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My Pet Peeves

Updated on June 29, 2014

My Pet Peeves - I Have A List As Long As My Arm

I have list of My Pet Peeves that is as long as your arm. It has grown over the years as I have found a lot of things that irritate and annoy me. I thought that I would share them here so you could see if you also get irritated by the same things that I do.

So what is a Pet Peeve anyway?

My Pet Peeves are those little things in life that really annoy or frustrate you. It can be things that aren't designed or made correctly, or things that people do that just frustrate the heck out of you. So what drives you crazy?

Cell phone users are one of the biggest pet peeves that many people have these days. So many people are either loud and rude on their cell phones in public, or use them while driving. And why do some people insist on trying to eat a meal on a plate with a fork while driving too! The world is going crazy - and it's driving the rest of us crazy at the same time.

Driving! Now that's another Pet Peeve! There are so many bad drivers around. We have all seen them, maybe even been one at some point...

How about benefit scroungers? We all love to hate those people who choose to live off the state rather than work for a living (as distinct to those who are unemployed for no fault of their own).

To let people know your Pet Peeves, just add to the list further down the page. As well as adding your Pet Peeves, be sure to vote for the most annoying things on the list. And tell your friends if you like this page too so that they can add their's to the list.

So go on, tell us what gets on your goat. It can be something serious, or something really funny. We could all do with some more laughter, so please add your Pet Peeve to the list.

The "Pet Peeves In Squidville" image is one of many wonderful Squidville images from talented lensmaster Steve Thompson and is used under a Collective Commons License.

My Personal Pet Peeves

Ok, so what really truly annoys and frustrates me so much that I have to get on my soapbox and shout about it....

These are in no particular order, just the order that I thought of them in....

People who drive using their cell phones and are oblivious to the traffic around them. If they are not wavering out of their lane, they are driving so slow compared to the traffic in front, that cars are forced to go around them in order to catch up.

People who talk during Movies or Concerts. This really gets to me, especially at a concert, where they should be paying attention to the artist who is performing. I went to one concert last year and had 4 people in the row in front who did nothing but yap yap yap solidly through the whole performance. They weren't even watching the performer. It was so annoying.

On the subject of Squidoo, lenses that are just a list of links and nothing more. There are so many opportunities to create good lenses, that it saddens me to find those that are nothing more than a 3 line introduction and hundreds of eBay and Amazon links, and dozens of Flickr images. Such a shame, especially if it's supposed to be a tribute lens, in which case there is so much background to write about.

Drivers who don't indicate properly. This really gets to me. Only last night I was going to pull out of a side road and there was a truck coming towards me but indicating that he was going to turn into my road. Good job I didn't pull out, because he just kept on driving straight and would have gone straight into me. Conversely I get mad at those drivers who feel it necessary to indicate when and only when they have already begun to turn. I'm sorry but what's the point of doing it then?

People Who Park Crooked. Oh yes - you know who you are... So you drive up to park, it's a busy day, few free spaces, and there is this car parked almost diagonally across 2 spaces. I feel like doing something nasty to his mirrors or putting nails under the tires... Gggrrrrhhh....

Loud Music In Restaurants. Don't you just hate it when the noise is so loud that you can't hear yourself thing, can't hear your waiter, they can't hear you, and it's impossible to have a conversation. I am one of these people who finds it hard to focus on one specific sound if there is a lot of noise, so trying to understand what a person is saying to me is almost impossible. I often end up nodding and agreeing with them, yet I have no clue what they are talking about. Occasionally I get caught out when I realise they were asking me a question...

People Who Drive Without Their Lights On when it's raining heavily or foggy. Yes I know having your lights on doesn't help you see any better, but wouldn't you feel safer knowing that other drivers can at least see you? It's illegal in the UK to drive in bad weather without your lights on, but certainly many people in the USA, especially in South Florida don't seem to care. They must be some of the worst drivers I have seen anywhere.

People Who Leave Unrelevant Links On Guestbooks. A guestbook is for leaving comments related to a lens or any other web page. It really winds me up to see postings from people who do nothing more than leave a list of links in the guestbook to promote their own pages. It's tacky, trashy and just plain bad. I have all my guestbooks set to remove HTML, plus all comments are set to require approval. I love comments, but don't leave unrelated spam or you will get banned.

Well those are some of the things that really get my goat. I'm not really an angry young man (or old man), but sometimes, you know, things happen that just make you want to wring someone's neck...

But so far today is a good day :)

How To Irritate People - This is a great Monty Python clip, absolutely hilarious.

Movies About Annoying People - Nobody likes annoying people, but when they make a story about annoying people into a movie, it very often becomes a classic. Her

Do Grievances Make People Violent? - Do people who get on your nerves make you want to fly off into a rage?

Do you think that those repetitive things that really annoy us are a factor in some people being violent? For example seeing the same commercial every 5 minutes during a football game, or people abusing the lanes in traffic at the same spot every day. Let's have your view on things...

Do Pet Peeves Add To Instances Of Violence?

Definitely! Some Things Would Make A Saint Violent.

Definitely! Some Things Would Make A Saint Violent.

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    • Sharon Bellissimo 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Possibly, and especially the driving pet peeves which can lead to road rage!

    • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @BigRedDomino: My wife gets mad at me when she is watching television and I need to talk to her.

    • BigRedDomino 4 years ago

      I tend to feel more aggressive when the TV is blaring and my husband is trying to talk to me. Makes me want to inflict violence on the television.

    • teach 4 years ago

      Oh, I'm sure they add up over time...our society tends to be not very tolerant of others at times...

    • XpectMore 4 years ago

      OMGosh Yes.

    • TheChefsWife 4 years ago

      In this age, I would say yes. Doesn't seem to take much to push some people's last button... sad, but true.

    • Jen withFlash 5 years ago

      One little thing might not make someoone violent but a series could definitely trigger someone to flip out.

    • PennyHowe 5 years ago

      I am sad to say that I do agree. I think there are just some people who have short fuses and Pet Peeves really bother them. They should probably meditate or take a pill or see a doctor, but until they fix it, they are reality.

    • FashionMommy 5 years ago

      Yes they do especially if the person is having a bad day.

    • Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      I can really see how pet peeves lead to instances of violence. I was only going through the pet peeves above and getting annoyed. See what i mean:)

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    • JGracey 5 years ago

      I don't think something like that would make a person suddenly violent unless there were other mitigating factors - like they already have a tendency towards violence, or they've been dealing with a long-time stress that's taken them to the breaking but.

      The two choices ... don't leave a lot of room. Neither fit my opinion.

    • priscillab 5 years ago

      Sometimes...if you are having a bad day and you run into too many people who are pushing your buttons, well, who knows what could happen.

    • Pookibum 5 years ago

      I think that sometimes its the small things that can really be too much. With an obvious issue it is easier to address it or ignore it however, the last pet peeve just ads to that little build up of things that bothered you that day and can shock you out of nowhere.

    • bofirebear 5 years ago

      There is the old saying, "The straw that broke the camels back." You never know when one small thing added on everything else is enough to set someone off.

