Mind if I Complain?

Mike HennesseyOP-EDLeave a Comment

Mike Hennessey

Dateline Dayton —  Here is a partial list of my pet peeves:


  • Don’t look when backing up – worst at the Post Office and grocery.
  • Don’t stop when they see someone is backing out of a parking spot.
  • Going at a slow speed in the fast lane.
  • Sitting at a four-way stop. Waiting for the light to change?
  • Don’t go when the light changes.
  • Little old ladies, and men, who drive big cars and can’t see over the steering



 People who don’t turn off their cell phones. Our services last just a little over an hour. These people can’t give God, that small amount of time.  Don’t take your cell phone to church.

  • Crying babies are one thing, but screaming children are worse. Take them outside.
  • PA systems that don’t work.


  • Advertised price is not the price charged at the register.
  • The person who does a week’s shopping and then uses the express lane.
  • Shelves not stocked.
  • Items that should be in grocery section, but aren’t, making you walk a mile when you are in a hurry.
  • Markets that have all kinds of stuff in the center aisles that should be to outer aisles, such as clothing and furniture.
  • Constantly shifting items so that you have to look in new places for them.
  • Stocking items where they make no sense.
  • People who don’t know how to use the self-service checkouts. There are times, I admit, when I have problems with these devices and must talk to them,

sometimes loudly.

Home Improvement Stores

  • One previously advertise that they cut anything but hair. Not true. At least

you don’t hear the commercial any longer.

  • Stores that sell appliances but don’t install them. Better to buy from an appliance store where you can get full service. Price isn’t everything. Service counts.

Condo residents

  • Who do not like living vegetation, because it is unsightly. Some people just have too much time on their


More another time.


Mr. Hennessey may be contacted at pmhenn@sbcgobal.net

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