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BS: Pet peeves

kendall 26 Jul 05 - 08:50 AM
GUEST,Dave'sWife 26 Jul 05 - 08:57 AM
Dave Hanson 26 Jul 05 - 08:59 AM
Sandra in Sydney 26 Jul 05 - 09:04 AM
Alice 26 Jul 05 - 09:11 AM
Big Mick 26 Jul 05 - 09:12 AM
GUEST 26 Jul 05 - 09:15 AM
MMario 26 Jul 05 - 09:17 AM
freda underhill 26 Jul 05 - 09:21 AM
GUEST,Dave'sWife 26 Jul 05 - 09:27 AM
GUEST,G 26 Jul 05 - 09:41 AM
Amos 26 Jul 05 - 10:00 AM
The Shambles 26 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM
ranger1 26 Jul 05 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,Mrr 26 Jul 05 - 10:43 AM
Wesley S 26 Jul 05 - 11:42 AM
Bill D 26 Jul 05 - 11:50 AM
GUEST 26 Jul 05 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,Dave'sWife 26 Jul 05 - 11:54 AM
Bill D 26 Jul 05 - 11:57 AM
sixtieschick 26 Jul 05 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,An Englishman Abroad 26 Jul 05 - 12:13 PM
Bunnahabhain 26 Jul 05 - 12:24 PM
JennyO 26 Jul 05 - 12:36 PM
kendall 26 Jul 05 - 08:21 PM
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Cobble 26 Jul 05 - 08:35 PM
Bill D 26 Jul 05 - 09:06 PM
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Bert 27 Jul 05 - 01:26 AM
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Metchosin 27 Jul 05 - 02:02 AM
Metchosin 27 Jul 05 - 02:11 AM
kendall 27 Jul 05 - 08:16 AM
Bobert 27 Jul 05 - 08:27 AM
Bunnahabhain 27 Jul 05 - 09:02 AM
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Subject: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 08:50 AM

There has been too much acrimony here and I think it would be a good idea to give everyone a particular place to vent without attacking someone.

One of my pet peeves is, ONE PLY TOILET PAPER.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Dave'sWife
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 08:57 AM

mine is mockingbirds singing outside my window all nightlong, every night for four months at a time. ..oh, nevermind.. I already kvetched about this in the Randy Squirrels thread...


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 08:59 AM

Conservatives and having to pay to use a public toilet.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:04 AM

mobile phone users in public & semi-public spaces who SPEAK LOUDLY - obviously so folks know they have FRIENDS & A VERY INTERESTING LIFE.

a related peeve - "hello, where are you?' which has replaced "hello, how are you?"

One-ply dunny paper can be ok, unless it's that extremely thin paper that is really only half-ply, and rips when you just look at it, let alone take hold of it. Folks or organisations that buy it deserve to have it stuffed down the loo. (Now why didn't I think of that the day I met it?, that would have learned 'em)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Alice
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:11 AM

People who drive and talk on a cell phone at the same time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Big Mick
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:12 AM

Folks, God bless 'em, who pass these rumors around the Internet without checking them to see if they are even true. It takes about 30 seconds to check with TruthorFiction.com before forwarding these things. I just got one called "Amber Alert" which suggested that a little girl was missing, the daughter of a Walmart manager, and could we forward her picture so folks could help find her. Admirable and would seem to be a legitimate use of email. Trouble is I have received this same one several times over the last few years, same picture with different details. A quick check shows it not to be true.

Most of the time these are designed to get someone to think a certain way. Or maybe not to think a certain way. If I get one that isn't true, you may expect a rather curt reply.

Mick


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:15 AM

People who throw litter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: MMario
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:17 AM

People who assume they have the same rights as a member of the public using a private location as they do when in a public location.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: freda underhill
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:21 AM

too much seriousness, too often.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Dave'sWife
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:27 AM

right now I am mightily cheesed off at the colony of fleas that refuses to vacate my dog's coat. They have bit him all red about the legs. I cannot gas them on account of his epilepsy and cannot use the strongest flea drops for same reason. I can only comb them out and suffocate them in alcohol and rub more gentle flea repellent/killer on him. Drat those horrid fleas. I just spent 15 minutes rubbing his legs with shea butter to soothe the bites. poor baby. Bad enough he had three fits yesterday and he couldn't scratch at the fleas himself.

Fleas are rotten creatures. They bring plague, they bite dogs. May God smite them all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,G
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:41 AM

....having to pay to use a public toilet that was just used by a Liberal.    (lol)

Dave's Wife; The Bayer company has a product called 'Advantage' that just plain works. Not the cheapest pet product on the planet, $15 per dose, and can be purchased from any vet. I watched the fleas start to drop off Rover 10 minutes after the applicaton. Prevents for about a month. No effect on the pup what soever.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Amos
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:00 AM

People who commit the same sins, errors, offenses and misdemeanours as I do. Especially if they do it better.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: The Shambles
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:32 AM

The Australian cricket team.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: ranger1
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:33 AM

1. Dog poop on trails, lawns and the step to the ranger station.
2. People who don't think the rules apply to them.
3. People who throw cigarettes out of car windows.
And that's just for starters.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:43 AM

Oh, I don't know, Peeves might mind being referred to as a pet...


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Wesley S
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:42 AM

Pet peeves ? My two cats. As soon as the lights are turned out they play tag and kitty soccer. And at four in the morning they start to cry until someone - me - gets out of bed and walks them to their food bowl so they can have an audience when they sleep.

