What Really Gets On Your / My Nerves?

There are certain things in day to day life that really bug me and make me want to go ARRRRRGGGGHHHH! This Hub is my chance to get these things off my chest and to see if these same things bug everyone else as much as they do me.

1) 'BABY ON BOARD' signs in the back of cars. I mean what do they want, a medal or something? Perhaps an announcement on local radio congratulating them on the fact they are transporting a baby in their vehicle. Alternatively, is it their way of saying, 'Please allow me to drive like a total idiot and do your best not to crash into me as I do have a baby on board after all'. This really annoys me, as I would assume we would all try to do our best to drive safely whether there is a baby on board the vehicle in front or not. I mean, do you look for cars without this sign in the rear window, and then think, 'Oh good, I can now crawl up this persons backside with my car or dangerously overtake them because at least they don't have a baby on board'!!!

2) Doctor's Waiting Rooms, I mean, c'mon, they are full of sick people. If you go in to see your Doctor with a pulled muscle, you come out with every germ known to man, and will no doubt end up with raging flu, various rashes and diarrhoea to boot. Surely it would be better if they lumped all the people with nasty contagious type ailments into one set of bookings late in the afternoon, and let the people with the non-contagious type problems all come in the morning before the waiting room has morphed into an outsized petrie dish of bacteria just looking for a new host.

3) Elderly People who will insist on continuing to drive their cars, even though there is not a cat in hell's chance they could pass a test if they took one today. Few things are more frustrating than being stuck behind some old Granny who can barely see over her steering wheel and never drives above 20 mph no matter what the actual speed limit is. I swear they cause more accidents than the fast drivers, as most people take far greater risks to overtake them simply because they are so frustrated at being stuck behind them.

4) Dog Owners who simply refuse to pick up after their pets, leaving us poor unsuspecting sods to step in the 'doo doo' at a later time. I mean how hard can it be to carry a few poo bags with you, and then pick up as you go along for disposal later? When I was living in Tenerife it was a regular assault course to walk down the local pavements, as no-one seemed to pick up after their dogs, and simply left it for the rest of the population to dodge their way around as best they could, not easy at 11.00 pm on a dark night believe me!

5) Parents who still treat their adult children as if they had never grown up. My Mother still tells me off if I let slip that I was up writing a Hub article until 3.00 am. I am 38 years old for goodness sake. I still get my eight hours sleep in afterwards, so what is the problem exactly! If I choose to have more than two glasses of wine she starts reminding me that I 'only have a small frame', and tells me it will damage my health, WTF, I have about six glasses when I am at home on my own and I am still here and pretty healthy all things considered.

6) Husbands who try to get major 'Brownie Points' with the inlaws at their wives expense, e.g. My Husband saying to my Mum and Step Dad, 'No more wine for Cindy she has to drive', after I have only had a small glassful, yet in the past this same Husband had no problem with me driving both of us home from the pub after I had drunk three or four glasses of wine.

7) Mothers with those huge double buggies for their children. Not only do these buggies hog the whole aisle in the supermarket, but they seem to be oblivious to the frustration they are causing to other shoppers. I don't mind the ones where the two kiddies are seated one in front of the other so much, but the ones where they are seated side by side should be illegal by now.

8) Mothers who use their child's buggy or pram as a means of crossing the road, i.e. Emerge from behind parked vehicle, shove buggy in front of oncoming traffic, resulting in major squealing of brakes as all the cars do their damnedest to stop before annihilating the child seated in the buggy or pram in front of them. End result, pile ups of cars, with Mother crossing the road complete with baby, apparently unaware of the chaos she has caused.

9) Mothers again, (I know sorry!). This time it is the mothers who have their children in buggies waiting on the bus stop. They know their bus is due any minute, perhaps they can even see it in the distance, but they still don't even begin to collapse their buggy down until the bus is right on the stop itself. As an ex-bus driver myself I can categorically say this was infuriating and only compounded the problems of buses being late. Having to sit there for a further few minutes whilst they struggled like mad to collapse the buggy that they must have collapsed a thousand times before. If they knew it was going to be that hard why didn't they start to collapse it ten minutes ago when they arrived at the bus stop in the first place!

