Monday, March 1, 2010

Pet Peeves

I got this idea from my friend Kristie at Writer's Block. She listed her pet peeves & so I decided to do mine, too.

People who don't use their turn signals

Rudeness and bad manners in all forms

Bad grammar just grates on my ears

Public bathrooms

Wal-Mart, Kmart and Sears - cheap clothes make me itch

The salespeople at, for instance, Gap and Maurices, who try to get to you to sign up for one of their credit cards and don't take no for answer--they ask you 3 times

People who call me and cough in my ear

People who call a company & are completely unprepared for what they are going to say

People who call and complain that they can't hear you because their TVs are turned up too loud

People who let their children run loose in stores & restaurants and on airplanes and don't even attempt to control them or discipline them

People who leave mean anonymous comments on blogs

People who don't keep their word and cancel plans at the last minute all the time
I am sure I could think of more, but these are probably enough. Now I sound all crabby--ha ha!

I don't like to be all negative, so I am going to balance these with some positive things. Things that I like.

People who spell my first name right and my last name, too, and even remember to capitalize the J!

People who let me merge in traffic -- good karma for them

Getting cards in the mail - thank you cards, holiday cards, just because cards

Finding a new writer or a new blog

Fancy bathrooms at nice restaurants and upscale stores

Nordstrom, Tiffanys and Kate Spade

The feeling of paying off a credit card

Dogs and cats

Making new friends through blogging

Keeping old friends and knowing you can count on them

How about you? What are some of your pet peeves? What are some things that you are grateful for?


lbluca77 said...

I'm not a fan of Wal-Mart either. Not for the clothes, just mostly because that store is always a giant mess. It always looks like a bomb went off in there.

But I will say Wal Mart is a good place to buy electronics, they are always less expensive than other places.

Meredith Travels said...

hehe when I was reading I got mixed up and missed the line declring that you would start writing about things you like. I literally said to myself "she doesn't like new blogs? ohhhh no. OR DOGS AND CATS? I have to reread, I must have missed something!"

happy Tuesday! I hope your days is filled with doggies, people who let you merge, and lots of wonderful mail (or male)!

Lesli said...

Meredith, that would be pretty bad if my pet peeves included cats & dogs and Kate Spade, Tiffany and Nordstrom--ha ha ha!

Emily - yes, Wal-Mart does always look like a bomb went off & how come there is always a dirty diaper in the parking lot? I am just saying!

Kristie said...

I've never understood why some parents let their children run around like wild indians in a department store. That seriously bothers me as well.

Kristie said...

Oh, and thank you for linking this post back to my blog! So sweet.