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What is your biggest pet peeve?

  1. RGraf profile image84
    RGrafposted 7 years ago

    What really gets under your skin?  It could be something "minor" that just gets on your nerves.

    Mine - gum being popped

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image59
      Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hate it when the dog's tail slaps me when my husband is petting him.  Feeling the sharp sting of a wagging tail hitting my leg makes me want to scream.

    2. TrinaLynne profile image69
      TrinaLynneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ignorance and disregard for human life

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    annvansposted 7 years ago

    Laziness

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    dennisemattposted 7 years ago

    being ignored!!!!!!

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Somebody say something ?

  4. compu-smart profile image80
    compu-smartposted 7 years ago

    All i ask from anyone i know and meet is respect, consideration, honesty and reliability! Not much to ask for, but there are far too many people who lack many of the above which really used to get under my skin putting up with it, but now I use the 3 strikes and out rule!!

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    Fake 'customer service', especially 800 numbers.

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    dennisemattposted 7 years ago

    walking into a strangers fart in the grocery store!!yuck!!!

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A Stranger is just a fart you aint met smile

      1. AEvans profile image70
        AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh my goodness!!! lolololo big_smile

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        that was you ? lol

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      annvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is so gross.  Bluk...lol  I have heard stories about that and it has happened to me.  That is gross, bluk, i mean to tell ya.

  7. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    When someone snaps there food and eats with there mouth open and when someone sneezes and does not cover it with a tissue  it is disgusting! sad

  8. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    When you hold a door open for someone and they don't say 'thank you'.

  9. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Basically when people are just rude. Not saying please or thank you, having basic manners etc.

  10. RooBee profile image84
    RooBeeposted 7 years ago

    Zombie-people who I can only assume are on some heavy prescription drugs or something. You know, the ones in the store who lurch along (I'm not talking about the disabled or elderly here - to be clear), or stop and take up an entire aisle and then stare at you blankly when you have to physically move their cart and squeeze yours by painstakingly. They are the same ones who drive several miles under the speed limit and then look really freaked out when you pass them, like you must be going warp-speed or something. There seems to be an epidemic of that condition in my home state. Maybe its in the water - good thing I only use the stuff for coffee. big_smile

    1. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      RooBee........ Really.. We have lots here too and you're right it is the Water!! smile  Don't you hate the fact that their whole family is the same?

    2. Ms Chievous profile image82
      Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      These must be the same people who walk in groups at a snails pace down the mall...

    3. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds like my home state too...and I thought it was just an epidemic here.

  11. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I just go to an aisle that is empty and come back to the occupied aisle later.  From past experience I have learned some people are actually looking at what they want on the shelf, so they do not move right away.  I never want to inch around anyone's cart, so I find another empty aisle and just come back later.  It works like a charm smile.

  12. Ms Chievous profile image82
    Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago

    When people don't return phone calls or being put on hold with elevator music!

  13. fortunerep profile image58
    fortunerepposted 7 years ago

    not using proper grammar and lazy people, lazy people add nothing to society or their own well being.  I know quite a few
    dori

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yer rite ya know a few and theres nowt wrong with bad grammar ya know, damn lazy Captain. Does it count if they deliberately do their grammar bad lol smile

  14. girly_girl09 profile image78
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    People that appear to have no manners or proper dining etiquette that choose to consume food in public (chewing with mouth open, purse on table, elbows on table, napkin on table, etc.) lol sorry - this stuff really gets to me. was forced to learn as a child.

    Laziness

    People who absolutely can't control their kids in public

    Rude flight attendants (the worse!),waitstaff, bartenders, store clerks, etc.

    People who put on dvds for their kids on an airplane, but do not provide headphones. Therefore, the entire airplane section can hear a Dora the Explorer sing-a-long or something.

    Co-workers who think they're your boss, when in fact you rank above them on the chain of command and pay grade.

    People with much less, to no experience in an area trying to tell you how to think, when you know for certain you're 110% correct.

    I'm sorry...did you say just one? Those are all pretty sore spots for me. wink

    I should add, I'm truly not a b****!!! wink I promise. I just like things a certain way...too much to ask for? lol

  15. Ivorwen profile image83
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    There are two things that make me never want to see a person again:

    1.  When people abuse the welfare system and then call to brag about the hand-out they are getting, that they really don't need.