10) Parents who allow their children to run amok in supermarkets or restaurants without making any effort to control them. It drives me mad to be forced to listen to screaming children in a public place, usually charging round chasing each other. This is doubly annoying in restaurants where you are trying to have a quiet meal, and are paying for the privilege. My Mother went into a shop the other day and found three or four kids playing football in the drinks aisle, surrounded by breakable glass bottles, and not a parent in sight. Even the staff weren't doing anything about it until Mum complained as to how dangerous it was. I would have been soundly spanked on my bare bottom in public and in front of everyone if I had behaved this way as a child, and it never did me any harm at all on the couple of occasions it happened, I was more embarrassed than anything else.

11) Woman Drivers, (yes I know I am one). The problem is not with all women drivers, but simply the ones who give the rest of us women a bad name. Time and again I have watched in frustration as they try to reverse park a car. I get to the stage I am itching to get out of my own vehicle and offer to park it for them. Were they never taught how to use wing mirrors, or are they simply using them to apply makeup, whilst the gearstick doubles as some kind of handbag holder. The really lazy ones don't even attempt the reverse park, and always opt to drive forward into even the smallest space, even though they can't possibly park the car properly that way, so end up leaving it a metre or more away from the kerb, and often at all kinds of weird angles, then they simply abandon it and go shopping!

12) Cyclists, namely the ones who insist on riding two abreast instead of one behind the other, making it virtually impossible to overtake them, especially when they are usually wobbling all over the place.

17) Shop Assistants who go to the opposite extreme of the above and go out of their way to be as miserable and unhelpful as possible, no matter how hard you try to get a smile out of them. You would think this would mainly apply to kids or students only doing it as a part-time job, but this isn't necessarily true either, and I have encountered this attitude with many middle aged or older shop assistants too. I really object to my going out of my way to be pleasant and polite, and all I am getting in return is a sullen, disinterested face with zero personality and no manners. It doesn't cost anything to smile, and as for the employers, for God's sake pay a higher wage and get a better quality of staff, the extra wages will be more than covered by the repeat business you get from contented and happy customers.

18) Junk Mail, a major pet hate of mine is when you open the newspaper or a magazine and half a tree falls out, or more accurately the equivalent in junk leaflets and brochures for things you are never going to buy or want. If you are anything like me I simply round up all of these leaflets and they go straight into the bin. When are these marketers going to work out that this is what happens to most of their leaflets, and that this is not a very efficient way of advertising or generating sales, especially if you consider the impact on the environment. The only people who seriously sit down and read all this cr*p, are little old folk with nothing better to do with all their time, and probably no money to spend on these products anyway. I don't want to enter a "Readers Digest" competition, as I know by simply entering I will be inundated with yet further junk mail. Nor do I believe I have won when those envelopes come through my door saying I am "a £100,000 Winner" all over the envelope and yet they have spelt my name wrong. I know that if I scratch off the free scratch card that landed on my mat I will have won something for certain, no matter how hard I hope for a losing one, and likewise I know if I phone up the number to claim my prize it will be a premium rate phoneline that will keep me on the phone long enough to more than cover the cost of the prize that I may or may not end up actually receiving. Do the marketers think we all escaped from the local mental hospital and that we can't work all of this out for ourselves?

19) Commercial Breaks, the issue I have with these is not only that they seem to have become almost as long as the programmes themselves, but the frequency of when they come on. Lately I have found that I can start watching a programme such as "Stargate Atlantis", which usually has a few minutes of the episode before the credits and the theme tune kicks in, then as soon as the intro music finishes, on comes an ad break. How does this seem fair to you? I have just watched an ad break before the programme started, then had three minutes of viewing the actual programme, 90 seconds of theme music, and now I have another five minutes of ad break to watch. To make matters worse they have started raising the volume of the adverts versus the programme you are watching, so every time the ads kick in you leap six foot in the air and grab the remote control to avoid being deafened. I am guessing this is Sky's idea of making you listen to the adverts properly, but they seem to have got it very wrong, as I am inclined to mute the TV completely now until the adverts have finished.

