Monday, December 11, 2006

Baba Ganoush's Pet Peeves 101 - Pent Up Anger

As I sat here trying to think of something to write about, I could not help myself, but to think about all the things that piss me off. I have blogged about some of them in the past, but trust me, there are a lot more.

So, I thought I would tell you about all of them. This will not only give me something to write about, but it should also be therapeutic.

Here we go! In no particular order:

  1. Socks with holes in them. Well, actually, people who wear socks with holes in them. Seriously, come on now! You can get a 10pk of socks for $10. Even if you have fancy tastes, socks are cheap, and thus, you have no reason to wear socks with your big toe or heel sticking out of them. This can also apply to underwear with holes in them.
  2. When people spell "a lot," "alot." This is just done way too much. In an effort to not think people are morons, I attribute this to laziness. So, stop being lazy and hit the space key.
  4. When people should use "their," but mistakenly use "there." (or vice versa) Oh, and just to mess with your head Mensa Boy, people advanced in the skill of grammar may sometimes use "they're." I know, I know, it hurts sometimes.
  5. People who have no regard for another human beings "personal space." Whether you are a close talker, or just ignorant - Please take 2 steps back, immediately!
  6. "To," "Two," and "Too" are NOT interchangeable! They each have their own meaning. If you often mix them up, please repeat 2nd grade!
  7. I take my driving very seriously. Generally though, I am very nice while driving. I'll usually let people out into traffic in front of me. I'll also let you cut in front of me. I just have 1 rule - YOU MUST USE YOUR BLINKER! So, where is the Pet Peeve, you ask. I'll tell you - When I let you out or let you cut in front of me, and you DO NOT acknowledge said act. A simple wave will do. A head nod will suffice. Hell, give me the bird. Just acknowledge the fact that I did you a solid.
  8. When I stop to get food, drive all the way home, and my order is all messed up and/or things are missing. Yeah, I should have probably checked the order, but forgive me for thinking Minimum Wage Guy could place the burger and fries in the bag with no problem.
  9. When I have Coupon Lady in front of me at the grocery check out and she holds up the line because her .25 cent coupon for beans won't scan. Ma'am, we're gonna need to get a manager over here to enter their code. Okay, I'll wait.
  10. When people walk across a cross walk, but the little box is telling them not to walk. And then you have to wait for them to move before you can drive.

I told myself I would stop at 10. I will release BG's Pet Peeves 201 at some point.

I thought this would be therapeutic, but it really just pissed me off and made me tense. But hopefully, some of you can help me justify my Pet Peeves.

Baba Ganoush, OUT.


The Absent Minded Landlord said...

Yes, yes, but have you considered the benefits of holey ventilation?

Anonymous said...

The only thing I can say.. don't become an English Second Language teacher because those mistakes are quite common.. ;-)

My favourite : Miss, can I go search my books in my case... that one really really gets to me!!!

niCk (Mem Beth) said...

#9. ..... after coupon lady gets her .25 discount, she starts to write a check, which needs to be approved by the manager. Get a check card and be done with it!

angry ballerina said...

I'm sending you a Valium for X mas. You need it.

Baba Ganoush said...

AML - You guys are my holey ventilation. Don't worry though, the checks in the mail.

BSB - I'll never forget 9th and 10th grade, I had Ms. Dee as an English teacher - the self proclaimed, Goddess of Grammar. She promised that someday we all would be correcting the mistakes of others. It used to be a bad habit of mine, but I've gotten better about it.

nick - OH YEAH! I love the check writers! Seriously, how in the hell writes checks anymore. Oh the pain!

AB - Thanks angry! Can I have some of your Vikes too?

Anonymous said...

"When I let you out or let you cut in front of me, and you DO NOT acknowledge said act."

Jerry Seinfeld used to call it "the wave" hey .. you didn't wave... it was hilarious.. I also like to get the wave on that one! ;-)

A little thank you for letting someone pass is just being polite.. seems to me.

Anonymous said...

Those are just simply normal reactions to the lunacy that surrounds us all. But they were funny as hell.
Nice to meet you. And thanks for stopping by my blog.

Baba Ganoush said...

BSB - As a HUGE Seinfeld fan, I am embarassed that I missed that connection.

Part of me wonders if people are just expecting things that they used to be thankful to get. I know I am generalizing, but that's what I do.

Country Gal - I appreciate you normalizing/validating my rants. Trust me, it helps calm the nerves :)

Thanks for stopping by, and it was nice to meet you too. Hopefully, we'll see more of you over here. Be patient as my blog goes through some soul searching and growing pains.

angry ballerina said...


Snowball432 said...

I have to say that for number 10 being born and raised in MTL I am an avid jaywalker...but then again on average there are about 4 a day who end up in the hospital so yeah maybe I shouldn't do it. But like any other sport it has its moments of

Baba Ganoush said...

AB - I need all the validation I can get. Better that than me going postal. Just Kidding.

Snowball - Glad to hear you take your "sport" seriously. Try not to hurt yourself. ;-)

angry ballerina said...

You need talk therepy.

Baba Ganoush said...

AB - I have my undergrad in psychology. I just do my own sessions. Wait, I am just talking to myself then......oh crap!

Dan said...

Baba, thanks for visiting my depraved corner of the blogosphere.

You list When people should use "their," but mistakenly use "there." (or vice versa)

They're you go again dude! When will you realize that their are so many other important things to get upset over? ;)

Baba Ganoush said...

Dan - Nice to have you stop by here as well!

I've gone into my official Zen state for the holidays. It is the only way I will be able to get through the trip to the inlaws. As an added benefit, nothing will upset me until 1/1/07.

JLee said...

I hear you on all those things!! And people who say "often" and enunciate the "T". hahha

Dan said...

JLee doesn't visit my blog and leave lovely photos of herself OFF-TEN enough.

Baba Ganoush said...

jlee - Thank you too for validating my rants! Never heard the "often" thing. Must be a Texas thing!

Dan - Probably do two you're poor grammar!

HeatherLynn said...

you are all about the grammar aren't you? *smiles*


Baba Ganoush said...

HL - It's a bit of a problem I have!