Irrational Pet Peeve of the Week

I’ve been slacking as of late – remember that one time, two weeks ago, when I had something for you every day? Yeah.. hope you didn’t get used to it.

Not that I’m going to go all MIA on you or anything. It’s just, I’ve been busy. Plus there’s several other posts I’m working on for you but you haven’t seen them yet – like the one about how this is the best time of the year besides Christmas. On account of I live in Louisville. And if you don’t, well, you probably don’t understand.

Oh, also I gave up sodas. It’s been 8 days. Not as hard as I thought it’d be. The withdrawals haven’t been too bad, I just find myself longing for a large Coke from McDonalds – because they use extra syrup and it’s delicious – about once every 17 hours, as opposed to 17 minutes.

Addictions are hard to quit, people.

Anyway. None of this has anything to do with why I’m writing tonight, which is to remind you that when I don’t have suggestions on Sunday nights, you’re gonna get pet peeves. Because those are fun. And annoying. And seriously, doesn’t this stuff bother anyone else?

I told you about how I loathe window decals that show every single member of your family as stick figures, including your two cats, five fish and three dogs. No one cares. And when someone comes to kidnap your child they’ll know the kid’s name already and probably some of their interests, because you’ve displayed it for the whole world to see on the back of your Dodge Caravan.

Next up on things that drive me nuts – probably irrationally, but whatever – is, wait for it….. WHEN PEOPLE TALK IN UNISON.

I don’t care if you’re twins. I don’t care if you’re cheerleaders. I don’t care if your team is on TV and they’ve told you to say something together for the camera.

It just sounds weird. And it’s awkward. I dunno why it bothers me, but especially when they have a team or some teenagers or something come into the radio station and announce the top five at whenever and they said “You’re listening to blah blah blah” it’s just dumb.

In my opinion, the only times a group of people should speak in unison is when you’re jumping up at a birthday party yelling “SURPRISE!” and when you’re in church. Otherwise? Unacceptable.

Why does it bother me so much? I wish I knew. Maybe ’cause it’s corny? And I’d say I don’t like when things are corny and cheesy but that would be a lie because do you know how many Glee songs I have on my iPod?

Plus there is the inevitable person who isn’t paying attention and is a couple seconds behind and then you sound like none of you were prepared and really why do that many people have to say the exact same thing at the exact same time anyway? What does that accomplish? Is it because they’re trying to be fair?

I don’t care if someone else will get the attention for saying something, I don’t have to say it in unison with other people. Leave me out of it.

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