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Pet peeves, the little annoyances of everyday life. We all know them all so well. Some are pretty universal, some keep shifting (at least for me).
I love the word ‘pet peeve’, by the way. The German language is usually pretty creative when it comes to making up single words that describe one thing perfectly (e.g. Schadenfreude), but I have yet to find a good, one-word translation for ‘pet peeve’. Suggestions, anyone?
Here are five of my current pet peeves:
Doctor’s that throw prescriptions at you
In the light of recent events, it’s absolutely mind-boggling to me when a doctor’s approach is to throw a prescription at you before investigating and getting to the bottom of your symptoms. I used to think that doctors rule out a diagnosis by running tests, not by trying out which drugs do or do not work.
People who don’t properly wear their masks.
Yes, I am going there. How is it that we’re 20+ months into this pandemic and people still don’t know how to properly wear a mask? I feel personally offended if you can’t show some freakin’ decency and wear that mask properly. It goes over your mouth and nose at the same time, thankyouverymuch.
When someone adds a ton of people to your email conversation.
Well, this is obviously work-related, where group emails are a common thing. But if I start a conversation with you, don’t add other people to it, unless there is a very specific reason to do so. I would have otherwise emailed the whole group.
People who respond to texts with only memes or emojis.
Don’t be that person. I appreciate a good meme and a well-placed emoji, but that can’t be the only way to communicate, amirite?
Saying “I’m sorry you feel that way” is not an apology, it’s passive-aggressive BS. Yes, I understand that sometimes intent differs from impact, but the only real apology is when you say “I’m sorry” and then vow to do better (and actually follow up with action).
Do you agree with one (or all) of these? Or, what’s one of your current pet peeves?