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"Officer, everything in the world is bothering me."
Tags:police report, police reports, complaint, complain, complains, complaining, annoyance, annoyances, grievance, grievances, patrol, patrols, patrolling, bother, bothers, bothering, petty, pettiness, officer, officers, patrol officer, patrol officers, local police, police department, police departments, waste of time, wastes of time
"I don't speak Yoga. I speak Pilates."
Tags:yoga, yoga class, yoga classes, pilates, pilate class, pilate classes, modern life, health fad, health fads, health trend, health trends, foreign language, foreign languages, disagreement, disagreements, difference of opinion, differences of opinion, middle class, middle classes, middle class life, middle age, middle aged, petty, pettiness, cocktail party, cocktail parties
"Last chance - take back what you said about my wife."
Tags:spat, spats, argument, arguments, argue, arguing, king, kings, monarch, monarchs, royal, royals, royalty, divine right, divine right of kings, war, wars, warring, fight, fights, fighting, overreaction, overreact, overreacting, medieval, chivalry, chivalrous, insult, insulting, insults, insulted, toxic masculinity, army, armies, battle, battles, battling, petty, petty dispute, pettiness
"Do you ever have days when you can't seem to rise above petty politics?"
"You've let more than your Met membership slip, haven't you, Lorna?"
Tags:letting it slip, let slip, let go, losing, losing it, art, art galleries, middle-class, middle-classes, middle class, middle classes, cocktails, cocktail, drinks, drink, spiteful, spiteful comments, denigrate, denegrating, pettiness, petty comments, put-down, put down, put-downs, put downs, middle-class put-downs, middle class put down, frenemies, rivelry, friendship, friends
"Agreed. We'll reduce our arsenal of insults, jibes and grievances by one-third but will be permitted to stockpile them for use should the need arise."
Tags:therapist, therapists, therapy, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, insult, insults, insulting, jibe, jibes, grievance, grievances, petty, pettiness, bad relationship, bad relationships, mismatch, mismatches, mismatching, couple, couples, stockpile, stockpiles, stockpiling, save up, saves up, saving up, weapon, weapons, nuclear weapons, nuclear arsenal, nuclear arsenals, disagreement, disagreements, disagreeing, treaty, treaties, accord, accords, peace accord, peace accords, negotiate, negotiates, negotiating, negotiation, negotiations, peace, bicker, bickers, bickering, fight, fights, fighting, war, wars, warring, couple, couples
"No one whose name is pronounced that way lives here."
Tags:name, names, surname, surnames, stubborn, stubbornness, self important, self importance, self-important, self-importance, petty, pettiness, cold call, cold calls, cold caller, cold callers, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, first world problems, insult, insults, frustration, frustrations
"It's not enough that we succeed. Cats must also fail."
"If he can't get Yard of the Month, he'd rather just burn it."
Tags:yard, yards, award, awards, award season, proud, pride, lawn, lawns, lawn care, lawn maintenance, maintenance, maintaining, accomplishment, accomplishments, perfectionist, perfectionists, perfectionism, torch, torches, burn, burns, burning, jealous, jealousy, real estate, garden, gardens, front yard, front yards, front garden, front gardens, petty, pettiness, personal property, yardwork, chore, chores, mow the lawn, mowing the lawn, award season
The Lives of the SaintsThis Week: Frieda Witherspoon
Tags:spoof, spoofs, parody, parodies, sarcasm, sarcastic, saint, saints, saintly, modern, modern life, modern world, modernity, tech, technology, religion, religious, religious imagery, sainthood, routine, daily routine, routines, pay it forward, inconvenient, inconvenience, inconveniences, inconvenienced, petty, pettiness, effort, efforts, hard, hard work, do your best
"Oh, Herb. Not Another Open Letter To Miley Cyrus."
Tags:media, open letter, public, publicity, public image, critic, everyone's a critic, notes, note, noting, review, reviews, improve, improvement, improvements, critique, critiqued, critiquing, critiques, criticise, criticism, criticisms, critical, cross examine, cross-examined, open letter, open letters, letter, letters, celeb, celebrity, celebrities, opinion, opinionate, troll, trolling, internet, internet outrage, outraged, slut shaming, slut-shaming, angry, anger, petty, pettiness, men, obsessed
"I'll be damned if I'll agree with anybody who has a tiny umbrella in his drink."
Tags:tiny umbrella, tiny umbrellas, little umbrella, little umbrellas, cocktail umbrella, cocktail umbrellas, insult, insults, insulted, drinking, social drinking, cocktail, cocktails, the economy, economy, economics, argue, arguing, argument, arguments, stubborn, stubbornness, petty, pettiness, political opinion, political opinions
"O.K. So when we have a party, we won't ask them."
Tags:party, parties, big party, big parties, left out, neglect, neglected, social politics, revenge, getting revenge, odd one out, revenge, getting revenge, getting your own back, petty, pettiness, social slight, social slights, middle age, middle aged, middle-age, middle-age, suburbs, suburb, suburbia, suburban life
"I guess the point I'm trying to make is, calling the committee on Progress and Evolution a bunch of know-it-all nincompoops might have felt good when you said it, but..."
Clash Of The Titans
Tags:clash, clashed, clashing, clashes, married, married life, married couple, old married couple, bicker, bickering, bickers, bickered, marriage, marriage woes, growing old together, argue, arguing, argument, arguments, weather, petty, pettiness, inconsequential, fight, fights, cold, cold weather, chill, chilly, winter, wintery, love, loving, loved, unconditional love, romance, romantic, snippy, sniping, snappy, snapped, snap, snapping
"Isn't it sort of great when it turns out a couple like that really was too good to be true?"
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, gossip, gossiping, gossiper, gossipers, talking trash, trash talk, trash talking, talking smack, smack talk, smack talking, rumor, rumors, rumour, rumours, petty, pettiness
"Then maybe you should just tell me what you want for your birthday instead of saying you don't care."
"Just let me know if you want me to contribute to the relationship."
Tags:imbalance, imbalanced, relationship problem, relationship problems, communicate, communicates, communicating, communication, communication problem, communication problems, communication breakdown, communication breakdowns, snipe, snipes, sniping, argument, arguments, petty, pettiness, disagreement, disagreements, disagree, disagrees, disagreeing, contribute, contributes, contributing, contribution, contributions, married life, married lives, passive aggressive, sarcasm, sarcastic, grievance, grievances
"He always loathed that picture."
The Ekert Saga: 'Ok...So we knew that the Ekert feeds and grows on the negative thoughts of people...and we knew that the more petty,vicious and vacuous the people are it gets exposed, the bigger it gets...'
Tags:motorist, motorists, driver, drivers, traffic, highway code, the highway code, passive aggressive, passive aggression, courtesy, polite, politeness, road rule, road rules, driving etiquette, modern life, road users code, road user's code, stand off, stand offs, stand-off, stand-offs, petty, pettiness
"Take this declaration of war and punch it up."
'These client crackers are as much fun as animal crackers were when I was a kid.'
"I'm the podiatrist around here!"
'I knew they'd get planning permission eventually, I just didn't expect them to be this vindictive when they did...'