1. Misuse of the word “literally”
This has long been a pet peeve of mine. People don’t seem to understand that if you say something “literally” happened, it has to actually be plausible. To quote a Facebook post I saw earlier, “Dude this video literally blew my mind!” I’m sorry, but no. If that music video “literally” blew your mind, you would be laying dead on your laptop with your head exploded everywhere. Just no.
2. Unique baby names
Where I’m from, apparently the thing to do immediately after (or, in some cases, before) graduating high school is to get knocked up and married. With that said, every teenaged mother that I know feels the need to give their kids a “unique” name. Last time I checked, naming your child “Nevaeh” (“heaven” spelled backwards), or, even better, “Nahveyah” (which kind of defeats the purpose) isn’t unique. At the rate my town is going, half the kids in the first grade class of 2015 will have this name.
3. Preteens in general
Alright, maybe I’m just spiteful towards children in general, or maybe I do have a point here, but kids these days are bad. I recently heard about four kids at a middle school near my town getting caught in the bathroom having sex and sucking each others blood. Yep, you read that right. I’m not sure where the fun in drinking someone else’s blood is, but maybe I’m missing something since it seems to be all the rage these days with the youngsters. These kids need to be stopped.
4. Sweaty boyfriends
Okay, this one is a little biased, since I have no idea if anyone else deals with this. My boyfriend and I live together and (shocker!) we share the same bed. For some reason, my beau sweats like crazy in his sleep. Don’t get me wrong, I love cuddling as much as the next person, but I don’t enjoy feeling like I just got out of a pool when he rolls over in the middle of the night. Please tell me I’m not the only one here.
5. The word “supper”
This is probably the stupidest pet peeve, but I hate that word. I know all of you have specific words that you don’t like (or maybe it’s just me), but I hate this word. It’s dinner, not supper. Plus, I don’t like the way it sounds. Maybe it’s just an English major thing.
What’s bothering you right now? Go on, vent!
Holly, not Hollie