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My Pet Peeves


My Pet Peeves - I Have A List As Long As My Arm

I have list of My Pet Peeves that is as long as your arm. It has grown over the years as I have found a lot of things that irritate and annoy me. I thought that I would share them here so you could see if you also get irritated by the same things that I do.

So what is a Pet Peeve anyway?

My Pet Peeves are those little things in life that really annoy or frustrate you. It can be things that aren't designed or made correctly, or things that people do that just frustrate the heck out of you. So what drives you crazy?

Cell phone users are one of the biggest pet peeves that many people have these days. So many people are either loud and rude on their cell phones in public, or use them while driving. And why do some people insist on trying to eat a meal on a plate with a fork while driving too! The world is going crazy - and it's driving the rest of us crazy at the same time.

Driving! Now that's another Pet Peeve! There are so many bad drivers around. We have all seen them, maybe even been one at some point...

How about benefit scroungers? We all love to hate those people who choose to live off the state rather than work for a living (as distinct to those who are unemployed for no fault of their own).

To let people know your Pet Peeves, just add to the list further down the page. As well as adding your Pet Peeves, be sure to vote for the most annoying things on the list. And tell your friends if you like this page too so that they can add their's to the list.

So go on, tell us what gets on your goat. It can be something serious, or something really funny. We could all do with some more laughter, so please add your Pet Peeve to the list.

The "Pet Peeves In Squidville" image is one of many wonderful Squidville images from talented lensmaster Steve Thompson and is used under a Collective Commons License.


My Personal Pet Peeves

Ok, so what really truly annoys and frustrates me so much that I have to get on my soapbox and shout about it....

These are in no particular order, just the order that I thought of them in....

People who drive using their cell phones and are oblivious to the traffic around them. If they are not wavering out of their lane, they are driving so slow compared to the traffic in front, that cars are forced to go around them in order to catch up.

People who talk during Movies or Concerts. This really gets to me, especially at a concert, where they should be paying attention to the artist who is performing. I went to one concert last year and had 4 people in the row in front who did nothing but yap yap yap solidly through the whole performance. They weren't even watching the performer. It was so annoying.

On the subject of Squidoo, lenses that are just a list of links and nothing more. There are so many opportunities to create good lenses, that it saddens me to find those that are nothing more than a 3 line introduction and hundreds of eBay and Amazon links, and dozens of Flickr images. Such a shame, especially if it's supposed to be a tribute lens, in which case there is so much background to write about.

Drivers who don't indicate properly. This really gets to me. Only last night I was going to pull out of a side road and there was a truck coming towards me but indicating that he was going to turn into my road. Good job I didn't pull out, because he just kept on driving straight and would have gone straight into me. Conversely I get mad at those drivers who feel it necessary to indicate when and only when they have already begun to turn. I'm sorry but what's the point of doing it then?

People Who Park Crooked. Oh yes - you know who you are... So you drive up to park, it's a busy day, few free spaces, and there is this car parked almost diagonally across 2 spaces. I feel like doing something nasty to his mirrors or putting nails under the tires... Gggrrrrhhh....

Loud Music In Restaurants. Don't you just hate it when the noise is so loud that you can't hear yourself thing, can't hear your waiter, they can't hear you, and it's impossible to have a conversation. I am one of these people who finds it hard to focus on one specific sound if there is a lot of noise, so trying to understand what a person is saying to me is almost impossible. I often end up nodding and agreeing with them, yet I have no clue what they are talking about. Occasionally I get caught out when I realise they were asking me a question...

People Who Drive Without Their Lights On when it's raining heavily or foggy. Yes I know having your lights on doesn't help you see any better, but wouldn't you feel safer knowing that other drivers can at least see you? It's illegal in the UK to drive in bad weather without your lights on, but certainly many people in the USA, especially in South Florida don't seem to care. They must be some of the worst drivers I have seen anywhere.

