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Thread: Lets hear some pet peeves...(probably been done before)

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    Ditto
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcslowe
    People blocking the aisle at Costco so that they can get that bite of whatever. Not using turn signals. Parents not parenting and wondering why their children are horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    well, I live in the middle of the 'pine belt' where trees, just like soybeans, wheat, corn, etc, are grown as a CROP - from seedling to paper mill = 12 years.... the terrain is not conducive to "regular" crops - lots of hills and hollers, ridges and valleys, and pine trees make a great 'crop' - the trees go to the lumber yards or pulp mills.. the lumber yards are mostly closed now because of the housing crises - so trees are only going to the pulp mills, which have also gone down, the unemployment rate here is around 19%...
    so go ahead and wad up those napkins - keep somebody in a job....

    I guess one of my pet peeves is people automatically assuming that all paper products come from beautiful forests being decimated instead of a cash crop....

    Agreed! We have that here in Arkansas as well. And, since Global Warming is in the hot seat for fraud right now, we can at least have less of a guilty conscience 'bout it. LOL!
    oh, and after clearcutting (which mostly is NOT done here) replanting is usually done within a month or so - so in another 12 years, there's another crop...

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    My pet peeves are:

    Chewing or eating with mouth open; smacking with food in mouth; not saying 'excuse me' when you bump into me accidentally at the store. Not opening doors for Seniors; not using turn signals; not waving 'thanks' when someone lets you out of a long line of traffic; people in the fast lane on the Interstate doing LESS than the stated speed limit; unruly children....

    I could go on, but these are certainly at the top of my list!

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    I agree with Shadow Dancer, I get really upset when I go to a nice restaurant and people let their kids squeal and yell and run all over the place. And yet if they get hurt, then the parents want to sue the restaurant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    Mine is hearing Massachusetts, and February mispronounced, and when someone says 7am in the morning. 7am IS in the morning.
    That is too funny...I correct my husband all the time about pronouncing Massachusetts wrong and we don't even live there!

    Another one for me is people (mostly kids I think) say "like" all the time...like it drives me like completely like NUTS!...lol

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    My top one is the butchery of the English language. The worst one is using "busted" to mean "broken". Even the news anchors are doing it -- talking about a "busted" water main instead of a "broken" water main. It drives me crazy!

    The next one is parents who, when you speak to them about their child's behavior in class, yell at me instead of the child. Excuse me, but I am not the one misbehaving!

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    Children are a biggie with me. I didn't take your kid on to raise, nor do I think he/she is as cute as you do. I definitely don't think he/she is cute when he/she is having a temper tantrum, and I can't for the life of me understand why you do. ("You" meaning the parents! ;) ) Nor do I think they're simply adorable when they backtalk or sass ANY adult.

    That being said...intolerance drives me batty. I can't stand to be around people that hate for no justifiable reason.

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    I guess if I were to add my 2 cents worth on PP's, it would have to be people who "know it all, been everywhere, done everything perfectly of course". I love sharing and I love someone who shares with me in loving ways, not better than thou ways.

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    dlf- adopt me! I have one of those for a sister and it drives me nuts. :)

    Oh- new thing in PA- hope it's not where you are- exiting from the expressway- from the left lane- across three lanes to a right exit- without a turn signal. Once I start breathing again, I want to exit after them and give them a smack upside the head! SCARY!

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    My pp is someone asking me to do something, then he's looking over my shoulder to make sure I do it right. Get off my back and do it yourself!!!
    Or when I'm told I'm not needed then she keeps calling with questions. Figure it out!!

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    my pp is someone asking me to do something then he's looking over my shoulder to make sure I do it right. Do it yourself!!
    Or the person who said they didn't need me, then she's calling asking questions. Figure it out!!!

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    okay, it's me...not knowing how to work the computer. :(

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    mu pet peeve is getting a responce for a problem when looking for a solution to a problem and getting a violnt response of pointing a gun at a person no wounder our society has become so violant if people think this is the way ton solve a problem

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    No, I don't live there but we have them in California also.

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    My biggest pet peeve is not only 'regular' drivers not using turn signals, but our city's POLICE don't use them either. I've lost count of how many times I've seen this.

    My other pet peeve is people who litter. They make me nuts. I want to pick up their trash and throw it back into their car...but you never know who has a gun on them and would use it if you did this.