How are cat gut guitar strings made ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:50 AM

'Modern' packaging that, under the guise of safety, makes it almost impossible to open a product, even a bag of potato chips or cookies, with one's hands. (Yes, I understand...sorta...secure sealing of electronic gadgets that would be shoplifted)

A few companies actually design in a 'tear here' spot that works, but I am SO tired of straining at a seam made of one of these new plastics until *riiiippppp* half the bag suddenly gives way....or, I have to go find scissors.

(kendall...I work VERY hard to locate decent brands of TWO-ply toilet paper, but since they use almost no old growth timber in TP manufacture now, all TP is of lesser quality than we 'mature' folks remember..I finally solved the TP problem, with, admittedly, a bit of extra expense, by keeping a roll of the better grade of paper towels near the TP (Bounty will do, Kleenex 'Viva' is best!), as they can be dampened for final clean-up. I have found NO...nada...none- regular toilet paper that will suffice alone....and no, I have no room to install a bidét)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:53 AM

Thanks Guest G - I actually use something even more effective than Advantage and have had to apply it twice in 2 weeks because the flea population exploded in Los Angeles for some reason. My Dog has been Flea free for four years and then all the sudden, he's crawling with them. well, his hind legs are crawling with them. The rascals haven't managed to invade his entire body yet.

Maybe it's been the unseasonable heat - I dunno. The fleas are everywhere. We powdered down the house, powdered down the yard - with some kind of boric acis powder I think - it's safe and not a pesticide. i does something to them that makes them die is all I know and it doesn't harm us.

My poor doggie. He's barely gotten over his 3 seizure day yesterday and now he's all red from flea bites and the heat.

Thanks for the advice. Me and fleas are old enemies. I'd have more options if Puppers didn't have epilepsy. Then I could nuke the house and yard and bomb those fleas back to the.. er.. did fleas ever have a stone age?


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Dave'sWife
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:54 AM

Oops! Above was me


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:57 AM

I have a LONG list of other peeves....I may add to this daily..

cyclists, both bicycle and motor, who think the traffic laws do not apply to them. A 'stop' sign applies even if you are peddling! And just becasue you are on two wheels, you do NOT have the right to make you own lanes and ride between cars in order to get ahead. Also, bicycles who ride slowly and block traffic on narrow roads even when there are special cycle paths available!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: sixtieschick
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 12:09 PM

The plastic wrappers on CDs that are nearly impossible to remove without gouging into the case with an exacto-knife. Will someone puhleez invent one with a little plastic zip-strip thingy like a cigarette box wrapper?


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,An Englishman Abroad
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 12:13 PM

People who walk their dogs passed my house and think they have the right to let them piss and shit on or around the two large rocks on each side of my drive.

I am having two slabs made one for each side.

One will say: Here lies the last dog that pissed on my land

The other will say: Here lies the owner of the dogs that last pissed on my land.

I am then calling the local paper to do pictures and a story and make sure all around me with dogs no I am not a happy bunny.

all the best       John


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 12:24 PM

Motorists who assume cycle lanes are really parking parking spaces, forcing us to ride in the rest of the traffic slowing it down so they sit three inches behind us.

Anyone who breaks the rules of the road.

Buses.

and plenty more.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: JennyO
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 12:36 PM

I had a pet peeve once, but it died.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 08:21 PM

Thin skinned people who make mountains out of molehills


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 08:34 PM

Moles who make mountains out of thin skinned people.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Cobble
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 08:35 PM

Wingeing bastards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 09:06 PM

*taking the topic seriously....very seriously....some might say TOO seriously*

I am peeved, nay disgusted, at media...newspapers, TV, radio, movies...etc...who either cannot or WILL not hire people who can edit, spell & pronounce the language... (allowing for basic difference in different cultures.

I saw a made-for-TV movie the other day in which a simulated new program was giving instructions during a disaster. The simulated banner across the bottom of the screen proclaimed "Marshal Law!" Why, I expected a steely-eyed fellow with a six-gun to step into the scene and warn the bad guys!.........What I don't know is, whether they really couldn't spell "Martial", or whether they assumed their audience couldn't and might read it as "marital" law.

I am tired of presumably competent announcers saying someone or something had "wrecked havoc" on something. (I actually emailed a local radio commentator on this a couple of years ago, and he, at least, did express regret)

I am royally pissed at signs or announcements, sometimes BY schools, which cannot differentiate between "accept" and "except"

I am appalled that, after 4-5 years of daily exposure, the news media STILL cannot pronounce "Al Qaeda", "Saddam" or "Iraq" (it is NOT al-KAY-duh, and it is NOT "Eye-rack", no matter what Bush says.)

Those folks 'could' find a source like this and do some basic research, but that might involve giving a damn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:10 PM

hmmm...your *source* sounds to me like she pronounces it al-KAY-duh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,G
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:20 PM

To Guest, Daves' wife; Try the Advantage - it seems to be the only thing (or best) to use in this weather. Pups with the big "E" will not be adversely affected. It is topical and is amazing.

I will personally reimburse you if it doesn't do as I suggest. No, I have no stock in Bayer since the Baycol problem. (Cholesterol)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,G
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 10:31 PM

1. Dogs peeing and pooping on my lawn........what a relief that would be compared to people doing the same thing or attempting to do it to me.

2.Bill D.; Stop watching TV as I did a couple months ago, except for College ball games. Read a couple 'left' and a couple 'right' newspapers and a couple mags like Newsweek and National Review.

