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#2386278 - 02/26/13 03:03 AM What is your pet peeve of the day?
Huitingthefamily Offline


Registered: 09/07/08
Loc: here
We have not had a pet peeve thread in a while. I think of it almost every day. I have to many right now and I would have to write a book... so what's yours?
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#2386280 - 02/26/13 03:25 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
ncsearcher Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
People who steal things that do not belong to them.- see my post in the lounge about someone stealing my son's music and microphone. He is a DJ and this is his livihood and job. Still up babysitting transfer to a new external HD so he can work in the morning and not be dead dog tired.

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#2386332 - 02/26/13 07:21 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ncsearcher]
meeksville Offline


Registered: 06/10/03
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".
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#2386369 - 02/26/13 07:46 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
oscarwilde Offline


Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
None really.

But when I see an OPEN sign in a business window and the place is CLOSED up tight, I get a little irritated.

All in all though I must say people should mind their own business- even if asked an opinion- try to couch it in terms that are not so hurtful.

oh and those "do as I say, not as I do types" deserve a special seat on that hand basket to he!!

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#2386378 - 02/26/13 08:10 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
oscarwilde Offline


Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
I have to retract that "None really" I just went to my facebook page and this one friend "shares" absolutely every youtube music post that ends up on her timeline. I do not know how she physically does it- 20 posts in 2 minutes.One right after the other.

I know she "shares" every photo I post so her friends are being driven nuts with one more "shot" of my outside stairs in snow.

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#2386379 - 02/26/13 08:11 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
I drink my coffe at home in a travel mug to keep it hot longer. I like cream and sugar so I can't just "top it off" to do the job. Anyway, my favorite mug top broke. frown I was looking through the cabinet and could find other cups and tops, but NONE of them go with the other!

Go figure! smirk
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#2386381 - 02/26/13 08:13 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
Daff Offline


Registered: 06/08/11
Loc: Lincoln UK
Delivery vans being parked in bays for Disabled Drivers, couldn't find anywhere to park in town today close to where I needed to be, the Disabled Driver bay for 5 cars had 3 vans in it, glad to say all had parking tickets on the windscreen smile
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#2386390 - 02/26/13 08:32 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: meeksville
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".

I would tell them that some people actually love their mothers, and that you will mourn her passing for as long as your heart tells you to. Then I would kick someone who shall not be publicly named to the curb, because they are not worth your time or energy.
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#2386391 - 02/26/13 08:39 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
koko2 Offline


Registered: 03/09/10
Loc: planet earth
Plastic packaging. Well, all packaging really. We need to embrace a new mantra in the U.S.: "Less is more!"
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#2386396 - 02/26/13 08:48 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Daff]
Driver1928 Offline


Registered: 05/30/07
Loc: Orion
Originally Posted By: Daff
Delivery vans being parked in bays for Disabled Drivers, couldn't find anywhere to park in town today close to where I needed to be, the Disabled Driver bay for 5 cars had 3 vans in it, glad to say all had parking tickets on the windscreen smile
Woo hoo! That's not a pet peeve. That is a WIN! laugh
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#2386403 - 02/26/13 09:07 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Driver1928]
memareich Offline


Registered: 05/16/04
Loc: Sunny No. CA
My pet peeve is people who stop by for a vist & park across my driveway!!!!!! For the life of me I don't understand why they can't park at the curb & there is room!!!!!!! More then once I've come screaming into the house for them to move their car so I can get out of my oun driveway!!!!!! End of rant:)

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#2386411 - 02/26/13 09:17 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
ErinK Offline


Registered: 01/04/09
Loc: Hendricks County, Indiana
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
Originally Posted By: meeksville
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".

I would tell them that some people actually love their mothers, and that you will mourn her passing for as long as your heart tells you to. Then I would kick someone who shall not be publicly named to the curb, because they are not worth your time or energy.


I agree with LAM! "Milking it"...are you kidding me???? I'm sorry you're having to deal with such an insensitive donkey's behind (I'm trying to remember this is a family-friendly forum smile )
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#2386425 - 02/26/13 09:56 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
GA_MT Offline


Registered: 11/07/05
Loc: Kennesaw, Georgia
Originally Posted By: meeksville
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".


I'm sorry Meeks. I think this is horrible. You have my continued prayers.

As far as my pet peeves, I don't have one at the moment, and that's really something. I'm usually pretty witchy and have something to say about everything. smile
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#2386438 - 02/26/13 10:27 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: GA_MT]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Just one? smile

The people (and they know who they are) who backstab and chase good people out of and off this site. We have lost far too many good contributors and all-around-good people to those who feel they are so much better than everyone else and that the rules aren't made for them. JMO, but if anyone should be "outted," they are the ones who need to be! mad
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#2386452 - 02/26/13 10:51 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
Zorro Online   content


Registered: 01/13/07
Loc: Mesa AZ
Pet Peeve:

1. People thinking they know what I'm going to say before I finish saying it, so they interrupt.

Could I at least have the courtesy of being allowed to finish a sentence, please?!!
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#2386455 - 02/26/13 10:57 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Zorro]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Do people not say goodbye when hanging up the phone anymore? Or See ya? It's like the conversation's over then click! How about letting me know not only that you're done but that you're not there anymore. Sheesh!
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#2386462 - 02/26/13 11:05 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
bugaboo Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Do people not say goodbye when hanging up the phone anymore? Or See ya? It's like the conversation's over then click! How about letting me know not only that you're done but that you're not there anymore. Sheesh!
My grandmother never said good-bye, she said those words were final. She did say I'll see you later or I'll talk to you later.

Pet Peeve of the day is the dog. You let her out she bounces off the door until you let her in. She comes in and ten minutes later she's bouncing around to go out. I told her we weren't playing this game today. smile
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#2386466 - 02/26/13 11:08 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Some word or phrase to let you know the conversation is over is fine. My cat will sit near-ish the back door and whine. I go over, open the door and she'll just look at me. I swear she's thinking - ha ha! Made you get up.
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#2386467 - 02/26/13 11:10 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: memareich]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: memareich
My pet peeve is people who stop by for a vist & park across my driveway!!!!!! For the life of me I don't understand why they can't park at the curb & there is room!!!!!!! More then once I've come screaming into the house for them to move their car so I can get out of my oun driveway!!!!!! End of rant:)


If they're not visiting you, call the police. They'll get a ticket.
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#2386475 - 02/26/13 11:16 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
ncsearcher Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
[quote=eesmith60]
Pet Peeve of the day is the dog. You let her out she bounces off the door until you let her in. She comes in and ten minutes later she's bouncing around to go out. I told her we weren't playing this game today. smile


My dad's dogs played the same game. But, when I was staying at the house while he was in the hospital, I didn't play the same game. Since dad had a full length glass storm door- they would all sit and look pitiful at me.

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#2386476 - 02/26/13 11:17 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
1) Answering the phone, only to hear, "We're sorry, all of our representatives are busy right now, please wait for the next available representative." Hey, you called me. If no one is available to talk to me, don't call me, until someone is available.

2) Answering the phone only to hear, "Please hold for an important message." If it's so freakin' important, have a person on the line when I pick up the GD phone!
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#2386482 - 02/26/13 11:22 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
ncsearcher Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
A new one for today. Passport offices. Hubby and I are renewing our passports.

Mine was a dependent passport -expired in 1970. Hubby's in 1995. So we want to go to an office. All the offices seem to be in post offices. The local and only one.

Open only 12-3 and they are booked until April. So much for making it easy!!!!!!!!

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#2386485 - 02/26/13 11:24 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ncsearcher]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I've never renewed mine - don't have to yet but isn't it same? You give them a photo, fill out a form, pay them the money then 8-12 weeks later, you get your new passport in the mail?
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#2386488 - 02/26/13 11:27 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ncsearcher]
Graceti Offline


Registered: 05/14/11
Loc: Quebec
When drivers turning right veer left so they don't hit the invisible pole.
When drivers turning left veer right so they don't hit the invisible person.

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#2386496 - 02/26/13 11:34 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
I've never renewed mine - don't have to yet but isn't it same? You give them a photo, fill out a form, pay them the money then 8-12 weeks later, you get your new passport in the mail?


My sons just renewed theirs to get adult passports. It seems that there are more Post Offices which now can take the photos etc. But, they have strict hours. It used to be it had to be a first class PO. that has changed.

Is it possible NCS that you can try a different PO?

Petpeeve of the day? I'm thinking it's this site. Too much bs.

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#2386501 - 02/26/13 11:39 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I got my photo at CVS and I think (if memory serves), you can pick-up the form from the post office at any time. You probably need to go during appointment hours to pay and submit the form though.
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#2386502 - 02/26/13 11:40 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
You can download the form on the internet. They now take photos at the PO which I only found out after we had them taken locally.
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#2386505 - 02/26/13 11:43 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Maybe that's why they require an appointment - to take the photo? If that's the case, I'd ask if I could get the photo elsewhere and not have to wait till April. Never hurts to ask.
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#2386509 - 02/26/13 11:48 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Yeah I only found out about the photos AFTER I took them. I would try a different po if possible. We got appointments pretty quickly.
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#2386522 - 02/26/13 11:57 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
DD0329 Offline


Registered: 02/23/12
Loc: Southern Chester County, PA
Important things first: Meeksville, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, and that you are dealing with such an insensitive jerk (or jerks, as the case may be). If this is someone who does not need to be in your life consider getting rid of him/her/them as soon as possible.

On a side note, please take a look at this website:
http://www.recover-from-grief.com/ It helped my friend immensely when her fiance was killed in a work accident, and it has really helped me and her sister support her through the first year and beyond. Take as much time as your heart needs to grieve and start to find a new normal...don't let others tell you that you should be "over it" - especially so soon after your mother's death. The grieving process can take a year or more in some cases - and that's perfectly okay.

Now on to the topic at hand: this was a particularly bad month for the pet peeve of the day thread for me - I could fill up quite a few pages on my own right now!

I'll pick the top couple of the day: 1) getting copied on an e-mail chain with a bunch of other people for something I have nothing to do with and never respond to, only to have three people respond to everyone just to say thanks! Hellloooo...I have 100 other e-mails in my inbox that actually need attention, I don't need to know that you were thanking so-and-so for the information you needed! The second is similar - someone e-mails a handful of people to arrange a meeting - and everyone feels the need to hit "reply all" when providing their availability - again, thanks for clogging up my inbox with information I don't need!


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#2386527 - 02/26/13 12:00 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
Private Eyes Offline


Registered: 01/22/04
Loc: A Computer, Where Else??
Got a good one - mom and here excessive COPD! She huffs and puffs so hard it becomes unbearable to hear myself think. She also will not take breathing treatments or see a doctor to make herself better.

I realize she will never be 100% again, but I know that she could be better....

And now you know why I am seriously thinking about eloping.

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#2386568 - 02/26/13 01:09 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Private Eyes]
Laura Offline


Registered: 03/23/04
Loc: Oklahoma
Being sick for the last three days and missing a Birthday dinner, mine.
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#2386635 - 02/26/13 02:15 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
LylesDaughter Offline


Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
Originally Posted By: meeksville
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".


I would have said "as long as it takes you to MILK this black eye"!!! Was it someone on here?? how damn right rude and nasty!!! i still mourn my grandmother who died almost 10 yrs ago....yes I get teary-eyed when someone mentions her and I still cry when I hear "wind beneath your wings" sung by bette midler-it was the song i heard as I approached my grandparents house 12 hours after my grandfather died and that has been like 13 yrs ago.


screw what they say...i hate haters!

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#2386637 - 02/26/13 02:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Graceti]
LylesDaughter Offline


Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
Originally Posted By: Graceti
When drivers turning right veer left so they don't hit the invisible pole.
When drivers turning left veer right so they don't hit the invisible person.


Mine this morning similar...pet peeved when people turning left onto a 3 lane highway-wait until the line they want to go in OPENS UP!!! It is called right to right..meaing you turn RIGHT INTO THE RIGHT HAND LANE. I sat at this stop sign for 5 mins!!! i think the light was broken as well

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#2386639 - 02/26/13 02:20 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LylesDaughter]
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Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
My petpeeve of the day is being told that someone is going to do something but they fail do it again and again and again! and having someone bite my head off because they have a damn hangover and my Q was so simple...now I am at work listening to stupid people ask stupid questions...OH my computer is backup should i try the password again?! well no dumbarse lets just sit here for 10mins!

have a great day all. Im going to run around the building a few times to work off all this petpeeviness (my word and im sticking to it lol)

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#2386724 - 02/26/13 03:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LylesDaughter]
ncsearcher Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
Passport. Forms filled out, pictures made, have birth certificates- certified. Appointment for March 19. Want to go in person so there is no confusion about my expired passport. I was a dependent ( dad Air Force ) and since security is so tight now days wanted to make sure that if there any questions I could answer them without having to go back and forth in the mail. Of course I can always request help from my congressman- yeah right!!


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#2386743 - 02/26/13 04:04 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Zorro]
rottenralf Offline


Registered: 05/16/11
Loc: In the principal's office
Originally Posted By: Zorro
Pet Peeve:

1. People thinking they know what I'm going to say before I finish saying it, so they interrupt.

Could I at least have the courtesy of being allowed to finish a sentence, please?!!


I wasn't halfway through the first sentence and I knew exactly what you were goimg to say.
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#2386751 - 02/26/13 04:11 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
orphanandy Offline


Registered: 11/01/08
Loc: Illinois
I've never had a peeve for a pet.

Where do you get them?
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#2386752 - 02/26/13 04:11 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
brooke2 Offline


Registered: 12/17/05
Smoking! I came out of a store today and right into cigarette smoke. I could barely breathe as this guy was leaning up against the building puffing away~

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#2386889 - 02/26/13 05:48 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: rottenralf
Originally Posted By: Zorro
Pet Peeve:

1. People thinking they know what I'm going to say before I finish saying it, so they interrupt.

Could I at least have the courtesy of being allowed to finish a sentence, please?!!


I wasn't halfway through the first sentence and I knew exactly what you were goimg to say.


Me too...But whenever people say that they know what I'm going to say or what I'm thinking...my response is "Oh really??? My mind is in the gutter 97.2% of the time...I didn't know your mind is as dirty as mine ;)"

My biggest pet peeve at work is people coming into DMV without 1) their license plate number 2) their drivers license number 3) or their paperwork filled out.

I always want to ask them...When you go to the doctor for a sore throat you always take your neck don't you?


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#2386895 - 02/26/13 05:52 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
Dorothy Varnell Offline


Registered: 08/06/10
Loc: Arkansas
Today, it's people who take themselves too seriously.

Of course, they Are good for a laugh!
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#2386903 - 02/26/13 06:05 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Dorothy Varnell]
MReed Offline


Registered: 08/31/06
Loc: IN
Dear Dorothy Varnell,
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#2386907 - 02/26/13 06:09 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: MReed]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
I don't have any pets. All my peeves are equal. And I have so many. Damn, I hate that.
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#2386945 - 02/26/13 06:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Ocular migraines.

They don't hurt, but I get these stupid "rainbow arcs" in my view. Totally random, can't figure out if there's a trigger, and no cure AFAIK.
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#2387046 - 02/26/13 09:25 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
bmbe Offline


Registered: 04/04/10
Loc: Lexington KY via SC
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Some word or phrase to let you know the conversation is over is fine. My cat will sit near-ish the back door and whine. I go over, open the door and she'll just look at me. I swear she's thinking - ha ha! Made you get up.


My pet peeve is our cat too. He whines to go out and as soon as I open the door, he jumps up on his stool where the food is, which is near the back door and starts eating. Then the minute I sit back down, he whines to go out mad He also wakes me up at 3am in the morning to go outside and does the same thing! I swear, I could squash him sometimes!
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#2387082 - 02/26/13 10:36 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
Chris Offline


Registered: 05/27/04
Loc: Taiwan
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
1) Answering the phone, only to hear, "We're sorry, all of our representatives are busy right now, please wait for the next available representative." Hey, you called me. If no one is available to talk to me, don't call me, until someone is available.

2) Answering the phone only to hear, "Please hold for an important message." If it's so freakin' important, have a person on the line when I pick up the GD phone!

Any time a machine calls me is a peeve. If you're calling me, at least have the decency to be a human being.

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#2387096 - 02/26/13 10:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Chris]
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If I answer the phone to either silence or a robot, I hang up.

May I add parents who don't supervise their kids in public? I ended up locking myself in an unheated anteroom today to get my work done because someone kept ignoring their child coming behind the librarian's desk and walking on the display I was trying to lay out. He also kept running out into the adult library and being brought back by other aides and clerks, while his oblivious mother sat and chatted to her friend.
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#2387111 - 02/26/13 11:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
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Have you considered offering leashes & muzzles as a service for the other patrons to use?
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#2387152 - 02/26/13 11:34 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
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Originally Posted By: rottenralf
Originally Posted By: Zorro
Pet Peeve:

1. People thinking they know what I'm going to say before I finish saying it, so they interrupt.

Could I at least have the courtesy of being allowed to finish a sentence, please?!!


I wasn't halfway through the first sentence and I knew exactly what you were goimg to say.


You are SO in trouble, RR. grin
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#2387203 - 02/27/13 01:34 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Zorro]
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I didn't think I had one today BUT

people who owe me private messages!!!!!!! and don't reply! lol laugh whistle
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#2387205 - 02/27/13 01:41 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: orphanandy]
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Reminds me of MAD Magazine:

Link for full size.
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#2387244 - 02/27/13 06:34 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Some word or phrase to let you know the conversation is over is fine. My cat will sit near-ish the back door and whine. I go over, open the door and she'll just look at me. I swear she's thinking - ha ha! Made you get up.

My cat will do the same thing, meows to go out and then stands there like an idiot. I would prop the door open but it is usually too hot or cold outside.
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#2387245 - 02/27/13 06:42 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ASSASSINBUG]
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I'm so glad it's not just my idiot cat smile
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#2387251 - 02/27/13 06:53 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ASSASSINBUG]
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Originally Posted By: ASSASSINBUG

My cat will do the same thing, meows to go out and then stands there like an idiot. I would prop the door open but it is usually too hot or cold outside.


Oh, I tried to prop the door open, only to have the neighbor's cat make himself at home in our house!. The grandson let that cat in by mistake last week. We did not know he was in the house till the next morning. Stupid cat had tried to jump up on my mantle, knocked one of my Hull pottery pieces on the floor, which broke. I was so livid mad My husband found that particular piece of pottery in a trash can in Houston Texas in 1966. I would not have had it broken for anything in this world. Husband now wants to kill the neighbor's cat. Our cat rarely jumps up on anything other than his feeding station. Why oh Why does our cat have to bring his friends home to visit? shocked shocked
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#2387255 - 02/27/13 07:07 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
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Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: meeksville
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".


It's pretty easy to guess who you're talking about.

Ask yourself if you're better off with him or without him. I'd go without him in my opinion.

There are full-time jobs out there, even if they aren't what you would choose if you had every option available to you.

That's a disrespectful and cruel thing to say to you. Someone who would say something like that to you must have a very cold heart.

That's not an influence that should be around your daughter.

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#2387257 - 02/27/13 07:10 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bmbe]
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Registered: 08/27/12
Loc: Kentucky
LOL, this reminds me of years back we moved to a subdivision where every house on the street was built to look the same, down to the color of brick, doors painted the same,etc. It was too new to put your own touches on it yet. Our neighbor had a cat, we had two dogs, a German Shepherd and a Lab Retriever. Their cat would often just sit on their porch for most of the day, until one day we opened our door to go out and this cat confused his home with our home, darts in the house. Did a quick "deer caught in the headlights" look when the GS and LR are ready for action! Up the stairs the cat flew, dogs right behind. I heard barking and cat hisses and crashing in the upstairs bathroom. On my double vanity, I used clear glass vases for potpourri, or clear glass containers for cotton balls, etc, all were breaking in pieces. It honestly was a scene from Christmas Vacation. I was freaking out worried the cat wasn't going to be alive, my husband was trying to get upstairs in this ensuing chaos, and I kept the front door wide open, finally the cat runs back downstairs (probably having a heart attack) and back out the front door it went.

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#2387262 - 02/27/13 07:15 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Xyphic]
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Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: Xyphic
LOL, this reminds me of years back we moved to a subdivision where every house on the street was built to look the same, down to the color of brick, doors painted the same,etc. It was too new to put your own touches on it yet. Our neighbor had a cat, we had two dogs, a German Shepherd and a Lab Retriever. Their cat would often just sit on their porch for most of the day, until one day we opened our door to go out and this cat confused his home with our home, darts in the house. Did a quick "deer caught in the headlights" look when the GS and LR are ready for action! Up the stairs the cat flew, dogs right behind. I heard barking and cat hisses and crashing in the upstairs bathroom. On my double vanity, I used clear glass vases for potpourri, or clear glass containers for cotton balls, etc, all were breaking in pieces. It honestly was a scene from Christmas Vacation. I was freaking out worried the cat wasn't going to be alive, my husband was trying to get upstairs in this ensuing chaos, and I kept the front door wide open, finally the cat runs back downstairs (probably having a heart attack) and back out the front door it went.



