Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pet Peeves

You'll recall from a previous entry that I don't use the word "hate" anymore, but I still have my "pet peeves" described by Wikipedia as "annoyances that can instill great frustration in a small group of people, yet they are experienced by everyone."  You have yours.  I have mine, and since this is my blog, here are a few of mine....

  1. People who insist on watering their lawns year-round.  Come on when it's cold outside (especially if the temperature is below 32F), AND it has rained in the past few days...TURN YOUR SPRINKLERS OFF!  Not only is this extremely wasteful, but dangerous to people driving or taking walks (ever slipped on ice?).
  2. People who do NOT hold the door for you and/or say "Thank You, Gracias, Merci or any other verbal means of appreciation" when you hold the door for them.   In general, senior citizens,  men, and people with strollers are the best at both holding the door, and saying "Thank You" when you do the same.
  3. Interestingly enough the majority of my PP's are at the gym.  Here are a few of my least favorite things... I can't stand it when guys stand naked at the mirror (just wrong). I don't like it when the trainers are in worse condition then I am (wouldn't you think they'd practice what they preach).  Why do parents have to crowd around the sign-up area in the Kid's Zone (come on patience, where is the fire?).  Finally, can you say "personal space"at the weights, in the sauna or on the mats  (don't crowd, I don't even let my kids get that close).
  4. What about driving? How about using your turn signals? I'm tired of guessing. Also, here's a thought, how 'about slower drivers stay in the right lane?  Funny, my driving pet peeves have decreased substantially since moving back to California in 2004 as I do consider them the best drivers in the country, but then again (roads, signals and the weather are much better).

That's all for now....pretty tame really.  What are your pet peeves?  Oh, since I'm a man of lists and to keep with the current tone of this entry (a mellow bitch session)....Here are few things that let's just say IF they left forever I wouldn't be traumatized. 

  1. Wal-Mart
  2. Indian Casinos
  3. Leaf blowers
  4. Kiosks at the Mall
  5. Pit Bulls
  6. Telemarketers
  7. New England Patriots.
  8. Extreme Fighting
  9. Romantic comedies.
  10. Income Taxes.

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