My pet peeve - the way people phrase things...
This is not a SERIOUS pet peeve - I find it annoying and amusing in turn. Do people ever actually listen to what they are saying?
If I don't see you, have a nice day! *** So if I DO see you, am I to have a lousy day?
Caller on the phone, "Can I have Jim?" *** Ah, no, you cannot HAVE him, we need him! But you can talk to him.
In a store, "I need a coke" *** I highly doubt you "NEED" a coke, but you probably want one.
There's another post where a waitress posted that when she asks people if they want a drink, they say, "No, I'll just have water." *** So if you're not going to drink the water, what do you plan to do with it. (Okay, okay, I'm guilty of that one - I will not be any more!).
Does anyone else have examples?