Pet peeve day

We all have little (and big) thing that irritate us. Some of mine:

Hangers that don’t function. It never fails. Whenever I start looking at clothes in a store, they slip off the hangers. Everyone in the fashion industry seems to hang their stock on the same thin, cheesy, narrow hangers. You’d think a store that’s selling expensive clothes wouldn’t want them falling on the floor all day long.

So unappetizing!

Food in salad bars that looks like it’s been sitting there for days.  There’s a “gourmet” food store in Manhattan with a salad bar so distasteful looking that the health department should condemn it.

Executives who hire officious assistants or train their assistants to be officious. You can always tell how nice a boss is going to be by how his assistant treats you.

People who are constantly checking their Blackberry while you’re talking to them.

Illustrated by Jon Keegan

People who don’t mute their cell phones in restaurants.

People who talk loudly on their cell phones in public, especially on buses.

People who never ever ask you anything about yourself but babble on and on about themselves.

People who don’t have a nice word to say about anything.

Buying lipstick. Why hasn’t anyone invented a clever way to see how a shade will look on your lips without having to use the demo colors.

People who listen to their iPod or text on the crowded streets of Manhattan and endanger their own life, and the lives of others, because they can’t hear or see what’s going on around them.

3 Responses to “Pet peeve day”

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  2. Chris says:

    I really like the look of your site……you have a really good eye. I’ve just discovered you so haven’t read many of your posts yet other than the most recent so here is my pet peeve:

    People who stop walking suddenly in front of you. It drives me crazzzzzy and will end badly the next time it happens.

    Chris

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  3. Toby Wollin says:

    My big peeve right now is the ‘mainstream media’ – which appears to be filled with people who think nothing of spouting and spreading complete fabrications, to gain audience and attention, when they KNOW that what they are saying are lies. They also know that there are people out there who will eat this junk up and get all upset and will pass this on to people they know as ‘proven fact’ because “Rush” or “Glenn” or “Michelle” or whoever has said it on the airwaves. I get very frustrated when I have to continuously combat this garbage at work from people who should know better. If anyone wants to know why this country is in the political and economic mess that it is, all they need to do is look at the media, which no longer cares enough to actually examine what people put out there to find out if it’s actually true.

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