Grandma always said pet peeves should be aired. It was her opinion that when held in they tend to fester and upset digestion.
Here in Carpenter Country we like to keep our moods happy and our stomachs quiet. If listing small annoyances will accomplish that, we’re willing give it a try.
Accordingly, we are displeased with:
Server error messages telling us it’s our fault when we can’t get on line.
Weather forecasters, who cover themselves all summer with the same forecast: 50% chance of rain and 70–90 degree temperatures.
The high cost of medical care and prescription drugs.
Newspapers and newscasters using put-down language about presidential candidates in an attempt to sway us. We can make up our own minds.
Highways under constant repair.
People who are nice one day and surly the next. Never know how to take them.
And the dampness and humidity of July and August.
There, that takes care of the grumps–and gives us brain-space to remember something else Grandma used to say: Every pet peeve should be offset by a pet pleasure.
So, we like:
Checks in the mail.
Deadlines met on time.
Wal-Mart’s hassle-free exchange/return policy.
Computers and printers that work like they should.
Sunny days. Sandy beaches.
Iced tea, lemonade, friends.
And all our subscribers.