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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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 5:24pm
Did anyone see "Finding Nemo" yet? That is the most realistic portrayal of seagulls I've ever seen! We used to call them sky rats. Maybe I'm prejudiced because most of my life I lived near the beach.
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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 6:39pm
I love you, Sue :)
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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 7:38pm
We saw it and were laughing hysterically at how they portrayed the seagulls...Loved the "mine, mine, mine, mine"....because that's exactly how i can imagine them saying it, LOL!

eileen

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 8:00pm
1. When people say, 'I could care less', when they really mean 'I couldn't care less'.

2. 'supposeably' instead of supposedly

3. Describing your child as being in 'the terrible twos'

4. Referring to a father as 'babysitting' his own children, or 'helping out' in his own house.

5. When anti-working moms say, "What did you have children for, if you didn't want to raise them".

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 8:36pm
The feeling is quite mutual. :)
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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 9:26pm
How about "prostrate" instead of "prostate?" Or "I seen it" rather than "I saw it" or "I've seen it."
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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 10:18pm
Hey Lauren, I've also heard that in reverse, as in "lying prostate on the floor." What a hoot.

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 10:40pm
#2 and #3 made me laugh as that is exactly what I was thinking in regard to this person's peeve with overweight people. Thanks for saying it for me!

Maureen

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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 11:10pm
Yes, they're lovely looking, but I hate them. When was the last time you had to walk through about 40 seagulls? It's really yucky. They actually smell, and they poop all over the place. In the excitement, they'll sometimes brush a person's head with a wing gone astray. It's just really disgusting.

I'm no killjoy. My hatred of seagulls is a direct measure of how much I love the beach. I am probably at the beach 300 days a year, even if it's just for a quick walk or jog by myself. My children know our local beach better than their own backyard. I don't even mind a seagull or two -- it's when people deliberately court hundreds of them to come flap and poop around where other people are sitting that I get annoyed.

Congratulations! I'm so happy to hear it. I just heard the good news and popped back over, just in case you were still checking in.
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Mon, 07-21-2003 - 11:49pm
Ugh--I hate seagulls. I don't live by the beach, but I'm in Michigan not far from Lake Huron, so we get them all the time. People FEED them, and they are aggressive little suckers.

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