20) Staff Training Courses, In my time I have had the misfortune to have been forced to attend numerous staff training courses for different companies. Now no offence to my American friends, but it is very obvious that most of these courses were inspired by American influences. One of the worst things they inflict on their poor victims is, "Role Play". The words even make my blood curdle. If I wanted to be an actor I would have gone to drama school, not opted to sell electrical gadgets to members of the public. Nothing makes you feel like more of an idiot than having to stand in front of the rest of the class and pretend to be a shop assistant dealing with a difficult customer. In addition to this they teach you to seriously underestimate the public's intelligence by only asking "open" questions to avoid avoid the "No thank you, I am just looking" response. For example, you don't go up to the customer and say "Can I help you?", as this is a closed question and allows the customer to come back with the aforementioned response. No, instead you must ask, "How can I help you?", so they are forced to furnish you with details. How stupid do they think people are! I can spot this technique at 500 metres, and believe me, I am heading for the door. I want to be able to say "I am just looking", as that is exactly what I want to do, look! If I need help or have questions I shall track down an assistant and ask them.

Then they go on to teach you how to sell extended warranties that cost nearly as much as the product itself. This is a tall order by any means, and I hated the fact we were expected to praise up the logic behind taking out the extended warranty when I couldn't even see it myself. Then we had to try and sell home delivery of the goods for an extra £10. I have to admit I was so unimpressed by the course I was on one particular time, that when they asked me for an example of a product I could try to sell home delivery on, my answer was 'A toaster', which had the class in fits of laughter for about ten minutes afterwards.

Needless to say I no longer work in sales, it all became too much!

13) Cyclists again, this time the ones who ride around at night with no lights on and rely totally on everyone else to spot them in the dark and not squish them into the tarmac. It almost makes me want to bump into them deliberately, not enough to kill them of course, but enough that the Police would get called out and I could argue that I hadn't seen them because they had no lights on their bike. At least this way they would be the ones who got into trouble and might learn a lesson in personal safety.

14) Loud Car Stereos, I simply hate it when a car drives past me with all the windows open and the loud "Boom Boom Boom" of rubbish music assaulting my ears at full volume. Most of their back seat usually consists of speakers, with little hope of squeezing a passenger in as well, and inevitably the driver is some young lad of about 18, who has obviously spent more on the stereo than he did on the car. Apart from my finding it really odd that they need their music (if that's what it can be called), so loud in such a small space, I wonder how on earth they are meant to hear such things as Ambulance Sirens so they can pull over to let them past. Why aren't their laws against this yet?

15) Supermarket Trolley Collectors, you know, the ones who stalk you to your car and insist on hanging around a foot or so behind you in anticipation of grabbing your trolley as soon as you have emptied it. This is really offputting and quite stressful, so I usually end up hurling my shopping frantically into the back of my car any old how, just so I can hand over my trolley. I then arrive home to find half the contents of my bags have now fallen out all over the back seat, and most of my eggs are broken, all because of the "Trolley Stalker".

16) Shop Assistants who say "Have a nice day" when you leave. It isn't as if they actually care a fig whether you have a nice day or not, and it comes across as really false. It happened to my Sister once when she was on holiday in America. She was having a problem accessing her bank funds and ended up talking to the assistant in the bank. After half an hour of this woman being totally incapable of helping her, and my Sister now panicking like mad as to how she would cope with no money, this assistant said, "Have a nice day" as my Sister was leaving the bank virtually in tears. WTF, wasn't it obvious the last thing my Sister was going to do now was 'have a nice day'.

21) People on Bus Stops, or more to the point, the things they say that are truly daft. Classic example, "Are you waiting for a bus", to which you immediately want to answer, "No actually, I just like standing on bus stops talking with idiots like you".

