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 Pet Peeves

Regarding Driving:

  • People who do not use their blinkers
  • Slow movers in the fast lane
  • Car insurance companies that judge you on items other than your driving record
  • Those who do not know the difference between "yield" and "merge"
  • Those who talk on the cell phone while driving
  • People who do not use car seats for their children!
  • Drivers who will not turn right on red
  • Jerks who take up two parking spots
  • Driving the wrong way in a parking lot
  • Those who practice the fine art of tailgating

Regarding People:

  • People who are mean to animals
  • When someone calls you and you tell them that they have a wrong number, and they get rude (like it is YOUR fault they dialed the wrong number!!)
  • Drop in company (can't you call from your cell phone before you come over?)
  • People who talk LOUDLY on their cell phones in restaurants, movie theaters, stores, etc .
  • Those who come to the United States and can't speak a word of English
  • Telemarketers (especially those who can't take "no" for an answer")
  • Parents who let their children run amuck unsupervised in places like banks, stores, restaurants, etc.
  • "Chatty Cathys" aka people who just talk to hear the sound of the own voice
  • People who do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom
  • People who blame anything but themselves for THEIR failure.
  • Noisy eaters and open mouthed chewers
  • People that interrupt you when your telling a story, and then they continue to tell you their story and then ask you in an uninterested tone to continue on with your story when they are finished talking.
  • When you ask someone a very simple, straightforward question and they spend ten minutes rambling on about everything in the world EXCEPT the answer to your very simple, straightforward question?
  • The person in the supermarket 's Express Lane of 10 Items or less who has a full shopping cart of groceries
  • People with BAD personal hygiene
  • People who openly judge other people (when it is not their job to do it)

Regarding Computers and the Internet

  • Men who IM me looking for sex, an affair, or some other pathetic excuse to waste my time
  • When my computer freezes in the middle of a long email
  • Spyware, viruses, adware, pop-ups, and spam
  • Paypal scams (sorry, I don't fall for those)
  • Nigerian Scammers (sorry, I don't fall for those either)
  • Foreigners who use the internet to attempt to find a sucker to bring them to the United States or get them to send them money
  • The war between PCs and Mac (it's a personal preference; get over it!)
  • Emails typed in all capital letters
  • Guest book spammers who advertise junk stuff!
  • Websites that require you to scroll horizontally
  • Receiving email without a subject line

Regarding the Workplace:

  • Co-workers who talk incessantly all day long to the point where you want to rip out their vocal cords
  • Those who think that someone else will clean up their mess
  • People with messy desks
  • Co-workers who constantly interrupt you when you are speaking (especially when the conversation is not directed to them)
  • Crumbs in the keyboard
  • Excessive Gossiping
  • Bosses who think that your job should be your life
  • Condescending tones, public reprimands, and micromanaging
  • People who rifle through my desk/cube while I am sitting there

Regarding Government

  • Crooked politicians
  • Politicians who believe that war is the answer to everything
  • People who vote in a candidate and then complain about him/her
  • People who DO NOT vote and think that they have the right to complain
  • Tax breaks for the rich
  • Wasteful spending
  • The dependency on foreign oil because the politicians are getting paid to squelch other forms of energy

Regarding New Jersey

  • Horrible drivers
  • Being asked by people, "What exit are you from?" Why do they care? Are they coming to visit me?
  • Congested highways and traffic
  • Car insurance prices that are out of control
  • Property taxes that are the HIGHEST in the entire country!!
  • Mosquitoes and "no-see-ums"

In General

  • Bad spelling, grammar, and syntax
  • Habitual favor "needers"
  • Kids with weird names (what were their parents thinking?)
  • Having to ask "Is that a guy or a girl?"
  • Dirty public restrooms
  • Gum snapping
  • Chronic lateness
  • Bad breath
  • Mispronunciation of words
  • Being called "honey" or "babe" by people I do not know
  • Hypocritical people
  • Habitual liars



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