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September 23, 2003


Alright, I know that everyone out there has a gripe or two (you know, "pet-peeves," the things that drive you absolutely crazy even though they might seem really commonplace...). C'mon and share 'em with me.

Let's begin with what I have gripes about...

Karissa's gripes:
-people that refuse to "dot" their "i"s in writing
-internet sites that don't have a "home" button *argh, that one drives me bonkers...*
-people that refuse to walk down the right-hand side of the hallway (i.e. when you're walking down the hall and someone is walking right at you, and YOU have to move out of their way because it's not like they didn't have the rest of the hallway or something... *can you tell this happened today?!*)

I'm sure that I'll think of more, but until then, feel free to add your own gripes in a comment or two! :)

*edit* 9/25/03
ok, I got this email today that fits perfectly with this entry about gripes! i apologize for anyone that is offended by the use of foul language--I did NOT write it, I'm just posting it. If you've got a problem with it, feel free to comment because this is the entry about GRIPES!!! :) read on:

People who point at their wrist while asking for
the time.... I know where my watch is pal, where the
hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask
where the toilet is?

People who are willing to get off their ass to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually.

When people say while watching a film "did you see that?". No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the floor.

When people say "life is short". What?? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!! What can you do that's longer?

When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this?


Posted by KarissaKilgore at September 23, 2003 3:49 PM


Missing "home" links bug me, too. Since I'm hardly one to pass up an opportunity to teach, you can click my name to see a handout I wrote: "Top 5 Web Conventions (Writing & Design)"

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at September 24, 2003 1:28 PM

good information there. I declare, if I ever build a webpage, it will NOT take 40 seconds to download. I sympathize with those that use dial-up (that's what I have at home), and I understand the frustration that users encounter with flashing logos, etc. Useability should be a requirement for any professional page, in my opinion.

have any other "gripes"? anyone?

Posted by: KarissaKilgore at September 25, 2003 9:50 AM

My biggest pet "gripe" is when people smack their lips when eating. I can't stand that. IT drives me crazy. I also have to agree with you on the dotting of i's. That is just sheer laziness...nice work

Posted by: mindy at September 26, 2003 9:39 AM

thank you, Mindy. I used to refuse to capitalize letters that should be capitalized in emails, and in posts on other sites. Then I read someone else's entry that was written like that and realized exactly how difficult things can be to read if you write like that... another gripe of mine, i suppose.

nonetheless, the lips smacking... *ugh* that's really sad. Can we not keep our mopuths closed long enough to chew a morsel of food?? ;)

Posted by: Karissa at September 26, 2003 12:54 PM

This is odd.... but I just hate it when people stare randomly into space or at something particular. I never stare and you won't catch me staring. Its kind of freaky because you can stare back and they will say, "I didn't even know you were looking at me." Have a good weekend Karissa!!

Posted by: Firefighter Chica Stefanie at September 26, 2003 10:32 PM

When things fall into cappuchino, like cookies, mmmmm chocolate chip cookies. I'm hungry.

When people start talking about a subject that they have no concept of, but act like they do.

When people write in public library books.

When my skirt or pants get mud on them from the car door.

When I can't see out my car windows on a frosty morning.

Karissa I have too many gripes. I think I need to work on the positive--we all should.

Posted by: Amanda at September 27, 2003 2:10 AM

yes, yes positives are more difficult to come by, for me. I just think that's my nature. Not that I can't be happy with what I've got, but that we ALL need to complain, and getting it out is better than penting it up.

I'm not the online psych counselor. I just think that sometimes people's gripes are laughable, too.

:-D everybody smile.

Posted by: KarissaKilgore at September 28, 2003 1:41 PM

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