I wonder if the cat ever left his own yard again.

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#2387297 - 02/27/13 09:26 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BluePineRidge]
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Folks who have to tell everyone any time they do something nice for someone, even if it means they repeat themselves several times a week. No one needs to hear a story every time you water your neighbor's flowers...just pat yourself on your self-absorbed back and move on.

Folks who give others advice based on their own life, and act like their advice is the only advice.

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#2387301 - 02/27/13 09:33 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Originally Posted By: Christina11
Folks who have to tell everyone any time they do something nice for someone, even if it means they repeat themselves several times a week.

Folks who give others advice based on their own life, and act like their advice is the only advice.



Let's not forget- they do not follow their own advice.
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#2387313 - 02/27/13 10:06 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: P.K. Magruder]
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Originally Posted By: P.K. Magruder
Have you considered offering leashes & muzzles as a service for the other patrons to use?


I like the way you think! smile
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#2387318 - 02/27/13 10:24 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
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"It seems that YOU were the one that did not do her "homework" otherwise you would have seen that there were already memorials in place for those people. In my opinion it is better to have just one memorial per person."
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#2387337 - 02/27/13 10:54 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Sharon F. Corey]
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Registered: 08/12/09
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Today, it is corned beef cans! mad

Trying to make corned beef hash. The "key" broke and my can opener refuses to go around the tight corners of the rectangle. smirk

Where's Lurky when you need her advice? frown
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#2387338 - 02/27/13 10:58 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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If you can find one get yourself a P38 military can opener for such times. I've seen them at military surplus stores and gun shows and we had them issued with C rats on forest fires. I've got one and it comes in handy sometimes.
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#2387339 - 02/27/13 11:02 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
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Originally Posted By: JWM
If you can find one get yourself a P38 military can opener for such times. I've seen them at military surplus stores and gun shows and we had them issued with C rats on forest fires. I've got one and it comes in handy sometimes.


My hubby has one but it is on his key chain and he's at work - doing gov't "math" grin. Won't help me here. frown

It is the first one he got when he joined in '80. I'm not going into the garage to look for one of his others. It's SCARY in there and I might not make it out! eek
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#2387342 - 02/27/13 11:12 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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Well, sounds like corned beef hash tomorrow then.
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#2387374 - 02/27/13 12:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
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Grab that tail with pliers and twist or yank as the mood strikes!

Swiss army knife always comes in handy ... or just whack the freaking thing with a hammer! Probably best to put the thing in a bag before you use the hammer ...
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#2387378 - 02/27/13 01:05 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: RobWatson]
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Originally Posted By: RobWatson
Grab that tail with pliers and twist or yank as the mood strikes!

Swiss army knife always comes in handy ... or just whack the freaking thing with a hammer! Probably best to put the thing in a bag before you use the hammer ...


I opened the door to the garage and carefully slid my hand in and was lucky to grab a pair of needle nosed pliers. I got enough of the metal "strip" up to grab hold and twist the pliers like a key. It wasn't pretty but it was successful. I have kind of a fear of those cans as I severely cut the pad of my thumb on one when I was 9 while trying to open a stubborn can of the stuff.
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#2387382 - 02/27/13 01:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.
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#2387445 - 02/27/13 03:11 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
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Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
Originally Posted By: meeksville
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".

I would tell them that some people actually love their mothers, and that you will mourn her passing for as long as your heart tells you to. Then I would kick someone who shall not be publicly named to the curb, because they are not worth your time or energy.


Boy Howdy Kim! Am so sorry.. Blows me away to think that there are actually those that say stuff like that...I agree with Corey!
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#2387446 - 02/27/13 03:17 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Gerré]
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My mom died in 1987, she was only 50. I was feeling blue and missing her today so I left her a note and a flower. It gets easier but it never goes away.
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#2387458 - 02/27/13 03:44 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Folks who feel the need to underline stuff in their posts, as if it gives more credibility to anything they say.
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#2387459 - 02/27/13 03:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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#2387466 - 02/27/13 04:00 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
Driver who don't use turn signals when they should. Everyone else on the road has to be a mind reader to know why you've stopped in the middle of the road. If you've making a turn into a driveway, how about a hint?
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#2387469 - 02/27/13 04:03 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 12/04/04
Loc: Western Washington
An in-law who shall be un-named who goes over board on her Scotish heritage, even though she has far more German and English genes. She identifies with an ancestor about 10 generations back. Granted she's gone on two trips to Scotland.

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#2387471 - 02/27/13 04:06 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
eesmith60 Offline


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Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
Driver who don't use turn signals when they should. Everyone else on the road has to be a mind reader to know why you've stopped in the middle of the road. If you've making a turn into a driveway, how about a hint?


My ex used to say it must be that when buying a car, turn signals are now considered "optional" equipment and many choose not to have that option.

I always said though that using your blinker was just the signal for the idiot behind you to speed up and cut you off.

I do use my signal - go ahead and try to cut me off. I'm older and I have better insurance...lol
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#2387473 - 02/27/13 04:08 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: greyfox]
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Snow! It was supposed to be a MAJOR storm for us (and was for some people--I hope everyone's all right!), and we only got about 3" of snow. Schools were closed. When I was a kid, over a foot was a big deal, and I remember when I was in college we had 18" in one day. Then, they closed the campus!
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#2387492 - 02/27/13 04:24 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
Driver who don't use turn signals when they should. Everyone else on the road has to be a mind reader to know why you've stopped in the middle of the road. If you've making a turn into a driveway, how about a hint?
I had a driver in front of me act like he was pulling over to the right to park, so I started to go around when he whipped left into a driveway. No turn signals in either direction. Had he done what the LAW required, I would never have attempted to pull around him.

And he got mad at ME when I suggested a turn signal would have been appropriate.
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#2387494 - 02/27/13 04:26 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
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You should know from here that telling someone to do what they should do, whether it's in writing or not, doesn't go over well. smile
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#2387504 - 02/27/13 04:47 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
My peeve of the day is banks, and all their cronies.

We've been trying to sell my MILs house since August and finally got an offer. The buyers had an inspection done and there were a few things that they wanted fixing so I fixed those and they bought off on it. Then, two days ago the bank's appraiser said there wasn't a CO alarm and that one of the smoke detectors was beeping. There is a CO alarm and I went over to see about the beeping; there wasn't any. We are supposed to sign tomorrow morning and this morning the bank says we have to pay $150 to have someone go over and inspect again.

Long story short, it turns out the appraiser is elderly - as in can't get out of the car without help elderly - and has tinnitus. Nothing is beeping (had to meet over at the house with my realtor and somebody from the bank). They "waived" the inspection fee (how nice of them). They hire elderly people with hearing impairment and then threaten to hold up closing because of something their hirelings said they heard ? And then threaten to charge us to determine if they were mistaken ?

Argggghhhh ... I just want to be done with this thing. I've spent at least a month of work since August dealing with my MILs house and stuff and I'm burnt.


Edited by JWM (02/27/13 05:15 PM)
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#2387530 - 02/27/13 05:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Folks who have to tell everyone any time they do something nice for someone, even if it means they repeat themselves several times a week. No one needs to hear a story every time you water your neighbor's flowers...just pat yourself on your self-absorbed back and move on.


Folks who give others advice based on their own life, and act like their advice is the only advice.



Yes!

You gotta wonder about the mental stability of a donor who thinks it's normal to expect the recipient to change his or her lifestyle to fit the donor's expectations.

That type of donor sounds hateful and divisive to me.

Oh well. It's probably what they experienced in their life.

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#2387533 - 02/27/13 06:01 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: JWM
My peeve of the day is banks, and all their cronies.

Argggghhhh ... I just want to be done with this thing. I've spent at least a month of work since August dealing with my MILs house and stuff and I'm burnt.
Don't worry. In a few more years, nobody will have any money except the 1%, so you won't have to deal with banks any more.

Of course, you'll have other problems ...
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#2387539 - 02/27/13 06:08 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
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Oliver Twist: Please sir, I want some... [pauses hesitatingly] more?

Mr. Bumble: [surprised beyond belief] More?!
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#2387540 - 02/27/13 06:10 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Sharon F. Corey]
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Registered: 07/17/11
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Originally Posted By: Sharon F. Corey
When newbie Find A Grave submitters refuse to read the Find A Grave FAQ's and continue to believe that Find A Grave should be something similar to Ancestry.com! To explain: there are several cenotaphs created for many of the more prominent Rice Planter Family Members in South Carolina as they had homes in Charleston (for the social season), beach front homes (for the mosquito season), as well as their plantation homes. Below is a direct quote from an email that I received just this morning!

"It seems that YOU were the one that did not do her "homework" otherwise you would have seen that there were already memorials in place for those people. In my opinion it is better to have just one memorial per person."


I think Sharon is my new best friend!!
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#2387545 - 02/27/13 06:19 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
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Registered: 06/10/03
Originally Posted By: Curious

Ask yourself if you're better off with him or without him. I'd go without him in my opinion.


I think I'm getting there, Curious. Probably should have done it before but I have a bit of a history of over-optimism in these kind of situations, don't I? crazy

Today again it's unsupervised children, although not the children today but the mother. On Wednesday morning we have a 1-4 year olds playgroup & storytime. 40 minutes of free play in a room full of toys, followed by 20 minutes of stories and songs. The weather was awful today so we didn't have many today but about ten minutes in I realised I had three more children than caregivers owning up to being with them. One I thought I recognised and her Nan wasn't too hard to locate (although she had wandered a bit too far off to really be following the library rules). The other two we'd never seen before and neither the librarian or I had seen an adult with them. The librarian eventually managed to coax the little boy's name out of him (he was about 2 and not very communicative) and put a call over the PA for his mother to come back. About five minutes later Mom wandered down from the upper level, rather put out that she had been summoned back to collect or watch her son. When the librarian told her that he was too young to be left alone, she said "He's OK, his sister is with him". So the librarian asked where his sister was... and the mom pointed at the other child we hadn't been able to identify, a girl of about 4.

*facepalm*
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#2387548 - 02/27/13 06:25 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
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Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Next time - tell the idiot "Mother" - and I use that term loosely, "If we don't see you with your children when you drop them off, anyone can claim them. How would we know?" Whether true or policy or not, might get 'em to thinking. Maybe.
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#2387549 - 02/27/13 06:31 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
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Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Just post a large sign: "If we cannot identify who the caretaker is of any child in the groups within 15 seconds, we will call CPS and let them sort it out. You MUST remain visible to staff at all times for your own child's protection."

All it would take is one call for them to know you aren't fooling.
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#2387551 - 02/27/13 06:33 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
They might see somebody else claiming them as a real benefit.

I see a lot of parents who don't seem that thrilled to have their children or to be saddled with their care.

I'm not thrilled with them either but, then, I didn't produce them (and we know what causes that now).

Maybe there needs to be a child pound where unattended children are taken and that requires a fine for their return (no, wait, on second thought maybe that wouldn't work so well).
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#2387554 - 02/27/13 06:39 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I used to have a T-shirt that read - "Who are these children and why do they keep calling me Mom?" My kids got it for me...I loved it...lol
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#2387557 - 02/27/13 06:44 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: JWM
I see a lot of parents who don't seem that thrilled to have their children or to be saddled with their care.



With the first child you can plead ignorance to some extent and it is really stretching it to do so ... but after the first one, you KNEW better. That is called stupidity!
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#2387576 - 02/27/13 07:17 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 04/04/10
Loc: Lexington KY via SC
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
You should know from here that telling someone to do what they should do, whether it's in writing or not, doesn't go over well. smile


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#2387583 - 02/27/13 07:21 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bmbe]
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Registered: 04/04/10
Loc: Lexington KY via SC
Pet peeve of the day.. When someone calls for an appointment and I tell them that the earliest appointment I have available is at xxx am or pm on xxxday the xxxx of February. Then they proceed to immediately ask me if I have anything sooner mad mad
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#2387598 - 02/27/13 07:32 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bmbe]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: bmbe
Pet peeve of the day.. When someone calls for an appointment and I tell them that the earliest appointment I have available is at xxx am or pm on xxxday the xxxx of February. Then they proceed to immediately ask me if I have anything sooner mad mad


Just for the heck of it, say "Why yes, I do. I have one for 10am yesterday!"
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#2387628 - 02/27/13 07:49 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 06/10/03
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Next time - tell the idiot "Mother" - and I use that term loosely, "If we don't see you with your children when you drop them off, anyone can claim them. How would we know?" Whether true or policy or not, might get 'em to thinking. Maybe.


It is true, unless it's one of our regular families where I know which child and parent belong to each other, if I don't see who a child came in with then how would I know the person they are leaving with is the wrong person?
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#2387639 - 02/27/13 07:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
You know what might be a good idea? If the kids were "pinned" with little discs (or some such) that had numbers which corresponded to the same number being given to the parent/caregiver? It might save y'all against liability and if you find a kid with no pin, you'd know you have an idiot parent/caregiver walking around.
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#2387650 - 02/27/13 08:07 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bmbe]
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Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Originally Posted By: bmbe
Pet peeve of the day.. When someone calls for an appointment and I tell them that the earliest appointment I have available is at xxx am or pm on xxxday the xxxx of February. Then they proceed to immediately ask me if I have anything sooner mad mad
I'm going to admit that when I made an appointment last week for my son to see an endocrinologist for his diabetes I did say, you're kidding, right? after telling me the first available was July 1st. crazy Perhaps that's my pet peeve for the day, having to wait forever to see a specialist.

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#2387651 - 02/27/13 08:08 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
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Registered: 06/30/05
Loc: Way out West
My facebook page is full of political squabbling. Driving me nuts. Left wingers, right wingers. They're all nuts. I get so tired of reading why either Republicans or Democrats are the devil himself that I could scream.

(Me? I lean to the right, but I keep it to myself. Usually.)


Edited by RayD (02/27/13 08:09 PM)
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#2387653 - 02/27/13 08:11 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: RayD]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: RayD
My facebook page is full of political squabbling. Driving me nuts. Left wingers, right wingers. They're all nuts.


That would make them wing-nuts. smile
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#2387655 - 02/27/13 08:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: RayD]
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Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Originally Posted By: RayD
My facebook page is full of political squabbling. Driving me nuts. Left wingers, right wingers. They're all nuts. I get so tired of reading why either Republicans or Democrats are the devil himself that I could scream.

(Me? I lean to the right, but I keep it to myself. Usually.)
I hide those posts as soon as I see them. They have the right to post them, I have the right not to have to look at them grin
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#2387657 - 02/27/13 08:13 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
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Registered: 02/03/08
Loc: Indiana
My pet peeve today is when I post on facebook asking for links about something. Like today I was posting about hairbows.

Everyone is all 'But you are so crafty I'm sure you can do it!!'

I might be good at some stuff, but that doesn't mean I'm automatically good at all crafts!! I cannot do woodworking, I cannot make beads, I cannot make bows!! ARG my skills are not interchangeable!!
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#2387681 - 02/27/13 08:33 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: RayD]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: RayD
(Me? I lean to the right, but I keep it to myself. Usually.)
I hope you tell your tailor, at least.
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#2387684 - 02/27/13 08:35 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
meeksville Offline


Registered: 06/10/03
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
Originally Posted By: RayD
(Me? I lean to the right, but I keep it to myself. Usually.)
I hope you tell your tailor, at least.


I would have thought that was more hanging than leaning. Unless... no wait I can't go there, this is a family site.
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#2387685 - 02/27/13 08:35 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: meeksville
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
Originally Posted By: RayD
(Me? I lean to the right, but I keep it to myself. Usually.)
I hope you tell your tailor, at least.


I would have thought that was more hanging than leaning. Unless... no wait I can't go there, this is a family site.


allow me...
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#2387691 - 02/27/13 08:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
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I thought you might show up, OW smile
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#2387710 - 02/27/13 09:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
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Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
I am surprised the parent would be allowed to leave the room. When my children attended programs such as this, parents were required to stay with the child, in the room. If not, the child was not allowed to return. When you signed up, it was spelled out and they stuck to it. At least I guess they did, most Moms were just as happy to stay and chat with other moms as the children were happy to interact with others. Of course, not too much playing, mostly stories and interactive play.
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#2387721 - 02/27/13 09:52 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: meeksville
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
Originally Posted By: RayD
(Me? I lean to the right, but I keep it to myself. Usually.)
I hope you tell your tailor, at least.


I would have thought that was more hanging than leaning. Unless... no wait I can't go there, this is a family site.
It's actually called right and left dress, just so you know.
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#2387771 - 02/27/13 10:49 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
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Registered: 05/16/11
Loc: In the principal's office
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
Originally Posted By: meeksville
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
Originally Posted By: RayD
(Me? I lean to the right, but I keep it to myself. Usually.)
I hope you tell your tailor, at least.


I would have thought that was more hanging than leaning. Unless... no wait I can't go there, this is a family site.
It's actually called right and left dress, just so you know.


But...but...most tailors don't work on dresses. Or do you mean like a kilt?
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#2387786 - 02/27/13 11:06 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
meeksville Offline


Registered: 06/10/03
Originally Posted By: chetsgirl
I am surprised the parent would be allowed to leave the room. When my children attended programs such as this, parents were required to stay with the child, in the room. If not, the child was not allowed to return. When you signed up, it was spelled out and they stuck to it. At least I guess they did, most Moms were just as happy to stay and chat with other moms as the children were happy to interact with others. Of course, not too much playing, mostly stories and interactive play.


Parents are required to stay with under-12s at all times. Unfortunately this one appears to have left her children alone in the children's area. It wasn't a case of letting her leave - it is a big library and I can't watch everywhere at once - nor is it my job to - parents know the rules. We're not sure she even actually came into the area at all, or just sent her kids over on their own while she went her own way, neither I or the librarian recognised her when she finally showed up. They apparently came into the program room of their own accord. Since I don't know all the parents or all the children, it wasn't until I went round with the sign up sheet that I found the number of children and caregivers didn't match up. It's a drop in program, no pre-registration required. The woman apparently had no intention of bringing them to the program anyway. They apparently wandered in because they were left alone in an adjoining area and what child can resist the temptation of a large room full of brightly coloured toys and other children playing?

I wonder what she would have done if I hadn't realised I had unattended children, and she'd come back after we had closed the room for the program and found no children in the library.

Sadly we do seem to have rather a lot of moms who think the children's library is a good place to park their kids for an hour or two while they play with their phones. We have a preschool play area as well as the books and kiddie computers. The saddest thing of all is a lone child begging "Mommy play with me pleeeeeease" while Mom texts on, oblivious. Fortunately they are still in the minority and we see a lot more good than bad.
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#2387810 - 02/27/13 11:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: rottenralf
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
It's actually called right and left dress, just so you know.


But...but...most tailors don't work on dresses. Or do you mean like a kilt?
Spoken like a man who's never gotten a good suit.
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#2387836 - 02/28/13 12:25 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
rottenralf Offline


Registered: 05/16/11
Loc: In the principal's office
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
Originally Posted By: rottenralf
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
It's actually called right and left dress, just so you know.


But...but...most tailors don't work on dresses. Or do you mean like a kilt?
Spoken like a man who's never gotten a good suit.


Anything beyond jeans and a flannel shirt is over dressed. (Mom was a seamstress, got more good suits than I'll ever use. I haven't worn one in over 5 years, not even sure where they are kept in the house.)
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#2387849 - 02/28/13 02:58 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
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Registered: 09/07/08
Loc: here
People who think the whole world revolves around them.
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#2387868 - 02/28/13 06:42 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
bmbe Offline


Registered: 04/04/10
Loc: Lexington KY via SC
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Originally Posted By: bmbe
Pet peeve of the day.. When someone calls for an appointment and I tell them that the earliest appointment I have available is at xxx am or pm on xxxday the xxxx of February. Then they proceed to immediately ask me if I have anything sooner mad mad


Just for the heck of it, say "Why yes, I do. I have one for 10am yesterday!"


Excellent idea! TY TY, I will use it today grin
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#2387882 - 02/28/13 07:23 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bmbe]
Private Eyes Offline


Registered: 01/22/04
Loc: A Computer, Where Else??
The Bridal Industry, mainly those that make bridal and bridesmaid dresses. If you are a size 12, you can bet you are at least a size 16 when you go into a salon.

Also, they only have dresses/samples in sizes 8, 10, and 12. Sometimes they have a 14 but rarely. And usually there is an extra cost if you are a "larger" size.

