Friday, July 14, 2006

Pet Peeves - Friday Five

This has been added to since last evening - I forgot a couple of things!
1. Grammatical pet peeve - oh I have a few -
  • she don't, he don't
  • placing apostrophe's (sic) just because it ends in an "s" - in town there is a sign - "lot's for sale"
  • I have more, but it is not necessary for me to come across as the grammar police - for I know I have my own errors in grammar.

2. Household pet peeve - leaving a gob of toothpaste in the sink...bleh

3. Arts & Entertainment pet peeve (movie theaters, restaurants, concerts) - well, there are a few - however wearing too much perfume can get on my nerves.. In a concert, rattling the program during the performance and talking can make me get pretty testy.

4. Liturgical pet peeve - I have a few pet peeves here, however my biggest one is when the layreader is reading the Scripture and people are following the insert and they are reading the Scripture instead of listening to the reader - I mean, what is the point of READING the scripture while people are reading it in the order of worship? And, when you are reading the scripture and you look at the congregation, all you can do is see the top of people's heads - only a token few are looking and listening (hopefully) to the reader.
Also another pet peeve is folks leaving before church is over - it's like leaving a friend's house before the visit is over.

Addition: Prayers that request that God/Jesus/Holy Spirit to "be with us" - is there a time they are not??? Would it not be better to ask "let me/us be aware of your presence"???

5. Wild card--pet peeve that doesn't fit any of the above categories- you know, I had one to put here, while I was doing #1, I said I would put that down as the wild card - but my memory is so poor, I can't remember it now... will post later if I remember it.

Bonus: Because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God: What do YOU do that others might consider a pet peeve?

Now.... would I do anything that would drive someone crazy or be a pet peeve of someone? Well, actually yes, I can think of one - "K" my dear dear friend yelled at me when I called a book a "chick lit" book - she said that that was a derogatory remark - fluffy with no substance. So let me clarify what I consider "chick lit" -

I think chick lit literature is literature that women tend to enjoy - and that it is of a lighter nature - one that we might read for pure enjoyment.

So I will not use that in front of "K" and try to be careful not to use it, though I do not mean it in a derogatory manner. She has approved of "brain candy" as an acceptable replacement.

I do not like it when my friend "K" yells at me...


will smama said...

I like these. Your liturgical addition is one I have been correcting in my own prayers. I now say, "Let us know of your presence..." or something like that.

Songbird said...

I loathe looking out there at the head tops, especially when I'm working hard at reading expressively!!