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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Want to Drive Me Crazy? Do One Of These!! #30ThingsChallenge

Back today with #30ThingsChallenge (30 Things About Me That I Want My Kids To Know)! It's been a couple of days since I posted about the challenge, but I did start this challenge knowing it would take me all year!!

#6: Describe 10 pet peeves you have.

Pet Peeves. Everyone has at least one thing that someone else can do that will drive them absolutely insane! The actual definition (according to Wikipedia) is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to themselves, to a greater degree than others may find it.

1.  SPITTING. This is by far the most disgusting thing someone can do in front of me. Ewww, I'm getting grossed out just thinking about it. I just do not understand the need to spit and especially out in public. YUCK!!

2. CHEWING WITH YOUR MOUTH OPEN. Is this really necessary? Were you not taught as a child that this is bad manners? Adrian will do this sometimes and I just have to shoot "the look" over at him and he knows. He is a child and can forget sometimes but I have seen adults do this and I have to walk away. I can't handle it.

3. DRIVERS WHO DON'T USE A TURN SIGNAL. I'm thinking they just don't know where it is in their cars. How can you not use a turn signal? Ugh, I have had to do so many "sudden brakes" to stop myself from getting into accidents because the driver in front of me never used their turn signals.

4.  WHEN THE KIDS ASK FOR SOMETHING WHEN THEY ARE GUESTS. Oh I will lose it on them. I do not like that and I warn them before we walk into a place, whether it's a class or someone's home. To me, they need to wait until they are asked if they would like something. Do not ask for or much less demand anything.

5. HAIR IN THE SINK. It drives me nuts when JC is finished shaving and I find hair in the sink. I just stare at it and wonder how many more times I will have to remind him to clean the sink.

6. WHEN A SONG PLAYS ON THREE OR FOUR RADIO STATIONS AT THE SAME TIME. This happens often and I don't understand. I have 12 stations programmed in the car. How is it possible that four stations decide to play the same song at the same time?

7. LEGGINGS AS PANTS. This is probably my biggest pet peeve of all. How hard is it to cover your ass? Leggings are to be worn under skirts or tunics or dresses or shorts, not alone as pants. This is a huge problem here in Miami where lots of women like to wear tight clothes and they believe that leggings should be worn alone, you know to show off their big butts. To me, it's just lazy and tacky.

8.  CAPTCHA ON COMMENTS. I really dislike this. If I am leaving a comment on your blog, I don't want to have to type in 400 numbers or letters that I can barely make out. Just moderate your comments and publish the ones you like. I don't understand the need for CAPTCHA on comments.

9. GROCERY STORE BAGGERS WHO DO A BAD JOB. I have dealt with so many broken bags (from overpacking) and run-away groceries that I prefer to bag the items myself.

10. NAIL BITING.  This is such a nasty habit. Hands touch everything and then you are going to put them in your mouth? EWW! All three kids are big nail biters and I am constantly yelling "Take your hands out of your mouth" or "Sit on your hands" because their hands are always in their mouths. I'm hoping it's a passing phase.

WOW! I did have 10 and I could think of a couple more. I think I might have to start meditating to relax my soul!

What are your pet peeves? Are you participating in the #30ThingsChallenge? If so, leave your blog link below so I can check it out!!


  1. I love "the look." I wish I could give that to audible eaters who aren't my kids. Would that be too rude? And I'm laughing at the leggings as pants thing. My sister always points it out to me and we're all like, "how and why??"

  2. When we lived in Ft Lauderdale NO ONE used their turn signal and it always drove me insane! I think that's the Florida way...



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