    • capturedbykc 5 years ago

      I believe so... especially if it is something that someone asks another repetitively not to do. Everyone has a threshold or a limit to how much of anything they can take, and no one stated that the violence had to be physical.

    • Aquavel 5 years ago

      Definitely! My husband, who is generally a patient person, becomes so angry when another car cuts him off that I'm scared he'll have an accident. His family is afraid to drive with him for the same reason. I have my own issues too but if I told you I would have to kill you. LOL

    • Didijudy 5 years ago from Canada

      I think so. Pet Peeves can trigger lots of anger which can result in violence; all depending how the person can control their anger.

    • lensesbyjames 5 years ago

      They could just depends how irritated a person can get.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      One never know what may set someone off...a pet peeve could do it for someone at the wrong moment.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I think they probably do, especially if they were having a bad day or were very stressed. It wouldn't take much to tip someone over the edge.

    • WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I think it could if someone isn't in their proper mental state.

    • miaponzo 5 years ago

      I would say yes.. sometimes :) And some people are naturally violent, too.

    • thebestmousetrap 5 years ago

      I guess it could if one of the parties was unstable

    • cwkerns lm 5 years ago

      I do believe that pet peeves can trigger violence. If someone is already having a bad day they can easily be pushed over the edge by someone committing one of their pet peeves.

    • reasonablerobby 5 years ago

      Violent thoughts maybe. The times I've imagined i-pod users on my train commute slowly being boiled in oil whilst listening to 'my' favourite music!

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I often long for this country of ours, ie England to become more obviously proud but there is a downside of Nationalism which scares the hell out of me. The rise of Nazi Germany was born out of a resurgent pride and lack of leadership - we all know the resultant fruit. So perhaps there has to be a middle ground.

    • sousababy 5 years ago

      Yes, I believe that some pet peeves can lead to violence (esp. if someone is under the influence) - for example, road rage. Also, apparently in hotter weather, violence is more likely (a study I read years ago).

    • TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      This is a great lens and quite relevant for most people. Your list mirrors many of the things that drive me nuts, with constant cell phone and texting these days at the top.... Fun lens, thank you for sharing your insights!

    • Gerald McConway 5 years ago

      I think over time, a pet peeve can definitely make someone lash out when that is not typical of their behavior. People just snap!

    • Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Yes, these things probably contribute to the frustration and anger that is felt in our society these days. It's just overkill on every darn thing!

    • brbrooks 5 years ago

      Almost ran my cart into the boxes of cereal today at Walmart after my son who is nine years old asked me for the tenth time if he could get a movie. I was nice and calm for the first nine times but that tenth time almost sent me over the edge and into the boxes of Luckey Charms. Pet Peeve: Way to much begging.

    • GrowWear 6 years ago

      Road rage is the king of pet-peeve violence. I believe it is in us all to become violent. It depends upon what stressors are percolating -- all it takes is one too many. Quite a shocking thing to learn about one's self when one has been living thinking they are impenetrable.

    • dannystaple 6 years ago

      Unfortunately yes. Although if you know you are at your limit - I find a computer game to be a great outlet. Going and greifing newbie players on tf2 is a great way to let off steam.

    • SeanVernall LM 6 years ago

      I would have to say most definately yes. For example, I have noticed that with increasing years, and exposure, my tollerance levels for bad drivers has gotten worse. Each time I'm confronted with one of these idiots now I feel myself turning into Mad Max.

    • TravelingRae 6 years ago

      Yes. Like my neighbour's barking dogs.

    • Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I'd say oh yeah, they sure do. If things didn't bother us, we wouldn't have road rage, people going postal, and many other violent acts. Or maybe we would since some people are nuts.

    • itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

      being cheeky to the elderly is one that gets me going

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yeap. Road rage is certainly one that is of major concern.

    • Lemming13 6 years ago

      I try to keep my temper, but I get trolley rage when rammed in the leg or back for the fourth time with someone else's trolley. I usually confine it to pushing their trolley right back into them. And when people on disability scooters ram me, I get furious - I'm disabled too, and I know some of them can walk better than me because I watch them get off and go rambling about. I could whack them with my stick.

    • zentao 6 years ago

      Hopefully it should not be "just" pet peeves, but I think it is usually the pet peeves that are the "straw that breaks the camels back"

    • laughalot52 6 years ago

      That's a good question. I'm pretty laid back, by nature, but I can get some violent thoughts if I'm irritated enough.

    • Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Of course. Human nature. You can't keep poking people and expect them not to respond. We all have a breaking point.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      I don't think JUST a pet peeve will make anyone violent, but I think it does trigger violent actions in some people. For instance, if you cut off an angry person in traffic, it could lead to "road rage."

    • photofk3 6 years ago

      I think pet peeves can add up to violence with people who are naturally violent, or when too much stress adds up for someone anyway, such pet peeves may cause them to give a violent outburst as a reaction.

    • Dawn Michael 6 years ago from Thousand Oaks

      Interesting topic, I put definitely but of course you have to be prone to violent behavior, but I would say that I do get upset when a person is ordering food holding up the line while talking on the phone at the same time, that is just rude!

    • Blonde Blythe 6 years ago

      Most definitely! After encountering the same annoyance day after day after day, something's bound to snap. When this happens, it is in the best interest of those close by to run away as fast as they can!

    • Michelle1959 6 years ago

      It depends on the degree of the peeves. Holistically, yes. The driver who's only trying to get somewhere does start getting violent at fools on the road, dothering when you may as well get out and walk - and those who think they own the road. I pay my bank - I won't tolerate delay tactics - I'll thus charge my rate per hour per time wasted. My mobile phone is mine and so is my time - the introduction before the sale just flips it for me. "No, who are you calling?" (Pause). "Do I phone you when you're sleeping or private time? You want to sell me something, you did it all wrong - cheers". a few calls after directly after that when I'm still chewing - or trying to, my first piece of food on the fork - you bet I want to stab you with that fork. I've exaggerated for a reason in an attempt to highlight people are humans - try and treat them the way you want to be treated.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Some people choose to be violent, and people react to things differently from others. As you live, you learn, and react to things differently. You really don't know what inside a person that makes them react to certain situations, it could be from things they experienced in their childhood. And when you fail to deal with things they become an obstacle in your life.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Absolutely. If they didn't there would be no such thing as 'road rage'. It is our duty as positively-contributing members of society to keep our anger and violence in check. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way, and I am guilty of letting my anger get out of control on occasion. No one is perfect and expecting anyone to be is just plain foolish, but you don't expect to get beaten up or shot for doing something that pisses someone else off....and yet it happens!

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      The cheating spouses pet peeve can get pretty dramatic at times. My goodness, there's even blood shed. I would sat that's one pet peeve that can make people violent. Wouldn't you?

      I would never and have never messed with a married man. I value my life, morals, and having depth of character.

    • anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes, I think so. Take an instance when it's a day when everything is going wrong, worse than wrong, and added to that you have major problems with something in your life, be it money worries, health worries etc, and just one more thing tips you over the edge - even a little thing. You think you can't take any more and that's it.

    • Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      I would like to say no, that it doesn't make one violent per se, but in our heat and humidity we get to see a lot of road rage that seems to take over. In that respect, I guess it can! :)

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    • ssuthep 6 years ago

      No doubt about it!

    • PestOffDude 7 years ago

      I wanted to take a bat, to the jerk eating his food in his car, as he flung his trash out the window, so I thought, there ought to be a website called my pet peeve, to post these complaints, so I google My Pet Peeve and voila! There's a website called My Pet Peeve!; Now I don't have to go to anger management...I'll just bore you with my whining!

    • spunkyduckling 7 years ago

      You bet it does. Some days can make your pet peeves more magnified than others days. A lot depends on your mood too. All in all you're still responsible for your own actions

    • anonymous 8 years ago


      I would say that not all elderly people are grouchy a lot more younger ones are even more grouchy than them lol. I know quite a few of them too. They flip their lid at the slightest thing that annoys them. I find elderly people more stable more patient most of the time. Grouchy People come in all shapes and sizes and of all ages too.

      I dislike drivers that appear to let you cross the road and then start to act as if they want to run you over also the ones that don´t seem to see the triangles in the road and cross straight over them to get to the next motorway. But what can you do? They don´t even put their indicators on either also the ones that play tag with you to make you go faster if you don´t let them overtake fast enough. Enough said Spain has a load of crazy drivers around so beware lol. Like your lens though

    • CozyKitty 8 years ago

      There's far too much stress in the world. Pet peeves just add to the stress level, which could lead to violent behavior. People need to change their ways of thinking, and try to let go of their pet peeves. This lens is a great place for people to blow off some steam, and convert some of that irritation to humor! We all could use a good laugh now and then ;)

    • truegem 8 years ago

      Yes, I want to kick people in the teeth sometimes. But I never will, lol! I wish it was socially ok to educate people on some stuff, but that won't work either.

      Just want to add, I don't think child abuse is a "pet peeve". It's a little more serious than that.

    • jaye3000 8 years ago

      Yes! Dealing with the same thing over and over, you can just picture beating the snot outta someone...

    • Four_Eyes 8 years ago

      Definitely! Abuse a child in front of me!

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Sadly enough they do. Some of them can be the last drop that will turn people violent. I'm glad to say that I'm not one of them. I may feel totally pissed but so far I've always been able to keep a cool head.

    • JiaPanda 8 years ago

      It Depends on what it is, but certain ones can!

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      yeah things just add up and for some people they don't know how to control it and violence can become an outlet

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      Yeah! Dogs that bit people! If I ever seen a dog biting a child I would become violent in a heart beat. I love dogs, but not ones that bit for any reason.

    • dc64 lm 8 years ago

      People need lessons on courtesy and patience these days, so I believe having to live in a world where it seems 80% of of those around you are rude can set many people off. Especially those who are rude themselves.

    • Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      It annoys me, when I talk to someone who thinks he is always right. Especially when he is clueless on the subject of the conversation. It isn't even worth talking to a person like that.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      I have heard of homeowners shooting a dog owner who allowed his dog to crap on their lawn. I think they were peace-loving types driven temporarily insane. Dog owners have a blind spot about this. The see nothing wrong with having neighbors or city workers clean up after them.

    • anonymous 8 years ago

      sometimes - yes - I get mad when things don't happen for all the wrong reasons - I get mad when I seem to be powerless to do anything and my voice is never heard - other than that I'm quite placid

    • Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      The number of times I come into work and the people ahead of me just completely ignore a roundabout and drive around it the wrong way - oh yeah - makes me see RED... Definitely in my opinion regular occurrences of the same annoyance makes me want to take action...

    Of Course Not, Some People Are Naturally Violent

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      • Pat Goltz 4 years ago

        People are responsible for their own actions. They shouldn't blame the pet peeve. If I'm annoyed, it causes stress, but not much I can do about that except endure.

      • Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

        No, I don't really get violent about it... I just shrug and let people go about their business.

      • JamesThomasCalho 4 years ago

        No. Two people can experience the same annoyance and respond in different ways. Violence Is a choice a person make largely based in their life experience.

      • stevel58 5 years ago

        Do we get less tolerant as we age or just plain old grumpy.

        If you've not got the right change don't get on the bus.

      • Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

        We are all violent by our nature, we just have different thresholds. Even people who could not make a violent move will eventually focus violence - on themselves.

      • Kathleen Hiler 5 years ago from Mountain Home

        Praying a blessing for them instead of cursing them..or grumbling helps a great deal.

      • BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

        I sure hope most of use can deal with our pet peeves without getting violent

      • June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

        Pet peeves create anger but maturity means knowing how to handle anger in a non-violent manner.

      • WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

        But if you know what's good for you...

      • lilymom24 5 years ago

        I think it depends on the individual and what their personal thresh hold for handling annoyance and frustration is.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        People that get Violent because they feel peeved are generally not very well people, I think at some stage of our lives we have all annoyed someone to some degree

      • getmoreinfo 5 years ago

        Well I would have to say that it is not WHAT happens to you it is HOW you respond to it that makes the difference if it has any power over you. I forget what book I read but it basically said that if a person, place or thing is able to get you mad, upset, or angry then whatever it is has won.

        I guess it is our responsibility to not let these annoyances affect us to the point of violence, because that type of reaction will not solve anything, it will only make matters worse and the ironic thing is that the very thing that annoyed you in the first place will continue despite how we feel about it.

      • Jen 5 years ago from Canada

        I think if you are already having a bad day a pet peeve can make it worse and promote violence in people who are predisposed that way.

      • gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

        I tend to try to stay away from violence, but once someone has annoyed me I can be really harsh with my words. I know how to hurt people with words. I think that some of us are given to violence, and indeed things like a repetitive commercial may send some into the realm of actual violence. Who knows? See you around the galaxy...

      • allialso 6 years ago

        Violent people will look for any excuse to vent.

      • SaraLynn LM 6 years ago

        I am not the violent type.. but I have seen other people get violent and nasty. I usually do have to speak up and say something. I am always telling kids in restaurants that it is not a day care center and to go sit down. I think that may be my number one pet peeve.

      • mukeshdaji 6 years ago

        A pet peeve standing alone is highly unlikely to turn a sane person into an insane person, with that said, I think most certainly it could take an insane person or one predisposed to acting out in an aggressive manner to react to a pet peeve in an irrational manner.

      • fluffyclouds 6 years ago

        We can be influenced, but ultimately, we choose our actions.

      • Kandy O 6 years ago

        They add to violence, yes. But they do not MAKE people violent.

      • writerkath 6 years ago

        As annoying as the peeve and person doing the "peeving" may be, I can just brush it off. Naturally, there are some people who are just born angry and could find any excuse for violence.

      • Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

        Of course not. Either you have a violent or angry attitude or you choose to be civil and polite. Some people are not happy unless they are making others miserable.

      • Paul Turner 6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

        annoyances simply bring out what is already in you.

