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Pet Peeve Thursday

Posted April 29, 2010

It’s time for our bi-annual psychology session here on Carolina Conversations. We call this Pet Peeve Thursday. It’s a chance for you to vent about some of the things that annoy you.

What is your pet peeve today? Please share.

Here are some of the complaints I heard among our morning news crew today.

(1) Loud obnoxious music at a restaurant. Wouldn't it be nice to sit and eat in silence?

(2) Passing the buck. People shoving work off on others.

(3) Pushy rude behavior. The attitude that my life is more important than yours.

(4) People who write checks at the grocery store.

(5) People who insist on talking to you when you're on the phone.

Please add to the list of irritations and feel better for it.


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  • GRush May 4, 2010

    Regarding Braille on the drive-up; you can pull up so the back window is even with the machine and let the guy in the back seat using Braille reach it. Done it many times. Besides, they just make all the machines the same; it is the bank that decides where to put them.

  • traipsingthru May 2, 2010

    People in the neighborhood who do the weed eating on Sunday morning...That is just not right....

  • blueberry May 1, 2010

    NC-writer---it's not the call-waiting that annoys me; it's the person I'm talking to actually answering the call. They can ignore it, you know.

  • billybob72 Apr 30, 2010

    pamela, no, I have two left feet as far as dancing goes. But I would like to get a hot tub.

  • prissygurl Apr 30, 2010

    billy bob, you need a hobby that will relax you...have you tried dancing?

  • jpittard2 Apr 29, 2010

    Hotel buffets that run out of food quickly, so after much time,I take something I really don't want just to put something in my stomach and then they bring out more of the food I really wanted!(Happened in Charlotte)

  • genegeneandnancy Apr 29, 2010

    Little Blue 2 hit the nail on the head..we must be going through the same area where the right lane gives out, yet people use it as a "speed up" lane knowing it gives out and try to muscle their way into the straight lane. Sorry, I close the gap between myself and the car ahead of me and make them have to wait.

  • down by the pond Apr 29, 2010

    OMG, my post earlier about not getting a receipt at the pump happened to me again tonight on way home ,,,i had to walk in ,,,wait behind three people ,,, and said "receipt at pump 11? why did it not give me a receipt?",, she said "none of them are working",, i said , "well can you post a sign on the pumps so people can make a choice?" she looked at me like i was from another planet.. she said she would ask tomorrow ,,i replied "well the last two times i have been here , this has happened so three strikes , my business is outta here,
    So all you folks who have this pet peeve,, do not stop at the Mobil at 40/210....if you desire a receipt when you pay at the pump,,,

  • billybob72 Apr 29, 2010

    My biggest pet peeve is when my pet peeves on the carpet.

  • sat123 Apr 29, 2010

    Last one for the day, I swear. With all the brainpower in Chapel Hill, why is it so difficult to devise a reasonable stoplight system? Red-light-green-light is fun on the playground. It is NOT fun at 7:50am. Come on, people, we're a bunch of hippies - wouldn't the air pollution go down if we didn't have to stop at every bloody light?




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