What is your biggest pet peeve on (the topic of) conversation?
(Wouldn`t you love to know what these dishes are dishing about? What`s the Hot topic?)
Clearly, I have a few, or I wouldn`t be stirring this pot.
Here I will share a few that “egg” me on to annoydom…
My first one is this: When I`m talking (deep or mundane) and the other person is saying “sure. sure. sure”, the whole time I`m talking. It`s like a fake way to sound really intuitive.
“Yes, and then I just wring it out because I don`t want my kids to get into..”
“…it. And I try to keep it out of their way, especially when I have other things to do.”
“And Galen gets upset also when it`s too much that way, you know.”
“Sure!” (A gentle laugh.)
By the way– I have no idea what I was talking about up there (wring WHAT out?) but it came, and I went with it. Use your imagination.
Sure! ARGH! I want to kill you the four letters that make up the word SURE.
The 2nd one is:
Bet you can`t wait.
When celebrities, or anyone from NPR actually– (think classs-Y and that T-aaalking from that back of their throat)– is interviewed, they stick “sort of” into any explanation.
If you ever watch Letterman, or Leno, or Fallon, you will hear it a lot.
“So you are a second time guest on this show. Now that you are done telling an hour long story (in an unnaturally prissy voice) about how even though you are worth millions, you just learned how to drive a car– I will now ask you– what`s your latest deal?”
“This fiiiiilm… is just, sort-of, about… the cataclysm of liiiife that hits all of our soooouls…”
“So you will be on Broadway then, next week in the production blank, blank, blank.”
“Yes, I feel, sort of, like a little girl living out a dream! (giggle)”
So that`s that one.
My last one is talking about babies/mothering in any way that includes the word fussy. I do ADORE being a mom and talking about children (mostly my own– haha), but too much of words like: potty. fussy. naughty. enjoyable. fulfilling. hubby. mommy. sharing. tummy. nippy. nummies. binky. num-nums. nursing.
I cant explain it, they just make me feel all milky and weird.
Only my husband understands that when I say “milky”– it means the saliva in your mouth gets thick, cheesy, and prissy. And it`s kind of talking from the back of your throat. It`s not really about “milk” as a dairy product. It`s like a way of speaking.
“Then little Billy was so fussy, so since I was potty training little Sally, I just had to call another mommy and just share a few of my heart`s fulfilling moments.”
Now you are going to be scared to talk to me. It`s not like that. Oh, dear.
But please do tell me your conversation annoyances…
Be frank. I can take it:)
Post script: I did not have one single specific person in mind when I wrote any of this. (Except Miley Cyrus on the “sort of” thing.)
So if you think, “I do that”– I was SOO not meaning you. To be clear. 🙂 And I still love you.