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Pet Peeves: Part II

I have been in the mood for fall decor, I am pretty much one of those people who skips the leaves and gourds and gets right to Halloween decor in mid-September but I thought that this year, I would do the fall thing. While I was perusing the fall decor I came upon these:

The missing element keeping me from the fall decor of all my fantasies, faux artichokes. Who the shit is decorating their home with faux artichokes? I’ll tell you who, actually I literally have no idea. Apparently people who separate fall and Halloween into two separate events and I am not that person, I can’t with vegetables as decor. Gourds, gourds I get but artichokes? I can’t, it’s too much. I also can’t with any of the following BS.

Architects Daughter Regular

This generally applies to work emails, if I am chatting with a friend then I might go for the double exclamation point but nothing irritates me more than the abuse of the exclamation when it comes to work emails. Hi Stella! Lord, not today. I feel like I’m being shouted at, HI STELLA. The comma, the colon, the dash all fine but ration those exclamation points.

Architects Daughter Regular

I’m on the phone today, trying to enforce some policy when the lady says to me; Well, you sound young. I doooooooo? Since when did age become an indication of one’s ability or inability to do their job?! I have never, ever encountered an older person in my life who was experiencing some technical issue and blurted out, Well, Judy, you seem old and this technology may predate your training and expertise. The best part was that the lady who was insulting my youthful sounding voice was only 2 years older than me – lay off the reds and you might sound young too. Honestly.

Architects Daughter Regular

Especially by someone who is older than me, so irritating.

Architects Daughter Regular

I have a very restrictive diet and often times I am asked if I am eating what I am eating to lose weight. No, I’m not, I have ulcerative colitis and try to explain what that is without using the word diarrhea. Again this is very one-sided, commenting on what someone is eating only seems to be OK if they are eating something that could be perceived as health food. I can’t be like – oh, are you eating those chips because you want high cholesterol? You know diet soda will kill you. Can’t say that though, that would be rude.

Architects Daughter Regular

I’m sitting at the salon on Saturday, trying to enjoy getting my nails done and there’s a group of youngish kids being rowdy in the waiting area. Then running back to their mom and climbing all over her so then she’s yelling at them and they were already yelling so now everybody’s yelling and it’s chaos. I have also seen kids just chilling but people go to the salon to relax not listen to someone’s kids. I don’t have kids because I don’t want to listen to kids, I want to listen to someone else’s kids even less.

Such first world problems, what’s been especially irritating you lately?

Midellion Demo Regular

10 Comments

  • Kasie D

    I literally laughed out loud while reading this at work. These are so accurate. Seriously, who is buying faux artichokes as fall decorations? Inquiring minds would like to know.

    • quitesimplystella

      Hahaha! I wanted to ask a cashier but they probably would have thought I was nuts. I need to know too 😀

  • Hunida

    Lol you know… those faux artichokes are kinda cute. 😂 I am guilty of excessive use of exclamation points & I will make it point to settle down with them when I comment on your posts from now on, I promise.
    I totally agree about the kids in a salon & seriously let out a giggle when about how you can’t ask people eating chips is they want high cholesterol. 😂

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! I mean, they could work for the right person with the right flair – I am just not that person 😀

      Oh no! It really doesn’t bother me when I am texting or reading comments, but at work for some reason, I am just like – settle down. But thanks for being considerate 🙂 Oh my gosh, it’s so odd how people will feel totally comfortable commenting on someone’s food, I don’t get it!

      • Hunida

        It really is rude how others comment on food like… even if something smells “bad” they’ll be like “yuck that stinks, how can you eat that?” while you’re eating it… so so rude. I feel you.

  • Selena Hannah

    I will call you ma’am once you start screaming at me over the phone because you didn’t pay your auto insurance and now, don’t have coverage for an accident and are being sued. 😛

    • quitesimplystella

      Haha! I feel bad fir the moms just trying to get a freaking pedicure. It’s stressful on so many levels!

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