People Who Leave Unrelevant Links On Guestbooks. A guestbook is for leaving comments related to a lens or any other web page. It really winds me up to see postings from people who do nothing more than leave a list of links in the guestbook to promote their own pages. It's tacky, trashy and just plain bad. I have all my guestbooks set to remove HTML, plus all comments are set to require approval. I love comments, but don't leave unrelated spam or you will get banned.

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Well those are some of the things that really get my goat. I'm not really an angry young man (or old man), but sometimes, you know, things happen that just make you want to wring someone's neck...

But so far today is a good day :)

Movies About Annoying People - Nobody likes annoying people, but when they make a story about annoying people into a movie, it very often becomes a classic.

Do Grievances Make People Violent? - Do people who get on your nerves make you want to fly off into a rage?

Do you think that those repetitive things that really annoy us are a factor in some people being violent? For example seeing the same commercial every 5 minutes during a football game, or people abusing the lanes in traffic at the same spot every day. Let's have your view on things...

Do Pet Peeves Add To Instances Of Violence?

The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm: A Lexicon for Those of Us Who Are Better and Smarter Than the Rest of YouCHECK PRICE

Ten Pet Peeves That Dogs Have About Humans

Life from a dog's point of view...

1) Blaming your farts on me... not funny... not funny at all!!

2) Yelling at me for barking. I'M A FRIGGIN' DOG!

3) Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out. Exactly whose walk is this anyway?

4) Any good that involves balancing food on my nose, stop it!

5) Any haircut that involves bows or ribbons. Now you know why we chew your stuff up when you're not home.

6) The sleight of hand, fake fetch throw. You fooled a dog! Whooooooooo Hoooooooooo - what a proud moment for the top of the food chain.

7) Taking me to the vet for 'the big snip', then acting surprised when I freak out every time we go back!

8) Getting upset when I sniff the crotches of your guests. Sorry, but I haven't quite mastered that handshake thing yet.

9) Dog sweaters. Hello??? Have you noticed the fur??

10) How you act disgusted when I lick myself. Look, we both know the truth... You're just jealous.

Now lay off me on some of these things. We both know who's boss here! You don't see me picking up your poop do you?

Thanks very much to Pennybuckets for sending this to me.

My Pet Peeves On Amazon


People Who Use Cell Phones While Driving

If you want to use your phone while driving get a hands free phone

This is a pet peeve of mine, but mostly if the driver is a bad one and oblivious to the world around them.

I know that it is dangerous to drive while on the phone, especially if you are holding the phone, and I do admit to driving a lot these days while being on the phone, which is legal in Florida as it is in much of the USA. However I do drive an automatic - if I needed to constantly use my hand to change gear, I would not be wanting to hold the phone.

I wouldn't mind at all if they made it illegal to hold your phone while driving, but I do definitely think people need to be able to communicate while they are on the move, and there is no reason these days why anyone cannot use a headset or other hands free device. Most phones these days include Bluetooth, so you don't even need to attach a cable to the phone to make calls. A woman can leave the phone in her purse, or a man the phone on his belt and still make calls. In addition many phones allow voice dialling, so you don't even need to use the phone to dial.

Rakuten Shopping (used to be is a great place to buy cell phone and computer accessories at great prices. I have used them a lot and highly recommend them for items such as hands free phone accessories.

One big NO NO though is texting while driving. Are you crazy? Just how you think you can read text messages at the same time as keeping your eyes on the road, or even worse typing while driving... Some people are just waiting for accidents to happen...

Bluetooth Hands Free Accessories - If you must use your phone while you are driving, use it with a Bluetooth hands-free headset so you can keep both hands on th

If you are one of those people mentioned above who holds the phone while driving, just consider how much safer it would be if you used a headset. Not just while driving, you will find a Bluetooth headset handy in all sorts of situations.

Here are a few products that might come in handy.

Top Ten Hates Of UK Motorists - As Published In The Bournemouth Echo

A new survery by engine oil manufacturer Castrol, as reported in the Bournemouth Echo, shows that the most hated traits among UK motorists are Lane Hogging and Tailgating.

