My Top Ten Pet Peeves

NaBloWriMo Day 4

1.  People who forget their manners in public, such as cramming their way onto a bus before the passengers getting off have had a chance to leave.

2.  Bumper-divers who follow you too closely in traffic and who endanger everyone else.

3.  People who are too busy to read books.

4.  The way government agencies in the United States maintain de facto legal power.



5. People who stand in lines at grocery stores, coffee shops, or bus stops talking into their Smartphones at the top of their lungs.

6. People who claim to be at a social event but who do nothing but text.

7. People who refuse to turn off their electronics in theaters.


8. Retailers who put up holiday decorations two holidays ahead of the season.

9. Men who get off on getting too close 

to a woman’s face when talking to her,

meaning intimidation-by-invading-personal-bubble.





10. Those whose sense of urgency drives them to push their timetable on others.



What are your favorite pet peeves?



6 responses to “My Top Ten Pet Peeves”

  1. Gigi Murfitt says:

    Sarah. I took a poll of my family and asked them about their pet peeve –

    Gabe’s pet peeve – When people touch the top of his head.

    Steve’s pet peeve – People hanging out in the left lane on the freeway.

    My niece Kate’s pet peeve – Food chomping. And one-word text responses.

    Gigi’s pet peeve – People parking in disabled parking without a disabled plaquard.

    Thanks for letting us vent!

  2. Sarah Moser says:


    Thanks for reading and venting, too! Hear, hear!

    This was one of those days I needed to write something and am too tired to be profound or think very hard. Peeves, however, always seem to be front and center, don’t they?

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah M.

  3. Dakota says:

    Thank you for stopping by the blog! I hear you on the holiday decorations being so ahead… it annoys me enough that I’m planning a blog post on it!

  4. Sarah Moser says:

    Thanks, Dakota. You can add another holiday-specific rant for me. This evening my husband and I were driving home from Costco (we live in WA state) and passed one of the parks near our home. It’s right on Lake Sammamish in a neighborhood much ritzier than ours.

    And they have already decorated the ENTIRE park for Halloween! It’s only October 6!

    I may have to do “Pet Peeves II” before much longer.

    Sarah Moser

  5. Sylvia says:

    Most of those are mine, too, Sarah. I also intensely dislike it when I start to make a comment in an open conversation and someone will raise their voice to over-talk my comment, therefore dominating the whole conversation with the friend they think are “cool.” SIGH Is it my age, or what?

  6. Sarah Moser says:


    No, of course it isn’t. Larry and were just talking about something similar yesterday. I was raised in the NW by Southern parents. In our household, we were taught that “Good manners never go out of style.” They don’t.

    A lot of people up here could stand a healthy dose of that.

    Maybe I’ll post one of these days about manners, too!


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