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Pet peeves

Take A Mulligan

March 31, 2019
By John Sheda , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

I've been asking around and even asked on Facebook what your pet peeves were. Wow! Wow!

There may just be a Part #1 and #2 column due to the exhaustive responses received. Every year around April Fools Day, we have our annual Pet Peeves column.

We simply ask the question, "What are a few of your pet peeves?, and this year there seems to be a lot of pent up frustration because everyone responded with a bunch of aggravations or pet peeves. So, here we go...

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There were lots of driving pet peeves; going too slow in the left lane, passing and then slowing down, not using turning signals, driving a little under the speed limit on those two lane roads and tailgaters to name a few.

There were a few eating pet peeves too; eating too loud, not closing mouth when eating, smacking their gum; burping out loud and leaving food on their face.

Dominic thinks it's tacky to wear your pajamas to Wal-Mart. Wouldn't wanna see me in my pajamas, (or lack of them)!!!

Here's a new one from Beth; She dislikes people whistling in stores. Drives her crazy.

Several of you feel it's wrong to park in handicap places without the proper sticker......even if it's just waiting for someone. I concur.

Steve and a host of others think people that are habitually late are very rude. And if you don't know someone that is, then you are the one, right Steve??

What about those people that are usually early....too early??

Anne feels there are a lot of people called "one-uppers." Yea, those people who always have a story better than yours. One Uppers!!

A lot of you feel upset over people using their cell phones and loudly mind you, in public places, especially check out lanes in stores and not listening to the check out lady.

Here's a new one............Mark hates it when you try to remove your sweater and your shirt underneath keeps coming off too.........exposing that big ugly tummy.........

Judah hates when people while driving, don't use their cruise then slow then faster, then slow down again. "GRRRRR" she says.

Here's an interesting one; Bill hates Democrats and his wife, Susan hates Republicans. Interesting conversations at the supper table, I bet.

Well, that's enough for now.

Part #2 will be next week, but here are my top three pet peeves.

I still really dislike people that wear socks with their sandals. If its warm enough to wear sandals with holes in them then why wear socks to fill in the holes.

Another pet peeve for me is those people that take pictures of their supper, dinner, breakfast or whatever on Facebook. I DON'T CARE! Do you really think anyone else cares? Well honey, I got news for you................they don't!!!!

Pet Peeve # 3 are all those people who call and say I have back pain or I my car warranty is due, or I can get the best credit card in the world. I keep pressing the "do not call" button they say I can press..............but the next day they call again. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Anyhooooo, that's it for today. Let me know if you have any other pet peeves not listed here.

I'm sure there are a lot not covered here.

Email me at or call me at 319.327.4640. Have a great weekend.



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