These Are A Few Of My "Not So Favorite" Things!

Home Stager with Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging

By now we are well into the holiday season, we mostly feel fuzzy and warm. Um okay, well with little bits of anxiety, insanity, and er, for some of us...... just downright freakish behavior thrown in here and there.

So.....amid this season of joy and tranquility, let's just have a little therapy session here shall we?

I'm going to post my "pet peeves" here and I would like everyone to add to the list below, if for no other reason, than simply to vent. ....and well, plus, I love reading about other people's "pet peeves" ... I always want to say, " too!!   I just hate that!!"  So without further ado....

Nancy's Pet Peeves

-people at the front of the turn lane that aren't paying attention when the turn light goes on 

-slow drivers that speed up when you try to pass them   

-telemarketers of ANY kind.... but especially the ones that get through even though you are on "no call" list, and they say they are doing it for charity -- (we know many of you are getting paid.... and getting paid to be downright rude for "charitable" reasons)

-people that sue other people for stupid reasons

-when my computer freezes        arrrggghhh!

-emails that people send you that you are supposed to send to 8 other people (or 10 if you're really popular)  for good luck....  and if you don't send it   (I NEVER DO)  -- something horrible will happen to you!

-most Dr.'s offices because you take time off to go there...and then they make you wait.  Like THEY'RE more important that you or me! hmmpphh!!

-people that talk really loud on their cell phone in public (for some reason I think this is okay in a grocery store though)

-hotels with thin walls

-excessive profanity - I mean a little just makes you feel better, but a lot is just dumb

-dirty dishes or cutlery in a restaurant      ick!

-people that refer to father's as "babysitting" when they are actually "parenting" when mom isn't home.  -- When stay-at-home mom's are asked what they do for a living....   do they say "I baby-sit my children"   ??


Well.........that's all I can come up with.  How 'bout you?


Comments (25)

Fernando Rosado
West Palm Beach, FL
561-906-0050 or 561-840-8950

Nancy ~ I have the perfect prescription to let go of all your pet peeves,


Followed by a new year resolution: I choose not to have any pet peeves....its your choice !

Dec 02, 2007 09:23 AM
Nancy Morrish
Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging - Tucson, AZ
Stage Tucson!
thanks everyone for your "peeves" -- "I hate those things too!"   .... Hey Fernando.... when you make your millions.... you can treat us ALL to a day at the spa!
Dec 02, 2007 10:30 AM
Kenny & Brianna Franklin
Franklin & Franklin Realty LLC - Woodford, VA

Two rules to help coping with life...

1. Don't sweat the small stuff.

2. It's all small.

Ok, ok, ok.... I do have pet peeves:

- People trying to talk on their cell phone and not paying attention how they are driving.

- Anything to do with the New York Yankees.

- Gas prices / cost of oil from the middle east.

- Female products commercials during a family show on TV

- What's happening with Brittany, Paris, Lindsay or Brad.

- Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving.

- Hearing "You have to dial a 1 for a long distance call" on your home phone because you are used to using your cell phone which doesn't need to have a 1 before you make a long distance call and the phone company should automatically add the one becuase they have the technology to do so because they knew you forgot the 1 to begin with.

 Ya know... I kinda feel better after venting. We should do this more often. ; )

Dec 02, 2007 02:42 PM
Kenny & Brianna Franklin
Franklin & Franklin Realty LLC - Woodford, VA

Oh, and some more things...

- finding an empty toilet paper roll in the bathroom when it's too late.

- stores that don't accept debit cards.

- receiving cold food that should have been hot in a restaurant.

- not being able to talk to a human being for help until you've gone through 10 menus.

Dec 02, 2007 02:49 PM
Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Oh my...I think Kenny may have named many of my own except...

- Baseball fans that smack about talk the New York Yankees  :o)

People that have to pull into the left to make a right turn!

Standing in a line behind 12 other shoppers with only 1 register open and 6 others closed

Self Check Out registers at the grocery that need "Associate" help anyway

Soggy pizza crust




Dec 02, 2007 04:30 PM
Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Ooops, that should have read: Baseball fans that *talk smack about* the NY Yankees :)


Dec 03, 2007 01:00 PM
Kenny & Brianna Franklin
Franklin & Franklin Realty LLC - Woodford, VA

Yankee fans.... Oh, brother.  ;D

Dec 03, 2007 11:57 PM
Dawn Heinemann
Long Realty Company - Tucson, AZ
The Peter DeLuca Team

Hi Nancy - LOVE your blog!  Where do you get your images?  Oh and BTW, I have something for youe pet peeve list:



Dec 05, 2007 04:46 AM
Nancy Morrish
Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging - Tucson, AZ
Stage Tucson!

Kenny - I know exactly what you're talking about with the cell phone thing....  you are just returning a call using the display and it won't let you because there is a one in front....  grrrrr

Jackie.... Or ....  baseball fans that smack around the yankees.

Dawn....  I just import my images from my print shop program, and your right about the one size fits all..... as if!!

Dec 05, 2007 06:27 AM
Kerry "Ski" Polakowski
Big Sky Properties of Montana - Kalispell, MT

Hi Nancy,

People who are into the turn before they turn on the turn-signal.

Clients who tell you, as you are presenting their CMA, that their dad and mom, grandpa, uncle Bill, the neighbor, or the neighbor's dog told them that the property was worth way more than that!

Waiters/Waitresses who tell you, "Sorry we're out of that this evening" after you have researched the menu for half an hour and placed your order.

