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Nancy Roman

Dolman Sleeve Peeve

You know what’s my pet peeve?

The expression ‘Pet Peeve’.

How can a peeve be a pet? A pet is something darling, something cherished. Of course, I have known a few pets (not one of mine, of course) who were pretty obnoxious. Maybe those are the pets being peevers.

I am easy to please. I like just about everything.

But not quite.

Here are a few of my top Peeves.

 

1. Dolman Sleeve Peeve. I see the perfect red tee on the sale rack. Until I pick it up and there are bat-wings. Why would you want your upper arms to look big and loose? I am sufficient in that area already, thank you.

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2. ITS – IT’S – ITS’  Peeve. Come on!  Its’??? Really???  This is not hard.  Can you change the sentence to “it is”?  Then use “it’s”.  Anything else is “its”. PERIOD.

it's incorrect

 

 

 

3. Penne Peeve. So I have a conversation with the waitperson – “What do you think – is the penne a better choice than the scampi?” And the waitress tells me how she likes the penne and the vodka sauce is really good, and her mother always orders that. And on and on. And then fifteen minutes later she brings out the food and says, “Who had the penne?”

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4, Miley Peeve. I’ve seen more of her tongue than my husband’s. Put it away already.

Miley-Cyrus-Tongue

 

 

 

5.  Parking Peeve. You know how sometimes you are waiting for a parking place and the person pulling out is insufferably slow? Well, I’m not peeved at the slow person pulling out. I’M the slow person pulling out. I’m peeved at YOU drumming your fingers on the steering wheel so impatiently disgusted.

I’m slow because you’re watching me. Stop making me nervous.

drivingatnight

32 Comments

  1. Agreed on all points.

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    • Of course. You are like my southern-based sister.

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  2. I really wish we could just rewind the tape and cut Miley from our collective memories.

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    • Can we do that? Can we include that Bieber idiot?

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      • Wouldn’t that be great?!

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  3. Yours are great pet peeves! My favorite peeve is the sales girl who says, “My grandmother loves hers. She has one just like it!” Whatever it is either gets put back on the rack or is returned for a refund the next day. 🙂

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    • Oh, yeah. And I’ve had others say, “My granddaughter would love that sweater.” Almost as bad.

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  4. Whilst I ‘disagree’ with the Dolman sleeve peeve (I actually like them because they cover my chicken wing arms), the driving peeve is a classic. Go one step further when some PRAT nips in to the parking space you have been patiently waiting for! 🙂

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    • Those drivers waiting for my space seem to think I am deliberately making them late for their crucial shopping appointment. I’m just afraid I will screw up and they’ll witness it.

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      • Don’t worry about it. If you’re driving a mini, you could always say your other car is a Merc and you haven’t got use to the size difference yet!

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  5. Miley peeve — ha ha ha!!!

    I actually like the Dolman sleeve 🙂
    MJ

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  6. Great post

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  7. Great post

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  8. Stuff like it’s/its drives me crazy. Also apostrophe’s used to make plural’s. And the other day I actually read “for my husband and I’s anniversary” in a blog post. I’s? Seriously?
    I don’t care for dolman sleeves, either, or cowl necks, or anything else that looks baggy or droopy, thank you very much.

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    • Oh cowls! I hate them! To me, they are like wearing a feed bucket.

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  9. I am so with you on those damn dolman sleeves, Nancy. Really, who thinks that looks good? It’s make a woman look like a colorful flying squirrel. I’ve passed on many a cute tops because those sleeves look horrendously silly. And while we’re on the subject of fashion peeves… who came up with peplum? Sure, it looks great on stick figures with no hips, but the average-sized woman (i.e. me) does not need extra attention in the hip department. Sheesh!

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    • And how about flap pockets on your backside? Yeah, let’s add a little material there that won’t even lay flat…

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  10. Ug-ly Dolman sleeves and ugh that Miley girl. 😉

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  11. Ray G

    Doesn’t the scampi usually come with the penne? The penne is the starch and the scampi is the protein. I don’t “get” the reference, unless the penne arrived without the scampi.

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    • Was that confusing? i was comparing Penne in Vodka Sauce with Shrimp Scampi, but it could have been any two choices on any menu. I hate having a conversation with the waitperson and then having him/her completely forget he/she even spoke to me. I guess I want it to take more than fifteen minutes to be completely forgotten.

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  12. I just read where ‘ample’ girls should love the Dolman sleeve, I thought ‘no, no we should not’. As for the rest, you are genius.

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    • To me, the more ‘ample’ you are, the more your clothes should give you some shape. But I guess there are lots of people who like dolman sleeves and pleated pants.

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  13. Some times those sleeves are the only kind I can get my big fat, hangy down arms in. When I wave to someone my under arm flab keeps waving for five more minutes. Those sleeves are heaven sent for people like me.

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  14. I like Miley. She’s just a very young woman trying to find her way in the spotlight. That picture of her tongue, though, is gross. If she’s going to showcase her tongue on a regular basis, she should have it cleaned.

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    • She more than showcases her tongue on a regular basis. She seems to think it should be permanent outside her body. I tend to think that inside parts should probably remain inside.

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      • Good point. I wouldn’t my pancreas on display.

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  15. I’m so over Miley’s tongue. I don’t care what she does, but I’m tired of being blasted with pictures of her icky tongue every time I open Yahoo or turn on the TV. Maybe that’s my problem – I just need to keep the TV turned off.

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  16. This post made me laugh out loud and nod my head in agreement a whole lot! Well done!

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