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Old 01-21-2010, 05:49 AM   #41
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Hey, I love American Idol! But, yeah, I do have pet peeves.

1. People who drive too fast or too slow during winter weather.
2. Big SUV's parked on either side of my car.
3. The Beltway.
4. Increased tolls on the Dulles Toll Road.
5. Drivers from Maryland.
6. The Springfield "mixing bowl".
7. Having to get an emmissions inspection.
8. HOV lanes.
9. I-95.
10. People texting or talking on cell phones while driving.

Wait a minute, all my peeves seem to be car or traffic related Welcome to the Washington, DC area.
Just returned from two days in DC.
Too many politicians, lawyers and bureaurocrats.
Manipulating our lives and workplaces with unnecessary rules.
Glad to be back in the deep South.
Old times here are not forgotten.
Retiring in a couple of months.
Sincerely hope that was the last trip to DC.
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:51 AM   #42
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Here's my list - all regarding my daughter's use of my kitchen/house.

Leaving the cupboards and drawers open
Not loading dirty dishes in the dish washer
Leaving dishes on the floor in living room
Leaving clothes in the dryer after they are dry
Leaving lights on when not even home

Oh, and I love her very much even with these little annoyances.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:42 AM   #43
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Yappy dogs that are let out at 11 PM, 4 AM, or various other inconvenient times that sit outside and yip at your house constantly for an hour at a time.

To take an example at random.
OK, now you've got a good reason to move. Just make sure the new location doesn't have the same problems.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #44
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I guess this will sound trivial but here goes......

I can't stand to make a purchase when the total comes out to be something like $5.03 and I don't have the change. This results in receiving a handful of coins that I put into my pocket and I just don't like that at all.
Anyone else have this "change phobia"? I love the little "penny bowls" near the registers and always put my pennies into them, and take a few out when I need to.
I've found the solution to this one. I have a little leather coin purse manly coin satchel that I put in my pocket whenever I go out. My checklist by the door includes "Take coin purse manly coin satchel."
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The seven-day forecast on the local news bugs me. They rarely (I'm serious) get the forecast correct for the next day, yet they have the nerve to pretend that they can tell what the weather's going to be next week. They know it's baloney, but they do it anyway.

Twice last week I canceled the next day's bike ride because the called for major rain, but it was clear all day.
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People who let their dogs bark for hours

Public restrooms (oh, I could write a book about this

Inconsiderate smokers (What "No Smoking" sign?
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repair guys who take forever to show up or DON'T show up when they are scheduled...and you hang out around the house all day waiting for them.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I know man, between park rangers and undercover police it's near impossible to hang out in 'em these days.
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repair guys who take forever to show up or DON'T show up when they are scheduled...and you hang out around the house all day waiting for them.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes! I agree. They could at least call. It was especially aggravating when I was working, because I was having to use vacation time all day for the "privilege" of sitting there waiting for someone who never showed up.
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Then, they show up....


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Then, they show up....
Wow, you have the same plumber I used to have!! When his new assistant shown in your photo arrived, he took THREE DAYS going back and forth between my house and a parts shop to fix a dripping faucet, and the bill was over $300.

He looked good, obviously, but not good enough to make me want to call that plumber ever again.
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repair guys who take forever to show up or DON'T show up when they are scheduled...and you hang out around the house all day waiting for them.....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amen. Before cell phones there was at least a vague excuse - now - nada!
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Here's my cat Bob. His pet peeve? Not enough Fancy Feast.
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