Day 7. Your pet hates.
This one is difficult because, even though I have a lot of pet peeves, I don’t really have many pet hates. If I had to choose some pet hates, these would be them, in no particular order (I have not proofread this post, so excuse the typos!):
– People who never go to class, mess around during class, don’t take notes, etc. and then ask me for my notes. How dare you? I am nice, not stupid. I am not opposed to giving people my notes but there is a big difference between helping someone who needs it and being taken for a food by someone who couldn’t be bothered to do their own work and expects to get a free ride from me. Not happening. I have no qualms about saying no and standing up for myself.
– Wishy-washy people. Do or don’t. Shit or get off the pot. I cannot handle uncertainty and people who do not give me clear answers, expectations, timelines, etc., infuriate me. I need certainty, wishy-washyness is beyond my ability to manage. Ironically, I can be wishy-washy despite my assertiveness and drive.
– Text speak. I hate text speak. Don’t get me wrong, I am not above using LOL, BRB, TTYL, etc.: but I mean full conversations in text speak. This is what I mean: “My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :-@ kids FTF. ILNY, it’s a gr8 plc.” I hear it’s a matter of saving time while texting but it takes far longer to type like that that to spell out the words correctly, in my opinion. It’s difficult to read and it makes you look stupid and illiterate, plus you are not a teenager; spell words correctly! Of course, this is coming from someone who (usually) texts in complete sentences with correct punctuation.
– People without children who think they know how others should raise theirs and are vocal about it. I get it, you think you know what’s it’s like to have a kid, I did too, but trust me, you do not. It’s very easy to say what you would do in x situation but you do not know until you are actually confronted with that situation. Kindly, STFU.