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susie09
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I know we all have them, and, I thought it would be interesting to read what is your pet peeve or what really drives you nuts.

So, would you like to share? I'll tell if you will! lol

Thanks!

sbmly53
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People who drive in the left lane make me crazy(er). Especially When driving long distance, you're just stuck without anyway to pass.

Sue

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susie09
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I am with you Sue! Unfortunately, I am guilty of road rage and will get behind them, flash my brights, honk the horn, do anything to get them to move. I scare my hubby to death and that's why he won't let me drive if we are going somewhere together, which is fine with me.

I wonder if one outgrows road rage. hmmmmmmm lol

disneyfan2008
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Sue: I am opposite I leave much earlier then I need...I HATE TO rush at all. So I always have time in case accident, slow poke etc.

Denise

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People that misspell and use bad grammar are just a couple of my pet peeves Susie. It's almost like they invented their own dictionary. And, what is with using the word loose to say lose? Seriously, those are 2 different words, with 2 different meanings.

Kylez

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Kylez:

I hate when people say "I SEEN" it...or on our radio daily DJ makes mistake with traffic update saying "HOW is our roads?"

Denise

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LOL Denise! I know! Where did they go to school at? LOL

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Kylez, Please don't be too hard on those bad spellers. My husband's mom, my husband and our daughter can't spell. All are brilliant at math, but all get lost going around the block and can't spell for anything. Being a good speller myself, it took me a long time to accept and understand this.

When our daughter tested very high in all subjects except for spelling, the tester told me to be happy as most gifted kids test high in either language or math, but not both. I asked her what I could do about her spelling and she said just buy her a spell check as, in her experience, kids with this particular spelling dyslexia will always struggle with it. "It's a minor subject, don't worry about it." (her words)

As a good speller, I have noticed that my brain retains a "photo" of how words are spelled and, if I am really stuck, I can write out the word and check my memory of how the word should look.

Their brains do not retain any such configuration...lol. Phonics helped my daughter a little, but there are too many words that are not phonetically spelled and even more that don't follow "the rules."

I worked with a brilliant, brilliant neonatologist for years who was board certfied in both neonatology and infectious diseases. She was amazing with math. And never could spell the word "maybe." :-)

The standardization of spelling is a very recent phenomen, BTW. It wasn't until the 1800's (after Webster's dictionary) that there was a "right" way to spell a word.

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Kylez and Denise, I am so with you! When I read what some people write, I almost hit myself in the head, as, it is unbelievable how they can write that. I don't know if they weren't taught in school and maybe just passed along or what. I also blame technology, which I am not slamming technology, but, they don't have to spell anymore. A computer, phone or some other instrument can correct it for them.

If my husband gets a resume from someone and words are misspelled in it, it certainly will not impress him, and, will stand out more than what school they went to etc.

I also don't like "know it alls". You know, the kind that think they know everything and try to force it down your throat, or, will argue with you until the cows come home. LOL

disneyfan2008
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procrastantors! (mostly my family of course) I do things as I remember or think of to get it over with. I leave early incase of traffic etc....always thinking ahead. Then those who do not plan DEPEND ON ME TO FIX THINGS they didn't allot for.

Denise

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I am one that leaves early too Denise. I don't like being late anywhere.

Kylez

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Kylez:

welcome...everyone makes fun of me...but I am never late...! I HATE the rushed feeling..

Denise

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I like good table manners. I hate being around someone that talks with their mouth open, belches, have their elbows on the table, picks their teeth etc. My parents taught all of us young how to act at the dinner table and it stuck with me! hehe

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It drives me crazy when someone interrupts and takes over the conversation that was on going! You know, you start to tell the story and your friend interrupts with "Oh yeah, I remember and then we.." and takes over what you were talking about!

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People that wear TOO much cologne, perfume or after shave! P U!

heart-in-hand
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that don't even try to be nice.

Kay

sinai
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my pet peeve is when people talk on their cell phones like they are on a microphone, seriously I'm not interested in your private life.

Gabby

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People blocking the aisles in the grocery store with their carts. The offenders always seem to park in the middle of produce and wander to another location for more groceries. Take the cart with you, people! Linda

MAJW
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Mine is a know it all....!

Nancy

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Nancy - me too!
"Know it alls" and "Im better than you's" !