Draw a conclusion or two and go from there. I cannot believe the change in my outlook, attitude and overall thoughts about my universe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jul 05 - 11:51 PM

guest 10:10...scroll down to the bottom of the link page and listen to the pronunciation.

G- I have a program which fetches a wide range of news and analysis from many sources. I always try to know what both sides are saying. TV is one type of mirror on the world, and I even listen/watch a bit of both sides there.....but that is not really the point of this thread, is it?
You see, another of my pet peeves is gratuitous digression from a topic without explanation....*grin*

oh, and I almost NEVER watch college sports anymore, as it involves several more of my VERY deep peeves, which I am too tired to type about this evening.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Shanghaiceltic
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 12:18 AM

Spitting-big problem here.

Comet the small half tailed kitten deciding that licking and nibbling ears at 3 a.m. is fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: DougR
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:08 AM

I am not sympathetic with folks who are attracted to Llamas.

DougR


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:26 AM

Wotcha got against Llamas Doug?

And Kendall, just fold it over a couple of times and it will approximate normal two-ply stuff.

My pet peeves are...

Traffic lights - Nineteenth century technology to try to control twentyfirst century traffic.

Stop signs - They did away with them in England and now use yeild signs instead.

And especailly four way stop signs where your knowledge of your right of way depends upon a sign on another street that you can't see.

Then there's those stupid 'Merge into the Fast Lane' signs. Perhaps you are in the slow lane for a good reason, say your car won't go much faster or perhaps you don't feel confident driving any faster. Well sod you, GET INTO THE FAST LANE ANYWAY.

there's loads more but that's enough for now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Kaleea
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:54 AM

FLEAS!!   HATE EM!!

When I lived in rural Minnesota, it was the early days of understanding lyme disease & the woods were literally crawling with ticks--the vet told me to wash my doggie (black lab) with Pert Plus shampoo. PERT?? I asked? He said it has a certain ingredient that bugs don't like, & can kill some of them. PLUS?? He says that doggies need conditioner, too. I washed my doggie once a week with Pert Plus, & rarely saw a flea or tick.

My pet peeves are:
   irresponsible people who do not spay &/or neuter animals! Whenever I see strays, I know it is the result of a human who is irresponsible.
   Irresponsible people who do not train their animals. Training classes are all about training the humans.

other peeves:

   Irresponsible parents who do not discipline their children because they can't bother to be consistent & learn the word, "no". Watch nanny 911 for cryin' out loud!

   People who never learned to behave in society (among other humans). Go back to kindergarten. Almost everything you need to know about life you didn't learn when you flunked out of kindergarten.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 02:02 AM

I'm not fond of spear grass.

Also, I'm getting a bit ticked at all the old spagetti, rat legs, fried chicken, almonds and raven poop in the horse water trough.

And slugs...slugs are feasting on my water lily and water hyacinths in the water garden tubs at the front door. I throw them as hard and as far as I can into the bushes and they keep coming back.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 02:11 AM

the slugs, the slugs keep returning, I can't lift the tubs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 08:16 AM

Bill D. what can you expect from a society in which the head man can't pronounce Nuclear, or particularly?

As far as the media goes, we have a lighthouse on Portland Head. Portland Head was there millions of years before the lighthouse was built, yet most TV people call it "Portland Headlight". I have written to them to remind them that it is not two words, but three. It does no good, they may as well be robots.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 08:27 AM

Right winged SUV'ers with Bush/Cheney stickers and yellow ribbons plastered all over the back end of their gas guzzlers who think that "iot's all about them" as they drive (ha, call that driving, Bobert) as if they owned the friggin' road... And cops who let them get away with it while pullin' the teenager over in the beatup Honda fir havin' a cracked tail lense...

And cowtowin' media owners fir not havin' the guts to stand up and report the real stories *when* the real stories are occuring, like the phony WMD crap in the run-up to war that everyone with an IQ in triple digits knew it was a load of crap...

And while we are on IQ's, hey stupid people really peeve me...

And mean people peeve me...

(But, Bobert, where would America be without stupid and mean people?? Answer me that one...)

Nevermind, I'll quit now...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 09:02 AM

Stop signs - They did away with them in England and now use yeild signs instead.

Oh no they haven't. They are less common than 'give way' signs, but both are about, and are used almost at random. Unless you mean New England, which I don't know about....


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: ranger1
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 09:33 AM

New day, new list...
People who run stop signs and red lights.
People who run stop signs and red lights when I'm in the crosswalk.
Plastic bags in grocery stores
Juice boxes
People using my tools and not putting them back in the toolbox when they are done with them.
Apostrophes in plural nouns. That one drives me nuts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 09:45 AM

My pet gets peeved when I throw him in the pool.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,G
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 10:16 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 10:29 AM

Point well taken, Bill D. While I think Kendalls' concept for this thread is good, I should have stayed away as I realize I don't have a
"pet peeve". I stay away from any irritants when possible and ignore the SUVs.I did hand/arm strengtening excersises so that opening the 'bags' is no longer a problem.
I will, however, reserve comment on people who use cell phones while driving.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,G
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 10:30 AM

10:29 post from Guest,G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 11:30 AM

Somebody mentioned killing fleas with alcohol. Hot water works very well, and no smell, no danger of damage to finishes.

I use a product called Front Line on my kitties, and I haven't seen a flea in years. I don't have to use it as often as they suggest, either. My cats are indoor cats.

My pet peeve - pedestrians who balance on the very edge of the curb, apparently waiting for the chance to tip over into the side of a passing car.

