THINGS I DISLIKE
A friend asked me what some of my 'pet peeves' were. Aside from the actual phrase "pet peeve," several things came to mind. Here is a non-exhaustive list.
The phrase "creature comforts."
Things that require small fingers.
The letter 'e.'
Holes in socks.
The way late-night romance request DJs are always named 'Delilah.'
The way white people have suburbanized and sterilized formerly-cool names like 'Hunter.'
Americans on vacation in foreign countries.
Acid wash jeans.
Peach fuzz (on peaches).
Bands on MySpace.
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (film, not book).
Girls' night out.
Leg cramps when I'm swimming.
Toothpaste left either in a sink basin or wiped on a towel.
Old men in saunas.
Hyphens instead of periods in phone numbers.
"Deck The Halls" by Mannheim Steamroller.
Oxymorons like 'scented deodorant.'
The way NOBODY eats at Red Lobster, but they're still everywhere.
Mid-size cities like St. Louis and Chattanooga.
Fantasy sports leagues and the surrounding culture.
Dance clubs that require dress shoes.
People that leave phone numbers too fast and really late in a voicemail.
Being tall and trying to use airplane lavatories.
Paula Dean / Guy Fieri.
Cliché costume party themes (e.g. golf pros and tennis hoes).
Target employee uniforms (khaki and red are awful together).
Boston Red Sox.
Porsches and Jaguars.
Having to iron clothes.
White dogs with really pink-looking faces.