Monday, June 16, 2008

Pet Peeves

Since I really don't have anything even remotely interesting to say or talk about regarding writing I'm going to tell you one of my pet peeves.

The way the volume goes way up when a commercial comes on the TV.

I mean, doesn't that drive you crazy? You're sitting there watching a show, volume just right, then the commercials start and you're scrambling around for the remote to turn the volume down. It's gotten to the point that I feel like muting all commercials and they aren't going to sell me anything. The louder they are the more I think I'm going to boycott the product.

What about you? Is this a pet peeve of yours? Do you have your own pet-peeves you'd like to share? We'd love to hear them!!

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  1. LOL! You know, Lindi, you need one of those TVs that keeps the volume on the commercials the same as the programs. Can't remember what the technology is called though. But yeah, I do the same thing.

    I have a few pet peeves, though naturally I can't think of any right now. I guess that would be peeve #1 :-P

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  2. Lindi,

    I agree 100% !! Darrell is always yelling at me to turn the TV down until he realizes its just another commercial ?!!!! One of my biggest pet peeves is people who can't say the word "asked" and always say AXED !!! Sometimes I just want to strangle them and send them back to 4th grade english !! Im sure I will think of more later after posting ! Hope all is well with all the FAITH girls.

    Cousin Wendy

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  3. I hate the loud commercials, too! And it seems to be at its worst with the Oprah Show. Her show is sooo quiet, then the commercials just blast you out of the room.

    Pet peeve.... hmmm....
    People at ballgames who walk past you, making you have to stand up to let them out, even if going in front of you is taking the long way. (There are fewer people if they'd gone the other way.) This have been one that drives me crazy at Falcons games!!

    Missy :)

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  4. Mindy,
    If you think of a pet peeve come back and share. And I had no idea there was some sort of technology that would regulate that. I'm looking into it.

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  5. Wendy,

    Yeah, I know what you mean by saying different words. Some people use pacific and specific when they mean the opposite.....sometimes I think it's the location....certain areas talk differently.

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  6. Missy,
    The same thing happens at the race track. It's crazy. Lenny and I sit on the end and some people leave more than they stay.

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  7. Lindi, I think it's maybe Magnavox (?sp)TV's that have that feature.

    Missy

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  8. I'm one of those people that the advertisers are trying to figure out what to do with, because I record just about everything, then fastforward the commercials when viewing.

    The first pet peeve that comes to mind is people who are habitually late to our worship practice each week. We sit around and wait a while, then start practicing without them. We're close to the end by the time they arrive, then have to go over everything again.

    Fun question, Belinda!

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  9. Carole, I love DVR just for that reason! It's common around here for us to groan and complain that we're caught up to live TV. LOL

    Missy

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  10. Carole,
    I used to be one of those habitualy late people. But I've pretty much mended my ways. I try to be a little early now wherever I go.

    And Missy, that's funny. Live TV watched by the DVR.

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  11. Lindy,

    The TV feature your looking for is call Smart Sound by Magnavox. When we bought a tv years ago smart sound had just come out, and we've not regretted getting it. For some reason the advertisers reason that by hiking the volume up on their commercials they'll get the viewers attention and sell more product. My personal opinion is it's more of a turn off than a selling tool.

    One pet peeve I have is people who get into my face when they talk. I'm not deaf, and I don't like smelling others bad breath when they breath words in my face. Unfortunately, I'm too concious of hurting others feelings to say something. I just try to tactfully move backwards. Then I'm stuck with-- what do you do when they follow you?

    Dianna

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  12. I have a pet peeve! I hate it when I'm just trying to update people on what's going on or making conversation, and people insist on giving advice I didn't ask for.

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  13. Um, Jenn. . .please tell me that wasn't directed at me. . .

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  14. Pet peeves...hmm...People who do that really loud annoying finger whistle at games and concerts. The one that pierces my eardrums. I kid you not, it hurts me so badly that I wear earplugs now to large events. I think they just want attention!

    Or people who drive 5 miles an hour UNDER the speed limit! What is that about?

    LOL, I guess we all have them.
    Angie

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  15. LOL, Mindy! I was just sitting here thinking I hope I haven't invaded Dianna's space or given unsolicited advice to Jenn! :)

    You know, Dianna, I have the same feeling about people getting in my space. And it's especially hard if they're so close I can't see them unless I tilt my head back to get them in the bifocals! :)

    Missy

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  16. Oh! And popping knuckles, which my husband and boys do! Drives me up the wall, especially when done in a quiet public place.

    Angie, I used to do those whistles when needed to get kids' attention. I'll be sure not to use it on you. :)

    Missy

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  17. Yeah, I'm one of those whistlers, too. Though I try to be selective. But ALWAYS to call the kids home. They can be two blocks away, yet they know Mom's whistle :-)

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  18. Dianna,
    I"m with you. And talking about speaking loudly, do you ever notice when people are around foreign people sometime, they speak louder. But I don't like people in my face either.

    Jenn, I know what you're talking about. You just want to let it out and they well, put in more than you wanted to hear.


    And Agn, I'm glad I can't whistle.

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  19. Oh, and Dianna, thanks for the TV brand and such. When we buy another one, I'll def look into that.

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