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    LOL somone who uses the last of the toilet paper and the roll and does not replace it with a new roll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    Mine is hearing Massachusetts, and February mispronounced ...
    So, do tell, what is the correct pronunciation? I've always said "Mass-uh-choo-sess."

    And for February, I was taught that we say it "Feb-u-air-ee" - specifically, that the "r" is not pronounced. But so many people say the "r" that now I do, too. So which way is correct?

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    i never heard those two pronunced wrong much but even tv announcers get buena vista wrong or my maden name wrong bainbridge

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    "Cliques". We have 4 girls at work who think they are so special. They baby each other, go out of their way to be kind and considerate of each other, very friendly to each other, offer to come in early or work for one or the other, etc etc etc......but they treat everyone else like dirt. Very rude, incosiderate, gossip and make up lies about others, etc etc etc. And then have the audacity to bring up in staff meetings that there are cliques in our office who need to grow up.....Give me a break....we know who needs to grow up.

    My dad raised me to believe that you are no better than anyone else and never ask someone to do something you would not be willing to do yourself. My grandma said "If you can't say something nice about someone, keep your mouth shut."

    If everyone lived by the scripture....Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", this world would be alot better place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramqlts
    My dad raised me to believe that you are no better than anyone else and never ask someone to do something you would not be willing to do yourself. My grandma said "If you can't say something nice about someone, keep your mouth shut."

    If everyone lived by the scripture....Do unto others as you would have them do unto you", this world would be alot better place.
    Amen!

    My mother also raised me not to say anything if you can't say something nice. Do unto others ... is one of the best sayings ever.

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    to people that have nothing good to say i just look at them and say god be with you

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    I have many pet peeves.

    1. Being lied to. Just level with me. Just be honest.

    2. Businesses that have answering systems that never give you the option to talk to a person. You know, "Press 1 if you want to...; press 2 if you want to..." but none of those lead to anything but more automation. Dialing 0 no longer gets you to a person in these systems. Pressing nothing gets you "We are unable to direct your call." and the call is disconnected.

    3. Overseas customer service and tech support. They are fantastically polite, but they have no understanding of how to help for more than the most routine inquiries - and I don't need to call for routine things. Hey, I paid an American price for an American product - so I want American service. Can't "vote with my feet" if every company's doing this.

    4. Those grocery baskets with the car attachments for kids to ride in. They take up a ton of space, and parents seem to feel they have a special right to make 180 (or 360) degree turns in them and everyone else should stop what they're doing and move their own carts out of the way so they have more room...

    5. Being unable to find 100% cotton clothes. I don't like stretch fibers woven into everything I wear. Underwear was stretchy where it needed to be before Spandex was ever invented. Denim doesn't feel like denim with the 1% stretch fibers in it. On and on.

    6. Which leads me to my quilting peeve: It's very hard to find 100% cotton thread, and the good brands are ridiculously expensive. How hard is it to make decent quality all-cotton thread?

    7. On the English language front, I so hate it when people write "alot." It's two words - "a lot" = and we all learned that in first grade!

    8. Employers who give you their full contact information at the nterview, invite you to call to follow up, and then won't take your calls or return them. Hey, just tell me you hired someone else. Or have the secretary or HR say the job was filled. And don't invite me to call in the first place if you're not going to talk to me.

    9. Twentysomething interviewers who "love" my skills and experience, but hire some other twentysomething for "fit" meaning they found the younger person someone they'd rather hang out with after work.

    10. Smokers who hang their cigarette arms out of their cars so I can't open my car window to enjoy fresh air.

    11. Smokers who litter their butts. There should be some equivalent of pooper scooper laws for this.

    12. People who stand in the doorway while they're holding the door open for you, so you have to squeeze past, then get angry when you suggest they just go through.

    13. I was just about to write one last peeve, and it slipped my mind. No, it wasn't forgetfulness, though....

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    One of my biggest pet peeves is someone who drives really slow on the highway and holds everybody else up. Why can't they pull over and let the other cars pass? This really bugs me.

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    How about those idoits that don't get their behinds out of the right of way & into the turning lane.

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    Oh yeah, I remembered my baker's dozenth (is that a word? I know it's not) pet peeve.

    Being told to relax or calm down when I'm ... shall we say, peeved. How about just hearing me out? How about focusing on why I'm upset?

    Especially if you're a customer service rep and that's your job. If I'm not shouting - and speaking with an emotional or even an angry tone of voice is not the same as shouting - and I'm not cursing you out, telling me to relax or calm down may well escalate the level of my voice and my agitation.

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