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#2387932 - 02/28/13 09:36 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
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Registered: 02/10/11
Originally Posted By: Huitingthefamily
People who think the whole world revolves around them.
After all, we all know it revolves around me. wink

My pet peeve today and every day is websites what want you to enter data in a particular format but make you guess what that format is.

Today I entered my e-mail address in the FedEx website and was informed I needed to enter a valid e-mail address. My address is perfectly valid. FexEx never bothered to tell me why they though my e-mail address was not valid. I guess they wanted me to guess. Very poor web design.

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#2387942 - 02/28/13 09:54 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Donald Newcomb]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
my pet peeve today is when someone who you have not heard from in months calls on the phone- a cell phone- and drink-slurp iced tea-chew ice cubes and play with the straw ( drawing it in & out of the lid) the entire time.

I would rather hear a belch & a fart!

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#2387964 - 02/28/13 10:52 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: oscarwilde
my pet peeve today is when someone who you have not heard from in months calls on the phone- a cell phone- and drink-slurp iced tea-chew ice cubes and play with the straw ( drawing it in & out of the lid) the entire time.

I would rather hear a belch & a fart!


Better to hear it than smell it .... sick whistle
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#2389128 - 03/02/13 01:54 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Ediana]
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Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
Originally Posted By: Ediana
My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.



Being a customer service rep I have to chime in here on your post...sometimes we have to say what we have to say! If we dont, we get a coaching at least at my job. use to be we would get points taking off a "quality" and it can hurt your scorecard etc. Basically we are judged on every call at my work...for instances, i have to say I can understand your concern, "I can assist you today" etc etc...it is a requirement of my job and if I dont..it can lead to talks with my manager, write-ups and even being fired.

Oh and if we dont say certain things that are important..you can call back and say the rep never said that blah blah blah..and so on.


Edited by LylesDaughter (03/02/13 01:55 PM)

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#2389173 - 03/02/13 03:40 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LylesDaughter]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: LylesDaughter
Originally Posted By: Ediana
My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.



Being a customer service rep I have to chime in here on your post...sometimes we have to say what we have to say!


The complaint isn't about the rep - it's about the system. I don't care who you blame, it still sucks and is a customer peeve.
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#2389201 - 03/02/13 06:19 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ncsearcher]
Sobbie Offline


Registered: 08/03/03
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: ncsearcher
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
[quote=eesmith60]
Pet Peeve of the day is the dog. You let her out she bounces off the door until you let her in. She comes in and ten minutes later she's bouncing around to go out. I told her we weren't playing this game today. smile


My dad's dogs played the same game. But, when I was staying at the house while he was in the hospital, I didn't play the same game. Since dad had a full length glass storm door- they would all sit and look pitiful at me.


Mom says our dog, Thaddy, is quiet and well behaved till I get home. Then he gets his ball and rolls it down the steps or under furniture where he can't get it. Then he cries and whines and carries on till I get up and get it for him. And then he does it over and over and over.

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#2389206 - 03/02/13 06:26 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Sobbie]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
My son had a cat growing up - a calico. She was weird. She ate potato chips and loved to play fetch. Only thing was she played fetch at bedtime. She'd bring you all her little balls, the ones with bells in 'em and pile them up on the bed. You'd throw them off telling her it's bedtime and she's like Yay!!! Playtime!! and brought them back for you to throw again. Then, when she stopped bringing them back to you and you thought you could finally drift off to sleep and it was reeeeeeeal quiet, you'd hear them friggin' little bells she was battin' around.
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#2389207 - 03/02/13 06:28 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Sobbie]
Sobbie Offline


Registered: 08/03/03
Loc: Iowa
Right now our phone number ended up on some phone scammers list and they have been calling us claiming to be the US Government (or in AH-mer-a-ca as one said) and want to offer us grants. They can barely speak English. The first caller kept talking to someone else near her because she probably couldn't understand enough English to have a conversation. I told her in no uncertain terms where she could go. Then later that night a male called. I told him we were not interested and to stop calling. A different group also calls my cell phone, Rachel from Card Services.
Mother says I shouldn't cuss at them. I think they are crooks, trying to steal our money an I should be able to talk to them any way I want.

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#2389210 - 03/02/13 06:29 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Sobbie]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Act like you can't hear them and keep asking them to speak up. Just keep saying what???? Drives 'em nuts and you get to have fun smile
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#2389214 - 03/02/13 06:31 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Act like you can't hear them and keep asking them to speak up. Just keep saying what???? Drives 'em nuts and you get to have fun smile


That's what my mother did when she got her first obscene phone call. smile
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#2389218 - 03/02/13 06:32 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I've used it for that too. It's hilarious.
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#2389227 - 03/02/13 06:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Act like you can't hear them and keep asking them to speak up. Just keep saying what???? Drives 'em nuts and you get to have fun smile


That's funny you'd say that because what I like to do sometimes is say I can't hear them and ask to hold on while I go get my hearing aids; then I just never come back (well, not until I'm sure they went bye bye). Great minds think alike.


Edited by JWM (03/02/13 06:38 PM)
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#2389344 - 03/02/13 10:28 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
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Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: billl
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Act like you can't hear them and keep asking them to speak up. Just keep saying what???? Drives 'em nuts and you get to have fun smile


That's what my mother did when she got her first obscene phone call. smile


I know of one person who told them "I'm holding a cigarette that's bigger then anything you have to offer." The caller hung up.
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#2389349 - 03/02/13 10:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Ediana]
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Registered: 02/10/11
Originally Posted By: Ediana
My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.
Particularly when that script assumes from the get go that the customer is an idiot who doesn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground. I ran into this with ATT U-verse. Only when I told the CSR that I was completely dissatisfied with her responses did I get her supervisor. Eventually he bumped me up to 2nd tier CS who escalated the issue to Network Engineering to resolve. But I had to take a beating dealing with 1st tier's idiotic script first.

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#2389355 - 03/02/13 10:42 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bmbe]
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Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: bmbe
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Originally Posted By: bmbe
Pet peeve of the day.. When someone calls for an appointment and I tell them that the earliest appointment I have available is at xxx am or pm on xxxday the xxxx of February. Then they proceed to immediately ask me if I have anything sooner mad mad


Just for the heck of it, say "Why yes, I do. I have one for 10am yesterday!"


Excellent idea! TY TY, I will use it today grin


Do you ever have someone show up at 10 am for a 3 pm appt and expect to be seen when they walk in the door? People do that at DMV EVERY single day. OMG that drives me nuts. And they get upset when I tell them that they can't check in any earlier than 20 minutes before their appointment. Sometimes I'll give them the paperwork that they need to have filled out and they will sit there griping about having to wait and won't fill out the papers. THEN they get really ticked when I refuse to give them their appointment number until they fill the paperwork out.
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#2389423 - 03/02/13 11:21 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Donald Newcomb]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: Donald Newcomb
Originally Posted By: Ediana
My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.
Particularly when that script assumes from the get go that the customer is an idiot who doesn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground.


Them: "Please power everything off"
Me: "Uhh, I tried that already. The problem is my router is not getting an IP from the modem."
Them: "Then clear your browser cache and the cookies"
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#2389896 - 03/03/13 06:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
My peeve today...

When I send a Suggest A Correction, and the contributor deletes info rather than correcting.

Example: I sent a Suggest A Correction about a nickname that had quotes, so that it appeared as ""Nickname"" on the listing. I said: "The system automatically puts quotes around nicknames, so you don't need to put them yourself."

The contributor deleted the nickname entirely.
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#2389906 - 03/03/13 07:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
I'm feeling REALLY peevish today, because I have more than one.

This thing: '

Bigger: '

There are a number of things that look like ' but aren't '.

Like...

’ " ” ` ¹ ′ ´

Why?

O’Dell (and the other variations) does not sort and search the same as O'Dell, and O"Dell makes the search go kaflooey!
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#2389907 - 03/03/13 07:23 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
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Registered: 05/13/03
Loc: Hanging with the bats
BW you are peevish today - cabin fever?
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#2389913 - 03/03/13 07:34 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: TMac]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Maybe. Been sitting here too much, maybe.
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#2389981 - 03/03/13 10:27 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
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Registered: 02/10/11
Originally Posted By: Russell808

Them: "Please power everything off"
Me: "Uhh, I tried that already. The problem is my router is not getting an IP from the modem."
Them: "Then clear your browser cache and the cookies"

Essentially the same experience. I was trying to let them know that no ATT customer anywhere could reach a certain domain but that other ISPs could. She wanted me to jump through all the stupid hoops and eventually gave up and wanted me to call a fee-for-service number. I told her I was reporting a problem with their network and that there was no reason for me to pay to have them fix their problem. Only when I would not say I was satisfied did I get a supervisor, who actually did bump me up to the 2nd tier support. Eventually it did get resolved but I can see why so many people just give up in disgust. You have to hang in there and hold their feet to the fire to get around their by-the-script log-jam.

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#2390016 - 03/04/13 01:12 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Donald Newcomb]
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Registered: 05/29/09
Loc: Western Massachusetts
Just went to the first cemetery I ever added to this site. When I added it in 2008, there only were 6 memorials added by another contributor. I searched the entire state before adding because some of those names are really common in this part of the world. Now there are a raft of duplicates all dated 2005 and linked to each other! Mumble, mumble, rackenfratz!!!!
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#2390029 - 03/04/13 03:29 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Donald Newcomb]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: Donald Newcomb
Eventually it did get resolved but I can see why so many people just give up in disgust. You have to hang in there and hold their feet to the fire to get around their by-the-script log-jam.


OTOH, you've probably run into customers that clearly showed the need for scripts such as "are you sure it's turned on?"
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#2390157 - 03/04/13 10:56 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Originally Posted By: Donald Newcomb
Originally Posted By: Ediana
My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.
Particularly when that script assumes from the get go that the customer is an idiot who doesn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground.


Them: "Please power everything off"
Me: "Uhh, I tried that already. The problem is my router is not getting an IP from the modem."
Them: "Then clear your browser cache and the cookies"


Ran into that years ago with I was actually connecting via AOHELL! My major problem was (since I am partially deaf) understanding the "script" since it was deliverd by someone for whom English was further down the list than just a second language! Now that's frustrating!
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#2390318 - 03/04/13 03:47 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
LylesDaughter Offline


Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Originally Posted By: LylesDaughter
Originally Posted By: Ediana
My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.



Being a customer service rep I have to chime in here on your post...sometimes we have to say what we have to say!


The complaint isn't about the rep - it's about the system. I don't care who you blame, it still sucks and is a customer peeve.


than your pet peeve should be to the COMPANY not the REP! smile

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#2390321 - 03/04/13 03:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
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Registered: 08/06/10
Loc: Arkansas
billl, when their first and second languages are not English, having good hearing does not help. I have more than once asked in utter frustration to talk to an American, but of course that didn't help. They don't understand the language well enough to even get miffed.
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#2390324 - 03/04/13 03:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
LylesDaughter Offline


Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Originally Posted By: Donald Newcomb
Eventually it did get resolved but I can see why so many people just give up in disgust. You have to hang in there and hold their feet to the fire to get around their by-the-script log-jam.


OTOH, you've probably run into customers that clearly showed the need for scripts such as "are you sure it's turned on?"


I have had customer's who barely know how to turn on their computer or cellphone. Once to test his connetivity to our network I said to the Customer..

ME: Sir, Please open up a new webpage/

Customer: HUH???

ME: Web broswer page

Customer: HUH??

ME: Internet Explorer page

C: HUH??

ME: on your desktop click on the IE or Blue E

C: HUH?? I dont see an E on my desktop...I have my mouse, paper and a light.

ME: Sir, when you want to access something on the internet, what do you open or click on to do that?

C: the computer screen..

ME: Okay...can you do that and type in this address in the box at the top that starts with http etc. www.***.***

C: okay..now what.

ME: Hit enter

C: okay google brought back 30 million hits.

ME: Sir did you open up an internet browser page.

C: I guess..I click on the google box and it opens up. I dont have a window to type in an address

after about 15 mins it came to be that the customer had lost his address field box at the top of the IE page.

so yeah sometimes script really works out. If the customer appears to know what a computer is and seems to know how to move around I dont always go by script...but in the beginning of the call we have to say what we say because the company says customers want to be WOWED! want to be called by their name!!! want this or that but damn they sure dont appreciate it when we do it seems sometimes.

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#2390325 - 03/04/13 03:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Dorothy Varnell]
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Registered: 06/25/11
Loc: ...
Litterbugs!
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#2390328 - 03/04/13 04:00 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Dorothy Varnell]
LylesDaughter Offline


Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
Originally Posted By: Dorothy Varnell
billl, when their first and second languages are not English, having good hearing does not help. I have more than once asked in utter frustration to talk to an American, but of course that didn't help. They don't understand the language well enough to even get miffed.


Unforunately, we are not allowed to transfer to reps because of that unless you speak spanish. I hear that complaint from customers all the time. I wish we could because I have such a hard time understanding alot of customers who appear to be from India..they talk to damn fast...(no offense to anyone on here who is from india smile )



Edited by LylesDaughter (03/04/13 04:01 PM)

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#2390340 - 03/04/13 04:24 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LylesDaughter]
Dorothy Varnell Offline


Registered: 08/06/10
Loc: Arkansas
I have to admit I speak a dialect of English - but no American has ever had a lick of trouble understanding me. Some have even told me my English is "cute". Since the lack of understanding goes both ways, it would sure be nice if we could convince the powers that be that when understanding is a problem the call MUST be transferred to another rep, Period! But how to do that I do not know - they surely know there is a problem unless being boss really Does involve living in a bubble or an alternate universe!
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#2390344 - 03/04/13 04:36 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Dorothy Varnell]
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Registered: 01/19/08
Loc: Really close to the North Pole
At the moment....husbands!!!!

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#2390350 - 03/04/13 04:43 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Little Pretty]
Dorothy Varnell Offline


Registered: 08/06/10
Loc: Arkansas
Little Pretty, I feel for ya! I am married to a Good man - I want to strangle him only about once a day.
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#2390359 - 03/04/13 05:13 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Dorothy Varnell]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
My peeve for the moment ...

I fixed a nice roast and smashed tater dinner and just before it hits the table, a minor but really need to fix right bow situation ocured. Delayed dinner for 20 minutes, but not quite the same effect .
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#2390362 - 03/04/13 05:22 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
When folks who are not of a certain nationality continuously act like they are of that nationality. And it's only made worse when they incorrectly spell/pronounce/use words and phrases. It is annoying to those of us who actually are of that nationality.
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#2390380 - 03/04/13 05:54 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Dorothy Varnell]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Dorothy Varnell
they surely know there is a problem unless being boss really Does involve living in a bubble or an alternate universe!


Right there was my problem; I lived in the same universe as my staff....the trouble was with those above me who not only lived in an alternate universe but I think a different dimension!
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#2390381 - 03/04/13 05:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
Neighbors from hell.

I just discovered that our neighbors have bee hives in their back yard. We've got swarms of bees around the deck and they are using our hot tub as their water source. Every morning we have to scoop out hundreds of dead bees.

We were wondering why all the bees (been here twenty years; never had this problem) when by chance I got a view over our fence and saw the hives. It's not legal to have hives within the city limits so I guess now I'll have to file a complaint.

I've given them three weeks to get rid of them but in the past they've not done well at correcting problems (and there have been previous violations of one sort or another).

Bah.

Oh, and they have too many children too.
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#2390410 - 03/04/13 06:56 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
rottenralf Offline


Registered: 05/16/11
Loc: In the principal's office
Originally Posted By: JWM
Neighbors from hell.


Oh, and they have too many children too.


How many weeks do they have to get rid of the excess children?
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#2390421 - 03/04/13 07:11 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
Unfortunately, city code doesn't address that. grin
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#2390428 - 03/04/13 07:32 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: rottenralf]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: rottenralf
Originally Posted By: JWM
Neighbors from hell.


Oh, and they have too many children too.


How many weeks do they have to get rid of the excess children?
Not more than 936 weeks per child
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#2390588 - 03/05/13 12:07 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: JWM
Unfortunately, city code doesn't address that. grin


It does if they have too many folks living in that specific house.
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#2390590 - 03/05/13 12:42 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: JWM
I've given them three weeks to get rid of them but in the past they've not done well at correcting problems (and there have been previous violations of one sort or another).


Interesting trivia: Did you know there's some flowers that cause bees to make honey that is toxic to humans?

There are also some flowers that are toxic to bees.
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#2390592 - 03/05/13 12:43 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Originally Posted By: JWM
Unfortunately, city code doesn't address that. grin


It does if they have too many folks living in that specific house.


+1
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#2390607 - 03/05/13 03:43 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: billl
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Originally Posted By: Donald Newcomb
Originally Posted By: Ediana
My pet peeve today and every day is being talked to from a script by a "Customer Service" representative.
Particularly when that script assumes from the get go that the customer is an idiot who doesn't know his a$$ from a hole in the ground.


Them: "Please power everything off"
Me: "Uhh, I tried that already. The problem is my router is not getting an IP from the modem."
Them: "Then clear your browser cache and the cookies"


Ran into that years ago with I was actually connecting via AOHELL! My major problem was (since I am partially deaf) understanding the "script" since it was deliverd by someone for whom English was further down the list than just a second language! Now that's frustrating!


LOL...I had a TOS violation on AOL for calling Scott Peterson a scum bucket. I called AOL and Prince Ahmed Rohit answered my call. When he said Prince I asked him if it was his name (like the artist formerly known as Prince) or is he really a prince. He said he is really a prince. Do I have to call you Your Highness to get some help? was my next question. No, Ahmed was adequate. When he explained my TOS violation I proceeded to explain to him who Scott Peterson is (pregnant wife killer and sociopath), what a scum bucket is...and why I objected to a TOS suspension and violation for something like that. LOL I think he wiped out my violation and lifted my suspension just to shut me up. LOL
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#2390702 - 03/05/13 07:59 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
aspring Offline


Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Originally Posted By: JWM
Unfortunately, city code doesn't address that. grin


It does if they have too many folks living in that specific house.


Doesn't work that way here. When we lived in the city, the row homes were very small. They were built to be just big enough to accommodate men who worked at an old fort. Just big enough for up to 3 people at most who would be there just to sleep. It was very easy to be home alone and be in your own way. Well, had a family that lived next door to us that seemed to be ever growing. At one point my dad counted a good 30 people living in that house. He called the landlord and nothing was done. So, dad called the city housing authorities who told him they could have 30,000 people in there for all they cared so long as nobody was sleeping on the stairs because that was a fire violation. They could even be in the hallways, bathroom, and kitchen sleeping just no sleeping on the stairs. Of course that was the 1980s though.


Edited by aspring (03/05/13 08:01 AM)
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#2390844 - 03/05/13 11:53 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: aspring
So, dad called the city housing authorities who told him they could have 30,000 people in there for all they cared so long as nobody was sleeping on the stairs because that was a fire violation.


That's probably a YMMV thing. Perhaps that city didn't have laws against it.
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#2390874 - 03/05/13 12:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
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Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
After the Loma Prieta earthquake my friend had 18 living in her 2 bedroom duplex. Three generations under one roof, trying to recover from a devastating disaster.

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#2391052 - 03/05/13 04:23 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: aspring
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Originally Posted By: JWM
Unfortunately, city code doesn't address that. grin


It does if they have too many folks living in that specific house.


Doesn't work that way here. When we lived in the city, the row homes were very small. They were built to be just big enough to accommodate men who worked at an old fort. Just big enough for up to 3 people at most who would be there just to sleep. It was very easy to be home alone and be in your own way. Well, had a family that lived next door to us that seemed to be ever growing. At one point my dad counted a good 30 people living in that house. He called the landlord and nothing was done. So, dad called the city housing authorities who told him they could have 30,000 people in there for all they cared so long as nobody was sleeping on the stairs because that was a fire violation. They could even be in the hallways, bathroom, and kitchen sleeping just no sleeping on the stairs. Of course that was the 1980s though.


From St Paul's Housing Code:

(2)Required space in dwelling units. Every dwelling unit shall contain a minimum gross floor area of at least one hundred fifty (150) square feet for the first occupant, at least one hundred (100) square feet for each occupant thereafter, the floor area to be calculated on the basis of the total habitable room area.

(3) Required space in sleeping rooms. In every dwelling unit, every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one (1) occupant shall have a minimum gross floor area of at least seventy (70) square feet. In every dwelling unit, every room occupied for sleeping purposes by two (2) or more occupants shall have a minimum gross floor area of fifty (50) square feet per occupant thereof.
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#2391071 - 03/05/13 04:39 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
aspring Offline


Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
Thanks Christina! I had no idea that such codes existed. I'll have to see if Baltimore City ever updated their codes.