Here is the full list. I think that most of us can identify with these pet hates on the road.

  1. Lane-hogging/middle lane slow driving
  2. Tailgating
  3. Changing lanes without indicating
  4. Erratic or unnecessary braking
  5. Talking on a mobile phone without hands-free
  6. Cutting across lanes due to lack of preparation for junction
  7. Drivers not letting you join the motorway from the slip road
  8. Rubbernecking
  9. Undertaking
  10. Vehicles weaving in and out of slow-moving traffic

Publicly Funded Modern "Art"

A rant by Darren Koobs on how public money is spent on the arts

This article was originally published on Associated Content from Yahoo!

I went on a field trip once to see a modern art exhibit. It was in a museum that displayed publicly funded work of people with names like Bartholomew Filbert Howlysmurf III.

I commented that one modern art entry didn't resemble anything at all. A girl standing next to me said, "You're not supposed to see it for what it is. Feel what it means; let it speak to you."

After a few moments of staring at this thing, I grinned and said, "Wow! It's speaking to me!"

"What's it saying?" she asked excitedly.

"It's saying, 'Help me! I'm a metal pile of crap!'"

She didn't laugh.

But really, what are they thinking at the National Endowment for the Arts? They support publicly funded creations that back ends of cows can create. And although I'm not a modern art expert, I do know about cow leavings. Having worked in a dairy farm I know more about manure than anyone would want to. And seeing hundreds of millions of dollars spent on essentially the same thing is puzzling. If what the NEA finances truly is art, then I fertilized acres of farmland with modern art publicly funded by cows

But this isn't what bothers me, as troubling as it is. What's upsetting is that for decades we have been downsizing art education in our schools. Many districts have removed whole arts departments while publicly funded modern art continues to publicly poop in cities across America.

If the NEA chooses to keep the equivalent of dookie publicly funded, that's ok. But it should not be funded ahead of education in the arts. First teach our children how to use the tools of art and how to express themselves through different mediums. Or at worst arts education can be publicly funded equally with the metal crap piles. At least be fair.

My Pet Peeves From Stand-Up-And-Sling


Parents Who Give Their Children Silly Names

Doesn't it make you both mad and sad when you hear of a parent who gave their child a ridiculous name?

Celebrities are notorious for it... For example Bob Geldorf named his daughters Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom and Pixie. David Bowie named his son Zowie. The weird and wonderful Frank Zappa named his children Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Rodan and Diva.

How weird is that! But it gets even weirder...

This is part of an article from the BBC about a recent ruling in New Zealand...

A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.

Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing.

He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples.

Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed.

One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania, he said.

I think you will have to agree that some people have no thoughts for how their children will be treated when they grow up. If you would like to read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE

Roundabout Challenged People

Roundabouts are common in the UK, indeed in Europe, Australia, let's face it, in most countries in the world.

So why is it in the USA that so many drivers are Roundabout Challenged?

I agree that in much of the USA there aren't that many roundabouts, but here in South Florida there are quite a few, and I would say that 90% of motorists down here either ignore roundabouts completely, or drive around them the wrong way.

There is a small roundabout close to where I work, on the junction of 3 roads. Most people approach it from the east, then turn to the left and head south. And that's exactly what they do - they don't go around the roundabout by driving to the right of it, they just turn left. And god help anyone coming out of the road on the left at the same time. At least twice I have nearly got hit doing that.

Then, even worse, you get people coming out of the road on the north side and wanting to go south. The distance around the roundabout in either direction is the same, but do they go around it in an anti-clockwise direction? No! They drive around it as if they were driving on the left of the road.

I have even seen the police cars down here driving the wrong way around the roundabouts - so even if you wanted to report anyone, who do you report it to?

Just excuse me for a few minutes while I go to the soundproof padded room, scream and bang my head...

