Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The 30-Day Blog Challenge, Day 24: Pet Peeves

Prompt: What are some of your biggest pet peeves?

I know that I have one ultimate pet peeve so I'm just going to share it as a hypothetical story:

Imagine yourself back to school and it's the last day before a holiday break. You have everything turned in, no missing assignments, grades are up, and you don't have much homework to do over the break at all. You only have one more class to go before you go home and start vacation.

You take your seat in the classroom. Class has started and your teacher is making announcements about what's left to do before the concert/vacation comes up at the end of the week.

Your teacher makes the last announcement, "I know all of you are excited for this concert/vacation coming up, and I know you all have been working very hard. And I know that you all should not be doing homework at this time. Therefore, you don't have anything assigned at this time."
You are so relieved. Nothing can ruin this day for you. Everything is perfect! Until...

"However, there is one thing you have to have prepared before next class. Please answer the questions at the end of the chapter, read over these articles, and have it all ready to be turned in by the end of next class. You will not have any class time to complete it, so you must finish it at home. It's not homework, but it will count toward your grade."

Here's what it sounds like in the students' ears when teachers say that: "I'm assigning you something to read and to answer questions based on what we've been studying for several days in order to review in class, which you cannot do at school, you must do at home, and you will be graded on it. I know this is the ultimate definition of homework, but let's not call it that."

Every time I hear this, I always think I might be filmed on one of those punk shows, where the people get pranked on camera and it gets millions of hits on YouTube.

...But it's always real.

Anyway, that's my ultimate pet peeve. :)

Question for the Reader: What's your biggest pet peeve?

"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." --Ephesians 4:1-2


  1. I hate that! haha :P the one I get most often is: "no homework! yay! oh, one more thing: exams are pretty soon after break ends, so here's the study guide."

    sneaky, teachers. sneaky. :P haha.

    I'm a grammar (i hate to say nazi) perfectionist, and I really hate it when people misuse words or idioms or word sentences badly. :P another pet peeve of mine is when I have that pet peeve... haha. :P

  2. Ohhh yes. The dreadful study guide RIGHT before Christmas break. Yup. I feel ya.
    I'm a grammar nazi too. :)


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