22) Bus Passengers, in this case the ones who only start trying to find the correct change for the driver once they are on the bus. Why on earth didn't they sort out the change whilst they were waiting for the bus to arrive, instead of now holding up the queue leaving most of the poor sods behind them standing outside in the freezing wind and rain while this idiot rummages through their pockets looking for another 50p to make up their fare.

23) Jehovah's Witnesses, Why? Because they invade your privacy to "spread the word", they turn up on your doorstep uninvited, usually when you are right in the middle of watching your favourite TV soap, or were happily relaxing in the bath, and if you are brave enough to let them in, well you won't get rid of them for another three hours whilst they try desperately to convince you that your religion is wrong and that it really is acceptable to let a loved one die because you shouldn't give them a blood transfusion or an organ transplant. If you do successfully get rid of them after a heated debate over your beliefs versus theirs, they will leave you with numerous copies of "Watchtower Magazine" that further attempt to convert you to their way of thinking.

24) Taped Telephone Calls. The ones where you drag yourself out of bed the morning after a late night to answer your phone, and instead of their being a real person at the other end of the line, you get a long pause, and then a taped voice kicks in saying something like, "Hello, this is a UK national awareness campaign. Did you know that you can claim back all of your bank charges blah blah blah". I have usually hung up by the end of the first word now, but it still woke me up or got me out of bed for no good reason. The other morning I had three of these calls in the space of an hour and a half, by which time I had given up on my lie in and been forced to get dressed.

25) Viagra Emails, These are just so very annoying. What are they trying to say, that my Husband has a problem in the bedroom department? Well he doesn't, get over it, (well I try to as much as possible, grins wickedly!) I have tried Viagra, or at least my ex did in Tenerife. Not because he needed it, but more to see what it was like. My advice is simply, don't do it unless you have a baseball bat handy to beat the damn thing down again afterwards, otherwise it really will stay up all night, and quite possibly a good chunk of the next day as well. Us poor women are left sore and drained, and can still feel this strange object poking them in the back the following morning. One old guy I knew (as a friend) said he found he still had an erection the next day after him and his wife tried it, unfortunately he was in the supermarket at the time and could virtually push the trolley hands free. How embarrassing for him and the other shoppers. The only thing I found good about Viagra was it provided an extra coat hook in the bedroom, and anywhere else my ex went. Never ever again.

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starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona

lol you are awesome! most of these bug me, too.

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PLM 8 years ago

All those things seem to be the same colossal source of irritation or me as well. I was laughing so hard that I spilled my cocktail on my keyboard reading this.

I have a door sign for Jehovah's that reads "I shoot every third Jehovah's Witness... the second one just left"

It provides a bit of entertainment when the mormons knock on my door and ask nervously, ..."we're not jehovah's witness! Dont' shoot!" ..Arrgghh! Get off my porch you sonuvabitch! *waves .44 magnum wildly over head*

Just Kidding!

...kind of <evilgrin>

I know what you mean about viagra emails. Totally annoying. I mean maybe when I'm sitting here in my chair wearing my Brad Pitt "fight club" lilac colored coffee cup robe bunny slippers in my 80's and writing, I'll find a use for pills like that. But I'm several decades away from being Hue Heffner wearing my P.J.s and working all day long with play boy bunnies running rampant through my house in the background... (shhhh don't tell my wife of my sinister plan for my golden years)

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Starrkissed, glad you agree.

Thanks too PLM, glad I made you laugh, and don't worry, I won't tell your Wife of your sinister plan :)

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agvulpes 8 years ago from Australia

Hey what a great list Misty I agree with every one of them.

Here's one . on current affair shows and reality type shows, we have one called "Border Patrol" where they spend 10 min in a segment showing you what you have already seen 10mins ago just to "fill you in". Must save them heaps in production costs.

