I like hearing about people’s pet peeves.
I mean, if you were to ask someone “What are some things you don’t like.” They’d probably look at you funny and if they responded at all they’d say something generic that is just universally bad, like bullies.
But when you ask about pet peeves, people get specific.
Pet peeves are sort of fun, cause they’re unique and original but at the same time when you here one 9 times out of 10 you think, YEAH! That is annoying! And then you are instantly bonded by your dislike for the same things.
I’ve often thought there needs to be an equivalent for things that make you happy. But in the same way, like of course we love and appreciate all of the REALLY important/universally good stuff but what about the little quirky things that stick out to you? Those need a place too. Your Dearest Delights, so to speak. In honor of the two way street I decided to make a list of both.
I would so love if you’d add yours as well.
When people save seats at a popular fast food place (like in & out or Shake shack) when THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE ANY FOOD YET! Listen. IF everyone follows the same rules and just waits in line until they have their food we ALL get a seat! Then no one has to hover over the garbage can to scarf their burger while you sit at a booth aimlessly scrolling through instagram.
When people describe perfectly normal actions as “creepy” because an a guy over 50 does it. Too obscure perhaps? Let me give you some context: I was once swimming with a few girls at someone’s common apartment pool and this older gentleman walked into the water, did a few laps (as I’m assuming was his nightly routine) and then left. He neither gawked at any of the girls or looked unkept in any way. But when he left a few of them said “Ew that was sooooo creepy.” NO IT WASN’T! HE’S JUST GETTING SOME EXERCISE. GOOD FOR HIM!!
Another time, My dad made mention that he feels like he can’t give compliments to random people anymore because he doesn’t want to seem creepy, now that he’s old and everything. And you know what? He’s the least creepy person I know. Including myself. So there.
When people call me Cara Brooks. I know it’s a totally honest mistake and it really doesn’t bug me as much as I’m just surprised by it. There’s no S at the end and it’s one thing if I just met someone and they get confused but there are people who I’ve know FOR YEARS who still call me Cara Brooks. I will not hold it against you for pronouncing it car (as in the thing you drive)-ah on the first meeting (for the record it’s care (as in carebears)-ah) cause how would you know? But adding an S just seems a little lazy to me, like they got to the K and thought “oh yeah, I totally got this”
When I make a joke and Nick Literally LOLs. This might sound totally inconsequential but not if you knew Nick. He does not courtesy laugh period. Even if he thinks it’s pretty dang funny he’ll only give you a half smile/nose exhaling snort. But when he actually breaks out in a full on chuckle. I can’t help but beam.
When Christian makes a dorky expression that looks exactly like me. He and I share the same mouth. For years I was very self conscious about mine because it’s pretty big, lots of gums and it sort of cracks open all the time. Anyway, for better or for worse Crush has the same one. I just look at it though when it’s at its craziest and I think, I don’t care what anyone says that mouth is perfect!
Pig things. I LOOOOOVE pigs. They are the most adorable lovable little creatures ever. My grandma used to collect pigs of all kinds and when she died she left me the very best of her entire collection because she knew how much I adored him. A big fluffy plush one I aptly named “Mr. Pig” (I was big into full house at the time) and I carried on her legacy. My latest favorite is a Piggy bank that’s a pig dressed up like elvis. Instant classic.
OK your turn! What are your pet peeves and dearest delights!?