My Pet Peeves...What Are Yours?

What does pet peeve mean

Before we begin let's get the definition of a pet peeve. A pet peeve is something that's particularly bothersome to you, even though to others it's not really a big deal. In other words an annoyance, for you. I would go so far as to say it would be something that you see or experience often enough for it to matter to you, a pattern as it were. For instance, one of my daughter's pet peeves is, she hates to see a dating or married couple in a restaurant sit on the same side of the table, but that doesn't bother me. (She's so peeved by it, when she sees it she spends the better part of 5 minutes ranting about it), her reaction makes me laugh. Even though that's not one of mine, I do have a plethora of them.

Here are mine

I'll give you only ten of mine, lest you think I'm fraught with hangups. Feel free to leave yours in the comments. Now if you find yourself in some of these, don't despair, I'm sure I'll find myself in some of yours. Remember it's all in good fun, so don't be offended.

These are in no particular order as to their importance to me, I'm listing them as they come to mind.

  1. People who stand in fast food lines talking to one another or otherwise occupied until they get to the counter. At which time they begin to try to figure out what they want to eat, and even then questioning the server about the menu. And behind them a long line of patrons with their orders already in mind.
  2. Checkbooks! People who still use them, not that so much as they wait until the merchandise is tallied, then they proceed to go into their pocket or handbag and retrieve the checkbook, write it out, then pull out their ID, while still holding the line up, at which time they proceed to balance their checkbook,(even asking the date, no less), oblivious to all those impatient people (Me) waiting to be checked out too. Get with it folks, this is the electronic age. Plastic, plastic, plastic, not paper. Have you ever thought maybe that's what the checker means when he says "paper or plastic?"
  3. What about while driving down the street and you look over and see someone trying to perform brain surgery on themselves through their nose. Okay people this is not your private room, it's the open highway. Let's face it we all have to do a little nasal cleaning once in awhile, newsflash a tissue works just as well, blow, blow, blow. I know it's not as much fun, so maybe you can wait until you get home in your own private room. Speaking of driving, what about when you're courteous enough to let someone in your lane and they don't give you the thank you nod. (Actually this could be two, I'm simply trying to keep it at 10).
  4. Dirty Bathrooms and Kitchens either in my home or anywhere else. I've been known to quietly tidy up either, unknown to the occupants.(Oops, I just revealed one of my "dirty" little secrets).
  5. Then there's the person in a crowd of average Joes, instead of using their ten dollar words, they throw around the thousand dollar ones. The next time that happens, stop the conversation, ask the meaning of the word mean, and don't be ashamed, because more than likely most in the crowd most would like to have done so. At the very least you show your humility, and who doesn't like a humble person.
  6. Oh, and, one of my biggest pet peeves is the person taking over a conversation, not his own and making it his, not listening for the sake of listening, but waiting with bated breath for their turn to tell their side. I just hate it when I'm trying to tell a story and the other person is not really listening, but wants to one up me, or whoever is speaking. Talk show hosts regularly do that. They'll ask a question and proceed to interrupt the answerer with either more questions, or their own interpretation of the answer.
  7. Now with the new technological age, what about the cell phones. When you're with a companion, and they receive a phone call, instead of not answering it or at least telling the person that they are busy with a face to face person, they proceed to hold a conversation with them completely ignoring you.
  8. Another one of mine is when you are conversing with someone and they are not giving eye contact, their eyes are either over your shoulder, or in their lap. I had this business associate once that always looked at my head when we talked. Even though I eventually figured it out, (she had problems with eye contact),I still had to go away and check my hair whenever I would finished talking with her.
  9. What about the person that can't keep a secret! They'll say "she told me not to tell anyone, but I know you won't tell anyone, but if you do, tell them not to tell anyone." A little exaggeration, but you know what I mean. Just think that's what they are doing to you. (I'm just saying).
  10. I got another one, your favorite song comes on and the person you're with belts out the song, completely out of tune, or maybe in tune, it doesn't matter, you want to hear the performer sing, not them. I got it the next time that happens to you ask the person "who sings that song," as if you don't know and when they answer, say, "then let them sing it." Works on my daughter and even on me a lot. LOL!

