I keep plugging along with this Writing Challenge and I’m rather proud of myself. I thought this was a good one to share.
What are your top 3 pet peeves.
1.Seeing poor spelling and grammar on social media.
I guess this would have to include: speaking using bad grammar too. I’m not talking about slang. I mean real words we use in everyday conversations.
I can’t help but judge an adult who has completed all their schooling, that doesn’t know the difference between there, their and they’re. Then, there is the phrase “Sorry for your lost “ instead of loss, when someone passes away.They are not missing persons. I read statuses and memes where I’m silently correcting the grammar and spelling as I go along. It’s rather draining. We can do better.
2. People without manners, courtesy or good hygiene.
a. People neglect to say, “Excuse me, Thank you and Please.” Whatever happened to saying thank you when someone holds open a door for you? A person is exiting a door you are walking into and they hold it open, as you enter. You should say, Thank You. When someone does something for you, you should say Thank You.
b. When there are people in a room and you walk in, don’t just pass through, not acknowledgingthem. You should use a greeting of some kind. Good morning, Hello, Hi are all good ones.
c. Sneezing or coughing into the air without covering your mouth. It allows your germs to travel and possibly touch me. I do not need additional germs.
d. Please wash your hands as you leave the restroom. Not doing this is another way to share your germs. You share doors, knobs, pens, etc… with other people. Sometimes you want to touch people with your unwashed hands or handle food with those same hands. Do not do it. Please don’t.
3. People that are always in a bad mood, filled with negativity and never appear to be pleasant.
Life is very complicated and we do have to go through life together. If you can’t smile because things are challenging for you right now, that is very understandable. I feel that way sometimes. However, I don’t need to see anger and feel doom every time we encounter each other. All that negativity is bad for your body, mind and spirit. Try to find one good thing in every day and keep that thought going until you get home.
If I had to add one more it would be to openly and unashamedly lie without just cause. There are some who only use bits of the truth and omit vital information. It’s still considered a lie.
Do you have any pet peeves? I would love to hear what grinds your gears.