I hate when people mention someone in their life by their name without providing me with any context about who this person is.
“So Dylan and I went to yoga class yesterday — ”
Hold it right there. Who the fuck is Dylan. Your boyfriend? Your arch nemesis? Your brother? Your pet sea monkey? Your therapist? Your favourite fictional character? Are you on a first-name basis with your dad? Last-name basis with Bob? WHO THE FUCK IS DYLAN.
Today’s pet peeve: comic book artist who only know how to draw women in high heels, so if a character’s costume doesn’t actually include any, she ends up inexplicably hovering on tip-toes for the whole issue.
The Most ANNOYING kinds of episodes on Property Brothers
“Hi I’m Husband and I’m a High School teacher, this is Wife, she’s a stay-at-home mom. We’re looking for a place in the city closer to work. Our max budget is $900,000”
“Our dream home is 3 floor detached with a view in the city with 5 bedrooms, open concept chef’s kitchen, an ensuite with a claw foot cast iron tub, marble countertops and fireplaces, all new appliances, high end finishes, high ceilings, and custom walk-in closets. Our budget is $75.”
Jonathan: I always budget 10% contingency money.
Couple: Does that mean we can get our custom walk-in his and her closets?!
Jonathan: So this house is basically a blank slate. There are no walls so you can see everything, no kitchen , no finishes. The demo is pretty much done. And with the place at $500,000 market value, you have about $120,000 for renovation. You can pretty much do whatever you want.
Couple: …mmm I don’t know Jonathan… we’re not really looking to go through another renovation
Me: WELL IT’S A GOOD THING YOU’RE ON PROPERTY BROTHERS
Today’s Pet Peeve: Movies and television shows depicting a couple of twentysomethings with minimum wage service industry jobs sharing an apartment whose rent alone should realistically exceed their combined gross income.
Today’s pet peeve: those movies where a young female character has to deal with an older male mentor figure who’s like, a really severe misogynist, and her managing to win his grudging approval in spite of her being-a-girl-ness is framed as some sort of inspiring achievement on her part.
Non black people suddenly “slipping” into AAVE or slang, trying to talk “black” when they get around me. Phrases like
Adding “ah” to every word they say (I.e dollah, numbah, holla)
Annoying slipping in the “proud black woman who don’t need no man” when talking about independence (yes, it has actually happened)
Let’s not forget “ghetto”
Stop. You look silly. Stop acting like you have to switch up from how you regularly talk to converse with me, as if I can only understand you if you “talk black” 🙄 trust me, all black people automatically know when you do it, we all thinks it’s corny, and afterwards we really don’t want to talk to you anymore. Especially if you’re going to act “hood” or “black” every time you come into contact with us. Act accordingly and speak to us like you do everyone else. We. Are. People. Just. Like. You 🙃
Today’s pet peeve: that thing where it’s clear from the dialogue and interactions and such that a female cartoon character is meant to read as conspicuously overweight, but she’s drawn with exactly the same build as everybody else.
Today’s pet peeve: when a sci-fi novel presents itself as a serious work of speculative anthropology, yet somehow everybody in the world speaks the same language, there’s no such thing as religion, and there’s a single global currency that has equal valuation everywhere.