I have a little pet peeve. Well, no, I have lots of pet peeves, but today I'm here to talk about one specific one. I hate girls, or women, who like to play dumb. They're the ones sat in your English class and asking what WWII is while giggling innately and batting their eye lashes. All three of those traits aren't necessarily morally wrong but when combined into one easy peasy, "Boys like me more if I pretend not to have a brain," sandwich my blood starts to boil. I turn into my alter ego: Snarky Bitch Face. And I hate it. I know I should be patient, explain and ask her if she has any questions but what I really want to do when she responds to the question, "What's your favourite book?" with, "What are books, are those edible?" is stick a pencil in my eye. Or her eye.
Her pet peeve is probably the really annoying girl in her English class who starts tapping her foot in annoyance whenever she is asked to pick the verb out of a sentence. I admit it, I'm Hermione Granger. I like knowing things, I read a lot and yes, ignorance is annoying as hell. When people call me out on my ignorance I try to better myself and not make it a cutesy trait of myself! I can live with stupidity, that's fine. It's when people are making themselves appear stupid- that rattles my cage.
In the words of Tina Fey, "You don't have to dumb yourself down to get guys to like you!"