This month’s column is dedicated to pet peeves that people have shared with me. What are “pet peeves?” They are things that other people do that bother you.
I have a few of my own. If you have any, please share them with me. Here we go...
- Charge cords for cell phones -- why are they not all standard? Every cell phone has different connectxions. - Bicyclists on the sidewalks -- it is bad enough that you have to watch out for skate borders on sidewalks, but you also have watch out for bicyclists of all ages and types.
- Robo calls (recorded phone calls) from sales companies and politicians. If they just took the time to call me in person, I might talk to them.
- Drivers who make U-turns on major streets anytime they want. I guess it’s not illegal on Garvey Avenue, Garfield and Atlantic Avenues, because I’ve have never seen anybody getting a ticket.
- People who walk their dogs and don’t pick-up after them when they have a movement. Courteous dog walkers carry a bag to pick up the do-do.
- Getting mail delivered to my house for someone who has the same address, but a different street. I makes you wonder if your mail is going somewhere else.
- Smokers who block entrances to public buildings. Sometimes you have to go through waving your arms to fan the smoke away.
- Drivers who don’t bother to give a signal when they make a turn or change lanes.
- Drivers on cell phones who make double stops at intersections.
- People who send you an email without a title or purpose on the subject line.
- People who roughly handle fruits and vegetables at markets when they make their choices.
- Customers at Costco who get in the line at the cash register to hold a place for another. Then, as they get to the head of the line, their “partner” rushes up with about $500 worth of purchases. Neat trick, right?
- Drivers on the San Bernardino Freeway, who take an off-ramp and get right back on freeway, just to get ahead of a couple of other cars.
- Delivery vehicles that double park while they unload. If you or I tried it, we’d get a ticket.
- Drivers who double park to load or unload passengers, even though there is a parking space just a few feet away.
- Drivers who park in handicap spaces at the Brightwood Branch of the Bank of America and don’t get a ticket.
-Typos in this newspaper.
- People who complain about everything that others do.