I have this pet peeve. It centers around people acting and saying things that imply that making pottery isn't really work. It's become such a pet peeve, that I don't tolerate it anymore. Someone says something, I say something back. I know they probably don't intend for their comments to offend, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be called to task and perhaps learn a little bit more about life.
Subject: yesterdays comment
"So, are you still working, working (said twice) or are you just doing the pottery thing now?"
Is this making anyone elses hair stand up like it did mine?
My response: "Well, I still consider it working, working (said twice) but yes I'm making pottery full time now".
Subtle, but direct in its' own way. Oh, if I kept a book. One of my favorites starts with this:
" . . . it must be nice . . ."