Pet Peeves

Just some things that drive me incredibly crazy. Peeves of the pet variety, if you will. 1.Knives blade up in the dishwasher. No good. It's like "Are you trying to kill me? Is there something I should know?" 2.When the dishwasher door is left open, and you are walking by and bam! Bruise on the leg. 3.Not a pet peeve of mine, but my friend Goochie here hates it, and I mean HATES IT, when people drive in the left lane with no intention of passing. 4.When you are walking around your house in socks, and you go into your bathroom, and you don't know it, but your bathroom floor is wet, and then your socks get wet, and you have to go find another clean pair, and yada yada yucky. 5.When your windshield wipers are getting old, and they don't quite wipe off all the rain that's coming down, and leave that mushy fuzz in the middle of your windshield which is almost worse than if you hadn't turned on your wipers at all. Ew. 6.When people assume that Utah Mormons are somehow inferior/superior to non-Utah Mormons. 7.When you go the whole day without spilling a single thing on your white shirt/pants, having braved enchiladas, poopy diapers, and the ever-staining Spaghetti-O's, only to spill toothpaste on yourself when you're brushing your teeth that night. I now only brush my teeth in jammies. 8.The phrase- "Can I ask you a question?" Um...I think you just answered yourself there. 9.When people say "I hate to say this, but...." Then DON'T say it! I don't want to be the recipient of gossip that you "hate" so much that you must spread it around. 10.Menus that don't explain what's in the food. I do not like ordering something that I'm really looking forward to, only to have to endure an evening of picking out, or eating around, the demon weed of cilantro. I've learned to ask if it's in anything beforehand. It bugs me that I have to do that. Restaurants should be clear on their policy of adding demonic herbs to food. That's mainly it. I am sure I can think of others as the night wears on, but I'll let MMW readers take it from here.


Blogger Tracy M said...

11. People who hang up when the answering machine picks up. I'm probably running for the phone, and getting their just in time to hear a hang-up makes me want to scream!

12. Single ply TP. Why? Oh, why?

13. Dry-mouthed talkers... oh egad, the smacking sound makes me want to climb the walls!

14. Adults who "Shhhhhh" other adults.

15. Blogs that don't let you comment!

7/14/2006 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger Mo Mommy said...

16)"Not to be rude but"...follows up with super rude comment

17)The person with too many items in the express lane

18)discovering, mid shower, that you're out of shampoo/conditioner/soap, etc...

19)people who are consistently late (ie, my husband)!!!

7/14/2006 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous jane webb said...

I'm glad to share this cause it drives me crazy every time.. so happens alot. In the east we have buttons to press that will eventually cause the traffic lights to stop traffic and allow walkers to cross. Most people press the button for a bunch of times in a row, then cross the street before the "walk now" indicators click on. Why do they bother to press the button anyway.. it throws off the lights and makes traffic wait for the count down for walkers, when the walkers have crossed right after pressing the button, its a big problem out here..you'd think these walkers would at some point be drivers and be victms of someone else's needless button pushing. of course there are times when the traffic needs to stop but in our small city there are many opportunities to cross without danger to life. Point is they cross right away anyway, 90 percent of the time.

7/14/2006 08:28:00 AM  
Blogger nestle said...

long toe nails... on anyone, you gonna bare 'em make sure they are short. ick I got the willies just thinking about it.

7/14/2006 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous EmilyS said...

My biggest one is I can't stand to hear people eat if I'm not eating.

7/14/2006 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger Em said...

As an unfortunate soul with a harrowing commute... nothing bugs me more than left lane drivers who are obviously on the cell phone and and too distracted to realize they are driving as slow as tar.

And I know it's a common pet peeve, but what is up with people thinking there is no need to signal when changing lanes? I have seen so so many near-accidents when two idiots on either side of a lane simultaneously decide to swerve into the same spot without signaling.

And I hate it how after brushing with an electric toothbrush (which I love), if the head of the toothbrush is still wet at all when you put it away, you end up with ickky toothpastey residue all over the storage compartment for toothbrush heads..... ick!

7/14/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

*When people don't call when they're going to be late.


*Waiting forty-five minutes in the Dr.'s waiting room for a 30 second "ok, everything looks good!"

*People who can't take a compliment.

*When people tiptoe around a subject when they could just come right out and say it already!

*I second the motion for singl ply TP and raise it to cheap scratchy tissues--the allergy sufferer's bane!

7/14/2006 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

Guys, and I supppose sometimes girls, who hack up luggies and then spit them into the grass at the park, ballfield, etc. Cause you can just about bet the bank that it is going to be my butt sporting that hunk of snot after I unwittingly wind up sitting in it.

And I gotta tell ya......I love your #6/

7/14/2006 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary said...

Maryland drivers in general.

When someone (dh, love him!) wipes down the counter with a too-wet washcloth, leaving standing water.

When people use the Relief Society email list to sell you products like stamps and kitchen goods.

Long waits at doctor's offices when you have an appointment!

Tracy, I hear you on dry-mouthed talkers, blech.

7/14/2006 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger moddy said...

people who watch as their child is mean or rude to other kids/people and they do nothing about it!

people who have no sense of personal space.

and my all time favorite the "I can top that" people, no matter what you are telling them they have a story to top yours.

7/14/2006 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Heather O. said...

+ When DH leaves his shaving stubble in the sink. Oooh, hate that. He hates it when I leave my bathrobe on the bed, though, so I guess we all have our issues.

+ People talking and drinking on the phone. Yuck-o-rama

+No milk for cereal in the morning, especially finding out just AFTER you've poured your cereal. I have looked longingly at many a bowl of Froot Loops I've had to pour back into the box, uneaten. (sigh)

7/15/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Blogger annegb said...

I hate left lane drivers, also.

I don't hate them, but youngest children are the bane of my existence. My baby sister, my baby daughter (age 20) and my aunt who is the baby of her family drain me with their self absorption.

My husband drives me crazy on Sunday mornings. He's OCD (for real) and he can't sit still. When he was in the bishopric, I had such quiet peaceful Sundays. I let him cook breakfast and clean up the kitchen because that gives him something to do.

7/16/2006 10:40:00 AM  
Blogger annegb said...

And it's been an hour and he's still in the kitchen puttering away, nervous because I haven't finished my juice and he can't wash the glass.

You may think you'd like this, but I guarantee it gets old real quick. Lucky for him he's very good looking and I love him or I would have shot him long ago.

7/16/2006 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger annegb said...

And now he's pulled all the stuff out from under the sink and is cleaning under there. Welcome to my world.

7/16/2006 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When people use Visiting Teaching as an opportunity to sell their sales party stuff ... Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Usborne Books, etc., etc. How tacky!

7/17/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put knives point side up in the dishwasher because they were cheap & got rust on them if they didn't dry correctly. my roommate ended up slicing his finger & i had to pay for his tetanus shot.

7/17/2006 03:48:00 PM  

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