That's 10 already? But I have more, alas I said only 10 so I guess I'll have to stick with that. I guess I am fraught with hangups.

What's Yours

Now that I've given you mine, why not share some of yours in your comments.  If you have 10, why not make a hub yourself.  Enjoy, all in the spirit of fun.

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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

Hello Fastfretta how are you? Most of mine are yours as well but I got a couple of my own. I used to be a hairdresser and the cell phone thing would bother me so much because my client would wait until she sat in my chair to start a conversation with someone leaving me there holding my sissors and other clients in the waiting area waiting for me...uurrgh Also texting or using the cell phone while driving uurrgh...I have lots more but those are the ones that make me see red. Nice hub.

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ecogirl333 6 years ago

This is really petty, but people that mix up 'their' 'there' and 'they're'.

The really sad thing is, now I write so much I do this too just because my fingers are trying too hard to keep up with my brain!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Ladyjane1, the cell phone thing, as you see, is one of mine also. Thanks for adding that one.

ecigirl333, I was going to add one about people who butcher the native language, whatever it is, but I only said 10, however, that, too, is one of mine. Thanks for that one.

And thank you both for stopping and commenting.

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create a page 6 years ago from Maryland, USA

Hi fastfreta, thanks for another great hub. Apparently we all have the same pet peeves. I have so many, but one I would like to add would be tolerating couples who can't keep their hands off each other in public expressing what I deem to be excessive affection.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Oh yeah, create a page, that's also one of mine, thanks for adding it.

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Wow we're all the same, just different. Most of these annoy me too. I found that telling someone about what they do will not make you closer. Thanks for a great hub. Their are lots of points there making they're. Thanks

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mynameisnotpaul 6 years ago from Kentuckeh'

I completely agree with points number 6 and 7! There's no telling how many people I've met that constantly try to take the reigns of the conversation no matter how personal the subject is to you. Before you're even done saying your piece, they're opening their mouth trying to squeeze their story into the middle of your's. And when you manage to shut them up so that you can tell the rest of your story, you can totally tell by their facial expression that they're not listening to a word you're saying... UGH!

And the cell phones...oh boy. What about when you're on the phone with somebody and you're in the middle of talking, and the person on the other end just starts talking to somebody else that they are in the room with... That drives me up the wall.

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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

Mine is grammar too...I know I know I live in Mississippi...Just saying. Enjoyed your story as always.

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shyonegb 6 years ago from Australia

Hi fastfreta, you covered a wide variety of pet peeves. One of mine is when you are at the supermarket check out, waiting to pay for your items, a person moves infront of you hoping to be served before you because they only have one item. Mind you, you waited longer than them to be served.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Guys, you all validated my pet peeves. Also thanks for the additions, such as the one you pointed out, shyonegb, the supermarket checkout line.

I caught that Micky Dee, (their, there, they're), LOL!

Mynameisnotpaul, you make another valid point, about the reverse of what I said about the phone conversations, thanks.

Hey thanks Tammy for the validation. See you all soon.

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Laura Thykeson 6 years ago from Central Texas

Oh girl. you got me started, lol! Well, first of all, I cant tolerate liars, thieves, and professional "victims". You know, the "It's not my fault" people! Also, people who call me, then are on the computer or something at the same time, and you have to keep repeating yourself, or don't know if the are talking to you or someone else. Last but not least, mispronounced or misspelled words. i may miss one every once in a while, but sloppy grammar is unacceptable, lol!!

Thanks for a great hub-you let me vent here!

Laura T

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Laura, I like yours too, but the one that really irks me the most that you named is mispronouncing words. What about the person that says "pronounciation instead of pronunciation," when I hear that it's like someone is scratching glass with their fingernails. Incidentally I used it to vent also.

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Sue1226 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I agree on almost all of them. But here is one I of mine, while waiting for gas the one at the pump just sits there talking on their cell phone and haven't even started pumping the gas.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I see the cell phone is at the heart of everyone's complaint. Thanks Sue for weighing in on this one. See you soon.

MOrtgagestar1 6 years ago

Inconsiderate people!! Like leaving shopping carts in the parking lot... Hey, Lard Ass!! Get some exercise by putting the cart where it belongs!

