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My current pet peeve

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by judiz, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

    Love it!!!
    Before I had kids, I always thought that as long as they tried I would accept the result. That was before I realized that kids can be very efficient with their energy. If they think just trying will work, that is all they will do. Now I hear myself saying, "I don't want you to try; I want you to do it!" "It" being cleaning their bedrooms, getting to bed on time, not leaving the bathroom in a complete mess, etc, etc. I do understand that sometimes all you can do is try your best, but really, for simple tasks, like Nike says, "Just do it!"
  2. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    At our work the doors stay open if there is no one in them so it is pretty easy to know if someone is in the toilet or not. So yes in this case people should know if someone is in there.
  3. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    I guess I use the ladies room for one purpose and tend to go into an open stall, not count how many stalls I am away from anyone else. I am pretty sure no one is doing it to purposely tick you off.

    And as I stated before: Whether or not we admit it, we may unconsciously choose the same number toilet each time. For example, you may always choose to use the Stall #3 from the door even if there is a stall empty in stall #1 or #2
  4. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    That doesn't sound so awful to me. I'd probably just want to hear the sermon too... :shuffle:
  5. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Well most people here tend to go to the other end of the toilet away from others because they don't like it themselves. But some people are just oblivious about it. Can't do much about it, but I am allowed to be peeved about it. It makes me really uncomfortable and I also do it out of respect that it might make others uncomfortable too.

    Just as some people have no clue about invading people's personal body space. A couple of weeks ago I was doing interviews for a position that I supervise here at work. One of them as she was leaving commented that I looked really tired and then patted me on the back in some sort of sympathy. Sorry but aside from being unprofessional made me extremely uncomfortable as I didn't know her and don't appreciate someone touching me like that.
  6. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    My current pet peeve is people who go to church, so I can't help you there. LOL (southern baptists...gotta love em.)
  7. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Someone you were interviewing to give her a job said you looked tired and patted you on the back? :eek: Not really a recipe for employment...
  8. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

    Sad, our shul is full to bursting with children with gloestivks gloeing,it is so i pirational
  9. Hedwig

    Hedwig WoolSilk Fanatic

    re toilets - my pet peeve is people who close the toilet lid in public bathrooms.
    Then I have to touch one thing more in a public bathroom (which is okay in most cases but not if the restroom is gross already). Maybe it is also a sort of trauma 'cause it happened to me several times that people didn't flush after doing a No.2 but just closed the lid and then I had not only to touch something extra in an already gross restroom but also was quite close to their excrements.
    So, please don't close your toilet lid, people. For me. Pretty please. :)
  10. AliasJohnDoe

    AliasJohnDoe Headcase Addict

    I am so glad most men's restrooms have standing urinals with auto flushing now.

    You'd think someone would have invented a standing urinal for women by now....with auto flushing of course. :lol:
  11. Hedwig

    Hedwig WoolSilk Fanatic

    That would be great.
    Le sigh.

    I know people who clean public bathrooms. They said that the men's were never as disgusting as the women's could be. And that is in a discotheque with teenagers and all. I was surprised to hear that but after seeing some of the bathrooms I have been to...
  12. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    Almost as bad: people leaving the toilet seat up. Then you have to touch it to put it back down.

    At home, I always close the lid because if I don't, the dog will drink from the toilet. That is not desirable at all because my dog is an enthusiastic kisser. Maybe some people unconsciously close the lid because they have a dog or a small child who likes to play in the toilet.
  13. Flatfoote

    Flatfoote Active Member

    I close the lid at home for the same reason (doggie deterrent). For the most part, I don't recall seeing public toilets with lids though. I guess I'm thinking of the multi-stalled restrooms. Perhaps the single room public toilets have the more conventional toilet with a lid.
  14. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's my latest pet peeve. I admit that this will make me sound like an old fogey to many of you. I wish that at concerts where the artist and most of the audience is of a certain age, that people would stay in their seats. I understand that they want to stand and show their enthusiasm, but to remain standing for song after song is very rude to those sitting in back of them who can no longer comfortably stand for such long periods of time. Recently DH and I went to a Roger Daltrey "Tommy" performance with a wonderful animation screen that was totally blocked from my view by people standing in front of me. The concert sounded great but was ruined for me. I will NEVER get floor seats again. Why do they even bother installing chairs if people aren't willing to sit in them?
  15. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    ^^ Oh I hate that too! Yea I know people wanna get up and dance and stuff to fast songs (and why do the 6-foot tall people ALWAYS have to be in front of me!), but can we please at least sit thru the slow songs? :shuffle:
  16. Hedwig

    Hedwig WoolSilk Fanatic

    There are seats in concerts like that?
    I mean, I guess I sort of knew that. I spoke to several musicians who said how much they liked to perform in Germany because there were never any seats for the audience and that therefore everyone is dancing.

