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When where and why we get peeved

shutterstock_210042937We’re human, and we can’t blame a mental illness on outbursts of rage, irritability, or anything else for that matter.

Here is a list of things that peeve me, and any other “normal” person with a mental illness:


  1. When people steal my toothpaste
  2. When I check my bag for my keys over and over
  3. When I have a fine point pen instead of a medium point pen.


  1. In a public bathroom
  2. In line waiting to board a plane
  3. In the company conference room.


  1. Why do some people not signal when changing lanes
  2. Why do I think about taking a trip to NYC and not book a ticket
  3. Why do I pluck my moustache instead of waxing it
  4. Why do I eat cheese every day…

When, where, and why are you peeved?

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When where and why we get peeved

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough , Undressed, and I'm Not Playing.

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Loberg, E. (2014). When where and why we get peeved. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 5, 2020, from


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