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What is your biggest pet peeve?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 1, 2011

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“Rude people who are intolerant of alternative lifestyles.”

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“People who don’t blow their nose.”

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“Barking dogs at any time of the day.”

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“I don’t see that the public policy has learned much from the financial meltdown.”

Comments

labmonkey 3 years, 6 months ago

Notice that his occupation was "disabled."

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 6 months ago

Not knowing where my keys or wallet are. I absolutely must know where they are at all times.

Bill Lee 3 years, 6 months ago

People who don't turn their headlights on when visability is reduced by weather or time of day/night. I don't care if they can see where they're going without them. After all, the life saved may be mine.

killjoy 3 years, 6 months ago

People who fail to use their signals at roundabouts.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 6 months ago

People who say "unique" when they mean "unusual".

grammaddy 3 years, 6 months ago

Grown folks who cannot see what needs to be done, and just do it, without being asked. They have lived with me for over 10 years and should know what is expected by now. Don't step over your kids' toys, pick them up! Grass grows, mow it! The City has always been here to collect trash by 10 a.m.Why can't the cans be brought back to the house before you leave for work at noon. I could go on and on with this but I think you get the point. Grow up! YOUR Mother does not live here.

somedude20 3 years, 6 months ago

Cut and paste commenters. ...and people who misuse the words "loose" & "lose". I hate those loosers! ...and people who continuously post to get a thread to be the most read thread

gphawk89 3 years, 6 months ago

Smacking food. Please chew with your mouth closed.

That being said, there's a new guy at work in the next cube over that, instead of blowing his nose, snorts. Suddenly and extremely loudly. And repeatedly. Scares the bejeebers out of me when it happens. I've started wearing headphones to combat the problem but it doesn't help much. Anyone know how to nicely tell a grown man that he should maybe use a tissue?

LadyJ 3 years, 6 months ago

Come in early, or wait til he goes to the bathroom, and put a couple of boxes of tissues on his desk. Better yet, have them opened with tissues sticking out ready for use.

riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months ago

I third this motion. Just a mental image of Brokeback or my rep Terrilois (that's a name?) Gregory puts me in vomit mode.

I_Bejewel 3 years, 6 months ago

Loud cell phone talkers. People who stand too close to you in lines. Fake laughter.... I could go on, but I have a big pet peeve about people who don't know when to shut up.

Ron Holzwarth 3 years, 6 months ago

"people who don't know when to shut up."

Yes indeed. Some people simply don't understand what it means when a person starts fidgeting with his/her watch, and then starts taking a look at it now and then, and the very boring story goes on and on and on,,,

Chrissy Neibarger 3 years, 6 months ago

People who always have to top a story with one of their own. and people who either don't use turn signals or forget to turn theirs off.

Ceallach 3 years, 6 months ago

Antidisestablishmentarianism and spell check.

LadyJ 3 years, 6 months ago

♥Hug♥ We're here for you Whitney.

phoggyhawk 3 years, 6 months ago

Overuse and misuse of the word "literally." "Like, OMG, I LITCHRULEE thought DeAndre Daniels would commit to Kansas by now!"

Flap Doodle 3 years, 6 months ago

Seeing the same set of links posted on this award-winning website hundreds of times.

sissezz 3 years, 6 months ago

I hate when people BLOW thier noses while your eating..... sure i wanna eat while snot is be projected thru your snout. Thanks.... more gravy anyone?

kernal 3 years, 6 months ago

It's a toss up: drivers who think the roundabouts are Le Mans; tea partiers or people who take articles in The Onion literally.

riverdrifter 3 years, 6 months ago

People with ill-trained, undisciplined dogs -especially gun dogs.

labmonkey 3 years, 6 months ago

People on FB who post 20 times daily about the trivial things they are doing, what their baby is doing, or spam their political and/or religious beliefs.

The "Missouri cutoff," where a Missouri driver cuts you off then proceeds to drive 10 mph under the speed limit.

The fact that sites/shows like TMZ and OMG exist and get viewers.

labmonkey 3 years, 6 months ago

The fact that automakers have quit making good looking cars and are producing ugly a^^ boxes on wheels that are modeled off the damn Prius.

Sheryl Wiggins 3 years, 6 months ago

+1
(even if my mind did go in a direction that I"m sure you didn't intend)

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

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Marty_McFly 3 years, 6 months ago

oops...people who can't remember Biff Tannen.

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

I hate it when my neighbor beats on my door at 3:00AM. That's the only time I have for practicing my bagpipes . . .

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

When my FIL treats me like I couldn't possibly know what to do because I'm a youngster. He's 84, I'm 63 . . .

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Commercials that ask "Is this drug for you?" then doesn't tell you what it's for . . .

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Being told "I'll call you back, I'm getting a call!"

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

I think you should all know that the 21st named storm of this hurricane season will be Whitney. As in "Tropical Storm Whitney" or "Category 5 Hurricane Whitney."

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo_atl.shtml

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Let's hope it can live up to it's namesake!

;-)

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

When the doctor refers to arthritis as "minor pain"

Sheryl Wiggins 3 years, 6 months ago

hmmmmm when I hold the door open for someone and they trot right on past as if they are royalty, not only do they not say thanks, they don't even acknowledge that I'm standing there. So I've been known to say "you're welcome" which only embarasses the person I'm wit not the idiot who can't be bothered to be courteous. (er, not that I'm bitter)

like when someone like says the word like 87 times in like one sentence.