My current peeve- I was happily making fun of Hugo Chavez and he had to go die and take all my fun away.
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#2391077 - 03/05/13 04:42 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: aspring
Thanks Christina! I had no idea that such codes existed. I'll have to see if Baltimore City ever updated their codes.

My current peeve- I was happily making fun of Hugo Chavez and he had to go die and take all my fun away.


Doesn't that just piss you off? Wonder how many memorials have been created for him. Should we start a pool?
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#2391081 - 03/05/13 04:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
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Registered: 08/06/10
Loc: Arkansas
I oount 2 so far.

Both are marked famous.
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#2391082 - 03/05/13 04:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
aspring Offline


Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
Bailey- It sure does make me POed! So far, two memorials, both BUs. One has a ` over the a in Chavez and the other doesn't.

Which reminds me- why doesn't my keyboard allow me to put a ` over letter? That is annoying too!
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#2391083 - 03/05/13 04:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
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Registered: 01/22/04
Loc: A Computer, Where Else??
My pet peeve is someone going to bed angry....

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#2391099 - 03/05/13 05:41 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Private Eyes]
lindaloo Offline


Registered: 10/11/03
Loc: In a Galaxie far far away, NE ...
My pet peeve is the neighbor's security light that comes on every time a cat, mouse, flea or anything even smaller crosses its sensor. GRRRR
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#2391103 - 03/05/13 05:44 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: lindaloo]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: lindaloo
My pet peeve is the neighbor's security light that comes on every time a cat, mouse, flea or anything even smaller crosses its sensor. GRRRR


I think they should call those insecurity lights; they're insecure so they have the light.

Way back in my youth I and some friends shot one of those out with a .45 (it was not in town). It was swell.
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#2391107 - 03/05/13 05:48 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: lindaloo]
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Registered: 05/16/11
Loc: In the principal's office
Originally Posted By: lindaloo
My pet peeve is the neighbor's security light that comes on every time a cat, mouse, flea or anything even smaller crosses its sensor. GRRRR


If you live in Brian Snat's neighborhood, there is a reason those lights keep coming on.
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#2395162 - 03/12/13 06:19 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
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Registered: 12/04/04
Loc: Western Washington
It just a small peeve of mine but why do so many people use the abbreviation ect instead of etc for the word etcetera, sometimes written et cetera?

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#2395171 - 03/12/13 06:41 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: greyfox]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
An old peeve, when out with a group of people, and when asked "booth or table", when the person who chooses booth refuses to sit on the inside because they don't like being "trapped".

Just go with a table, please.

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#2395184 - 03/12/13 07:28 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: greyfox]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: greyfox
It just a small peeve of mine but why do so many people use the abbreviation ect instead of etc for the word etcetera, sometimes written et cetera?
Illiteracy.

I'm partial to &c, myself. The ampersand is, interestingly, a ligature of e and t.
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#2395190 - 03/12/13 07:54 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
CSzafran Offline


Registered: 08/17/11
Loc: So. California
My pet peeve are some (no all) dog owners. When did dogs become the newest fashion accessory or dinner companion? When was it OK to sit your small dog on the counter of Starbucks while you fish for your wallet in your purse? When were dogs allowed to roam around a restaurant patio? It’s outside but it’s still a restaurant where people are eating. When did my yard become your dog’s personal dump?

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#2395195 - 03/12/13 08:09 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: CSzafran]
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Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
If it wasn't obvious that it was an assistance dog, you'd have heard my mouth running! smile
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#2395249 - 03/12/13 09:35 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: CSzafran]
Driver1928 Offline


Registered: 05/30/07
Loc: Orion
Originally Posted By: CSzafran
My pet peeve are some (no all) dog owners. When did dogs become the newest fashion accessory or dinner companion? When was it OK to sit your small dog on the counter of Starbucks while you fish for your wallet in your purse? When were dogs allowed to roam around a restaurant patio? It’s outside but it’s still a restaurant where people are eating. When did my yard become your dog’s personal dump?
Around here there is a health ordinance against having dogs in a restaurant - except for service dogs. If the is a law, report them. If there is no law, push for one.
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#2395673 - 03/13/13 03:38 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Driver1928]
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Registered: 03/18/04
Loc: Lobsterland, vacationland, lea...
People not paying you back money when they say they will!!!

One person I bailed out of trouble and I told them I needed it before Christmas!! Well we are long gone from Christmas. Than they said they would get it to me when they get taxes back..well half the family got their taxes back and spent it on shit! but yet I am still waiting....

The other person owed me $350.00..I got 200.00. Fine and dandy I got most of it but they still owed me 100.00 from last taxes!!!

yeah Ive come to my senses not to loan money but hard when it is your family! frown

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#2395710 - 03/13/13 04:16 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Driver1928]
Donald Newcomb Offline


Registered: 02/10/11
Originally Posted By: Driver1928
Around here there is a health ordinance against having dogs in a restaurant - except for service dogs. If the is a law, report them. If there is no law, push for one.
The big except is "service dogs". You've heard the story about the person who brought a pig on an airline claiming it was a "service animal"? I know someone who balked at the cost of flying her pet beagle to Canada, so she bought a little towel that said, "Service Dog In Training" and made the airline carry him for free. This is the same person who fussed at my copying DVDs.

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#2395724 - 03/13/13 04:39 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Donald Newcomb]
GA_MT Offline


Registered: 11/07/05
Loc: Kennesaw, Georgia
Today's peeve for me is too many chiefs at work. Told to do something one way by a chief, then I get dinged by another chief for doing it that way. I miss being self employed but the health insurance keeps me there.
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#2395736 - 03/13/13 05:01 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: GA_MT]
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Registered: 08/20/10
Loc: South Jersey
When people don't turn off their blinkers when they are driving!!!!
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#2395739 - 03/13/13 05:06 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Georgia Lass]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: Georgia Lass
When people don't turn off their blinkers when they are driving!!!!
And when people don't turn them on when they are turning!!!
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#2395751 - 03/13/13 05:33 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: CSzafran]
Pat A Offline


Registered: 06/30/10
Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: CSzafran
My pet peeve are some (no all) dog owners. When did dogs become the newest fashion accessory or dinner companion? When was it OK to sit your small dog on the counter of Starbucks while you fish for your wallet in your purse? When were dogs allowed to roam around a restaurant patio? It’s outside but it’s still a restaurant where people are eating. When did my yard become your dog’s personal dump?


LOL...and who really wants to stay in a motel room where someone's dog had been an occupant????

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#2399170 - 03/20/13 03:25 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Pat A]
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Registered: 09/07/08
Loc: here
People who think that anybody in the service industry is stupid and below them. Just because you just got done working and came out in your fine clothes and jewelry for your steak and lobster, does not mean that those serving you are dumb and can't count change back. The amount of money that you make, does not make you smart.
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#2400302 - 03/22/13 08:35 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
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Originally Posted By: Huitingthefamily
People who think that anybody in the service industry is stupid and below them. Just because you just got done working and came out in your fine clothes and jewelry for your steak and lobster, does not mean that those serving you are dumb and can't count change back. The amount of money that you make, does not make you smart.


You and I both know there are folks just hung up the status they think is implied by money. It fits right in with my pet peeve regarding folks who can't say anything without having to mention job titles, possessions, value of said possessions... Like anyone cares.
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#2400306 - 03/22/13 08:39 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
People who say they speak, or think they speak, for everyone. I speak for myself, I quite often don't agree, or even care about the thought they claim speaks for everyone.

My husband is the only other person who has the insight to speak for me.
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#2400544 - 03/22/13 07:43 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Today it's people who interject themselves in other people's conversations.

They are an expert on every subject. Just ask them.


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#2400545 - 03/22/13 07:52 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Loc: MI-USA
Today it is a person who tells me how to write a memorial for my family members-telling me it should be an obit and leave out the personal stuff-and that Find A Grave was made only for ancestary research. I have been a member for 12 years this person less then a year.

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#2406450 - 04/01/13 06:20 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Miss Hildy]
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Registered: 01/13/07
Loc: Mesa AZ
Resurrecting this thread after reading several bios using @ and & instead of real words. Really? A couple more keystrokes was too much trouble? Oh. Well, (insert sarcasm here) since they appear many times in the bio, I guess it did save more than a few keystrokes.
Tacky, tacky, tacky.
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#2407521 - 04/03/13 08:26 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Zorro]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Tonight it's being so busy I forgot to eat dinner. Now it's too late to eat. Dang it! LOL.

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#2407527 - 04/03/13 08:41 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
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Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Just as long as you have your lipstick on, everything's alright! smile
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#2407541 - 04/03/13 09:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
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Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Management that has you call the next customer to your window before you've finished with the one that is already there.
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#2408232 - 04/05/13 02:02 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
People who, no matter who/what the topic, always have a story about how someone in their family knew them, encountered them, was related to them, etc. You could make up a non-existent person or event, and they would have a story....LOL.

People who view everything little ridiculous thing as a competition. No matter what another person says or does, they always have to come out the winner. If one person gets up early, then they got up earlier. If one person has a sick relative, then they have two sick relatives. If one person's spouse was tall, a baseball player, or ate a lot, then their spouse was taller, a better baseball player, and ate more.

Ho hum.
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#2408456 - 04/06/13 12:24 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: Christina11
People who, no matter who/what the topic, always have a story about how someone in their family knew them, encountered them, was related to them, etc. You could make up a non-existent person or event, and they would have a story....LOL.

People who view everything little ridiculous thing as a competition. No matter what another person says or does, they always have to come out the winner. If one person gets up early, then they got up earlier. If one person has a sick relative, then they have two sick relatives. If one person's spouse was tall, a baseball player, or ate a lot, then their spouse was taller, a better baseball player, and ate more.

Ho hum.


I work with that person...lol I received a Kitchenaid Artisan mixer from a friend whom I have never met in person. We met on POGO and got to be friends. She sent it to my office rather than my house since no one is home all day. This gal at work looked at my gift and started telling about the one her husband bought her. How much bigger it is, how expensive it is and all of it's attachments. When she finished I said...So...who is he sleeping with? She said no one, why? I said He's sleeping with someone. No man buys a gift like that for his wife unless he wants her occupied at home so he can run around.

That shut her up.
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#2408548 - 04/06/13 08:21 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: CSzafran]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Originally Posted By: CSzafran
My pet peeve are some (no all) dog owners. When did dogs become the newest fashion accessory or dinner companion? When was it OK to sit your small dog on the counter of Starbucks while you fish for your wallet in your purse? When were dogs allowed to roam around a restaurant patio? It’s outside but it’s still a restaurant where people are eating. When did my yard become your dog’s personal dump?


Oh yes...this is a pet peeve of mine. We have a little dog. He stays home with the big dog. Yes it is easy to put him in the car but he is still a DOG and he doesn't belong in a restaurant.

We have always had a law about dogs not being in restaurants but it seems that there is no enforces that law anymore. I have seen dogs in stores and banks but recently in Florida visiting my Dad we went to a very nice restaurant (no, not trying to impress!! LOL) and was stunned when they seated the people next to us and the woman had a dog, on a pillow on her lap. She then took the dog and plopped in on the chair right next to me. ICK. The tables were quite close. Had I been allergic it really would have been a problem.I am not sure what the law is in Florida or I would have said something. If you can't go to eat without your dog, get take out.

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#2408571 - 04/06/13 08:58 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
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Registered: 10/11/03
Loc: In a Galaxie far far away, NE ...
Coworkers who leave time on the microwave at work. When you're done using it--reset it to 0!
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#2408579 - 04/06/13 09:05 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: lindaloo]
BluePineRidge Offline


Registered: 03/17/10
Loc: Napping on the keyboard
Originally Posted By: lindaloo
Coworkers who leave time on the microwave at work. When you're done using it--reset it to 0!
mine ding if you don't zero it out! What a nag they are!
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#2409462 - 04/07/13 09:02 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BluePineRidge]
lindaloo Offline


Registered: 10/11/03
Loc: In a Galaxie far far away, NE ...
We took the dogs out to the lake we often boat at today as the weather was 70 and partly sunny. We wanted to check out the water level and camp sites. First Banjo and then Foxy found something smelly to roll in. Why do dogs do that? Hubby tried to rinse some of it off--but the lake water was too cold. It was a smelly 45 minute ride home. frown
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#2409766 - 04/08/13 11:22 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
People who dump pets because they become reserved or even hostile after being terrorized by children. God forbid they should teach the children how to play with the pet properly. No, they blame the pet. Once the pets come to us (I volunteer at a no kill shelter), and are treated properly, they return to being the loving and sweet cat/dog that they always were before they were terrorized by the brats.
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#2410034 - 04/08/13 07:34 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
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Registered: 12/17/05
What is the point of having a smoke free building, if everyone goes outside to smoke and it feels like you are walking thru an ashtray to get into the building? Not to mention, all the breaks smokers get. I do realize it is a tough habit to break, but I do not think it means they get extra time.

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#2410047 - 04/08/13 08:04 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: meeksville]
JulieSullivan Offline


Registered: 03/27/07
Loc: Mongolville
Originally Posted By: meeksville
People telling me to "just get over" get over my mum's death. It's only been two weeks, I was back at work the next day, I'm taking care of my kid, if I struggle with in the privacy of my own room after the lights go out that's my business. The day after she was cremated someone who shall not be publicly named asked me how long I was going to "milk it".


I cannot imagine how anyone could be so crass. I had not thought of what my worst pet peeve is, but if that had happened to me, I can assure it would be the worst. That is awful!
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#2410153 - 04/09/13 03:34 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: brooke2
What is the point of having a smoke free building, if everyone goes outside to smoke and it feels like you are walking thru an ashtray to get into the building?


Wait for Phase II. It seems the new trend in apartment buildings is a smoke free building. Can't smoke anywhere - not even in your apartment. Not on the grounds, not on the patio. Nowhere.
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#2410155 - 04/09/13 05:01 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
People who push past 3 lines of people and walk up to a counter where one person is trying to handle the 3 lines by herself and says I just have one question or I just need some forms

Well excuse me dipwad...there are 3 lines of people who have been waiting to just ask one question or just get a couple forms.

On Monday I tried a new approach. I had the non-appointment line snaked into the vestibule and out the main door. I had the appointment line out the appointment door and the return line all balled up in the middle. This woman pushes past them with her "just one question" approach so I told her to step aside and I'd be with her as soon as I cleared the customers who were ahead of her. She said but I have just one question. I said I understand but I have to clear everyone that is ahead of you before I can answer your question. Didn't work. She called me an effin' witch.

One of the non-appointment customers told her...That's Miss effin' witch to you lady



The calm before the storm.
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#2410170 - 04/09/13 06:42 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
24/7 TV; 500+ channels; nothing on.
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#2410175 - 04/09/13 06:50 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
Private Eyes Offline


Registered: 01/22/04
Loc: A Computer, Where Else??
This is my pet peeve every single day - a person who refuses to get medical attention to make life easier - for them and the people around them.

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#2410328 - 04/09/13 11:46 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
GA_MT Offline


Registered: 11/07/05
Loc: Kennesaw, Georgia
Mine is a beef about smoking as well. We went to a Mexican restaurant the other night. It is a 2 story building. The upstairs is for parties. Apparently one can smoke up there. The smell of smoke was so heavy downstairs it was rather nauseating. When we paid the cashier asked if everything was alright. I said the food was fine but the small of the smoke really took away from the taste and the meal enjoyment. She said "I'm sorry." Sure you were. We won't go back there.
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#2410594 - 04/09/13 09:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
Driver1928 Offline


Registered: 05/30/07
Loc: Orion
Originally Posted By: Bailey4d4
... One of the non-appointment customers told her...That's Miss effin' witch to you lady.
Oh, this is classic!
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#2410746 - 04/10/13 06:15 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Originally Posted By: brooke2
What is the point of having a smoke free building, if everyone goes outside to smoke and it feels like you are walking thru an ashtray to get into the building?


Wait for Phase II. It seems the new trend in apartment buildings is a smoke free building. Can't smoke anywhere - not even in your apartment. Not on the grounds, not on the patio. Nowhere.


They're pushing to make the public housing units here smoke free.

I wonder how they plan to enforce the new rules.

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#2410757 - 04/10/13 06:56 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
I'm ready to get my hair trimmed. I dread the, "How much of a tip do you want to leave?" irks me every time.

I don't need to be reminded to leave a tip for my stylist.

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#2420765 - 04/26/13 03:44 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
Sitting around all day waiting for FedEx to deliver a package, checking the status, and reading:

3:47 pm
Delivery exception

Customer not available or business closed


I can see the exit driveway from my window, and the FedEx truck never went by, not to mention that no notice was left by the buzzer. Lazy fool probably decided to end his day early. Hubby already called FedEx to have the package rerouted to the local FedEx/Kinko's store, where we'll pick it up.
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#2421509 - 04/27/13 08:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Folks who never actually participate in a discussion, they pretty much just add useless comments about the discussion and the folks involved in the discussion.


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#2421601 - 04/27/13 10:58 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Neighbors that have a live Mexican band all day and into the night. Even with my windows and doors shut & the tv on I can still hear the music.
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#2421605 - 04/27/13 11:06 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I say make some Margherita's and join 'em smile
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#2421607 - 04/27/13 11:17 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
bugaboo Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Originally Posted By: chetsgirl
Originally Posted By: CSzafran
My pet peeve are some (no all) dog owners. When did dogs become the newest fashion accessory or dinner companion? When was it OK to sit your small dog on the counter of Starbucks while you fish for your wallet in your purse? When were dogs allowed to roam around a restaurant patio? It’s outside but it’s still a restaurant where people are eating. When did my yard become your dog’s personal dump?


Oh yes...this is a pet peeve of mine. We have a little dog. He stays home with the big dog. Yes it is easy to put him in the car but he is still a DOG and he doesn't belong in a restaurant.

We have always had a law about dogs not being in restaurants but it seems that there is no enforces that law anymore. I have seen dogs in stores and banks but recently in Florida visiting my Dad we went to a very nice restaurant (no, not trying to impress!! LOL) and was stunned when they seated the people next to us and the woman had a dog, on a pillow on her lap. She then took the dog and plopped in on the chair right next to me. ICK. The tables were quite close. Had I been allergic it really would have been a problem.I am not sure what the law is in Florida or I would have said something. If you can't go to eat without your dog, get take out.
As far as I know, animals are not allowed in restaurants unless they are service dogs.

4. Q. Can I take my pet dog to a restaurant?

A. Pet dogs are generally prohibited at public food service establishments. However, your local government may enact an ordinance permitting dogs in designated outdoor seating areas of public food service establishments. The ordinance must include specific requirements established by state law, including permit fees and sanitation and safety conditions that must be met.

A restaurant must have a permit from the local government to allow dogs in the designated outdoor seating area(s) before your pet dog is allowed at a restaurant. Contact your local government to find out if an ordinance has been enacted and if the restaurant has the required permit.

Pet dogs are still prohibited inside public food service establishments, including traveling through the establishment.

Florida Department of business professional regulation

Which brings me to my pet peeve, people who feel the rules apply to everyone but them.
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#2421625 - 04/28/13 01:25 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
I walked over and ate some killer tacos, rice, flan and a beer. My Spanish is muy paquito and their English is about the same.
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#2421663 - 04/28/13 03:11 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
Huitingthefamily Offline


Registered: 09/07/08
Loc: here
My pet peeve is that WI had 8 full moons this month... I think everybody around here went off the deep end waiting for spring weather.
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#2421664 - 04/28/13 04:31 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
Russell808 Offline


Registered: 04/26/09
My pet peeve is a motorcyclist as I was leaving a store. He kept bliping the throttle of his motorcycle - in a cement parking structure. Ouch. I don't care what he does to his hearing, but I'd like to keep mine, thank you.
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#2432123 - 05/15/13 01:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Time to resurrect this...

My current pet peeve is someone who makes every discussion about them and can only talk about one thing. Even if the topic is totally unrelated, they will find a way to work it in to the conversation.

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#2432125 - 05/15/13 01:58 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
My pet peeve -

People who don't realize it really is all about me.....

running for cover
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#2432128 - 05/15/13 02:02 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
My pet peeve -

People who don't realize it really is all about me.....

running for cover


LOL, in your own mind...
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#2432129 - 05/15/13 02:03 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I'm a legend in my own mind...lol
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Age and treachery beat youth and enthusiasm every time. wink
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#2432177 - 05/15/13 03:27 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 04/12/13
Loc: Denny Triangle, Seattle, Wa
****Sung to the chorus of the Carly Simon song, "Legend in Your Own Mind"

Your a legend in your own mind
A hero in the foot lights
playing tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legend is only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone

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#2432179 - 05/15/13 03:27 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 11/10/11
Loc: Parts Unknown
That the spouse seems to find a reason to argue about anything and everything I say today or lately. Like to smack him up. mad

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#2432182 - 05/15/13 03:29 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: littlelily]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: littlelily
That the spouse seems to find a reason to argue about anything and everything I say today or lately. Like to smack him up. mad


If he makes you really mad - TMac said she knows where to hide bodies...lol
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#2432184 - 05/15/13 03:32 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
littlelily Offline


Registered: 11/10/11
Loc: Parts Unknown
SOLD!!!!! Say no more. Where's Tmac?

