What are your pet peeves?

Ev - posted on 08/13/2013 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering as a mother what other moms' pet peeves might be?

Here is my list:

1. When kids get their way when parents do not want to deal with them.
2. When kids do whatever they want, when they want, and how they want and no one is keeping an eye on them.
3. Texting or talking while driving a car.
4. People who cut in front of you no matter where you are at and do not use their manners.
5. Being taken for granted.
6. Usage of a cell phone in a movie during the movie and that person has the nerve to be mad at me for asking them to turn it off because its a distraction.
7. Kids expecting to get what they want handed to them.

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Jodi - posted on 08/14/2013

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Parents who blame the school for their kids' problems......
Smart phones - they are dumbing children down, and causing social problems, the "smart" is bullshit.

Chet - posted on 08/14/2013

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My only real pet peeve is people who complain and are negative, but who are not willing to find solutions to their problems. You either need to decide fix it or live with it.

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Ev - posted on 08/17/2013

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I will agree with Jodi on this one. Phones when used for what is needed is one thing but to sit in a class, at the dinner table, in traffice while driving and such is not responsible use of a phone. And I know its too late to ask that kids be over 18 to get a phone now, it should have been something the companies thought of to start with. My own son does not care if he has a phone or not. He does not feel he needs one. I told him he would when he got out of school though. He understands that and wants the least functional phone available....IE....dino cell phone. That is what I use. I prepay for my time and usually 750 minutes is good enough. I just had to add today and found I still had 149 minutes left after a month. Sometimes I do not use all of them. So I know he won't either.

Pet peeves aside, there are so many more we could list here. It is good to be able to get it off the mind though. I just have one more that I think most would agree on:

NO MORE COMMON SENSE IS USED THESE DAYS.

Jodi - posted on 08/17/2013

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Oh, it's not so much the phones that are the problem, it is the smart phones....you know, being able to Facebook and Snap Chat in class.....

I have had to implement a policy in my classes that it is 5 minutes learning time at recess if I have to remind you to put your phone away after I already tell the class at the beginning of the lesson to put their phones away. Phones are a great tool.....when used responsibly. I have given permission to them to have them out to do internet research in class, but it is the irresponsible use that drives me nuts.

Kristi - posted on 08/17/2013

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You all have great lists, but Jodi, I don't know what I would do without my phone and I hate the thought of Grace not being able to call me or anyone else for a ride or advice or worse.

Adding to the list...
1. Bad and/or slow drivers
2. bullies
3. stupid people
4. the ever growing number of people with such an intense sense of entitlement
5. what passes for "customer service" now-a-days
6. when things don't work the way they are supposed to, especially if I'm paying/paid for it. (I do remedy it when possible)
7. what passes for "quality" now-a-days

That's enough...I don't want to be added to Chet MC's list! ; )

Ev - posted on 08/16/2013

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Okay, ladies, here is another one for you...my daughter was two years old at the time and went to Walmart with her to do our weekly shopping and we always went to the toy section to look and get it over with so I would not have to hear her cry about it (she usually was always good about shopping). We were on one aisle and this boy about ten years old was going on about this $10 toy with mom and crying and screaming and all. My daughter looked over at him giving him a dirty look (what is your problem look). When we left that aisle I had to laugh because my two year old knew how to better act than that ten year old.

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I don't go to those dinners because my child would be the 1 screaming and I don't want to get those looks. I would sure give those looks in that situation! LOL

Jona - posted on 08/15/2013

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How about when your out to a nice dinner and at the next table over is a child (5 years +) screeming at the top of his/her lungs and the parents are doing NOTHING about it but continuing their conversation and your 3 year old looks at you like ' whats that kids problem'. Goodness...

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1. Leaving an outside door open when ac/heat is on
2. When my daughters father undermines my choice to give in her (pacifier)
3. Lazy People
4. Being taken advantage of
5. When people tell me what i would like or not like

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/15/2013

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Evelyn's list...plus Chet's...Plus Jodi's...

AND... Helicopter parents who don't realize that their adult child (19 or older) in college needs to be the one making decisions about their future, NOT mom!

I work for a University, and I have SO many parents who simply cannot understand that, not only can I NOT talk to them about their student and progress due to federal privacy laws, I also cannot register their kid for a class that the kid doesn't request, and I cannot rearrange the kid's schedule to fit mom's desires!

And then, to take me to task (most times quite rudely) because I tell them that the student needs to contact me, and if they wish to share information with their parents it is up to them, not me, to do so...Yep, pet peeve...

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