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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #12

. . . Thirteen Pet Peeves. . .
  1. Businesses that intentionally misspell their name to be funny- special mention to those that are aimed at children. For example, Kid's Kastle or Wee Kare Daycare or EZ Money Check Cashing.
  2. People who repeatedly say, "But we need the moisture!" in the middle of a snow storm.
  3. People who repeatedly say, "But we need the moisture!" in the middle of a drought.
  4. People who chew gum while making business calls (or, more specifically, while calling me to ask for a loan.)
  5. People who take phone calls while in my office. I honestly don't care if their phone rings, so long as they don't answer it. I completely understand forgetting to turn it off or down. The exception, of course, are calls related to their business with me.
  6. Forwarded email that have not been edited to remove all the forwarding info.
  7. Forwarded email that promise me a wish come true, or a coupon to Outback, or a free trip to Disneyworld.
  8. Nasty, dirty flip-flops.
  9. Sweatpants worn in public to anywhere that isn't the gym or the doctor's office/ hospital.
  10. Especially if you are a man.
  11. Bullet hole decals on your car.
  12. When you call someone's cell phone and it says, "Please enjoy the music while your party is reached" and suddenly you are listening to some crap song.
  13. When my neighbors take the parking in front of our house, while there is perfectly good parking IN THEIR OWN DRIVEWAY.


  1. Hey there - nice to "meet" you! I couldn't resist clicking on a blog with "Books" in its title. :)

    Happy Reading!

  2. Okay, I am guilty of that sweatpant thing... and of being optimistic about needing moisture (if we truly do).

    But I'm really a nice person! I am! And I'm working on the sweatpant problem, too. (especially 'cause it's going to warm up and not rain! No moisture!)

    Happy TT, babe.

  3. #4, gum, bothers me. I go into our Bank, and there is one teller that chews CONSTANTLY. She is an older woman and should know it's not professional. I've only had to go to her a couple times. I prefer another teller, and I've thought about mentioning the chewing gum to her.

    Great list!

    Check out my TT.

  4. Thank goodness for pj bottoms... without them I'd be guilty of the sweatpant wearing peeve ;)

  5. I'd like to add to your list:

    Forwarded emails that are sent to you and fifty bajillion other people...none of whom you really know...and the sender doesn't seem to know what "Bcc:" is for.

  6. Fantastic list! Mind if I steal the topic for my own list next week? ;o)
    I'm sure I could come up with dozens of things myself... Feels like I'm peeved most of the time. LOL

  7. Those are all really, really irritating. LOL I start entertaining very nasty thoughts about our neighbors when they park in front of our house instead of in their own driveway. And I'm likely to just delete the forwarded email if all that crap is still on the top--I figure if it's something really worth seeing, it would have been worth removing the evidence of the two dozen previous forwards. :)

  8. Some of the things on your list irritate me too... hmmph... especially when it's got to do with manners (e.g. the chewing gum and answering phones while in someone's office)!

  9. Ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto!!!
    I've given you a shout out on my TT, stop in.

  10. Great list! I can see how all of those could easily be pet peeves!

  11. Terrific list. I’d planned to select one or two to mention that were favorites but it was too hard because I’m nodding in agreement with all of them.

    As for emails, the ones I detest most are the chain letters warning that I’ll lose all my fingers and toes and my eyeballs will fry in their sockets if I break the chain. Ugh!

  12. WAIT! I have another one. Bands who misspell their names. Blessid, for example.

    Hello, are you this dumb that you think you're trying to be cool? Obviously, 'cause we never heard from you again after that one hit single...

  13. Susan that band one is great, I wish I'd thought of it!

  14. I'm so with you on #6. It's not so bad on the e-mails that you just have to scroll down to see, but if I have to open attachment of crap after attachment of crap, I'm out.

  15. Gosh, I really do hate those fake bullet hole decals on cars. How is that cool? "Oooo look, I'm gonna make it look like someone shot at me!" The only reasons people get shot at is because 1) They broke the law, 2) They're big jerks that deserved it, 3) They wronged somebody. Either way, you're probably not a great person so why would you want to play into that?

    As for parking in front your place, I'll one up you. Not only did my neighbors park in front of my house while they're driveway was completely vacant, but they parked half of their vehicle on my lawn then they proceeded to get upset when I told them to get their car of my lawn, which then caused me to tell them "You don't have to like what I'm telling you, but you do have to move your vehicle off my property or I will move it for you (as I pointd to my Dodge Ram pickup) and I don't think you will want me to do that."

    They've never parked in front of my house again.

    Apparently you hit a nerve with some of those topics on your list, lol Sorry for the long comment.

  16. I whole heartily agree with you, except for the sweats...I find myself stuck in them longer than my trip to the gym. But it's so much easier to run my errands after the gym so I can get home and work!! Does that count? I mean it's just the grocery store or WalMart...they don't care what you wear! hehehe

  17. Ohhhhh my word, I completely agree with you on #13. Try having a neighbor park an old van in front of your house and leaving it there FOR MONTHS. We don't use the space in front of our house because we have a garage, but still, it is ridiculous. People who visit us have nowhere to park EVER. Grr, grrrr!! ^_^

  18. Not only do I hate it when people chew gum during phone calls they have initiated (#4) but also when people munch away on anything while talking on the phone.

  19. Great list! I just dislike rude people in general! But seriously I hate when I get on a packed bus and politely ask someone if I can sit next to them and they grumble and huffily move their handbag! I'm sorry but my aching legs are more important than your handbag!


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