I'm just not going to converse with him anymore. At times I wish he hadn't retired.

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#2432186 - 05/15/13 03:33 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: wa6odb]
wa6odb Offline


Registered: 04/12/13
Loc: Denny Triangle, Seattle, Wa
Originally Posted By: wa6odb
****Sung to the chorus of the Carly Simon song, "Legend in Your Own Mind"

Your a legend in your own mind
A hero in the foot lights
playing tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legend is only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone


Sorry, pre-dementia hits :-) It's legend in your own TIME, not mind :-(

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#2432249 - 05/15/13 04:35 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: littlelily]
sgorschy Offline


Registered: 02/27/09
Strangers who come up to me and rub my belly (39 wks and 3 days preggo) If I want you to touch me I'd ask you to !

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#2432253 - 05/15/13 04:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: sgorschy]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I started rubbing their heads when they did that to me. Always got shocked looks like - what the hell are you touching me for? Then I'd tell them be glad I didn't start feeling for anything else - idiots. Why do strangers think it's ok to put their hands on a woman just cuz she's pregnant?
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#2432266 - 05/15/13 05:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 04/12/11
I have a problem with employee's who call me at 11:00 at night and wake me up for no good reason other than their own carelessness.

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#2432270 - 05/15/13 05:19 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
Driver1928 Offline


Registered: 05/30/07
Loc: Orion
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
I started rubbing their heads when they did that to me. Always got shocked looks like - what the hell are you touching me for? Then I'd tell them be glad I didn't start feeling for anything else - idiots. Why do strangers think it's ok to put their hands on a woman just cuz she's pregnant?
This is brilliant! I will spread the word. Apparently smile every female on earth has been felt up at one time or another during their pregnancy.
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#2432271 - 05/15/13 05:21 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Driver1928]
Driver1928 Offline


Registered: 05/30/07
Loc: Orion
My pet peeve is when you ask for a clarification in the help forum, and they give you three different answers right off the bat, then discuss the merits of their answers for the next 100 responses then turn it into a complaint thread.

So, there is no clear cut answer?
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#2432272 - 05/15/13 05:22 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: sgorschy]
JulieSullivan Offline


Registered: 03/27/07
Loc: Mongolville
Originally Posted By: sgorschy
Strangers who come up to me and rub my belly (39 wks and 3 days preggo) If I want you to touch me I'd ask you to !


I've always been amazed that people thought it was okay to touch pregnant women without asking.
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#2432279 - 05/15/13 05:32 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Driver1928]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: Driver1928
My pet peeve is when you ask for a clarification in the help forum, and they give you three different answers right off the bat, then discuss the merits of their answers for the next 100 responses then turn it into a complaint thread.

So, there is no clear cut answer?


Of course there's one clear cut answer - mine! grin
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#2432281 - 05/15/13 05:34 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: littlelily]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: littlelily
SOLD!!!!! Say no more. Where's Tmac?

I'm just not going to converse with him anymore. At times I wish he hadn't retired.


Twice as much husband on half as much money...lol
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#2432310 - 05/15/13 06:15 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Loc: here
People that wear flip flops and drag their feet across the floor as they walk.
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#2432314 - 05/15/13 06:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JulieSullivan]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: JulieSullivan
Originally Posted By: sgorschy
Strangers who come up to me and rub my belly (39 wks and 3 days preggo) If I want you to touch me I'd ask you to !


I've always been amazed that people thought it was okay to touch pregnant women without asking.


No kidding!

Actually, it is against the law to touch anyone, even in a friendly gesture, without their permission.

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#2432324 - 05/15/13 06:31 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Originally Posted By: Driver1928
My pet peeve is when you ask for a clarification in the help forum, and they give you three different answers right off the bat, then discuss the merits of their answers for the next 100 responses then turn it into a complaint thread.

So, there is no clear cut answer?


Of course there's one clear cut answer - mine! grin


And there she goes. Making it all about her again! smile

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#2432328 - 05/15/13 06:38 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: Huitingthefamily
People that wear flip flops and drag their feet across the floor as they walk.


LOL, at least you can't wear socks with them. You can try, but it doesn't work real well.

And BTW, there's another expression I never heard until I moved to the midwest - flip flops.
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#2432334 - 05/15/13 06:48 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 10/15/05
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1. People who are in such a hurry they pull out in front of you and then go 10 MPH causing you to slam on your brakes. Come on, there was NOBODY behind me mad

2. People who won't pass a cop car that's going 5 under the speed limit and causes traffic to back up. He honestly cannot ticket you for doing the speed limit.

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#2432335 - 05/15/13 06:48 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Loc: Mongolville
We had to quit calling them thongs! grin
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#2432339 - 05/15/13 06:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
littlelily Offline


Registered: 11/10/11
Loc: Parts Unknown
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Originally Posted By: littlelily
SOLD!!!!! Say no more. Where's Tmac?

I'm just not going to converse with him anymore. At times I wish he hadn't retired.


Twice as much husband on half as much money...lol


LOL. Yup and seems we do almost everything together which was great in the beginning. Think we each need some alone time. Oh and I forgot to mention his selective hearing. When he does hear, he defines it to his likings. May not even come close to what I said. Good grief.

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#2432351 - 05/15/13 07:22 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Originally Posted By: Driver1928
My pet peeve is when you ask for a clarification in the help forum, and they give you three different answers right off the bat, then discuss the merits of their answers for the next 100 responses then turn it into a complaint thread.

So, there is no clear cut answer?


Of course there's one clear cut answer - mine! grin
"Do it MY way... anyone can do it the right way."
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#2432353 - 05/15/13 07:23 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JulieSullivan]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: JulieSullivan
We had to quit calling them thongs! grin
Nothing wrong with a good thong... ath long ath the thinger things thwell.
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#2432367 - 05/15/13 07:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
RobWatson Offline


Registered: 05/31/12
Loc: CA, USA
Originally Posted By: Christina11
LOL, at least you can't wear socks with them. You can try, but it doesn't work real well.


Au contraire, you certainly can wear socks with flip flops.

On to my peeve of the day. Local college says online courses for AA degree but turns out not even close. What were they thinking? I would not notice?


Edited by RobWatson (05/15/13 07:52 PM)
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#2432676 - 05/16/13 11:39 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: RobWatson]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: RobWatson
Originally Posted By: Christina11
LOL, at least you can't wear socks with them. You can try, but it doesn't work real well.


Au contraire, you certainly can wear socks with flip flops.

On to my peeve of the day. Local college says online courses for AA degree but turns out not even close. What were they thinking? I would not notice?


Those socks are hilarious.

On a differene note, wouldn't it be great if folks set up their own personal blog to post their lengthy personal stuff, rather than using someone else's website space?
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#2432704 - 05/16/13 12:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Christina11


On a differene note, wouldn't it be great if folks set up their own personal blog to post their lengthy personal stuff, rather than using someone else's website space?


Already been suggested and ignored.
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#2432780 - 05/16/13 02:22 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
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My pet peeve is... Pet Peeve Threads! laugh


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#2433152 - 05/17/13 12:23 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Lost_Wages]
greyfox Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Loc: Western Washington
My pet peave today is a relative who posts political stuff on Facebook. I'm tempted to make comments but I don't want to cause trouble in the family.

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#2433169 - 05/17/13 01:25 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: billl
Originally Posted By: Christina11


On a differene note, wouldn't it be great if folks set up their own personal blog to post their lengthy personal stuff, rather than using someone else's website space?


Already been suggested and ignored.


Oh well. You'd think some folks would get a clue and figure this out on their own.
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#2433170 - 05/17/13 01:29 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
eesmith60 Offline


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Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Are we all out of clues at the clue store again?
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#2433177 - 05/17/13 02:27 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JulieSullivan]
Huitingthefamily Offline


Registered: 09/07/08
Loc: here
Originally Posted By: JulieSullivan
We had to quit calling them thongs! grin


I was going to say, I am from the Midwest and we always called them thongs. I think the other body part won out on that one. blush
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#2433272 - 05/17/13 08:48 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
aspring Offline


Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
There's flip-flops and there's dental floss.
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#2433274 - 05/17/13 08:54 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I just don't see how on God's green earth, thongs are comfortable. I've spent my life trying to keep my drawers outta "there" - I'm gonna buy a piece of string that goes right there?!?!? I think not!
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#2433285 - 05/17/13 09:13 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
People who go to a baseball game, and stand in the aisle yammering away, blocking everyone in their section's view of home plate. Sit the heck down, or take your conversation to the mezzanine.
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#2433288 - 05/17/13 09:14 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who go to a baseball game, and stand in the aisle yammering away, blocking everyone in their section's view of home plate. Sit the heck down, or take your conversation to the mezzanine.


I see another use for water guns. smile
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#2433308 - 05/17/13 10:02 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who go to a baseball game, and stand in the aisle yammering away, blocking everyone in their section's view of home plate. Sit the heck down, or take your conversation to the mezzanine.


I see another use for water guns. smile
Or foul balls.
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#2433513 - 05/17/13 04:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
People who are in HUGE trucks, vans, SUVs, and land yachts who can't drive the suckers! mad
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#2433517 - 05/17/13 04:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
One pet peeve down... grin
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#2433519 - 05/17/13 04:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
aspring Offline


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Loc: Unknown
This one is really bothering me lately...

People who profess to be of a certain religion and follow those teachings/rules at their convenience.
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#2433520 - 05/17/13 05:00 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I call them Sunday Christians or Chinese Menu Christians.

"I go to church on Sunday so everyone sees how religious I am but Monday thru Saturday I'm an ass only Jesus loves"...lol

or

"I'll follow one rule from column A and 2 rules from column B"

The first one brings to mind Joyce Meyer - she's really funny - who said just sitting in a church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than sitting in a garage makes you a car...HA! lol
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#2433524 - 05/17/13 05:05 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
aspring Offline


Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
LOL EE! That is too funny. I have one in my family who is driving me nuts! Trouble is they are in an in-law so I keep my mouth shut. Hubby is an atheist and he is about to say something to this person. Really bad part is that I encourage him.
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#2433525 - 05/17/13 05:06 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
wa6odb Offline


Registered: 04/12/13
Loc: Denny Triangle, Seattle, Wa
Originally Posted By: aspring
This one is really bothering me lately...

People who profess to be of a certain religion and follow those teachings/rules at their convenience.


Call'em out on it. Out them. People disclose their faith as a well demonstrated means of warding off any criticism of their actions. I'm sick of it too. Like, it's totally taboo to question a persons actions if they are self-proclaimed followers of mainstream, untouchable, divine, chosen ones. Make a stand :-0

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#2433538 - 05/17/13 05:41 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
I call them Sunday Christians or Chinese Menu Christians.

Cafeteria Christians. They pick just what part of the religion they want, and leave the rest behind.
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#2433544 - 05/17/13 05:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
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Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
My great uncle Charley was a minister turned backslider. My mom, aunt and grandma would nag him into going to church. So one of them would pick him up (he was an alcoholic) and we'd go to church. He refused to sit on the 3rd row from the front because "I've got a weak bladder". As soon as the preaching would start he'd go to the restroom and slip out the back door. When the pastor would make the alter call, I'd slip out the back door, run next door to the VFW Hall and holler at him from the doorway, then run back to resume my place on the back row at church. Pretty soon he'd slide into the seat beside me smelling like a bottle of Binaca.

I miss my Uncle Charley.
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#2433547 - 05/17/13 05:48 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: RobWatson]
Bailey4d4 Offline


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Loc: Sacramento, CA
Asians wear socks with flip flops all day long. A lady that I worked with bought me a pair but I felt conspicuous.
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#2433608 - 05/17/13 07:40 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
bugaboo Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Friends on facebook who pass along that thing that tells you to put your cursor over their name and change whatever to keep their stuff private. You paste in snopes that it's false and they ignore you and the rest of the friends keep typing in done. WHY do people keep passing the same crap around over and over instead of researching to see if it's true or not? Guess we'll see if she drops me like she said she'd do if you don't paste in that notice onto your page. crazy
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#2433639 - 05/17/13 08:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Speaking of smoke free buildings, has anyone here had people smoking electronic cigarettes at work or other public places?

We had a guy come in the other day and "fire up" an electronic cigarette that smelled horrible. He said it was some kind of oil or something he put in it.

He was shocked when he was asked to put it out.

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#2433645 - 05/17/13 08:56 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
Telemarketers who won't take no for an answer.
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#2433646 - 05/17/13 08:56 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
aspring Offline


Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
I think Maryland modified the law regarding public smoking so that it now includes those electronic cigarettes. Not sure if it ever went through but there was a lot of talk about doing it.

There's a fun liquor store I haven't been to in awhile. They are large and had those video slots and poker games you can sit at an play. I guess despite the law people were still sitting there and lighting up. So somebody there put up a sign that read "If we see you smoking, we will assume you are on fire and put you out!" It had pictures of a bucket of water and fire extinguisher on it.
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#2433648 - 05/17/13 08:59 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
bugaboo Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Originally Posted By: Curious
Speaking of smoke free buildings, has anyone here had people smoking electronic cigarettes at work or other public places?

We had a guy come in the other day and "fire up" an electronic cigarette that smelled horrible. He said it was some kind of oil or something he put in it.

He was shocked when he was asked to put it out.
I wonder what he put in it? I have one and it emits no smell at all. Mine doesn't "fire up" either. You just take a hit off of it like a regular cigarette. I recharge it from the computer USB plug (is that what's it's called?). I wouldn't want something with oil in it though.
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#2433650 - 05/17/13 09:02 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
I use the term fire up meaning he started smoking it. I don't know anything about it other than what he told us.

About a year ago another guy smoked one in my conference room, and it didn't smell at all.

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#2434017 - 05/18/13 12:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Folks who spend time posting a question on a forum when they could have actually looked it up on Google in less than time than it took them to post the question. Then they expect others to provide an answer, and they never seem to grasp this regardless of how many times folks post links to an answer. I just can't bring myself to ever answer those questions.



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#2434138 - 05/18/13 05:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 04/12/13
Loc: Denny Triangle, Seattle, Wa
I just came from the library, where I heard a woman ask the librarian, "I'm looking for information about what I could do about bed bugs and ticks." I thought, "Man. Ain't she never heard of the internet" but then I considered she may not trust her ability to reason. Some folks just don't have the same problem solving/answer finding abilities. Like, maybe, an impediment.

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#2434264 - 05/18/13 09:51 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: wa6odb]
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Registered: 12/17/05
Cell phones.... I was at a play last night, and the guy next to me pulled out his cell phone and started taping it. Not only was it bright; but he stood in front of me to do it! He was not the only one; there were lights all over the place! There is a reason that the theater is dark....

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#2434318 - 05/18/13 11:23 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: brooke2
Cell phones.... I was at a play last night, and the guy next to me pulled out his cell phone and started taping it. Not only was it bright; but he stood in front of me to do it! He was not the only one; there were lights all over the place! There is a reason that the theater is dark....


I feel the same way about people who do that at concerts. A spray bottle with a fan attached comes in handy. Start squirting them like you do an animal that you want to stay off the couch. They get the hint real quick!
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#2434323 - 05/18/13 11:32 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
My pet peeve - militant, nazi, anti-smokers. I've been smoking for close to 4 decades and I've always tried to be considerate. Back when it was allowed just about everywhere, I was as polite as I could be and tried to be thoughtful of others - whether they smoked or not. I never lit up while anyone was eating, I would even wait till the people at the table next to me finished. I didn't blow smoke in your direction and if you asked, I'd put it out...provided you weren't a total schmuck about it. I didn't smoke in your car or house or yard unless you said it was ok. I don't stand in front of the door you're trying to use to enter or exit so you don't have to walk thru the smoke.

Yet these nazi's think it's perfectly ok to be rude and nasty. I really just want to punch 'em right in the face. Seriously, if my smoking is bother you, just let me know, in a decent fashion. Seems like they think they have the right to act without courtesy because smoking is so unpopular. Ok, that's it for my rant.
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#2434327 - 05/18/13 11:36 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
I don't smoke, never have. Well only my tires when I'm really pissed...But I do agree with you. I have an aunt that is embarrassingly rude about it. The kind that makes you want to crawl under a chair embarrassingly rude.

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#2434332 - 05/18/13 11:40 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 03/03/09
Loc: Michigan, USA

But smoking IS popular !! ... I smoke too, don't blow smoke in others faces, and only smoke in their home if allowed. I consider folks who B!tch about smoking is that it's THEIR problem. .... LOL, can I B!tch about those who DON'T smoke ? .. Nah, what do I care if they do or not... smile


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#2434333 - 05/18/13 11:43 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Thetford Stones]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I've had people ask me why I don't participate in the National Smoke-Out Day. I say when there's a National Smoke-In Day, I'll happily join in. Fair's fair, right?
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#2434334 - 05/18/13 11:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Loc: Michigan, USA

Fair's FAIR .. Darned right !!... smile


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#2434336 - 05/18/13 11:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Thetford Stones]
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Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
My Aunt Carrie and her boyfriend Robert used to live in this house. He died on the couch. Ever once in a while I smell cigarette smoke and swear he's having a smoke-in
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#2435151 - 05/20/13 10:47 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
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Registered: 12/17/05
My Mom and Dad smoked, it was the norm... and Mom died from lung cancer. From a non-smoker's perspective, I work in a smoke free office, yet those who smoke do so right outside the door. So I feel as though I am walking through an ash tray to get to work.
Not to mention, if a smoker wants to go out, they get unlimited breaks but I am told I have to wait to go to lunch. Yesterday, I finally got yo lunch 6 1/2 hours into my 8 hour shift!

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#2435184 - 05/20/13 12:17 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
BITCH about non-smokers all you want. And while doing so explain exactly how their not smoking causes problems for you.

Why not conduct a study on that..."The Negative Effects of Not Smoking; How it Causes Problems for Society".
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#2435201 - 05/20/13 12:42 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: Christina11
BITCH about non-smokers all you want. And while doing so explain exactly how their not smoking causes problems for you.

Why not conduct a study on that..."The Negative Effects of Not Smoking; How it Causes Problems for Society".


Trying real hard to figure where THIS came from. Color me all kinds of confused!
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#2435236 - 05/20/13 01:44 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: Christina11
BITCH about non-smokers all you want. And while doing so explain exactly how their not smoking causes problems for you.

Why not conduct a study on that..."The Negative Effects of Not Smoking; How it Causes Problems for Society".


Well, I don't smoke anymore; I just wish the majority of non-smokers would get rid of their smug superiority complex about not smoking.
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#2435258 - 05/20/13 02:16 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Originally Posted By: Christina11
BITCH about non-smokers all you want. And while doing so explain exactly how their not smoking causes problems for you.

Why not conduct a study on that..."The Negative Effects of Not Smoking; How it Causes Problems for Society".


Trying real hard to figure where THIS came from. Color me all kinds of confused!


Read back a few posts...
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#2435260 - 05/20/13 02:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cash registers that spit out a coupon along with the receipt- for an item that is NEVER in stock in the store.

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#2435278 - 05/20/13 02:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: billl
Originally Posted By: Christina11
BITCH about non-smokers all you want. And while doing so explain exactly how their not smoking causes problems for you.

Why not conduct a study on that..."The Negative Effects of Not Smoking; How it Causes Problems for Society".


Well, I don't smoke anymore; I just wish the majority of non-smokers would get rid of their smug superiority complex about not smoking.


I am a non-smoker and don't have a "smug superioriority" complex about it. If anything, my former smoker husband does.

It is just the words and tone that comes across that caught me off guard and wondering where it came from.
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#2435292 - 05/20/13 03:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
I'm a smoker. I only have one complaint about non-smokers. When smoking was allowed in bars, we would go in between 'peak times' because I don't tolerate crowds well. The bar would be empty when we arrived. We would take our seats, light up, and another person would come in after we began our smoking than get upset with us that we are smoking right next to them. Ummm....HELLO! There are only about 25 other seats available for you to choose from. You saw us smoking before you sat down. Take another seat!
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#2435297 - 05/20/13 03:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
Tintucan Offline


Registered: 11/20/07
Loc: Texas
Kind of sad to see today that an memorial was made of an old (and elderly) neighbor of mine without any opportunity for his family to make one. Not surprised because that's what a lot of people seem to be doing from the daily papers but still sad that they can't even wait a couple of weeks or months.

