What is your Pet Peeve

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  1. JMA1125

    JMA1125 Active Member

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    Is it something about the diagonal? My friend was going north on the diagonal about six months ago around 2:00am. She crested a hill and there was a car coming at her in her lane. Thankfully she was able to serve out of the way in time or she would have been killed.
     
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  2. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    #82 BoxsterCy, May 1, 2019
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    1. People behind me wanting me to turn right-on-red into traffic buzzing by at 60 mph when my view to the left is completely blocked by the giant SUV in the left lane. Doesn't stop the stupid ******** behind me from honking their horn and making angry faces. I don't flip them off anymore, too many angry ******** carry guns these days.

    2. People turning right-on-red right in front of me as I am driving though with the green light. They act like the turn on red is akin to a merge and I'll brake and just let them turn in front of me.
     
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  3. fatkid1974

    fatkid1974 Well-Known Member

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    The word 'whatnot'. It's the word of the idiot. Usually thrown into conversation when the other person's mouth gets ahead of their brain. They can't think of anything else to say so a 'and whatnot' is usually what follows.
     
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  4. AgronAlum

    AgronAlum Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It’s people coming off of 30 thinking they’re turning on a two lane. All of my incidents have been within a few miles of that intersection.
     
  5. drlove

    drlove Well-Known Member

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    this might be a topic for another thread, but it drives me nuts when the home team in basketball and hockey wears dark colors.
     
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  6. Blackhawk6515

    Blackhawk6515 Active Member

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    Roundabouts. This isn't Europe.
     
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  7. discydisc

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    But they're so much more efficient!
     
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  8. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member
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    Six cats. Roll over the top. Not one of them messes with it. Cats ARE trainable.

    However, privacy in the bathroom is completely lost on them.
     
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  9. Brandon

    Brandon Well-Known Member

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    Hawkeye fans
     
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  10. Walden4Prez

    Walden4Prez Active Member

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    People with six cats.


    :jimlad
     
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  11. Jmarsh13

    Jmarsh13 Active Member

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    People that are in the roundabout that stop and let people in like it is a 4-way stop. That's not how this works and you are going to get rear-ended because we are not expecting you to stop...
     
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  12. IaState2021

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    People who blast music early in the morning or late at night.
     
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  13. kentkel

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    One of my all-time biggest pet peeves is the failure to use a turn signal. That said, in today's tech-crazy world, I absolutely go bonkers when I notice people texting & driving. I have avoided FOUR accidents during the past year (two drivers who pulled out in front of me, one who ran a stop sign and another who swerved into my lane) and all of them had one thing in common: they were looking at / texting on their cell phones. I'm a naturally forgiving individual, but if a family member or myself were in an accident caused by some a$$hole who was texting/looking on their cellphone, I would probably pursue the harshest penalty against the culprit.
     
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  14. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    It's only a matter of time before somebody I know dies from this. Just watch drivers go by when at a stoplight. It's insane.
     
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  15. KCClone1

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    Pokémon Go players in Walker Johnson Park in Urbandale. They must have added a spot there because there are always fat nerds with their heads buried in their phones wandering aimlessly in the middle of the bike path. I want to ram into them so bad on my bike.
     
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  16. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    This is still a thing?
     
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  17. cycloneworld

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    I travel a lot for work and my #1 pet peeve is anyone who reclines their seat on an airplane. Heathens. All of them.
     
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  18. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    You probably don’t know how to merge on the on ramp in your mini van either
     
  19. laminak

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    People who back into parking spaces in parking lots. Double pet peeve if the lot has angled parking in one-way aisles.

    I hate waiting for people to slowly back into a space when aisles are a lot wider and faster to back into than a parking space.
     
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  20. cyTOPEia

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    People who post on sports message boards who act like they have insider information but are obviously full of it.

    (My cats never unroll the toilet paper but kitten does occasionally take bites out of the toilet paper roll. It’s weird)
     
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