I want to ask them, "Does that last 12-inches of progess mean That Much?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:22 PM

How about those idiots who pass you then turn off at the next exit only a few yards away?


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:26 PM

"I had a pet peeve once, but it died." Jenny O

I think that would be 'pet peef', Jenny O. Example: "beef." "beeves." See?


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: pdq
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:33 PM

Folkies who can't keep their politics out of their folk music.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: JennyO
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:34 PM

Of course Ebbie, you're quite right! I stand corrected!

(I knew you'd have a clever answer somewhere up your sleef :-))


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Dave'sWife
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 01:56 PM

Hey Guest G - thanks for the offer. We switched from Advanatge about 4 years ago to a product called Bio-Spot and have had much better results.. but.. if these fleas keep bugging him - you bet I'll be over to the Vet's Office for some Advanatge.

I tried EVERY RX Flea medication there was from topical to edible to injectible before the dog got Epilepsy and Bio-Spot was the most effective for us at managing the fleas AND.. keeping ticks the hell off of him. Ticks are becoming a big problem here. They didn't used to be. The flea outbreak seems to have affected the entire neighborhood. All the dogs out for Walkies were stopping to scratch at them.

Anyhoo - this AM, I combed the dog out again with a flea comb and found only dead fleas and not very many of them. Whatever we did yesterday worked. I guess during a major infestation, you need to do more than just apply the drops where they say to. We applied some more yesterday to his feet, calves and thighs plus a little on the under-fluff I call his 'pantaloons'. That plus the Flea killing moist-wipe I used did the trick. By Afternoon, he stopped scratching and took a good long nap. This AM, I put ,more shea butter on his bites and he seems right as rain.

I HATE fleas almost as much as I hate ticks. Guest G - very kind of ou to be concerned.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 02:41 PM

Folk musicians that don't realize that singing about politics, usually their own, has always been a large part of the folk process.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Highlandman
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 04:03 PM

Don't have my own pet peeve, they're too hard to keep up. But I am a peeve lover and will gladly pat, stroke, cuddle and even feed any stray peeve which presents itself at the moment. On a temporary basis of course.
-HM


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 04:43 PM

"peef, Highlandman. "peef". Weren't you listening? Please write it on your sleef.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 05:25 PM

other peoples silly little pet peeves,thats my pet peeve.
not really,could care less.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 05:36 PM

definition of 'folk music' that are so broad as to be useless.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 06:47 PM

People who list things a) and 2). LEARN THE BLOODY ALPHABET!

Motorists who turn into roads with out indicating... especially if they're a bus and crushing my second bestest friend between them and the railings, when he is legitimately sitting on his motorbike in the correct lane (he got away with a badly busted ankle).

People who do not replace the toilet roll or leave 2 sheets so they don't have to - of any ply! Should be a hanging offence.

People who flick cigarette butts out of moving vehicles. One landed in Limpit's pram one day so I ran after the car and flicked it back in as he stopped at the lights. He shouted at me so I showed him the cigarette burn on her blanket not 4 inches from her face.

Able bodied people who park in places labelled for disabled people.... just plain mean and lazy.

Our bread bin. The lid keeps falling open (or it does if you don't squash the bag in far enough) and it drives me potty!

LTS - going for a nice, relaxing snooze now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 27 Jul 05 - 08:51 PM

the shambles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: harpgirl
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 09:48 AM

People (I saw a woman do it yesterday) who open their vehicle doors at stops to expectorate in the roadway. YECHHHHHH!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: MMario
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 09:51 AM

better then thinking they might be spitting on the floor of their vehicle!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,someone
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 10:06 AM

People who have NO interest in folk music, who come to Mudcat to bombard the site with racist and intolerant opinions, and lecture, critise and generally moan and be pains in the neck.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 10:10 AM

shoppers in grocery stores who stand in the middle of the asile, one hand on their shopping cart, and study the shelves, totally oblivious to others who might want to just pass by!

similarly: People who stand chatting, whether at a store or a party, in the narrowest possible passage, often in a doorway, and DARE others to find a way past them! (This also applies to parties where a snack or buffet table is set up and to those who stand, grazing and nibbling, while others vainly look for access to the goodies.)

people who arrive at a singing circle where an access point has carefully been left open and drag a chair into the only gap, settling in as if once THEY are there, no one else needs to bother.


(do you see a pattern here? I seem to have a big set of peeves about people who can't, or won't, see how their actions affect the convenience of others.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Dave'sWife @ work
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 11:57 AM

That cigarette flinging thing really should be a serious offense.

My father once flicked a cigarette out HIS Window whilst driving and it flew back in to the back window and hit me in the face by the ear. I still have a small scar. He'd no doubt deny it if I ever brought it up, but my Mum recalls the incident clearly. She wanted to smack him at the time but you could see her trying to figure out just how loud a fuss to make since we were on the Major Deegan expressway at the time and too loud an outburst would meant death for all. I was about 8. I remember thinking I'd been stung by a wasp.

When I see folks doing that today...I just want to scream.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 12:05 PM

just today I saw a woman from a day care place walking a group of little kids on the wrong side of the street.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: MMario
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 12:14 PM

Which side is the "wrong side" Kendall? When I was growing up I was taught to always walk so that I could see oncoming traffic - but know people who grew up being taught the oppisete.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jacqui.c
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 12:22 PM

That's what I was taught in the UK - you should be able to see what is coming toward you. Doesn't seem to make sense the other way!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:16 PM

Right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 02:45 PM

GUEST,An Englishman Abroad 26 Jul 05 - 12:13 PM

Your proposal to conspicuously mark your "No Doggies" areas absolutely will not be successful.

