What are your "pet peeves?"

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What are your "pet peeves?"
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Thu, 07-17-2003 - 6:10pm
Mine are:

1. Fussy babies and noisy kids at movies that aren't specifically kid's movies. Drives me crazy. I didn't pay money to leave my kids at home so I could enjoy a movie only to have someone bring a crying kid.

2. Cell phones at movie theaters.

3. People yacking at movies (see a trend here? lol!).

3. People cruching ice and popping gum.

4. People who are habitually late. I have a brother-in-law who is always late and I decided it was a control thing on his part, so now that the family gatherings are mostly at our house, we start on time with or without him. He is on time a lot more now. I decided I wasn't going to play his game and he was going to conform to our time schedule rather than making 10 other people wait for him. My MIL sort of questioned whether that was rude or not and I asked her if it was more rude to start without him or for him to make the rest of us wait while the food got cold. She didn't say much. I know she doesn't approve, but like I said, it is a control thing on his part and I'm not playing the game.

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Registered: 11-20-2001
Sun, 07-20-2003 - 6:15pm
Sipping yet another cup of vanilla tea ... okay, my pet peeves:

Impatience. Intolerance. Ignorance.

Linda

 

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 11:18pm
1. People who feed seagulls at the beach. They're so disgusting, and they call out to their pals, so within a minute there are hundreds of them, and then everyone sitting near the feeders has to move.

2. Cutters in line. I can't stand it. It's just naked aggression to cut in line. I shudder to think what cutters do when a line full of people "aren't" looking.

3. People who don't get irony. There's no sense talking to people like that.

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 3:52am
Ah, see, people who don't really understand the appropriate ways to lose weight and take it upon themselves to "correct" people who do it correctly are what bother me.

As has been explained to you already, weight training is absolutely essential PARTICULARLY when one is first starting out, because cardio doesn't just burn fat, it also burns muscle tissue. If you work out and don't weight/resistance train, you're making it MUCH harder to lose the weight effectively, by lowering the standing metabolic rates.

Furthermore, it's awfully presumptuous of you to decide that the ONLY time such people are working out is at the gym. How do you know they aren't doing cardio elsewhere? It's very simple to walk around the neighborhood, and there are many excellent cardio fitness tapes one can do at home; perhaps these folks have a gym membership for the sole purpose of augmenting, because they DON'T have the weight training equipment, or choose not to use light, free weights.

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 6:07am
My pet peeves are..

People who used to smoke, quit and are the worst anti-smokers on the earth like they never had a habit. (btw, I quit smoking several years ago)

People who used to be fat, lost a bunch of weight and judge others who are heavy like they never were themselves.

People who have no compassion.

Prejudice (sp?). I can't tolerate it in any shape or form.

Telemarketers.

Sue



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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 8:40am
People who are afraid of dogs, yet own one.
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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 12:07pm
>>>1. People who feed seagulls at the beach. They're so disgusting, and they call out to their pals, so within a minute there are hundreds of them, and then everyone sitting near the feeders has to move.

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Awwww... I love sea gulls!!! They have beautiful calls that remind me of happy childhood summers. Some of them are really quite lovely looking, especially when then are floating over a wave, like its nothing. Ah, to be a bird...


ps:...Hopefully you weren't being ironic with pet peeve #1. ;)

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 12:35pm
I'm with you there on the militant stance of taken by some former smokers and former overweights. I quit smoking 19 years ago myself, and I'm 40lbs down, with 40 to go. I'd never expect another to do as I do ... it is a hard path to follow, one has to be committed and have support, militant chastising won't help.

Linda

 

Linda - wife, mother, grandmum                     &nb

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 4:34pm
#4. My biggest pet peeve is tardiness.

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 5:14pm
I can't stand reading newspapers and finding major spelling errors. For pete's sake, don't they have spellcheck? OR at least doesn't someone read through it once before they print it?
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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 5:23pm
I always assumed that newspaper articles had to go through copy editors at some point and then through it again at the proof stage...but maybe the dailies just don't have the time? When I copy edit, I usually go through about 3 clean read-throughs(I print out the piece, make all of the corrections, re-print a clean copy with the corrections in and catch some more, then go through the whole thing yet again). My aim is to get to the copy that has no errors, but still I have missed a few on occasion...

Laura

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