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    I would be interested in learning about your pet peeves. Your REAL pet peeves. I think it is a funny way to learn about people. Often, when meeting someone, a person is asked, "what kind of things to do you like?" I usually enjoy asking people what they dislike.

    I am not necessarily asking for phobias (i have shared some of those before).....more asking about the every day stuff that really annoys you but that others might not care about.

    I got to thinking that today my be a good day because a few people have posted that they are in bad moods, so that means it is a good time to vent.

    Also, Socal's post about goatees, spurred me because it always bugs me if people erroneously refer to them as goatees when they really are not.

    Some of mine, although I have a million. I think I will add to this whenever I feel like venting because I seriously have a bunch of these.

    1. When people say they are eating "yams" for thanksgiving but they really mean sweet potatoes. get your tubers straight. Unless you shop at a foreign food market, you are not eating yams. This one is rampant at this time of year

    2. When a phone conversation is ending and you have said goodbye and are about to hang up and you hear the other person say, "OH WAIT, DONT HANG UP!!!......" Totally annoys me.

    3. When someone in the office (always a woman) dives into the bagels/muffins, but cuts half of one and leaves it there with the rest. It gets all dry and nobody winds up eating it.

    4. When I am on the phone and someone (maybe my wife or my sisters) insist on talking me at the same time..."Don't forget to tell your mom that we are coming over at noon!"......"ask them if they are still coming to the party!"......"tell her to call me later!"

    5. Another phone one. I get off the phone, hang up, go sit back down....my wife asks, "who was that on the phone? what did they say?" I dont know why that bothers me so much, but I figure that if the call was for you, I would tell you.

    Sheesh, I have a ton of these, but I will save them for later.
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    Originally posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    I would be interested in learning about your pet peeves. Your REAL pet peeves. I think it is a funny way to learn about people. Often, when meeting someone, a person is asked, "what kind of things to do you like?" I usually enjoy asking people what they dislike.

    I am not necessarily asking for phobias (i have shared some of those before).....more asking about the every day stuff that really annoys you but that others might not care about.

    I got to thinking that today my be a good day because a few people have posted that they are in bad moods, so that means it is a good time to vent.

    Also, Socal's post about goatees, spurred me because it always bugs me if people erroneously refer to them as goatees when they really are not.

    Some of mine, although I have a million. I think I will add to this whenever I feel like venting because I seriously have a bunch of these.

    1. When people say they are eating "yams" for thanksgiving but they really mean sweet potatoes. get your tubers straight. Unless you shop at a foreign food market, you are not eating yams. This one is rampant at this time of year

    2. When a phone conversation is ending and you have said goodbye and are about to hang up and you hear the other person say, "OH WAIT, DONT HANG UP!!!......" Totally annoys me.

    3. When someone in the office (always a woman) dives into the bagels/muffins, but cuts half of one and leaves it there with the rest. It gets all dry and nobody winds up eating it.

    4. When I am on the phone and someone (maybe my wife or my sisters) insist on talking me at the same time..."Don't forget to tell your mom that we are coming over at noon!"......"ask them if they are still coming to the party!"......"tell her to call me later!"

    5. Another phone one. I get off the phone, hang up, go sit back down....my wife asks, "who was that on the phone? what did they say?" I dont know why that bothers me so much, but I figure that if the call was for you, I would tell you.

    Sheesh, I have a ton of these, but I will save them for later.
    At my work someone brought in some Muffins today, and the receptionist took 2 different halves that she cut and left the other half. Both of the halves are still sitting there. So I agree with this one.

    Also my mom does this and it just drives me crazy, she repeats herself over and over, she will tell me the same thing 10 times in one phone conversation.

    Finally, if you come in to my office I have chairs out front of my computer, do not automatically walk in, walk around my desk and start talking. I have a few guys that do this, almost like they are trying to see what I am looking at.

    Also people that would rather try to get laid than watch BYU basketball. Those 30 seconds can be had at any time.
    *Banned*

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    • #3
      People that don't use their turn signal (or "Blinker" for you Idahoans) when they turn or switch lanes. Is there anything that requires less effort than moving your hand 6 inches to move that lever. People that are that damn lazy annoy me to no end.

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      • #4
        1. People who think they are important.

        2. Collectors who call me because they are trying to get in touch with someone I know. This bothers me for two main reasons: a) why did the person I know (in one particular case it was my sister) put me down as a reference without asking permission? That irritates me to no end. And b) why does the collector think it's my job to be the messaging service? This particular person had a problem to resolve with my sister, not me. And he really got irritated because I wouldn't do his job for him.

        3. People who talk on their cell phones when they are in line at a some place like a gas station. If I was the cashier trying to get the person who owed money to pay and they were yapping on the phone during the transaction, I would ignore that person and help the next in line. It takes all my effort to not knock the cell phone out of the person's hand if he/she is standing in front of me and they're supposed to be paying attention to what they're doing. (This could actually be a subset of pet peeve #1.)

        I can't think of any more right off hand. My pet peeves are actually more spontaneous reactions to things that I see.
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        • #5
          People who open the door *juust* enough for them to squeeze through and don't hold it open for the person behind them. Rude pricks.

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          • #6
            1. Tattletales. Especially those with a whiney voice.
            2. Whining.
            3. People who throw chewed gum on the ground.
            4. People who throw cigarette butts out their car window.
            5. Members of the LDS church who make political statements at fast and testimony meeting or in a comment during SS or RS.

            I have more but typing these things is just putting me in an even worse mood.