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Noel
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People that talk on their cellphones in a restaurant and don't even try to talk quietly. Put the cellphone away while you are suppose to be out enjoying dinner with friends, co workers or family.

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I drive myself nuts! LOL Sometimes I really do!

Sue :))))))

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who talk on their cell phones in a public restroom. Do they really think that whoever they are talking to really wants to listen to other peoples body functions?

Another pet peeve is waiters and waitresses who should not be doing this job. I hate having cold food because the server was too busy messing with the other help. Today I went to lunch in a very nice restaurant and we had to ask for the food, she was busy visiting with other help and brought cold french onion soup and cold (hot sandwiches), which were not the sandwiches that we ordered. Asked for new food, and watched her take the sandwiches and soup and nuke them. Ruined the bread, so had half a turkey and spinach sandwich without the delicious homemade rye bread!

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Camul, that is so right and really funny. I've seen that too and thought the same thing. Why not wait until you are out of the bathroom...geesh LOL

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Hi Susie, I am driving myself nuts with all this fear I am carrying around. I know my chance of a cure is really terrific. Somehow, though, I keep worrying about the 10% chance of not having a good outcome. Every ache that lasts longer than ten minutes renders me a sweaty pile of terror. I need to get a grip but somehow am unable to. Someone, slap me :D

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It's sooooo boring just standing there waiting!
And it makes my hands smell like gasoline!

LOL,
Joyce

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ksf56
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being behind drivers that go too slow. We have folks (lots of them) here that drive 5 - 10 mph for no reason. Age doesn't seem to always be the situation. People that don't respond to a green light and particularly, a green arrow. Can you tell I just got home?

Karen

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Kylez
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People that drive too slow. And, I mean under the speed limit. Speed up a little. LOL

debsweb18
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People using undiagnosed cancer as an excuse for not finishing a project started a YEAR earlier. Yep it just happened to me. I had to redo and finish a project recently (DVD for a class reunion that I planned during my real diagnosis and treatment) and the person had the gall to say she couldn't deliver (this was on Facebook) because they JUST found a mass during a mammo. It hasn't been diagnosed as cancer yet and she has people thanking her for her hard work (for something she didn't deliver) and how sorry they are that she has cancer!

Boy I needed this to vent! Thanks for listening. I don't want to lower myself to her level by posting a rebuttal on FB. Don't get me wrong, I'm sorry if she does in fact have cancer, but she's told so many lies the last year I don't know what to believe. That's my other pet peeve-liars.

I feel better now.

Deb

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I hate it when you go to the doctor and have to sit there and wait and wait and wait. And, I always get there early. Ughhhhh

disneyfan2008
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I am adding another one! those who chump loudly and keep putting their hands in bag which CRINKLE at the MOVIEs..and talk on top of that...

if you shhhh them -they get annoyed at you

Denise

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People that are always doom and gloom. They never have anything nice or good to say. It's like they enjoy being depressed. I live every day to the fullest!

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Political proselytizers. I hate when people are disrespectful towards either party or candidate. And I definitely, definitely dislike those who are in your face with their beliefs. A thoughtful discussion is fine. But let's face it, you are not going to change my mind and I doubt I will change yours.

But we do need to stop the emotional, flippant comments, on both sides, and we must learn to work together. Compromise and diplomacy would be a breath of fresh air to me.

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Slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww drivers!

Rague
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But right now - 2.

Trying to get correct info for a dispatch from those who cannot speak understandable (to me anyway) English/American from a 'call center' and they get 'upset' at me for asking for clarification of what they are saying. (I often ask for clarificaton to verify I understood anyone, as I am also).

I work (part time/when needed) for a company. In some cases, the State/county/city sets the fees that have to be charged - no option. Don't try to tell me that I'm a 'crook' or try to intimidate me to lower legal SET FEES!

Mittensandmedwick
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I have several pet peves but the 2 that are at the top are people who do not know how to drive(way to many) and people that can not speak or understand English.

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Kylez
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I usually ask for either their supervisor or just plain ask for someone that can speak English without an accent. I tell them I am hard of hearing, which I am not, so, I don't hurt their feelings hopefully too bad.

Rague
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When it is something 'personal' (as in my call somewhere for me) - do demand someone that is understandable. When working that is not really an option - I have to get the info and dispatch someone to handle the problem ASAP. When one is really unintelligiable I can usually at least get the PO # and shortly (several minutes) we get a fax with the info written. But waiting for that to come slows down getting help on the road to who needs it. Accents are not a problem - we all have some sort of an accent or combination of accents (if we've lived lots of different places). BUT when there is nothing that sounds likne any word - that's a major problem and makes me wonder if they have a clue as to what I saying either.

