Pet Peeves That Push You Over The Edge

Not reloading the toilet paper holder is just one possible pet peeve...what's yours?

The old roll is gone. The new roll is right there. It's. Right. There.

Why, oh why, can't someone put it IN the holder?!?

That is just one of the pet peeves that annoy me.

Or schmack, schmack, schmack...bloooowwwwwwwwwww...pop! 

These sounds make my skin crawl. I can't stand the slobbery slippery noises coming from the chewer's mouth. Others don't even notice it.

That is worse than the toilet paper situation. Everybody has a pet peeve. There are websites devoted to pet peeves like Get Annoyed.

What are yours?

Maybe it is people who state the obvious. Like, "It's always the last place you look." No kidding. Why would you keep looking if you've found it?

Maybe it's the flick, flick, flick of your spouse flossing their teeth. Loudly.

Don't let me suffer alone here. I can't be the only one. I'm just askin'...what pet peeves make you insane?

(And for Pete's sake, put the toilet paper where it belongs.)

Nick February 17, 2012 at 02:17 AM
I don't know. Third Party types I guess. Republicans think it's too expensive. Democrats say it's not expensive enough.
renee February 17, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Turn signals are optional these days. What is up with that????
Nick February 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Renee, this is the United States of America. Turn signals have been optional since the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
Nick February 17, 2012 at 03:17 AM
This is probably the pet peeve that irks me most. I have never, ever been asked to serve as judge in a Cupcake War. Not once.
Marcia Watts Sagendorph (Editor) February 17, 2012 at 05:00 AM
Nick, that is an outrage!
Nick February 17, 2012 at 05:16 AM
“Civility costs nothing and buys everything.” -- Mary Wortley Montague
Nick February 17, 2012 at 05:21 AM
That's exactly what it is Marcia -- an outrage. Yous guys should be ashamed of yourselves.
Nick February 17, 2012 at 05:34 AM
I once held the door for a woman pushing a stroller. Her kid whipped his baby bottle at me. Caught me in the groin. I'm pretty sure it was a boy.
Nick February 17, 2012 at 05:55 AM
I used to sing as a tenor Robyn. Now I'm a soprano.
Nick February 17, 2012 at 06:07 AM
This is why God invented motorcycles Quincy.
Cindy Bruess February 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM
When they leave 1/16 of an inch of milk in the carton, in the fridge and then open the next gallon. And THEY are 21 and 24 years old....
Cindy Bruess February 17, 2012 at 02:46 PM
And btw... You're moving out when???
Zed February 17, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Drivers who travel at 45 mph in a 55 mph zone, THEN when that speed drops to 35 mph - CONTINUE to travel at 45 mph! (Route 14 westbound, west of Kelsey into FRG west of Route 22.)
Zed February 17, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Approaching a 4-way stop sign intersection. A car on the cross street arrives at it's stop sign 5 seconds before you get to your stop sign.. The driver of the other car then sits there and waits to see if you're going to stop. Then they sit there and look at you to see if you're going to go through the intersection before they do. Again - they got to the intersection 5 seconds before you! What are they waiting for?!
Zed February 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM
People in grocery stores who stop with their cart right smack in the middle of he aisle, blocking while they look at products on the shelf. It's as if they never think that other people might also be shopping with a cart who would like to pass.
Nick February 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM
@Zed The woman with the stroller.
Nick February 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
@Zed Damn cruise control. It was working fine the other day.
Jennifer February 18, 2012 at 07:11 PM
People who don't drive the speed limit People who are oblivious to what's going on around them Arrogant Bicyclists who seem to think it's ok to take up half the road forcing traffic to come to a halt People who don't control their obnoxious children People who think it's ok to be rude just because they're having a bad day People who blow their nose at the dinner table at a restaurant
Soonwinner February 28, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Dan in the USAF I went into they trained us to kill people AND to remain alive.
Soonwinner February 28, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Dan the Air Force called them TI's not DI's. But our main TI was ex-Army and he said he was a DI. Drill Instructor, Technical Instructor.
casey kline February 29, 2012 at 01:11 AM
I always wanted a pet peeve... but my parents said NO - until I was old enough to take care of it all by myself...
Marcia Watts Sagendorph (Editor) February 29, 2012 at 01:29 AM
casey, your parents are correct. it is a lot of work to have a pet peeve. you have to carry it around with you...bring it out at a moment's notice...feed an nurture it to keep it alive for years...
Heather Smith February 29, 2012 at 08:33 PM
I think most of mine have been covered already - women who block the grocery aisle and KNOW they're doing it but can't be bothered to move for anyone...no turn indicators...the 4-way stop thing. If you stopped first, you go first. If you stop second you do NOT get to go before the person who was ahead of you. I just saw a guy stop literally three car lengths from the stop sign then go through - ahead of me and someone else who stopped AT the stop sign and were next to go. Drivers who have the right of way and don't go and wave you to go ahead of them. People behind you in line at the cash register that practically stick their cart up your wazoo.
Heather Smith February 29, 2012 at 08:34 PM
My husband is guilty of the tp thing. We even have an open end holder where you only have to slide the roll on. That is just too much work for him. He will even grab a new roll and leave it atop the holder with the empty cardboard roll that has a shred of tp on it.
Heather Smith February 29, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Husband leaves every drawer and cabinet fully open or closes them except for the last inch. Yes, he is a walking pet peeve.
Heather Smith February 29, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Once when I parked miles away from anyone in a mostly empty huge parking lot I came back out to see a beater conversion van literally parked an inch from my side view mirror. I had to get in on the passenger side and crawl over. I don't know if they're being a smart*ss or there's some weird magnetic attraction to my lonely car.
Debbie March 11, 2012 at 03:44 PM
People who think that just because they're in their car that they can park in a handicap parking spot.
doneitright March 11, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Bicyclists who think they don't need to obey the rules of the road.. or bicyclists who go onto the road vs the bike path that is right next to them.. Than the motorcyclists who zip in and out of traffic or the ones who go JOY riding 10-15 below the speed limit...
badge March 11, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Bikes are allowed on the road. See your 1st complaint.
badge March 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Heather husbands need some grace. Forgiveness that is in no way earned.


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