We all have things that bother us. Pet peeves. I am not going to bust out some huge list of things I dislike, because there are too many things to be happy about (I'll include one of those, too). But here's a little list of annoyances for this week. Feel free to add your own in the comments!
1. LOL. Honestly, this is one of my least favorite pieces of internet lingo, mostly because it is overused. You are not laughing out loud. You're not. Because what I just said to you was not that funny. Sure, I can be witty and all, but not to the point where you are laughing out loud to yourself. I might overuse "haha" but maybe it's because I feel like I can be haha-ing to myself in my head. If ever I am laughing out loud from something someone said online, I will actually spell it out. I can't even bring myself to use LOL. It's annoying. Please refrain from using it in conversation with me, because I will actually think you're an lolcat or something...
2. The day before a long vacation. This is really an obvious one. This week has gone by so slowly, and I am just ready for vacation. Does the week before a long vacation stress you out at all? It's like, I have to get all of these projects done before I leave so I don't have to work while I'm off having a good time...it's a pretty vicious cycle. You'll know what I mean next time you want to go on vacation and have to wrap everything up before you leave.
3. Constant complaining. I am not complaining when I tell you this - I am providing a public service announcement. You may have a Facebook account that allows you to update your status whenever you please but when you continually post negative statuses that talk about how terrible your life is, it doesn't make me want to be your friend. Why not share the good things that are going on with you? I think someone should do a study to see how being negative causes people to either remove you from their news feed or remove you as a friend.
4. Manners. There are so many ways people have bad manners these days (I think in part to internet and television, where people generally treat other people like junk), but I have specific examples in mind right now. Say "thank you." Say "you're welcome," not "no problem." (I'm still working on that one.) Offer to pay for gas when someone gives you a ride just because (like to the airport or something). We're forgetting common courtesy these days and it doesn't help our relationships. What poor manners have you noticed lately?
I only have the energy for four things, but I will leave you with this awesome video about how it's okay to be alone. Really, it is. I am alone sometimes, and I think once you've learned to enjoy it, it's actually a nice way to be. Here's the video: