My big fat column of pet peeves
Teenagers are inherent complainers. If I were to calculate how much of the time teenagers complain throughout the span of one day in school, I’m fairly certain that about 60% of all communication between friends begins with the mention of a complaint. For any students reading this column, think about how many times a day we complain about school, teachers, homework, friends, enemies, your phone, your schedule, your boss, co-workers, etc. The other 40% is divided between gossip and actual conversation that consists of neither complaining nor gossip. Obviously these projected “statistics” vary from person to person. Nonetheless, it is my opinion that much of the things I complain about are appropriately justified. In order to suitably discuss my concerns and objections, I have compiled an abridged version of my list of pet peeves. When I read this list out to my friends, they laughed, usually agreed, and said, “I hate that.” Hopefully I get the same reaction from my current readers!