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Try staying classy…

May 12, 2011 5 comments

So, over the past few weeks I’ve watched the Maury Show, Steve Wilkos Show, and Judge Mathis to pay attention to the words said by the guests on these shows.

It’s presumed that the guests on these shows are members of the lower classes in society. I wanted to see if I could see distinct differences between words which they use compared to words which I hear everyday around me.

After a few weeks of observation, one word I heard on the shows but not in my everyday surroundings was “female.” Instead of using “woman,” “women,” “lady,” “ladies,” guests on the shows frequently use  the word “female” or “females.”

Just listening to the word “female” irked me, it sounded dirty for some reason to me, almost to the level of what I’d consider a pet peeve. So, after watching one of these shows I asked my mother how she felt about the usage of the word “female” and she said that she sees it as being derogatory and  rude.

After this I concluded that there are words which show the lack of class and knowledge of people and a prime example is “female.” I have never heard many if any educated adults use “females” over the word “woman” or “lady.”

If you want to sound educated and classy, avoid using the word “female.” It doesn’t put you in a good light, if you care.

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Some things just shouldn’t be seen on television…

After seeing Craig Sager cover the NBA playoffs again on TNT, I just had to start shaking my head. I am not a fan of tacky attire, but this takes it to another level. If I had long hair, looking Craig Sager on television would make me pull that hair out.

Here are four of the many clothing combinations which Sager has had to audacity to wear on national television. Beware this is graphic!

Interviewing Kobe at the All-Star Game. Courtesy of 4thandforever.

Interviewing Shaq at the All Star Game. Courtesy of 4thandforever.I am officially losing my mind! Courtesy of 4thandforever.

WTF!! At Fenway Park.

Now, everyone understands where I am coming from.

Kevin Garnett says exactly what I’d want to say if I ever catch anyone who I know wearing something that looks like anything which seen above.

The Oprah effect…

Oprah is one powerful woman

Don’t make me repeat myself…

So, I was at an orientation for New York Cares, a volunteer program in the city and one of my biggest pet peeves from school came up. This peeve is people asking the same damn questions over and over again.

I understand that I can be extremely impatient and that’s probably a contributing cause for my hating to repeat myself.  In addition to hating repeating myself, I thoroughly dislike hearing people repeat the same things over and over. Thankfully, I’ve become adept and tuning this out because it drives my crazy! In high school, I wanted to go over the students who asked the same questions over and over and strangle them.

I understand that people don’t pick things up at the same speed, but most of the time people who repeat the same questions over and over just aren’t paying attention. Just pay attention!

A common saying among people who speak in front of groups often is “there is no such thing as a bad question.” Bullshit! If someone ask a question one time, the following four times someone else asks that same question (with different wording sometimes) it’s a bad question.

Please people, pay attention when people are addressing you, so you don’t have to make them repeat themselves.

Enough is enough!

April 23, 2011 4 comments

This being a rainy Saturday and there being nothing to do, I decided to look at some pictures on Facebook.  Oddly enough while looking at these photos on Facebook I found yet another pet peeve.  This pet peeve is women who wear too much makeup.

This is my view of makeup, makeup should accentuate your beauty not define it.

I understand that many women don’t feel comfortable going into public without putting on makeup. That’s fine with me. However, some women need to understand that there is such a thing as putting on too much makeup.

Even the famous people do it.

Putting on too much makeup makes you look unattractive, cheap, tacky, clueless, ugly, clownish, etc… I hope that these women who put on too much makeup aren’t going for the things which I mentioned because if you are, I am literally laughing out loud at you.

I was pondering posting photos of people who I know who wear too much makeup, but I thought better of it because I don’t feel like being attacked by these people.

To show that I am not alone in the matter I found a survey where 2,000 men were surveyed with one-fifth of men saying that their partners wear too much makeup and one-tenth of men prefer women not to wear makeup at all (Stylelist).

Please women, enough is enough!

Clapping and talking? Just don’t…

After watching a segment of the Maury Show today, I found yet another pet peeve of mine. This peeve doesn’t bother me as much as some of the other ones I’ve mentioned in other posts, but it’s definitely annoying nonetheless. What I am referring to clapping while talking.

Clapping while talking is a pet peeve of mine because it’s extremely unattractive. People who clap while talking are loud for the simple fact that they’re trying to talk above the clapping noises they’re making. And being too loud is definitely an unattractive quality in my book.

In addition, clapping while talking is a misguided way to get your point across.  I know from personal experience I’ve never paid any more attention to what someone was saying because they were clapping.

Furthermore, clapping while talking shows a lack of intelligence. Look at the people who you see clap and talk and ask yourself what you think of them.

Just don’t clap while you talk. For my sake and for everyone else.

Why are you talking to me?

April 19, 2011 5 comments

One of my biggest pet peeves in the world is rudeness. Now, branching off that, phone rudeness is up there with the most annoying things in the world.

This is how a phone conversation is supposed to be! Courtesy of English-Learners

Now, I am going to explain the situation. My friend calls me on the phone and we’re conversing, perfectly normal. Then suddenly they start talking to someone else while they’re on the phone with me for a couple of minutes while I just have my damn phone to my ear. While these two are conversing with one another, I started to get angrier and angrier by the second.

It’s incredibly rude to all of a sudden, whether you’re conversing face to face or over the phone, start another conversation with someone else and act if the person you were initially talking to isn’t there. What also bothers me a great deal about the situation  is that I was the one called, they started the conversation with me! How the hell am I supposed to feel about that? Am I really that dull? Are they simply that rude and dense that they didn’t know any better?

Plus on other occasions I’ve gone through the torture of having an individual on the other end of the call ‘texting.’ There are few things more annoying a rude than to hear buttons on the phone being pressed while you’re trying to converse with that same person over the phone.

I wouldn’t have been angry if they simply said “I’ll call you back,” “hold on,” or anything else acknowledging my presence before or during their change of focus from me to the other person.

Beware: next time someone decides to call me and then decides to keep me on the phone while starting an extended conversation with someone else I am going hunt you down and smack you upside your head!

Cheers