PET PEEVES

ANNOYING THINGS

when you've made the first comment to a hub, and you never get a response, positive or negative

when you are told to discontinue doing something, but those around you are still doing it

that to wrap a fruit roll-up around your finger and suck on it for 2 hours is socially unacceptable

you find you have to preface the majority of what you say with 'I can't remember if I've mentioned this to you before'

yet you find you can't forget someone you spent an hour with 8 years ago

And, don't you hate it when

by the time you have enough money to see the world, you'll be too old to enjoy it

and what's up with a store you've just made a purchase in that asks for your zip code?

you realize braving a hurricane wasn't a wise idea

finding an old 'to do' list that remains undone

saving old magazines that you 'intended' to read now constitute a fire hazard

wait staff, having honed the timing of their question to an art, ask 'how is everything?' when your mouth is full

a moment of serenity reveals how crazy your life really is

the greatest expression of love most people receive is at their funeral

the days when 'I don't know' was an acceptable answer

vegetarians are preachy

you rearranged the furniture, only to find that it looked better the way you had it

you're dumb enough to feel good about spending $49 instead of $50

your grandchild teaches you how to use the features on your cell phone

you remember days when people said you looked good, and meant it

how productive we were before email and the internet

we refuse to watch Jeopardy because it makes us feel dumb

you have no choice but to go through several menus to reach a live person

the lights are left on

garbage isn't taken out

the last of something is used, and nobody told you

you discover upon arriving for your dr appt that you left your referral at home

you get ready for a big party, arrive at the destination, to find that it was held the night before

Life's little irritations,,,,,and last but not least, waking up thinking you have to get ready for work, and it's your day off.

Comments 44 comments

Uninvited Writer profile image

Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Very good hub.

Worse than waking up thinking you have to get ready for work, and it's your day off is waking up thinking you have the day off and it's a work day...


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In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

Trish,

May I add, driving all the way home from a drive through restaurant only to notice they made your order wrong! Great Hub! And don't tell me it is my fault because I didn't check it there!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

trish..like drinking from the milk carton and it is sour....cute hub thanks G-Ma :o) hugs


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Georgiakevin 8 years ago from Central Georgia

Trish I hope I wasn't one who did not respond to your kindness.


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rodney southern 8 years ago from Greensboro, NC

Fantastic hub. I loved this! Very entertaining


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Oh! OUCH Uninvited Writer,,,,,,,you're right, that would be worse!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

In the Doghouse,

Yes! that's happened to me too! Hate it especially when you're so hungry and looking forward to eating.

Thanks for commenting,

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

G-Ma,,,,

EWWWWW,,,,disgusting LOL

The worst is when you've just poured yourself a fresh cup of coffee,,,

thanks for commenting,

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Aww, no Georgiakevin, it wasn't you. It seems to happen when I respond to someone I've not seen around, or is fairly new, and I thought maybe that's why, they are still finding their way around HP, but after 2 or 3 weeks,,I think not. But I'm certainly not going to lose any sleep over it lol,

thanks for commenting,

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Well, thank you very much Rodney :)

Glad you enjoyed it! I'm sure you have a few of your own :)

thanks for commenting,

Trish


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donnaleemason 8 years ago from North Dakota, USA

I remember waking up and getting ready for work and I was working the late shift.


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Ohhhhhhhh donna! don't ya hate that? A lot of times I wake up an hour or two BEFORE my alarm, which goes off at 3:45 am,,not fun!

thanks for commenting,

Trish


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

very cute! Been there on many of these. fun, thanks trish!!


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi marisue! I've been suffering 'writers block' for a couple of weeks, and was bound and determined to put something out here this week. So, an incident occurred yesterday, and I jotted it down, and this was the result.

Glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by,

Trish


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

creativity comes in spurts...sometimes, we just dont feel like "talking" on paper.....I understand!!! I have a loss of words tho some would dispute that LOL but it happens


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Great collection, I think we have all been caught at one or two of these. Thanks for putting them together.


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi Marisue,

I suppose you're right. In my case, some people think I'm 'conceited' because I don't talk a lot, but when I do, they are amazed lol. As a general assessment, I am on the quiet side. Thanks for stopping by.

Eileen, I'm sure we have, and I'm sure there are a whole lot more out there. Like, you're all set to make this fantastic dinner, get really engrossed in putting it together, only to find you are missing one of the main ingredients :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Trish


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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

Great hub! What I really hate is waking up 10 minutes befrore the alarm. Somehow I just feel gyped of those last 10 minutes of sleep! Congrats on breaking the block.


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

rmr! thanks so much! And I hear that too! I do that a lot, as much as an hour ahead of time, and you're right, talk about feeling gypped! And I won't go back to sleep when that happens because then I'm afraid I'll sleep THROUGH the stupid alarm :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Trish


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

lmao Trish!!

i hope your feeling much better now:)

i think i will have to do a similar hub about "what peeves me off" but i just would never have time to complete it lol...


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi compu-smart,

LOL, yes I feel better. Please feel free to add to this,,,I know this is only the tip of the iceberg :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Trish


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The How To Hub 8 years ago from Australia

Yippee. Someone who knows how to get peeved off and still turn it into something positive - i LOVE it. This hub is cute, funny, inspiring and oh so true : )

Thanks very much for the laugh

Shaye


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Annette Rozen 8 years ago

Fun to read - i think ill print this one up and put it in my bathroom for e/o else that walks through to enjoy!


