The topic for this week over at The RHOK is pet peeves. I was fairly certain, when I first thought about it, that mine would all involve driving or cars and I was right although I do have a bonus item at the end if you hang on that long.
I’m basically a happy person and not much gets me down but the things that make me peevish are: speeders, people who don’t stop at stop signs, people who don’t understand that pedestrians have the right of way, people who get left to turn right (and vice versa), and people who speed down my little side street to get in the school pick up line.
Pet peeve #1 – Speeders.
I don’t speed. It’s clearly posted all over the internet. The one time I thought I’d try going 5 mph over the speed limit, I was busted.
Say it isn’t so!
Sorry, I can’t. ::hangs head in shame::
The worst part about not speeding is the people behind me who bully me. Hey, I’m obeying the law and it’s okay if you don’t want to but please leave me out of it!
Pet Peeve #2 – People who don’t stop at the stop sign
Rampant. This happens everywhere, not just in parking lots. It’s clear that the stop sign is seen as either just a suggestion or a red octagonal decoration at the corner.
Some day, when I have some extra time, I’m going to just sit on my porch and video tape the people running my stop sign in a day. I’ll be sure to let you know when that video is posted.
Pet Peeve #3 – People who don’t understand that pedestrians have the right of way
Whew! As daily walkers, I can’t tell you how many times we’ve almost been killed while walking around Bartlesville. It’s definitely dangerous and not for the non-alert or faint of heart. Although it’s posted on the downtown sign posts, drivers still think they rule. Oh, I could go on and on and, thankfully, I’m still alive to do that.
Pet Peeve #4 – People who stay left to turn right (and vice versa)
I almost have nothing to say to this because I don’t understand why you have to be left to turn right? I drive a big car and I can turn it right from very close to the right curb.
And often delayed by these folks.
Pet Peeve #5 – People speeding down my little side street to get in the school pick up line
This is another thing I’m going to video some day. These are mothers of children who are doing this for the most part. I have to believe that if I sped down the road by their house that they would have a heart attack because I might hurt their child. But all bets are off when they are on my street. This is such a heinous behavior to me, it deserves its own speeder category in my list of pet peeves.
So these are the things that bring out my inner Gladys Kravitz. Because you’ve read this far, I’m going to give you one bonus pet peeve that has nothing to do with cars but does have to do with speeding.
*Actual photos taken from twitter that were posted when they happened!