Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Am Bothered By These Things

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Yesterday I was at home with a stomach bug of some sort and not at school, where I should have been. I'm pretty sure it was from the Brie cheese I had the night before, which makes me very sad because I love Brie cheese... and it betrayed me. But anyways, after reading Clem's post about things that bugged her, I remembered that I have wanted to do a post like this for a long time! So since I had some free time...

Chewing in circular motion:

For some reason I absolutely cannot stand this. Most of you probably don't know what I'm talking about, so I'll provide this picture as a reference:

Yes, that is a goat giraffe. But imagine a person chewing like that... opening their mouth every few seconds, making an occasional smacking sound. AUGH. I can't understand why chewing, which involves moving your jaw up and down VERTICALLY, would result in a circular motion. (I'm weird, okay?) Keep your mouth shut, I don't want to see your food.


Now, I sometimes take advice the wrong way and think that the other person is being condescending due to my sensitive nature, and that's entirely my fault. However, when someone is condescending on purpose, it's a reflection of their bad character. Aaaaand, I really don't like it (though I'm sure no one does).

Ripped leggings/tights:

I don't care what anyone says, you will never see me in ripped tights. Ever. I think it's tacky and makes you look not very put together. Maybe it's because I'm one of those people who loves order and cleanliness... I get an urge to mend holes any time I see them.

People who think they're "profound" when they're not:

Actually, you can pretty much replace "profound" with any description... funny, cute, Asian, a giraffe...  But really, when all your pictures are of you playing a guitar with your face cut out of the picture, or if you start every response while stroking the non-existent hairs on your chin, you need to have a sit down with your ego. Of course, I'm speaking from experience and I'm definitely not saying that everyone who does this is faking/delusional about their talents. Though, I think this is advice that we can all live by: before you say something, ask yourself "does what I'm about to say actually make sense?" If you don't, you might end up sounding as deep as a puddle.

Do any of these things annoy you (or am I just strange)?  Is there anything in particular that annoys you that's not on this list?


10 comments so far.

  1. Super profound asian giraffe on April 21, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    OMG I'm dying!!!!! Hilarious!

    Chewing: when I read the title I immediately thought of a cow, so we're on the same barnyard animals track. I don't know anyone who does this, so I can't really comment, but it sounds gross.

    Condescension: eww

    Rips: I feel like we can add jeans to this, if there's one little rip or something then that's fine but when it's just like a row of rips down your leg it looks like an idiot. Also the other day I saw a girl in really tiny shorts that were more rips then they were shorts. And my only thought was, your mother let's you leave the house like that?

    People: Thanks for the song reference. I did get the oh so subtle hint as to who you're talking about. I'd like to ask who you know who thinks they're asian but isn't? Though I am 107% sure that I'm a giraffe, and cute, and fabulous. lol

    You need to have a sit down with your ego!!!!

  2. Clem on April 21, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    That totally looks like a giraffe to me. :P But, whatever it is, it's cute and I kind of want one.

    The last one especially bugs me. I hate it when people get all self-impressed because they're being ~so deep~. It's just... ugh. So irritating.

  3. ♑ Makara on April 21, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    I don't care, I love my ripped up jeans. I never minded looking trashy.

    I've always minded people who chew like cattle, though. I don't see this too much anymore, but when I was in elementary school and pre-school people use to chew like this and it annoyed the hell out of me.

    I can't stand judgmental people. I can't stand it in others and I can't stand it in myself, so I make a conscious effort not to judge people based on anything, whether it's their appearance or what they're into, what they're not into, etc. That's about the only pet peeve I really have.

  4. Cindy on April 22, 2010 at 12:26 AM

    I HATE the smacking sound. And I never made the giraffe connection, but now that you mention it, it totally fits!

  5. katie @ sunday rain on April 22, 2010 at 4:14 AM

    Ripped tights. So disgusting. Everytime I see a picture of a celeb in ripped tights (think Peaches Geldof) I want to smack them and ask them why they would leave their home to obviously be photographed in that monstrosity.

    And not on your list, but compulsively I cannot hang two pairs of jeans on the same hanger. They must be one per hanger. It simply cannot be any other way.

  6. Clement on April 22, 2010 at 7:05 AM

    OMG condescending people annoy the hell out of me! It's fine if they just say what they think, instead of doing it in a passive-agressive i'm-better-than-you way.

  7. Manda on April 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    I always feel like dousing nail polish all over ripped tights that I see people wear. Rips, tears and/or runs are not attractive!

  8. May R. on April 23, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Oh my, the chewing thing is a funny although true one! Your "Ripped leggings/tights" peeve is equivalent to people wearing tights and just shirts on top. I get that it's fashionable but somehow I feel that there is a almighty pants deity cursing everything in sight. I'll stick to my blue jeans, thanks. :)

  9. ohsoang on April 24, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Rofl, chewing in a circular motion. I'm not a fan of leggings at all, but I imagine ripped ones would look even dumpier than non-ripped. Ick.

  10. Byte on May 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    To be honest, I make a tiny smacking sound when I eat, but I don't do it in a circular motion. And my Mom got kinda freaked out and told me to stop. It's hilarious.

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