Another tough topic from Long and Short Reviews, because I struggled to think of pet peeves that could be considered silly. All mine seem quite obvious to me. I did, however, manage to think of a few which might not fit into everyone's world.
My first is best explained by saying that I hate, absolutely hate, being in the cab on the way home from a restaurant thinking "I wonder what that would have been like?" If there is something weird or new to me on the menu, I have to try it. Often this has worked out (cactus sorbet, anyone?) but a number of times I've been left with a meal I couldn't stand, leading my husband to get annoyed that I didn't just order the spaghetti bolognese like a normal person.
Another hate? Streets that don't show up properly on satnavs. Mine is built into my dashboard and can't be updated, which means new streets (like the one I live on) completely confuse it - but even without that, I have spent many times driving in circles because my satnav has decided that there is no number 125 on this street even though I know that's where the restaurant is.
And finally, as a film lover - trailers that give away the plot. Particularly, as a horror fan, trailers that give away all the good bits. I recently saw a film called "The Prodigy" which had, in its promo, announced that they had had to re-edit a scene after test screenings because audiences had been so floored by one scare that they missed all the dialogue in the following scene. It was a good scare, I agree, so why the hell was it in the trailer? What a great way to ruin a film!
So what are your weirdest pet peeves?
I get irritated by trailers that show off their entire plots, too.ReplyDelete
My post: http://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-my-silliest-pet-peeve/
They drive me up the wall.Delete
OMG. Yes, with the trailers. This is exactly why I don't watch horror movie trailers. The scariest parts are always the trailers.ReplyDelete
It makes it pointless even seeing the film when you know you've seen all the best scares.Delete
Interesting. I've stopped watching the trailers because I want to see the movie and the trailer, most often, doesn't make a difference. Good ones. Our house isn't on the GPS either.ReplyDelete
I usually like trailers, but I've found them more annoying as I've got older.Delete
Give away trailers are annoying. Don't get me started in SatNavs and their inability to direct you in the correct direction. Ours is updatable but still, like you said denies a street number when you know it exits. ARRGGG! Thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-4-22-20-silliest-pet-peeves/ReplyDelete
Particularly when you can find the place on your phone, just not in your car!Delete
My GPS is still a street map. I've lived in the same city for over fifty years so I don't even use that much. What I hate in promos for sit-coms where they use the only good joke. Why watch it if that's it. http://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/04/wednesday-challenge-042220.htmlReplyDelete
I agree - don't show all the good jokes.Delete
Great pet peeves. And I've been known to NOT watch a film after they give away the ending in the trailer! Yep. I was furious. The only reason I caught it on the trailer was the movie was based on a book that I had read.ReplyDelete
I felt that way about "The Beguiled". I couldn't believe they gave away the end.Delete
That's annoying that you can't update your navigation system. My daughter has an older model Honda (2011) and they send her a CD with the updates on it.ReplyDelete
No, I'm pretty sure they want me to buy a new car.Delete
Spoilers on movies, but also for books. Don't ruin it for everyone! :) Great list!ReplyDelete
If I want spoilers I'll look for them, I agree.Delete
My kids make fun of me, because with an older truck, I don't have any navigation in it. I have a flip-phone, so none in that either. I have an atlas with paper maps in the back seat, in case I get lost. They call me a dinosaur. So be it. How will you get the joke about men not being willing to stop to ask for directions, if everyone has a GPS?ReplyDelete
Have my GPS, then they'll have to stop for directions...Delete
Yes, the trailers that have spoilers irritate me, too! Well, I guess I don't have to watch the movie now. I saw what happens in the trailer. Great post!ReplyDelete
Yes, they ruin it completely.Delete
Several years ago we moved to a new development where the streets and houses were being built so fast we had a hell of a time getting deliveries and services. It was so annoying! So yes, with you on that one. And spoilers.ReplyDelete
It took months for our new house to be in people's systems.Delete