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Houston Pet Peeves: Unburden Yourself Before Your Memorial Day Weekend

Houstonians share their pet peeves about life here.


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Every couple of months, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It's your Houston pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you just have to vent about, that makes your life in Houston just a little bit less that in could be.

Normally, we present these on a Monday, to help you meet the week ahead without any lingering frustrations building up. But one of your fellow listeners recently suggested we try it on a Friday. So, with the holiday weekend ahead, we thought this might be an excellent day to do it.

Today, we invite you to share with the rest of Greater Houston that one thing about your life and times here that you wish you could change. That one thing that just raises your blood pressure a little, or takes some wind out of your sails. C'mon. Don't bottle it up. Let it out. (Just please don't swear – that's our pet peeve – listeners who can't control themselves. It also could earn us a fine from the FCC).

So bring on your Houstonian pet peeves. We all need to vent a little. Even in our beloved Houston.

On this edition, we enlist the help of Lisa Gray, columnist and editor of Gray Matters for the Houston Chronicle, and Jessica Brown, co-owner of Station Theater.