Save Our Green Belt - Don't think about building more houses - think about how to have fewer people

Don't Build On Our Green Belt

Don't Build On Our Green Belt

It really irks me when the news in the UK is filled with stories about legislation to prevent or allow new housing developments to be built on what is currently designated as "Green Belt" land.

For those who are not aware of what a "Green Belt" is, it's areas of land around cities, towns and villages that has never been built on and that has been designated to remain so, to stop the urban sprawl that leads to settlements eventually joining up with each other.

Lately in the UK due to a shortage of homes, there have been plans to try to build on some of England's green spaces, which would destroy forever the beautiful views and in many cases also destroy the way of life in what are currently small villages, not to mention putting a strain on the local roads.

My Pet Peeve is that the Government can't see an alternative to building more houses in what is an already overcrowded island. Why can't they look at some way to reduce the population, by putting in some form of incentive for families to have fewer children, and to lower immigration rates.

Right now families get benefits for every child that they have, and some who live on benefits have more children just so they can claim more money, not because they want more children, which is also wrong. Maybe I had better stop here before I REALLY get on my soapbox...

How Do You Feel About Population Growth?

Do you think the Governments ought to look at ways to build more housing and to keep expanding towns and villages, or do you think it's time to look at ways to prevent the population from increasing further?

More people means more demand for housing. What should the Governments do?

About The Author Of This Page

Tony is a freelance writer who lives on the South Coast of England with his wife Debbie.

He has worked in the IT Industry all his life, and has been writing on various sites for the last 10 years, and although you might expect that he writes about technical topics, it's anything but that.

He enjoys writing about many different topics, often writing about something that grabs him impulsively at the time. Ancient History and Humor are just two diverse topics that he has a passion for, and he also likes to write about his travel experiences and to share his love of photography.

Tony has traveled extensively, both for business and leisure, and has lived in New Zealand and the USA, becoming an American Citizen before returning to his native England.

My Web Sites:

Off The Record - My Blog

The Laughline - Over 2,000 Jokes, Funny Pictures and Videos

The Poddys Directory - My Original Website

Other Places You Can Find Me:



The Visitors Book - Please let me know if you liked this page. It's always good to know what visitors think, so if you have a few moments, a comment from you wo

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on February 12, 2014:

@meggingmad: Thanks. It's good to get things off your chest sometimes.

meggingmad on February 11, 2014:

Excellent lens!

CozyKitty on September 28, 2013:

Revisiting this great lens. Since we both share a love for funny Monty Python routines, I thought I'd mention MAD TV's "Miss Swan" as brilliantly played by Alex Borstein. You'll find a whole bunch of them on YouTube. Cheers!

Carolan Ross from St. Louis, MO on September 28, 2013:

I love finding comments on my lenses here at Squidoo, still a pet peeve is a comment that simply says "Nice lens." SO "nice lens" Tony! *wink* A unique idea for a lens and very creative, thumbs UP!

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on September 28, 2013:

@Sojournstar Media: Will take a look. Had visitors last night so not had a chance to take a look yet.

Angela Hobbs from The TARDIS on September 27, 2013:

@TonyPayne: I didnt try FB, but really don't care for linking my entire life to them lol, I signed up with my email addy, (same as user name)

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on September 27, 2013:

@Sojournstar Media: Thanks for letting me know. I will check Squidblogs logs, it's my site so handy to know if there is a problem. I haven't tried logging in via Facebook. Using email should be ok. Squidtop is old but works still, not sure if they are allowing new members.

Angela Hobbs from The TARDIS on September 27, 2013:

Just wanted you to know several of your links below no longer work! There may be more, but I only tried these few. Also the Squidblogs and the Yuki thig, I signed up for both, but never made it into the Squidblogs because it just sent me around in circles, and the other keeps saying invalid user, even after confirming everything they ask me to. the facebook community goes nowhere.... etc. you can check the rest on your own, but just letting you know there is seriously out of date content here.

