Pet Peeves

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Submitted by rankandfile on August 21, 2006 - 10:10pm

This thread is a means for all y'all to vent your pet peeves. Consider it a form of therapy.

Submitted by rankandfile on August 22, 2006 - 12:05am.

I really don't like the following things:

  1. Toilet paper roll that feeds from the bottom rather than the top
  2. Toothpaste stains on the bathroom sink
  3. A wet patch on the carpet in front of the shower
  4. No courtesy flush

That's it for now...

Submitted by Chrispy on August 22, 2006 - 8:19am.

I am really sick of not getting accurate information as far as days on market from our old pal, the MLS. Unless I live in the neighborhood and can see the "for sale" sign over many months, I can't *really* tell what an albatross the house might be to its owner.

My second pet peeve is diminishing by the day - it's the gloating statements about having made quick and well-deserved money from my homeowning friends. No longer are they bragging about their economic prowess.

Which brings me to my last pet peeve - people that think the appraisal/realtor estimated price is more accurate than what the market will bear/comps! I had a friend tell me her home appreciated 30% in four months, because her realtor SAID SO.


Submitted by speedingpullet on August 22, 2006 - 11:29am.

My pet peeve:....calling properties 'homes'.

As in "Townhome". FFS its called a "TownHOUSE"! ARRGGHH!

When did 'home' and 'house' become synonimous?

Is this just a US thing?

I've never heard of houses being called homes over in the UK, so is this just a portion of 'realtorspeak' that was assimilated without anyone knowing?

It makes me wince every time I see/hear it.

Same way that 40-year-old men refer to going to the toilet as going to "the little boy's room", or using "impact" as an adjective - ie "Impactful"...

Submitted by PerryChase on August 22, 2006 - 11:43am.

Insisting on calling an apartment a condominium. I have friends who correct me when I call their places apartments.

An owned apartment or a rental apartment is still an apartment to me.

Submitted by Chrispy on August 22, 2006 - 2:52pm.

I walked past a condo conversion yesterday. One of the top "selling features" on the billboard outside stated "Fully mature landscaping." Said landscaping consisted of the beat-up bird of paradise trees (still not pruned) left over from the days when the place was a dingy rental.

I hate the way realtors try to turn everything, especially negatives, into a bonus! Crap like "freeway close" when your backyard overlooks an onramp. Or - "close to shops and schools" when there's a liquor store on the corner and a bartender's academy next to it. They should just shut up and let the buyer fill in the blanks.

Submitted by Larry J. on August 22, 2006 - 5:10pm.

The pet peeve that comes to mind first are parking spaces that seem too small. While a car could "technically" fit within the bounds of many they don't seem to account for the fact that people need to open the doors of those cars.

This of course plays into the way some people park who seem absolutely oblivious to their fellow parking citizens.

Submitted by salo_t on August 22, 2006 - 5:24pm.

1. Slow drivers that think they are the only people on the road.

2. Loud people that think everything they say is interesting because they said it.

3. Realtors that don't know how to tell their clients to clean the house and yard before snapping photos for the MLS. I don't want to see your dirty laundry in the bedroom and box of cereal on the table!

4. Guys that shake hands with a limp wrist. What the hell is up with that?

Actually I'm a very irritable person so these are just a few.

Submitted by PerryChase on August 22, 2006 - 5:48pm.

I don't like to shake hands at all. I go wash my hands at the first opportunity.

Submitted by rankandfile on August 22, 2006 - 6:44pm.

Perry, have you ever watched Monk?

Submitted by powayseller on August 23, 2006 - 7:48am.

1) women who seek attention by wearing skimpy clothes or talking loud, esp. on their cell phones.

2) formula feeding for infants (natural milk is best)

3) waiters whisking my plate away when I'm done eating

Submitted by PD on August 23, 2006 - 9:03am.

1) The blame America syndrome
2) The “we wanted 9/11 to happen” fools

Submitted by CardiffBaseball on August 23, 2006 - 11:43am.

1) women who seek attention by wearing skimpy clothes or talking loud, esp. on their cell phones.

I object to number 1. I just hope they don't mind the double-takes, because there is a fine line between a guy being flattering and just plain creepy.

Submitted by anxvariety on August 23, 2006 - 11:50am.

1. Creation of taboos to impede free speech.
2. Chewing while talking in any sort of movie or TV show.

Submitted by PD on August 23, 2006 - 11:55am.


Submitted by rankandfile on August 23, 2006 - 11:55am.

I agree with PD. Here are some more of mine:

  1. The people who criticize our war on terror are the same people that criticized the current leadership for not doing anything to prevent 9/11. Damned if they do and damned if they don't.
  2. Those people that think they doing a good deed by letting you make a turn in front of them on the road while they are giving you that impatient fart-wafting hand motion and have an irritated look on their face.
  3. Those that drive at speed limit or below in the fast lane and won't move to the other lane to let you pass.
  4. Car pool lanes. These are the biggest farce in the history of traffic engineering and don't work! Ultra Narrow Vehicles (UNVs or Commuter Cars) are the way to go!
  5. TheYankees sweeping the Red Sox in a 5 game series at Fenway Park.

That's it for now...

Submitted by speedingpullet on August 23, 2006 - 12:12pm.

Ach, don't even get me started on Angelino driving...

..except to note an interesting law....the more expensive the car, the less likely to use signals when crossing 4 lanes of the freeway at one time.*

Its almost as if those Hummers, Mercs and loathsome Lexii actually come without signals as part of the standard package. I guess if you need to chose between metallic paint and ...erm..signals, Teh Shinee will always win.

*also applies to pickups and vans that look like they're running on a lick and a promise. In this case, they really may not have signals. Dilapidation I can deal with; oblivion/indifference to the rest of the world I won't.

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