Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day 9- Pet Peeves

1. I am one of those people who still write words in full. * I know* Maybe that's why I am not good at tweeting. Before I finish typing, I have exhausted my 140 letters. If you do short forms or abbreviations, please make it something everyone knows about and not necessarily something you just coined yourself. It annoys me when I am trying to read a message and I am taking forever to decode it. It makes me think the person probably has spelling issues. 1

2. It annoys me when people speak loudly on the phone. Except you are in the privacy of your house, then that is left for you and the people you live with.No one wants to listen to your conversations when they are trying to go about their own business. Please tone it down.


Still on phone etiquette, it is annoying when you are with someone and the person keeps fiddling with their phone. I know we live in the times where instant information is like opium. I think it is rude and you are just passing on the message that you'd rather be in your phone than be having that conversation.

3. It annoys me when parents play the one upmanship game about their kids with people.

Mom a: Do you know my son started crawling at 3 months?
Mom b: That's nothing, my daughter started walking at 4 months
Mom c: You guys are still talking about movement? My daughter started reading books all by herself at 8months.

Can we just stop all that? Parenting is hard enough, there is no need for all of that. Our common goals is to raise children who will be kind, competent, confident and compassionate with a sense of passion and purpose. There is no need pitching them against one another. All that will come with adulthood.



  1. I hope people will learn. It has actually gone bad as people write in all manner of short forms. It will certainly affect the quality of their formal writing. Comparing children's capabilities? too bad! Different children grow and learn differently and they should not be compared for any reason whatsoever. Good one Okeoghene.

  2. Hi Okeoghene! I was wondering if you feature guest postings. Thanks and have a great day!