      • SquidooMBA 6 years ago

        It depends on the people involved and the situation.

      • AllyVuitton 6 years ago

        It depends: if it's with close family, then violence would probably come in, but with outsiders, most would just keep quiet.

      • Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

        A single peeve wouldn't, a concatenation might.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        No I think some people are just hard wired wrong and that is what leads to violence!

      • nebby 6 years ago from USA

        I don't think it would make anyone violent. A violent person doesn't need an excuse to get angry & one with an easy temper just ignore the jerks.

      • anonymous 6 years ago

        It's up to the personality of the individual

      • norma-holt 6 years ago

        It is hard for many to stay cool under all circumstances. But violence probably has another trigger, such as when the perpetrator has some type of mental condition or are wired to violence through environment etc..

      • CCGAL 6 years ago

        Peeves aren't generally so huge that they'd lead to violence. Need a stronger word to reach that road rage stage.

      • Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

        You can't let stupid stuff get to you

      • RinchenChodron 8 years ago

        I would hope not, but one never knows!

      • Slothlover LM 8 years ago

        No. Either you are a violent person or not! They can certainly annoy you though.

      • anonymous 8 years ago

        Violence never solves anything, it only makes the situation worse.

      • Pastor Kay 8 years ago

        The annoyance is their problem, but your reaction to it is yours. You can't get violent.

      • whatpeoplehate 8 years ago

        ofcourse, but some people need to relax and not take themselves too seriously.

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      Ten Pet Peeves That Dogs Have About Humans

      Life from a dog's point of view...

      1) Blaming your farts on me... not funny... not funny at all!!

      2) Yelling at me for barking. I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG!

      3) Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?

      4) Any good that involves balancing food on my nose, stop it!

      5) Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.

      6) The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Whooooooooo Hoooooooooo - what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

      7) Taking me to the vet for 'the big snip', then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!

      8) Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.

      9) Dog sweaters. Hello??? Have you noticed the fur??

      10) How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth... You're just jealous.

      Now lay off me on some of these things. We both know who's boss here! You don't see me picking up your poop do you?

      Thanks very much to Pennybuckets for sending this to me.

      Really Irritating People - I Wish To Report A Burglary - One Of Those Classic Monty Python Sketches

      People Who Use Cell Phones While Driving

      If you want to use your phone while driving get a hands free phone

      This is a pet peeve of mine, but mostly if the driver is a bad one and oblivious to the world around them.

      I know that it is dangerous to drive while on the phone, especially if you are holding the phone, and I do admit to driving a lot these days while being on the phone, which is legal in Florida as it is in much of the USA. However I do drive an automatic - if I needed to constantly use my hand to change gear, I would not be wanting to hold the phone.

      I wouldn't mind at all if they made it illegal to hold your phone while driving, but I do definitely think people need to be able to communicate while they are on the move, and there is no reason these days why anyone cannot use a headset or other hands free device. Most phones these days include Bluetooth, so you don't even need to attach a cable to the phone to make calls. A woman can leave the phone in her purse, or a man the phone on his belt and still make calls. In addition many phones allow voice dialling, so you don't even need to use the phone to dial.

      Rakuten Shopping (used to be is a great place to buy cell phone and computer accessories at great prices. I have used them a lot and highly recommend them for items such as hands free phone accessories.

      One big NO NO though is texting while driving. Are you crazy? Just how you think you can read text messages at the same time as keeping your eyes on the road, or even worse typing while driving... Some people are just waiting for accidents to happen...

      Bluetooth Hands Free Accessories - If you must use your phone while you are driving, use it with a Bluetooth hands-free headset so you can keep both hands on th

      If you are one of those people mentioned above who holds the phone while driving, just consider how much safer it would be if you used a headset. Not just while driving, you will find a Bluetooth headset handy in all sorts of situations.

      Here are a few products that might come in handy.

      Top Ten Hates Of UK Motorists - As Published In The Bournemouth Echo

      A new survery by engine oil manufacturer Castrol, as reported in the Bournemouth Echo, shows that the most hated traits among UK motorists are Lane Hogging and Tailgating.

      Here is the full list. I think that most of us can identify with these pet hates on the road.

      1. Lane-hogging/middle lane slow driving
      2. Tailgating
      3. Changing lanes without indicating
      4. Erratic or unnecessary braking
      5. Talking on a mobile phone without hands-free
      6. Cutting across lanes due to lack of preparation for junction
      7. Drivers not letting you join the motorway from the slip road
      8. Rubbernecking
      9. Undertaking
      10. Vehicles weaving in and out of slow-moving traffic

      Publicly Funded Modern "Art"

      A rant by Darren Koobs on how public money is spent on the arts

      This article was originally published on Associated Content from Yahoo!

      I went on a field trip once to see a modern art exhibit. It was in a museum that displayed publicly funded work of people with names like Bartholomew Filbert Howlysmurf III.

      I commented that one modern art entry didn't resemble anything at all. A girl standing next to me said, "You're not supposed to see it for what it is. Feel what it means; let it speak to you."

      After a few moments of staring at this thing, I grinned and said, "Wow! It's speaking to me!"

      "What's it saying?" she asked excitedly.

      "It's saying, 'Help me! I'm a metal pile of crap!'"

      She didn't laugh.

      But really, what are they thinking at the National Endowment for the Arts? They support publicly funded creations that back ends of cows can create. And although I'm not a modern art expert, I do know about cow leavings. Having worked in a dairy farm I know more about manure than anyone would want to. And seeing hundreds of millions of dollars spent on essentially the same thing is puzzling. If what the NEA finances truly is art, then I fertilized acres of farmland with modern art publicly funded by cows

      But this isn't what bothers me, as troubling as it is. What's upsetting is that for decades we have been downsizing art education in our schools. Many districts have removed whole arts departments while publicly funded modern art continues to publicly poop in cities across America.

      If the NEA chooses to keep the equivalent of dookie publicly funded, that's ok. But it should not be funded ahead of education in the arts. First teach our children how to use the tools of art and how to express themselves through different mediums. Or at worst arts education can be publicly funded equally with the metal crap piles. At least be fair.

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      My Pet Peeves From Stand-Up-And-Sling

      Parents Who Give Their Children Silly Names

      Doesn't it make you both mad and sad when you hear of a parent who gave their child a ridiculous name?

      Celebrities are notorious for it... For example Bob Geldorf named his daughters Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom and Pixie. David Bowie named his son Zowie. The weird and wonderful Frank Zappa named his children Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Rodan and Diva.

      How weird is that! But it gets even weirder...

      This is part of an article from the BBC about a recent ruling in New Zealand...

      A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

      Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing.

      He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples.

      Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed.

      One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania, he said.

      I think you will have to agree that some people have no thoughts for how their children will be treated when they grow up. If you would like to read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE

      Roundabout Challenged People

      Roundabouts are common in the UK, indeed in Europe, Australia, let's face it, in most countries in the world.

      So why is it in the USA that so many drivers are Roundabout Challenged?

