So Wednesday we were all positive and stuff. LOVE your lists.
Today let's discuss our peeves of the moment. Because I had to have a Public Service Announcement with my students yesterday and let them know one of us in the room was tired of a current acceptable practice in behavior I was observing in our building.
So my PPTM (Pet Peeve This Month) is when people respond to your greeting (good morning, hello, your pants are on fire) with a mute response. You know what I'm talking about. The nod. The half-smile. NOT GOOD ENOUGH. The correct response should involve actual words. That you speak. I swear, I'm gonna make them practice. Don't you be thinkin' you can come up in my SPEECH classroom and be all–
Anyway. Here are some recent incorrect examples I've observed.
Kind person who was raised right: Good morning!
Person 2: smile
Kind person who was raised right: Hello!
Person 3: Chin lift “wave”
Kind person who was raised right: Did you know a giraffe is the only animal that can clean its own ears with its tongue?
Person 4: blink
That's my peeve of the month. These sorts of things drive us delicate Southern flowers absolutely nuts.
What about you? What are your peeves of the moment?
That’s my pet peeve response.