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RoadLessTraveled 8 years ago from Florida

Loved your hub that brought me to this one - I think that one was even funnier than this one. The two things that also drive me nuts is the Sour-Faced Sales Person that makes you feel that you're disturbing them - especially when they wear earphones. The other one that drives me nuts is the "Border Patrol" where they tell you what someone said. Duh! They must think that the general public is too stupid to understand!

Thanks for expressing things that irritate us rational people - RoadLessTraveled

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks agvulpes, another very good example. There is nothing much more annoying than having to rewatch something that you have only just seen. Another annoying one is when during the ad break between programmes they show you a preview of the next programme that is going to be coming on. I mean, why bother, you are going to be watching it in a few minutes anyway.

Roadlesstravelled, Thanks for commenting. I agree totally with the salesperson thing, it is sooo annoying to be treated as if you are interfering with their life simply because you want them to do their job.

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LatexLeah 8 years ago

Pantyhose that won't stay up. :)

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Good one and great point, I hate those too :)

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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Regarding the commercial breaks long back I have started recording on DVR and watch it later and fast forward the ads. It saves so much time and also some dialogues which I may have not paid attention while being online I can rewind and see it again.

Regarding MOM's treating us as kids I love that feeling of being a kid and sometimes hate it when my mom tells me to grow up!! I guess I love being a child again carefree with no responsibilities and only enjoy life. Being my papa's cute little daughter and pampered with all that I wanted.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks for your comments countrywomen, good idea re-commercial breaks.

I don't mind my Mum treating me as a kid to a degree, but it would be kind of nice if she accepted I am now an adult too, and I am mature enough to make decisions on my own :)

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Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

It's interesting for me to see that these thing occur in your neck of the woods too. I though it was just in the states. Just for the record, I was an actor and I hated all that role playing crap then, too! Some of it was necessary, but most was just stupid, and forget about doing it in a "real" job situation. It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.

Good job! It was fun to read!

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Christoph, I appreciate your feedback and agree, role play is cr*p. :)

Wow, when were you an actor thrn and why didn't you pursue it?

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allshookup 8 years ago from The South, United States

Good hub. I wonder if those people who make advertisements realize we flip through the channels during the break and don't watch them? Or at least I try not to, but if I'm in the kitchen and can't flip, I end up hearing it. Just don't know what they look like lol. I agree with all of your 'mother' points too. I am one and I hope that I'll never be toward our son like that. Mine is like the one you described about not letting their adult children be an adult. I hope I'm learning my lesson now so I'm not like that.

Now, which of you want to extend your car waranty?...................... Kidding!!!!

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Allshookup, I feel so much better now :)

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Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

I did pursue it and still do voice over's on occasion. I graduated from The National Shakespeare Conservatory in N.Y.C., and performed in lots of plays off-Broadway and across the country at various Regional Theatres. I was also the voice of dial-the-weather-report in N.Y. for many years. National commercials for Coca-cola, and radio commercials for so many I can't even count. There is a ton more but I won't bore you with it. I also compose music and have had original musicals produced in N.Y. and for National Public Radio, for whom I also performed in many radio plays for NPR (about 10, I guess, playing over 25 characters). My avatar is one of my commercial shots. That's why it's so cheesy! Now I'm mostly on the other side, writing, producing, and making videos. See my web site at Reillycreative.com.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

A man of many hidden talents no less! I am wildly impressed and will check out that link. :) I did radio voiceovers myself in Tenerife on English Radio. They called me the "one take wonder" as I seldom needed to do it twice. Your Avatar shot is very good though, and flattering, so stick with it :)

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Shadesbreath 8 years ago from California

There's some funny stuff up there, some actual laugh out loud cracks. I love the line at the bustop, "no, I just like to stand at bus stops and talk to idiots like you," lol. I can tell the ones that really piss you off because you emote more in them, sort of hit your angry stride and you get down right hilarious. (And what is the deal with the commericals so frickin' loud anyway? God that's annoying.) I also totally am with you on the volume of junk mail we get, it's absurd and wasteful. The reasoning behind your baby logic is also delightful (about how we don't drive up someone's ass if they DONT have a sign. I lol'ed at that one too.)

