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I’d like to list my own top ten
But there’s a little twist
This top ten is my Pet Peeves
So let me start the list.

First is backward baseball caps
Which bug me to no end
Then there’s folks who litter
That drives me round the bend.

Tattoos and pregnant smokers
Two more I feel are bad
Late turn signals by some drivers
And arrogant Judge Judy also make me mad.

Make our smallest coin the nickel
Eliminate the penny is what I say
Then the 9/10 on the price of a gallon of gas
Will automatically go away!

Heavy shoppers should stay out of Express lines
Go to regular check-outs instead
And flyers should be made to check luggage
That’s too big to fit overhead.

That’s my top ten list for now
I’m sure I’ll think of more
It’ll give you some idea
Of the things that I abhor!

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  1. Date: 8/4/2011 10:08:00 PM
    You've made some good points..Congratulations on your win. However just to clarify or justify, sometimes grocery staff ask you to go to express line when you have more than the limit... just saying, don't hold it against us... ;) Lee

  1. Date: 8/4/2011 11:57:00 AM
    Wow, so many contest results again! Many congrats for all your wins : )

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 6:06:00 PM
    yup I'll bet you've alot of company in that top ten, Ralph.. congratulations on your super win . Way to go, Ralph and thanks

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:12:00 AM
    go, ralph...a rousing applause to you for the shining win! ..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:04:00 AM
    Many congrats on the win

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Natalie's contest Ralph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 6:54:00 AM
    congrats on your win cory

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 5:57:00 AM
    Yes mate you have me laughing, a comic here to please, tiresome little sloven grots, stay away from johnson please hehe. well done here ....Don

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 4:33:00 AM
    Thank you..I have enjoyed your write..congrats on your great win, jag

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 10:23:00 PM
    heh... and here i've been considering gettin' me some dregs... congrats on your win, and keep writing!

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:14:00 PM
    Congrats Ralph on a stupendous second place win with this dynamo write luv..

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on the second place win in the contest , Ralph

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 8:48:00 PM
    I am right with you on most of that..Good one!

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 7:32:00 PM
    Ralph-This is GREAT!! I would never think anyone could put tatoos, smokers, Judge Judy and the express line into the same poem and make it work :) ! Very impressive-congrats. on your win :)

  1. Date: 8/10/2010 5:07:00 AM
    Good one dad! (I see that grandchildren hiding the remote controls didn't make top 10, LOL)

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 11:46:00 AM
    Ralph, boy I can agree with you on your list. One of mine is people who throw their wad of chewing gum down in parking lots for others to unknowingly step on. I enjoyed your list and am happy to see it make the number two spot in the winner's circle. Congrats! Aloha, Connie

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 6:15:00 PM
    Good way to approach this contest. Pet peeves and I am sure you had many more. I know I do! congratulations, Ralph, Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 1:10:00 PM
    You nailed it Ralph! So very funny and true...belated congratulations on your win in Joe's contest and many thanks to you for your kind and encouraging comments - Tim

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 6:57:00 AM
    Congratulations Ralph on your win in Joe Flach's contest "Top 10". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 3:29:00 PM
    Terrific write, Ralph. I am starting to see a pattern developing here - I obviously have a bias for your style and type of poetry. I think your poem flows nicely, is easy and fun to read, followed the theme nicely and tells a good story many can relate too. Nice job, Joe