Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm PToWN94566 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
People who drive large cars- trucks, suburbans, raised Jeep Cherokees- that park in compact spots and then leave you two inches to open your door.(Try that with an 89 yr old grandmother and the situation becomes worse- 18 yr old did that the other day when I took my grandmother to the store. I was fuming!)
Posted by resident, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jan 10, 2010 at 10:21 am
But Joe, you really should pay attention to what reader has told us on other posts -- the stats show a RISE in income and there is NO economic down turn here in Pleasantville. So just do what EVERY other district in the universe has done and vote to tax yourself. Except here, we will be using the tax not for improving education but for funding cell phones, car allowances and teacher raises. You got a problem with that? You must be un-American.
Posted by T.R. Ollman, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm
I agree--we should let education funding take the brunt of the current economic situation. When our kids aren't getting into college and our home values deflate, we'll be comforted by the mythical belief that despite full budget transparency, the evil educators really would have spent all that money texting in cars with full gas tanks.
In the end, it's the children who win if we don't pass a parcel tax.
Posted by S.M, a resident of the Pleasanton Valley neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 8:51 am
I second that? Why encourage this neagtivity. We need to raise our vibrations to a higher level of good... how about "What random act of kindness have you done today?" or "How have you brightened someones elses day today?" C'mon weekly...
Posted by Lee, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:27 am
My pet peeve around town is drivers that come to an intersection and the stop!! And also people that block the aisles in grocery stores by leaving their carts in the middle of the aisle so no one can get by them. And people who take up 2 parking spots with their large vehicles when they are in a compact lot!!
Mostly, male drivers that will not let me over when I need to change lanes!! They just ignore you unless you come aggressively close to their vehicle. Driving is not a competition, guys. It needs to be a cooperative venture or it ends up in an accident!
And yes, let's have more random acts of kindness around town!!
Posted by SteveP, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:31 am SteveP is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
People on cell phones in cars, stores, banks, restaurants, sporting events, etc. No one wants to overhear your conversation or be the victim of your lack of attention behind the wheel.
'Green' anything. It's all a marketing ploy and only helps to sooth the guilt of urban liberals.
Home-warming fires in our residences being outlawed by our nanny state local govt.
global warming---you've got to be kidding! Some people still insist that man and not the sun or other environmental factors cause climate to change, even though the climate has always been in a state of change.
Posted by SteveP, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:36 am SteveP is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Sorry, Lee..I've been guilty of the merging issue you mentioned. The problem is, many folks I've let in insist on driving under the speed limit once they are let in.
Most people drive the same route everyday, so it's not like they don't know when they have to get over. Just plan better and merge earlier and don't wait until you're 500 feet from your exit. Road rage is not pretty, so avoid it by not cutting people off. Be proactive.
Posted by Old Guy, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 11:52 am
Residents / visitors who park front wheels to the curb on our many courts. This is illegal yet not enforced unless you complain. Emergency vehicles must stop and backup to complete their turn at the end of a court potentially losing critical minutes. A court is just like any other street and the parking laws are the same.
People who ride bikes in traffic and create a dangerous situation. Use the bike lane please.
Posted by Raffe, a resident of the Castlewood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm
You said your pet peave was "drivers that come to an intersection and the stop!!" What does that mean?
Are you by chance the woman in our neighborhood that continually is running stop signs while talking on her cell phone?
And, people sometimes take up two parking spots because the business marks off their parking spaces for pregnant roller skates. Sorry, some of us don't want our car doors nicked when the soccer mom and her 6 kids in the Suburban pull into that tiny space and then throw open their car doors.
Posted by Carlos, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 1:34 pm
John, was that a crack at "us" in Pleasanton or "us" in this country? And this forum IS the correct place to vent, so when you cut me off in line I don't break your jaw. I have to get it out of my system somehow before I go out into this world, right?
Posted by had enough, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 3:41 pm
....Self-appointed pace cars (usually pius prius) that creeps along in left lane on freeway.
....Hacienda straigt ahead cars that out of half-dozen lanes, selfishly sits self in right lane, causing 8 cars behind to idle polluting engines....thoughtless dummy.
....Parents of spoiled kids they pretend to love, but teach 'oh it's OK THEY HAVE to stop for you, princess" ....instead of RESPONSIBILY teaching children they pretend to love to WALK DEFENSIVELY in parking lots and not meander or dart behind cars....we don't have eyes on our REAR bumpers.
.... INcompetant drivers of TOY cars that can't seem to FIT them BETWEEN 2 white lines....instead selfishing ON a white line, thus PREVENTING a normal car from using the next space!
Posted by more than enough, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 3:56 pm
All the gullible that fall for the world's oldest sales technique....quick have to close deal today...before it's too late..the kind your father always said don't ever fall for that trick.
