Thursday, November 6, 2008

My 10 Worst Pet Peeves!

Today I am participating in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop! Visit her site for more and probably better stories and lists!
As always she has given several options for us that play along, and as always most of them require more creativity than I can usually muster up. But for the heck of it, I am going to give it another try this week!

This is My Top 10 Worst Pet Peeves
(not in any particular order as they are all my worst pet peeves)

1. Laundry, I hate it! What is the point! It piles up, you have to fold it, it sits, it gets wrinkled! And I swear it never fails, the kids never put theirs away. It just ends up right back in the basket and gets washed again! And there I am at square one again!
2. Telemarketers! Need I say more! But I will. They call at all hours; during dinner, during my favorite CSI episodes, interrupting my blog time, interrupting....ahem....sleep! No I don't want to switch from DirecTV to Dish, No I don't want to send your company money, and Hell no I do not have time to take your stupid survey!
3. Dust! It's everywhere. It gets in my nose, it tickles, it teases, it makes me sneezes! Ha Ha! I live in trailer for Pete's sake. ( Hence one of the reasons for moving.) It is not air tight, so why would it be dust tight?! I can dust, and 5 seconds later it's time to dust again.
4. McDonald's Happy Meal Toys! They are never ending. Once a week I go thru the kids' toys to throw away all the crap toys that no one plays with. Always, and I mean always there are over 20 of these dang things. What are bunnies? Do they multiply. Why can't McD's have something neat that every kid wants to play with for more than 20 minutes?
5. Idiot drivers! If you can't go at least the speed limit, can you pull over so the rest of us can? I can't stand this. I have places to go, people to see, and kids to pick up from school before the "late" deadline, or I have to pay a dollar for every minute that I am late! Move it or lose it...Sister!
6. Wasted electricity! Really children, is it that hard to reach up 2 inches on your way out the door of your bedroom/bathroom to shift the light switch, that takes less than .25 lbs of pressure, to the off position?! I don't think so!
7. My kids' idea of cleaning their room! I'm sure every mother has had to deal with this! MOM-Hey did you get your room cleaned? CHILD-Yes mom! MOM-Did you clean it the way I like it? CHILD-Yes mom! MOM-SO...I can come and check it right now and it will be spotless, just the way I like it? CHILD-Well..........(imagine child running lightning fast toward their bedroom to get it cleaned)!
8. Dirty Dishes! Okay seriously just put your dirty dishes in the dish washer. It takes no more time to put them in the dish washer than it does to throw them in the sink! I'm not asking you to clean them off, I am not asking you to put the clean ones away. Just put the nasty, dirty, stinky dishes in the dish washer! PLEASE!
9. Waiting in lines! The Post Office in town is notorious for making people wait in line. The bank, the local Wal-Mart, the best fast food place, it's even worse. And the worst part is that while you are standing there waiting, patiently of course, you have time to get a good look around wherever you are. It never fails there are always employees standing around talking to each other! YES to each other. Watching the line grow bigger and bigger. GET TO WORK PEOPLE!
10. Nail Biting! Ugh, make me gag! Seriously do you know what is under even the cleanest people's fingernails? No...and you don't want to know! So just think what is under those nasty dirty unclean fingernails. Nail biting rates right up there with picking your nose. Don't Do it! It's disgusting, and no you can't have a drink/bite of my soda/candy bar! GROSS!


Sam said...

ha ha - laundry it a peeve of mine too and the thing is....there's only me!!!!

LazyCrazyMama said...

LOL! I think we'd get along great! I am so with you on the laundry, the dishes... and the dust - we are overwhelmed w/dust here... and the McDonald's toys!! Oh I sooo hear you there!! and the kids cleaning their rooms... crazy!! ;)

Michelle said...

Ok! Reading your list, I realized I forgot a few!

Telemarketers as a suggestion though, go sign up for the national do not call registry. It's totally legit (sponsored by the FCC) with no cost. I work for a company in marketing, and I know what we need to go through to ensure we're following the law. It won't put you on any lists, I swear. And if someone violates it, you have the joy (truly -- I've done it) of reporting them to the FCC with them getting a $1,000 per violation fine if found guilty. Ahhhhhh :)

Dust -- I have the same issue, and I'm in a house. Trailer doesn't cause the problem unfortunately. And I hate dust. And I hate when the wee ones "catch" the dust.

Oooo, the people going 35 in the 50 on the 2 lane road. SO SO irritates me. Is it that hard? 45 I could sort of understand but get under 43 and....

Sadly the electricity wasting is my husband. He DOESN'T get it. I walk around flipping off lights constantly. The wee ones? They turn off lights. Mommy's rubbing off.

Oh, and the dishes. It so grosses me out when dishes are in the sink. I can't touch them then. If the dishwasher is clean, put them on top of the dishwasher. Wet gross food is so much worse than crusty (if any) gross food. And if the dishwasher is currently accepting dirty dishes, DO NOT put them on top of the dishwasher. My dear husband, you can spare the extra 30 seconds.

The only one I can't relate to at all is the PO. Our post office is the NICEST one I've ever seen. They're so sweet and talk to you without wasting time, and there's so rarely a line, let alone more than 2 or 3 people deep. Move up by me ;)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Laundry, kids cleaning their room, dishes...there's a pattern here! Nice list!

Drama Mama said...

OH! I am with ya on the laundry thing...and where the eff do all the socks go???? I think we have ONE of each pairs. Every morning we have sock drama...I say its fiiiine... as long as they are both one will EVER notice!

Vanessa said...

#8 is one of mine too, except my hubby will load the entire dishwasher but not run it. The easiest part! Stick the little cleaner thing and push the button! There is nothing worse than opening the dishwasher after dirty dishes have been sitting in there all night. :)

Great list!

La Pixie said...

lol, I love your list!

dust... in AZ... its a sad part of life.

KatandBlue said...

K, weird, because I just posted a similar entry in my blog BEFORE reading yours! Check it out.
I am glad we have this tool to keep tighter tabs on each other for the future...

Mama Kat said...

Number four is SO true!! I hate those toys! And then I feel guilty for throwing them away...I bet some child in Africa would really love a possessed looking wizard of oz monkey.

Chris said...

Wow! The vehemence here is tangible. I'm feeling your rage!

GNO Gals, Jyl and Carissa said...

Hey that was hard work! Am IMPRESSED! MamaKat scares me btw. I need to go over there and just see...