I have a new pet peeve. Okay, actually I have two. The first is that I hate the term "pet peeve." The second thing that drives me fucking nuts is when people have an automatic inspirational quote at the bottom of their e-mail.
No one cares!
Like I'm going to sit and ponder your Successory. Oh my god, my phone's ringing and my blog is late and I knocked over my coffee and I need to pay my bills, but wait a second. There's a Gandhi quote here! I should take a moment and gain perspective. All because some Oprah book club member decided to automatically add unnecessary words of wisdom to every goddamn e-mail they send, my life is forever changed.
And it's always like,
Can you please send me the permit request form again? I need it by 3pm.
~there is no yesterday. only tomorrow~"
It just makes me want to respond with, "Well, Steve, I sent it to you yesterday. Which apparently doesn't exist." And for some reason, I feel like this human flaw bespeaks of an unfamiliarity with the internet, like they JUST discovered this exciting means of communication and want to utilize it in every way possible. Relax, ponytail. It's a fucking e-mail, not a commencement address...
~if you don't have something nice to say, come sit by me~