      I agree that in much of the USA there aren't that many roundabouts, but here in South Florida there are quite a few, and I would say that 90% of motorists down here either ignore roundabouts completely, or drive around them the wrong way.

      There is a small roundabout close to where I work, on the junction of 3 roads. Most people approach it from the east, then turn to the left and head south. And that's exactly what they do - they don't go around the roundabout by driving to the right of it, they just turn left. And god help anyone coming out of the road on the left at the same time. At least twice I have nearly got hit doing that.

      Then, even worse, you get people coming out of the road on the north side and wanting to go south. The distance around the roundabout in either direction is the same, but do they go around it in an anti-clockwise direction? No! They drive around it as if they were driving on the left of the road.

      I have even seen the police cars down here driving the wrong way around the roundabouts - so even if you wanted to report anyone, who do you report it to?

      Just excuse me for a few minutes while I go to the soundproof padded room, scream and bang my head...

      Save Our Green Belt - Don't think about building more houses - think about how to have fewer people

      Don't Build On Our Green Belt
      Don't Build On Our Green Belt

      It really irks me when the news in the UK is filled with stories about legislation to prevent or allow new housing developments to be built on what is currently designated as "Green Belt" land.

      For those who are not aware of what a "Green Belt" is, it's areas of land around cities, towns and villages that has never been built on and that has been designated to remain so, to stop the urban sprawl that leads to settlements eventually joining up with each other.

      Lately in the UK due to a shortage of homes, there have been plans to try to build on some of England's green spaces, which would destroy forever the beautiful views and in many cases also destroy the way of life in what are currently small villages, not to mention putting a strain on the local roads.

      My Pet Peeve is that the Government can't see an alternative to building more houses in what is an already overcrowded island. Why can't they look at some way to reduce the population, by putting in some form of incentive for families to have fewer children, and to lower immigration rates.

      Right now families get benefits for every child that they have, and some who live on benefits have more children just so they can claim more money, not because they want more children, which is also wrong. Maybe I had better stop here before I REALLY get on my soapbox...

      How Do You Feel About Population Growth?

      Do you think the Governments ought to look at ways to build more housing and to keep expanding towns and villages, or do you think it's time to look at ways to prevent the population from increasing further?

      More people means more demand for housing. What should the Governments do?

      People need somewhere to live, does it matter if the countryside is built on.

      People need somewhere to live, does it matter if the countryside is built on.

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        • anonymous 5 years ago

          It would be lovely to save our planet from any further expansion, but the reality is, we can't infringe upon people's rights to procreate. One of the unique solutions, however, for dealing with overpopulation (in relation to land) that appears to be on the up-and-up, is the concept of building "up." Skyscrapers. Plus, who knows about how we'll be using "space" in the future -- and I do mean space, as in the universe.

        • Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

          Governments will not do anything beside their own comfort zone. It is up to people what will happen. And destroying of environment is pretty much the most dominant force in our history.

        • Kathleen Hiler 5 years ago from Mountain Home

          I agreed with all of your peeves and would add one to the list..People who talk so loud in restaurants that it interferes with your own conversation..we have to listen to all their doings..which we don't care a hoot about..But on the subject of people control..don't you think that there is a lot of that happenning already with abortion..over 54 million people have been eradicated already...yes you can tell that this idea is a peeve for me :):):)

        • BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

          This is a hard one, of course we want to sustain green areas, maybe better city management would be the better choice, but??

        • WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

          If land is in demand the price is high, if it is not the price is low. I believe greenbelts are a good thing, it totally irks me when someone destroys decades of tree growth for a new development. What would it take to replant those trees with one of those fancy Vermeer tree shovels where someone would gladly pay for a mature tree?

        • kTerrain1 5 years ago

          I want people to live where ever they want -- as long as it's not near me.

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        • Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

          I live in a big country where there is still a lot of space. Unfortunately, the new building is being done in the towns and cities and not only spoiling scenery but also destroying farms and fruit growing orchards surrounding the area. The town wants the taxes from the homes. Farms don't pay much.

          I believe, in this area, greed plays a big part in expansion taking place where it shouldn't. I really like the fact that people are able to come here from other countries and find relative peace and happiness.

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        • miaponzo 5 years ago

          Well.. unfortunately.. people need a place to live don't they? It does matter if the countryside is built on.. but??

        • anonymous 5 years ago

          I found it hard between both choices, I think that more money needs to be set aside for housing and if developed properly we can still have our parks, lakes and all of the things that make living comfortable, on the other hand I am concerned about children being born into families where they are not necessarily wanted, I think that before we become parents we should first learn how to parent properly, the thought of kids living without a decent home is something that we should think about as well

        • getmoreinfo 5 years ago

          I feel that there is plenty of land that is unused and not developed, the population is not to blame for poor city planning. Overcrowded cities are the result of developers and real estate builders being greedy.

          I wish that everyone could experience what it is like to live off the land and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains, oceans and forests. Hopefully people will wake up and see that the problem is not population growth it is poor city management.

        Enough is enough! It's time to save what little countryside we have left.

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          • BigRedDomino 4 years ago

            Norplant for people that use the system and keep having babies because they literally get paid to do so.

          • Pat Goltz 4 years ago

            But do it with deed restrictions and leave the government out of it. And don't go around killing unborn baby humans to prevent housing. Stop subsidizing people just because they ask; let charity take care of them.

          • Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

            @HSP Connections: I completely agree with you.

          • Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

            I think the population on our planet really needs to stabilize; we keep treating "population growth" as an issue we will deal with "later," meanwhile people starve by the millions. Instead of putting 100% of our resources into "how are we going to FEED them," let's put at least part of those resources towards teaching people that having 7 kids creates a problem. We talk about "freedoms" (to procreate, for example)... but let's not lose sight of the fact that one family's "freedom" to procreate eventually impinges on another's "freedom" to have green space and enough to eat...

          • Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

            I think the wildlife need a place to live too. Homes are getting increasingly larger and yet families are smaller. Common now - time to stop being so land greedy and share with the creatures who were here first.

          • Lori Green 5 years ago from Las Vegas

            We need to preserve.

          • Phoenix2361 5 years ago

            I don't think smaller families is the only answer. Stricter border control and deporting those who are here illegally with their families would certainly help. Not only would the need for more housing increase but also the government could save money by not paying benefits to those who have no legal right to it.

          • anonymous 5 years ago

            I agree...we should be more concerned with the population of animals decreasing and humans invading their habitat than building more homes for people. Where I live are a lot of bears but our state kills them for getting near the town, when they were merely looking for food.

          • Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

            Well zoning is important and as much as we like to build if we destroy too many trees to build concrete structures, we lose even more. Forests and other large green areas attract breeze or wind which keeps the place cool, rain which provide water for drinking, watering crops and other human needs. So it's up to us.

          • JGracey 5 years ago

            I think both are important. Canada has large areas of countryside, unlike the UK, but I would hate to lose it all due to housing. I'm not saying people shouldn't have kids, but ... well 19 kids one whopping lot of kids - in some small communities, that's the complement of an entire school.

            I think education on both sides of the coin is probably the best option.

