Thursday, February 02, 2006

Pet Peeves #338-#343

It was one of those days where I ran into one thing after another that drives me crazy. And, yes, I will admit, its not a very long drive....

#338 - REALLY bad breath. Do people with bad breath NOT know they have bad breath? When my mouth gets skanky, I know it. And, I use a mint or something. I do not lean in and talk even closer to someone to make sure the green fumes from my sewer mouth go up their nostrils. (this one made my previous pet peeves list too but it really deserves to be on the list twice!!)

#339 - What's the difference between a beauty mark and a mole? Uh, how about 20 long black hairs growing out of it! Try to take your eyes off of that and have some semblence of a conversation.

#340 - Really scary movies. When I was younger the movie When A Stranger Calls scared the pee-pee out of me then. I sure ain't gonna see it again now as a remake. I am sure there is gallons more blood now.

#341 - Poorly Behaved Parents. Yes, their children are awful too but I blame the parents. Do not get anyone else to do your dirty work, like dad or some other mom at the scout meeting. If you tell little Billy he needs to stop doing something than you make him stop doing it! The rest of us don't think its cute when you shrug your shoulders and your child continues to act like a raving lunatic.

#342 - Grocery store bag boys who don't even offer to take my groceries to my car. I'm not gonna let you but I would at least like to do the dance - "Would you like help to your car?" Me: "That's okay, thank you!"

#343 - The Super Bowl. It lasts like 5 hours. I know I will want to leave the party we are going to early and then I will feel bad cuz the game is not over yet. Hey, its a Sunday night. Give me a break!


  • #341: AMEN, SISTER!

    By Blogger The Queen Mama, at 2/02/2006 9:19 PM  

  • I'm totally with you on #340 and #341. We went to see Scream after someone told us it was "funny" I walked out just about the time Drew Barrymore got disemboweled.

    Lazy parents do more harm that can be measured. Have you ever tried to teach these kids in a school setting or work with them in your office? Miserable. Be the grown up and make your children responsible for themselves.

    By Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen, at 2/02/2006 10:54 PM  

  • Sooo with you on the bad breath. How hard is it to keep a pack of gum in your pocket. I know it happens to the best of us sometimes, but when someone breathes death-breath on me, my opinion of them drops a few notches. I can't help it.
    Poor oral hygiene is disgusting.

    By Anonymous TB, at 2/02/2006 11:10 PM  

  • Where on earth did you find a grocery store that helps you to your car? In must be a Southern thing, because it sure ain't happening in the Northeast.

    Up here, we consider ourselves fortunate if the bagger remembers to put the loaf of bread on top of the gallon of milk, and not under it.

    By Blogger The Gradual Gardener, at 2/03/2006 6:57 AM  

  • Pet Peeve - teachers who pile on tests and projects because it almost the end of the six week grading period

    Pet Peeve - parents who change their lives due to the whims of a 5-year old

    Pet Peeve - bad breath

    I'm sure I have more - but that's all I can think of at this time of morning.

    By Anonymous tlc, at 2/03/2006 7:17 AM  

  • Re: poorly behaved parents. I hear you, Sister!

    One thing I've noticed after living in Europe for almost a year: you see more dogs in restaurants than kids (unless it's fast food). And the dogs and their owners are perfectly behaved. If your kid can't sit, stay, heel--he/she shouldn't be out and about. Or consider a shorter leash.

    By Anonymous V-Grrrl, at 2/03/2006 9:16 AM  

  • Sometimes I worry that I have bad breath and I don't know it. I always tell people that I'm 'hard-of-smelling' hoping that they'll understand.

    By Blogger Renee, at 2/03/2006 9:21 AM  

  • I can top your bad breath peeve.

    I had class on Tuesday, and was happy to see a girl I knew from a previous class. Until she moved her seat to sit next to me.

    She REEKED of body odor. A 20 year old girl, pretty, nice, and absolutely odiferous. I spent 80 minutes with my hand over my nose, trying not to breathe her in, and when I left I was nauseous and had a headache.

    Today I have a tube of obnoxious vanilla hand cream that I intend to ward her off with. Either that, or I'm wearing a necklace of garlic.

    By Anonymous candy, at 2/03/2006 9:36 AM  

  • Oooooh, the moles. I notice that other cultures leave them on. As in, lots of them. And they're big, huge, and hairy. Not to offend anyone, but usually they are Indian women. Maybe they don't think that it's ugly. Well, as an American snob I'll go for EW GET THAT OFF YOUR FACE!!

    I'm one of those parents. My children are completely out of control and you can't spank children in the good ole USA anymore. By the end of the day at the restaurant I am ready to pass out, cry, murder them, or all three. They even do it at my house where I can shreik at them properly. I ended up with three hyperactive brats and they do it at the same time. It's exhausting.

    By Anonymous Nilla, at 2/03/2006 9:39 AM  

  • 338: I know when my mouth tastes like something crawled in there and died, it's probably hazardous to breath on anything/one. I'm totally confused by why people ignore this. Gum is CHEAP people.

    340: Did you hear about that recent horror flick that was causing people to have massive panic attacks and pass out? NO THANK YOU. Why would I pay for that sort of torture?

    343: Amen sista! Bring two cars and leave when you're ready.

    By Blogger Tink, at 2/03/2006 9:47 AM  

  • Apathetic parents are the worst! In extreme cases, I take to talking to the children myself. Ex. Something as egregious as if a strange child starts going through my purse in a crowded restaurant and I say, "Please don't do that. It's not nice to touch other peoples' things." 9 times out of 10, such parents will get all insulted and give me dirty looks, and I want to say, FUCK YOU, I PROBABLY JUST SAVED YOUR CHILD FROM A LIFE OF BEING A COMPULSIVE PICKPOCKET.

    Mmmmm, Friday.

    By Blogger Arabella, at 2/03/2006 12:48 PM  

  • Tell me about the Super Bowl! Jeez! Even the Sex and the City finale didn't last THAT long. What, like 45 minutes?

    By Blogger Melanhead, at 2/03/2006 8:26 PM  

  • OH! OH! OH! Here is one of my Pet Peeves... You know those people that don't give you "the wave" when you perform random acts of kindness from behind the wheel like....

    The times you let another driver pull out in front of you?

    or go first at the 4 way stop?

    or are so kind as to slow down and let them slide in when the lane ahead is closed down due to constuction?

    Whaz' up with that? It really pisses me off! How hard is it to put your hand up and give "the wave" of thanks? There never seems to be a shortage of those who will happily throw that hand right up and give me "the finger". Is waving really that much harder to do?

    Come is the simple little things that can make the world a better place. Next time, just give the damn wave.

    As for unruly children and the parents to lazy to deal with them??? Oh don't get me started!!!!!!!

    By Anonymous Carol, at 2/03/2006 8:40 PM  

  • Okay...I left a comment here, but I can't find it. I think I agreed with everyone here. Misbehaving children are mostly the products of lazy parents.

    By Blogger wordgirl, at 2/05/2006 12:29 PM  

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