Thank you all the same for this lens, I liked it and clicked so!


Places Where You Can Promote Your Lenses:

Squidblogs - write about your lenses

Redgage - handy for backlinks

Squidoo Communities:

The Squidoo Facebook Community

Squidu.Yuku - The alternative Squidoo forums

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on May 16, 2013:

@Melissa Miotke: There are a lot of bad parents around these days aren't there...

Bartukas on April 23, 2013:

amazing lens

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on April 19, 2013:

@BigRedDomino: My ex-mother-in-law did that once when I was trying to do some DIY in their house and I said "damn". She went off on a right old royal rant, while I ended up humming the theme tune for the old lady with the green face from the Wizard Of Oz if you know what I mean...

BigRedDomino on April 18, 2013:

Also: people that leave on turning signals too long (especially with on/off ramps), crooked pictures, bratty kids, having to repeat myself, Nicki Minaj, crooked rugs, unauthorized use of dumpsters, neighborhood cats that excrete upon my sidewalk,FACEBOOK. Ha,sorry! I could go on and on. As a teenager I had a "Bitch List" in which I vulgarly vented on my pet peeves.

BigRedDomino on April 18, 2013:

Highly entertaining lens-thank you! My biggest pet peeve is when people try to interfere with my freedom of speech:I will be interrupted to be told that what I'm saying is inappropriate. Example!

Jes exclaims "Oh my gosh!"

Mother-in-law goes into soliloquy about using The Lord's name in vain/gosh is the same as saying 'oh my God'? ? ?

That one got the look because words...

BigRedDomino on April 18, 2013:

@peterb6001: That specific accident happened to me as a young'in and I have been terrified of slugs ever sense. I'd rather step on a snake.

Peter Badham from England on April 17, 2013:

Accidentally treading on a snail bare foot always gives me the hump for a few minutes. You've made a fun page for a moody person hahahaha.

PinkstonePictures from Miami Beach, FL on February 22, 2013:

I can relate to some of these. Thanks for sharing

Eric Mayo on February 17, 2013:

People who say "Conversate"

mrknowitall54321 on February 14, 2013:

I hate people who drive whilst on the phone!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on February 14, 2013:

A very happy Valentine's day Poddy. Hope all those pet peeves are staying at bay today.

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on February 08, 2013:

I have too many pet peeves to list. People who don't RSVP, let their kids act like maniacs to other people, the list goes on and on...

Pat Goltz on February 07, 2013:

I agree totally with your pet peeve against publicly funded modern "art". If it isn't pretty, or if it doesn't move you to commit a humanitarian act, it's not art. I got some good laughs out of this. Thank you. I needed that.

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on February 05, 2013:

@Stuwaha: LOL one good reason for shopping online maybe :)

Stuwaha on February 04, 2013:

@TonyPayne: Don't get me started on the garbage that gets pumped though the abrasive speakers of department stores... ;)

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on February 04, 2013:

@Stuwaha: I have been in places like that too. Our local Asda (UK arm of Walmart) sometimes plays annoying music really loud. After a stressful day at work and with idiots blocking the aisles, that's the last thing I need to add to my headache...

Stuwaha on February 04, 2013:

Highly amusing and a little bit depressing at the same time. :) Thank you.

Example of loud music in a restaurant: I was once in a pizza express with atrocious acoustics and they got the bright idea to stick a pianist in the middle. It wasn't just loud, it was distorted and filled me with rage. Unfortunately giving the waiter an earful did nothing to improve the ambiance.

Peter Messerschmidt from Port Townsend, WA, USA on January 15, 2013:

This was a really entertaining read-- thank you!

Jackie Jackson from Fort Lauderdale on January 10, 2013:

What you say about South Florida drivers is SO true!

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on November 24, 2012:

Cell phones and dogs are 2 big pet peeves of mine. Unfortunately it seems that stupid, impolite and uncivilized people like to own dogs...I wish they'd stick with parakeets

Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on October 28, 2012:

@RhondaAlbom: Thanks for coming back for another look.