Texting & cell phone zombies. These people are oblivious to the world around them. Driving my 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix , built from American steel & chrome , these idiots pull out in front in traffic and parking lots not ever looking or thinking! GRRRRRRRR!!!!! These morons also hold up lines in stores and are yacking in the middle of the ilses while you are trying to get through.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

MOrtgagestar1, oh,(lazy people), another one that plagues me too. And again the cell phones, we can all agree with this one, except those doing it. Thanks MOrtgagestart for your comment, hope to see you again.

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uliveulearn 6 years ago from Canada

Great hub for some lighthearted harmless venting in the spirit of fun. I can relate to many of your pet peeves. Here is one of mine. People who never have anything better to say than malicious gossip about others.

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Veronica Allen 6 years ago from Georgia

Hands down, bad manners. It's not hard to say please, thank you, excuse me, etc. Oh yeah, people that don't wash their hands after they use the bathroom. I see that a lot when I'm at public restrooms and it freaks me out. Or people that don't wash their hands before they prepare a meal, or while handling raw meat. Another one of my pet peeves, is when people do not pick up behind themselves. It drives me crazy! Oh yeah, people who stare, I don't like that at all. Fastfreta, I could go on and on, but I'm sure I've contributed to other peoples pet peeves as well. Thanks for letting us vent :)

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Yes, uliveulearn, that is one of mine, oh boy could I go on about that.

Veronica you sound like me, now I wish that I had said 20, because you named more of my favorites, especially the hand washing issue, oh, oh, and the staring, creeps me out.

Thank you both, you must know me. (Smile).

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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

When certain members of my family do not hang up their clothes or put them in the washer when they pull them off.

A dirty dog food tray and some of yours.

It is amazing how much alike we all are when it comes to pet peeves...Great articles fastfreta

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_cheryl_ 6 years ago from California

Great hub! I agree with most of yours, and #3 is just so hilariously true...I see that so often!

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Khaisar Soase' 6 years ago from Minnesota

Oh yes I know exactly what you mean and how these peeves of ours may not seem important to others.I have been trying to pursuade people to stop using the phrase "Have a good one." It just seems so played I remember when it first came out about 83 I think is when I first heard it and I used this phrase too but now it seems overly slang. As a social experiment I have made mention to some of my peers that it should go the way of the California Condor a rare sight. And I agree with the cell phone etiquette so much that I think people need to be held accountable for driving and talking on the phone unless they have some type of hands free accessory. This is my first comment on a blog I have no idea what to start my own blog on but I will stick with it and se what happens.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Lctodd1947, it seems that I named a lot of universal pet peeves. But you and I probably have a special affinity, because we seem to be from the same generation.

Yes _cheryl_ that one is probably universal, except to ones that do it.

You know Khaisar, I am not a fan of slang either, I don't like things being called a "puppy." Oh for your first blog, or hub. What I do is if something happens to me or someone says something that makes me think, I'll write on it. For instance for this hub, I was with friends recently, and the whole time I could not get a whole story told for the interruptions from the listeners, so I just gave up and let them talk.(#6). So, just go with it, and, once you get started it will become easy.

Thank you all for stopping, please come again.

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IdeaMorphist 6 years ago from Chicagoland

What a great topic! Gives people a constructive way of venting!!!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

IdeaMorphist, that's why I wrote it, so that I could vent. LOL! Thanks for stopping and commenting. See you soon.

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ateenyi 6 years ago from Chicago

Nice Hub!!!!!!

The clarity and balance shine from this hub. The hub can be regarded as one of the most intriguing hub. The information displayed in the points format, this is immensely useful for the readers. Thanks a lot for sharing so fruitful information.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

I really enjoyed this. No 8 got me really laughing. It happened to me sometime and I went straight to the Ladies afterwards to check my hair was in place.

One of my Pet Peeves is people who don't listen when others are talking. (one of yours) but mine goes a step further. When watching the news and a newscaster is questioning a politician or important figure, they never let them finish answering before they but in. So, I start shouting at my TV - "let him answer the question... my goodness, you are so disrespectful, thats a minister...." lol. It really winds me up.