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi howtohub,,,,

LOL I'm glad you got a good laugh out of it! And yes, sadly, it is true! On the positive spin to it, guess it's like making lemonade out of lemons :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi Annette,

Good idea! Glad I could make you laugh :)

Thanks for your comment and stopping by,

Trish


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glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

I like the zip code at the store one :)


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Sally's Trove 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Great hub! I feel somehow, uh, exonerated. Now I don't have to feel guilty about being peeved. Where should I start? But I won't, the list will be longer than your hub.

I'm with glassvisage about the zip code request. When they do that, I tell them to use whatever 5 numbers they like. Fortunately, most businesses have trained their employees to enter a standard "00000" or "99999" in place of a valid zip code. However, some have not. I actually had a cashier get mad at me for refusing to cooperate with what she thought was a simple request. She didn't have her job for very long.

Wonderful!


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robie2 8 years ago from Central New Jersey

Ohhh this was fun.......and ohhhh how it all rings true. I hate when I go to the grocery store for three items and come home with five extra impulse buys--especially if one of them is cookies:-) Also get very ticked off at the aging woman who has recently taken up residence in my mirror--who is she, anyway?LOL Thanks for a giood read and a good laugh, Trish. Glad your writers block has been broken and look forward to more.


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

a pet peeve for me is when you go to the grocery store and at the register they ask you to donate to their charity of the moment. I hate that. I have my own charities; if I donated to all of them someone would have to donate to me. I resent being hit up as I pay out at THEIR register...and it's embarassing when you say no and they KNOW it.

They could have a sign and if you donate fine, and if not fine. It amounts to badgering if you go to the store much...ok I'll hush. I really do donate to charities...honest I do

i do

i do.

well i do.


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Sally's Trove 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Marisue, you bring up a good point.  That's really a chintzy way to drum up money for a charity. 

Smart businesses, like Whole Foods, do it the right way.  Whole Foods sets aside a day and dedicates 5% of that day's sales to a community non-profit.  They post banners in the store and also give their cashiers a special thank-you message to deliver when you check out..."Thank you for your purchase.  We are donating 5% to such and such."  My daughter's non-profit was a beneficiary one year.  The dollars were significant and the advertising was very positive for her organization.  THAT's the way to do it.


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi glassvisage,

Glad you liked it,,,I think my favorite one was the moment of serenity :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi Sally,

LOL I'm going to have to remember that one! Sure would love to hear your list! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi Robie,

LOL I try to avoid the mirror! but I do look from the neck up LOL, that's about all I can handle,,,,and I sure can relate to wondering who is living in my house :)

Well, I hope it's broken, but so far, not a thought since this one. Plus just a tad too busy recently.

Thanks for stopping by, glad you got a laugh out of it!

Trish!


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi Marisue,

I hear ya, loud and clear!  Most commonly it's either the girl scout cookies or sports teams.  Then around the holidays it's the Salvation Army, disabled vets, etc, etc.  And, I don't know about you, but I feel like a real creep if I say no!  Go figure!

Thanks for stopping by,

Trish


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Hi again Sally,

That's a GREAT idea! Everyone SHOULD feel good about themselves when they leave about a share of their money helping another organization, and the plus of not having to decide whether or not to say yes or no.

Glad you stopped by :)

Trish


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Sally's Trove 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

What marisue is talking about is not the same as girl scouts or veterans or holiday bell ringing santas. It's about major corporations soliciting your money for a charity of their choice, so that they can put your money into their physical cash registers.

When I'm in a store that does that, I say, "Not today," and walk away. And that's a shame, because if that same charity had pitched a table outside that store and asked for a buck for a bluebell, I would gladly have done it. Non-profits who agree to a corporation's help in this venue need an education. It's horrible PR for the non-profit...it makes people mad.


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Oh, well ok. I didn't know that,,,,


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marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

Sally you are right and I really like the way you described what Whole Foods did.

I know money has to be raised. The in your face everyday request is not the way to do it!! You'd think they'd get the hint. I see other people in line getting ticked about it too. I try to be generous but it's just too much and I think it's going to get worse over the next year. And when you're not sure the money is really getting to the ones who need it...that just stops me in my tracks.

=)


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Feline Prophet 8 years ago from India

Nice hub Trish - makes me feel good about being peevish too! :P


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trish1048 8 years ago Author

Thanks Feline,

I can relate to that too! Thanks and thanks for stopping by and commenting :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

"vegetarians are preachy"- Hey! I resemble this remark! I'm not preachy at all. Why I remember when Billy Graham and I were talking just the other day- I think he said that Jerry Falwell wasn't at all well. Anyway- I asked Billy if he thought I was preachy and he said 3 hours or so is very acceptable. So there!


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trish1048 6 years ago Author

oh oh! It appears I struck a nerve? Sorry, but I had no idea you're a vegetarian. I guess I could say, in my defense, what my mom always said, if the shoe fits, wear it LOL. Just kidding,,,,but I have encountered a few preachy types in my day. I am certain though, present company excluded :)

But seriously, 3 hours? uh, yes, I'd say that was leaning toward preachy :)


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Number one is my greatest peeve about HubPages. I read your list and found myself bobbing my head up and down.

You know, I'm adopted. Maybe you and I are siblings! We certainly seem to think in the same way. Great hub my friend; I'll be back after I make a little money.

bill


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trish1048 4 years ago Author

Hi Billy,

I know you're adopted. And ya know, that's quite possible. My dad was married and had a son before he met my mom. His wife left him when my brother was a few months old. My grandmother stepped up and took him in and raised him till he was six, when my mom told my dad, she wanted him with us. My grandmother put up a bit of a fight, rightfully so since she adored him, but one day she called and said she would be sending him to us. She was by then struggling financially.

I often wondered though, did my dad have any other kids that he didn't get to keep? :)

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