Dear Diary

Pet Peeves

November 2, 2015

So here I am, awake at the weirdest hour trying to contemplate on what to blog about next. Voila! I just thought of my biggest pet peeves. I wonder if what are your pet peeves and would you care to share them with me?

Pet Peeves

Personally, every person has their own list of their pet peeves and even though you have listed so many at the moment, the list still goes on and on and on. The past few weeks I have been drafting about this and usually ends up deleting the post since my list continues to expand up until a few days ago that I realized that the list contains the same things although changes from the aspects.

The things that I’m about to reveal may be related to this, so just connect the dots perhaps?

  • Too damn high insecurities.

Why? Simple. We are created in different ways, unique from each other. Tell me, would you want to walk around looking exactly the same as your friend?

Make that 3GB limit here.
  • Poor signal of everything related to communications hence, false advertisements!

Would you like to talk to someone having those screechy or noisy backgrounds? We pay for the service that they usually say yet they don’t fulfill what they have been advertising for so long. We blame them, yes they are guilty but can we blame ourselves too for believing them?

  • Those who doubt the truth yet believe the lies.

I don’t know about you guys but this one’s a tough one to elaborate. Personally, I don’t get why some think of others that they tell lies well in fact they are telling the truth. I find it amazing how can they not believe that the person is telling the truth. I do remember a segment from Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon called Box of Lies. Watching some clips about celebrity guests and Jimmy Fallon battle in telling truths and lies was really making me feel amazed and ridiculed.

  • Filipino Time

Yes, I am a Filipino yet this Filipino Time is killing me! I do admit that I arrive late sometimes for appointments yet I make sure I made an effort to make it on time. Traffic is a major cause why this Filipino Time still applies yet one of the major factors I see is that people themselves are not making an effort to be early. This has been a habit that we should change and that change should start from within.

  • Traffic (both in land and in air)

This is quite self-explanatory especially if you live in the Philippines.

  • Loud chewing

Who loves that? Come on!

  • Followers / Unfollowers

People choose who to follow because it’s what they want. Others cannot compel them to follow or even like whatever they post on the web. Plus, the numbers don’t measure your worth in this world.

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Plus here’s what I found on Cosmopolitan:
Why do you want to follow strangers so badly? Your newsfeed is already clogged with your dumb friends’ post.
  • Bragging / Being too proud

These two are synonymous yet not exactly the same. People can be proud of their achievements in whatever they do yet some just brag about some things that are not even feasible to them. You can brag about your awards, achievements, grades or whatever but just don’t overdo it. People can hate you for that.

  • Trying so hard just to fit in

Why fit in if you can stand out? Why blend in when you are versatile? We stand out for a reason yet we adjust to others for reasons like we want to have friends or belong to a certain circle. Yet, why not create your own circle?

  • Social media and its damage

Ever since the boom of social media, a lot has changed. The younger generations having access to the internet and having various accounts to platforms that may not be suitable for their age. The internet has empowered a lot and even defy their parents at a very young age. Instead of interacting and playing outside with friends or neighbors, they are just stuck inside their houses and play games on their gadgets or even just merely watch videos from video streaming sites (e.g. Youtube). I feel lucky that I got the chance to learn how to ride a bike, play games like tumbang preso and other games and really interact with the other kids in our neighborhood even though I had curfew before.

  • Your vs You’re (and others)

Self-explanatory, perhaps? Just a note, sometimes people post a lot on their social accounts yet tend to forget that their posts contain errors. Yes, we tend to overlook some details yet most of the time we want everything to be flawless! Why not have some extra time for checking your posts if it’s flawless and have mercy to the eyes and brain cells of your readers.

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I honestly feel this way most of the time.

I really don’t know if I made some sense here but if you fully read this without skimming or skipping any part, kudos to you! HAHAHA!



P.S. Photos/Gifs are grabbed from Giphy and the internet.

P.P.S. It was written in the wee hours of a day and posted late due to scarcity of stable internet connection.

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14 Comments

  • Reply ROBERT LEE May 21, 2016 at 12:21 am

    I have pet peeves, but I have not thought them. One that I can think about now is how I hate words ending with small letter ‘t’, words beginning with ‘J’ and number ‘5’. It’s the font! Grrr!

    • Reply Maria May 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      So you hate the font? Hahaha. I got confused, sorry. πŸ™

  • Reply Marge Gavan May 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Oh my god the poor signal is also my pet peeve especially with my plan. I remember signing up for an unlimited Internet but Globe would always text me, complaining about my data usage. It’s truly annoying!

    Grammar error is also my pet peeve, but I just learned to keep my opinion to myself after correcting several people and losing friends in the process hahaha… I realized that many people do not take kindly to criticisms.

    • Reply Maria May 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      I remember subscribing to the Supersurf from Globe and they said it was “unlimited” but after a while, they’ll text you that you used up the allowable data. So freaking hate that up to know πŸ™

      Maybe, just tell them directly like send a message. Hahaha! But, I’m happy that there are others like you who relates to my thoughts as well. Yay! Thank you, Marge πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica May 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Exactly my reaction regarding the poor internet. I wish my hair will not look like his. Lol. Maybe we can ask the providers to re-define what UNLIMITED is. Haha. We believe them because there are no other choices to believe to I guess. Hehe. And oh, improper use of YOUR and YOU’RE can ruin my day for hours. Haha

  • Reply heidi May 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    We all have these things that just bug us to death I guess. The follow/unfollow thing made me giggle, probably because I just don’t care about twitter. I use it because you have to. I have never tried to fit in and don’t really get the concept I suppose because I am an Introvert.

  • Reply Karmela Mirriam Ebreo May 21, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    i have the same pet peeves! hahaha i hate Filipino time the most. It ruins your entire schedule haha

  • Reply Stella the Travelerette May 22, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I have lots of pet peeves. I don’t like it if someone says they’re feeling sick and I say I’m sorry and they say, “It’s not your fault.” Clearly I didn’t think it was my fault! I was expressing sympathy. Also I hate loud chewing as well. And people who bring their babies on airplanes even though I know that’s not their fault. I do love Liz Lemon though!

  • Reply Zwitsy May 22, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    The bragging/too much proud and grammar thing are my pet peeves too! Not that I am good at grammar, I just find it annoying why people can’t detect the difference between the two words. As for the former, it says it all. Just wondering though why there are individuals “mahilig magbuhat ng sariling banko.” Hahay

  • Reply Dorothy Mae C. Torretijo May 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Poor Internet and Traffic annoys me a lot. And the Filipino time also! Nakakaloka

  • Reply Rachel Arandilla May 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    What a funny post! I can definitely relate to these. I hate people who spit wherever, and those who chew loudly! I also hate it when people are inconsiderate with queuing and standing in the middle of the way…. And who likes people who use the word ‘stuffs’, by the way?

  • Reply JD May 27, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Lol! I have pet peeves but I didn’t notice them as much as you do from this post XD Fun read!

    -jerny
    http://www.thejerny.com

  • Reply Ann Balisbis May 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Hahaha I can relate on your list!! I can even add it in my own list of pet peeves.. Well that is if I have my own list. This crosses my mind from time to time but I never thought of listing it, until now. I got curious! hehe

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