Ps. This is featured on the Home Page. Well done. Great Hub.

Best Wishes.

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cinewton 6 years ago

Oh yeah! I agree with the list, thinking we must be related. If you ever come to my house don't shout out the Jeopardy answers! I miss the next question! And when I am engrossed in a TV show, don't ask me what it's about! By the time I answer you I won't know either!


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks cinewton, oops, now I would probably do that, (answer for the contestants). My daughter always asks me what the program is about and just like you, I say GRRRR! Thanks you for stopping and reading. Hope to see you soon.

Oh my goodness, Lady_E, you too, I mean shout at the TV, sometimes I'll stand up and even walk towards the TV as if I can do something about it. Thanks for stopping, see you soon.

Thank you ateenyi for stopping and for your critique.

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Mortgagestar1 6 years ago from Weirton,West Virginia

Mean people!

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Carrie DeSha 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Grammar & spelling errors drive me crazy!!!

I like the one about not being afraid to ask what a word means.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Mortgagestar1, that's also one of mine.

Carrie SeSha, those are also mine, however I'm not sure my grammar is always correct, but I try, (smile).

Thank you both for stopping, hope to see you soon.

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uliveulearn 6 years ago from Canada

I had to come back and add another as it has been a point of irritation today......constant computer updates. I'm sure we don't need them all, enough already.

Oh, and.... when pockets are not emptied out before throwing pants in the laundry.

Thanks fastfreta, I feel better. Lol

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Never thought of that one, but I do seem to be getting more and more updates, although I don't know what they did when they updated, because I'm so computer illiterate. So yes, I can understand that one. And the pants one is also a thorn in my side. Thanks uliveulearn for coming over again.

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FirstStepsFitness 6 years ago

People texting while walking . Personal conversations on cell phones in public . People doing anything on a cell phone while driving . Secretly thinking these people are not even driving correctly what makes them think they can muli task lol . Also I agree with all the pet peeves in your section and all of the comment section ! Great idea for a Hub !

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks FirstStepsFitness, it seems cell phones are the overwhelming culprit, or rather impolite cell phone users. Thanks for the compliment. See you soon.

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Tomono 6 years ago

People smoking when they are walking in from of you - you can never escape the fug of disgusting air. Or when a smoker asks 'Do you mind if smoke' but what they really mean is 'I AM going to smoke but I'm just trying to be polite'. Grrr. I have more but these two just popped up today!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

WOW, Tomono, I have a similar one, and that's when someone is smoking and waving it around in a crowd, not worrying about burning someone. Thanks for stopping by, see you again.

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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

I have two pet dogs and they are too lovable - but they do give me some harrowing times...

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

How about that pets being pet peeves, cute. Thanks Moulik.

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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah


1. C-E-L-L PHONES, people who use them while working, walking, running and in their'd think these people are heads of multi million dollar industries and are holding important meetings.

2. People that don't know how and when to shut up. Mouths running like bell clappers. Talk so much they won't have a darn thing to say when they die.

3. Celeb hounds - those that follow celebs like their gods or even worth something. Staring with mouths agape

4. The show Idol - all of it. I hate it with a passion, it puts center stage our preoccupation with fame.

Other than these 3 you pretty well covered a lot of mine.

Great HUB!!!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Pmcray, your answer is great, although (hey, I like American Idol), actually only the tryouts though, mainly the funny ones. I like your #2, that's funny. And the cell phone thing, seems to be it for most everyone. Thanks for stopping, see you soon.

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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

fastfreta, What a great idea for a hub where we can all let out our peeves. Yours are good ones that I share. Many peeves about cell phones but I really like No.6.

When going through a difficult time you confide in someone and the conversation becomes all about them and how this was so hard for them completely disregarding your feelings. Or when you share something really personal and later hear it repeated!

I can't stand the grammar blunders too, like Valentimes day, or supposebly instead of supposedly or prolly rather than probably. I could go on and on. Wow, thanks, I feel better now. lol Good fun here.