The gullible & ignorant selling the 'last 30 years are hottest' scare tactics and FORCING THEIR RELIGION of 'warming' down our throats with COSTLY laws ! Tough with the entire country frozen from coast to coast for an entire month...COLDEST in 50 years !! Wake up. actually the entire decade was cooler that last several. NO shock, that's what to earth does...warm and cool and warm and cool...just like your fifth grade teacher taught you. Teachers today know that , don't they ?? Oh that's right, neither math or science are their stong points. (just peddle propaganda)
Posted by Ptown resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm
People cruising on the left lane of the freeway and not merging for faster moving traffic. They know the law says they are supposed to move even if they are going the speed limit, but instead they like playing cop. Hopefully they won't do this to some lunatic who may not find this funny at all.
Dogs off a leash.
People who think my lawn is their pet's bathroom.
People who look surprised when I decline a rip-off foul tasting Starbucks served on a paper cup.
People who own those annoying little rats that pass for a dog, who yap these really piercing barks for hours and hours, and when you ask them to please get them a vet approved bark collar they find it offensive. They don't have the heart to put it on their little rats, but they don't care that I have to hear to the damn thing yapping for hours and hours when the owners go out.
Packs of joggers who think they have the right to block traffic. There was one this Saturday morning on Main Street. They just dart in front of traffic like they own the road, and forces everyone behind to go at 3 mph. Talk about selfish.
Posted by letsgo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm
Carlos - exactly! These types of forums are places where people can vent. I would rather have people complain about poor drivers or disrespectful coworkers on here instead of taking out a gun to open fire on the freeway or in the office.
-another pet peeve - people who think that anyone who complains about things is a whiner and doesn't understand how good they have it.
By the way, isn't a pet peeve just something that is annoying to you, but not really a major issue in the grand scheme of things?
Posted by letsgo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 11, 2010 at 10:24 pm
more than enough - that's why they had to change it from "global warming" to "climate change" - that way, no matter what happens, its out fault.
"Teachers today know that , don't they ?? Oh that's right, neither math or science are their stong points. (just peddle propaganda)"
But c'mon - did you really need to cut on the teachers in this thread? Don't they get bashed enough elsewhere? And I think you are wrong - the math and science teachers know a heck of a lot of math and science.
Posted by Grace, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 9:40 am
(1) People who come to an intersection with a four-way stop and then when it's your turn to go straight, they turn left into your path.... as if you were supposed to be able to read their mind and *know* that they *meant* to turn left, even though their blinker wasn't on. (and why was their blinker not on? Why, because they're on the cell phone!)
(2) People who roll right on through the crosswalk on a right hand turn at a stop sign, without looking right. Hello, dangerous! One day there's going to be a person there...!
(3) People who drive right on your tail on the freeway in stop-and-go traffic and brake waaaayyy too close to your rear bumper, time and again. Why? Everyone else is going the same stop-and-go speed... pay attention...!
Posted by Fabiola, a resident of the Valley Trails neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 11:10 am
My pet peeve is, people thinking that just because I'm on my cell phone that I forgot how to drive. There is absolutley no difference if I'm on the phone or talking to my three kids, or changing the DVD, or having a conversation with my spouse, or eating Burger King, or thumbing through my ipod, or changing my GPS, or putting the pacifier back in (in the seat behind me), or looking for an address... I could go on listing all of the legal distractions but I won't. All I'm asking for is for everyone to stop giving me dirty looks while I'm on the phone. With all of those things going on in my mini van, the last thing I need is to add is chasing down do-gooders giving me dirty looks.
Posted by careful out there, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm
people on their cell phone or talking to their three kids, or changing the DVD, or having a conversation with their spouse, or eating Burger King, or thumbing through their ipod, or changing their GPS, or putting the pacifier back in (in the seat behind them), or looking for an address... while driving in the lane next to me, or in front of me.
Posted by letsgo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm
Fabiola - STOP ALL THOSE THINGS! I'm not sure what yoru point was, but you sound like a seriously dangerous driver.
People are giving you dirty looks when you are on your phone is because its ILLEGAL. People can't talk on a cell phone and drive...there are numerous studies that say that people talking on cell phones are worse than drunk drivers...now that's bad. Get off your phone - there really is nothing that is that important. You may realize that if you kill somebody.
Posted by Kay, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jan 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm
Parents who feel that it's necessary to pop a DVD in to "entertain" their precious children, even if they're only going across town. Whatever happened to kids looking out the window, observing their surroundings, daydreaming? Some of the best memories I have are on long car trips, watching the scenery and thinking grand thoughts and inventions. So what if kids get a little restless at times and pinch each other and annoy you a little? That's what being a parent (and a kid) is all about. Deal.
Posted by suz e q, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm
...people who slop over the W I D E white lines....which is a violation. Just pretend it's a thick glass wall....never to be penetrated !! Also, U turners that think it's L turning. U turns mean gently ROLL your wheels forward, while you are cranking you steering wheel...so much easier than just sitting there with sharp L turn, rubbing off your rubber and slopping 2 lanes over. If you roll a tiny bit forward you can double back in a tight smooth 'U'.
I think we need to start another PET PEEVES....LOVE IT....a