    2.  When people tell you they are nice.  I have yet to meet a nice person who has to tell people that they are nice.  I've yet to meet someone who tells people they are nice, who really is.

  16. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I have learned to it is not good to focus on other people so much.  Some people will come up to me and say does so and so annoy you, and I am like not because I really was no paying attention to them.

    Also, I think we have to have compassion for some people.  If someone has low self-esteem there may be a reason we are not aware of, and it really should not bother us if they want more compliments.

    I have worked with many people who are constantly asking each other for nice opinions, and I really do not think that is low self-esteem at all.  Some people such like more confirmation than others.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image78
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      (Before you posted this I had removed that pet peeve, because I realized that it may sound cold and callous....not what I was going for) smile

      Perhaps I should've worded it "people who fish for compliments that they know the answers to."  I just think there are ways for people to build their self-esteem besides trying to evoke shallow or not necessary compliments.

      I agree that we need to have compassion for people but there are individiuals who in the past that I have dealt with that really bring down the rest of the team by constantly fishing for compliments that they know the answers to. Based on previous experience, I'm not sure if it's healthy to constantly give praise and compliments to a person who are frequently going to great lengths to get these compliments.

  17. HealthCare Basics profile image83
    HealthCare Basicsposted 7 years ago

    Long nails. I don't care how pretty they are, but It just turns me off. I went out to eat with friends a week ago and the waitress brought me a bowl of soup with her nail dragging in the bowl. When I mentioned she should take the soup back, she  got ticked off......

    1. girly_girl09 profile image78
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      AHHHHH And I seriously was going to have soup for lunch today...thanks. wink


      What about getting hair in your meal that is the exact color and length of your waitress's hair and when you calmly ask them to send it back, they get all defensive and try to tell you it's YOUR hair.  I've had this happen several times. For example, I once had a long-haired blond try to tell me that the hair was mine(I am a medium length brunette. )

  18. My Inner Jew profile image84
    My Inner Jewposted 7 years ago

    smacking
    know it alls
    ppl who always have to be right
    and ppl who pull out in front of you and don't go or just slam on brakes
    lol quite a list huh

  19. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    Do not remove anything.  If I allowed myself to be annoyed by a lot of people I have worked with I would go insane, but I finally learned to tune people out.  This actually resulted in one co-worker saying very untrue and hurtful things about me, but at that point I just did not care.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image78
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tuning people out is a good strategy, one that works very well, if you can do it. Most of the time you can, but not always.

      I used to have to work very closely with people that were very high-strung and we'd put in 14-18 hour days. I guess it was almost more like a family; really good times and really hard times. I'm glad I'm looking to move towards a new profession, though. Anything was allowed in my old career. Anything. Political campaign staffers aren't the most professional people around. You're not hired because of personality or your ability to work with others, rather your ability to get the job done and work insane hours.

      Last year, was a wake up call for me and I realized that I'm suited for a more professional, corporate environment where there are at least a few guidelines to adhere to. smile I'm a stickler for professionalism in the workplace.

  20. HealthCare Basics profile image83
    HealthCare Basicsposted 7 years ago

    One other thing really bugs me and that is when I am having a conversation with a person and another person walks up and wants to know what we were talking about, or adds a comment that has nothing to do with the conversation.

    1. RGraf profile image84
      RGrafposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Were you around the other night?  I know two people like that and they have to know everything.  I mean everything!  Drives me nuts.

  21. RooBee profile image84
    RooBeeposted 7 years ago

    Sweetie-Pie, you are so .... Sweet! smile For the most part, I let things slide off my back as well. In regard to the aisle-blockers, I just usually go to the next aisle, too, BUT it still stands to reason that the entire thoroughfare needn't be blocked for someone to find their desired item.
    big_smile

    1. SweetiePie profile image83
      SweetiePieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I agree.  They block too much.  I think this is why I prefer shopping before eight in the morning because almost no one is at the store lol.

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      annvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, this reminds me of people who block the aisle while talking and will not move for nobody.

  22. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    I would find those working conditions very stressful.  Back when I was a teacher I actually worked at a school like that.  Because I had a few class room management problems controlling kids behavior a couple of co-workers would try to do anything to make me look bad.  I actually had certain kids in my class that they considered too troublesome, but one particular lady just had it out for me.

