Okay, so this post is (totally) off topic but I just felt like taking a break from our usual beauty chit-chat today and talk about something different. As you can make out from the title, I’m talking about pet peeves.
Everyone has little things that get on their nerves. Maybe it drives you nuts when people talk too loudly on their cell phones or let their hyper kids run all over the place at a restaurant or when someone cuts in line. When those (usually) harmless, minor habits that people have, annoy you to a greater degree than it probably should.
What’s my biggest pet peeve? It’s actually related to my health. Anyone who knows me is aware that I have been dealing with gastro problems since last four years. And a few months ago, I was finally diagnosed with non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I am also off any dairy products now because my body ‘perceives’ them as similar to gluten-containing foods.
As if the gastro trouble, mood swings weren’t enough, it’s frustrating when people say things like “Wow, I could never give up bread (or cake/pizza etc). You’re missing out! ” or “You need to gain some weight, you look way too skinny” Once, I even had somebody say “That’s a great problem to have! (for weight loss)
Please keep in mind that I don’t mean to bring anybody down but I just wish people would understand that I am not “going gluten-free because it’s totally in right now” and be a little more considerate. It’s really hard anyways to give up on all those yummy foods that I have savored all my life and now they are harmful for my body. I am not looking for any sympathy from anyone but just a little positivity would be nice!
On the plus side, I have quite a few friends who are very encouraging and make sure I don’t feel “out of place” in anyways when I am hanging out with them. And I am really thankful to have them around!
Your turn. What little habit makes your blood boil? What behavior gets under your skin? Share with me in the comments section below…