I've been busy this week! So busy. It's been both crazy and nuts. One of my friends asked when I would be posting again and I was flattered because that would mean people(person?)actually read this but then I had a bit of an anxiety attack because that also means I may have to start posting on this thing regularly. Or not. Whatever. Anyways, to keep with the subject line of this post, I am annoyed by many things. Many many things. Many. So many that they have to be divided into categories. Here is a list of my top 5 email related annoyances. If you do any of these things, I mean not to offend. I only want you to stop doing them in my presence. Please stop. You're annoying me.
1. People who end their emails with "Cheers". Seriously, if you're not from England then stop it right now. It's slightly pretentious. It's right up there with people who say "Ciao" who are not Spanish. In reality you are not bilingual and exotic and trendy and cool if you only know one word of another language.
2.People who use email acronyms. I cannot begin to explain how much I want to punch someone every time I see LOL. Even typing it right now makes me angry. I can't explain why it makes me so angry but it does. To me an acronym should be a short version of something you would really say. For example: SCUBA. You can't say "Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Diving" all the time because it's too long. SCUBA diving seems like a smart, time-saving alternative. LOL's long form is "laugh out loud". Who would actually say that? Even in an email. It sounds like something a small child or somewhat challenged person would say. Ok, apparently I can explain why it makes me angry.
3. People who use too many exclamation points in their emails. I have a co-worker who ends each of her sentences with about 80 exclamation points. It drives me crazy. Are you really that excited about what you're emailing me? Really? I have reason to suspect that you are not.
4.People who get pissed off when other people hit "reply all" and then(ironically)voice their distaste with a "reply all" email. I realize that it's probably a slight inconvenience to have your inbox full of emails from people who are trying to have some fun but it takes about half a second to delete them, so lighten up.
5. Chain emails. There's been enough written on this topic but, in short, if you think I'd be interested in sharing recipes or saving the whales or having my biggest dream come true or getting money from Bill Gates you would be wrong. I also don't like poems about Angels or pictures of people's cats or anything that involves puns. I hate puns. They aren't funny. Ever. Puns are never funny.
Coming up...more things that annoy me, including people who crack their knuckles and girls who dress like cheap whores!