What Is Your Pet Peeve?

“My pet peeve is finding out the unsubscribe button doesn’t work.”

– Michael R. Berta

principal and founder, Michael R. Berta, AIA Architecture and Planning in Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie resident

“One of the many things I love about living in Scarsdale village is being able to walk to all of my favorites activities. It was always a pet peeve of mine to not have a hot yoga studio in walking distance as it is one of my favorite activities. Now, with the opening of Scarsdale Yoga Studios, it will be right around the corner.”

– Erinn Cayehal

managing director, Scarsdale Yoga Studios, Scarsdale resident

“When I make a promise to spend two hours doing nothing, giving myself a totally free oasis, and then I fill it up with all manner of better-get-this-done stuff.”

– Millie Grenough

life coach, speaker, author of “OASIS in the Overwhelm” and president, Grenough L.L.C. in New Haven, New Haven resident

“I have two pet peeves: The first is trying to open or close an umbrella while getting in a car without getting extremely wet and the second is pantyhose.”

– Gillian Grozer

visual artist, Casspi Design in New Fairfield, New Fairfield resident

“My pet peeve is when animals go hungry. I work with the Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry to provide pet food assistance to economically challenged, disabled and elderly residents of the Hudson Valley region in New York.”

– Susan Katz

founder and president, Hudson Valley Pet Food Pantry in White Plains, White Plains resident

“My pet peeve is sitting in the dentist’s chair with my mouth full of equipment when he asks me a question and I cannot answer with a head nod.”

– Kelly Lindquist

owner, Kelly Sweet Rewards in Brookfield, Brookfield resident

“Behavior in our small train station parking lot (Scarborough Metro-North station). Sad how neighbors treat one another trying to exit at night.”

– Mark Mitchell

chief revenue officer, Screenvision, Briarcliff Manor resident

“I detest politically correct language. By the way, I prefer the term ‘companion peeve.’”

– Michael Molinelli

principal architect, Molinelli Architects in Briarcliff Manor, Briarcliff Manor resident

“As an event planner, I am used to noticing the smallest details. My long-term pet peeve is fingerprints. Whether on stainless, glass or plastic, I’ve been known to wipe out the smudges anywhere. My friends with big families tell me to just wait until I have a house full of children but my clients appreciate someone looking at the finer points.  It makes me feel better and less ‘peeved’.”

– Michele Sinacore

owner, Michele Sinacore Events L.L.C., Briarcliff Manor resident

“My pet peeve is when buyers call me and want to view some properties, I set up the appointments and they don’t show up or call to cancel.”

– Harry Singh

president and principal broker, Reliance America International Realty L.L.C. in Scarsdale, Yonkers resident

“Since moving my family to Scarsdale, I’ve found many things to do that we all really enjoy. But I could not find a place to retreat to that would be a sanctuary for my own wellness and relaxation. That was one of the main reasons that I am establishing Scarsdale Yoga Studios, as it will be a beautiful place that will allow time for rejuvenation.”

– Irene Sinyavin

co-founder, Scarsdale Yoga Studios, Scarsdale resident

“I have two pet peeves. The first is when folks don’t get to the point. You have limited time and the person whether on the phone or in person just keeps going with no end in sight. The second is when they don’t return emails or phone calls in a timely manner and you are left waiting for a reply.”

– Jaki Valensi-Lauper

chief visionary officer, Jaki’s Buzz Productions in New Haven, New Haven resident

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