Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, December 10, 2012

IMPATIENCE

Question Of The Week 12-10-12

My husband's pet peeve is probably that I am always in such a rush. 
Slow motion is my pet peeve.  When I'm ready to go I want everyone ready to go.

What is your greatest pet peeve?




25 comments:

  1. I can certainly sympathize with your pet peeve.....I have written before about Doc always saying he is ready to go and then having "14 things" more to do before he is really ready to go.

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  2. I know your pet peeve, but my worst pet peeve is when someone says - I'll do it later - I find later never comes.

    sandie

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  3. Mine is foolish drivers. They don't look before backing up, they don't stop at stop signs or for red lights. They tailgate while texting or talking on their "smart" phones. I guess they need "smart" phones because they're not too smart. And I hate driving in the rain because that seems to be when the worst, most foolish drivers come out. And speed.

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  4. Jeanie -- My best friend used to let her small children tie their own shoes and we would have to wait what seemed like hours to go anywhere. It is a wonder my own children ever learned to tie their shoes because it was easier and faster for met to do it for them. Ron is even slower now with his physical problems but he as always taken his own sweet time and barely tolerates my anxiety. Doc sounds about the same.

    Chatty Crone -- Oh yes, that's one of mine too.

    Bonnie -- Of course, texting and driving is a huge pet peeve plus anything that distracts someone from fulfilling dangerous tasks and not paying attention.

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  5. I don't like it when people dwell, ad nauseam, on things that happened in the past. Let it go, I say.

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  6. Anything to do with gender stereotyping drives me insane.

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  7. People who ask you the same question 12 different ways hoping to get a different answer.

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  8. Having driven an 18 wheeler a lot of miles, mine is people who don't have a clue how to merge onto an interstate.
    No where will you find drivers training to show that someone is supposed to get into the left lane so you can enter a highway with a merge lane.
    You're supposed to know how to merge and it's so easy.. just find a gap, adjust your speed to get behind someone and go. No need to find a truck who can't get over and time your speed to match his so you can drive beside him honking your horn.
    I'v had people actually step on their brakes so they could get right beside me instead of continuing to accelerate and going on ahead. sheesh!

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  9. I go crazy when folks keep asking me questions when I just don't feel like talking. That happens alot at work. Especially when I need to concentrate on what I'm doing under time pressure.

    Also People on the phone at work- where it's against the rules / policy- or on it when driving then driving badly-

    I got lots of these!

    Also people telling me to take it easy when I can't!

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  10. Lynn -- We are supposed to glimpse our past as we would see it in our rear view mirror Glance at it to learn but don't stare at it or we'll wreck for sure.

    LL Cool Joe -- But are you stereotyping the stereotypers?

    Riot Kitty -- Somehow I picture you giving them a different answer every time just for the heck of it. lol

    Cliff -- Oh dear, I was one of those drivers until Ron came along and educated me. Now I am a very courteous driver and respectful of trucks on the road, anticipating their needs and not getting in any wrestling matches...well most of the time:)

    Snaggle Tooth -- Oh dear, take it easy. Sorry I couldn't resist:)

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  11. I certainly share your's. People who are slow as slugs absolutely annoy me. I have more than one pet peeve, but this is certainly at the top of my list.

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  12. Way to go ..... I am always the fastest to get ready and always on the go :D

    For me, it has to be when others don't give me 'space'....as in 'me-alone' time.

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  13. I have so many
    I think I'm becoming way too grumpy
    2 big peeves are rude drivers and people on cell phones in public

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  14. My pet peeve...when someone doesn't get to the point and I'm in a hurry...I guess you could call that impatience. People that say "ummm..." and "well..." all the time but don't SPIT IT OUT. Not happy with that. lol

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  15. I always have something to do -- a book to read, papers to grade (when I'm teaching), a crossword puzzle to solve. That way, if I am waiting, I'm not sending my own blood pressure soaring. Instead I'm either enjoying myself or getting something done! (Otherwise I would be crazy impatient!)

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  16. Mountain Mama -- In the spirit of the season, perhaps you and I both should try to slow down a bit:) It's really hard isn't it?

    Shionge -- I always get up early and it started when the children were little. Those early morning hours would be "me time". Then they got older and learned I was awake and the begging could start early.

    Dianne --- Rude drivers for sure. Cell phones in public, not so much anymore. It used to bother me a lot...until I became one. Yikes!

    Ileana -- Oh I feel you girl. Just want to knock them into the end of the story.

    Susan Adcox -- I too try to keep myself occupied, especially in medical waiting rooms. I will listen to an audio book while crocheting. It drives Ron crazy because he can just sit and calmly wait. I don't know how he does that. I believe I was raised on "Idle hands are the devils workshop" and I rarely, if ever, saw my mother doing nothing.

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  17. I think your husband and mine are very similar as are you and I. I want to get it done and move on to the next thing so that eventually I can sit down and do nothing at all! My pet peeve is arriving late for an event or even arriving just in the nick of time.

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  18. I hate hearing people talk down to their elderly parents, especially calling them 'dear'. I've told my kids that even when I'm old and senile I'll still be their mother and they better call me Mum because I won't answer to 'dear'.

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  19. Most of everyone here as covered a lot of my pet peeves.

    1) Slo-mo drivers who cut you off to get on the highway, then drive the speed limit (or lower) to gum up your journey.

    2) Asking a question multiple ways because they don't like the original answer (unions are good for that).

    However, my biggest pet peeve is one that my wife does.

    She'll call me on the phone, usually when I'm busy, then as soon as I answer she'll say, "hold on" and put me on hold.

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  20. Tabor -- Oh yes we are so alike. I get it from my mother. She had to put up with my dad always taking his own sweet time and she was responsible to get him where they needed to be. I always insist on being on time or early and that is difficult to pull off.

    Pat MacKenzie -- I am with you there. When people start baby-talking to me, you might as well just shoot me.

    G.B. Miller -- You have a legitimate gripe on the last one. That often happens with certain family members and it drives me crazy too.

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  21. Wow, you and my husband should hook-up....just kidding! LOL. My husband is speedy gonzales...always in a hurry...driving, walking...
    I don't mean I am slow at everything, but I do enjoy going at my own pace.

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  22. My pet peeve is probably when somebody doesn't finish their sentence... you wait and wait... and that is just it... AAARRGGHH!!!

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  23. Linda Primmer -- If I had a nickle for every time my husband had used the words "slow down" I'd be rich. Thanks for visiting my blog. Loved looking at your decorating ideas.

    Holland -- I know exactly what.....

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  24. My pet peeve is being interrupted in any way when I am in the middle of a thought, whether I'm speaking, writing an e-mail, or trying to get through a complicated task at work. I like to finish what I started before being distracted by something else.

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