Sunday 27 April 2014

Sunday Social (99)

Linking up with Ashley and Neely

1. What is your biggest driving pet peeve?
Happily (as I never enjoyed it) I don't drive anymore, so I don't have any. When I did drive I think it was the endless speed bumps used as 'traffic calming' measures in South East London. Most of the streets are full of cars and not wide enough for two way traffic - that means nobody goes that fast as they're constantly having to give way or wait for the right of way! All they did was ruin my shock absorbers so my car failed its MOT!

2. What is your biggest blogging pet peeve?
CATCHPA word verification on comments. I find them very difficult to read (or hear, yes I've tried the accessible method!). Just set comments to require approval; and then be terrible like me and forget to do anything about it!!

3. What is your biggest shopping pet peeve?
EVERYTHING! I hate going shopping unless there is an underlying social aspect. I do 95% of my shopping online. In store there is never the right size, or if there is the right size then it is not available in 'short' (I'm not tall and I have short legs!) or if there is a choice of colour there isn't the right colour. Just don't make me do it (unless there is lunch, coffee and conversation involved).

4. What is your biggest general pet peeve?
Incorrect use of the reflexive pronoun.

Nat Grove's pin on Pinterest.

This is closely followed by use of 'place-holders' in regular speech. When people are speaking instead of pausing whilst their train of thought catches up, the use of "like" and "you know". The latter was always responded to by my late father with "No, I don't know". Maybe this is why they don't teach grammar any more, it turns people into pedants!

5. What is your most irrational fear?
Flying. Statistically the safest way to travel. Doesn't stop me needing a valium (or failing that a glass of wine!) to get on a plane.