Pet Peeves


Ataley Villasenor

Nails on a chalkboard, eating with your mouth full, and even tapping a pen on a desk are all pet peeves humans experience. Couples that sit on the same side of the booth, noisy eaters, or even men on trains who insist on sitting with their legs spread wide open can all be categorized as pet peeves.

“When people don’t use their blinker is when I lose my mind it’s there for a reason,” said Jr. Tori Byam. When asked where she sees this pet peeve the most, Byam said, “The Durango community as a whole.”

Junior Hope Frihauf and ice don’t get along very well.“ I can’t stand when people eat ice, I have really sensitive teeth so everytime I hear or see someone doing that it makes me cringe,”  said Frihauf. Frihauf’s sister introduced this pet peeve by,“doing it every night a dinner,” Frihauf said.

Pet peeves are different for every individual, and the cause of why certain actions or mannerisms irritate the common person is still a mystery.

“The things that bug us the most say a lot about our character and how much tolerance we have or how quick we can change our personality, I would even go as far as saying that we all have split personalities and those pet peeves we have show our other sides” said local grief counselor Dr. Judy

Senior Tilly Leeder has a pet peeve that plagues many students within DHS: slow walkers.

“I normally just get around them as fast as possible. If they are going really slow I won’t hesitate to nudge them out of the way,” said Leeder. She has no time to waste walking behind inefficient slow walkers.

Once you are done washing the dishes naturally you drop the sponge into the sink, but that’s a big no in community member Rhonda Villasenor’s book.

“I would rather buy a thousand sponges than use one out of the sink. It gets dirty and stinky and all sorts of nasty,” said Villasenor.

She was first introduced to this pet peeve when her daughter continuously left the sponge in the sink, and each time it made Villasenor’s head spin.