Thursday, January 25, 2018

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts - Jan 25

Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts is hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. This is a chance for book bloggers to dabble in areas besides books (but those are welcome too). Share your plans for the weekend, a rant on people not using their turn signals in parking lots, or your love of Sunday morning mimosas.

Let's talk about pet peeves. I try not to be too much of a grump, but sometimes I can't help it. I'll share my top three pet peeves. Maybe these things bug you too. Maybe you have pet peeves of your own.

Rude kids

I feel like my mother when I say this but, honestly, I would never consider speaking to an adult the way some of today's kids do. If I did, my mother would take the strap out of the closet and bring it down across my bare legs. There is so little respect out there. We need to bring Aretha back...

Body Piercings

Can we please stop piercing our body parts? I don't mind a hole or two for earrings, but between eyebrow piercings, snake bites, belly button piercings and others I won't mention, hasn't the fascination worn off yet? And, please, someone explain the appeal of gauges to me.

People Who Think Rules Are for Everyone Else but Them

There is one simple rule when we drop off or pick up our kids at the high school: every parent needs to go through the drop off/pick up line. The majority manage it quite nicely. There always has to be a handful, though, that drop off in the student parking lot and block the kids driving in, or someone pulling alongside the road leading out who stops their car to drop off. Why must we make it so hard? Just follow the rules like the rest of us.

Okay, I'm done now. I'll go beg for forgiveness and read more Scripture to put me back in the right frame of mind. Feel free to share your pet peeves--family friendly ones. Maybe if we speak them out loud they will stop cluttering our minds.


  1. I like the idea of speaking out about pet peeves on our blogs, since there are few places where we can do so.

    I don't like disrespectful kids, either. My own kids had their mouth-off moments, but they lost privileges, etc., when they went too far.

    Some of my grandchildren are better than others...I've had no problem calling them out on their behavior, but I can't exactly take away their privileges, since they go home after their visits. LOL.

    One of my granddaughters has had a few piercings that made me cringe, but luckily she found out for herself some of the dangers when she got some infections. Then most of them disappeared.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. I feel you on the car pool. D:

    My thoughts: my thoughts

  3. I think there is a lack of respect for elders these days and kids are very mouthy.