The proper procedure would be to conspicuously mark the affected area as a "Dog Walking Zone" along the lines of the areas marked at Rest Stops on the Interstate Highways.

You should have conspicuous signs to indicate "Please confine pets to this area." An additional "Please deposit dog poop here" would probably help.

In most such areas where I've stopped, these are the only areas where there never is any dog poop.

It's sure to work better.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:20 PM

People who borrow from friends or buy something from a friend and never pay it back.
Where I come from, if your word is no good, YOU are no good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: *Laura*
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:29 PM

When people think just becasue you're on the other side of the stall/counter/bar from them and they are giving you their money - they can treat you like something they stepped in!
Hey - I may be serving you but I'm still human!!!

xLx


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: *Laura*
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:31 PM

Almost as bad - when people get annoyed with you becasue 'no sorry i don't know the band you're talking about that had a CD here five years ago and you can't remember their name but the album had a blue cover!!'
Or conversations like this:
woman: hi - can you help me - do you know Eliza Carthy's songs?
me: I know some of them yes
woman: great well she just played one with loads of noise and music in I was wondering which it was
me: !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

xLx


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:45 PM

today...one hour ago...I took my wife to a hospital to get a heart monitor...(little electrical gadget with electrodes) that she needs to wear for 24 hours. (no...not a serious deal..just a test)...They gave her a set of instructions with it. One line read..."Do not shower, bathe, sit in a sauna, or emerge yourself in water while connected to the monitor."

*sigh*...it's not that one person made one silly mistake...it's that I see & hear examples like that almost every day, and it worries me that people who don't know the difference between 'emerge' and 'immerse' are in charge of sensitive situations. It indicates something beyond mere confused usage. What did the person who wrote that think that 'emerge' usually means?

and by the way, to get from level 2 of the parking garage, which is perpetually full, INTO the hospital, you have to take an elevator UP to level 4, cross into the hospital, and take a different elevator DOWN to level 3....and the markings in each elevator and in the garage are far from clear about where you are or how to get anywhere else. Ah, planning!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: MMario
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:48 PM

they may have been thinking "submerge"


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Amos
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:53 PM

How do you "emerge" yourself into anything? This is fundamental illiteracy at play. Blecch.

Submerge and emerge are as different as in and out to someone who knows a little etymology, not that easily confused. To say they are alike because of the last five letters is simplistic, not to say worse.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:54 PM

maybe...but I'd bet the other way. Interesting mooshing of words, though, if you're right, Mario.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Charmion
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 03:55 PM

Dumb questions.

Today I had to go to the bank (home of dumb questions and incomprehensible answers) to replace my client card. When asked for identification, I handed over my driver's licence and laid my cheque book open on the counter so the teller (oops, "client service representative") could copy the account number.

"Would it be for this account?" asked Miss Gormless as she glanced up at me fetchingly through her eyelashes.

"Why, no dear," I replied. "That chequebook is completely irrelevant to our business today. I just wanted to give the cheques a breath of fresh air."


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: *Laura*
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 04:24 PM

Stupid questions - agreed. (see my earlier post)

lawyer: before you began the autopsy did you check for a pulse?
doctor: no
Lawyer: did you check for breathing?
doctor: no
Lawyer: did you check for blood pressure?
doctor: no
Lawyer: so it's possible the patient could have been alive before you began the autopsy?
doctor: no
Lawyer; how can you be sure?
doctor: because his brain was in a jar on my desk
Lawyer: but he could have been alive nonetheless?
doctor: .... it's possible he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere..

it said this is a true diologue but I doubt it - I hope so though!!
xLx


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 04:49 PM

hows about a lawyer pretending to tell the truth,kind of like asking a used car sales man if there is any thing wrong with the car your looking at


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 04:50 PM

Another pet peeve - people who block off half the room in sessions just because 'I can't see who's playing'.... hey mate.... NEITHER CAN WE SITTING ON THIS SIDE OF THE ROOM!!!!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 05:11 PM

"kind of like asking a used car sales man if there is any thing wrong with the car your looking a" jpk

The hawker's perfidy doesn't irk me any more than hearing people - friends and relatives of mine prepare to sell their vehicle and contriving to mask or "not mention" a problem the vehicle has. Where do we come off feeling higher and mightier than the salesman!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 05:17 PM

irks me too.myself i try to tell all that is wrong,sometimes i miss something not a lot,itry to live an honest live,and it has cost me a lot in both time and money,but i can sleep easy at night.now the one that can cheat you and walk away feeling good about it.whole nother topic in itself.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jul 05 - 10:57 PM

It makes me wonder how we ever won a war...come to think of it, we never did, by our selves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: HuwG
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 12:14 AM

*Laura* has my sympathies, for one who has to endure the customer, who is always right ...


How much head do you put on a pint of beer? One would have thought just under a quarter of an inch would be generally acceptable. However, the drinking public seems to be divided into those who say, "Can I have the other half?" if there is not a trembling miniscus about to spill over the side if the pint is not carried very gingerly indeed, and those who say, "That's flat, mate" if there is not three inches of foaming cornetto on top of half a pint.


