10 Pet Peeves That Really Get Me Going And Grind My Gears

10 Pet Peeves That Really Get Me Going And Grind My Gears

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Here's a list of 10 things that I just want to shake my head about.

1. Not shutting the door when you leave a room

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There is nothing worse than having the door shut, someone walks in, gets what he or she needed, and then walks out without shutting the door. If you're trying to be productive, you then have to get up and shut the door. If you're about to go to sleep, you're forced to get up to shut it in order to go to sleep, since there is no way you can fall asleep with the lights outside on.

2. Not understanding "quiet time"

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Sometimes we all need quiet time. For me, I need quiet time when I actually focus on studying. Nothing makes me more frustrated that when people can't respect that. It throws me off of my studying or concentration.

3. When someone only responds to 1/4 questions asked

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I am asking questions because I want to know the answer, duh. I am the type of person who will send a couple of texts to a person if I feel comfortable, and I want a response to all of them!!! Usually, the person will respond to the last text and ignore the first one or two...uh hello, this is urgent.

5. Assuming girls know nothing about sports

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As a major sports fan, I can talk my way through a conversation about sports. I follow them, and I do actually know my facts. Nothing makes me feel inferior than when someone belittles me in a sports conversation, acting like I don't know what is going on. I will admit to anything I don't know, but I am better than most.

5. The people that "know everything"

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I respect intelligence. But sometimes I just hate being corrected, especially if it is getting into the nitty-gritty. Sometimes, I just want to feel good about where I'm at, instead of that one person that always feel the need to "one-up" me.

6. Classic grammar mistakes

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I hate when people mistake "your" and "you're". A while has a space. Know when to use affect versus effect.

7. The people that talk over movies/shows and then want to be caught up

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I dislike having to stop a show to catch someone up on what happened because they were talking. I just want to focus on the movie.

8. Drivers who don't use a turn signal

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Not only is this dangerous, but I've been forced to wait several times thinking someone is going straight or my direction, and then they turn and I could've gone five minutes ago. Ugh.

9. That person that gets crumbs in the butter container

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Being a clean freak, this just grosses me out. It's like finding peanut butter in the jelly jar. Gross.

10. Not putting something back where it was found

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It is the #1 reason why I lose things. *drops mic*

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Professional Athletes Are Paid Too Much

Are pro-athletes really deserving of the monetary commission they receive?
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For generations, children have aspired to become professional athletes. In the 1920's children wanted to be Babe Ruth; in 2012 children wanted to be Derek Jeter. The list of pro-athletes that influence the younger generation can go on and on. Looking back on elementary school yearbooks, the most common profession for youths has (and will continue to be) a professional athlete. Whether it involves the MLB, the NFL, the NHL, or any other professional league, children tend to pick this profession out of love for the specific sport. Yet, these innocent and uninformed children seem to strike gold by choosing one of the most economically successful jobs in the world.

While professional athletes dedicate most of their life to their respected sport, the amount they are paid to simply play games is absurd. For example, the average salary for a professional football player in the NFL is $1.9 million per year. Keep in mind that that is average, without external endorsements. Therefore, some athletes make much more than that. The crowd favorite Peyton Manning averages $19 million a year. Sports other than football also have averages that are incredibly generous. In the world of golf, the popular Tiger Woods makes more than $45 million a year. These pro-athletes make millions of dollars, most of whom have not received an outstanding education. In fact, some have not even received a college diploma.

Zooming out from the glamorous and indulgent world of professional athletics, taking a look at other professions seems to be much less appealing. How is it that jobs that are vital to the success of the public receive much less commission than jobs that revolve around running to catch a ball? The average pediatrician makes $173,000 a year. The average teacher salary is $50,000 a year. This does not mean that a professional athlete is any less of a hard-working, devoted, deserving professional. This also does not mean that the athletes have not pushed themselves and worked incredibly hard throughout the years to get where they are, but it does mean that there is a line where inequity takes over. Fame and fortune are showered upon athletes. Is it truly necessary to average out millions of dollars per year when people spend massive amounts of time researching and developing new policies, cures, or other ways to improve the condition of the world? The salary and status of professional athletes seems to be a major power imbalance in the world of careers.

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Poetry On Odyssey: My Thoughts As A Teenage Insomniac

"Shifty minds in a shifty night."

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My thoughts have hit a new low,
My bedroom is feeling too cold-
I wanna sleep but my bedspread's only made for two.

DON'T FIX MY AESTHETIC,
I'M CALLING A MEDIC-
I'LL F**K ON THE TABLE,
AND HOTBOX WITH GOD.

Illusions depicted,
Writing hometown fictitions,
And drinking big bottles with uplifting tongues.

I'M PLAYING WITH RATTLES,
I'VE UPSET SOME CATTLE
WHO WASHED UP A BOMB-

Rolling around twisting some thoughts,
I've gotten insomnia-
And switched on and off.
I'm subtle and bitter,
I've craved for hard liquor,
But felt gross off the thought.

GO DRINK SOME BEER,
AND THEY WILL ALL CHEER-
I GO IN AND OUT
OH F**K I JUST SHOUT!
I PUNCHED MY FRIEND BOBBY
I'M MAKING A HOBBY,
TO SUCK ON MY THUMB!

My mind is a gutter,
A repulsive mess.
I shift around-
On and off bed.
For the nighttime thoughts lingers
And I'm shriveled with thought.
For graveyard hours really just suck.

LIGHTS ON, ON AND OFF
I THINK FELL,
THESE MOMENTS SUCK

I'm a teenage insomniac,
Whatever will I do?
When my mind comes down under,
I relapse again.

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