WIFE SPEAK: Don't worry about pet peeves, you'll get over them - 7 months ago, 19 July 09:55

By: Karimi Gatimi

I have a terrible reaction to mutton. If the swelling and itching of the skin is not bad enough, the overall feeling of being unwell is such a dumper. More so, if I am at a party and just when things are getting merrier, I have to leave.

There was this girl, back in primary school, who would get such a weird reaction at the sight of ants. Her body would develop goose bumps, and then she would have shortness of breath.

We were mean to her, as children can be, and would go out of our way to find ants, then drag her and trick her into looking at them. We would then sit back and watch, amused at her reaction and suffering.

This incident came to mind the other day as I read an account by a marriage counsellor about pet peeves in relationships that are like allergies. ...
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