"Gorra juke box ?"
"No. Sorry. However, there will be live music later on this evening."
"OK. Gorrany decent music ?"
"I don't know. What had you in mind, Sir ?" [Bach ? Mozart ? Somehow I don't think that would appeal to a young gentleman such as yourself, with nuts and bolts through nose, ears and lower lip.]
"Gorranyfing by the Snotty Frottlers ?"
"May I explain ? This pub offers live music. There is a Performing Rights issue. We can play as incidental or background music, only music which has been performed live, or promoted, on these premises, or for which we have the express consent of the artist(s) and / or producer(s) to play, without having to pay an extra fee to the PRS. Now if the, er, Snotty Throttlers, have not played here or are not using this venue to promote their material, then we cannot play it as background music."
["Please press F1 to reboot"]
"Anything else, Sir ?"
"Yeah. Gorrany decent beer ?"
"The full list, including guest beers, is on that board in front of you."
[Pause. Lips move silently] "Gorrany 'Einiken ?"
"No. If it's not on that board, we don't have it."
"Er ... Gorrany Export ?" [Which Export ? Several breweries have brands of that name.]
"I don't think so. Who brews it ? Please have another look at the board. That's our full list of draught ales, lagers and ciders."
[Pause] "Wossat [brand name] like ?"
"It's a pale bitter, Sir. 4.0 % alcohol by volume, recommended by CAMRA as a good refreshing drink, with pleasant, mildly hopped flavour."
"Wassa strongest you've got ?"
"[Brand name] at 6.5 percent abv."
"£&@* that ! Gissa bottle of Pils." [Great. We have four brands of bottled Pilsner lager in the coolers. However, my patience has now been exhausted.]
"Before I do, can I be assured that you are in fact eighteen years of age or older ?"
"You what ?"
"May I have some proof of age ?"
"%&@& off !"
"Sorry, I can't serve you without proof that you are legally entitled to drink."
"You just served him." [The gentleman next to you with greying hair, crows' feet about the eyes, wearing a cardigan ?]
"I'm sorry, I do need proof of age. Do you have a driving licence, or anything similar ?"
"%&@& off !"
"That's enough. I'm not serving you. Please leave these premises."
"Right. I'm going to be waiting for you outside, mate."[It is now 8:30 pm. We have a late licence, due to the live music, and the bar closes at 12:30. I have then to clear up, restock the shelves and coolers, and so on. I will probably go home at 1:30 am. If you wish to stand around looking for a punch-up for five hours, be my guest. But there will be no fight. We will ensure that you are moved on long before then]
[Exit dissatisfied customer]

My attempts at politeness have taken five minutes, during which several other customers have apparently developed raging thirsts and are howling for UN relief flights.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 02:42 AM

Exchange had by myself and an Antipodean barmaid in a local pub (local to me that is....). I've attempted to duplicate the accent phonetically.... sorry.

What beer do you have please?
> Er.... Highneeken or Forstas
No, what real ale do you have please?
> Er.... (aside to colleague).. Wot's thet staff? Er...... (names generic dishwater fizz), wanna pine a thet?
No thank you.. Can I have a bottle of Barley Wine then please?
> Er.... hyse reed or Rye sling?
Bottle of Cider please!


If you are going to work in a pub - LEARN WHAT BEER IS!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 29 Jul 05 - 05:17 PM

baby seal goes to your pub and sits,barman asks him,what itall be mate.the says back,anything will be fine as long as it ain't candian club.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 30 Jul 05 - 12:33 PM

LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 02 Aug 05 - 07:33 PM

Some thieving son of a bitch stole a bumper sticker that said SUPPORT LAW ENFOECEMENT.

Man would I love to have seen the thief in the act.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Aug 05 - 10:30 AM

When Mr asks me.....'Where is my _______?'
When was the last time I used it?????


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 03 Aug 05 - 07:03 PM

I taught my pet peeve to fetch. Cute little bugger.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 04:10 AM

My pet peeve at this time of year is those people who bathe in perfume or use several different perfumed products.... especially on crowded public transport... I've even had one woman sitting next to me attempt to apply another layer of perfume whilst in a crowded carriage, stuck in a tunnel.... I suggested that if she sprayed her perfume, I'd have an asthma attack, I'd have to hit the passenger alarm and we'd be even later in to work than we already were... She desisted, to much smiled relief from the rest of the carriage.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: kendall
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 08:23 AM

Where do people, women mostly, get the idea that in order to be socially acceptable they must smell like a French whore?


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: mooman
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 08:37 AM

Kendall,

What's wrong with French whores? Is it just that they are French or is it that they are whores or is it that particular combination? And what about the ones that don't wear perfume?

I think it is important we know more! (Well me actually, as I live near France and wouldn't want to make any big mistakes or cause unintentional offence...)

(;>)

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,high jinx
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 08:38 AM

Men who think women should smell like dish soap, laundry detergent, lemon pledge and motor oil!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jacqui.c
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 12:38 PM

What's wrong with women smelling like women? Perfume gives me a headache anyway, whether it's me that's wearing it or someone else. Natural clean body smells are so much more pleasant.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 12:42 PM

Checking accounts that keep running out of money.
If it comes in unscented, I buy it that way!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: PoohBear
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 06:03 PM

The 'other half' walking away from me while still talking - and then getting mad because I say I can't hear and to please repeat comment, question, etc.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: jpk
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 06:15 PM

i like a women who smells like a good 30weight with a hint of nitro methane thrown in.

how many french men does it take to defend paris?
don't know,it's never been tried.

had two dogs while back,names were damn it and too hell,made it a loy easer when calling them or you were ticked off at em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Janey
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 11:22 PM

Alan Tichmarch


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Rhodes Vin
Date: 04 Aug 05 - 11:27 PM

Is that how u spell it? I thought there was a bit of tit in front.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 01:43 AM

I HATE it when someone steals the 100th post and doesn't realise how important it is to others..... : )

LTS


And it's Titchmarsh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 02:38 AM

Television advertising--100% sickmaking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 04:50 AM

Isn't Peeves that badly behaved ghost in the Harry potter books? Why would anyone want to make a pet of him?

