Monday, March 14, 2011

....Getting to know all about you

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)

- 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?


  1. ok dude. i agree w/ most of them, but nt all of them. r u gtin it? Ha!

  2. haha you guys crack me up. i have a lot of the same peeves. :)

    ps your security word is 'manthrob,' random. lol.

  3. I loved this! I definitely feel the same way about pretty much all of them.

  4. I feel privileged to be the inspiration for this post :) and I can definitely relate to these pet peeves. People here are terrible drivers and it gives me road rage!

  5. I like how the first many pet peeves are about bad drivers and do you want to know why?? Because you live in Utah. Everything you mentioned is what Utah drivers are all known for.

  6. Haha. I'm glad to know we're not alone on somethings (ahem... Anna!... just kidding)

    Natalie - It's so true! Californian's get such a bad rep for being bad drivers, but it's seems so much worse here in Utah!

  7. shaun's family says you have to itch an itch to make it stop itching. drives me crazy. and it's funny that you should mention "you and i"/"you and me" because you're married to someone who says "him and i" which can NEVER be right. it's either "he and i" or "him and me". anywho, good list. pretty entertaining.


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