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on October 27, 2012:

This page always makes me laugh! Thanks for sharing your pet peeves. Blessed.

uneasywriter lm on October 26, 2012:

People with a carload of kids at drivethru windows. Forever to order, forever to make the order... I think drivethru windows should have a limit 2 person per vehicle rule. Great lens!

anonymous on October 11, 2012:

Overusing cell phones and bad grammar are my biggest pet peeves. Also, as a dog owner, I hate it when other dog owners have no control over their dogs. GRRRRRRRRRRRR!

anonymous on September 30, 2012:

wow I can agree on a log of these pet peeves

Rose Jones on September 30, 2012:

Another great humor lens, well done. Pinned on my humor board and blessed.

Joy Neasley from Nashville, TN on September 07, 2012:

My favorite pet peeve is a cute, little orange and white tabby kitty, named Peeve. She is not with us anymore, but she was adorable and her name made for many interesting conversations with guests.

locknloaded on September 07, 2012:

Many pet peeves are related to social convention and hygiene.


people are irritate to those people who do not brush their teeth or people who refuse to keep right when they ride escalators.(for example)

cgbroome on August 29, 2012:

Texting tops my list of pet peeves. I think it's one of the worst technological advancements ever invented. It has turned people into mindless, obnoxious, disrespectful zombies - not to mention that it has been the catalyst to thousands of deaths either in or by a car. I'm all for making it totally illegal. I've never texted and never will.

AstroGremlin on August 28, 2012:

Terrific lens! Just FYI, the second Monty Python video has gone away. Monty Python make the stupid things people do seem even stupider, which makes me feel that at least someone understands.

My pet peeve is typing captchas in Squiddo. Has technology not marched beyond this? Well, captchas and people who can't drive in the first place and then decide to play with their toys behind the wheel. I find myself wishing they would have a fiery crash and then I feel bad. I really resent their parents for reproducing and then making me feel bad for wanting them to drive off the road and end their worse than worthless existences instead of killing me or another innocent driver. And then i get to thinking and I resent their idiotic grandparents. It's just horrible that I end up feeling this way about people who may have otherwise been fine people but gave rise to the menace who careens through the world mindlessly threatening all of us. Well, you did ask. Thanks for listening.

Jen withFlash on August 19, 2012:

I loved the dog list! Too funny! Nice lens!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on August 15, 2012:

My pet peeve today is the degree of coloring pages ever increasing here. Gosh it is becoming an epidemic.

anonymous on July 28, 2012:

People who say they will do something at a certain time, (I will call you at 11am on Saturday), then do not do it.

DMVAgent on July 26, 2012:

I love squids and squidoo alike. :)

PennyHowe on June 17, 2012:

No wonder you won a purple star for this lens. It is amazing and from the number of comments, obviously a very popular topic. Love the Pet Peeve toys on Amazon and Pet Peeves from the Dog's perspective. Thanks for sharing this great lens.

Anthony Altorenna from Connecticut on June 09, 2012:

Rudeness tops my list of pet peeves. Is it really so hard to share the world with the rest of us, and show a little common courtesy and mutual respect? And they raise their kids to be the same way (sigh)

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on June 06, 2012:

I have a brand new pet peeve that I had to include here this morning. Seeing a string of like-like-like-likes by 5 different profiles when I sign in. No comment and no indication that this is a real person. It is my new pet peeve of the day.

cmadden on June 04, 2012:

People ordering coffee at Starbucks while maintaining a cell phone conversation - now that ticks me off! Funny lens!

FashionMommy on June 01, 2012:

People talking at movies or concerts is at the top of my list.

Millionairemomma on May 27, 2012:

The junk lenses, with endless links are still learning experiments for the lens masters....that's what makes squidoo great, it's free and you can experiment all you want.

