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s if there weren't enough important things to worry about, such as calamity, freedom 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.

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Against My Religion
Advertising
Difficult People
Travel
Mealtime
Housekeeping
Television
Automotive
Danger
Telephone
Wrapped for TV
Obnoxious Advertising
Dylsexic Moments
Rediculous Warnings

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Against My Religion (Miscellaneous) Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Grocery carts with one bad wheel or any other non-working parts
bullet The saying "You've no need to worry if you're not doing anything wrong."
bullet Turning on a bedside light w/o warning, thus ensuring a victim's pupils are fully dialated
bullet Saying "Let there be light" every time any light switch is flipped anywhere
bullet Referring to any agency of national government as 'the fed'

bullet Collections of used paper grocery sacks or roadmaps that aren't all folded correctly
bullet The idea that sibs share 50% of their genes, when we actually share 98% with apes
bullet Utility service reps that don't show up on the day appointed, even with an 8 hr window
bullet Essays that begin in this way: "According to Webster..."
bullet Ruining one's shoes by walking on the backs of themGo to top of this page


Advertising Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet The radio whine of Blue Diamond Almonds "One can a week is all we ask."
bullet Paul Harvey's crappola about how a certain cleaning product was invented by a man!
bullet Rolaids' disclaimer: "Lab results may not correlate with symptom relief."
bullet "Ask your doctor if drug X is right for you" without any further hint

Difficult People Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Explanations beginning with the word 'Again'
bullet The expression that "Nobody can hurt you unless you let them."
bullet Mumbling, then annoyedly saying "Forget it!" when people naturally don't hear
bullet When anyone thinks their "don't remember" might trump my "do remember"
bullet When anyone thinks my "don't remember" is an affront to their "do remember"

bullet Weedling a promise out of someone while they're trying to be left alone to sleep
bullet Asking "Do you suggest ___?" Where the blank is clearly something not suggested
bullet Anyone who follows a peer around making inconsequential "corrections" to their work
bullet Thinking that one has the only correct background for understanding an issue
bullet Purposefully mangling someone's name or handle as a form of ridicule, eg. Klinton

bullet Anybody showing up more than an hour late when I've cooked a very fancy meal
bullet Shouting "drop it" the moment a conversation veers into an unwanted direction.


Travel Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Rolling suitcases with too narrow a wheelbase. Backwards clothes hangers.
bullet Bathroom stalls with a mirror positioned so one can see their whole self while seated
bullet Pants with waistband buttons pointing inward
bullet Airline speak: "The lavatories ARE equipped with smoke detectors, so DO refrain..."
bullet Not knowing if you've taken two pictures with a camera or there are just two left
bullet Being expected to carry something (esp water) for someone who won't carry a purse
bullet Failing to take a backpack into account when turning or backing into people

Mealtime Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Restaurant forks whose tines don't stand up in a perfectly straight line
bullet Using a napkin for eating messy food & leaving it on the table throughout the meal
bullet Cooks that don't clean up as they go
bullet Touching the salt or pepper shaker with really greasy or BBQ'y fingers

Housekeeping Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Greeting cards that throw sparkles, sequins or confetti on the hapless recipient
bullet Setting dirty dishes on top of dirtier ones, thus dirty hands for the dish wash person
bullet Installing a toilet paper roll so that the tissue unwaps from the under side of the roll
bullet Using the TP down to the last ten squares without fetching a new roll
bullet Finding a shoe anywhere and finding its mate not right next to it

bullet A habit of tossing dirty cutlery into the side of the sink where the disposal lives
bullet Finding same brand replacement parts for grocery store tools, eg. mop headsbullet Products with 'Advance' in their name, instead of 'Advanced'
bullet Towels folded wrong way first, so they won't hang on a rack without first refolding
bullet Filthy, filthy, grimy, dirty keyboards.
bullet Having a drawerful (or more) of unknown cords, transformers, rechargers, adapters... 
bullet Hangers... how they get all tangeled with each other


Television Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Changing the TV channel without asking when anyone is clearly watching
bullet Standing in my line of sight to the TV during the last 30 seconds of any show
bullet Finding a TV remote in the car or anywhere else where it couldn't possibly be used
bullet TV shows or ads with doorbells, ringing phones, or alarm clocks. 