Teenage girls--mostly---who end every sentence slightly higher in tone so it ends up sounding like they are asking a question. I'm sure I have more but I've just taken my medication :-)

dogsandcats 3 years, 6 months ago

All of the above, and also "to" vs. "too" and "your" and "you're". As in, "I think your pretty to" NOOOOO.

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

That I share only 50% of my genes with my siblings but 98% with chimpanzees

begin60 3 years, 6 months ago

KU HR foul play and abuse of police power

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

When the spouse says"Does this make me look fat?"

Flap Doodle 3 years, 6 months ago

"Whitney ravages the Gulf Coast" "Thousands flee the wrath of Whitney" {practicing headline writing for the hurricane season}

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

When I can't get in the cookie isle at Walmart due to overcrowding

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

When I'm doing the speed limit and merging traffic honks at me!

rockchalker52 3 years, 6 months ago

Trolls who bait me into crankiness. It only happened once, but that was during basketball season, so I'm allowed a pass.

Okay, okay, so it happened twice, but that one guy... he was so mean.

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

When people walk away from me when I'm talking, as if what I say is of no importa . . . . HEY! Come back here I wasn't DONE!

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Excessive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exclamation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Points !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

21st storm of the season. It's possible. I can get a Whitney storm.

Fixed_Asset 3 years, 6 months ago

Bloggers who watch daytime fluff TV and then blog about it - posting 90% of the responses so it looks as if it is a really interesting blog.

equalaccessprivacy 3 years, 6 months ago

Street harassment in Lawrence, the capital of offensive, presumptuous strangers! If you have been trained up by your parents to mindlessly approach strangers and stupidly ask, "Need help?" without considering that you may seem threatening or intrusive to those who weren't brought up in the boondocks you are far too intellectually challenged to have anything much to contribute to thinking, aware people in this world. Kindly learn to mind your own business and stop acting like you're God's gift who educated strangers must bow to and appreciate. No one wants attention from Bozos!

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

All the storm names for 2012 have been decided also. Not a Roe among 'em

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

I sent you a PM, but can certainly post my response here publicly if you'd prefer that instead.

wmathews 3 years, 6 months ago

It does make sense to delete the comment telling you to shut up. I didn't make that connection before. I'll admit I was wrong. What would help is if you flag comments. Then I won't miss them.

LadyJ 3 years, 6 months ago

Whitney, check for your nickname, what was that again?

onehotmomma 3 years, 6 months ago

People who do their "warsh". Or go to "Warshington". Just do your laundry and go to DC for heavens sake! Or when someone says "I seen that". Or if they have a great "ideal" or an "idear". The misuse of "less" and "fewer".

booyalab 3 years, 6 months ago

Those annoy me too. I also hate prepositions at the end of the sentence, though I think it's pretty common in the midwest. I've lived in MN and KS. People in MN end sentences with "with" (are you coming with?). People in KS end sentences with "at" (where is it at?). Grrrr.

LadyJ 3 years, 6 months ago

Places that sell Krispy Kreme donuts. Now somebody tells me that Dillons is going to start selling them. Their donuts were much better than Krispy Kreme, guess I'll have to go somewhere else.

trinity 3 years, 6 months ago

ill-i-NOY (phoenetic spelling) NOT ill-a-NOISE!!!! gawds!
and carnies...they have small hands and smell like cabbage...

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

Arguing with the posters makes the Goddess appear weak. She owns the fork. Damn the torpedoes, Give 'em Hell, Put it where the sun don't shine.

520dude 3 years, 6 months ago

People that use the car remote to lock their doors and have to hear the damn horn honk.

Oh, pull up your pants.

goodcountrypeople 3 years, 6 months ago

Busybodies rank highly on my list , and they seem homegrown and native to Lawrence. As W.C. Fields says, "It ain't what they call you; it's what you answer too." This aphorism works well in more civilized places, but in Lawrence too many have dispensed with speech entirely and adopted ways of living that involve molesting complete strangers and then breaking their arms patting themselves on the back for their kiss-to kill "helpfulness." It's difficult to prevail against such mass, aggressive ambushing among people who've never thought to realize (probably aren't smart enough) that helping involves decently respecting equal opportunity and boundaries and is always in the eye of the beholder.

So pitifully blind to spirit--too incompetent to recognize and appreciate competence

RoeDapple 3 years, 6 months ago

begin60, equalaccessprivacy and goodcountrypeople, three birds of a feather. They could form a club but each would be too good for the others . . .

booyalab 3 years, 6 months ago

“Rude people who are intolerant of alternative lifestyles.”

Rudeness and intolerance could be considered "alternative lifestyles", or is there an unspoken list of approved alternative lifestyles...the rest of which are ok to condemn?

booyalab 3 years, 6 months ago

Typos in published material. I'm ok with bad spelling in casual, personal exchanges. But just knowing that someone got paid for sloppy editing, makes it so that I often won't finish reading it out of principle.

Loud cell phone conversations. Especially when you know that they know people are listening so they get even louder and more dramatic, as if it's a performance.

yourworstnightmare 3 years, 6 months ago

Being bugged and asked questions while walking down the street.

kernal 3 years, 6 months ago

People who fill up bags meant for grass clippings with weeds. Those bags are for future mulch, not future weeds. Where do you think some of our local landscapers get that compost you pay them for?

Jay_lo 3 years, 6 months ago

People who say PIN number - (Personal Identification Number number) or ATM machine -( Automated Teller Machine machine.)

Pete_Schweti 3 years, 6 months ago

People who camp in the left lane on K-10

CloveK 3 years, 6 months ago

People who camp in the left lane period!

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