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My Pet Peeves

Updated on January 18, 2013

Just thought I'd share some of my top pet peeves and to why they are at the top. Feel free to leave any comments or thoughts, thanks for reading!

Toilet Seat

Kinda an odd way to start off the article, but I think it's the most important one. Women always complain that men always leave the toilet seat up and I'm sure there are some men that complain about the opposite that women always keep the toilet seat down. In my view (FYI. I'm a guy) both men and women are wrong in this situation. Here's why, flushing is inevitable for both gender when using the toilet which should be done with the toilet lid down to prevent any uprising of waste particles. The particles don't have to be visible for it to spread, just like when you cough or sneeze into your elbow to avoid spreading the germs. A toilet seat comes with a toilet lid for this is the very reason. So back to my pet peeve point, the toilet lid should be down after you are finished therefore everyone should be lifting the toilet lid up when using.

Borrowing

It's not that I mind people borrowing my things, but it's when they they "forget" to contributes to my pretty peeves. Like when my family or friends come over and they see a Xbox or ps3 game they want to play and they ask to borrow it. By all means I don't have an issue with lending it out, they usually say "thanks, I'll return it when I'm done with it". 6 months pass and I don't have my game back so I think to myself "oh they've probably been pretty busy lately and didn't have time to pay it yet". A year pass and I still don't have my game back so I ask them about it and they usually say something like this "oh I finished it a while ago, just forgot to return it". When borrowing someone else's stuff, it's only common courtesy to return it as soon as you're done with it. Remember that they are only lending it out because of their kindness and are not obliged to in anyway so don't take that kindness for granted.

Teenagers

There are some teenagers who are overly proud of their money. Minimum wage is around $10/hr plus tips or commission if you're working in restaurant or sales. They blow their money on the most useless things all for attention and being perceived as rich. What they don't realize is their parents are paying for everything that is important like rent or mortgage, property tax, insurances, utility bills, food and living expenses. Given that the law prohibit kids from working too much, I'm guessing that they're making at most $1500 a month. They literally have every single penny of that to spend and they don't even pay taxes on that since its under $20000/year. Kids should be taught to save at a young age and not to spend every dollar they make.

Driving

People sometimes say I drive slow despite being a young male. Well I like to look at it as I'm driving smarter and safer. Some people glare at me when they pass me even though I'm driving at the maximum speed limit. There are 3 reasons why you don't want to drive over the speed limit in the city (2 for highways). First and probably the most important one, if your going over the speed limit you're probably weaving though traffic as well. You're chancing of getting into an accident are really high. If you're naive enough to think that you won't, how confident are you that the person you're weaving pass won't decide to change lanes, they can't react quickly enough since your speed is much higher than theirs. Secondly, no one wants as ticket. A speeding ticket can be as much as $200 depending on the severity, that's almost a days work pay! Lastly, traffic lights are timed and set. You won't ever hit all the green lights no matter how fast you are going, the guy you just pass will roll up to you at the next red light. So people just slow down, if you're late for something then you should have left earlier.

Buffets

I love going to buffets, it gives me more freedom to eat how I want. My pet peeve at a buffets is when people pile on mountains of food on their plates but never finish it. Honestly, you've been eating for a long time I'm sure you know how much you can fit in your stomach. Some restaurant charge money for unfinished food at buffets which I think is a wonderful idea. There are people starving in the world, and yet here there are people taking food for granted. If you want to sample everything take a little bit of each, go back for seconds or third if you need to.

How many of these also your pet peeves?

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    • dailytop10 profile image

      dailytop10 

      5 years ago from Davao City

      I enjoyed reading your hub from start until finish. Nevertheless, try to add videos or photos to spice things up. Thank you for sharing and welcome to hubpages!

    • stclairjack profile image

      Stclairjack 

      5 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks

      when on job sites i used to cary two pocket knives,.... nothing gets asked for more by toads on a job site than your pocket knife,... especialy if it gets out that you cary a nice one that you keep sharp,....

      and if your foolish enough to loan your nice Case pocket knife out and then wonder why you never see it again in a see of ill-prepared contrsuction workers,... you deserved it.

      thats why i cary two,... my nice one on the right,... and a truly beat to pieces turd dull paki-made model on the left,... loaned out freely to all who ask...... and strangely,... it almost always comes back.

      therefor turning a pet peve,... into a quiet giggle

    • killagoon profile imageAUTHOR

      killagoon 

      5 years ago from nowhere

      Thanks for the comment! Yea I totally agree with you. That's why I'm quite hesitant when lending stuff to certain people now. The stuff either comes back not in it's original condition or it doesn't come back at all.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 

      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      mine are similar with yours especially the "borrow" part. I also hate those people are irresponsible for their actions. It took me 3 years to get back my Baby Guide book from my sister in law and what makes me furious is she even draw lines, highlighted the pages which I didn't even leave a single dot on my books! Really annoying! Voted up

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