Deadicated LM on May 25, 2012:

Great Lens, very meaty; and yes I agree with your Squidoo Pet Peeve, there a way too many Lame Lenses out there and I really don't feel good about "Squid Liking" them (just because someone has visited your Lens/es and liked them). I've been getting selective as of late; and that's part of the reason I don't care for some of the "Squid Quests" that seem to encourage Lame Lenses, I try not to buy in. I've been on Squidoo since 2006 and only have 20 Lenses (by choice). Kudos to you!

squid-pinkchic18 on May 25, 2012:

Wonderful lens here! If I had time to think about it, I think I could produce a pretty length list! lol Great lens!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 11, 2012:

I live at the foot of a hill and one of my pet peeves are drivers who stop at the intersection at the foot of the hill for no apparent reason. The stop sign is facing the other direction of traffic so my only conclusion is that these people are drivers who need to review their license as they don't seem to know the rules of the road. Grrr...nothing worse than starting at the foot of a hill from a dead stop. What a waste of gas.

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on May 11, 2012:

I live at the foot of a hill and one of my pet peeves are drivers who stop at the intersection at the foot of the hill for no apparent reason. The stop sign is facing the other direction of traffic so my only conclusion is that these people are drivers who need to review their license as they don't seem to know the rules of the road. Grrr...nothing worse than starting at the foot of a hill from a dead stop. What a waste of gas.

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on April 30, 2012:

We all have our peeves... But we all can learn to enjoy our lives regardless of them.

JGracey on April 24, 2012:

Enjoyed this - had a good few "snickers" along the way down some of the lists, and added one of my own peeves (though I have a lot more than one). Thanks for the laughs.

IMKZRNU2 from Pacific Northwest on April 23, 2012:

Great lens! You got them all covered.

Kathleen Hiler on April 16, 2012:

Covered a lot of stuff with this lens. Loud talkers in a restaurant tops my list along with the kids running around unattended.

BestRatedStuff on April 14, 2012:

Great lens, enjoyed going through some of the most irritating peeves around. Not sure which is my biggest, but you have rounded up quite a few of my pet peeves here.

GOT LM on April 13, 2012:

Nice work!

DecoratingMom411 on April 04, 2012:

People driving and using their cellphones is on top of my list as well.

priscillab on April 01, 2012:

So many of your pet peeves are MY pet peeves,LOL.

StaCslns on April 01, 2012:

Thanks for making my morning! Great lens!!!

dmcorl on March 27, 2012:

Thank you for adding my blog to your list. I appreciate it. I did, however, have a chuckle when I saw the security word verification. LOL...considering the topic of my pet peeve blog. hahaha

grega85 on March 18, 2012:

Nice lens :) tnx

anonymous on March 15, 2012:

Enjoyed your Lens. It was very entertaining!! Nice to see a lighthearted Lens for a change of pace.

DelightfulDanie on March 10, 2012:

I have so many! It most have felt good to rant about these. . .

AJ from Australia on March 08, 2012:

I can relate to yours and the dog's pet peeves!

Totus Mundus on March 05, 2012:

My pet peeve is pet peeves.

bofirebear on March 04, 2012:

Very good list of Pet Peeves even reminded of some I had forgotten.

GreenMind Guides from USA on March 03, 2012:

Wow -- I honestly did not expect much from the title, but you WORKED IT. Pretty inspiring. I'm getting busy starting now...

anonymous on February 29, 2012:

Good to learn about your pet peeves.

Ladyeaglefeather on February 29, 2012:

Great lens

Michey LM on February 19, 2012:

Great lens on pet peeves Poddy, this list include a couple of mines as well.

capturedbykc on February 19, 2012:

@Pam Irie: I am the same way! Ask me a stupid question, you'll receive a sarcastic stupid answer LOL

capturedbykc on February 19, 2012:

Great lens! Many of my pet peeves are listed here. One of them though, I did not see and that is people using the Lord's name in vain. It bothers me because it is rude. To me, I frankly do not care if you believe in God or Jesus Christ... that is your choice, but have a bit of respect for the people around you who may. This especially erks me when it is said around elders and small children.

transcriptioncity on February 09, 2012:

Good idea for a lens! Enjoyed it.

