July 9, 2014 — After a lifetime of listening to friends and co-workers talk incessantly about their pets, I have decided to share some words about mine…my pet peeves.
I recently discovered that one of my favorite restaurants now raises its menu prices 15-20 percent on weekends.
That’s an example of pure greed like the gasoline retailers who crank up the pump prices on holiday weekends, during summer travel periods and apparently whenever they feel like it.
Those of us who don’t smoke really enjoy passing through the puffers who clog and cloud the entrances of smoke-free public facilities like restaurants and hospitals.
My company held a daylong sales meeting for 50 persons in a major Lexington hotel with two fancy meals but we couldn’t get free Wi-Fi access during our stay.
Those who still watch network television surely enjoy the networks bragging about a new “hit” show before the first episode airs. If it’s any good, folks will watch it again.
How many times have you had to swerve or hit the brakes when someone coming down a ramp onto an interstate highway never looked for oncoming traffic? “Yield” must not mean what it says.
One of my favorites is the driver who stays in the left lane on a divided highway instead of allowing other motorists to use it for its intended purpose – a passing lane.
If you blow the horn or wave at them to change lanes, they usually just smile and wave back.
I support efforts to keep highway workers safe but must we enforce the 55-MPH speed limit in work zones at night and on weekends when no one is working?
I respect all law enforcement officers but don’t appreciate those few cowboys who go flying past when there is no emergency.
If you have different pet peeves, please share with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.