Monday, February 2, 2015

What's your pet peeve?

Adam and I went to see Foxcatcher on a Thursday night (you know, when my car died and I learned a valuable lesson). We went to an early show, and it was completely empty. We chose our seats in the middle (obviously) and waited for people to trickle in. The next couple after us walked up to our row and sat TWO SEATS DOWN FROM US. Two seats! Same row! In an empty theater! Isn't it a rule that you don't sit that close to people unless the theater is full?

They ended up deciding to go up a row, sitting right behind us and over a couple seats. And then they proceeded to talk to each other SO LOUDLY. During all the previews, they talked and talked, and immediately after the credits started rolling they started up again. They didn't speak during the movie (thank goodness, because I was about to flip. out.) — but still. They were just so loud! Adam and I were both getting annoyed, and he told me I should write about it. ("You should blog this," were his exact words, actually ;) But then I thought it wouldn't be a bad idea.

Talking through movies and TV — especially shows I haven't seen before — is one of my biggest pet peeves. Interrupting in general gets on my nerves more than almost anything, but also:
1. the incorrect use of "ironic"
2. people who get too personal with social media posts
3. having to repeat myself when someone isn't listening
4. loud talkers in public places
Now I'm putting it to the public: Are we alone in our annoyance with the too-close moviegoers? What are your biggest pet peeves? Anything unusual that most people might not think much about? I'd love to hear...

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  1. I love when people use ironic incorrectly's ironic. My pet peeve is when people tap their pencil/foot/etc when I'm sitting next to them. This was particularly annoying in class!

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    1. Uh oh, I'm a classic foot-tapper. I do it without even realizing it, and my boyfriend is always telling me to stop! Thanks for sharing, Carmen! :)

  2. Using verb tenses incorrectly really bothers me, especially when people's jobs are in communications. [just today someone said 'has showed' instead of 'has shown'] My husband does it all the time...and it's really hard not to correct him. ...which is probably one of HIS biggest pet peeves. :)

    [actually, his would be people's comment, "You don't sound like you're from Michigan" based on his accent/word choices - it's a bit Texas-inspired]


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