Monday, 20 April 2020

My silliest pet peeves

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?

22 comments:

  1. I get irritated by trailers that show off their entire plots, too.

    My post: http://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-my-silliest-pet-peeve/

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  2. OMG. Yes, with the trailers. This is exactly why I don't watch horror movie trailers. The scariest parts are always the trailers.

    Mine! https://whiskeyonmykindleblog.wordpress.com/2020/04/22/wednesday-challenge-my-silliest-pet-peeves/

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    1. It makes it pointless even seeing the film when you know you've seen all the best scares.

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  3. 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.

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    1. I usually like trailers, but I've found them more annoying as I've got older.

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  4. 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/

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    1. Particularly when you can find the place on your phone, just not in your car!

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  5. 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.html

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  6. 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.

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    1. I felt that way about "The Beguiled". I couldn't believe they gave away the end.

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  7. 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.

    My post.

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    1. No, I'm pretty sure they want me to buy a new car.

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  8. Spoilers on movies, but also for books. Don't ruin it for everyone! :) Great list!

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    1. If I want spoilers I'll look for them, I agree.

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  9. 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?

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    1. Have my GPS, then they'll have to stop for directions...

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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.

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    1. It took months for our new house to be in people's systems.

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