Automotive Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Car passengers that throw their doors wide open without first checking for obstacles
bullet Car security systems that signal their armed status by honking
bullet That back windows of SUVs are curved to always reflect sun into my eyes
bullet Braille signs at drive through windows
bullet Taking forever to leave a parking space while others are clearly waiting for it

bullet Business driveways that make cars bottom out. Speed bumps.
bullet Radio ads featuring horns, sirens, or people yelling "Look out!"
bullet Big bruisers that get confrontational with the handicapped about their parking space
bullet Sneezing or coughing while driving with a weak bladder

Off SiteOther Driving Pet Peeves.

Danger Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Standing in the way of folks wishing to use an escalator, moving sidewalk or doorway 
bullet Retail establishments displaying stuff on thin metal sticks hanging at toddler eye level
bullet Leaving sharp or pointy things like scissors, pencils, lego toys in chairs or beds
bullet Keeping books or magazines on the floor, especially in high traffic areas 
bullet Swinging a cigarette wildly while making way through a crowd

bullet Giving or getting lethal tools or weapons as gifts, especially for weddings, anniversaries
bullet Offering amonia and bleach for sale side by side on shelves with no lips in quake zones
bullet Thinking of some safety item as a gift then having to get it because, if you don't...


Telephone Pet Peeves Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

bullet Being put on the speakerphone without warning
bullet The common phone-tree assurance "Your call will be answered in the order received"
bullet Cold call sales reps who refuse to give a name but promise to call back
bullet Businesses that play distracting music while customers are trying to read while on hold
bullet Receiving fundraising calls on behalf of police, firefighters or other public servents

bullet Allowing a phone cord or hair dryer cord to become hopelessly tangled
bullet Cold callers for the "man of the house" leaving no message & saying they'll call back
bullet Retail clerks that ignore the live customer to help one that interrupts via phone


Wrapped for TV Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

(Did you ever notice that Animated Television with *Snow* on Screen --- n/m/don TV...):
bullet gifts come in separately wrapped box and lid for easy opening
bullet nobody says goodbye before hanging up the phone
bullet when people want to talk behind someone's back they just step away a bit first
bullet arthritis As Seen on TV is always referred to as a "minor pain"
bullet there is a disease called "The Heartbreak of Psorisis"
bullet cars are given as gifts, with gigantic bows on top
bullet expository is so transparentGo to top of this page

Obnoxious Advertising Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

Paul Harvey promotes a cleaning product. You see, it all began when Mr. Mom went back into the home. Of course he dreaded the house work. But, like a man, he set about to do something about it. And wonder of wonders if he didn't come up with a miracle. Product X. Yes, it takes a man to invent a cleaning solvent blah blah blah...

Dylsexic Moments Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

Which comes first in baseball, Bumper Sticker says *I'm not bad. I just spell that way*the top or the botom?
bullet When the door says TUO on it, do you use it or not?
bullet Is it my right eye or my left eye that sees a little bit worse than the other?
bullet Is Daylight Bumper Sticker says *I think you left the stove on*Saving Time in the winter or in the summer?
bullet Do I turn clockwise or counter clockwise on my showerhead to get pulsed water?
bullet SOS: dash-dash-dash-dot-dot-dot-dash-dash-dash or vise versa?
bullet Why is "Spring forward; fall back" considered more logical than the reverse?

Rediculous Product Warnings Permalink: URL of this post will appear in your browser's location box

On car window reflector:  remove before driving

Off SiteOnline Resources About Pet Peeves

Computer Peeves.
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.
Little actions people take to fight back against their peeves
How Conservative Websites Annoy Me
This short list was put together by the author of a conservative website who hoped to help like minded people to keep from putting off their readers
Bill's Pet Peeves,    Boycott City,    Designers Behaving Badly,    e-Mail Pet Peeves,    Kyle's Pet Peeves,    Lark's Palace O'Pet Peeves,    People and things that piss me off to no end,    Pet Peeves,    Pole's Pet Peeves,    Web Browsing Pet Peeves,    Website Pet Pet Peeves,

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