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MY PET PEEVES AT THIS MOMENT

Updated on July 28, 2010

TOP 10 PEEVES

I am sure all of you have you own pet peeves. I decided to make a list of my own pet peeves. This list is not all-inclusive it’s a representative sample of my pet peeves. I intend to follow the example of David Letterman, and just present my top ten.

  1. I just can’t stand pharmaceutical advertisement on TV; I count on medical advice from my doctor not television.
  2. Another of my pet peeves is all the ambulance chasers on TV. I find it particularly crude that the late Christopher Reeve’s late wife Dana's sister is a paid advocate against lung cancer, mesothelioma. When my brother and sister died from any disease I would gladly advocate against that disease for free, but not Dr. Debra Morisini. She plugs the law firm Baron and Budd, PC. http://baronandbudd.com/
  3. The shenanigans of our representatives in congress also piss me off. It’s really a Kabuki dance. None of these people give a damn about us, their constituents.
  4. I really hate it when the telephone rings (or whatever ring tone you have), then I look at caller ID, and see UNKNOWN CALLER/ UNKNOWN NUMBER.
  5. I really just love starting my morning by opening my email and having an inbox with 100 emails of which 96 are SPAM or SCAMS.
  6. I really get peeved when I hear myself referred to as a senior citizen when I really know I’m just an old fart, and I’m not in my golden years, I’m over the hill. If I was really in my golden years where is the bullion (bullion=bullshit).: D
  7. Even though I made my living employing technology, I really get peeved at the concept of planned obsolesce. Don’t you just love buying a new thing then finding out it’s been replaced with a better model?
  8. It really peeves me when value is used interchangeably with cheap goods made in China, India or any other place that utilizes slave like labor practices. Not to mention it’s really not merchandise it’s really just junk and that makes me want to just puke. Once a person gets the junk home they think to themselves what was I really doing buying this stuff I’ll never use it’s useless it’s only crap?
  9. Another thing that really peeves me is our media centric culture. I hate it that people are famous for being famous much like Paris Hilton. I also get peeved at the media butting into people’s private lives. I don’t care if Tiger Woods has bonked every woman in the world. I still like him as a golfer. Let him and his wife work out their own problems in some modicum of privacy. They have young children. I don’t revel in the misery of others.
  10. I get peeved at my computer. This is manifest on the Internet when I click on a link, and the resulting message is “ ERROR 404 FILE NOT FOUND”. Then there’s the dreaded message “FATAL ERROR”. I know in my logical mind it’s ridiculous to pray to a computer, but I just can’t help myself after I try to re-boot I pray until the re-boot is successful. Once it works I let out a cheer and even do a fist pump. One would think my favorite football team had just run back a 100-yard kick-off.

I guess these are the top 10 pet peeves I have at the moment. Please do not hesitate to share yours with all of us.

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    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      The lame stream media news is really rediculous!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      Dear Tom,

      You can't make this stuff up! Ridiculous..

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      I saw one commercial for asthma medication that had a side effect of sudden death by asthma!!!!!! DUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 

      8 years ago

      Dear Tom,

      I agree with everything on your list. I seethe when commercials for drugs and their hideous side effects come on. What is the point of this massive waste of money? So, so annoying.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Harvey.

    • Harvey Stelman profile image

      Harvey Stelman 

      8 years ago from Illinois

      Tom,

      I hate listening to lists of what bothers people, just joking. You put some of Letterman's crap to shame.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      habee,

      #3 is probably my biggie also thank you for your comment, and your visit.

    • habee profile image

      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Totally relate! Your #3 is a biggie for me. Great hub!

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Gary,

      One more observation on the erectile disfunction ads I just love the "WARNING" they insert at the end about a possible 4 hour woody. I have heard this described as a scheduling problem not a medical problem.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      James,

      I agree with that approach it's usually a telemarketer.(8D)

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Gary,

      I agree about the erectile disfunction ads. I also don't care much for the femenine hygeine products. Television is a visual medium if you can't show it it shouldn't be advertised.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      Great Hub, brother. I have to agree with you on the list. Especially "Unknown Caller." I will never answer that call. :-)

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      Gary Anderson 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Watching golf with my daughter or mom is a bit uncomfortable with the "Going Going" ads and the "Erectile Disfunction" ads. Sheesh. Enough already.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      readytoescape,

      I agree with your peeve on self absorbed people I particularly have steam coming out of my ears when I find people in the 15 item line in the grocery store with two carts full of groceries!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • readytoescape profile image

      readytoescape 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      Tom,

      Great List, I have experienced almost everyone of them,( except, I don't look that old yet) So instead let me insert one in its place.

      Ignorant or self-absorbed, selfish people that block choke points in stores or public places, I might add they are mostly always fat, some even so fat and too lazy to walk and use a motorized chair to get around, which is usually blocking the aisle or path everyone else has to use.

      But do they realize it, do the move their fat asses on their own? No.

      To get by, you have to point out to them they are selfish idiots and so fat THEIR BLOCKING THE AISLE!

      (thats the only part I like. lol)

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      @Pamela, I agree lawyer don't need to advertise, I can find them from the smell they leave.

      @Pam, I've seen the drugs advertized followed by ambulance chasers just like you said.

      @ehern, golden years? UGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

      @ vrajavala, You mean on a sugar high.:D

      Thank all of you for stopping by and leaving your pet peeves.

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      vrajavala 

      8 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      tiger woods, the saint. Our culture just has to run everyone into the ground. Anyways, it"s Pretty obvious to anyone what happened.

      As for ads, don"t you just love it when the cereal business gets into the health business?

    • ehern33 profile image

      ehern33 

      8 years ago

      Good list to start. My pet peeves have evolved over the years to the point that I have become immune to them. To many to worry about now. I want to live my golden years happy.. :0)

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      pgrundy 

      8 years ago

      LOL! Amen to ALL of these, Tom. What's really nuts is when you see a drug advertised on TV and then the very next commercial is some ambulance chaser with a class action suit against that same drug. And you're right, it seems that 89% of the people in Congress don't give a damn about us one way or the other. I'm so sick of it. Great list.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Good list Tom. My pet peeves include most of yours but I must add any lawyer that advertises. I mute the TV. Number 3 is my biggest pet peeve.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Please, get in the spirit and everyone share at least one of your own pet peeves with all of us.

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      Don A. Hoglund 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Yes, I have pet peeves but probably too many too list.

    • Tom Whitworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Whitworth 

      8 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      k@ri,

      Thank you for being my first visitor and commenter. I think everyone has their pet peeves.

    • k@ri profile image

      Kari Poulsen 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      LOL, I can relate to these, especially #3 & #9...and of course the praying to the computer gods. :D

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