Anyway, fun hub. You asked for tips/comments on it in that other hub about why we thought this one isn't drawing for you as well as you hoped, only thing I can really think of is that's it's a longer piece and some people just don't want to read a lot I guess. I think this piece would work super well with pictures and video too, btw. Other than that, I liked it. You are best when you're pissed; those are the funniest moments in here for me.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hey, great compliments Shades, really appreciate them and glad you are on my wavelength. :)

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Just_Rodney 8 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

All of the above, maybe not so much 24, but a great hub, must admit I missed it when you actually posted it, but thanks to reminder, I have it know. Excellent hub.

In good old South Africa, we have Taxi drivers, on what is called a mini bus, an eight to en seater, that in practise they cram 15 or so passengers, they drive like hooligans and have created a whole new version of the traffic rules.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Rodney, glad you enjoyed it. Your mini-buses sound awful!

Adam B 8 years ago

I wrote a hub in the same vein as this a few months ago, check it out and let me know what you think. http://hubpages.com/hub/Things-That-Piss-Me-Off

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Will do, look out for my comment on your Hub and thanks for posting here too. :)

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spryte 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

Yay - It's Monday, I'm at work and I can finally devote more time to the hubpages :P  Sorry I didn't get to this earlier Misty...you can beat me later. 

I loved your sense of humor in this one, but due to the length I partitioned it out over the weekend between things I was doing.  So for example on Saturday I ready the first few, on Sunday the next and today I finished them.  While not all of them piss me off as much as they do you...I especially loved the Supermarket Trolley Stalker.  *snort...hehe* and of course the perfectly good example of the person asking the obvious question at the bus stop.  Now THAT does piss me off and I find myself being sarcastic in response...

I agree with Shade that when it comes to hubs of this length (I have a tendency to write some rather long pieces as well) it's a good idea to give the eyes of the reader a break and place pictures, jokes or videos at certain break points.  So for example...you could have grouped all your mommy ones together and had picture or whatever off to the side sort of summing it up or adding to it.

Just my two cents...which of course is coincidentally the same amount I earned from Adsense this month.  :) 

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

cheers Spryte, your input is always especially valuable. I shall learn from your advice, but promise not to beat you later as I am guessing Ananta, Brain, agvulpes and Shades would only want to watch, especially if it was in mud! :)

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spryte 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

Thank you for not beating me or mud wrestling me, Misty. Now...I wouldn't mind being your teammate and taking on our favorite pervs...

Since you excluded Christoph, perhaps we can include him on our team. (And btw Christoph...I happen to love that "cheesy" photo).

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countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

Ok if you guys are finished on deciding the teams. I would like to volunteer for the post of referee (P.S: I would be partial to women's team....) hehe

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

countrywomen you have the job as referee, you obviously have the skills required :)

Spryte, sounds like a plan, but I feel really bad about leaving out Christoph, perhaps we could let him join in as compensation !!!

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sschilke 8 years ago


I found the hub to be funny at points, but it was long and started to depress me after awhile.  I know the whole thing was meant in good fun, but after about the 19th point I found myself thinking "this lady has a lot of pet peeves".  In and of themselves each peeve had merit, but 25 in row...that was too much. 

The 25th was the most entertaining, I think you could have written a hub on just that one. 

Don't take my suggestions the wrong way.  I think that a lot of your points have potential, but for the purposes of this hub less would have been more.

Thanks for the hub,


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MsStarchild 8 years ago from SE U.S.

Great hub! I laughed out loud!

Here's one: You buy a CD and when you go to pay for it the salesperson (who obviously does not share your musical taste) asks "How can you listen to this stuff?" 

 I responded one time when that happened. I said "With my ears." 