          • coldsore lm 5 years ago

            Get out of the EU, stop all the open border policies with Europe which will stem the influx of their workforce flooding here, close the immigration doors and don't allow anyone into the country. Stabilise the population for 5 years and see what effect it has on the demand for housing. If it still increases, opent he doors again and find another solution

          • priscillab 5 years ago

            There needs to be more affordable housing but we also need to protect our open areas...we cannot build everywhere!

          • StrongMay 5 years ago

            It's sad to loose the nature we so need. When Urban Sprawl takes over, there is such a waste of space! Slow it down, use it more efficiently. Today's technology allows us to built up and down rather than sideways.

          • DeniseDurham2011 5 years ago

            Be responsible about our Earth & ourselves, people!

          • bofirebear 5 years ago

            It is time to get more efficient with space and start building up instead of out especially in the cities. Here in the U.S. most cities are made up mostly of single family dwellings. If they were rebuilt into multifamily dwellings that alone would stop the need of destroying more of Mother Earth.

          • Paul Goodman 5 years ago from Florida, USA

            It is peculiar for me as a Brit now living in the USA. They don't have the problems with overcrowding like the UK. I believe that the green spaces in the UK have to be kept green. It is difficult keeping the population down, however, without making the UK a really awful place to live! ;-)

          • Michey LM 5 years ago

            I think what is left of countryside is precious, and gov. better stay out of our lives... for a change

          • capturedbykc 5 years ago

            I am actually quite biased on this... there are some places in foreign parts of the world that do have laws in place to keep the population at a certain level. But for them, that means prying and tearing apart families with more children than are allowed etc. I don't believe in that either, but the world is becoming a bit over populated and more and more of the Earth is being destroyed to allot for it. Trees and forests are a natural habitat for many animals as well as a natural source of oxygen for our planet and for us... if we keep cutting away, there will be nothing left.

          • anonymous 5 years ago

            We live on a finite plant. Every major support system on our planet is under stress because of too much pollution, too much green space destruction, too much waste - - the list goes on. Unlimited population growth is an old idea that has to end.

          • Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

            I live in a rural area, and I really hate seeing all the development in town. Why not just renovate the existing housing, instead of encroach on the countryside?

          • anonymous 5 years ago

            Enough already!

          • IanMayfield 5 years ago

            The problem is that the entire global economy is centred around GROWTH, and to sustain that you need more people. A few European countries are already experiencing negative population growth and most news reports I've read seem to take it as a given that this is a calamity.

            If we are going to achieve sustained population reduction, then we need to completely overhaul the economy and our idea of how it ought to work... and God knows it's not in the best of health the way it is!

          • Surreymagic 5 years ago

            Overdevelopment is usually due to greed rather than need- developers making a fast buck with poorly designed housing estates on former greenbelt land- that, once it's gone, is gone forever.

            Another problem is car ownership is insane- and this has been partially caused by public transport being some of the most expensive in Europe. If car-free zones were created then the available land for housing could double and impact on the environment would be much less.

          • Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

            Government should definately halt population growth - totally! Seriously though, high quality high density building should be the answer instead of housing estate deserts;

          • BeyondRoses 5 years ago

            This has always been my thought, that there should be incentives for people to have LESS children. In the US too, the more kids they have, the more benefits in housing and everything. You've struct on one of my pet peeves. I won't even get on to the issue of illegal aliens we have here.

          • Wendy Hughes 5 years ago from Charlotte

            Sadly, too many folks are all about themselves. I know nature leads folks to take care of #1 but there are so many people in close proximity and we need to heed :)

          • Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

            In response to Bob, immigration in the UK, in particular from Eastern Europe and Asia, is the main cause of population growth. That and the number of children that immigrant families are having, again mostly Asian ones, as compared with western families.

            Actually I can trace my roots back more than 300 years to England, but that is not the point here. The point is that the government are looking to build more houses to cater for an ever growing population, rather than seeking to find ways to stop the population growth.

          • anonymous 5 years ago

            o yes...blame the imigrants, as always. I'm sure you can trace your heritage to the first people that lived in England... The countryside is beautiful but seriously? blaming the 'immigrants'...

          • CanadaREVIEW 5 years ago

            You made me laugh (I am sorry) I confess I was a "Person Who Parked Crooked" just the other day! However, I have an excuse! I am 5'00 tall (quite tiny) and I purchased a full-sized truck, needless to say I can not see the passenger side of the vehicle in the front , and so I am still developing that skill. A pillow is not much help either still too tiny!

            Next time I purchase a vehicle I will keep this article in mind! Thanks for sharing!

          • meisgood132 5 years ago

            Apart from the National Parks nothing is safe. All down to greed.

          • rewards4life info 5 years ago

            We need to preserve as much natural countryside and land as possible, there is so much riding on the fine balance of nature and once it's gone it's gone. Even in my short lifetime there have been significant loses to areas of land with the introduction of mass housing developments. The population will probably keep increasing until people fall of the edges of this small island.

          • reasonablerobby 5 years ago

            more imagination needed

          • Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

            It's definitely time to look at halting the population explosion, especially when in the UK most of the growth is due to immigrants and their larger families, or people having children just to claim more benefits. Once destroyed, the natural beauty can never be replaced.

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              Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

              @meggingmad: Thanks. It's good to get things off your chest sometimes.

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              meggingmad 3 years ago

              Excellent lens!

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              CozyKitty 3 years ago

              Revisiting this great lens. Since we both share a love for funny Monty Python routines, I thought I'd mention MAD TV's "Miss Swan" as brilliantly played by Alex Borstein. You'll find a whole bunch of them on YouTube. Cheers!

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              Carolan Ross 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

              I love finding comments on my lenses here at Squidoo, still a pet peeve is a comment that simply says "Nice lens." SO "nice lens" Tony! *wink* A unique idea for a lens and very creative, thumbs UP!

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              Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

              @Sojournstar Media: Will take a look. Had visitors last night so not had a chance to take a look yet.

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              Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

              @TonyPayne: I didnt try FB, but really don't care for linking my entire life to them lol, I signed up with my email addy, (same as user name)

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              Tony Payne 3 years ago from Southampton, UK

              @Sojournstar Media: Thanks for letting me know. I will check Squidblogs logs, it's my site so handy to know if there is a problem. I haven't tried logging in via Facebook. Using email should be ok. Squidtop is old but works still, not sure if they are allowing new members.

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              Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

              Just wanted you to know several of your links below no longer work! There may be more, but I only tried these few. Also the Squidblogs and the Yuki thig, I signed up for both, but never made it into the Squidblogs because it just sent me around in circles, and the other keeps saying invalid user, even after confirming everything they ask me to. the facebook community goes nowhere.... etc. you can check the rest on your own, but just letting you know there is seriously out of date content here.

              Thank you all the same for this lens, I liked it and clicked so!


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              Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

              @Melissa Miotke: There are a lot of bad parents around these days aren't there...

