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Weigh In - What's Your Pet Peeve?
10/21/2008 - By by Lauren Covino

Weigh In - What's Your Pet Peeve?

What's Your Pet Peeve?


This morning I woke up and felt fantastic. The sun was shining through my bedroom window, I hadjust had a wonderful dream, and I could smell fresh bacon and pancakes cooking downstairs. “Nothing will ruin this day!” I thought, unaware of the deluge of pet peeves I was about to endure. After waiting several minutes for the freezing shower water to turn steamy, I realized my sister had used up all of the hot water. After the shower, shivering and dripping wet, I searched for my warmest pink sweater. When I found it I noticed a huge rip in the seam! My best friend had borrowed it last week, hadn’t she? At that point, I no longer needed a sweater to warm me up; I was burning inside with anger!

After choosing another outfit, I was anxious to run to the kitchen and fill my belly with a hearty meal, but none had been left for me! I scowled, then quickly grabbed my coat and car keys and stomped out the door. I could feel my chipper mood turning stale. On the radio there was nothing but commercials and chatter – the worst! As my car inched through traffic, I decided a stop at the bakery would lift my spirits. Just my luck, all of the corn muffins were sold out. Irate, I turned to leave and smacked right into a rack of gum, spilling it all to the floor.

Ever had a morning like this? Pet peeves are lurking everywhere, just waiting to turn smiles into frowns: the woman at your office with an obnoxious laugh, the gas station attendant who takes his precious time reaching your car, or a screaming baby with thoughtless parents casually chatting nearby. See what LivingInMedia readers had to say about their personal pet peeves and what annoys them to no end. What is your greatest pet peeve?






COLTS NECK 
 

“It really annoys me when people use the word “route” (rowt) instead of “route” (root).

—Jodie Nolte
 
“It’s very annoying when people constantly say ‘like’ after every other word.”

—Chiara Mancini

 
“People chewing with their mouths open is a definite pet peeve of mine.”

—Caitlyn DiMino

 
“I can’t stand when the same people are always late.”

—Bob Cimarosa


 
“Tapping fingers on the table in a nervous way really annoys me.”

—Kelsey Canta
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“My neighbors are famous for mowing their lawns and playingtheir radios early in the morning and that has developed as a pet peeve for me.”

—Jeanne Whitehall


 
“I really don’t like the sound that cotton balls make!”

—Dani Resch

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“These days, it is difficult to get a live operator on the phone. One of my biggest pet peeves is the voice prompts that I always get.”

—Christy Sagamon
 

“Obviously telemarketers!”

—Matt Loving
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“Girls that think makeup makes them beautiful are a pet peeve of mine. I wish natural beauty was appreciated more.”

—Cathryn Price

 
“I hate when you order a cup of tea at a restaurant and the waitress only half fills the cup with water. No refills on tea is also an annoyance of mine!”

—Kathie Nolte
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“I am very picky about the jeans I wear, so when I finally find a pair I like it really gets on my nerves if the store doesn’t have my size!”

—Suzanne Priggy
 

“It’s a pet peeve of mine when people don’t hold the door open for you.”

—Frank DellaFeminanhen
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“It’s extremely rude when others are chatting loudly on their cell phones in public; have some courtesy.”

—Jonathan Parker

 
“I hate losing at anything! I’m a very competitive person.”

—Gerald England

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“I look forward to reading my newspaper annoys me when the paper never arrives.”

—Jackson Simmons
 
“People that always try to cut me off on the road.”

—Carol Senatore
 
More business classes geared toward women. Woman should be learning more about corporate business, stocks, finance, and stuff like that. -Andrea Glazewski
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“My biggest pet peeve is asking a simple question to someone and receiving a longwinded answer.”

—Colin Krammer

 
“Bad drivers are something I cannot tolerate.”

—John DeGrazio

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“I would have tosay, people in general are my biggest pet peeve.”

—Andrew Silver

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“Waiting in the doctor’s office for my appointment for an hour is a huge annoyance for me.”

