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Mike Colera


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What are your pet peeves?

I have a number of pet peeves. A large number.

I am...mobility challenged. When I go into a public restroom, I have to use the "handicap facility". So, I am waiting impatiently for it, out comes a young man with no apparent handicap, even though there are several regular facilities available.
I was peeved. Until someone pointed out that they may have had a mental handicap, unable to understand.

On every car, there is a little lever on the side of the steering column that is supposed to be used to signal other drivers of your intention to change lanes.
It is never used...well almost never. I have been surprised, no, shocked when a driver in another lane has signaled me that he is moving into my lane... it's like winning at a lottery.

I have others, too many to list...

like leaving lights on in unused rooms...

doors open when the furnace is running...

throwing trash out the car windows...

Cats! I am allergic and people have cats running free, cats come to my back door and sit on the patio table where I have my morning coffee... The peeve? My wife won't let me buy a pit bull dog.

What are your pet peeves? Do you have some? Are you willing to share?
Are mine more peevish then yours?

How about silly TED conversations?


Closing Statement from Mike Colera

I had thought there would be more pet peeves among TED conversationalists... When reading many conversations, I found peevish replies in addition to my own. But, I guess I was wrong. And this is another peeve of mine... I am wrong more often then I would like.
Thank You to those who participated...

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    Dec 11 2013: Haha, my initial thought was "I have none, I've done my best to clear them all out"

    But then you nailed it Mike "How about silly TED conversations?" I guess I should lighten up... But just like you and the flashers I see my peeves (it was a new word for me) as something that annoys me because it could hurt people.

    I can't think of any others right now, but I found some sources for you that you can read since TED Conversations isn't greatly populated.
    On AskReddit, "What is a huge pet peeve that you have, that you don't think anyone else has?" http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1lpkj2/what_is_a_huge_pet_peeve_that_you_have_that_you/
    And I even found a subreddit (place dedicated to) for pet peeves http://www.reddit.com/r/petpeeve/
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      Dec 12 2013: I am hurt, you didn't count me as a peeve.... I am not doing a good job as a commentator
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        Dec 12 2013: I dot not count you as a peeve Mike, there are members that I do but you are not one of them. Despite what you might think I actually hold you in quite high regards... Even though we disagree many times I think that you're a good person and that you mean well, and you're not obnoxious as I find some other members to be (and many find me to be).

        I actually like you Mike.
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          Dec 13 2013: Jimmy,
          I personally appreciate your comment. However, you may have denigrated your standing on TED. I can give you names.
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        Dec 13 2013: Please elaborate...
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          Dec 14 2013: You just have to read the 1300 or so comments I have made on TED and then look at the responses. I have been called.... #$@%!! and even worse. Some words even I can't use and I was with the US Navy.
          US Sailors are famous for their "salty" language.
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        Dec 14 2013: Yeah, I know what you mean... I'm up to 2000 and have been taking a lot of beatings through the years, that doesn't mean that they're right though. :)
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          Dec 14 2013: Unfortunately, I probably deserved the comments I got.
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        Dec 14 2013: I can't say either or since I'm not aware of what specifics your talking about...

        Sometimes I deserve the harsh comments I get because I tend to get presumptuous and condescending when I argue too much with people in a day. I will often unwrap all the sugarcoating and just give the cold facts and my honest opinion, which isn't always nice...

        But in my mind you're alright Mike, even though I may view your opinions as dead wrong at times...
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          Dec 15 2013: Dead wrong? Never dead wrong, maybe a tad off the mark.
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        Dec 15 2013: Yes, you're right.

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