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              Bartukas 4 years ago

              amazing lens

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              Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

              @BigRedDomino: My ex-mother-in-law did that once when I was trying to do some DIY in their house and I said "damn". She went off on a right old royal rant, while I ended up humming the theme tune for the old lady with the green face from the Wizard Of Oz if you know what I mean...

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              Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

              Accidentally treading on a snail bare foot always gives me the hump for a few minutes. You've made a fun page for a moody person hahahaha.

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              BigRedDomino 4 years ago

              Also: people that leave on turning signals too long (especially with on/off ramps), crooked pictures, bratty kids, having to repeat myself, Nicki Minaj, crooked rugs, unauthorized use of dumpsters, neighborhood cats that excrete upon my sidewalk,FACEBOOK. Ha,sorry! I could go on and on. As a teenager I had a "Bitch List" in which I vulgarly vented on my pet peeves.

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              BigRedDomino 4 years ago

              Highly entertaining lens-thank you! My biggest pet peeve is when people try to interfere with my freedom of speech:I will be interrupted to be told that what I'm saying is inappropriate. Example!

              Jes exclaims "Oh my gosh!"

              Mother-in-law goes into soliloquy about using The Lord's name in vain/gosh is the same as saying 'oh my God'? ? ?

              That one got the look because words...

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              BigRedDomino 4 years ago

              @peterb6001: That specific accident happened to me as a young'in and I have been terrified of slugs ever sense. I'd rather step on a snake.

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              PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

              I can relate to some of these. Thanks for sharing

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              Eric Mayo 4 years ago

              People who say "Conversate"

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              mrknowitall54321 4 years ago

              I hate people who drive whilst on the phone!

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              Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

              A very happy Valentine's day Poddy. Hope all those pet peeves are staying at bay today.

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              Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

              I have too many pet peeves to list. People who don't RSVP, let their kids act like maniacs to other people, the list goes on and on...

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              Pat Goltz 4 years ago

              I agree totally with your pet peeve against publicly funded modern "art". If it isn't pretty, or if it doesn't move you to commit a humanitarian act, it's not art. I got some good laughs out of this. Thank you. I needed that.

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              Stuwaha 4 years ago

              @TonyPayne: Don't get me started on the garbage that gets pumped though the abrasive speakers of department stores... ;)

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              Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

              @Stuwaha: I have been in places like that too. Our local Asda (UK arm of Walmart) sometimes plays annoying music really loud. After a stressful day at work and with idiots blocking the aisles, that's the last thing I need to add to my headache...

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              Stuwaha 4 years ago

              Highly amusing and a little bit depressing at the same time. :) Thank you.

              Example of loud music in a restaurant: I was once in a pizza express with atrocious acoustics and they got the bright idea to stick a pianist in the middle. It wasn't just loud, it was distorted and filled me with rage. Unfortunately giving the waiter an earful did nothing to improve the ambiance.

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              Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

              This was a really entertaining read-- thank you!

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              Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

              What you say about South Florida drivers is SO true!

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              Nathalie Roy 4 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

              Cell phones and dogs are 2 big pet peeves of mine. Unfortunately it seems that stupid, impolite and uncivilized people like to own dogs...I wish they'd stick with parakeets

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              Tony Payne 4 years ago from Southampton, UK

              @RhondaAlbom: Thanks for coming back for another look.

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              Rhonda Albom 4 years ago from New Zealand

              This page always makes me laugh! Thanks for sharing your pet peeves. Blessed.

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              uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

              People with a carload of kids at drivethru windows. Forever to order, forever to make the order... I think drivethru windows should have a limit 2 person per vehicle rule. Great lens!

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              anonymous 4 years ago

              Overusing cell phones and bad grammar are my biggest pet peeves. Also, as a dog owner, I hate it when other dog owners have no control over their dogs. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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              anonymous 4 years ago

              wow I can agree on a log of these pet peeves

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              Rose Jones 4 years ago

              Another great humor lens, well done. Pinned on my humor board and blessed.

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              Joy Neasley 4 years ago from Nashville, TN

              My favorite pet peeve is a cute, little orange and white tabby kitty, named Peeve. She is not with us anymore, but she was adorable and her name made for many interesting conversations with guests.

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              locknloaded 4 years ago

              Many pet peeves are related to social convention and hygiene.


              people are irritate to those people who do not brush their teeth or people who refuse to keep right when they ride escalators.(for example)

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              cgbroome 4 years ago

              Texting tops my list of pet peeves. I think it's one of the worst technological advancements ever invented. It has turned people into mindless, obnoxious, disrespectful zombies - not to mention that it has been the catalyst to thousands of deaths either in or by a car. I'm all for making it totally illegal. I've never texted and never will.

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              AstroGremlin 4 years ago

              Terrific lens! Just FYI, the second Monty Python video has gone away. Monty Python make the stupid things people do seem even stupider, which makes me feel that at least someone understands.

              My pet peeve is typing captchas in Squiddo. Has technology not marched beyond this? Well, captchas and people who can't drive in the first place and then decide to play with their toys behind the wheel. I find myself wishing they would have a fiery crash and then I feel bad. I really resent their parents for reproducing and then making me feel bad for wanting them to drive off the road and end their worse than worthless existences instead of killing me or another innocent driver. And then i get to thinking and I resent their idiotic grandparents. It's just horrible that I end up feeling this way about people who may have otherwise been fine people but gave rise to the menace who careens through the world mindlessly threatening all of us. Well, you did ask. Thanks for listening.

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              Jen withFlash 5 years ago

              I loved the dog list! Too funny! Nice lens!

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              Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

              My pet peeve today is the degree of coloring pages ever increasing here. Gosh it is becoming an epidemic.

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              People who say they will do something at a certain time, (I will call you at 11am on Saturday), then do not do it.

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              DMVAgent 5 years ago

              I love squids and squidoo alike. :)

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              PennyHowe 5 years ago

              No wonder you won a purple star for this lens. It is amazing and from the number of comments, obviously a very popular topic. Love the Pet Peeve toys on Amazon and Pet Peeves from the Dog's perspective. Thanks for sharing this great lens.

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              Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

              Rudeness tops my list of pet peeves. Is it really so hard to share the world with the rest of us, and show a little common courtesy and mutual respect? And they raise their kids to be the same way (sigh)

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              Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

              I have a brand new pet peeve that I had to include here this morning. Seeing a string of like-like-like-likes by 5 different profiles when I sign in. No comment and no indication that this is a real person. It is my new pet peeve of the day.

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              cmadden 5 years ago

              People ordering coffee at Starbucks while maintaining a cell phone conversation - now that ticks me off! Funny lens!

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              FashionMommy 5 years ago

              People talking at movies or concerts is at the top of my list.

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              Millionairemomma 5 years ago

              The junk lenses, with endless links are still learning experiments for the lens masters....that's what makes squidoo great, it's free and you can experiment all you want.

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              Deadicated LM 5 years ago

              Great Lens, very meaty; and yes I agree with your Squidoo Pet Peeve, there a way too many Lame Lenses out there and I really don't feel good about "Squid Liking" them (just because someone has visited your Lens/es and liked them). I've been getting selective as of late; and that's part of the reason I don't care for some of the "Squid Quests" that seem to encourage Lame Lenses, I try not to buy in. I've been on Squidoo since 2006 and only have 20 Lenses (by choice). Kudos to you!

