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Classic Pet Peeves Venting Station

Updated on February 10, 2011

Vent Your Pet Peeve - Little Annoyances

We all have something that annoys us on a regular basis, called pet peeves. Rather than fuss and complain, we grit out teeth and keep going. We know that some things will never change. But nothing stops us from talking about it – venting, I call it.

So I will be the dumpster today, and you can drop your vent off today. If you need to come back again later, you can do that too. I will leave the dumpster open. I want you to feel a sense of relief after coming here and know that you are not alone.

This is a healthy venting forum, so come one. Let me be the first to get started. See anything missing, feel free to add it in. I listed ten pet peeves of mine. Check out the list.


Ten Pet Peeves

1.  Mail Delivered Late – Every day my mail is delivered after 4:00 p.m. There should be a rule that all mail must be delivered by noon. We could save the country some money.

2. Alarm Clock Blast – When the alarm clock goes off, it can wake up the neighborhood. The music comes on and startles you.

3. Loud Commercials – You’re watching a movie or program on the television, and all of a sudden the loud noise from the commercial sounds off. I thought the FCC was fixing this problem. Did you hear?

4. Empty Drink Carton – You go in the frig, and pick up the juice, and there is none left. Somebody aught to be ashamed of themselves.

5. Parking Too Close – There is a huge parking lot, you find a spot to park away from most of the vehicles, up comes a car that parks right in front of you. Can you believe this?

6. Breaking News – I must admit this one does not come too often, but whenever it comes, it is at the wrong time. You are watching your favorite show, and an important news-breaking event has to be announced.

7. Cold Feet – My feet can get very cold at night, then I cannot get to sleep. It is amazing such a small thing can keep you awake. You ever experience this one?

8. Driver Sitting At Green Light – The light has changed, and you are in back of the driver – they just sit. You honk your horn, but by the time they move, it really doesn’t matter anymore.

9. High Gas Prices – I don’t know if this is a pet peeve, but it is a complaint. Will the price of gasoline ever level off to an acceptable price?

10. No Paper In Printer – I print a document, send it to print, and there is no document – no paper in printer.

Now go ahead and laugh at yourself, because they are petty. Pet peeves are not deal-breakers and they won't make our lives any better or worse - that is why they are called pet peeves.


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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Happyboomernurse, I am very glad to came to share your pet peeve. You make us all feel safe. Thanks so much.

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    Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

    You've got one of mine on your list- loud commercials!

    One I would add is gift cards that deduct "service fees" for inactivity.

    I can see from my pet peeves how very blessed I am because in the grand scheme of life they are so very insignificant!

    Thanks for providing a safe place to vent these irritations.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Mikeq107, I am so glad you came by to bring some pet peeves. Points well taken. You have a good spirit. I hope others will read this hub and comments too!

    Thanks for visiting today!

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    mikeq107 6 years ago

    Great hub!!!!

    OK mine is coming on hubpages and finding spam writers or someone who cuts and pastes other peoples writing and pass`s it off as their own....or people trying to get into an argument about something we have written.. After all, we are here to write and read each other’s writing, not biggest pet peeve is when I write a story of what God has done in my life many Christian writers will try to disprove from it scripture or their intereptation, it is like lawyers trying to tear apart an innocent man’s testimony, now I know how the first witness felt lol…oh I never answer them,,,,,I learned many years ago never get into an argument…..Ok and my last one people who do not think outside the box…have a great one ..Mike :0)

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    Wow, I did not know you wrote about Pet Peeves. Thanks for your comment. Great Minds.......

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    Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

    I like your list of pet peeves. One of my first articles was about pet peeves, but we didn't list any of the same ones. It goes to show there are a lot of pet peeves out there.