Today’s topic was actually more difficult for me than I would have thought.
It’s not that I don’t have any pet-peeves, I certainly do. I’m just realizing I must not dwell on them much, because I’m having a really hard time pin-pointing them when they’re not bothering me.
I guess that’s a good thing.
Still, there are a few things that always get to me.
Being called cute-
This is one I’m getting better at. I know it’s not an insult. Still, it’s something I’ve been called my whole life, and it makes me cringe a little bit.
Be clear, I don’t mind if someone says my outfit is cute, or something I said is cute. It’s more when I say something that someone doesn’t necessarily take seriously, and the response is “oh you’re so cute.”
To me, it’s almost the equivalent of someone saying “you’r’e not that smart, are you?”
Reading or not paying attention while I’m showing you something that I really enjoy-
This is one I’m certainly guilty of myself, so I’m not sure why it bothers me so much.
Still, my insides churn whenever I’m showing someone something I think is important, and it’s clear that they’re not paying attention. Granted, most of the time it’s a dumb video or sketch that is obviously not important, but I still find it bothersome.
Mocking my voice or annoying sound effects-
Most people don’t have to deal with this as much as I do, but it’s become somewhat of a meme on the radio show that I’m on. I know it’s all in jest, and they probably only continue doing it because it bothers me so much, but I can’t help it.
For those of you who aren’t listeners, the guys have a sound effect of a whining puppy that they play sometimes whenever I start talking about something that’s bothering me. I can see how it would be funny, and when I’m in the right state of mind I can laugh-but it’s gotten to where I hear it when I’m not even in the studio.
My boyfriend has also discovered how annoyed I get when he mocks me, and when he’s in an annoying mood-he likes to push my buttons.
If I ever pull out all of my hair, this will probably be the reason.
“Oh you will totally know this, EVERYONE KNOWS THIS.”
If you say this to me, I will most likely freak out.
Even if the subject in question IS something that I know, my brain will start to freak out and I will lose my focus and forget every bit of knowledge that I ever had.
This especially bothers me when I’m playing a game. If there is a trivia question, and someone says “oh you will know this one,” I will automatically get scared that I won’t and that I will look like an idiot.
It also happens in normal conversation. If I say that I was not aware of something, and someone says “You have to know this, everyone knows this,” I will feel like an idiot and feel sad and shameful.
This is probably my biggest annoyance when out in public. I get so unbelievably annoyed at the grocery store when the person in the aisle in front of me is walking at an extremely slow pace.
I have really bad ADD, and it’s really hard for me to stay focused on the task at hand. When I’m on a mission and am being slowed down by meandering people, I burn inside. I know this is something that I need to work on-patience-but it’s still something that bothers me.
I’m sure there are some more things that bother me, but these are the ones that really stand out.
What are your biggest pet peeves?