The total power the News Media has over the public.

What is happening to Christmas in this country. Can I say Christmas?

Interest rates charged by Credit Card Companies!

Someone please stop me....I think I'm beginning to foam at the mouth. Sorry, I'm back now!

Have a great Holiday Season Nancy!



Dec 05, 2007 06:36 AM
Charlene Storozuk
Dezigner Digz - Burlington, ON
Home Stager - Burlington Ontario

Nancy, great post!  Here are a couple of my pet peeves:

- people that park their cars so close to your driver side door that you have a hard time getting out of your car

- people that take up 2 parking spots with their car - especially at Christmas time when parking is at a premium!

Have you noticed how many of the pet peeves added to this post are about cars or driving? 

Dec 06, 2007 12:26 AM
Dawn Heinemann
Long Realty Company - Tucson, AZ
The Peter DeLuca Team

All the photos in your blog are your own?  I'm impressed!

Dec 06, 2007 03:46 AM
Robin Willis
eXp Realty - Tucson, AZ
CDPE, SRES, Associate Broker

People who talk to others right in the middle of me saying something after they called ME on the phone.

Fathers who call what they do "parenting" when they don't bother to call their kids for 2 weeks until their next "parenting time".  No Christmas presents, no birthday presents, just "parenting time".

Oh yeah, when someone says, "supposably".  Yes, I know it's a word - I looked it up.  But "supposedly" sounds so much more dignified!!

Dec 06, 2007 11:13 AM
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

Kerry "Ski" - I know what you mean on that one.  I was with one of my girlfriends when she opened one of those unsolicited credit offers for holiday cash... the interest rate was an astounding 84% (that was NOT a typo!).  The loan was for $600.  Needless to say it instantly went into the shreader!

My pet peeves:

* People who text or talk on cell phones at a restaurant (and they are with their family or friends). This also applies in cars or shopping. 

* People on the phone in line or at the register.  Be where you are.  If you need to be on the phone then don't be in line - it is just rude!

*People who use my last name in the word tomorrow... it is NOT tomarrow (I have a friend who spells it like that every time!)

*People who add a 'w' on my last name even though I didn't say it - Marro

Dec 11, 2007 09:56 AM
Tara Boettger
HOMEGIRL Home Staging - Poughkeepsie, NY

Wow..I think we have all covered the driving pet peeves so here are some different one's:

-People who hold the door open for you but I am too far away so I have to run to it. If your making me run it's no help to me!

-I say "Happy Holidays" I don't do it to be politically correct I say it because we are in the "Holiday Season" I hate it when people correct me and say "Merry Christmas" just to prove a point. When it's closer to Christmas I will say it. But not yet.

-People who tell me I'm too young to know about clutter

-My boyfriend after he makes a PB&J sandwhich and leaves peanut butter and crumbs all over the counter.

I'm sure I have alot more..

Dec 12, 2007 02:05 PM
Debbi Callander

I got this New Year message from my friend Jan and I thought it summed up the email related pet peeves beautifully:

This year is almost over and I'd just like to thank you all for all the e-mails that have been sent.  Thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat shit in glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing.  Also, I now have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown);
who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.   I no longer
have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.  Or from the senior bank clerk in Nigeria who wants to split £7 million with me for pretending to be a long lost relative of a customer who died intestate.
I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's novena has granted my every wish.  I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.  Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.
Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca-Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gas without taking a man along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone  will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.  I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore and Uzbekistan.

Thanks to you, I can't use anyone's toilet but  mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

And thanks to your great advice, I can't even pick up the $5.00 I found dropped in the parking garage because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000  people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00pm this afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest  your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump.  I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbour's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.
By the way....a South American scientist after a  lengthy study has discovered that people with low IQ who have infrequent sexual activity always read their e-mails with their hand on the mouse.  Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and wishes for much success in all your endeavours!

Jan 05, 2008 03:29 AM
Debbi Callander
I hope no one found that offensive, it's a little course but I thought funny enough to mitigate.
Jan 05, 2008 03:32 AM
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent
OMG - just spewed a bite of my lunch all over the keyboard!!!   And, yes, my hand was on the mouse!!!!  Too funny!!!
Jan 05, 2008 04:49 AM
Nancy Morrish
Stage Tucson! Professional Home Staging - Tucson, AZ
Stage Tucson!

Oh let's face it Debbi, anyone who would read and relate to this blog in the first place would only find your wonderful addition most hilarious!!  I could relate to SO MANY things on that list!!  HAHA!

and Nancy.....  that will teach you to eat at your computer!

Jan 05, 2008 07:00 AM
Kathy Somers
Stage it First - Toronto, ON
Stage it First Home Staging

Kenny you made me laugh out loud...literally. You and I have some of the same pet peeves. I have a few more.

~Bladder control product commercials and having to explain to my 12 year old daughter what they are used for.!!!

~ I too hate when drivers pull out in front of you fast, wheels screeching around the corner only to see when I look in the rear view mirror that there is no one behind me.

~Erectile Disfunction commercials and having them come on when I am watching TV with my 16 year old son!!!

~Going to get some ice cream and discovering that the tub is empty!!!

~People that leave their dogs out all night in the dog run, and then the dog is howling all night long. When I look out the window I see their TV on and they are ignoring the fact that their stupid dog is waking up the whole neighbourhood. (I also have a dog, so don't send me hate emails saying that I hate dogs...:P)

I have more, but I think that is enough for now.

Great blog btw!!

Jan 06, 2008 11:08 AM