Like most people, I have a few pet peeves, but my biggest pet peeve is people spelling my name wrong. My name is Erika, with a ‘k.’ No ‘c’ anywhere. I get it if someone’s just met me and doesn’t know how my name is spelled. But when you do know me and you email or message me on Facebook (my name is RIGHT THERE!) spelling my name as “Ericka” or “Erica” can get really annoying.
Poor grammar also gets under my skin. Interchanging your and you’re. They’re, their, there. I don’t think badly of the person, I just want to fix it. I guess that’s the Type A person in me coming out.
Ironically (I seriously couldn’t make this up) Nate just sent me a message regarding one of my blog posts he was fixing and said “your all set.” I had to laugh, what are the odds?
It also never ceases to amaze me how people post every little thing about their life on Facebook. I am taking a walk. I am going to the movies again. I just went to the bathroom (!!!) Here’s a picture of what I ate for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. And of course it’s always organic and all-natural. (So you are a better mom because of that?)
Nothing personal, but I just don’t want to read all that. It clutters up my timeline and I don’t see the updates I really do care about. Of course that’s their prerogative to post what they want on Facebook. But it’s also my prerogative to unsubscribe from their notifications. Handy little feature there.
What are your pet peeves? What gets under your skin?