:D


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 Aug 05 - 06:19 AM

Bad whisky and good wimmin.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: frogprince
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:00 PM

Please print your account number on your check or money order. Your account number is:          0000000135790864200000000PADGKBRT000987654321234LJGD
MXT000076855594440312000QWERTY0000ZXCVBNM00000-1.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:17 PM

Most of the above plus people who are deadly quiet until about 2.00 am and then play Eminem or that "Dry your eyes, mite" thing at huge volume, the apparent lack of individuality among A LOT OF (not all of) to-days teenagers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:30 PM

...and that reminds me! Internet forms that will not allow you to put spaces or hyphens in your credit card # (or phone number)...and do not provide compartments to break it up, requiring you instead to type:3125927549737218 all in one string....also, credit card BILLS which now list the # with no breaks.

Someday, I'm going to fill in Pi to 12 places and see if anyone notices.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 02:35 PM

That new ad for a roll-on aspirin product. Sends me to the bathroom for an Excedrin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Scoville
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 03:12 PM

Without going into a tirade about George W., I'll settle for:

Bad drivers (cell phones, tailgating, no turn signals, weaving in and out, etc. etc.)

People who don't spay/neuter, train, or provide preventive healthcare for their pets, or who have more pets than they can afford. Sorry, that sounds harsh but I've watched too many pets die because their owners "didn't have the money" for shots or heartworm preventative, or got a pet without bothering to find out what sort for care it needed.






Dave's Wife: I'm sure you know this, but when you do boric acid powder for fleas, get under the furniture and under any decks in the yard very thoroughly--fleas hide in dark places. Also, unless your dog is specifically allergic to topicals and you haven't already tried it, spend the extra bucks on Frontline or Advantage--they cost more than store brands but they really do work better and are far less likely to poison your pets (Hartz is toxic, I swear, and it doesn't work). Frontline is more waterproof but still quite safe. I think Frontline Plus works pretty well for ticks, too, but check anyway.

If your dog has very thick hair like mine does it can be hard to get the topical on the skin itself, which is very important if that stuff is going to work (otherwise, it just wicks up the hair and isn't effective). I put it in my dog's armpits, etc., where the hair is thinner but she still can't reach it well to lick it off.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Becca72
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 03:13 PM

I have lots of pet peeves...probably too many to list here.
My comments on other posts: As for getting rid of fleas on sensitive animals, my cat once had a litter of kittens and they were much too young to have any chemicals whatsoever but their roving tom of a father brought in fleas and I was told to rub Dawn dish detergent on them...worked like a charm! Though for a full-sized dog it would take a lot more dish soap.

As for the "right side of the road" cyclists should ride with the flow of traffic, pedestrians should walk facing oncoming traffic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 05:23 PM

**ALL** television "wrestling" shows....totally fake 'combat', but glorifying and inspiring violence anyway.....and while I'm at it, all "ultimate fighting" shows..NOT fake, but still promoting violence for the sake of it and $$$$$.

And television 'documentaries' with MEGA in the title....mostly detailing of natural disasters, read in a sonorous tone, about why YOU could be blown up, blown away, washed away, flooded out, driven mad, buried alive, eaten, stung, or otherwise treated shabbily by Mother Nature and her forces! Why do I NEED to know in scary detail that Yellowstone Park could erupt and wipe out half the USA? Or that an asteroid could wipe out the other half? If they spent 10% of the time & money educating us on real problems we CAN do something about, rather than on 'possible' problems we (the general public) cannot, we might make some progress.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Scoville
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 05:43 PM

Also, dish soap can be very drying on skin so don't overdo it, but yes, bathing is pretty much the only option for very young kittens.




Must add:

I'm one of those drivers who DOES try to give bikes and motorcycles some space, but none of the bicyclists in my neighborhood obey any traffic signs! Drives me INSANE. If I hit one it's techincally my fault because of the speed/size/weight disparity between a car and a bike, even if the SOB ran a stop sign into my path. I almost got T-boned by a guy on a bike who ran a sign and he flipped me off for making him--gasp--stop at a stop sign because I was in the intersection first.

My parents would have grounded me from riding if they had caught me running stop signs or going through intersections without looking. It's a miracle no kids have been run over around here.

I'm sorry, if you don't want to slow down for stop signs, don't ride in residential areas. Go out on the FM's where there are few crossroads.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 01:10 PM

Pet peeves:-

1. Tony Bloody Blair.
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100. Telephone systems which dish out Mozart 40 played on dustbin lids by chimpanzees with bricks while I'm waiting, usually in vain, to speak to something remotely describable as human, which doesn't (if I'm lucky enough to reach it) know the answer to my question, and puts me on transfer to another department (usually not the right one), which injects another dose of boilermakers noise.

I really bloody hate that!