Can't help myself. In the movie theatre when someone sits right in front of you and there are hundreds of other empty seats, or puts their feet on the back of your chair, or talks through the whole movie giving away the plot because they've seen it before . . . tmi. I'll stop now.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

No, go on Peg, I'm loving your rant, it's hilarious. I actually had to stop myself too, because some of the ones that you named were also some of mine. Hey you sound like you could write a hub on it too. Go right ahead and write your own hub.

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ladylux 6 years ago

Oh! So many of my peeves are written here! I'd like to add people who treat animals better than they treat people, people who rearrange your pictures or hair to THEIR liking, people who think they know everything on every subject, people who don't discipline their kids, and many, many more!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

ladylux, four more interesting ones, thanks for adding those. Oh yes, I guess because of the generation that I was brought up in the discipline ones rates high with me. Thanks ladylux for your contribution.

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callmefoxxy 6 years ago

ROTFLMAO. Good hub! I was just going to write a similar hub when I saw yours. So, here are just a few of my peeves:

1) stupidity

2) ignorance

3) blatant lying

4) poor hygiene, ie. food stuck between teeth

5) not cleaning up after a pet's bathroom break

callmefoxxy, my pen is a mighty sword!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Those are sure interesting ones. Why don't you go ahead and write one of your own, because you seem to have quite a few that I didn't list. Thanks for stopping.

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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

LOLOLOLO!! You have named 8 of my pet peeves I will give you two more.

1. There is nothing like someone going to the bathroom and not washing there hands and then they want to shake yours! I have an issue when someone does not wash so I carry anti-bacterial hand soap with me all of the time.

2. Please people when you cough cover, when you sneeze use a tissue do not cough in my face and do not sneeze all over the place if you really wish to peeve me off just try it around me! lololo

3. There is nothing like seeing a young woman with a tight shirt and her belly hanging over her jeans with a belly-button ring. Where is there respect? I have to close my eyes and pray when I see that. O.K. so I named three more. :)

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

AEvans, I could have listed those also. Thanks for doing it for me. I, too, carry anti-bacterial, and actually for anyone I shake hands with, because some people may have an ailment and is not, themselves, aware of it at the time.

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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

fastfreta, what a great read. Thanks for the fan mail. My pet peeve is stupid questions about the obvious. I work at a maximum secutiry prison. Naturally most doors are kept locked. I was standing at a mesh gate waiting to be let into a certain part of the prison. A man on the other side of the gate turned to me and asked,"Do you want to be let in?"

I wanted to say,"No, I am standing here trying to get over my homophobic tendencies.So I thought I would just stare at your A$$ for a while."

I may write a hub about that sometime.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

samboiam, you are hillarious, please do write a hub about it, I can't wait. Thanks for stopping and reading, please stop again soon.

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RackyB 6 years ago from The Treasure Coast

Yeah...the cell phone one takes the cake. At church and the phone goes off and then you try to quietly answer and tell the person on the other line you will call them back while the congregation is listening to the preacher.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Kinda makes you wonder what did these people did when there was no cell phones. Thanks RackyB for stopping.

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lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

This is a great hub! I'm afraid that I have quite a few myself.


REFORMED DRINKERS: People who have drank for 20 or 30 years acting like a blatant fool, terrorizing everyone who comes across their path finally quits because they don't have a liver anymore. Somehow they deem themselves holier than the holiest because they have quit.(usually by force) They have the nerve to look at me with total disgust because I'm having a beer with my dinner.

REFORMED SMOKERS: Yes, I know smoking is bad for you, however, I smoke and it is my right to do so as long as I use my manners and keep the smoke away from you. These same non-smokers are the ones who weigh 500lbs because they can't stop shoving cakes down their throat and drive big cars that have far worse fumes (that I have to breathe in) than my little lousy cigarette could ever produce. I could say, they should walk more and lose some poundage instead of causing my lungs to fill up with their stinky fumes, but I'm not that rude. LOL.

REFORMED CHRISTIANS: Don't get me wrong. I have seriously strong religious beliefs but I hate it when people look down on others for their shortcomings after "finding religion" when they themselves lived a life of PURE SIN until they "found God". All of a sudden, they are the holiest of holies.

