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My Top 5 Pet Peeves

Today’s prompt is to write about my top 5 pet peeves which is not very hard at all. I’m sure we all will have fun with this topic because I don’t know a single person that doesn’t have a pet peeve.

Talking on the cell phone while driving and not paying attention to what you are doing. Seriously there is no reason to have that thing up to your ear and your hand holding it while you are driving. The light turned green and it isn’t getting any greener just drive.

Please stay in your lane, just because you are important enough to get a phone call does not mean you are important enough to swerve over into my lane while driving and then get mad at me. Stay over there I have kids in my car. If your phone is making you do that there are other devices so your hands can stay on the wheel and you can pay attention to the road. You have absolutely no excuse to try to kill my family.

Chewing ice– Ugh the sound goes right through me. Maybe it stems from the time my back tooth actually popped (exploded) and ever since I can’t stand that sound. Yes, chewing ice sounds like a tooth breaking. If you must chew ice I beg you to do it in another room because as nice as I am I just want to hit you.

Telemarketers- I don’t care if you are calling me or if I call a service. First, if a machine calls my house one more time for M. Wages I am going to scream. I have done everything I can think of to get this number to stop calling me but it is a machine and it does not give you the option to say this is the wrong number. Ugh. Help?

I’ve had this number for over 2 years so to hear this lady’s messages drives me nuts. Her own family doesn’t believe me. Second, when I call about my service I do not want to be transferred to someone that barely speaks English. I do not know any other language and when your accent is so strong that I can’t understand anything you are saying get me in touch with someone else. Big pet peeve of mine, I’d rather just hang up but obviously, I’m calling for a real reason so I can’t.

People coming up to me when they see my kids and asking me for money. I live in a town that has a lot of transients around the fast-food restaurants and they wait across the street (in the parking lot you have to park in) They typically will go up to only a select few and for some reason I am this magnet but they won’t come up to me when I am alone, only when I have my little ones with me. By this I mean they avoid even making eye contact when I am with my older two children, maybe because at 6ft tall my son looks scary? Either way, if you can’t ask me with my bigger kids or have a sign in front of you don’t come up to me like that. I am going to protect my kids and totally shoot you down. If you think by scaring me will work you are dead wrong, especially when I see you eating better than others in town.

Showing up late. I, myself cannot show up late to anything so when someone does it to me it drives me nuts. I get that life happens and when it does you should attempt to call the person. I’ve actually had someone 3 hours late to a party. Yes, that long. When I knew I was going to be 3 minutes late I called them up to apologize but told them approximately how late I’d be, I said 5 minutes giving me cushion to get there earlier if I could make it through the lights. If I know I am going to show up late I will consider not going at all. Yes, that is me. Either on time or not at all. Unless like I said it is by a few minutes and I know the person doesn’t start things on time. But give a person a call to let them know.

What are your biggest pet peeves?

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24 thoughts on “My Top 5 Pet Peeves

  1. My biggest pet peeve is not throwing your trash away. I hate to see my family leave it lying around. I also don’t understand how people can litter. Seriously? Are you so lazy and self-absorbed you can’t just hold onto your trash until you find a proper place to put it. Ugh.

  2. Virginia @thatbaldchick says:

    Ahhh, pet peeves. We all have them. My biggest one right now is people who turn into the wrong lane at a stop light (i.e. cutting me off, when I am in the correct lane). It also annoys me when people leave a big fat water mess around a public sink. It only takes two seconds to wipe up the mess. Oh, and don’t get me started on the improper display of the American flag!

  3. ugh me too. I’m the type that can’t even stand dropping something when I’m getting in or out of my car. If I do I will go after it until I get it and bring it back.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I hate it when people leave their socks laying around!

  5. Being late is my biggest pet peeve. If I’m not early, I’m late!

  6. Mine has to be bad drivers. That sounds pretty vague, I know. Specifically, those that never use their blinker and that pull out in front of you just to drive a quarter of a mile down the road to turn!

  7. Arriving late is one of my pet peeves, too. Especially to work.

  8. Having someone make me late is a big pet peeve of mine. I strive to get places on time and can’t stand when someone else makes me late.

  9. I hate when people crack their knuckles.
    I hate when people talk on the cell phone in the public BATHROOM.
    So much more, but those are two.

  10. Lately, mine has been the people who don’t follow driving rules. They go over the 15mph speed limit by the school. They don’t stop for pedestrians in the cross walk, or drive really fast or cut people off. Community speed limit on post where I live is 25! Stop hurrying! Your lateness should not be the cause of an accident or worse 🙁

  11. The telemarketers are so annoying. I have one that calls to “lower my credit card rates” all the time. I don’t use credit cards, and when I tell them this and and ask to be taken off the call list, they hang up on me… and still keep calling …grrrrrr

  12. I am perpetually early so being late does bug me when other people are ALWAYS late.

  13. I am so glad to hear I am not the only one who gets annoyed by people chewing ice!! My husband does it and it just gets under my skin.

  14. rachel young says:

    Oooo I too hate telemarketers! They always call at the worst time and I hate that they have access to my cell number

  15. I have a few pet peeves, most of them derive from working in retail when I was younger, though.

  16. Like what? I worked in retail for a brief time period but I must put something back where it goes if I decide not to buy it. I remember working closing and having to find where everything went. Ugh. I also reorganize the aisle if it is a mess.

  17. I’ll have to say that my biggest pet peeve is lying. 🙁

  18. I have several myself. One of my biggest happens all the time to me. I hate repeating myself because someone simply did not “listen.” – Mom living in a house full of boys

  19. Yes, for the longest time I thought it was a military thing because my father was in the military and always had to be on time or early and my husband was the same way. So with both backgrounds I thought it was military but I am hearing more and more people just hate it. I love being early and helping out when needed or just on time. If they are late and always late it bugs me. Bugs me even more when the person throwing the whatever doesn’t start on time. Why do it at 6 if it won’t be ready until 7?

  20. It drives me crazy when people ride slowly in the left lane and don’t move over even when it’s obvious traffic is getting severely backed up behind them.

  21. haha I hear you, I’m constantly having to do it but now I enlist another child to repeat it. “Such and such tell them what I just got done saying because I’m not repeating it.”

  22. The first four are definitely on my list, too! I am not as bothered by lateness though, just because I have a tendency to run a couple of minutes behind. I always start getting ready on time but inevitably something happens with the baby or the 5 year old at the very last minute.

  23. I’m so sick of telemarketers! I even just let my phone go to voicemail instead of picking up because it’s just so annoying to talk to them!

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