And a little ticked off that this memorial maker couldn't go to a little extra effort to find his obit at the funeral home. Then at the very least the birth date could have been added instead of being listed as unknown.

Before anyone asks - no I was not planning on making a memorial. If I were going to make one I would have waited several months before doing so.

Just reminds me that I knew I had to make a memorial for my mother before anything hit the papers.

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#2435298 - 05/20/13 03:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
brooke2 Offline


Registered: 12/17/05
Company emails that have a statement such as "Please consider the environment before printing this email". And that and the person's signature are the only thing on the second page! Did you ever hear of Print Preview???

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#2435310 - 05/20/13 03:35 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Quote:
I feel as though I am walking through an ash tray to get to work.


This bothers me also. They block the door and the smoke is a cloud over their heads. Why not use a less used door?

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Not to mention, if a smoker wants to go out, they get unlimited breaks but I am told I have to wait to go to lunch.


Yep, I worked with someone who did this. She need to smoke breaks and would go out on the loading dock repeatedly through the day. I got lunch. No breaks...why didn't I get let me walk outside for a breathe of fresh air breaks?
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#2435311 - 05/20/13 03:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
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Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Which reminds me, why do stores now spit out an arms length of receipts that has lots of nothing on it? What a waste.
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#2435341 - 05/20/13 04:20 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: chetsgirl
Which reminds me, why do stores now spit out an arms length of receipts that has lots of nothing on it? What a waste.


What? shocked You don't want to call and take the survey that will give you a 1:1,000,000,000,000 chance of winning a stick of gum?!?!? shocked

I am truely shocked!

I hate them, too smirk
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#2435346 - 05/20/13 04:44 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
MReed Offline


Registered: 08/31/06
Loc: IN
Originally Posted By: oscarwilde
Cash registers that spit out a coupon along with the receipt- for an item that is NEVER in stock in the store.


I bought one item from the grocery store next to where I work and actually measured the receipt when I got back to the shop. SIXTEEN INCHES! A 16" receipt for one item.
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#2435393 - 05/20/13 05:53 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
brooke2 Offline


Registered: 12/17/05
Originally Posted By: chetsgirl
Quote:
I feel as though I am walking through an ash tray to get to work.


This bothers me also. They block the door and the smoke is a cloud over their heads. Why not use a less used door?

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Not to mention, if a smoker wants to go out, they get unlimited breaks but I am told I have to wait to go to lunch.


Yep, I worked with someone who did this. She need to smoke breaks and would go out on the loading dock repeatedly through the day. I got lunch. No breaks...why didn't I get let me walk outside for a breathe of fresh air breaks?



There are a lot of smokers were I work; and I punch out for lunch. The people who take smoke breaks do not.. Wonder how much time is lost???

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#2440014 - 05/27/13 04:01 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Person A: "I've been up for two hours".
Person B: "Well, I couldn't sleep so I've been up for three hours"
Person C: "Well, I've been up for four hours and I can never sleep", I haven't had more than two hours sleep since Nixon was President.

Person A: "My daughter skinned her knee today and my washer broke."
Person B: "My brother had an accident and my friend's mom died and my husband is sick".
Person C: "My life is like that everyday - just this morning two folks fell in a well, my uncle lost his job, 'two relatives' are in the hospital, and three family members have the flu AND migraines.

Sheesh, competitive conversations are so ridiculous.
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#2440020 - 05/27/13 04:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Person A: "I've been up for two hours".
Person B: "Well, I couldn't sleep so I've been up for three hours"
Person C: "Well, I've been up for four hours and I can never sleep", I haven't had more than two hours sleep since Nixon was President.

Person A: "My daughter skinned her knee today and my washer broke."
Person B: "My brother had an accident and my friend's mom died and my husband is sick".
Person C: "My life is like that everyday - just this morning two folks fell in a well, my uncle lost his job, 'two relatives' are in the hospital, and three family members have the flu AND migraines.

Sheesh, competitive conversations are so ridiculous.
One-upmanship is a lousy game.
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#2440034 - 05/27/13 04:36 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Originally Posted By: chetsgirl
Which reminds me, why do stores now spit out an arms length of receipts that has lots of nothing on it? What a waste.


What? shocked You don't want to call and take the survey that will give you a 1:1,000,000,000,000 chance of winning a stick of gum?!?!? shocked

I am truely shocked!


I hate them, too smirk


Actually Jack & the Box surveys yield 2 free tacos. Since I have to hang out there for 30 mins before work every morning I complete the survey, get the code required for the free tacos and hand that to the person panhandling by the front door.

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#2440199 - 05/27/13 09:47 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 04/26/09
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Person A: "I've been up for two hours".
Person B: "Well, I couldn't sleep so I've been up for three hours"
Person C: "Well, I've been up for four hours and I can never sleep", I haven't had more than two hours sleep since Nixon was President.

Person A: "My daughter skinned her knee today and my washer broke."
Person B: "My brother had an accident and my friend's mom died and my husband is sick".
Person C: "My life is like that everyday - just this morning two folks fell in a well, my uncle lost his job, 'two relatives' are in the hospital, and three family members have the flu AND migraines.

Sheesh, competitive conversations are so ridiculous.


Oh, so you've met Topper.
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#2440206 - 05/27/13 09:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
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Registered: 05/06/12
Loc: Upstate Pennsyltucky
People feeding deer!
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#2440235 - 05/27/13 10:29 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Drunkman!]
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Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
The 2 people that told me "Enough with the photos and the posts about your kid, already! We get it, he's cute. But nobody cares!!" Ahem, if you don't like it, block my posts, delete me as a friend (big loss), or change your settings so you don't have to view them. I don't post them for you, I post them for my husbands parents. And they actually DO care to see pictures, everyday if that's what I choose to post, it makes them feel they're a part of their only grandson's life. They care that he just spoke his first phrase, or that he finally got his new teeth in. They want to see how much he's grown. Pfft. Facebook. If it wasn't so handy for sharing pics and communicating rather than playing phone tag I'd just delete it. smirk
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#2440240 - 05/27/13 10:37 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Tintucan]
mae99362 Offline


Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: Tintucan
Kind of sad to see today that an memorial was made of an old (and elderly) neighbor of mine without any opportunity for his family to make one. Not surprised because that's what a lot of people seem to be doing from the daily papers but still sad that they can't even wait a couple of weeks or months.

And a little ticked off that this memorial maker couldn't go to a little extra effort to find his obit at the funeral home. Then at the very least the birth date could have been added instead of being listed as unknown.

Before anyone asks - no I was not planning on making a memorial. If I were going to make one I would have waited several months before doing so.

Just reminds me that I knew I had to make a memorial for my mother before anything hit the papers.


That IS sad, I do wonder why its "okay" to scan through the daily obituaries and death notices to make a memorial for someone, when nobody would dream of camping out in a cemetery and jumping all over a newly dug grave... kind of the same thing isn't it? Bit disrespectful...
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#2440243 - 05/27/13 10:43 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
And if yours is entered before the vampires can create one they have the audacity to copy and paste the obit into a Suggest A Correction and send it to you. To add further insult the copy the photo from the paper onto your memorial.
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#2440245 - 05/27/13 10:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
mae99362 Offline


Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: aspring
This one is really bothering me lately...

People who profess to be of a certain religion and follow those teachings/rules at their convenience.


Its that whole, the louder you yell about something the less true it probably is. Most of the time, in my experience, the louder and longer someone professed their love for christ and fellow man; the shorter their fuse, the more foul, hypocritical person they were. The best "religious" people are the ones that show their beliefs without ever saying a word about it. The others are like bad telemarketers.
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#2440248 - 05/27/13 10:49 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Those who refuse to educate themselves even though the material is handed to them.

Ignorance is bliss.
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#2440253 - 05/27/13 10:53 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
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Registered: 06/01/04
Loc: Texas
Reminds me of the difference of ignorance and apathy.

Ignorance - "I don't know."

Apathy - "I don't know and I don't care."
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#2440260 - 05/27/13 10:59 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: EJQ]
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Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Originally Posted By: EJQ
Reminds me of the difference of ignorance and apathy.

Ignorance - "I don't know."

Apathy - "I don't know and I don't care."
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#2440261 - 05/27/13 11:03 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
mae99362 Offline


Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
Those who refuse to educate themselves even though the material is handed to them.

Ignorance is bliss.


I just read the deer thread in its entirety. Admits to being a city girl and yet wont listen to other people with more experience, and education than her. I could spit. BUT.. That would be gross.
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#2440284 - 05/27/13 11:41 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
Today it is TWC, they have been out twice in the last month. I am calling again tomorrow. I will be watching TV and my HD channels goes out and doesn't come back or tonight it switches to a channel that I never watch.

My input on smoking. Both my parents, my FIL , my SIL's parents and my sister's MIL all smoked and died of smoking related disease. My dad was a 13 year lung cancer survivor, but died from complications caused by smoking- he quit before his surgery for the cancer.

As a result of being exposed to my parents smoking I have COPD. That was my dad's greatest regret, that his smoking caused my COPD. Cigarette smoke makes my thorat feel like it is on fire and makes it hard for me to breathe. I live in a tobacco producing state, but I was glad when laws were passed outlawing smoking in public bars and such. Finally, I go out to eat, bowl, see a movie and not come home smelling like smoke. My SILs' smoke and they are both nurses and lost their parents to cancer. I can no longer spend the night at her house when I visit because the entire house reeks of smoke. The last time I spent the night I laid on the floor under an open window so I could breathe. My hubby uses a C-PAP machine- we had to replace the hoses after one night because of the smell.

No one smokes in my house, before dad quit he smoked in the house, but at that time I didn't have COPD.

So those who smoke sorry, but my health comes before your habit. My dad died a horrible death. Slowly being unable to breathe is a horrible way to die!!! And for your love ones it is heartbreaking. You say it is your life, well your love ones suffer while they watch you slowy die. I have been there and it was awful, awful and extremely upsetting for me to watch my dad die!!!

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#2440369 - 05/28/13 08:40 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Huitingthefamily]
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Registered: 08/31/06
Loc: IN
Passive aggressive behavior.
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#2440381 - 05/28/13 08:59 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: MReed]
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Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
People who think the shelter cats are part of a petting zoo. "My kid wants to play with the kitties." "Are you looking to adopt?" "Oh hell no, I hate cats, but my kid thinks they're cute." "For a five dollar donation, your kid can come in for ten minutes." "Five dollars!?! What if I want to adopt a cat?" "It's still a five dollar donation to enter the kitty room." "To hell with that!"

Yes, we do ask for a five dollar donation to "visit with the cats." It weeds out the real potential adopters and the people who just want to "play with the kitties." If you adopt, the five dollars is deducted from the adoption fee, but in the eight and a half years that I've been there, we've never had an adopter who didn't let us keep the extra five dollars.
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#2440406 - 05/28/13 09:51 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
ncsearcher Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who think the shelter cats are part of a petting zoo. "My kid wants to play with the kitties." "Are you looking to adopt?" "Oh hell no, I hate cats, but my kid thinks they're cute." "For a five dollar donation, your kid can come in for ten minutes." "Five dollars!?! What if I want to adopt a cat?" "It's still a five dollar donation to enter the kitty room." "To hell with that!"

Yes, we do ask for a five dollar donation to "visit with the cats." It weeds out the real potential adopters and the people who just want to "play with the kitties." If you adopt, the five dollars is deducted from the adoption fee, but in the eight and a half years that I've been there, we've never had an adopter who didn't let us keep the extra five dollars.


I use to volunteer at our local shelter. Never thought of charging to play with the kittens. I do not think that would be popular in my area. The shelter changed hands and their volunteer policy changed. Because of work I couldn't do to it anymore.

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#2440411 - 05/28/13 09:58 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
MReed Offline


Registered: 08/31/06
Loc: IN
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who think the shelter cats are part of a petting zoo. "My kid wants to play with the kitties." "Are you looking to adopt?" "Oh hell no, I hate cats, but my kid thinks they're cute." "For a five dollar donation, your kid can come in for ten minutes." "Five dollars!?! What if I want to adopt a cat?" "It's still a five dollar donation to enter the kitty room." "To hell with that!"

Yes, we do ask for a five dollar donation to "visit with the cats." It weeds out the real potential adopters and the people who just want to "play with the kitties." If you adopt, the five dollars is deducted from the adoption fee, but in the eight and a half years that I've been there, we've never had an adopter who didn't let us keep the extra five dollars.


Just curious, but what's the big deal with people who just want to "play with the kitties"? Is it am imposition or something? Like does a staff member who has other duties have to stay with them the entire time or something? The animal shelter here begs volunteers to come walk the dogs and play with the animals. I don't understand...
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#2440494 - 05/28/13 11:29 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
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Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
Ignorance is bliss.


If it truly were, there would be one H*ll of a lot more happy people!

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#2440513 - 05/28/13 11:37 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: MReed]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: MReed
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who think the shelter cats are part of a petting zoo. "My kid wants to play with the kitties." "Are you looking to adopt?" "Oh hell no, I hate cats, but my kid thinks they're cute." "For a five dollar donation, your kid can come in for ten minutes." "Five dollars!?! What if I want to adopt a cat?" "It's still a five dollar donation to enter the kitty room." "To hell with that!"

Yes, we do ask for a five dollar donation to "visit with the cats." It weeds out the real potential adopters and the people who just want to "play with the kitties." If you adopt, the five dollars is deducted from the adoption fee, but in the eight and a half years that I've been there, we've never had an adopter who didn't let us keep the extra five dollars.


Just curious, but what's the big deal with people who just want to "play with the kitties"? Is it am imposition or something? Like does a staff member who has other duties have to stay with them the entire time or something? The animal shelter here begs volunteers to come walk the dogs and play with the animals. I don't understand...


I don't get it either. I've been a long-time volunteer at the local Humane Society and we engourage people to play with the cats, although we do require they use a hand sanitizer before doing so. Human contact helps to calm the animals and socialize those that need it (e.g. kittens). I think a policy review is in order.
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#2440526 - 05/28/13 11:44 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: billl
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
Ignorance is bliss.


If it truly were, there would be one H*ll of a lot more happy people!

>>flee<<


So ture billl.

The actual quote:

"... where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise."
Thomas Gray
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#2440538 - 05/28/13 11:49 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
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Registered: 06/01/04
Loc: Texas
Here, PetSmart has had a lot of volunteer adoption days of organizations I've never heard of. I had one lady tell me I couldn't adopt, because I do smoke. That was a first.

Another store, Petco, will have a screen in front of the cages, so the kitties do get some play time. I'm not sure if kids belong to volunteer, or if they are just let in.

But, no charge for looking.
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#2440539 - 05/28/13 11:53 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: MReed]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: MReed
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who think the shelter cats are part of a petting zoo. "My kid wants to play with the kitties." "Are you looking to adopt?" "Oh hell no, I hate cats, but my kid thinks they're cute." "For a five dollar donation, your kid can come in for ten minutes." "Five dollars!?! What if I want to adopt a cat?" "It's still a five dollar donation to enter the kitty room." "To hell with that!"

Yes, we do ask for a five dollar donation to "visit with the cats." It weeds out the real potential adopters and the people who just want to "play with the kitties." If you adopt, the five dollars is deducted from the adoption fee, but in the eight and a half years that I've been there, we've never had an adopter who didn't let us keep the extra five dollars.


Just curious, but what's the big deal with people who just want to "play with the kitties"? Is it am imposition or something? Like does a staff member who has other duties have to stay with them the entire time or something? The animal shelter here begs volunteers to come walk the dogs and play with the animals. I don't understand...

The large majority of kids think that "playing with the kitties" means chasing them around the room screaming, or pulling their tails, or some other form of abuse. When you ask them to "play nicely," the parents cope an attitude. There is usually only one volunteer in the room at a time (some times there is two), except on weekends when we do our adoptions (unless other arrangements are made). One volunteer cannot do anything else until the visitors leave, so if only one volunteer is on duty, nothing else gets done. They must stay with the visitors and the cat at all times, for the safety of all involved. When adults want to come in to meet the cats sans children, we welcome them with open arms, but we still can't do anything else until they leave. We have volunteers whose only purpose is to play with the cats, or as we call it, socialize. Then we have volunteers like me, who clean cages, dump litter pans, give meds, sweep and mop the floor, and socialize. We have enough volunteers that we have three shifts a day of people who come in to spend time with the cats. Most work regular jobs, so they are limited in how much time they can spend each day with the cats. We try to accommodate anyone who genuinely wants to meet a cat that they are interested in adopting, but it's not fair to the cats to allow kids in to terrorize them just for the hell of it. They get enough of that with kids banging on the glass on the front of their cages.
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#2440540 - 05/28/13 11:55 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: EJQ]
LittleAngelMaker Offline


Registered: 01/11/03
Loc: Rockland County, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: EJQ
Here, PetSmart has had a lot of volunteer adoption days of organizations I've never heard of. I had one lady tell me I couldn't adopt, because I do smoke. That was a first.

Another store, Petco, will have a screen in front of the cages, so the kitties do get some play time. I'm not sure if kids belong to volunteer, or if they are just let in.

But, no charge for looking.

We've never turned anyone down for smoking, only if they say they'll let the cat out or declaw.
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#2440545 - 05/28/13 12:06 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
EJQ Offline


Registered: 06/01/04
Loc: Texas
Yeah, no problems adopting, I just thought the lady was well, a bit off. Kids and I have gone to these events for years, but they've always known how to treat animals. Son did have a lesson from our cat, just once. He wanted to see her rear end, and I couldn't get there, fast enough.

No true damage, just scratched. Knowing we had places to go, I thought people were going to call Child Protective Services on me, though. He looked bad. Never touched the cat, except to pet her, after that.
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#2440554 - 05/28/13 12:38 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: EJQ]
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Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Ungrateful people.

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#2440567 - 05/28/13 01:11 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
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Registered: 10/15/11
Loc: Missouri
Bums, beggers, liars, evil conniving back stabber, nasty, and disrespectful--all cramed in the same 1 person

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#2440587 - 05/28/13 01:28 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: LittleAngelMaker]
mydarncat Offline


Registered: 08/21/06
Loc: atlanta ga
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who think the shelter cats are part of a petting zoo. "My kid wants to play with the kitties." "Are you looking to adopt?" "Oh hell no, I hate cats, but my kid thinks they're cute." "For a five dollar donation, your kid can come in for ten minutes." "Five dollars!?! What if I want to adopt a cat?" "It's still a five dollar donation to enter the kitty room." "To hell with that!"

Yes, we do ask for a five dollar donation to "visit with the cats." It weeds out the real potential adopters and the people who just want to "play with the kitties." If you adopt, the five dollars is deducted from the adoption fee, but in the eight and a half years that I've been there, we've never had an adopter who didn't let us keep the extra five dollars.


I totally get where LAM is coming from. My adoption group would do adoptions in a shopping mall. Not outside a petco or strip mall, but inside a shopping mall. It was stunning to me the number of people who would say things like "we're going to leave our children here to play with the animals while we run to Macys" HUH? We are not a free amusement park and we are not a free babysitting service.

It's stressful for animals in shelters--even more so at adoption events where there is a lot of noise and activity. It is not fun for a dog or cat who is in a cage to have small children bang on the cage and poke fingers at them. Not safe for the children either.

It'a a totally different thing to have a mature teenager or adult who is animal knowledgeable who wants to volunteer their time to help socialize animals or to help out at adoption offsites. I can't imagine any shelter not being interested in responsible teenagers who want to do that.

ELQ, I'm a smoker too and I was turned down on a cat adoption also just for being a smoker. It happens. I could understand it better if there was a homeless animal shortage.
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#2440623 - 05/28/13 02:56 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mydarncat]
EJQ Offline


Registered: 06/01/04
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: mydarncat
Originally Posted By: LittleAngelMaker
People who think the shelter cats are part of a petting zoo. "My kid wants to play with the kitties." "Are you looking to adopt?" "Oh hell no, I hate cats, but my kid thinks they're cute." "For a five dollar donation, your kid can come in for ten minutes." "Five dollars!?! What if I want to adopt a cat?" "It's still a five dollar donation to enter the kitty room." "To hell with that!"

Yes, we do ask for a five dollar donation to "visit with the cats." It weeds out the real potential adopters and the people who just want to "play with the kitties." If you adopt, the five dollars is deducted from the adoption fee, but in the eight and a half years that I've been there, we've never had an adopter who didn't let us keep the extra five dollars.


I totally get where LAM is coming from. My adoption group would do adoptions in a shopping mall. Not outside a petco or strip mall, but inside a shopping mall. It was stunning to me the number of people who would say things like "we're going to leave our children here to play with the animals while we run to Macys" HUH? We are not a free amusement park and we are not a free babysitting service.


