Definition of PET PEEVE
: a frequent subject of complaint
Everyone has pet peeves. Some have a lot, some have a few, I think I have way more then is normal
1. My name. I love my name. It’s normal and common, but not very common. There were 2 Rachels in my entire high school. Of course there are now 4 Rachels in my office, but I was there first so I win. But it drives me nuts when people shorten my name. I hate it. I use to correct people but after dealing with it for 40 years, well ok, 35, since I probably didn’t care until I was 5, I just grit my teeth and say yes.
What’s effed up,though, is I shorten peoples names all the time. I do it to my BFF, Robin
, all the time. I constantly call her Rob or Robs, I don’t do it on purpose and I know she doesn’t like it, but it’s done out of love.
However, my sister always calls me Ray or Rach and I HATE IT. Most of the time, I let it go. But every once in a while I will add the second syllable to my name. She will say Ray – I will say Chel – or she will say Rach and I will say el. This cracks up the Princess, who will then call me one of them over and over
My brother does it also, but he will call me Rachey which isn’t a shortened version, it’s just stupid. And he does it to annoy me. My nephews, having learned from my brother, and are natural born teases will then start to call me Rachey also. And then it becomes Rachey-poo, Ray-Ray, or something of that line . When they were little and couldn’t say Rachel, they said Ra-Ra or Chachel, which was cute, because they were learning, but now, they just are teases.
It also drives me nuts when people spell my name wrong, I spell my name for everyone when I leave messages. So why do they still send me mail with my name spelled wrong Because they are stupid morons who don’t pay attention.
2. There are certain words that when I hear them, I cringe. The first is LUNCH. Oh my god, I hate that word. I don’t even like saying it. It’s my favorite meal, but I will always say- wanna get something to eat before I say wanna get lunch.
The other word I hate is Toilet It’s just not a good word. I think it’s actually the worst word in the english language (aside from the other BIG WORDS THAT SHOULD NEVER BE USED) My friends are so awesome that they know I hate these words so they use them as often as possible. I have to use the toilet before we go to lunch. Really – say you have to pee or poop or use the bathroom It’s just gross.
which leads me to…..
3. The word Shit. Wait, what, I say shit all the time. I don’t give a shit, No shit, you’re a shithead but when someone says they have to take a S***(I can’t even write it in a sentence in that context) I get so grossed out I actually gag. Say you have to poop Poop is a funny word. It gets the point across. Also, why are you telling me. I don’t want to know.
There are also a couple of commercials that I can’t stand, but they are local commercials and no one would get why they drive me nuts If I can find links to them, maybe I’ll let you hear them (They are radio commercials)
So what drives you nuts? What are your pet peeves.