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Thursday 13: Pet Peeves

Posted by on 14 August 2008

This is going to be my first attempt at “Thursday 13”.  Who knows, I may never do it again!!  However, Tammy got me to thinking about pet peeves and then I was on another blog that had some discussion about it.  I figured this would be a great topic to so for my “Thursday 13”.

Now, if you see something about yourself here or something you don’t agree with, please don’t take it personal.  We all have our “little things” and these are mine.  Some rank much higher than others (and I was after 13, after all).  So, in no particular order or preference, my “Thursday 13” Pet Peeves are:

Thirteen Things about Elaine’s Pet Peeves

1.  Toilet seats left up and nasty women that leave women’s public restrooms a mess – come on, does your bathroom at home look that way??  for pity sakes, flush the toilet and put that tampon in the proper disposal

2.  Spam e-mails – if I didn’t request your e-mail or info, keep your junk out of my box!!

3.  Music on blogs – it takes forever to load and many times, we don’t share the same musical interests

4.  Boys/men with earrings – granted, God didn’t give any of us holes in our ears for earrings, but ear jewelry on a man just isn’t right

5.  Car alarms – particularly the ones that go off in the middle of the night or everytime there’s a storm

6.  Unruly kids – being nice and no discipipline are the reasons are jails are full, give those kids some rules, follow through with punishment and they’ll probably thank you in the end

7.  Cigarette smoke – it just grosses me out and it smells horrible, plus, that smell gets on everything and stays there

8.  Inappropriate clothing in church – crop tops, daisy dukes and jeans with holes in them are not meant to be worn into church and show lack of respect

9.  $1 million plus a year stars/athletes – most of the time they don’t deserve what they make and a good portion of them are bad example of how to live to the rest of the world, especially our kids

10.  Lack of manner and customer service – you very rarely see a man hold a door any more for a woman and there is no such thing as customer service when you go shopping or to the drive-up window

11.  Youth/teen slogan clothing – I can’t figure out why parents even buy it for the kids because most of them aren’t a “princess” and if they’re so beautiful, then why are they wearing a shirt telling everyone else that they’re ugly and if daddy can afford to put it on his credit card, I don’t care

12.  Pants on boys/men that show their crack or undies – come on, this was started by guys in prison….is that really the impression you want??  if you don’t want to be stereotyped then don’t look like a thug and personally, I don’t really care what your undies look like

13.  Cell phones – absolutely the worst invention there was because now people think they can’t live without them….don’t tell me you’re in control of your car while you’re on that stupid phone or have to talk on it for 5 miles or more and don’t tell me you can’t shop without being on the phone the entire time you’re in the store…..I don’t go to restaurants to hear your phone ring, in fact, that’s one of the reasons I want to get away from the house…..if you have that much to say, go home and use the phone!!

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So there you have it….my “Thursday 13” Pet Peeves!!  What are some of yours??  What do or don’t you agree with??  (NO arguments please, remember, this is fun!!)

15 Responses to Thursday 13: Pet Peeves

  1. Yasmin

    Welcome to TT…I feel you on some of them but hmmm I’m not giving up my cell phone…it’s my everything…text messenger, GPS, I-pod and when I’m away from home computer…I love it. 😉
    Fellow TT Participant

  2. Pamela Kramer

    WOW – That is a nice list! Happy TT and thanks for stopping by. I agree with: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12. Hope to see you next week.

  3. Laura

    Those sound like my pet peeves too! 🙂

  4. Jennifer

    I agree, no argument from me.

  5. The Gal Herself

    #3, #5, and #7 — I am so with you. Cigarette smoke especially bothers me since my mom recently smoked her way into emphysema and a hospital visit. (Yes, smokers, it can SO happen to you, too!) Welcome to TTland, and thanks for visiting my TT.

  6. Debbie

    Hmm, just heard the neighborhood car alarm go off…for the nth time. LOL

  7. Elaine

    Thanks Yasmin!! It’s ok you’re that attached to your cell as long as you’re not driving with it. That’s the major part of the peeve. A person on the phone as no control of their vehicle and they’re not concentrating on what they should. Heck, even I have one, but not in the car!!

  8. Elaine

    Thanks Pamela!! At least you agree with a few of them!! HAHA

  9. Elaine

    Thanks Laura and Jennifer!! I’m glad someone is in agreement….sometimes it’s just the little things!! LOL

  10. Elaine

    Sorry about your mom, Gal Herself. That’s a rough one. Thanks for dropping by!!

  11. Elaine

    LOL So you have one of those too, huh Debbie!?!? Gotta love it!!

  12. Malcolm

    Welcome to the Thursday Thirteen! As someone who used to work in customer service, I think it goes both ways. I can tell you countless horror stories about some of the customers I had the displeasure of dealing with (either via phone/email or face to face).

    I don’t mind music on blogs as long as the blogger has it set up so it doesn’t start automatically when you visit their page. It annoys the hell out of me when I go to someone’s blog and it starts to play music (usually a song/genre that I’m not crazy about)… esp. if I am at work and listening to something else through my headphones. I then have to scroll to find their damn player and click “pause”. Ugh!

  13. Elaine

    I’ve worked in the field too Malcolm, many times!! I’d like to think I’m a good customer and at restaurants, I tip well, but you need to earn it. I get tired of empty glasses on slow days and messed up orders because they don’t write down what you say.

    I’ve quit visiting a couple blogs because of the music. It starts as soon as the page is loading or it loads very slow because of the music. The music loud and usually what I don’t listen to. Then, to turn it off, I have to scan all the way down at the bottom of the page. Mind you, I do most of my blogging during the very late hours of the night while everyone is asleep!!

    Thanks for stopping by!!

  14. tips and tricks

    I’m also peeved by most of these things too. But with the cellphone, I’m quite thankful for it- especially since some of my loved ones are away and can only be reached by phone.

  15. Elaine

    Thanks for stopping by, tips and tricks. I understand the need and use for a cellphone, I just don’t think one needs to be on it all the time, especially while driving. I think that’s my biggest complaint. That and people shopping that will either stand in the middle of the aisle talking or only have one hand on the cart and ram you because they’re too busy in the phone to pay attention. Even I have a cell!! LOL

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