You guys know I have a thing for Ebony Life and the people on that channel, my favourite (well not necessarily favourite, let's say, the ones that tickle me the most) are the ones on The Spot. Now if you watch The Spot you'd notice that towards the end of every show Zainab Balogun would ask the guest for the day what their Pet Peeve or Sweet Spot is. And sometimes if there's no guest she and the other hosts will always share theirs. Some people's answers are blehhh, some really tickle me.
So, we don't have to wait to be on The Spot to talk about our Pet Peeves and Sweet Spots.
These are Mine:
Pet Peeves [A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to themselves, to a greater degree than others may find it. *Wikipedia*. Basically it's something that might generally be a bit annoying, but you particularly find it extremely annoying and/or irritating, and is usually caused by someone else].
1). People who text and drive. Aaaaaaargh! These ones are all over Lagos. They hold up traffic and make you want to ram your car into them. Last weekend, Sasha Bone and I were on a street in VI waiting for the street lights to change and this chic driving beside us was actually making duck faces/pouty lips and taking Selfies. The nerves! The light turned green and cars started moving but she couldn't be bothered much.
2). People who go about asking EVERYBODY for their advice on one matter or the other but still do what they want to do at the end of the day. I'm like; why waste my time you friggin irritant!!!!
3). People who like to make too much body contact, speak into your mouth and breathe on your skin. Eeeeeww.
4). People who come and sit right next to you when there are many other empty seats eg inside a BRT bus, the movies, a lecture hall etc.
5). Skinny people that won't stop complaining about how terribly they need to lose weight. (Especially in the presence of not-so-skinny people).
6). When you call a friend on the phone and they put their toddler on the line to talk to you. Now this is particularly annoying because you just CANNOT complain and you HAVE to act all amused and fascinated by the tot's ability to say "he-yo", when you actually called to have a serious conversation.
7). People that always blame everyone else for their misfortune but never once take responsibility.
8). People who tell you the same story 20 times over because they always forget they've told you before. (And when you tell them "yeah, you told me that before", they have this look of hurt and disappointment on their face like a wounded puppy. So knowing this you just shut up and listen again, and pretend to be interested again, and fake that laughter again. Aaarrghhhhh!
I think we should do Sweet Spots tomorrow. For now, "What are your pet peeves *in Zainab Balogun's voice*?" LOL.