Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, November 26, 2012

My Favorite Pet Peeve

Monday Musings on This 'N That

This past Thanksgiving holiday has brought to mind a pet peeve I have for several things in the same categories. Just like Thanksgiving—we don't have to wait for Thanksgiving to be thankful. If we get a glimpse of the world we can be sure we have much to be thankful for. We can and should be thankful every day.

And then there's Father's Day and Mother's Day. Do we recognize our fathers and mothers on only one day a year? Of course not! We even have Secretary's Day. I've been a secretary all the way from temp work to private secretary. It's nice for the boss to recognize you on Secretary's Day, but a good boss will be thankful and compliment you for your work more than one day a year.

And what is that day in October that's my favorite pet peeve? A day set aside to do a good deed. Why, oh why, do we need to wait for a special day in October—one day a year—to express our generosity to folks? Sure that day is nice, I guess, but what about the other 364 days of the year? We could do good deeds every day if we really wanted to. We don't have to wait for permission to be nice to people on a certain day.


I don't know how many of you reading this are beginning writers. But those who are—if you have a question about becoming a beginning writer send that question along in the comment section below and I'll do my best to answer it for you. I'd be happy to hear from you about your aspirations to become a writer.


So, what pet peeves do you have? Leave a comment to let me know of those things that really get you aggravated and frustrated. Things that maybe you think you could do better. Please don't get political or church denominational in your comments. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Till next time ... keep on smiling.


  1. One of my pet peeves is clutter. If there is clutter on my coffee table in the family room, I cannot sit down until it's straightened up. Same with my desk, I just can't work if there is clutter. Silly really.

    1. Loree, no, not silly. Some (including me)like things in their place and some of us don't even notice cluttered things. We're all different - that's why they make chocolate and vanilla. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.