Andrea's column: Collecting complaints
Last week, for a reason that has escaped me, I remembered a grade school assignment. Third grade, I think. Our teacher told us to write a composition about our pet peeve. I recall raising my hand and saying I didn't have a pet. I then asked what peeve meant.
Judging by the bowed heads and busy yellow pencils of my classmates, I was the only one who didn't understand the task. Still, the teacher explained the concept: What is our most common annoyance? What irks us the most and why?