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« on: Nov 29, 2006, 07:02AM »

For some reason, I have been preoccupied with mentally listing my own pet peeves lately, so I thought it would be amusing to start a "Pet Peeve of the Day" kind of thread. This is the place where you can sound off about those little (or BIG) things that annoy you on a daily basis!

I'll start it off. My first pet peeve is:

When restaurants serve food that is too hot to eat on a plate that is too hot to touch.
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 29, 2006, 07:40AM »

Being proud of ignorance.

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 29, 2006, 07:50AM »

Musical pet peeve:

People who practice at rehearsals-- you know, working out their part while the leader is saying something that presumably is important.  Somewhat related pet peeve: band leaders and conductors who speak only loud enough for the first row to hear. >:(
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 29, 2006, 08:58AM »

When car drivers going in opposite directions stop to chat, blocking both lanes simultaneously.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 29, 2006, 09:16AM »

When car drivers going in opposite directions stop to chat, blocking both lanes simultaneously.
Ah yes.  Here we refer to that as a "redneck roadblock."
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 29, 2006, 09:29AM »

People passing on the right in the emergency lane.

Motorcycles splitting lanes.

People driving under the speed limit in a passing lane.

People speeding annoyed at me for doing the speed limit.

People spending $4,000.00 to lift their pick-up and can't get their &$#^*@%@&@&% headlights adjusted.

sorry, been doing a lot of highway miles lately...

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2006, 10:18AM »

When restaurants serve food that is too hot to eat on a plate that is too hot to touch.

A related peeve: underpaid, uninspired, "unhygienic," often sick people serving/preparing food for other humans.

People chatting on cell phones in restaurants, theatres, in their cars.

People who insist on saying "absolutely" instead of a simple "yes." "May I have some ketchup please?" "Absolutely." (Is there an "absolute" right to ketchup these days?  Don't know)

Waiting behind people at the ATM who seem to be there for the first time---reading every screen, every choice, thinking about it, canceling, starting over---all for twenty bucks.

"News" that is no news at all, but a series of opinions by talking heads---IOW, most FOX, CNN, and broadcast news these days.
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2006, 10:21AM »


Motorcycles splitting lanes.

I checked the Vehicle Code on this and found it is quite legal. I still get annoyed sitting in beach traffic coming home on Highway 17 and having a motorcycle roar past. Of course, they are taking their lives in their hands in someone decides to close that option off, open their door to spit, etc.. :/
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2006, 10:45AM »

I have a couple pet peeves that I've really noticed lately...

When someone (it's most often my mother though) is yelling on the phone and it's totally distruptive to everything you're doing and lose focus. I've stopped watching in the middle of a movie and left because of this >:( >:(.

When I'm late for things I'm supposed to be at.

When people attempt to play music with no dynamic contrast but LOUD!

When people who can't keep time, or just ignore it.

When people make big deals out of everything, or even sometimes making a big deal out of just a small thing.
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 29, 2006, 10:49AM »

Out of tune flutes and piccolos.

Players who tune by honking a note and then sitting down.

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 2006, 11:25AM »

I know the motercycle deal is technically legal (traffic school).  It is supposed to be to allow air cooled, kick started motor cycles to move so they don't overheat.  Supposedly limited to 15 miles faster than stopped/slowed traffic, not at freeway speeds over the speed limit.

The law is on my side, would be lane splitters!  From piant line to paint line is "my space" and should a collision occur while they are in "my space" they are at fault.

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« Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 2006, 01:39PM »

Life in general:
  • People that "baby" me...you know, the ones that tell me what to do, how to do it, and then get pissed when I don't do it exactly as they said because I'm an adult, have my own opinions, and think they have crappy ideas.
  • People that think because I'm tiny and cute that it means I'm stupid and either talk down to me or "baby" me.
  • People that try to correct my already correct grammar ("I'm well, thank you.")
  • Strangers that touch me, especially the ones that can't keep their hands off my hair.
  • Strangers that touch my kids (squeeze cheeks, ruffle hair, etc). 
  • People that interrupt you, thinking they have the answer to your problem when in reality, they don't have the first clue because they didn't hear you out.
  • The gas company not knowing their arse from a hole in the ground and overcharging you to TWICE the amount of what you actually owe them.
  • 15 pages of security questions, images, and passwords just to check my stupid bank account online.
  • Running out of Easy Cheese before running out of crackers.
  • Finding an empty milk carton in the fridge.
  • Going to the restroom in your own house, only to discover your children have used up the last of the "in stock" toilet paper, and having to yell at one of them to bring you a new roll from the basement, two floors down.
  • Realizing too late that your son has stolen another bar of Ivory soap from the shower to carve...and now you have to use shampoo to wash your body.
  • Dishes in the living room/den.
  • Wet socks.
  • Snow.
  • People that have never seen snow and think they can drive through 2 feet of it as if it weren't there.
  • People that have never encountered an icy road and drive it like the ice isn't there, anyway.
  • People that don't pull over for emergency vehicles that are clearly in a hurry (lights and sirens).
  • People that wear crocs with no socks and then complain that their feet are cold on a day where the temp is 25 (F), calling for snow, and the wind is blowing to beat the band.
  • My mother complaining that Boo's clothes don't match because I let her decide for herself what she wants to wear (within reason).

Music
  • Flubbing a note that I can normally play well.
  • Tying my fingers in knots on the piano during a passage I *know* I can play.
  • Forgetting that 7th on an alto is much much shorter than 7th on a tenor.
  • Sneezing while playing trombone.
  • Having my mute fall out and hit the floor.
  • Having to practice in the basement because I'm too cheap to buy a real mute.
  • Sitting down at the piano to practice and either the keys are sticky with jelly or the sound has been readjusted to a harpsichord (thank Boo for both of those)

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« Reply #12 on: Nov 29, 2006, 02:07PM »

I dunno, my pet, Peeve, is a very nice cat... Evil
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 29, 2006, 03:01PM »

When your roommate comes in and turns on the TV and then leaves.  >:(
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 29, 2006, 03:33PM »

Cashiers who give you bills first, then pile change on top.
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 29, 2006, 03:52PM »

Saxophone players that play softly but audibly while I or someone else is playing a solo.

Noodling in general.
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 29, 2006, 05:07PM »

Music TV channels that have nothing but Hip Hop most of the time.

Cheap crap that dosent work

Uncontroled children in reasturants, running round being a nucence and handeleing food with hands at a buffet.
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 29, 2006, 05:32PM »

babies whining in restaraunts
when your driving and someone pulls in front of you and then slows down!
At school we have desks with cages on the bottom and people put their feet on them and rocks their feet and tap on the cage and it drives me nuts
this one trumpet player who never plays where anyone can hear him in my youth orchestra and he's the only one
having no food in the house (well,I mean good food)
trying to practice but your too tired and can't keep going
people in band that don't look at the key signature
-not really a pet peeve, but this kid that was really good at trombone and would learn all three region etudes in about 30 minutes, could learn lip slurs super fast, had a great tone and could pretty much do everything pretty well but he wouldn't practice and actually quit after ninth grade! Waste of talent. 


 
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 29, 2006, 05:34PM »

lol I don't think I've ever heard that exspresion before, what dose it mean? oh well I'll roll with it; band director sceduling an after school rehersal, and only 6 people showing up Bad dog.  No Biscuits.
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 29, 2006, 05:38PM »

When brass players slap their palm on their mouthpiece... the popping sound the horn makes really bugs me.
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