Theme Thursday: Pet Peeves

Theme Thursday

Jenn at Something Clever 2.0 is the mastermind behind Theme Thursday, a weekly “event” that a few very awesome and unique bloggers partake.  Every week I manage to come up with a post, and every week people actually read it.  This is is amazing to me, because I know that some of my posts for this have been pretty bad.  This week’s theme is “Pet Peeves”.

(Theme Thursday is not filmed before a live studio audience.)

The term “pet peeve” is a strange sounding term.  When I was younger I used to think it had something to do with pets peeing on things.  I know what a pet peeve is nowadays, but it didn’t stop me from looking up the definition of the word online.  Pet Peeve:  An opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed; a particular and often continual annoyance; an irritating experience by others in which you cannot control.

Anyone remember this episode of friends?

Anyone remember this episode of Friends?

The majority of my pet peeves are right in front of me every single time I go online!

Grammar 
I think the above picture pretty much sums it up.  Think about your words when you use them!  Contractions are contractions for a reason-they are short for something!

Spelling
Please us spellcheck and spell it right!  I get so annoyed when I look at job listings with serious spelling errors.  I always wonder how those people are employed full time and I’m not!  I must admit I was guilty of a serious spelling faux pas that I did not once, not twice, but MANY times.  My mother pointed it out to me that deodorant was not spelled deoderant as I was spelling it.  It “deodorizes”, hence the “o” instead of an “e” in the middle there…

Punctuation
If done correctly it saves lives.  Please refer to the following picture:

punctuation-saves-lives

People who can’t stop doing whatever it is that they are doing on their phones.
I’m talking about the people who constantly have their face buried in their phone.  They must always be texting, checking their Facebook status, instant messaging, or whatever the heck they are doing on there.  I’m not referring to people who need to be on the phone for their job, or people who blog who might be checking their stats or replying to comments. I’m referring to people I have worked with who can’t even put the phone down to DO THEIR JOB!  People who can’t drive without texting!  People who can’t walk down a street without texting!

Before cell phones...

Before cell phones…

Recently Evil Genius and I were driving through town.  We saw two girls walking down the street, both busily texting on their phones.  Without missing a beat, he turned to me and said “You suppose they’re texting each other?” I myself have a smartphone, and I have some things that I check occasionally on it (because I am a wife and a mom, after all), but I can live without it.  As a matter of fact, it doesn’t stay on long enough for me to do anything anyway!

There are probably more things, but these are the things that bother me the most.  What bothers the snot out of you?

Please take the time to read some of the other amazing and probably much better posts than mine over at Jenn’s place, aka Something Clever 2.0.  Want to participate?  It’s not hard at all.  Refer to the Theme Thursday page for more information, and tell Jenn I sent you!