DollarTycoon on February 08, 2012:

Funny but true stuff. Good Job!

thesuccess2 on January 31, 2012:

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Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on January 30, 2012:

My pet peeve is stupid questions. I'm sorry, I'm sure I ask stupid questions all the time, but when someone asks me a stupid question, it peeves the heck out of me. Yes, I'm awful (but truthful). haha

Country Sunshine from Texas on January 25, 2012:

I can certainly relate to this lens! Many of my pet peeves are listed here. You've done a really wonderful job with this! Thanks!

natashaely on January 24, 2012:

This is such an excelelnt page and very funny in places, some people irritate me more than others, why can't they just be like me lol!

Close2Art LM on January 21, 2012:

I'm going to name my next pet, Peeves, great page!!!Blessed

anonymous on January 21, 2012:

Returning to refresh myself on your pet peeves and have been here for like 3 days, this has sure grown and offers fun for everyone....even the dogs are getting into the act!

sherridan on January 21, 2012:

Great lens - ever thought of taking up meditation??

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on January 18, 2012:

A lot of my pet peeves involve oblivious people (on cell phones). Hey, folks, get off the phone and talk to the people you are with and interact with your child.

VillaDejaBlue on January 17, 2012:

Nice lens.

Laraine Sims from Lake Country, B.C. on January 17, 2012:

My pet peeve: While driving the speed limit, vehicles come close up behind me or I see them doing it to someone else. They want you to move over into the other lane. I usually will move over but If I am turning left soon I will not. If we ever had to stop fast, there surely would be an accident. A lot of drivers in Canada do this ... it's plain rude and dangerous to boot.

Heidi from Benson, IL on January 15, 2012:

Totally enjoyed your Lens. Since I spend so much time here on Squidoo, the so-called "Lensmasters" who produce nothing but subpar Lenses with loads of links is also a pet peeve for me. I like ones like this where it's obvious that you put some time and thought into it.

Holysheepskin LM on January 12, 2012:

How fun is this lens! My biggest pet peeve is probably when people say what? and then answer you...why do that? obviously you heard me! The other is kids with no manners!

Fay Favored from USA on January 11, 2012:

P.S. You should write your book "I Only Wanted An Simple Life". It would make an interesting read. Don't give up on the idea.

Fay Favored from USA on January 11, 2012:

Some of the same pet peeves. One more for me is when you are at a stop light and the car next to you has their music so loud you can hear it even with your windows closed. My husband can't stand it when a person stays out in the passing lane and doesn't move over so others can pass.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on January 11, 2012:

good one. driving in the passing lane really gets my goat.

lilymom24 on January 11, 2012:

Good lens on pet peeves and I can relate to the cell phone pet peeve.

Donnette Davis from South Africa on January 10, 2012:

Tickled me this did.. I have read a few really great lenses today, I'll be smiling through the day... thank you!

WriterJanis2 on January 10, 2012:

You covered some great ones here.

colleenw1 on January 09, 2012:

Great lens! One of my pet peeves is how some people seem to think that their turn signals on their car are just decorative accents!!!! Aaarrgghh!!!!

miaponzo on January 03, 2012:

Cute and realistic! Blessed!

miaponzo on January 03, 2012:

Cute and realistic! Blessed!

David Dove on January 03, 2012:

And I thought it was just me....

Morgannafay on December 26, 2011:

You had me howling with laughter when I read a dogs pet peeves! lol

Also it seems most peoples pet peeves are the driving thing. My significant other gets most mad in the car I think. He calls the slow drivers, or drivers that take so long to clear an intersection, um thumb d*cks. HAHAHHA

rainydaz on December 23, 2011:

Good to know someone else shares some of my pet peeves.

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