Winya - The Power Within

Susan

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What drives me nuts? Incompetence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is everywhere and my pet peeve!

Terry

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laughs_a_lot
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People who use up two spaces in the parking lot. They park thier cars cockeyed so that no one will park near them and open thier door into thier car. Why do they think thier car is any more important than the other people's? I practice great restraint when I see this. My fantasy is to get a crow bar out of the trunk of the car and get myself arrested. But I must be a good example to the grandchildren now.

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People who take their dogs out without having them on a leash. Nothing like walking around the corner with your Chihuahua on a leash and coming face to face with a Rottweiler.

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And it is the season - election season. I'm talking about people who parrot a political statement and don't even know what the heck they're talking about. They just decide something is the way it is because someone else said it, or a TV ad shouts it so many times it's embedded in their psyche. Most likely, neither the parrot nor the herald of the original announcement did any research on which to base this proclamation at all. But they'll swear they're right and so and so is best because and so and so is a so and so.

By the way, this is most people in this country. I keep my mouth shut when I don't have information to back something up. Just ask someone to explain why they make such statements - most people can't. If they can, then listen - especially if it's contrary to your views.

Suzanne

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Pinky68
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Jumping to conclusions!! While at work this past week, a young woman walked by dressed in lowcut jean cut off shorts, bikini top, lots of tattoos, messy,dirty hair, and bare feet.. I heard several comments from customers belittling her after she walked by...
But we don't know her situation, a lot of terrible things could have happened to that young girl in her lifetime. You just never know.

ps, from my earlier post, My Husband filled my car with gas today!! yeah

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I agree Chickadee and this is even a potentially dangerous situation. Not only for a little dog, but, for a child or even an adult.

I thought most places have a leash law, don't they?

Lex

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Chickadee1955
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Lex,

Amazingly enough, although we have a leash law, and I have personally spoken to several of my neighbors very politely asking them to tether their dogs, they seem hellbent on walking the dogs without a leash. I've stopped taking walks in the neighborhood with my pets. When I do go for a walk with my husband I carry dog-specific pepper spray.

Chickadee

Rague
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When I see peebles who take up 2 spots crookedly, I figure they are ones who have problems with driving safely and probably should have their license revoked.

For those of us who have/need 3/4t or 1t full size trucks (my daily driver is a Bronco II so it flips in spots easy but my pulling truck is a 3/4t, 4X4, extended cab, long box), some lots today have such small spots that it requires 4 spots to fit them in width wise (side to side - especially duallys) and length wise (end to end - especially crew cabs).

Winyan - The Power Within

Susan

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laughs_a_lot
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You have no control over the space size so no biggy. Yeah the trucks are longer nowdays and if you have the money for gas (I never do) great. It is usually the ones with a new sports car. If you are that worried you can buy these leather door protectors. Interesingly the ones made for the front of the car are called bras. If you want to avoid dings in the door buy a door bra rather than take up two spaces parking cockeyed.

Rague
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My Bronco runs cheaper than my Dodge (pulling/ranch truck) and much smaller so I drive it most of the time. We have horses so need something that is big enough to handle whatever has to be done. When weather gets really bad - I always drive my Dodge in the worst weather for my safety becauase it's bigger. It is amazing how many 'Idjots' think because they have a 4X4 car, they're fine to drive as if there is no snow/ice on the roads. Different parts of the country are different in what is 'norm'. I still say around HERE, the ones who park 'kank-a-wankus' are ones with driving issues - probably NOT true in many other areas.

OHH - I saw a really NEAT sports car on the road the other day - an Avanti!.

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Know it alls! People that try to shove their views and opinions on you.

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Angie2U
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When you have the first appointment of the day with your doctor, yet, you still sit there and wait for an hour. Drives me nuts! I wouldn't mind so much if they had a good reason, which they do sometimes, but other times, they don't even act like they are sorry. Maybe I should go to med school so I could just treat myself. LOL

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Probably the one pet peeve I have that I am reminded of the most is people who are habitually late and there is no reason for it. (Some people are always late to an activity because of their work schedule. I am not talking about them, for example.)

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