Writing Can Be Murder

June 20, 2010

Top 10 Pet Peeves

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 6:53 pm

I stole this idea from the brilliant Jennifer Hillier

Her list actually has some sort of order to it. Mine does not.

10. Reality shows that exist solely to illustrate what nasty, backstabbing jerks people can be.

9. Those damn misting machines in the supermarket that seem to wait until you’re reaching for produce to release their spray.

8. Idiots who zigzag in and out of traffic. Apparently they think they’re the only ones who need to get to their destination.

7. Motorcyclists who ride on the shoulder or btwn cars when there’s traffic. Drivers are supposed to watch out for motorcycles, but it’s perfectly okay for the bikers to break the law. WTF?

6. Calling an 800 number and having to listen to the same ad on an endless loop.

5. People who never shut up and then believe that they’re sterling conversationalists.

4. People who don’t bag their own groceries, then give the poor cashier a hard time, then pay with a check (which they haven’t even taken out by the time the cashier has put their bags in the cart).

3. Not being able to have a cup of decent coffee (for any reason).

2. Authors who don’t respect the rules of the reality they’ve created. If I ever meet JK Rowling I’m going to call her on this!! (like I’m sure she’ll care).

1. Smokers — anywhere…on the planet. Even the most considerate smokers reek…they just don’t know it.

So tell me, what are some of YOUR pet peeves?



  1. I agree with all of these, especially number one. I don’t particularly care if people pollute their bodies (that’s their business). But when they pollute my air, that’s my business. Even outside, when I see someone smoking a few feet away, it rankles me. BECAUSE I CAN SMELL IT. It makes me wish I could fart on command. In their direction. Fair’s fair, right?

    Comment by Jenny — June 21, 2010 @ 2:17 pm | Reply

  2. Jenny — Sounds fair to me, lol. Smokers, no matter how considerate they are, have no idea of how much they reek. Even if someone goes outside to smoke the smell still clings to them. Even if they smoke in their car, I can smell it in my car. Blah, blah, blah.

    Comment by love2wryte — June 21, 2010 @ 5:50 pm | Reply

  3. Reality TV in general is my pet peeve – but the worst part of it is when the media refers to people as ‘reality STARS’ To me, a star is someone who has talent, who shines. These people don’t shine, they just make a$$hats out of themselves for the public.

    My second biggest peeve is automated telephone systems where when you try to follow the prompts and have the computer answer your question, it can’t and you still end up having to talk to a live person, who could have solved your problem much faster if you could have only talked to them first.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — June 21, 2010 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

  4. Jennifer — lol, I know exactly what you mean. Too bad the first option is never, “to speak to a real, live, human being press 1”

    Comment by love2wryte — June 22, 2010 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

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