Facebook, it's just a way to get ignorant people to agree with your ignorant views and I often block them off my News Feed!

    I have to say, I love your blog and it's definitely been my favourite of 2013. :)

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    1. Haha I love that you've shared my post! Thank you so much :)

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  4. Fabulous post!! I hate noisy eaters it just makes me feel sick!

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  5. Ha ha, love this - and agree with a couple of these points! Especially the loud people on trains, that really annoys me, especially first thing in the morning when I want a sneaky kip before I have to get off.

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    1. Yes! Same here- I always sleep on the train haha!

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  6. 100% with you on the use of 'of' as a verb... almost all of my close friends do it so I feel I can't correct them but it drives me insane! x

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  7. Lol, I absolutely loved the last one! xx

    http://www.chasingthosesilverlinings.com

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  8. Ignorant people on facebook are the worst. EURGH.
    XXX

    LORALOVES

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  9. I hate waste. Waste of time, money, food, energy, resources. It makes me mad to see people throw away most of a meal they bought when they know their own appetite. Or someone cutting out a little shape bang in the middle of pretty card and throwing away the huge amount of excess. People letting taps run while they soap their hands.
    Efficiency, which is very much linked to waste, is very important to me. Efficiency = useful output / total input, so to maximise efficiency I always try to get the biggest output while putting as little as I can in. Heehee.

    Cass x
    Undercover Dress-Up Lover

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    1. I'm the same with efficiency! I hate wasting time so much!

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  10. I'm a relatively calm person in day-to-day life and find that most of my bug-bears come when I'm behind the wheel of my car, or, in all honesty, Facebook. I can't stand people that upload a sad face as a status, then when people ask if they're ok and ask what's wrong they respond with "I can't say, but yes I will be fine" or something along similar lines. TOTAL attention seeking! Grrrrrrrrrr!!

    Penny xx
    www.lilliesandlove.co.uk

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    1. I don't drive but I reckon I'll have TERRIBLE road rage!

      Facebook attention seeking is the worst!

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  11. People who eat loud, or with their mouth open.. I just can't stand it!
    Danielle xo || Lilyofthevalley

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  12. To extend on the train thing - people who get on before everyone's got off! (especially the silly woman with her pram I ran into today)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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    1. That drives me mad! I have no problem ramming into them with my elbows as I get off!

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  13. Haha, this post is great! I feel the exact same way about umbrellas. I have a house mate who eats really loudly and I have to leave the room, it grinds on me so much haha. But in general people annoy me haha.
    Kloe xx

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    1. Haha I'm the same! Just people in general!

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  14. Hahaha your best friend is dyslexic!! I bet I annoy you all the time! My pet hate the work dyslexic let make it hard to spell good one xox

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    1. Yeah, you annoy me all the time but it's not because of your dyslexia ;p

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  15. People spitting. Especially in the street. Everyday I see it and usually from some unwashed looking lout. Disgusting. MUST WE HAVE TO SUFFER PEOPLE'S SALIVA EVERYWHERE?!

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