Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pet peeves

Is it really only Wednesday? Could this week go any slower?

I'm grumpy today, so what better excuse to list some of my pet peeves?

- Comic Sans font
Few things make my blood boil than Comic Sans. If I see a website entirely written in Comic Sans, I will not read it.  If your business has promotional materials with Comic Sans, I will protest it.  And if your menu lists food in Comic Sans, well....I'll still probably eat the food, but I will certainly not be happy about it.

And guess what? I'm not alone. There's an actual website whose main mission is to ban the typeface. I fully support this movement. And if you're looking for a more reputable source than that, how about this BBC article on it?

- Unnecessary abbreviations, spoken or written

If someone were to say the sentence "OMG, my hubs is totes excited I'm preggo," in my presence, I honestly think I would collapse out of pure exasperation and hatred for those words.  I know, its all the rage these days to abbreviate normal, easy-to-say words into cute little tiny ones, and I am probably in the minority in this. But still, if you are an adult, why not speak like an adult?

Exception to this rule: Australians, and that's only because they have fun accents. Some British people might also be able to, but only the really charming ones.

-Slow walkers on the sidewalk

Get out of my way, please. I have neither the time nor the patience to walk behind shufflers.

- Bike riders who think they rule the road

Now, let's make this clear: I think bike riders have the same right to be on the road as drivers do. But with that right comes rules.  If you expect to have the same rights as drivers, why do you not expect not to have to follow the same rules as them?  I can't tell you how many times I have had to dodge bike riders when its my turn as a pedestrian to cross the street. If your light is red, please stop and wait until it turns green. Then you may go. Thank you.

Alright. That's enough grumpiness for one post.  Now for what I'm thankful for.

I'm thankful to live and work in Philadelphia. There is never a shortage of things to do, and I have made so many wonderful friends here. I think I love Philly even more in the peak of its seasons, and the fall foliage right now is still so pretty, with big crunchy leaves falling everywhere. :)

This isn't Philly, this is Boston. But Philly is just as pretty right now. You'll just have to take my word for it.

1 comment:

  1. Comic Sans and lawless, unsafe bike riders also make my blood boil! I had no idea there was a Anti-Comic Sans movement!