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 02:02 PM

and since you remind me Don T............I spent an hour yesterday on the phone about software conflicts I encountered when installing a new printer...yes, the 'tech representative' was in INDIA! He was nice, but I had to ask him to repeat every 4th sentence, and despite my relative competence, he read the 'fixes' by rote, directly from some manual...(yeah, he wasn't allowed to deviate)....and when we finally ended the call, he wanted me to verbally "agree" that my problem was 'resolved', though I was not sure it was. They had a list I was to choose from as to whether the service was 'excellent' 'average' or 'poor'....arrggghhhh! I probably ruined his day by refusing to let them word my opinions!


I am in Maryland....I wish to speak to techies whose native language is the same as mine, and who comprehend the nuances of my problem.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Becca72
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 03:22 PM

People on cell phones in public places really piss me off...I use the laundrymat as I have no hook-up in my apartment and I always bring a BOOK and sit quietly. I have experienced on many many occasions people having loud, personal conversations seemingly just to pass the time. GO OUTSIDE. I don't need to share your business.

People who say "suppoably"

Putting AND in a three digit (or more) number, ie one hundred and twelve.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bert
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 04:38 PM

Bill, I don't usually mind an Indian accent but if I get someone I can't understand I just ask them to let me speak to someone who speaks English.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 05:02 PM

Here's the opposite end of the phone... my pet peeve at work is that we are the only department that doesn't have an answerphone for out of hours or a 'hold' facility for entertaining customers or just plain reminding the operator that there is some poor person on the other end....

I also hate one particular inspector who will insist on me relating all the details and then telling ME what the answer is, rather than speaking to the person directly.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Slag
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 05:08 PM

In regards to the original peeve: The last decent TP made was Aurora. As for people who block grocery store aisles and hallways, just think, they drive with the same disregard on the roadways. Whoever invented speed bumps should be drug over one for all eternity. Women who mutalate ther lips by having them pumped full of collagen or whatever who was the joker that told them that was attractive? And what about poking bits of metal and bone through one's flesh? especially resturant employes who have a stud through their tongue? How unappetizing! As for bicyclists who use the roads designed for automobile traffic, paid for by said auto users, maintained by the same, I say, go build your own roads.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 05:13 PM

"Putting AND in a three digit (or more) number, ie one hundred and twelve."

Sorry Becca, we English have been teaching our kids to do this ever since WE invented the language.

It is our transatlantic former colonists who have got it wrong.

(broad grins)

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Becca72
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 07:00 PM

Sorry Don, but the "and" is unnecessary. Much like "of" is unnecessary in the phrase "get off of the bus".
Perhaps some of the things we Americans have done to "your" language have actually been an improvement. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 07:15 PM

writing incomplete sentences


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Kaleea
Date: 01 Aug 06 - 07:47 PM

A year ago when I posted, I forgot this one: idiots leaving little ones (animal or human) in cars on hot days. with a window slightly opened "just for a minute" & the poor things have heat exhaustion or die.
It only takes 10 minutes for 80 degree fahrenheit outside to turn into over 100 degrees inside that car. Children & animals have much less resistance to heat, and their blood pressure rises faster.

(Roy Rogers had a special airconditioned trailer for Trigger! too bad some human children aren't cared for that well)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 02 Aug 06 - 02:59 PM

My point, Becca, was that it is very unlikely that anyone could change the lifelong conditioning of a whole nation.

The way I put it was intended to be taken as tongue in cheek, rather than patronising.

As to the usage, you may well be right in saying that it is an improvement, but I fear that you are going to hear that "and" from any Brit you meet in the foraeeable future.

Ah, the vagaries of usage!

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Aug 06 - 09:52 AM

People who give their daughters boys' names. They claim they aren't sexist? Not conveying that they really wanted a boy and she better compensate? I'll believe that when they give their sons girls' names.

People who use "most" when they mean "almost."


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Cool Beans
Date: 03 Aug 06 - 09:55 AM

I used to have a pet peeve but it was eaten by my giant slalom.
(Old Bob & Ray joke)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 09:49 AM

Individuals who careen from a parking lot onto the roadway without stopping. Or just fly towards the roadway so fast you think they may not stop and have to be ready to brake. Driving used to be relaxing, now it's a source of anxiety.

Apostrophe misusers.

Morons in entertainment who, not content to fill shows and movies with disgusting dreck, now fill commercials with it. So even if you don't choose to watch "Bug-Swallowing Survivors" "Crap-Talking Excuses for Humor" or "See Kennedy's Head Shot in Slow Motion" you are still subjected to their highlights.

For the record on the flea issue, the reason you put Advantage down their back is they can't lick it there, it's mighty poisonous! Don't put it in random spots unless your dog has never licked himself anywhere.

Only thing that works around here is lots of baths, some flea powder a day after the bath, and debugging the lawn.   Vet says if your lawn is harboring tons of bugs you're never going to win the war on fleas no matter how much ammo you throw at it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: Les from Hull
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 03:50 PM

'With a hundred and ten cornets close at hand' Meredith Willson 1957

Or is it just after 111 (however you say it) that we can drop the and. And who says you can't end a sentence with and. It seems that this is a difference in usage of either side of the Atlantic.

And the only time I remember hearing 'off of' was from Sir Michael Jagger, speaking meteriologically. But his American was always far better than his English!

Of course many people's pet peeve is a smartarse (note spelling!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: skipy
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 05:47 PM

Bikini tops!
Long live the kini!
Skipy
Drifting hopelessly in a sea of wishes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: frogprince
Date: 04 Aug 06 - 08:58 PM

Bikini tops, hell!
Bathing suits, period!


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Subject: RE: BS: Pet peeves
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Sep 06 - 02:06 PM

woodlice


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