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Pet Peeve Contest!

Posted May 17, 2007

When Mike Maze did the morning news he called Thursday his sensitive day. I call it my slightly grumpy day. Maybe you can identify. Sometimes it feels good to vent. Well, here's your chance.

What are your pet peeves?

Valonda Calloway says she's annoyed by people who talk loudly on their cell phones in public places.

Stroller pushing Lynda Loveland is irritated by people who rush onto an elevator before she can exit with her baby.

Elizabeth Gardner is frustrated by drivers who dangerously zip across lanes at the last second to make an exit.

My peeve is rambling phone messages where the caller slurs or speed reads the number at the end forcing me to listen all over again.

Okay. Let's make this fun. I want you to generate 100 comments for this blog. I will honor the 100th poster with a prize.
Post one peeve each time. Feel free to return.

Let's get started. I feel better already.


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  • urbudelar May 18, 2007

    ooops. sorry. By my count the winner is lady! Congratulations!


  • CantNoOneHoldMeDown May 18, 2007

    My pet peeve is no one telling us who won this contest!!!

  • davidpmcknight May 18, 2007

    Newspapers which pass on major political stories without even so much as a second glance such as the North Carolina Senate's recent (unconstitutional) effort to transfer North Carolinians' individual federal constitutional rights to cast votes for candidates in the presidential Electoral College to Americans from other states in the Union. Some newspaper will go all out for weeks on a story that's "here today and gone tomorrow," but they won't take a closer look when some political folks try to punch open a hole in the Ship of State.

    David McKnight--Durham

  • Chilidawg May 18, 2007

    My pet peeve is loosing pet peeve contests because I was a day late to register a pet peeve.

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy May 18, 2007

    My PET PEAVES......Customer SERVICE....EVERYWHERE! Driver's in the left lane that won't move over, Driver's that tailgate, Driver's that drive fast to get past you, then slow down, people that use the "Race Card" even when it has NOTHING to do with things!

  • CestLaVie May 18, 2007

    Anybody in service jobs not saying "thank you" when they give you your order & any change you may have coming. I always say loudly "You're welcome". I usually am glared at; I stare right back & then walk/drive away. I'm sure they'd be acting differently if the manager was standing nearby. ATTENTION FAST FOOD RESTAURANT MANAGERS: I do NOT patronize your restaurants once I see that your order/money takers do not care enough to want my business. Maybe you can enlighten them.

  • CestLaVie May 18, 2007

    People who talk on cell phones in restaurants, period, loud or not. The phone ringing disturbs any peace or conversation one might be attempting to have while enjoying a meal & taking a break from an office with RINGING phones. For quite awhile now, I've been stopping at their table before leaving & telling them what I think of their rudeness & self-righteousness.

  • CestLaVie May 18, 2007

    People who ALWAYS ask "How are you?" as a matter-of-fact habit of speech, rather than because they're really interested. I just want to say, "Well, my cat puked on the floor just before I left for work & I had to clean it up, my washer overflowed last night & caused major damage, and I just found out that my mother-in-law is coming for a visit this weekend. Other than that, I'm just FINE!!"

  • CestLaVie May 18, 2007

    Drivers who poke along below the speed limit & cause a string of traffic a half mile long behind them & don't even seem to care or realize it. Not everyone is just on their way down to Mickey Dee's for their sausage biscuit & a leisurely breakfast.

  • CestLaVie May 18, 2007

    Left-lane drivers who stay put & drive the same speed as the right lane, don't move on down the road & MOVE OVER to let others get past.




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