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sharonsarah 8 years ago

Nice hub. I am so much impressed by this. It is very interesting for me. Your presentation is well. Thanks for sharing this great hub with all of us.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks to all of your for your comments, all are much appreciated :)

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dai losinski 8 years ago from Surrey, UK

Hi Misty,

About the Baby on Board signs in the back windows of cars.

I have wondered for some time what the purpose of that little sign is too.

I eventually came to this conclusion.

Perhaps it is asking for some understanding about the erratic driving of the car driver with this sign in the car.

For example.

Although we should let nothing distract us when driving, who would not suddenly jump and maybe lose momentary control if the baby in question suddenly cried out loud, obviously in some sort of pain?

What if it sounded like the baby was choking? Wouldn't you involuntarily look round or swerve to the side to stop to see if your little bundle of joy was ok?

This might seem like a load of old rubbish to the non-parents amongst us, but believe me, when you're driving along with a new born baby in the car, every little cry or moan is scary. You think your child is dying and you're responsible!

I know, I am the proud Dad of a 7 week old baby boy and I jump about and swerve all over the place...and that's just walking on the pavement!

Best wishes,

Dai Losinski.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks for your interesting comment Dai, and congrats on your new baby :)

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MsStarchild 8 years ago from SE U.S.

sorry for the double post up there. I think my computer had the hiccups last night.


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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

No worries MsStarchild I shall delete one of them to avoid duplication. :)

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RGraf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

I agree on so many of those. Most of them are from people who are not thinking about anything but their own arrogance.

Another good hub.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks RGraf, so pleased you enjoyed it :) :)

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Feline Prophet 8 years ago from India

Haha Misty...that was fun reading. At the risk of sounding like a pompous old goat...'don't sweat the small stuff'! :P

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Feline, please it made you laugh :)

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Bruce Elkin 8 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

Great hub, Misty. Universally hated things. Add to it groups of 20/30 somethings who stride down the sidewalk 3 abreast and don't even think about making space for others approaching them. Worse when all three of them are talking to other people on their cell phones. Drive me nuts! Loved your hub!

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Bruce, and I agree, it is so selfish and rude to expect everyone to sidestep around a group of friends because three of them are walking abreast and won't consider the other people on the sidewalk..

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EmpressImani 6 years ago from SE London, England

Oh so true,what a relief I thought I was the only person who thinks like this, brilliant stuff!

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mistyhorizon2003 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Thanks Empresslmani, nice to know I am not alone :)

Alyric 6 years ago

you know who really be getting on my nerves is my brother and my mom they always are mean to me.

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mistyhorizon2003 6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Hi Alyric, I bet you wouldn't want to be without either of them though.

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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

I am sorry Hunter McDonald, I had to deny your comment as is Spamming my hub, plus you are asking people to click on Google ads when they visit your blog, which is against Google TOS and will quickly lose you your Adsense Account, (and potentially me mine for allowing the comment to remain).

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liljj3343 5 years ago

Let me just say that last weekend I said the same thing about those crappy 'baby on board' bumper stickers. And what's worst, it's like, COOL! I'd even congradulate you if your baby wasn't 25 years old! It's hard to get rid of bumper stickers without ruining your car- so why use em'?

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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

Here they put them in the rear windows of the cars liljj3343, which is still just as annoying. God knows why this addition to a vehicle is relevant unless people drive differently behind a vehicle they think has a 'Baby on Board' sticker, when they should be driving safely all the time!!

Jefferson Faudan 5 years ago

let me list them all down first... it's going to be lengthy

Jasmine XxXxXx 4 years ago

LMFAO I TOTALLY agRee with all of these!

This made me Laugh alot even tho i read it

juts because i was trynna avoid my Mom :P

i like th parent's ones!

i'm tired of my mom D:

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mistyhorizon2003 4 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands) Author

So pleased I gave you a laugh and cheered you up Jasmine. Parents so drive us mad so many times, but we still love them even when they are getting on our nerves (well mostly). lol

ariel 4 years ago

I no how it is to have a brother or a sisiter it is not just you who is the only one.

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