I liked the idea on a friend's blog of sharing random things about her and her husband, because well, while a lot of you know one or both of us, there are some things you probably don't really know... unless you're a family member or an old roommate or something.
Today I thought I'd tell you about our pet peeves/things that bug us (in no particular order)...
*Note : Maybe pet peeves weren't the best thing to start off with, when getting to know us. This list is long and makes us sound like really negative people, or like we think we're better than others. But I'm sure (I hope anyway) a lot of you can relate. It was sort of therapeutic to type out and I sort of couldn't stop once I started. :)
Emily - nails on a chalk board or even just chalk.... or thinking about either of them. (Yep just typing this is making me all squeamish. I have to flick my fingers or scratch my legs to make me feel better... strange, I know!)
Both - when people don't use blinkers
Both - when people park bad... and don't fix it.
Both - when drivers do something stupid and are definitely at fault, and then when you honk at them, they honk back at you.
Both - when people don't yield to pedestrians
Both - when drivers ride your tail
Both - when drivers don't pay attention to the lights... especially the left turn light... and make you miss the light
Both - maybe I should have just said bad drivers
Both - overly affectionate couples... especially at church. If this is you, STOP IT (Tyler added that last part)
Tyler - when students take up class asking ridiculous questions
Tyler - when some random guy calls him "dude", "bro", "man", or similar word
Tyler - when someone interrupts your story and finishes your sentence wrong (ok, ok.... maybe I'm the only one who does that to him. I'm working on it!)
Tyler - when people wear too much perfume/cologne
Emily - intentional misspellings in texts, emails, or facebook statuses ("lite" kwik" "R" for are)
Emily - when people have bad sickness etiquette
Tyler - when people leave their shopping carts in the middle of the aisle or randomly stop in your way (you wouldn't drive your car like that, would you?)
Tyler - people who go the wrong way in a parking lot
Both - when someone with a full cart of groceries gets in the "10 items or less" checkout
Emily - when you have an itch on the bottom of your foot, but you can't scratch it because you have shoes on.
Emily - when people say they have a scratch when they should be saying "itch." Right-I have an itch. To make it better I will scratch it. Wrong-I have a scratch. To make it better I will scratch it...
Emily - not clipping you nails over a trash can
Emily - when you pull a string from your shirt and it doesn't break... it just becomes longer
Tyler - skinny/woman's jeans on men
Emily - when people pull their food out of the microwave early and don't clear the timer
Emily - when people don't RSVP
Tyler - guys who wear wifebeaters (and nothing else for a shirt) in public
Tyler - people who use the self checkout lanes and don't know what they're doing so they slow everyone down
Tyler - when people send a text when a call is what is needed
Emily - how commercials are so much louder than TV shows
Emily - not letting things go the first time someone says stop
Tyler - manpris.... when guys wear really long shorts that hit mid calf
Emily - using the toilet paper down to the last few squares without getting a new roll
Tyler - when commission based employees won't back off (really any employee won't leave me alone. If I need help I'll ask)
Emily - when people say "you and I" when it should be "you and me"
Both - people trying to enter the elevator when the people inside haven't left yet
Emily - people who try to talk to you when you're going to the bathroom
Tyler - girls wearing their pjs to the store or school. Is life so busy you can't put on real pants?