    But I can understand if you expect to sit and listen that it annoys you not to see anything.
  17. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    First of all, I don't consider you an "old fogey" at all! We wanted to attend that Roger Daltrey concert a few weeks ago, but couldn't due to a scheduling conflict. It is frustratiing to go to a concert, and have a hard time seeing what's meant to be seen, especially with those floor seats. That happened to us during the last Olympic gymnastics tour. Very hard to see things without standing up, but even worse at a concert.

  18. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

    On a recent visit to the hospital, I went to the women's room, which consisted of a single toilet. Opened the door, took one look :eek:, went back out, used the men's room right next door. Much cleaner!

    I closed the lid at home because I think it just looks better especially if you have company. I always thought it was the proper thing to do so your guests don't have to look inside a toilet bowl. Never thought about them having to touch the lid to open it.
  19. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member


    What about those who insist on singing along off key or talk during the songs they don't like?
  20. Hedwig

    Hedwig WoolSilk Fanatic

    I never mind in people's homes or even if the restroom all in all is clean but on autobahn restrooms for instance I am always :mad: at people for closing the lid.
  21. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

    I never though the lid down or up was 'proper'. All I care about is that bathroom is clean and the towels are folded. Really, why would anyone look inside a toilet bowl? And so what if they do - it's only water.

    The seat is down in my house and what bugs me is men who put the seat up and don't bother to put it down again. That I do find rude.
  22. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    Well here is one that is top of my list:

    At a certain mall I have been frequently for years, kids from the nearby HS come for lunch. They bring their own and/or buy lunch, but when they are finished they leave their garbage on the tables. The next person who wishes to use the table, and it is lunch time when the foodcourt is most busy, have to clear the table themself in order to use it. I have had to do that myself a few times. LOL Patrons both younger and old never do this, just the teens from the HS nearby. Quite annoying.
  23. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

    I thought that down was proper before flushing. It supposedly lessens the nasty germs being spread around the bathroom. The flushing does something to spread the germs around. The seat being down helps this somewhat.
  24. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    According to this, putting the toilet lid down is the proper thing to do. however with the exception of some porta pottys, I haven't seen a lid to a public toilet in ages.
    I would not touch the lid on a porta potty and try to use those in case of an urgent need
  25. Lizziebeth

    Lizziebeth the real Lizziebeth

    totally annoying! Went to James taylor/Carole King concert last year and dumb woman behind us sang along the whole time and drove me nuts. I'm sure impressed that she knew all the words to all the songs :blah:

    Looking back, I wished I had enough guts to tell her (nicely) to knock it off.
  26. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

    When the cable guy comes to your house because of a cable problem .... and I know more than the cable guy does! :mad:

    Actually, you can apply that to ANY occupation, but that just happened tonight.
  27. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

    Real estate agents that knock on the door at dinner time and then tell you they aren't looking for listings, they just want to "build relationships in the neighbourhood." Really? You don't want to list my house you just want a relationship with a total stranger? How's that working for you?

    This has happened twice in the last week ...
  28. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member


    That was a fabulous concert. Too bad she partly ruined the experience for you. :(

    That is very disheartening and inconsiderate on their part. They should know better.
  29. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

    My current pet peeve is teachers who do not leave enough work to keep students busy for the entire block when they are gone, leaving a sub to babysit juvenile delinquents in a wood shop with nothing for them to do.

    And they truly are delinquents. They were comparing probation officers and terms.
  30. FigureSpins

    FigureSpins Well-Known Member


    Going back to the Church peeves, the music has really turned me off at all the Catholic churches I've attended in the past ten years. It's like they're a union that's taken over all celebrations. Music has changed from being part of the Mass to giving a concert with liturgy rationed between sets. One church has a five-piece band with dueling cantors, one of whom doesn't need a microphone, but uses it for the "full effect." Another church has a devout husband-and-wife team who had an infant. The father, who was the Cantor at this particular Mass, took the sleeping baby from the wife so he could go to the Ambo for the Responsorial Psalm. This, of course, woke the poor baby up, so he squirmed and mewed through the entire "set." You have to wonder what these people are thinking - it's not a show!

    I feel better now, thanks.