This really drives me crazy: People who ask, "How are you today?" Not really caring about what kind of a day you're having. Nobody should ever use that phrase as a standard greeting if they really don't want to know how I am. Another standard phrase that really peeves me is "I'll pray for you". I was listening to an elderly couple who was barely living day to day on social security tell someone who was quite wealthy and a "Good Christian" that they were missing doctor appointments because they didn't have a way to get to there or two dollars each for the bus. The good Christian answered,"I'll pray for you". No, what they needed was a ride to the doctor or 4 bucks. He could have easily provided that. Prayers are great but sometimes we should show our faith by our "Works".

Ok, I've ranted enough. Gee, I feel better already. And I hope I didn't offend anyone, although I'm sure I did, not meaning to.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

This is a good fun hub, so I'm hoping no one's taking offense. You actually managed to list some that no one else has. You have such good ones that I wish you'd write another hub with the ones that you listed, because I like the way that you expressed yourself. Please do stop over again, I get a kick out of your comments, and thanks for stopping.

wordscribe41 6 years ago

I love this hub, fastfreta. You and I are two peas in a pod, seriously I laughed so hard. All of these things bug me, too. And don't EVEN get me started on the grocery store. Thanks for the comedic relief.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks wordscribe41 for taking time out to read my hub. It appears my pet peeves are universal. I'm glad you enjoyed the it, hope to see you soon.

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi fastfretta, I agree with all hehe, specially those people who are talkative -- to say, Thanks and I think you almost said all the annoying habits which I dont like as well, Thank you so much, Maita

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Maita for stopping over and for leaving a comment. See you soon.

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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

fastfreta, mine is that when people never return your call or email and acknowledge mine, Oh, when people asy let's do lunch or dinner and never did. Thanks for the hub. I was going to do one and now that you did it, I don't have to, LOL.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

tim-tim I like those also, but I must admit that I am sometime guilty of not returning a call right away. But I'm sure there are enough left that I didn't list to make a whole new hub, so please do. Thanks for your comment, see you soon.

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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Ha ha ha! I loved it, Freta! I have so many pet peeves I don't know where to begin!!! This was an enlightening read! Thanks so much for sharing and so glad I am not the only one with an abundance of pet peeves as my daily companions!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Oh yeah, Ann Nonymous join the crowd, there are a lot of us. I'm glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping.

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khood1357 6 years ago from Milledgeville, GA

Fastfreta I love this! My biggest pet peeve is asking someone a question and them beat all around the bush and never answer the question! It gets me everytime. Great article!

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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

fastfreta, I have written a hub about my pet peeves. Check it out.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I agree khood, a little bit like asking a question and not waiting for the answer, like talk show hosts, #6.

Okay I will do that samboiam, I know it will be good.

Thank you both for reading this, one of my favorite hubs. See you both soon.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Fartfreta, I relate to a number of your pet peeves. I hate when someone talks on a cell phone in a doctors office loudly. They need to leave the building! Great hub.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

There's that cell phone thing again. We all seem to be in agreement on that point. If only the offenders could read these comments and take heed, I know, maybe we can phone them, LOL! I thank you for stopping by, please do come again.

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christryon 6 years ago

Cell phone should NOT be used when people are driving. There I said it. Another cell phone comment. Sorry to report that some of your pet peeves apply to me. People who don't stop at stop signs and when they are pulling out of drive ways. Can you tell that I have been playing taxi to my family for a couple of years? I am also disturbed by people who do not have any manners. Especially when answering their phone. Two more and I will be done. People who do not return phone calls; and last but not least, people who are not punctual. They make me the craziest.

I enjoyed reading your rants. Nice to meet you.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

christryon, thanks, back at ya, LOL! One of yours apply to me also, the one dealing with punctuality. Big problem for me. Nice to meet you to, I'll be seeing you soon.

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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

You're my inspiration fastfreta! I loved your hub so much, I had to take you up on your challenge and wrote my own Pet Peeve Hub (with links to yours, of course!). Thanks!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Hello Green Lotus, thanks for the compliment, I can't wait to see yours.

