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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pet Peeves

Some of my pet peeves:

1.  People late for church (or I guess late for anything). Plan accordingly. Only people in my opinion that can justify being late for anything are parents with young children. (Of course I realize there are emergencies that come up, but if you are late week after week after week.......)

2.  People who talk through church (or I guess at a movie too). I'm trying to focus on worshipping God, listening to the message, etc., and there is inevitably someone in front of me talking with their spouse or their friend, whoever, that is a distraction to me. Be respectful for where you are at.

3. People who text and drive. It is going to catch you; you think it won't, but it will.

4. People who talk on their cell phone and drive. See #3.

5. Kids who are at a park for soccer practice or whatever team practice and don't clean up their water or sport drink bottles and leave them scattered over the grass. Parents, teach your kids to pick up after themselves and coaches, watch and make sure the area is as clean when you leave as when you got there.

6.  Doctors who dictate chewing gum. No thank you, I don't want to hear  your smack, smack, smack as you are trying to get your thoughts together to dictate on a patient.

7.  Doctors who mumble and are dictating in a noisy area. Enunciate and move to a quieter area.

8.  Cell phones going off in church. Put them on vibrate. Better yet, turn them off. You can get by without them for an hour or so.

9.  Doctors who dictate while driving. I know you are busy, I know you are trying to get something done that you don't like to do (dictate) and trying to multitask but the sound quality is always bad and inevitably there are going to be blanks left in the report because I can't understand what is being said.

10.  Corgis who hog the bed. Really Koda, there's enough room for the three of us if you wouldn't take your third out of the middle width wise.

Any pet peeves you want to share?


Renegades said...

Our toy austrailian shepards can be bed hogs too.

Jeanie said...

You would get along well with me....or maybe not.....I'm always on time, but I do tend to be a bed hog. :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I guess we all have some pet peeves if some sort or the other, mine is mostly about kids and education...a parents time is the best gift they can give to their children and a parent is the first and best teacher a child can have. Your list included a lot of others I have too. Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one.

jack69 said...

Hahahahahahahahahh.... Shucks, even as nice as I am I have pet peeves. A lot of them happen to corespont to yours. hahahahahaha

Take care and hope the roof is not a problem out there, if they get started. Here? over cast and looking like rain and the delivery of materials is due anytime.

Autumn said...

LOL at #10! We sleep with 3 of our little dogs and DD sleeps with her Chihuahua. They DO hog the bed!

The Brown Recluse said...

I have so many pet peeves if I were to list them, people would think I was hard to get along with! (ending a sentence in a preposition is one of them...now I'm irritated with myself!)

I think folks should give a whole day without cell phones a try. I could write a whole post about that..oh wait, I've done that a few times.

Good post...particularly like the one about parents teaching kids to pick up after themselves.

Hollie said...

Agree totally!! Recently, two GROWn men sat behind us at church & they TALKED through the ENTIRE service!! I just wanted to smack both of them upside the head!!!

Shelly said...

My pet peeve is people who drive 10 mph under the speed limit but who block the passing lane so no one can get past.

I agree with all yours about church, too.

Lynn Proctor said...

my pet peeve--when i'm in the grocery check out line and another register opens up and the cashier says "i can take the next person in line" and the one behind me runs over ahead of me---i know- i try to remember then "the first shall be last"--great peeves

Jenny said...

I have many :-) but I'll only list two:
People who talk during school music or theater performances; and
People who don't clean up after their dogs!

Whew. I feel better now.

Jane said...

I can relate to many things on your list! Cell phones going off during church and other events where attention and respect are required really bothers me. It also bothers me when one of my kids goes down to the dryer to find something and leaves all the rest of the clean laundry sitting there.

Betty WSch. said...

So true on the texting while driving. A pet peeve of mine too!

SweetMarie said...

I completely agree about the cell phones in church and a few other places.
One of my biggest pet peeves would have to be seeing people litter! My son and I watched a women throw her cigarette wrapper in the parking lot of a 7-11. There was a trash can in front of her car up on the sidewalk! People apparently drive down the road and just toss bags of trash out where wildlife are trying to live. Why not pull by a dumpster and toss it in there?!!

Linda B. said...

Two biggest- littering and passing on the shoulder of the road.(I plead guilty to not always being on time)

Intense Guy said...

I'm with you on #4. That class of people generally can't park legally either.

Rita said...

I agree with you on most of these. People who endanger themselves and others, who don't take care of the earth...just generally have no respect for others. I'm the bed hog with Karma, even if I try not to be. It's a single bed, what can I say--LOL! ;)

Toriz said...

Remove the bits about the doctor dictation, replace Koda with Kero, and mention movie theatres with the one about turning your phone off, and that could almost be my list. I'd add one thing though... People talking with their mouth full. It's rude, it's disgusting, and it really irritates me!


I LOVED your list. My kitties, Mira and Dara HOG the BED like your Koda. So I got a smile on my face when I read that one. Take care.

Martha said...

I can totally relate to your list Betty except the ones with the doctors, but I can imagine how annoying that must be. I remember years ago transcribing for attorneys and having similar pet peeves.
I'll add my pet peeves with people talking and cell phones ringing during my boys chorus performances, seeing all the glowing faces in the crowds when they are too busy texting to watch the performance.
Another big one is people who don't say thank you or even give a little nod when I hold the door, stop to let them cross in front of me, or any other moments of kindness that most people just don't do anymore.
Hope your Wednesday has been wonderful :)

Chatty Crone said...

I love your pet peeves - and I can tell you want doctors to talk louder and clearer!

I am trying to think of a pet peeve of mine - well one (lol) is why is it easier for people to take things out and yet impossible to get them to put them away.

Love,s andie

rmslil said...

Pet peeve....wearing black shoes and black pants then white socks....buy some black socks.... whats worse wearing all of that with high waters.

Also talking in a quiet environment.

I have lots...i might have to write a post.

JosephAlsarraf said...

Well first of all I agree with your number 3 and also, I don't think you'd like me very much because my sister and me were always almost late or, late when we went to church(sometimes) an hour on daylight savings(church is only an hour so, we missed church that day. : \)

Now to list my pet peeves! My only big pet peeve is wet kitchen floors, our refrigerator leaks alot and it's really annoying to step into a puddle of cold water first thing in the morning.

Also LOL! At Koda, Simon is the same way. I wake up hanging on the edge of the bed only to find Simon stretched out on the other side of it. : )

Caroline said...

I have lots , my list would be a mile long. I think mine would be people not slowing down in school zones. I walk my children & I see it so much. I like alot you have listed.

Linda B. said...

P.S. News story just caught my attention, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Today patrols here will be out in force to remind you. Your "P" 3&4 could also be Public service announcements :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I agree with you 100%!
Texting is so stupid. I rarely talk on my phone in the car unless it is extremely important and that is only because I have a bluetooth connection. Honestly I want I sign I can hold up to people to put their darn phone away. How can they be so clueless after all the accidents/deaths that have happen with cell phone use.

Dot said...

I'm totally with you on people being late, and the dog that takes their third out of the middle width wise--that describes Sam to a T!

Enjoying your blog very much.

Britney Gulbrandsen said...

Great list.

I have a bunch of pet peeves. Here are two:

1) People who walk their dogs, let them do their business in someone else's yard (or anywhere else) and don't clean up after them! So annoying!

2) People who don't watch their kids in public or teach them right from wrong!