Post a big sign that says "Unattended children will be given a free kitten!"

It works.
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#2440692 - 05/28/13 04:38 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: EJQ]
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I know things have changed, but when it become OK to email a person you do not know and call them by their first name... no saluation.. no Dear, no Hello,..just your first name...???

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#2440718 - 05/28/13 05:20 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
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#2440732 - 05/28/13 06:03 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: koko2]
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Registered: 02/03/08
Loc: Indiana
Doctors who are only in it for the money and want to put a child through surgery to remove something that ISN'T BROKEN!!
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#2440808 - 05/28/13 08:49 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bebe1965]
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Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: bebe1965
Bums, beggers, liars, evil conniving back stabber, nasty, and disrespectful--all cramed in the same 1 person

ouch. I sympathize.
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#2442753 - 06/01/13 01:24 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Adults that feel the need to chastise others for what they perceive as incorrect comments or behavior. My mother has passed on and she is the only person that was authorized to check my behavior.

It drives me over the edge when I hear or (see in a forum) someone tell another adult "be nice".


Edited by Bailey4d4 (06/01/13 01:25 AM)
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#2442781 - 06/01/13 06:23 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
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Registered: 01/22/04
Loc: A Computer, Where Else??
People who still control their children when they are grown, despite the fact they pay rent...

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#2442784 - 06/01/13 06:45 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Private Eyes]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
And the flip-side to PE's peeve - Parents who DON'T control their kids - in public.
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#2442788 - 06/01/13 06:56 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Awwwww - poor thing. I did smile a bit over your comment about your nephew. You guys try to be tough.... smile

My son was 3 when he got stitches in his head. They laid him on the doctor's table, on a board that had 3 large canvas flaps on each side. They folded these flaps over him (they attached with heavy velcro) to pin him down. I felt like the worst mom in the world. Cried my eyes out while he was pretty good about it all. I promised him and followed thru on trips to McDonald's and anything he wanted at the toy store. He doesn't remember that part of it now but boy, I sure do.
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#2442790 - 06/01/13 07:07 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Oh, Emily! That was a papoose board. Did they try to help your son without it first? My son has has more stitches in his 19 years than I care to recall. He had his 1st ones at 3 days before his 3rd birthday. He did OK without it. I was glad the Army PA that did them said he wanted to try without the board first as the board scared kids more than the anesthetic hurt.

I call the kid bubble boy because I keep threatening to wrap him in bubble wrap.
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#2442798 - 06/01/13 07:27 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Nope! He was hyper to begin with (ADHD) so they just slapped him into the board. Like I said, he did better than I did. I started out feeling like crap cuz him needing the stitches was kinda, sorta my fault...lol

We just bought new living room furniture - that day. The guys set it up and had just left. It was an "L" shaped couch and a brand new coffee table. He was jumping from one side to the other, back and forth. Well......it was new! So in mid-jump, I yelled "STOP THAT!!!" which startled him and he missed his intended soft landing point and instead, took a chunk out of his scalp with the corner of the coffee table. Go mom....jeeeez.

Then they tie the little bugger down, stick some needles in his head....

He cleaned me out at the toy store....lol
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#2442813 - 06/01/13 07:52 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 10/19/04
Loc: Columbus Ohio
My pet peeve is those insisting on collecting flags back up before Traditional Memorial Day (May 30th) is over. Bugs me almost as much as those that wish to leave them year round and end up looking disgraceful...
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#2442815 - 06/01/13 07:59 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/04/13
Loc: Kentucky
People who copy/paste from another website and, in such a hurry, post everything on a spreadsheet and send it in to findagrave. Then when called out, say they're in it for numbers and try to insult being called out by calling that person names.

Calling me names doesn't bother me..I've seen some very creative people in my military time. smile Copying other peoples research bothers me.
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#2442833 - 06/01/13 08:45 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ghostrider]
eesmith60 Offline


Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
Yeah, if you've ever been through boot camp...makes you want to offer tips on how really to rip into someone...lol
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#2442840 - 06/01/13 08:54 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 01/22/04
Loc: A Computer, Where Else??
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
And the flip-side to PE's peeve - Parents who DON'T control their kids - in public.


I remember way back when if a kid acted up in public no one would think of it if you whacked them one on the backside.

I personally knew if I gave my dentist once ounce of trouble when I was in the chair (dad used to stand against the back wall and watch us), we knew we'd be in more pain when we got home than we were in sitting in the chair!

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#2442971 - 06/01/13 12:58 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
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Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: eesmith60
And the flip-side to PE's peeve - Parents who DON'T control their kids - in public.


I'll never forget the day we went to barberitos here in Saint Marys... My son was sitting there (he's 1) eating his cheese quesadilla rocking back and forth in time to their background music when we hear this ear splitting shriek and uncontrollable sobbing coming from the table across from us (no tears mind you, just a tantrum), my son turns around in his high-chair and stares all wide-eyed at this 7 or 8 yr old kicking her mother and screaming she wants her cookie. I tell him, "eat your dinner" and he looks at me confused and points at their table. Says "heyyyyy" and then busts out laughing. I say, "yes she's acting 'silly' isn't she. turn around and eat your dinner." which he does. We get the NASTIEST look from the mother, and they get up and leave- to the relief of the rest of customers in the restaurant.
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#2442975 - 06/01/13 01:09 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
thank you for how you have taught your son.

I ALWAYS made sure my kids behaved in a restaurant. Oldest is now 24 and youngest 17. My kids do not have the right to ruin someone else's meal that they are paying for. If I could not get them to settle in 10 seconds, to the restroom they went and we even left once or twice with temper tantrums in tow.

I wish other parents would have the same respect for me and my meal ....
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#2442978 - 06/01/13 01:14 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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Registered: 09/04/12
Loc: Long Island, NY, USA
I left a baseball game (AAA) cuz the boys were acting like they had no sense. To make up for the price of tickets I barely got to use, they did (most) of my chores the next day. Heh-Heh-Heh
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#2443004 - 06/01/13 01:48 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: camerabug
thank you for how you have taught your son.

I ALWAYS made sure my kids behaved in a restaurant. Oldest is now 24 and youngest 17. My kids do not have the right to ruin someone else's meal that they are paying for. If I could not get them to settle in 10 seconds, to the restroom they went and we even left once or twice with temper tantrums in tow.

I wish other parents would have the same respect for me and my meal ....

I don't know how much credit I can actually take for how well behaved he is. He's been that way since he was itty-bitty. But we have always tried to reinforce his good behavior which may be why he's hitting his terrible-two phase but still acts good in public. There's only been one incident which was in the check-out line at lowes since he was born. His grandparents were oh so impressed with our parenting skills when we all went out to dinner when he was 4 months old and he fell asleep as soon as we all sat down and woke up after we were finished. We didn't have anything to do with it, lol but we acted like it was allllll us. lol
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#2443007 - 06/01/13 01:53 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
I bet the sleeping pill helped! smile
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#2443014 - 06/01/13 02:11 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
mae99362 Offline


Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: billl
I bet the sleeping pill helped! smile

lol i'm sure every parent has times they wish they could give their kid a good dose of sleeping pills


Edited by mae99362 (06/01/13 02:39 PM)
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#2443017 - 06/01/13 02:16 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
And sometimes the friends....
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#2443033 - 06/01/13 02:49 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: ddmac
Originally Posted By: Calypso'sMommy
Doctors who are only in it for the money and want to put a child through surgery to remove something that ISN'T BROKEN!!


My grand niece is four years old. She just had her tonsils removed. After she got out of surgery, the first thing she said to her parents was "How could you do this to me?". Her daddy (my nephew), a big tough deputy sheriff, broke down and cried.

Note: Removing tonsils is not that common anymore. However, in her case she was having trouble breathing at night.


I had to laugh at the child's question. By the time my son was 10 years old he had 60 stitches in various parts of his head and body. He wasn't even 2 the first time he had stitches and they couldn't restrain him with the papoose board. I had to lay across him to keep him down. The next time he had to have stitches he was a little older and I told him that they were going to give him a shot that was going to hurt like hell for a minute but then he wouldn't feel anything. From then on when the nurse or doctor would tell him that the shot was going to sting a little bit he'd tell them "Don't fib, it's going to hurt like hell for a minute then it won't hurt anymore"

In August of 1990 I took him to the ER every Friday night. First Friday he got hit in the face with the seat of a swing, the next Friday he got hit in the back of the head with the same seat. The following Friday he ate a mushroom that he found in my parents backyard and the 4th Friday he sprayed Ortho Bug Spray in his mouth. He wasn't even 4 yrs old yet. (The poison control people had me give him a dose of benydryl so by the time we got to the er he slept the entire time we were there, even through 3 rounds of blood work)

He fractured a bone his left foot when he was 2. Fractured the growth plate in his right elbow when he was 5.

Oh and 3 years (and $8000) of orthodontics.

And the ONLY time he has said "how could you do this to me?" was when some of his school buddies saw the two of us walking out of the Frederick's of Hollywood store at the mall.

And through all of that I never let him see me panic or cry. Because I was his only parent I had to be the strength, the rock. Some of the cuts looked horrible but I never let him see the fear. Once he was home, settled in bed for the night I'd take my clothes off, get in the shower and cry my heart out. A child needs to know that the parent can be counted on in the time of a emergency. My friend Marla went to the ER with us once and she kept saying Mary, that cut is really really back. I said I know Marla but it will be fine. She was a mess and I was shaking inside but if I showed fear than that would make William afraid. And I didn't want that.


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#2443038 - 06/01/13 02:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
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Registered: 04/12/13
Loc: Denny Triangle, Seattle, Wa
I can't pretend to know what being a parent is like today, raised in the 80's, would be thinking in situations where their kids aren't wanting to be still in adult situations. Many kids today can't be kids, the way I was allowed to be a kid, with unstructured free time, runs through the woods, and actively playing in a neighborhood, playing tag, hide and seek, climbing fences.

What folks call ADHD I think is just a kid not allowed to be a kid, so the parents pharmaceutically restrain them.

When I was a kid, my father (not mom) would *ask* , respectfully, for me to be on my *best behavior* if we were going to be in a place that required being quiet and still, and he would *warn* me that if I didn't I'd be punished. It didn't matter if other kids were misbehaving. If I did, I got wrapped, in front of everyone. He kept his word, and I respected that pretty quick.
And I love him so very much 48 years later.

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#2443085 - 06/01/13 03:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: Bailey4d4


And through all of that I never let him see me panic or cry. Because I was his only parent I had to be the strength, the rock. **snip ** I was shaking inside but if I showed fear than that would make William afraid. And I didn't want that.


I know what you mean. I calmly took son to the emergency room, got him stitched up then came home, put him to bed, went to my bathroom and shut the door. When I could finally get the bathroom shut after the crisis was over I would melt into a puddle of tears - but NEVER in front of any of the 3 kids. Hubby usually wasn't home since he was in the military and I had to keep up a strong front for the kids - and dad.
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#2443098 - 06/01/13 04:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: wa6odb]
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Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: wa6odb
Many kids today can't be kids, the way I was allowed to be a kid, with unstructured free time, runs through the woods, and actively playing in a neighborhood, playing tag, hide and seek, climbing fences.

What folks call ADHD I think is just a kid not allowed to be a kid, so the parents pharmaceutically restrain them.


I think thats pretty wise. I never thought of it that way before. I know my son is hyperactive, and gets excitable pretty easily, but we give him plenty of outside time, and sprinkler time, very little tv time. And he's a good kid. (for the most part). I cant imagine him on medication to make him more calm. He just wouldn't be himself. I know to take him outside and let him expend some energy when he gets to being obstinate.
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#2444249 - 06/03/13 10:32 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Folks who constantly whine about being broke yet feel no responsibility to get a job and actually earn money to contribute to the family. And in between whining they talk about going out to eat and on vacation. If you cannot afford to fix your car or actually pay rent, then you can't afford the other stuff.

Their 'princess mentality' just floors me. No one's husband/SO should be expected to be the sole provider of income, unless the other person has a serious mental/physical reason which absolutely precludes them from working.
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#2444296 - 06/03/13 11:14 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: Christina11
No one's husband/SO should be expected to be the sole provider of income, unless the other person has a serious mental/physical reason which absolutely precludes them from working.


My hubby has been the sole provider for our family now for 4 years. I resigned my teacher contract on the last day of post planning. Hubby was all for me doing it and is happy to be the sole provider. I COULD work if I wanted, but hubby likes that I am always available to do the things that never seemed to get done and be able to go to my parents who live out of state as they need me.
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#2444307 - 06/03/13 11:22 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
mae99362 Offline


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Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: Christina11
No one's husband/SO should be expected to be the sole provider of income, unless the other person has a serious mental/physical reason which absolutely precludes them from working.

My husband is sole provider too, I stay home and take care of our one-year old. We avoid daycare costs, I get to teach him the things he wouldn't otherwise learn, or would be delayed. Yes, we do without things that we would have otherwise if I was still working 2 jobs like I was when we got married, but in the long run it works for us.
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#2444332 - 06/03/13 12:29 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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Yeah, but you're not "Folks who constantly whine about being broke".
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#2444347 - 06/03/13 01:01 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Russell808]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Yeah, but you're not "Folks who constantly whine about being broke".


Exactly. I have no problem with homes with one provider - I know a lot of them - and if you can swing it, that's great. The difference is, like the examples above, the decision was made to have one person stay home because they knew that they could manage on one income.

I am referring to families where the husband works (and not all the time) but the wife doesn't - and the wife is always whining about not having any money, they are broke and can't afford to even pay their bills all the time. They either don't have kids or they are older and don't need daycare. In that scenario it is obvious that they cannot afford for the wife to stay at home - and it boggles my mind why the wife continues to think that she should get to stay home and not contribute anything to get the family out of debt.
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#2444365 - 06/03/13 01:35 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
mae99362 Offline


Registered: 05/18/13
Loc: Kings Bay Submarine Base
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Yeah, but you're not "Folks who constantly whine about being broke".


Exactly. I have no problem with homes with one provider - I know a lot of them - and if you can swing it, that's great. The difference is, like the examples above, the decision was made to have one person stay home because they knew that they could manage on one income.

I am referring to families where the husband works (and not all the time) but the wife doesn't - and the wife is always whining about not having any money, they are broke and can't afford to even pay their bills all the time. They either don't have kids or they are older and don't need daycare. In that scenario it is obvious that they cannot afford for the wife to stay at home - and it boggles my mind why the wife continues to think that she should get to stay home and not contribute anything to get the family out of debt.


I think I willfully even if not entirely consciously misunderstood that, its something Ive been sensitive on i think because i do miss work but it doesn't make sense for me to go to work. we'd lose more money in daycare costs than i would bring in, and even if we broke even, someone else would be raising our son.
You see that a lot I guess, but even more so than that is people that complain about having no money incessantly, yet rack up cc bills, or use money they don't have to buy new electronics, clothes, etc etc. And then complain when they cant afford to go out to eat once a month. Sometimes I just want to say "sell some of all that S*** you have that you don't need and never use, and you'd have plenty of money".
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#2444393 - 06/03/13 02:23 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
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My peeve of the day is house chores. Those chores are incredibly needy and demand constant attention. The more attention you give them the more they demand attention. I think it's high time for those chores to step up and start taking care of themselves.


Edited by aspring (06/03/13 02:24 PM)
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#2444396 - 06/03/13 02:28 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: aspring]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: aspring
My peeve of the day is house chores. Those chores are incredibly needy and demand constant attention. The more attention you give them the more they demand attention. I think it's high time for those chores to step up and start taking care of themselves.


... or find another home to be needy in!
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#2444891 - 06/04/13 06:55 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: mae99362]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: mae99362
Originally Posted By: Christina11
No one's husband/SO should be expected to be the sole provider of income, unless the other person has a serious mental/physical reason which absolutely precludes them from working.

My husband is sole provider too, I stay home and take care of our one-year old. We avoid daycare costs, I get to teach him the things he wouldn't otherwise learn, or would be delayed. Yes, we do without things that we would have otherwise if I was still working 2 jobs like I was when we got married, but in the long run it works for us.


You are doing the right thing by staying home to raise your baby.

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#2444892 - 06/04/13 06:59 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Originally Posted By: Russell808
Yeah, but you're not "Folks who constantly whine about being broke".


Exactly. I have no problem with homes with one provider - I know a lot of them - and if you can swing it, that's great. The difference is, like the examples above, the decision was made to have one person stay home because they knew that they could manage on one income.

I am referring to families where the husband works (and not all the time) but the wife doesn't - and the wife is always whining about not having any money, they are broke and can't afford to even pay their bills all the time. They either don't have kids or they are older and don't need daycare. In that scenario it is obvious that they cannot afford for the wife to stay at home - and it boggles my mind why the wife continues to think that she should get to stay home and not contribute anything to get the family out of debt.


Time flies by quickly. One day that woman is going to wish she'd worked and contributed to Social Security. I see it at work. A woman hooks up with a man for years, but they don't get married. The man moves on and the woman didn't work so she has to find another man. Maybe she repeats that cycle a few times, and by then her looks are gone so she can't find another man. Now she's old and broke.

I know that sounds harsh, but it's real life.

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#2445372 - 06/04/13 06:28 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
Oly Offline


Registered: 02/24/08
Loc: Western Washington State
Today's pet peeve:

Photo volunteers who claim, find out there is a problem but don't post the problem or let the requester or memorial manager know. They just let the claim expire after 14 days. Then another hapless volunteer, like myself, comes along, claims the request only to be told by the cemetery office manager that I am the third Find A Grave volunteer to ask for plot locations for these same people, so she has to repeat the whole story about why there are no markers, again. I apologized and told her I would make sure the problem was reported and fill the request with a plot shot. Ugh.

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#2451891 - 06/13/13 04:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Oly]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Folks who ask for opinions/feedback, or who post something for the sole purpose of looking for affirmation from others, and then get annoyed at those opinions that don't agree with them. If a person is going to ask for feedback or post their opinion, then they need to be able to handle all feedback and opinions. They need to lose the attitude that somehow opposing opinions are argumentative or out of line. Instead of acting like a victim because others dare to speak their mind, act like an adult and accept the fact that not everyone agrees with you all the time.
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#2451898 - 06/13/13 04:55 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
skcaga6 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Loc: State of Denial
People who play their music so loud in their apartment that you can't hear the tv in your own. Went over to ask them to turn it down and of course they couldn't hear anybody banging on the door. Banged on the shared wall and they banged back and turned it up. Called landlady and she came over. She banged on the door and they didn't answer. She called cops. They heard her on phone with cops and turned off music. Of course they didn't answer when cops showed up though.
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#2452012 - 06/13/13 07:28 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: skcaga6]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Moms

I'm glad I still have mine, but she is sure pushing my buttons today!
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#2452015 - 06/13/13 07:31 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Moms

I'm glad I still have mine, but she is sure pushing my buttons today!


She helped make them, so she knows how to push them! smile
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#2452026 - 06/13/13 07:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: billl
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Moms

I'm glad I still have mine, but she is sure pushing my buttons today!


She helped make them, so she knows how to push them! smile


And HOW!!!! smirk
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#2452027 - 06/13/13 07:47 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Moms

I'm glad I still have mine, but she is sure pushing my buttons today!
On the other hand...

Children! There's nobody in the world that knows how to push someone's buttons better than their children!!

(But I love mine even so)
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#2452607 - 06/14/13 04:54 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
brooke2 Offline


Registered: 12/17/05
People who call a business and expect someone to speak their language or a translator. If you are learning English, I will spend all the time to make sure we understand each other. But to demand or expect it... How much money are we spending printing forms, etc in numerous languages???

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#2452664 - 06/14/13 06:23 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
BjP Offline


Registered: 04/26/08
Loc: The Illinois Prairie
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!

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#2452678 - 06/14/13 07:02 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BjP]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
I lost my cat on June 4th and people: friends & relatives, call me and tell me they have found the perfect pet for me online.

Even though I have said repeatedly that I can no longer afford the vets charges etc.

I am keeping an open mind and anything can / will happen but give me a break!

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#2452684 - 06/14/13 07:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Oscar,

Adopt a chia pet!
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#2452702 - 06/14/13 07:50 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BjP]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: BjP
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!




I've noticed that too.

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#2452713 - 06/14/13 08:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: Curious
Originally Posted By: BjP
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!


I've noticed that too.
Maybe you're supposed to go bottomless.


Edited by BeardedWierdo (06/14/13 08:12 PM)
Edit Reason: Order!
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#2452717 - 06/14/13 08:15 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BjP]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: BjP
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!


