Pet Peeves, à la Carte©
if there weren't enough important things to worry about, such as calamity,
and fairness, I offer the following
petty items for your consideration. I'm trying to include only offenses
about which I haven't seen others complain, though I won't remove mine
if I subsequently see it named elsewhere.|
The saying "You've no need to worry if you're not doing anything wrong."
Turning on a bedside light w/o warning, thus ensuring a victim's pupils are fully dialated
Saying "Let there be light" every time any light switch is flipped anywhere
Referring to any agency of national government as 'the fed'
Collections of used paper grocery sacks or roadmaps that aren't all
Paul Harvey's crappola about how a certain cleaning product was invented by a man!
Rolaids' disclaimer: "Lab results may not correlate with symptom relief."
"Ask your doctor if drug X is right for you" without any further hint
The expression that "Nobody can hurt you unless you let them."
Mumbling, then annoyedly saying "Forget it!" when people naturally don't hear
When anyone thinks their "don't remember" might trump my "do remember"
When anyone thinks my "don't remember" is an affront to their "do remember"
Weedling a promise out of someone while they're trying to be left
alone to sleep
Bathroom stalls with a mirror positioned so one can see their whole self while seated
Pants with waistband buttons pointing inward
Airline speak: "The lavatories ARE equipped with smoke detectors, so DO refrain..."
Not knowing if you've taken two pictures with a camera or there are just two left
Being expected to carry something (esp water) for someone who won't carry a purse
Failing to take a backpack into account when turning or backing into people
Using a napkin for eating messy food & leaving it on the table throughout the meal
Cooks that don't clean up as they go
Touching the salt or pepper shaker with really greasy or BBQ'y fingers
Setting dirty dishes on top of dirtier ones, thus dirty hands for the dish wash person
Installing a toilet paper roll so that the tissue unwaps from the under side of the roll
Using the TP down to the last ten squares without fetching a new roll
Finding a shoe anywhere and finding its mate not right next to it
A habit of tossing dirty cutlery into the side
of the sink where the disposal lives
Standing in my line of sight to the TV during the last 30 seconds of any show
Finding a TV remote in the car or anywhere else where it couldn't possibly be used
TV shows or ads with doorbells, ringing phones, or alarm clocks.
Car security systems that signal their armed status by honking
That back windows of SUVs are curved to always reflect sun into my eyes
Braille signs at drive through windows
Taking forever to leave a parking space while others are clearly waiting for it
Business driveways that make cars bottom out.
Retail establishments displaying stuff on thin metal sticks hanging at toddler eye level
Leaving sharp or pointy things like scissors, pencils, lego toys in chairs or beds
Keeping books or magazines on the floor, especially in high traffic areas
Swinging a cigarette wildly while making way through a crowd
Giving or getting lethal tools or weapons as gifts, especially for
The common phone-tree assurance "Your call will be answered in the order received"
Cold call sales reps who refuse to give a name but promise to call back
Businesses that play distracting music while customers are trying to read while on hold
Receiving fundraising calls on behalf of police, firefighters or other public servents
Allowing a phone cord or hair dryer cord to become
gifts come in separately wrapped box and lid for easy opening
nobody says goodbye before hanging up the phone
when people want to talk behind someone's back they just step away a bit first
arthritis is always referred to as a "minor pain"
there is a disease called "The Heartbreak of Psorisis"
cars are given as gifts, with gigantic bows on top
expository is so transparent
the top or the botom?
When the door says TUO on it, do you use it or not?
Is it my right eye or my left eye that sees a little bit worse than the other?
Is Daylight Saving Time in the winter or in the summer?
Do I turn clockwise or counter clockwise on my showerhead to get pulsed water?
SOS: dash-dash-dash-dot-dot-dot-dash-dash-dash or vise versa?
Why is "Spring forward; fall back" considered more logical than the reverse?
Dan tells his geeky annoyances about Windows, trivial speed boosters, and overuse of heat sink grease (whatever that is)No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances.
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