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            • #7
              Women tearing donuts and bagels in half is near the top of my list but in my experience they always return to eat the other half when they think nobody remembers what they did. If not, they'll take a half of something else in the box so as not to look like they would eat a whole. Everytime I see somebody do that at work I say "take the whole thing, we all know you're coming back for it." Surprisingly it rarely goes over well.

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              • #8
                #1. People who treat merging like some kind of personal challenge. Then if you end up in front of them they take it as some kind of affront to their "manhood" or whatever and they'll tailgate your ass the entire time. Assholes.

                #2. Lines. I HATE....nay...LOATH waiting in lines. I absolutely hate it. None more so that at the Grocery store.

                2A...those people in grocery lines that start bitching about everything and how much it costs and then they go..."Um excuse me but that is $1.28 not $1.30.........and 99% of the time it ALWAYS is a gal. Wow....you just saved 2 whole cents. Well book the freaking cruise now.

                2B...the person who is walking away from the checkout aisle walking in super slo-mo while reading their receipt at the same time. Inspecting it as though it had a hidden Lottery code in it. Then as the checker finally starts ringing you up and that person walking away....whirls back around and starts whining loudly about being over charged by something, interrupting your ability to get the hell out of there. One lady actually whined about being over charged 23 cents one time....and distracting the cashier from doing her job from ringing me up....I was so irritated that I finally pulled a quarter out of my pocket, handed it to her and said something not so nice.

                She was not happy.

                2C...People at the line in 7-11 or a convenience store in front of you that will sit there and carry on a conversation with the cashier when all you want to do is buy your damn Big Gulp and get the hell out of there....


                3. High maintenance diners. I hate eating with someone that treat their waiter or waitress like garbage and incessantly complain the ENTIRE time and then turns into the cheapskate all for the sake of getting a stupid free appetizer. Common sense would dictate that you never piss off your waiter or waitress where they're the ones who can mess with your food. If you've a complaint, lodge it kindly and smartly.

                3A The person while ordering that makes a million adjustments to what they want...and in essence end up making things difficult and prove to be high maintenance. One of my brothers is like this and I absolutely refuse to eat out with him because of how embarrassing he acts.

                He's like the chick in "When Harry Met Sallly" when ordering his food. He's one of the oblivious ones that doesn't realize he's being difficult. Either that or he just doesn't care which makes it even worse.

                I've also been on some dates like this where the gal was just a complete bitch to the person helping us out. Then laughing about in saying something.."I know I'm such a snot"...thinking they're being endearing and cute when in reality they aren't.

                4. Habitually late people. I can hardly think of a more rude and selfish behavior than someone who is always making others wait on them. To me it's one of the more self centered behaviors that a person can exhibit.

                Wow...I better stop cause I could go on forever and ever about my pet peeves. Kinda sad I know.
                Last edited by RockyBalboa; 11-20-2008, 05:05 PM.

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                • #9
                  I have a lot of these, but I only have time to list the most immediate one:

                  1) People who insist on calling you back after you get disconnected on a phone call while in the "small talk/winding down" portion of the conversation. Often they are caling back to make sure i'm not angry or didn't hang up on them (As if I had a habit of doing this or something). It is especially annoying when it is clear that a) the useful portion of the conversation was 100% completed, and b) there is no possible way we could have just had that conversation and ended it on an angry note.
                  Last edited by Donuthole; 11-20-2008, 05:13 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Donuthole View Post
                    I have a lot of these, but I only have time to list the most immediate one:

                    1) People who insist on calling you back after you get disconnected on a phone call while in the "small talk/winding down" portion of the conversation. Often they are caling back to make sure i'm not angry or didn't hang up on them (As if I had a habit of doing this or something). It is especially annoying when it is clear that a) the useful portion of the conversation was 100% completed, and b) there is no possible way we could have just had that conversation and ended it on an angry note.
                    You need better cell coverage.
                    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by creekster View Post
                      You need better cell coverage.
                      Or they do.
                      Prepare to put mustard on those words, for you will soon be consuming them, along with this slice of humble pie that comes direct from the oven of shame set at gas mark “egg on your face”! -- Moss

                      There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese. --Coach Finstock

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TripletDaddy View Post
                        Also, Socal's post about goatees, spurred me because it always bugs me if people erroneously refer to them as goatees when they really are not.
                        VanDyke's, right? That name also provides some fodder for a bunch of off topic jokes, but I still remember with fondness a Letterman Top Ten list from the late '80s or so about the greatest things about the USA. One of them was "Van Dykes and goatees still thought to be worn only by weenies." Times have changed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Soccermom View Post
                          4. People who throw cigarette butts out their car window.
                          Drives me crazy.

                          I hate the guy at work with the subwoofer hooked up to his computer sound. You can't hear the music, but you can feel it all the way across the room. What a jack ass.

                          People that talk to me over the cubicle wall. I pretend I am listening to music and ignore them.

                          Getting cold fries when you go through the drive thru.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Teenage Dirtbag View Post
                            People that don't use their turn signal (or "Blinker" for you Idahoans)
                            Blinker is so much more cool then turn signal.

                            1. People that make fun of Grape and myself because we were raised in Idaho.

                            2. Empty milk containers and empty cereal boxes being put away.

                            3. People walking around in a store talking on their bluetooth.

                            4. People not starting their checks until they receive the total amount. Yes people in small town Rexburg still write checks.

                            5. My wife asking a question like "Did you remember to tell the boys to do their homework" right after sex because I know this was on her mind and not the task at hand.

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                            • #15
                              Athletes giving credit to God for their big plays

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                              "God made the angels to show His splendour - as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But men and women He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of their minds."
                              -- Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons


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                              --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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