I hate shopping of any kind. I figure the husband is lucky he doesn't have a wife who likes to spend money on clothes and shoes. I'd rather pay off bills.
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#2452927 - 06/15/13 03:38 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
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Registered: 09/07/08
Loc: here
People who make up stories as they go. They don't realize that by the end, it does not even seem logical.
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#2452944 - 06/15/13 06:04 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Sorry about your cat.

Not sure if you are a cat person vs a dog person but have you considered being a puppy walker? They take care of all those bills for you.
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#2453014 - 06/15/13 08:46 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
oscarwilde Offline


Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: chetsgirl
Sorry about your cat.

Not sure if you are a cat person vs a dog person but have you considered being a puppy walker? They take care of all those bills for you.


been there done that- they usually pull my arm out of the socket. laugh




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#2453026 - 06/15/13 09:07 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Darn...
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#2453077 - 06/15/13 10:57 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: skcaga6]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: skcaga6
People who play their music so loud in their apartment that you can't hear the tv in your own. Went over to ask them to turn it down and of course they couldn't hear anybody banging on the door. Banged on the shared wall and they banged back and turned it up. Called landlady and she came over. She banged on the door and they didn't answer. She called cops. They heard her on phone with cops and turned off music. Of course they didn't answer when cops showed up though.


I've got a solution to the too loud car stereo at stop lights.

I get the driver and/or occupants attention then I ask..Hey is that a cd? What album? Oh wow I guess I don't have that one yet...it's got a killer beat don't it?

I don't care if it is hip hop, rap, heavy metal...they could be listening to that bump bump gonna do yo momma music. I don't care. They are usually so stunned that this old white lady is asking about their music that they forget to turn it up after the light changes.
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#2453078 - 06/15/13 11:02 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BjP]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: BjP
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!


How about trying to find a 46DD bra when they MAY be on the bottom rack? God forbid they put the larger sizes on the top rack and the smaller sizes towards the bottom. One of these days I'm going to have enough women who have toppled over to file a class action suit against the stores that insist this type of marketing!
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#2453089 - 06/15/13 11:24 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: Bailey4d4
Originally Posted By: BjP
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!


How about trying to find a 46DD bra when they MAY be on the bottom rack? God forbid they put the larger sizes on the top rack and the smaller sizes towards the bottom. One of these days I'm going to have enough women who have toppled over to file a class action suit against the stores that insist this type of marketing!


That's odd ... I find the 42B bras on the bottom rack - if I find them in a store at all.
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#2453131 - 06/15/13 01:19 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
Gloria Miller Offline


Registered: 02/25/08
My pet peeve is Pre-needs!!! There is a person on here who has only been doing this for 2 years and has over 100,00 memorial of people who are not dead. We are both from around the same area so I can see from the cemeteries that he has been to all of them. I am so tired of this. Can't these preneeds be stopped???!!!

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#2453134 - 06/15/13 01:26 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Gloria Miller]
oscarwilde Offline


Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Gloria Miller
My pet peeve is Pre-needs!!! There is a person on here who has only been doing this for 2 years and has over 100,00 memorial of people who are not dead. We are both from around the same area so I can see from the cemeteries that he has been to all of them. I am so tired of this. Can't these preneeds be stopped???!!!


they were allowed at one time

and we can add them now if birth year listed is before 1931

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#2453143 - 06/15/13 01:51 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
Bailey4d4 Offline


Registered: 11/24/12
Loc: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted By: camerabug
Originally Posted By: Bailey4d4
Originally Posted By: BjP
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!


How about trying to find a 46DD bra when they MAY be on the bottom rack? God forbid they put the larger sizes on the top rack and the smaller sizes towards the bottom. One of these days I'm going to have enough women who have toppled over to file a class action suit against the stores that insist this type of marketing!


That's odd ... I find the 42B bras on the bottom rack - if I find them in a store at all.


And how do you like bending down trying to search for your size?
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#2453148 - 06/15/13 02:14 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
I'm not proud. I plop my behind down and look.
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#2453149 - 06/15/13 02:18 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Bailey4d4]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: Bailey4d4
Originally Posted By: BjP
I hate shopping for clothes. But making that worse is that all the stores I visited today have one hundred gazillion racks and shelves full of TOPS, but where are the bottoms that match them? No skirts to speak of (and some of us still like wearing them) and very little casual or dress pants, just jeans and shorts. Good grief, give me some bottoms that match those mountains of tops/blouses/jackets, etc!


How about trying to find a 46DD bra when they MAY be on the bottom rack? God forbid they put the larger sizes on the top rack and the smaller sizes towards the bottom. One of these days I'm going to have enough women who have toppled over to file a class action suit against the stores that insist this type of marketing!


Dang. That's what came to my mind when I read that.

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#2453151 - 06/15/13 02:21 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Rude people. I have one particular woman in mind. I have no idea what makes her feel so high and mighty. She must live in a fantasy land. Her yard look as if she lives in a junk yard.

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#2453159 - 06/15/13 02:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: Curious
Rude people. I have one particular woman in mind. I have no idea what makes her feel so high and mighty. She must live in a fantasy land. Her yard look as if she lives in a junk yard.


Folks like this do live in a fantasy world. And they continuously talk about themselves and their property to others because they are totally impressed with themselves and need to convince others. They are not happy unless everyone else knows everything they do and own. Without it, they are nothing. And watch out if they do something charitable, everyone has to know every little detail. They have no humility.

The only thing worse is someone who doesn't own any of the stuff about which they brag - they only have it because someone is letting them use it because they can't afford their own.
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#2453162 - 06/15/13 03:04 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
aspring Offline


Registered: 07/15/08
Loc: Unknown
Originally Posted By: Curious
Rude people. I have one particular woman in mind. I have no idea what makes her feel so high and mighty. She must live in a fantasy land. Her yard look as if she lives in a junk yard.


Yes! Rude people! I don't think I'm allowed to list all the ways I thought of to do bodily harm to people with my shopping cart at the grocery store today.

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#2453165 - 06/15/13 03:16 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: Christina11
Originally Posted By: Curious
Rude people. I have one particular woman in mind. I have no idea what makes her feel so high and mighty. She must live in a fantasy land. Her yard look as if she lives in a junk yard.


Folks like this do live in a fantasy world. And they continuously talk about themselves and their property to others because they are totally impressed with themselves and need to convince others. They are not happy unless everyone else knows everything they do and own. Without it, they are nothing.

And watch out if they do something charitable, everyone has to know every little detail. They have no humility.




When was growing up I saw my mom help people out, give them a few bucks, buy them groceries to get them by, give them a place to stay for a few days. She never, ever advertised her good deeds. She didn't need to tell everyone what a good person she was nor did she go looking for adulation. The help she gave others was unconditional and without strings.

I'm always suspicious of people who feel the need to broadcast their good deeds. Putting strings on generosity makes me think of men who expect women to put out after getting fed on a date. Maybe that's where they learned it I guess.

Don't get me started on divisive people.

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#2453166 - 06/15/13 03:24 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: Curious


When was growing up I saw my mom help people out, give them a few bucks, buy them groceries to get them by, give them a place to stay for a few days. She never, ever advertised her good deeds. She didn't need to tell everyone what a good person she was nor did she go looking for adulation. The help she gave others was unconditional and without strings.

You mom was a special woman. I bet she felt blessed to help.

Originally Posted By: Curious

I'm always suspicious of people who feel the need to broadcast their good deeds.


These people are those I call belt-notchers. They won't do a durn thing if they can't get kudos and praise for doing it.
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#2453178 - 06/15/13 03:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: camerabug]
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Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
My pet peeve today is again people who steal. Last week our Garmin was stolen- hubby thinks it was at the grocery store, but we aren't sure. Today, we are working in the yard and I asked hubby to get the machete that is ALWAYS kept in the truck. It has its own very nice scabbard and is in the seat pocket behind the passenger seat. That is its home and whenever we use it that is where it is put back. It is not visible unless you look hard for it. You almost have to know it is kept there. Well- it is not there and sonny boy didn't take it camping with him. It is gone!!! Hubby is PO'd to the max. I feel sorry if he catches the low life.

Funny thing is - it has been a long time since anything of ours was stolen. And then it was the juvenile delinquent next door. I am wondering if it has anything to do with grchild's mother's boyfriend? Until he came into the picture no problem. BTW he has drug issues and is trying to get back into a program. Hubby has had that machete for several years, it was a gift when he retired.


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#2453233 - 06/15/13 05:34 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Christina11]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Quote:
The only thing worse is someone who doesn't own any of the stuff about which they brag - they only have it because someone is letting them use it because they can't afford their own.


Things like this speaks volumes to me about the person.

I also dislike a braggart. I was also raised by parents who often helped others, never ever expecting or wanting to be noticed. I have followed their example and hope that my children will as well.

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#2454755 - 06/17/13 05:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Co-workers who continually bring Junior's school fundraising crap to work, expecting us to spend more money.

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#2454785 - 06/17/13 07:00 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
camerabug Offline


Registered: 08/12/09
Loc: Right side of reality
Originally Posted By: Curious
Co-workers who continually bring Junior's school fundraising crap to work, expecting us to spend more money.


Well while your at it, my daughter is selling some and I KNOW you want to buy one from her!!!! whistle
<---------------------------- getting out of here QUICKLY grin
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#2454813 - 06/17/13 07:46 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Originally Posted By: Curious
Co-workers who continually bring Junior's school fundraising crap to work, expecting us to spend more money.


Oh yeah. I dislike even more that mothers of children who email me telling me that said child is selling whatever. Really? If the child wants to sell, teach them to sell. I'll buy, but not from Mom and not from EMAIL!
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#2455061 - 06/18/13 06:47 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Yeah. The story as to how many junior needed to sell and how many had already been sold changed throughout the day, after I heard a sob story about how difficult it had been for him to sell anything and I caved and bought.

It's summer. Why are kids out selling school crap now? But, they are.


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#2455110 - 06/18/13 09:17 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Well it is difficult if they don't leave the house and don't actually ask anyone! LOL

You were a good girl for caving.

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#2455120 - 06/18/13 09:38 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
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Registered: 05/08/08
Loc: Muskingum Co., Ohio
Originally Posted By: brooke2
People who call a business and expect someone to speak their language or a translator. If you are learning English, I will spend all the time to make sure we understand each other. But to demand or expect it... How much money are we spending printing forms, etc in numerous languages???


I recently saw this on a friend's facebook page:

"Press '1' for English, Why? Did America move?"
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#2455124 - 06/18/13 09:41 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ZV-Dianne]
ZV-Dianne Offline


Registered: 05/08/08
Loc: Muskingum Co., Ohio
W I N D O W S 8

(my pet peeve of the year!)
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#2455126 - 06/18/13 09:47 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ZV-Dianne]
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Registered: 01/22/04
Loc: A Computer, Where Else??
People who think I don't know how to clean off a counter which a very old microwave has been sitting...

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#2455348 - 06/18/13 03:14 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Private Eyes]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Is this an on going peeve or just one for today PE?
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#2455739 - 06/19/13 08:06 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
EJQ Offline


Registered: 06/01/04
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Curious
Co-workers who continually bring Junior's school fundraising crap to work, expecting us to spend more money.


We weren't so lucky. Son had to sell a minimum of twenty cards, (restaurant discounts) @ $20.00 a piece. Fundraiser for Booster Club, for Football. We bought one, and did get our money back. But, these are restaurants in our area, only, Hubby's co-workers couldn't use them.

He sold a total of forty, 39 by knocking on doors. Then he told me about the kid who was held up by gunpoint, last year.
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#2455846 - 06/19/13 12:40 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: EJQ]
Curious Offline


Registered: 11/15/03
Loc: Sparkle
Originally Posted By: EJQ
Originally Posted By: Curious
Co-workers who continually bring Junior's school fundraising crap to work, expecting us to spend more money.


We weren't so lucky. Son had to sell a minimum of twenty cards, (restaurant discounts) @ $20.00 a piece. Fundraiser for Booster Club, for Football. We bought one, and did get our money back. But, these are restaurants in our area, only, Hubby's co-workers couldn't use them.

He sold a total of forty, 39 by knocking on doors. Then he told me about the kid who was held up by gunpoint, last year.


Same project.

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#2455864 - 06/19/13 01:48 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Curious]
Diana D. Offline


Registered: 12/21/10
Loc: State of Confusion
Ok, so it's time for us to buy a home & get out of renting.

So I look up HOMES FOR SALE & get so many responses to fit our query ($60K-$100K, 3 bedroom, 2 bath in this 1 zip code) lets say 156 returns.

I start looking at them......and OVER HALF of 'em have "CONTRACT PENDING".

I know that 'technically' those homes are for sale.....BUT....it's not like 100% of Contracts pending fall through!

I wish they had a CONTRACT PENDING section & one for homes for sale.....aaaarrrrggggghhhhh......

[rant over]

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#2459420 - 06/23/13 02:15 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Diana D.]
bugaboo Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
People who take infants to R rated movies. I went to see Now You See Me with my daughter and her friend last night and was subjected to an infant crying. She finally got up and took the baby out. Date night means WITHOUT the baby.
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#2459428 - 06/23/13 02:34 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
Date night means WITHOUT the baby.
The last date night without the baby probably CAUSED the baby.

My current peeve: multi-level marketing companies. Ick.
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#2459434 - 06/23/13 02:39 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
People who are either so sheltered, or totally oblivious, to the point that what they perceive as 'new' or 'different' is normal for most folks.
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#2459437 - 06/23/13 02:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BeardedWierdo]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Originally Posted By: BeardedWierdo
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
Date night means WITHOUT the baby.
The last date night without the baby probably CAUSED the baby.



GMTA!
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#2459501 - 06/23/13 04:44 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: billl]
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Registered: 01/13/07
Loc: Mesa AZ
Parents who want to be FRIENDS with their kids, to the point of allowing the kids to make choices parents should be making.
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#2459623 - 06/23/13 07:14 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: Zorro]
JWM Offline


Registered: 10/31/12
Loc: Oregon
Automated phone systems that make you actually repeat words. I feel like an idiot talking to a phone !

I'm thinking of choices I'm not given:

"If you'd like to kill us and burn down our building, say kill"
"If you'd like to smack me up side the head, say smack"

I liked the twentieth century better.
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#2459633 - 06/23/13 07:25 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
brooke2 Offline


Registered: 12/17/05
Originally Posted By: JWM
Automated phone systems that make you actually repeat words. I feel like an idiot talking to a phone !

I'm thinking of choices I'm not given:

"If you'd like to kill us and burn down our building, say kill"
"If you'd like to smack me up side the head, say smack"

I liked the twentieth century better.


Have you ever gotten an automated message that requires you to answer? And repeats several times ......

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#2459637 - 06/23/13 07:31 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: brooke2]
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#2459639 - 06/23/13 07:35 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: eesmith60]
billl Offline


Registered: 11/18/04
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Just be sure to remember that "Your call is very important to us, so stay on the line until someone feels like putting their coffee cup down."
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#2459676 - 06/23/13 08:29 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
Christina11 Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Loc: kstep
Originally Posted By: JWM
"If you'd like to smack me up side the head, say smack"


Too funny, for so many reasons.
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#2459684 - 06/23/13 08:45 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JWM]
JulieSullivan Offline


Registered: 03/27/07
Loc: Mongolville
Originally Posted By: JWM
Automated phone systems that make you actually repeat words. I feel like an idiot talking to a phone !

I'm thinking of choices I'm not given:

"If you'd like to kill us and burn down our building, say kill"
"If you'd like to smack me up side the head, say smack"

I liked the twentieth century better.


I really like that first choice, but be prepared for them to send the police to your house. I tried to threaten an insurance company with a lawsuit and before I could finish my threat, the woman called the police. They actually came to the house.

The insurance company was not allowing my mom to have her blood pressure medicine. Got a burr up their butt and demanded that she buy it through the mail, but then wouldn't send it and wouldn't let her buy it locally. I was only saying, "If you intend to kill my mother, you're going to have more than me to worry about, because I'm going to ..."

What I was about to say was hire an attorney and shut you down. I didn't get to finish. The employee got hysterical and said something about me threatening her. She hung up and called the police. The police officer heard the phone call. I asked him what I threatened her with. He said nothing but that you're just not allowed to sound angry these days or people assume you mean to hurt them.

I asked him if it meant anything that I started the sentence with "If you intend to kill my mother" and he said no. I said that her being frightened at all by it shows that they have every intention of killing my mother and that it was the employee who was threatening harm. He agreed but said there was nothing he could do about it because her location was not here but at an undisclosed location in another state (like I could harm her).

Anyway, someone with sense finally allowed my mom to get a short supply from the local pharmacy the next day so Mom only ended up having to do without it that one day. But not having blood pressure medicine can kill you.
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#2462169 - 06/27/13 08:04 AM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: JulieSullivan]
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Registered: 12/01/08
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
zip lock bags that do not retain their "zip"

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#2462333 - 06/27/13 02:29 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: oscarwilde]
BlytheSpirit Offline


Registered: 02/12/04
Loc: So Cal
My DMV renewal of my reg. and tag got messed up! I don't know where to start to fix it!
Other than that no real pet peeves.
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#2462384 - 06/27/13 03:54 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: BlytheSpirit]
ncsearcher Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
today's pet peeve:

DVD players that have propriety plugs for the charging system. I can not find the chargers ,home or car, for grchild's dvd player she takes on trips. The Panasonic charger will not fit it and neither will the 12+ other chargers in the electronics drawer. And what those chargers go to who knows. But, afraid to donate cause sure as I do the device it goes to will resurface. frown

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#2462433 - 06/27/13 05:09 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ncsearcher]
bugaboo Offline


Registered: 10/15/05
Loc: anywhere but here
Originally Posted By: ncsearcher
today's pet peeve:

DVD players that have propriety plugs for the charging system. I can not find the chargers ,home or car, for grchild's dvd player she takes on trips. The Panasonic charger will not fit it and neither will the 12+ other chargers in the electronics drawer. And what those chargers go to who knows. But, afraid to donate cause sure as I do the device it goes to will resurface. frown
Perhaps the cord you need is in the storage box of cords I have that I have no clue as to what they go to. crazy

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#2462439 - 06/27/13 05:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Old chargers are the new old keys.
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#2462440 - 06/27/13 05:12 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
P.K. Magruder Offline


Registered: 05/29/09
Loc: Western Massachusetts
Order a new cord by mail & the day it arrives, the old one will mysteriously reappear.
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#2462443 - 06/27/13 05:13 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
ncsearcher Offline


Registered: 03/08/11
Loc: NC
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
Originally Posted By: ncsearcher
today's pet peeve:

DVD players that have propriety plugs for the charging system. I can not find the chargers ,home or car, for grchild's dvd player she takes on trips. The Panasonic charger will not fit it and neither will the 12+ other chargers in the electronics drawer. And what those chargers go to who knows. But, afraid to donate cause sure as I do the device it goes to will resurface. frown
Perhaps the cord you need is in the storage box of cords I have that I have no clue as to what they go to. crazy



Do you have my missing socks, too?

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#2462447 - 06/27/13 05:15 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: ncsearcher]
BeardedWierdo Online   content

Gliding monkeys!

Registered: 11/14/07
Loc: Delaware County, PA
Socks are different. Trying to find lost socks can mess with the balance of the universe.
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#2462473 - 06/27/13 05:30 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: bugaboo]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
Originally Posted By: bugaboo
Originally Posted By: ncsearcher
today's pet peeve:

DVD players that have propriety plugs for the charging system. I can not find the chargers ,home or car, for grchild's dvd player she takes on trips. The Panasonic charger will not fit it and neither will the 12+ other chargers in the electronics drawer. And what those chargers go to who knows. But, afraid to donate cause sure as I do the device it goes to will resurface. frown
Perhaps the cord you need is in the storage box of cords I have that I have no clue as to what they go to. crazy



Throw them out, you will immediately discover what they went to. wink
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#2462480 - 06/27/13 05:40 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: chetsgirl]
skcaga6 Offline


Registered: 10/04/10
Loc: State of Denial
The missing cord ran away with the cord to my stereo. I can ONLY find it when I have no desire to use the stereo.
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#2462495 - 06/27/13 05:57 PM Re: What is your pet peeve of the day? [Re: skcaga6]
chetsgirl Offline


Registered: 01/26/07
Loc: Here
I have a pet peeve, Historians who want to change history. I just had a conversation with an individual who is a Historian. A paid Historian. We have a small cemetery in town that is known as the Smith Cemetery. (Not the real name) My entire life I have known it as such, as has my 88 year old father and anyone else I have ever spoken to. I know someone who has relatives in said cemetery. A while ago, there was a so called historian who said that instead of Smith, it is pronounced Smyth. No, they Smith's pronounce their name Smith. But it is French. Ok, but they still pronounce their name Smith and h