Everybody has pet peeves. I have always thought I am a particularly quirky person with a lot of pet peeves until I typed in pet peeves under Google and realized that people can really vent when it comes to this subject. Everything from cell phones to dirty children in Wal-Mart. At least my peeves feel a little more normal after reading some of those lists. Here goes:
People who don't buckle up their children. This has caused my family more than one embarassing moment because not only does it bug me, but I have no problem telling someone that they should buckle up their child. I also have no problem taking down your tag number and reporting you to the police if you don't have your child buckled. Why? I have been in an emergency room when a Dad came in who thought it would be fun to ride around the neighborhood with his daughter riding on his lap. Do you know what a five year old looks like after she has been used as an air bag for her Dad? She is not pretty with a steering wheel implanted in her abdomen.
People who can't park. How hard it is to park between those two little white lines? The worst offenders... at the DMV getting their license renewed. Seriously!! (Speaking of parking: If you can't find a parking space a few years ago my MIL reported that she found a delightful safe covered parking spot at her local Wal-Mart. She said it was a somewhat tight squeeze, but was so excited about it since it had side rails and she knew how upset FIL would be if anyone scratched the paint on the car. Most people know it as the buggy collection station, but apparently if you are in a pinch....)
Smoking people driving around with their children in the car with the windows rolled up! GRRRRRRR!! Yes, you can smoke... all you want. Please don't slowly kill your children while you are doing it... anymore than you already are.
Men who don't cut their fingernails. Just a hygiene thing for me, but I think it is totally gross for a man to have fingernails longer than me. A friend of mine had really long nails and he said it was so he could play guitar better. Buy a guitar pick!
The fact that I can't belly laugh or sneeze since having two children without possibly wetting my pants. I can't figure out if this is a pet peeve or a huge annoyance. Either way it is really embarassing since my boys crack me up! (Sorry... that was TMI wasn't it?!)
After reading this I realize a lot of my pet peeves involve the car. Do you think I have pent up road rage?
What are your pet peeves?