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              squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

              Wonderful lens here! If I had time to think about it, I think I could produce a pretty length list! lol Great lens!

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              Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

              I live at the foot of a hill and one of my pet peeves are drivers who stop at the intersection at the foot of the hill for no apparent reason. The stop sign is facing the other direction of traffic so my only conclusion is that these people are drivers who need to review their license as they don't seem to know the rules of the road. Grrr...nothing worse than starting at the foot of a hill from a dead stop. What a waste of gas.

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              Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

              I live at the foot of a hill and one of my pet peeves are drivers who stop at the intersection at the foot of the hill for no apparent reason. The stop sign is facing the other direction of traffic so my only conclusion is that these people are drivers who need to review their license as they don't seem to know the rules of the road. Grrr...nothing worse than starting at the foot of a hill from a dead stop. What a waste of gas.

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              Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

              We all have our peeves... But we all can learn to enjoy our lives regardless of them.

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              JGracey 5 years ago

              Enjoyed this - had a good few "snickers" along the way down some of the lists, and added one of my own peeves (though I have a lot more than one). Thanks for the laughs.

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              IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

              Great lens! You got them all covered.

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              Kathleen Hiler 5 years ago from Mountain Home

              Covered a lot of stuff with this lens. Loud talkers in a restaurant tops my list along with the kids running around unattended.

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              BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

              Great lens, enjoyed going through some of the most irritating peeves around. Not sure which is my biggest, but you have rounded up quite a few of my pet peeves here.

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              GOT LM 5 years ago

              Nice work!

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              DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

              People driving and using their cellphones is on top of my list as well.

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              priscillab 5 years ago

              So many of your pet peeves are MY pet peeves,LOL.

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              StaCslns 5 years ago

              Thanks for making my morning! Great lens!!!

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              dmcorl 5 years ago

              Thank you for adding my blog to your list. I appreciate it. I did, however, have a chuckle when I saw the security word verification. LOL...considering the topic of my pet peeve blog. hahaha

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              grega85 5 years ago

              Nice lens :) tnx

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              Enjoyed your Lens. It was very entertaining!! Nice to see a lighthearted Lens for a change of pace.

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              DelightfulDanie 5 years ago

              I have so many! It most have felt good to rant about these. . .

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              AJ 5 years ago from Australia

              I can relate to yours and the dog's pet peeves!

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              Totus Mundus 5 years ago

              My pet peeve is pet peeves.

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              bofirebear 5 years ago

              Very good list of Pet Peeves even reminded of some I had forgotten.

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              greenmind 5 years ago

              Wow -- I honestly did not expect much from the title, but you WORKED IT. Pretty inspiring. I'm getting busy starting now...

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              Good to learn about your pet peeves.

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              Ladyeaglefeather 5 years ago

              Great lens

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              Michey LM 5 years ago

              Great lens on pet peeves Poddy, this list include a couple of mines as well.

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              capturedbykc 5 years ago

              @Pam Irie: I am the same way! Ask me a stupid question, you'll receive a sarcastic stupid answer LOL

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              capturedbykc 5 years ago

              Great lens! Many of my pet peeves are listed here. One of them though, I did not see and that is people using the Lord's name in vain. It bothers me because it is rude. To me, I frankly do not care if you believe in God or Jesus Christ... that is your choice, but have a bit of respect for the people around you who may. This especially erks me when it is said around elders and small children.

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              transcriptioncity 5 years ago

              Good idea for a lens! Enjoyed it.

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              DollarTycoon 5 years ago

              Funny but true stuff. Good Job!

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              thesuccess2 5 years ago

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              Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

              My pet peeve is stupid questions. I'm sorry, I'm sure I ask stupid questions all the time, but when someone asks me a stupid question, it peeves the heck out of me. Yes, I'm awful (but truthful). haha

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              Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

              I can certainly relate to this lens! Many of my pet peeves are listed here. You've done a really wonderful job with this! Thanks!

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              natashaely 5 years ago

              This is such an excelelnt page and very funny in places, some people irritate me more than others, why can't they just be like me lol!

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              Close2Art LM 5 years ago

              I'm going to name my next pet, Peeves, great page!!!Blessed

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              anonymous 5 years ago

              Returning to refresh myself on your pet peeves and have been here for like 3 days, this has sure grown and offers fun for everyone....even the dogs are getting into the act!

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              sherridan 5 years ago

              Great lens - ever thought of taking up meditation??

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              Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

              A lot of my pet peeves involve oblivious people (on cell phones). Hey, folks, get off the phone and talk to the people you are with and interact with your child.

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              VillaDejaBlue 5 years ago

              Nice lens.

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              Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

              My pet peeve: While driving the speed limit, vehicles come close up behind me or I see them doing it to someone else. They want you to move over into the other lane. I usually will move over but If I am turning left soon I will not. If we ever had to stop fast, there surely would be an accident. A lot of drivers in Canada do this ... it's plain rude and dangerous to boot.

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              Heidi 5 years ago from Benson, IL

              Totally enjoyed your Lens. Since I spend so much time here on Squidoo, the so-called "Lensmasters" who produce nothing but subpar Lenses with loads of links is also a pet peeve for me. I like ones like this where it's obvious that you put some time and thought into it.

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              Holysheepskin LM 5 years ago

              How fun is this lens! My biggest pet peeve is probably when people say what? and then answer you...why do that? obviously you heard me! The other is kids with no manners!

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              Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

              P.S. You should write your book "I Only Wanted An Simple Life". It would make an interesting read. Don't give up on the idea.

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              Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

              Some of the same pet peeves. One more for me is when you are at a stop light and the car next to you has their music so loud you can hear it even with your windows closed. My husband can't stand it when a person stays out in the passing lane and doesn't move over so others can pass.

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              hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

              good one. driving in the passing lane really gets my goat.

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              lilymom24 5 years ago

              Good lens on pet peeves and I can relate to the cell phone pet peeve.

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              Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

              Tickled me this did.. I have read a few really great lenses today, I'll be smiling through the day... thank you!

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              WriterJanis2 5 years ago

              You covered some great ones here.

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              colleenw1 5 years ago

              Great lens! One of my pet peeves is how some people seem to think that their turn signals on their car are just decorative accents!!!! Aaarrgghh!!!!

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              miaponzo 5 years ago

              Cute and realistic! Blessed!

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              miaponzo 5 years ago

              Cute and realistic! Blessed!

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              David Dove 5 years ago

              And I thought it was just me....

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              Morgannafay 5 years ago

              You had me howling with laughter when I read a dogs pet peeves! lol

              Also it seems most peoples pet peeves are the driving thing. My significant other gets most mad in the car I think. He calls the slow drivers, or drivers that take so long to clear an intersection, um thumb d*cks. HAHAHHA

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              rainydaz 5 years ago

              Good to know someone else shares some of my pet peeves.