30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 3


Day 3: What are your top three pet peeves?

1. When someone always finds something to complain about, no matter what the situation. (The irony of putting this in this post is not lost on me, I can assure you.)
2. When people see the film adaptation of a book without reading the book first, or even worse, don’t know it was a book in the first place.
3. When people make that scratchy sound with metal forks on their teeth.

Those three things are in no particular order really, and if I’m honest, there are other things that annoy me more than these from time to time, but I had to write down three, so here they are! I found it a bit funny how many things came to mind when I read this question. I never knew that there were so many little things that trigger angry responses from me, I should probably work on that, but for now, I’m just going to write a post where I complain about these insignificant things as if they were real problems, because I have been prompted to do so.

You know those people, the ones that have a tendency to chronically complain about everything in life, and seem to always blame the world when things go wrong in their lives and never themselves. There are so many things about this that bugs me, the biggest being the fact that most of the time, the things that happen in our lives happen because of the choices we make and the things that we do. Sure, there are most definitely things that happen in life that are completely uncontrollable, but those aren’t the things that these people usually complain about. I’ve not found the best response yet to deal with people that complain all the time, at this point, I just try to build them up and boost their confidence if I can, to maybe try and help them stop complaining a bit. But I can assure you, if you are someone that complains often about anything and everything anytime something doesn’t go your way, there is a huge likelihood that we won’t be very good friends.

I absolutely hate it when people see a film adaptation of a book without reading the book. It’s just one of those things that drives me crazy. I don’t know why, maybe its a conditioned response, or maybe its just the bookworm in me hoping to remind the world that the book is *almost* ALWAYS better than the film. I came across the unthinkable recently; my 11 year old niece’s friend didn’t know that Harry Potter was a book series and not just a series of films. My little heart almost shattered. The book series that shaped my whole childhood, my whole imagination and mind, was simply reduced to a series of films and not the words that flew off the pages creating vivid images in my mind. I do hope I never encounter this sort of nonsense again, but who knows, the world is full of people that are forgetting the importance of the written word.

Lastly, when people make that awful scratchy sound with forks on their teeth when they’re eating, the one that rivals nails on a chalkboard, yeah, you know the one. It makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It makes my face go into this scrunched up mess of pain and annoyance. It is horrendous. Please, make it stop. PLEASE. If we’re sitting at a table eating together, don’t do what my brothers did all my life and purposefully make that horrible noise just to drive me mildly insane. That’s just cruel.

Goodness, after all that complaining and whining, I’m starting to annoy myself. Maybe writing about pet peeves is a new pet peeve of mine. Whatever the case, for better or for worse, I have disclosed the things that annoy me most to all of you, and I trust you will use them wisely. I also trust that you will find the humor in this little post, and wont take it too seriously. Speaking of seriously, the world would seriously be a less infuriating place if we could all just put these things to an end.

I hope you’re doing well, where ever you are in the world, and I wish you all the best.

-Lexie Xx

9 thoughts on “30 Day Writing Challenge | Day 3

  1. Love this, and good on you for keeping up with the 30 day challenge. I get pretty ornery when people haven’t read the books before watching the series/movies, too, but I try to remember that we all have different tastes in our media.

    As for the scratchy silverware on teeth noise, it’s terrible. Just having read about it in your post made my spine tingle in the most unpleasant way.

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  2. Great choice there Lexie, know where you are coming from with those three although like me I am sure there are many more, or is that just an age thing!
    Keep up the great writing, maybe some day it will get turned into a film 😉

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  3. I hope you don’t want to unfriend me for this,but I think that I fall into all 3 of those categories. I sometimes complain about certain things just to realize later on that if I thought this way,and did this differently there wouldn’t have been a need to complain. My powers of perception and observation are without a doubt not the best. That’s something I’ve been working on for all of my life. Just one of the many reasons that I’m on You.
    When it comes to books,I don’t buy them. I download free books on my kindle. If there was a free book that I read and it happens to become a movie that’s Great,but I will not go out of my way to buy books. This not only opens up my mind to new genres,but also new Authors.
    As for the whole fork thing, not sure about that. Nobody has ever complained to me about it. Maybe I don’t do it,I’m really not sure. Is it something people do intentionally? Do they bite down hard and pull the fork out? I’m not sure I totally understand this one.
    Anyway,I’d still like to read your wonderful blog and be your friend on You,so please don’t let these silly pet peeves come between us. 😳😃👍


  4. I’ve also just started a 30 day writing challenge (in a private journal, not on my blog). I might post them, they make good blog posts! 🙂


  5. Great post! I especially agree with the 2nd point. The example you gave was perfect. Harry Potter books are so close to me and to see that people watch it without reading books is really sad. But then again we can’t blame them, can we?

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  6. I agree with all of these things 100%, especially the book thing! The book version of Harry Potter is so much better than the movies! I hope you directed her to her local library!

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