Monday, March 19, 2012

10 Pet Peeves

After those wonderful St. Pat Day blogs from Kate and Bob (I would have loved to see Kate dancing up Broad Street and Bob prancing down 5th Avenue!) I know I should wax eloquently about something springy and uplifting like daffodils, robins (small r), and cherry blossoms. But, curmudgeon that I am, I’m opting for the opposite. Here they are.

People who…

  1. don’t leave their name on your answering machine, then blame you for not calling back.
  2. put empty (or almost empty) ice trays back in the refrigerator.
  3. leave their dogs locked up in the house all day — barking.
  4. put their trash out several days ahead of trash day and it blows all over the street.
  5. don’t replace the toilet paper or paper towel roll after using the last sheet.


  1. Bottles and jars whose caps require a blowtorch to remove.
  2. Price tags that leave a sticky smudge behind on the gift you’ve bought.
  3. Paperback books made of paper so cheap it cracks and turns yellow within a few months.
  4. Restaurants that are so dark you can’t read the menu.
  5. Restaurants that are so noisy you can’t talk to or hear your companions.

Maybe what I need is a little green beer! :>)

Robin Hathaway


  1. Wonderful list, Robin. I'd like to add house cleaners that don't read your instructions!!!! tjs

  2. How about people who park in TWO spots, instead of ONE. :-)

  3. How about that guy in my neighborhood who honks 10 times at 6 a.m. when he arrives to pick up his carpool ride? But then again at night? Maybe its farewell honking. I would also add those little stickers on apples, but perhaps I've eaten so many b/c I'm too forgetful to take them off...:)