Fridays Are For One Question

Overuse of exclamation points. There, I said it. I can’t stand exclamation overuse. Some people put an exclamation point after everything!

This soup is good!

I have to go to the bathroom!

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is awesome!

You might say the overuse of the exclamation point is a pet peeve of mine. How about you? That’s this Friday’s one question:

“What is your pet peeve?”

**The goal of “One Question Friday” is simple: To show that everyone has something funny, engaging, creative, and worthwhile to say. So comment away! Be real. Be creative. Think hard. And check back to see how others answered the question.

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  • CarrieZ says:

    Unsolicited advice. 🙂 Particularly from parents of calm compliant children. They’re not all the SAME, people! 🙂

  • Sarah Mac says:

    Bad spelling in general irks me. This is especially true in news articles and I’ve found this more and more lately.

  • Renee Teate says:

    People who park in slanted parking spaces backwards.

  • Vicky says:

    Renee, parking the wrong way means that they will have to pull out, driving the wrong way down a clearly marked lane. Now, THAT’S my pet peeve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry, Michael, I couldn’t resist.)

  • Michael, the whole exclamation point crazyness, along with ending all status updates with “fun times” or “good times” definitely drives me crazy. (I want to use exclamation point there, but I won’t on principle) It’s also a pet peeve when people ask me when I am going to have more children. That REALLY bothers me.

  • Jana Kelley says:

    Watching cartoons that are made for adults (ie…The Simpson’s, King of the Hill). What is the point?

  • Brad Duggan says:

    Selfish people, promise to hit me if I am selfish.

  • Becky says:

    All of the applications on facebook—all the quizzes everyone takes, etc.

  • brandy says:

    ditto on the facebook apps, and also when people WRITE EVERYTHING IN ALL CAPS. Why? Do you feel the need to shout ALL THE TIME?

  • Alicia Collier says:

    My biggest pet peeve is people who drive 10-15 miles under the speed limit. If it is a no passing zone it is even worse. My philosophy is: If you can’t safely drive the speed limit, you don’t need to be on the road. Also, get off the cell phone and drive. If you’re swerving all over the road it is a safe bet you’re either drunk or trying to text…save it for red lights.

  • taylor says:

    -stuff under my fingernails.
    -lots of stuff in my pockets.

    -when someone asks a question, politely or not – but is really telling you to do something…for example, when my wife asks me…”Are you going to just leave your socks laying on the couch?” She was very nice and polite about it, but what’s she’s really saying is, obviously “Please don’t leave your socks there.”

  • Heather says:

    Wasting stuff, especially water. Letting the water run while you brush your teeth, do the dishes, walk around the kitchen, etc.

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