If you're wondering about the title of the post, my lovely friend Marla started calling me Gwen Coco a while back, and in fact she came up with the post title (sorry Marla, no royalties).
|(From Mean Girls, if you didn't know.)|
A reminder of the disclaimer that I won't hate you if you do one of these. And please forgive me for using the gif above, because honestly another of my pet peeves is overuse of gifs. They kinda make me queasy. So let's get that off the screen, shall we?
Ah, that's better. Please don't do the following:
Give your child a name that you don’t intend to use
I talked about this in my brother's birthday post, because my own parents were guilty of it. I just don't get it. Trust me, as your kid goes through school, he or she will constantly have to say "I know the roster says my name is X but I go by Z." Just stop. Sorry, Mom.
Eat at a chain restaurant on vacation
I beg of you, just say no. Find out where the locals go, and hopefully the locals don't say Buffalo Wild Wings. The only exception is if it's a regional chain that you don't have back home.
Leave crumbs in the butter/cream cheese/peanut butter…
This seriously grosses me out. Just wipe off the knife on your toast or bagel, NOT in the remaining condiment. And how about not putting so much on your knife in the first place if you're not going to use it.
Beep at the car in front of you the moment the light turns green
OK, this is probably particularly annoying to Aaron and me because of where we live. I took this yesterday from our screened porch.
As you can see, we're quite close to a somewhat busy intersection. You wouldn't believe the number of car horns we hear. Chill out, people!
Attention Target shoppers...
Do you see how there's a place to throw away the wipe after using it? Then why the hell do I have to get a cart like this?
Never mind that I don't understand the need for cart wipes in the first place. If you're that germaphobic, you probably have your own wipes with you. (If you read the first pet peeve post, you'll see that shopping carts show up there, too. If you didn't read it, go ahead and do that now.)
I'm sure Volume 3 will appear someday. What are some of your annoyances?