A collection of doodles with a bit of commentary by RICK GREEN - your cartooning friend

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Pet Peeves

Wikipedia says that a pet peeve is a minor annoyance that can instill great frustration in a very small group of people, yet is experienced by everyone—only you and a few others are annoyed by it.

I could name several pet peeves for you...

People that don't replace the used up roll of toilet paper. (Grrrrr...) People that honk at you when you don't realized that the light turned green (as if they've never done the same). People that speed up when you finally get a chance to pass them on a two lane highway. (Don't get me going on that one.) The car sitting next to you with the radio so loud that the entire block shares in the experience. I could go on.

Do you have a pet peeve—or two? Surely you do. Maybe it's people calling you "Shirley." Maybe you'd like to share. Maybe you'd like to Copy & Share If You Dare this doodle on your own blog so that you get get some of your own angst off your chest with your blogging friends. Go ahead. It's quite therapeutic.

27 comments:

Sandy in Illinois said...

Rick,
You've cross the 40K mark. Congrats!

Barbara said...

It annoys me when I'm already driving 5 miles over the limit and someone is on my tail trying to get me to drive even faster.

Rick said...

To Barbara: Me too! Grrrr....!!

Fire Hunt said...

I have a lot so I will do a post and let you know when I do it!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Hee hee, what do you suppose he likes to eat as a treat?

Mine is people who ask if they can get in line ahead of me at the grocery store because they have one or two items. Never mind the fact that my grocery store has 5 self-checkout registers with no one using them or that I have a cart full of groceries and a very cranky 4-year old who is begging for every item of candy he sees in the checkout line and is about to explode into tears when I tell him no for the 10th time. Sure buddy, I can see that you and your case of beer have somewhere very important to be, go right ahead.

Christy said...

Those are my pet peeves too!!!!! I think I might do this post tomorrow. Having been on high doses of Prednisone.. I've developed a lot. :)

Becky B said...

People who sniff - now that is annoying. I remember trying to take a major test in college and the person next to me sniffed the ENTIRE TEST!!!!! I about knocked him into tomorrow! Whew - I feel better already.

Tismee2 said...

At this very moment in time, my peeve is the fact that no male in this house is able to turn their clothes the right way round before putting them in the basket. Nor remove belts.

I like Peeve, I could print him off to colour in couldn't I? Alexander would lke that.

Rick said...

To Tismee2: Yes, of course. Be my guest.

brokenfairy said...

Great Doodle! My pet peeves is when I have to sit for more than 10mins on my drive in the morning because no one will let me out!!!

noexcuses said...

Congrats on another milestone!

Just a few peeves, here: Not changing the toilet paper roll when it's been used up; drinking milk and leaving a couple drops in the bottom to harden; no matter what time of year, within an hour of mopping the kitchen floor, there's a spill, scuffs or mudprints somewhere!

I always wave at honkers while muttering obsenities under my breath.

Great post. Love the puppy!

Terri Tiffany said...

Pet Peeves?? My list might be too long here! Love the doodle!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I will be using this one... will let you know when I do... Absolutely agree with everything you said!
have a wonderful thursday :)

Bound4Glory said...

I have a whole KENNEL of Pet Peeves, but here's just a sampling:
--People who use its and it's, or their/there/they're as if they're interchangeable.
--People who drive along in a lane that they KNOW is about to end just to get 100 feet ahead of where they were, and then some yahoo two or three cars up lets them in anyway.

Brandy Rose said...

Women drivers. I'm one of them, I know.

Jenni Jiggety said...

My pet peeve is waiting and waiting and waaaaaaiting when I have a Dr. appointment.

Manon Doyle said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I love yours!!

Reddirt Woman said...

I think I will call my new pet peeve (thank you, Rick) Fernando... I absolutely know I will have to 'let him out' more than once... But I promise to let you know when I do let him out.

But you are so right about finding only a cobb where the t.p. is supposed to be... it's not freakin' rocket science to change the roll or at least put a fresh roll where I can reach it and I'll put it on...

How do you manage, day after day, to keep coming up with just the right doodle?

You are down-right amazing!

numberonesistah said...

Yay! You know I love to post your doodles already with pet peeves and this one will be perfect!

I used your "Get Ready" doodle today also.

I know, I know, I'm addicted to your doodles. I swear I'm getting my order in to you soon. Have I mentioned my procrastination problem? ;o)

Deanna said...

wow your work is so great and talented. never knew I'd attract a cartoonist to my blog site!! exciting. my son and husband will love checking out your site.

and you're right... God's plan is always better :O) (I'm hard-headed, but learning.)

thanks for visiting.

drollgirl said...

i have a LOT of pet peeves. but loud chewing and swallowing pretty much take the cake!

shiborigirl said...

Hey Rick,

Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment. Oh, don't get m started on Pet Peeves... the toilet paper roll is a biggie, but there are others too.

People who can't be bothered to acknowledge receipt of a well-thought out gift is my main one.

Come back any time...

Kate

Brenda said...

Oh. I will be using this doodle tomorrow! I have a whole list of pet peeves because I'm just that way. I'll just share a couple:

People who don't pull over for ambulances.

People who crack their knuckles.

Leslie said...

I like this one a lot! I have many pet peeves! Can't list them all here, but I will keep this copy and share in mind the next time I want to vent and blog my peeves!

Thanks for sharing your doodles! They often brighten the day!

Leslie

ChicagoLady said...

I've been thinking about doing a "Pet Peeve" post for a couple weeks now, so this doodle will be perfect! I have so many pet peeves, I can't even remember them all.

Patti said...

Copied and shared at www.runningpastor.blogspot.com - thanks!

renman said...

just posted the link your little pet peeve in the the pet peeve thread here:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6882122.html#6882122

keep these great pics coming!!!