    From the first day I did not socialize and hang out with her.  Whenever she made a comment about somethnig I did she would be laughing at me, which made it way too hard to take her very seriously.  After that I barely spoke ot her, and one day I guess she was trying to be helpful by saying she would remind me of when we had early lunch days so I would not be late taking my class to lunch.  I told her no I would be fine because honestly I was very stressed out from having to deal with several kids that would have been in a special education classroom at other schools.  One kid would jump up and down on the desk, and it other ridiculous things I just could not control.

    I learned that if you are a teacher with class room management problems people will tear apart every facet of your being.  This co-worker told the entire school I did not want her help, but the truth was every time she was approaching me she was giggling and laughing.  I have decided I do not want to be a full-time teacher anymore so I am much happier, but that school will continue to have a high teacher turn over rate.  At this particular school they have a reputation for treating new teachers badly and making the rest of the staff believe they are just not team workers.

  23. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Ignorance or an unwillingness to look at another persons point of view.

    I hate going to the loo in the middle of the night ,thinkin the seats down and its not!!....grrr

    People who finger food, to get to a bigger piece...grr

    loud noises when I wake up..

    mothers taking their frustrations out on small children..

    animal lovers who want me to pat their smelly flea ridden darlings...

    ooops ..ive stopped smile

    oh what about the idiot who speeds past you only to pull in and then park? (whats with that?)

    1. Ivorwen profile image83
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, but Foofoo is so nice *Foofoo snapping and growling as he is shoved in your face* he wouldn't hurt a flea.  "Oh no you wouldn't, now would you Foofoo. 

      You do want to pet my dog, don't you?  wink

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  24. Maddie Ruud profile image84
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    Self-righteousness.

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    People who let their dogs poo on yer driveway, best cure follow them home, down with the jeans and poo on theirs.

    Ps - Remember to bring some toilet roll !

    1. Ivorwen profile image83
      Ivorwenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile -- I'm in stitches

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Creepy, hairy men who wear Speedos (aka through-the-crack ball sacks) to family swim sessions at the Y or community centers.  No family to accompany them.  It's icky and wrong.  smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jeeeeeeeeeeez it's icky and wrong I just got a mental image of that in my head, cheers !

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        wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry to plant that one in your head.  Delete, delete, delete.  You have no idea just how wrong it can be, BC.  I have stories.

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Keep em to yerself !!

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            wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Have no plans to share.  Your imagination is sufficient, BC.  I'm sure of it.

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              badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Lol damn right, I see really bad nightmares tonight and it's all yer fault. Am off for a walk, I will get you back Wordscribe41, I am mentally scarred for life now smile

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                wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Boo hoo.  Extra time on the TENS machine tonight.  That outta do ya!

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yea like some guy who pasted himself on facebook ,wearing a thong,seriously it was unrecognisable ,but as the light began to filter down to my brain I felt the urge to throw up lol

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          wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The Speedo pales in comparison.  Thong is much worse.  No longer hungry for lunch.

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            badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ahhhhh jeeez that's my dinner in the bin, cheers ladies !!!

          2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Here wordscribe have a wee drop of red ,good for ya heart too wink

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              wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              A wee drop of red turns into a gallon for this girl, eaglekiwi.  Had to break free of the stuff a while back.  *Raises cup of coffee for her cheers*

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I hear that (well obviously sometimes I have a hearing problem too)...truth is im drinking ice cold water cuz the humidity sucks in SC)but one day....in a field of lilacs and happy laughter ,with a babbling brook nearby ..a gallon it may be..thumbs up folgers smile

  27. junomich profile image60
    junomichposted 7 years ago

    Rude people. Absolutely have no tolerance for them.

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    isis_dreams2002posted 7 years ago

    people that do not think, you have to tell them everything that has to be done before they will do anything .

  29. AsherKade profile image75
    AsherKadeposted 7 years ago

    procastinators/lazy people and those who are critical or think their crap smells better than everyone else's....

  30. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Chewing with your mouth open! I hate it so bad!

  31. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Let's see, 

    being interrupted when talking or writing;
    having people read over my shoulder;
    people eavesdropping;
    sticky keyboards;
    direspect for others;
    drivers honking for no reason...

    I think I had better stop.... big_smile

 
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