The following is what really annoys me: The dreaded sagging pants. If you choose to wear your pants down to your knees or ankles, make sure you are wearing decent underwear.
If you choose to drive slow, please do so in the right hand lane of the road. Right lanes are designed for those who obey speed limits. Left lanes are designed for passing lanes. If you choose to drive under the speed limit, please do so in the right lane of a highway.
Drivers please, please use your turn signal device when making a turn. That’s what it is there for.
A stop sign is exactly what it is intended for, to come to a COMPLETE STOP. I have witnessed so many drivers in Eunice who think stop signs are intended for drivers to slow down and ignore the rest of traffic.
A traffic signal light that turns red is intended for drivers to come to a complete stop, not speed up real fast and keep driving.
Do not TEXT AND DRIVE. Lord, I have witnessed so many “almost” wrecks because people think that they have to get their message to a certain person right then and there. I am sure this important message can wait.
When sitting inside your favorite movie theater, please respect others around you. Don’t talk loudly to your friends during the movie and certainly turn off your cell phone, and don’t text. If you paid good money to watch the movie, please watch it.
Long unneccessary lines at grocery stores. The waiting game to check out merchandise is annoying. I don’t know if there are employee cut-backs because of the economy, and this is the reason why there are not enough check-out clerks, but some people would love to get home at a decent time and relax after a hard day at work.
If a grocery lane check-out has a sign saying, “No more than 20 items” that is exactly what it means. Please make sure you know how to count your items. If your buggy is over-flowing with groceries that could be a clue that you have more than 20 items.
The “boom-boom box” is what I like to refer to as one of my biggest pet peeves. If you choose to listen to your style of loud music in your car, please show respect to others around you, who would rather not listen to your style of music, whether on the roadways or at the peace and quiet of home. Besides, listening to your loud “boom-boom” may decrease your hearing ability at a younger age.
Use your car horn only when necessary. Don’t use it when you are waiting for someone in their driveway at their home. It takes only a few seconds for you to get out of your car and knock on their door.
Don’t litter. Litter also includes cigarette butts. Trash receptacles are usually placed at businesses and homes alike. It takes only a few seconds to throw away trash in its proper trash receptacles. The environment looks a lot nicer and cleaner when litter free.
Please someone tell me if handicapped-motorized scooters are allowed on roadways, or should I say in the middle of roadways?
I think I have covered just about every one of my pet peeves. I don’t think I am alone in this above listing!
Accent Editor Myra Miller can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org