Friday, January 27, 2012

Pet Peeves

This week I decided to jot down a few of my pet peeves. I don't know why because it's been a good week. My health is good, I sold some books, and beer didn't take a price hike, although it seems like everything else at the grocery store did.

Let's face it. As humans, most of us have a unique way of dealing with the large problems that life throws at us from time to time, but it seems like it's always the small, mundane things that really piss me off! Here are just a few of them:

  • People standing in the aisle of the grocery store gabbing and blocking everyone else from getting by.
  • Having to peel off the unnecessary stickers that are on fruits and vegetables.
  • Parents letting their children scream at the top of their lungs in public places.
  • People at the grocery store checkout who are talking on an expensive cellphones, and their bodies are covered in pricey tattoos and body piercings, but they are paying with Food Stamps.
  • My wife opens a bag of chips just enough to get her small munchkin hand in, but it's impossible for my man hand to retrieve any chips for myself.
  • People who smack and chew gum that eventually ends up on the bottom of someone's shoe.
  • Prisons that allow the inmates to lift weights, only to release them into society bigger and stronger than when they went in.
  • Women's handbags. Items (example: car or door keys) go in, but are never seen or heard from again until months later.
  • Rachel, the robo-caller from credit card services, informing me that this is the last courtesy call I will receive to get a lower interest rate. I begin to get a little irritated after receiving a thousand prior calls that woke me up from my afternoon nap.
  • Stepping in dog poop in my yard, and I don't even own a dog.
These are just a few of the irritants that invade my everyday life and I'm sure you have a list of your own. Fortunately, when these things occur, I have an outlet through writing. I just sit down at the keyboard and write, and I can assure you, in my story, someone is going to die!

Have some pet peeves to share? Comments are always welcome!


  1. Here's my pet peeve list:

    ~People who crunch their cereal so loud it sounds like they're a cow grazing in the field.
    ~Cabinet doors being left open.
    ~Dirty dishes left in the sink.
    ~People who lie and steal and never learn their lesson.
    ~People who slurp their coffee.
    ~People with screaching voices.
    ~Schwans man knocking on the door after 8pm wanting to know if we need anything.
    ~People who chew with their mouths open.

  2. Thanks for your comments, Anonymous! I'm glad I'm not the only one with a whole list of pet peeves!

  3. Oh I can come up with a few...
    - drivers who travel at a snails pace until you try to pass them on a passing lane
    - stepping in little piles of dog poop in my front dogs stay in the back yard and leave mountains
    - teenagers stopping on their quads at my gate just to tease my dogs
    - people who use our bush trails and leave garbage everywhere

    I'm sure I could come up with more after another coffee or

  4. Thanks stinsonbooks for sharing your pet peeves. I see "dog poop" was one of yours too! :)