Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pet Peeves

In no particular order:

-People who respond to posts with "well written" or "nice post"
-Misuse of the word "nauseous"
-Ad hominem attacks
-Conflation of "judgemental" and "unwilling to try new things" (i.e. just because I have NO INTEREST in smoking pot doesn't mean that I care if you do. Sometimes, I, like Harley, am a subjectivist)
-Being patronized.
-People who learn that I don't like being touched, and then insist on trying to hug me. No, really, it makes me really uncomfortable.
-Relationships where the only topic of conversation is the relationship
-Control top nylons
-Desserts that look like they contain chocolate, yet do not
-Being forced to defend my convictions, as if they are unreasonable. (subjectivism again. I don't care if you live together, just don't yell at me because I think that it is a bad idea for me)
-Operas where they promise a sea monster in the second act and it never appears. Seriously, WTF?

I'm really not a misanthrope. Really.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good post.



...oh wait.

umm...

I mean...

you suck!

Anonymous said...

-People who respond to posts with "well written" or "nice post"

But seriously... why does that bother you? I kinda feel that minimal feedback is still better than no feedback.

AnnieGetYour said...

I dunno, it just makes me a bit crazy. Pet peeves aren't supposed to be reasonable.

Also Harley's first response was "I do that." But I still love her. Endlessly.

Anonymous said...

sorry to piss you off with praise. I will try to not comment on your good work.

Benjamin J. Cooper said...

Beowulf: The Musical had a sea monster in the first act. A puppet sea monster. It was hilarious.

AnnieGetYour said...

For the record, it is fine to praise a post... I guess, but I prefer to also have a substantive comment. Like "that needed to be said" or something like that.

Whatever, clearly I am unreasonable.

Shoshana said...

I HATE being patronized also. Additionally, control top nylons, while definitely worth it, are a very understandable pet peeve.

I have one to add - co-workers who get upset with me for doing my job, since they refuse to do theirs.

Smeliana said...

I HATE:

People who talk about loving "the holidays" but actually just mean Christmas. Let's be honest here: You're not buying a tree and buying tons of gifts and covering your house in lights because you love Christmas, Channukah, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, and New Year's; you just love Christmas. Be a Christian. Love Christmas. Just don't bring my holiday into your goyishe rituals.

(PS- What do we think of my punctuation? I was being a bit experimental.)

AnnieGetYour said...

Smel- I support your hate. Also your use of punctuation. I think that the English language should evolve as we use it to demonstrate its utility. Or something.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you about relationships where the only topic of conversation is the relationship - this is a sure sign that there really is no relationship.

Im not a big chocolate fan, so a pet peeve of mine is desserts that look like they dont contain chocolate but actually do.

Anonymous said...

Santa. I HATE that dude. He's fuckin' everywhere!