—Colleen Kellie

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“When someone has parked in two spaces in a parking lot – that annoys me!”

—Vincent Saltore

 
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“Dealing with and depending on unreliable people is definitely a pet peeve of mine.”

—John Allegra

 
“When people snap their gum as they chew it!”

—Nicole Papaleo

 
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“When people are smoking while I am eating dinner...”

—Alison Stanzione

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“When I see police officers on their cell phones while they are driving...I thought that was illegal!”

—Joeseph Grimaldi



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“Rude and inconsiderate people.”

—Julia Werkman

 
“I don’t like it when people are mean for no reason.”

—Krissy Cantin


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“We hate when teachers erase the blackboard and leave chalk marks!”

—Lindsay Tomaro and

Megan Kasler
 
“When someone is talking on their cell phone and driving at the same time. That is a major pet peeve.”

—Josh Greenstein
 
“Messy people annoy me badly.”

—Lori Cilmi
 
“I know it’s random, but whenever I am getting dressed in the morning and miss a belt loop.”

—Jay Silva
 
“People that brag about what they have really annoy me.”

—Brielle Kohler
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“My main pet peeve is watching someone talk badly about another and then turn around to be friendly with them. Phonies are the worst!”

—Kathryn O’Brien
 
“My pet peeve is people that bite their nails.”

—Megan Moran

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“I have no patience, so drivers that insist on staying in the left lane while cruising under the speed limit gets on my nerves big time.”

—Alison Shein

 
“When people snap their gum, it totally gets on my nerves.”

—Colleen Murphy
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“I cannot stand eating in a restaurant where there are smokers. Luckily, I will not have to be concerned with that much longer.”

—Alison Stanzione

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“I hate it when people drive 25mph in the fast lane. Get out of the way!”

—Andrew Yard

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“I cannot stand people that are constantly late for everything!”

—Jimmy Canney

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“Self-centered, egotistical people that only wish to talk about themselves – that is my pet peeve for sure.”

—Jessie Volpert

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“Lately my pet peeve has become all of this ridiculous reality TV.”


—Janice Parker
 
“I hate it when you are in a restaurant with someone that has to modify every single item on the menu. For example, “I’ll take a cheeseburger, but instead of a cheeseburger can you make it a chicken sandwich?”

—Eric Bonham


“A pet peeve of mine is when schools do not offer enough gymnasium time for kids.”

—Zachary Weingarten

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“It really annoys me when I spot an expensive item I’ve just bought, for 50% off on the sale rack!”


—Montana Ebba


 
“When I lived in Phoenix, the most annoying thing was people asking if I  was from ‘Joy-sey!’ No one in New  Jersey says it that way.”

—Megan Murray

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“The noise that a fork makes when it scrapes against a plate – that is a pet peeve of mine; and my sister always does it!”

—Justin Patricoff
 
“My pet peeve is running into someone you haven’t seen in a while and listening to them only talk about themselves the whole time.”

—Jeff Hemschoot

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“A real pet peeve of mine is people  that always say ‘yeah’ instead of ‘yes’.


—Stan Phelps
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“The one thing that really gets on my nerves is waiting for a table in a restaurant.”

—Morton Silver

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“I would have to say, people in general are my biggest pet peeve.”


—Andrew Silver
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“My biggest pet peeve is having a conversation with someone as they chew their food and talk.”

—Victoria Riggs

 
“My pet peeve is hearing the word “um” or “like” in every sentence. Makes it hard to concentrate on what the person is saying.”

—Elvir Caranay
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“Dealing with and depending on unreliable people is definitely a pet peeve of mine.”

—John Allegra
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“What else, but telemarketers?!”

—Johnny Applegate


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“My neighbors are famous for mowing their lawns and playing their  radios early in the morning and that has developed as a pet peeve for me.”


—Jeanne Whitehall


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“When people don’t hold the door for you.”

—Jonathan Parker

 




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