Friday, January 22, 2010

The Friday Five

This week's Friday Five inspiration came from watching a Southwest Airlines commercial about airlines charging baggage fees. That is a peeve!
So, some pet peeves I have:
1. Being late. I don't like it when I'm late, nor do I like it when I have to wait for people who are late. (Trying to chill here.)
2. Fees. Extra fees tacked on. At the beginning of every year, I have to pay a bunch of fees for the business. Fees for boilers, fees for trucks, fees for the wood stove, fees for being on the face of the planet. Fees are taxes that the people don't get to vote on. I hate fees.
3. Flip-flop sports announcers. I don't like it when the announcers are touting one team to the point of making you nauseous, then, during the game when that team is getting waxed, they flop to the other side and start singing the praises of the team they were dissing in the pre-game (In case you're wondering, I'm thinking specifically of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman this week, but I'll give Troy a pass, since he was a Cowboy.)
4. When someone takes the last Diet Coke out of the fridge and doesn't restock it.
5. When I've been watching a movie for awhile (and no one wanted to watch it with me--I offered) and then they come in a half hour into it and want to know what's happening in the movie.
Question: Any of these your peeves? Do you have a pet peeve?
And in case you didn't catch it, I've got an interview up at Romance Writers on the Journey today. Please go check it out!


  1. Amen with the Diet Coke! Oh....wait...I'm the only one who drinks it in my house. I guess that means I'm at fault. Darn.

    You would not be able to stand my stepdad. we call it Robert-time, because he's usually about an hour late for everything. I sitll love him, though. :)

  2. Definitely fees and taxes. Grrrr. How does the government expect small business to thrive when they tax us into the ground? Gosh, I could go on and on about that. I'd love to get a FairTax out. Heh.
    And being late, I'm guilty of it myself but if I say I'll be somewhere at a certain time, I usually am. My pet peeve is when someone says they'll be somewhere, then don't show up and don't bother to call. I think that's SO rude.
    How's that for ranting?
    Have a great weekend Erica!

  3. You hit the nail on the head with the movie bit: my dad would drive us all crazy by either 1) walking in during the final 10-15 minutes of a movie and ask what the movie was about; or 2) fall asleep about 5 minutes in and then wake up at the end to ask what happened.

    Being late is also a bit bugaboo for me; not so much for my lovely spouse, who usually tries to sneak another dozen "Things To Do" in the infinitesimal time remaining to her. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

  4. Hate it when a cardboard tube is left on the toilet paper holder. Hello! You won't get an incurable disease if you put a new roll on.

  5. When you make a point of holding the door for someone and they brush by you with no thank you and they bump you on the way. IRK!

    Happy Friday!
    ~ Wendy

  6. I'm with you--I hate late! As to the taxes, not sure how much of a vote we're getting nowadays =P Last weekend we were commenting on Troy Aikman's commenting, and...oy.

  7. Yay! I'm glad I'm not alone in my peevish-ness on some issues.

    Katie, at our church, we call it Christian Standard Time which = about five minutes late getting everything started.

    Jessica, having just paid ANOTHER set of business fees, I feel our pain!

  8. Kevin, my kids have learned that when I say we're leaving in ten minutes, it actually means we're leaving in five! :D

    CJ, that is SUCH a pain! I HATE that!

    Wendy, I agree. I also get a little grumpy when I'm in the grocery store and looking at something on the shelf and someone passes between me and the shelves without saying excuse me.

  9. G- I was trying to give Troy the benefit of the doubt last week, since he was a Cowboy and a certain amount of bias is expected, but YIKES that was terrible!

  10. I'm with you on the fees one. Hate them. Going to check out your interview.

  11. I totally agree on 1,2,4 & 5. As for the sports announcers-- it has really griped me lately when I hear one name mentioned constantly as if he's the only one playing the game, he's the best player, the best guy, best Christian, best son/husband/brother on earth. Examples Tebow and Favre. The other guys play hard too! Oh, see this is a REAL pet peeve. ;/

  12. Great list! My pet peeve? Um, people who drive too slow. Like under the speed limit slow. I have places to go, you know!?

  13. I have a couple of pet peeves:

    people (actually my men) leaving the toilet seat up

    people in service occupations that don't seem to care AT ALL

    There's got to be more, but right now it's Friday and we're going on a date tonight, so I can't think of any.

    P.S. I broke the Diet Coke habit years ago. Oh, I was soooo addicted!!! Pop. Fizz.

  14. I enjoyed having you as my guest at Romance Writers on the Journey, Erica, and welcomed the opportunity to learn more about you and your writing.

    I don't like being late, either. I was often late when I was young, but, thankfully, I established a new habit years ago and am generally on time or early these days.

  15. I can say "ditto" to Katie's comment: I hate reaching for a Diet Coke and finding the shelf empty, but since I'm the one who drinks it, I can't blame anyone except myself. I have two grown daughters who like it, too, but when they're visiting they're very conscientious about keeping the supply topped up.

    The only other pet peeve is when cupboards, drawers and closet doors don't get completely shut. I mean, if you're closing it anyway how hard would it be to shut it completely instead of leaving it open an inch or two? It especially bugs me when I settle into bed and then glance up to see a 4" strip of blackness indicating the closet door is still ajar. Aghhh! (I'll stop now before it becomes a full blown rant.)