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

How about this one fastfreta (I've had to let 99% percent of the pet peeves go because I live in NYC with 52 billion other people - and so everything is covered by you and the other hubbers and it is all done here) but this one I find annoying. There is always an endless line at our post office - sometimes nearly out the door, and there is ALWAYS someone that leave that big...GAP! So here you are in an endless messy line and this person stands there lost in their own world with this empty 5 person space in front of them.

You know in reading this it is probably time to write a hub about how to act in public.

Fun hub fastfreta - thanks!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

I've never thought of that one BK, the line thing I mean, but that's a good one. I'll be on the lookout for that hub. Thanks for stopping, I'll see you soon.

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GertrudeChapman 6 years ago

Hi Fastfreta, I loved your hub it is so true. My pet peeves are some limitations that people have become accustomed to. This is one I really hate..."You have to crawl, before you walk." I hate hearing that phrase, because it is saying that a person has to settle. That is such an untrue statement.

Another pet peeve is when someone pulls out in front of me in traffic and drives slowly. Why didn't they wait for me to pass?

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Gertrude for stopping, you added two that I don't think that I've seen so far in the comments. Thanks for these, and they are bothersome.

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Shil1978 6 years ago

Nice hub FF. I share some pet peeves with you. One of mine though is seeing clutter or untidiness, especially in people's homes, or at offices.

I just hate that. I guess I have some degree of OCD inbuilt in me, that wants to see things spic and span. Its not something that affects my daily routine though, thank God for that!!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Shil1978 thanks for weighing in on this hub. As you said the clutter thing bothers you, well me too even though I only said the bathrooms, the whole house does bother me. I didn't think that I had OCD, I guess maybe a touch though. Thank you again for stopping.

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Suri Serene 6 years ago from Former Jesselton, South East Malaysia

I simply love this hub fastfreta :) and truly enjoying it too!

Though I have shared few of your pet peeves, mine are as below:

People who loved to exaggerate things. People who accused you of things you didn't do without confronting and it ruined everything. People who smoke in front of you and you can't get away from it. Liars and they're not good at it. LOL

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey Suri Serene I like those that you named. Thanks for stopping and commenting, and I'm glad that you enjoyed it. I look forward to reading your hubs. Welcome to HubPages.

3cardmonte 6 years ago

Oh my Sister uses thousand dollar words and has no idea what they mean.

I'll give you two of mine otherwise we'll be here all year!

People that drag their feet when they walk and people who don't say please.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Oh, that dragging feet one is really one of mine too. I just saw a young lady doing that yesterday and I was so annoyed. LOL! Thanks again 3cardmonte for stopping. See you soon.

kims3003 6 years ago

wow what a well done hub. A+ article. So well thought out and said. I really enjoyed the comments too. Really neat people in this world.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks kims3003 for the kind comment, and I agree wonderful people here on the "Pages."

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DustinsMom 6 years ago from USA

Great hub. I cannot tolerate rudeness, one of my pet peeves.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey DustinsMom, that happens to be one of mine. Thanks for stopping. See you soon.

Mo 6 years ago

Another pet peeve of mine I have to add is single women and their obsession with men's HEIGHT!!! It has gotten so OUT OF HAND it's ridiculous not ridiculous but RETARDED!! Get some requirement that can be changed or something. Height is height and can not be changed. It's not that height is a total bad thing but it is when women have their mind set on JUST SOLEY TALL MEN and yet there is a perfectly great awesome man right next to you, he's not 6'+++ and he is clearly taller than you!! OPEN YOU'RE MINDS!!!

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for stopping Mo, and leaving a very insightful comment.

Cat 6 years ago

Blood constant irritating annoying background music on all TV programs.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Hey Cat, never thought of that one, but in hindsight, I do find some music irritating. Thanks for the comment.

Kevin Schofield 6 years ago

Hi Fastfreta, I have a list a mile long, from pavement cyclists to people who mutilate the number 7 by putting a little horizontal line through it. It's no wonder some people become homicidal maniacs with all the irritation around. Thanks for my daily grumpiness fix. Very funny hub. Kind regards, Kev.

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Kev, and you're welcome for whatever it is that I did, LOL. Thanks for stopping, and please stop again.

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

I stopped calling them pet peeves and opted for "things that grind my gears". You covered a lot of them but one of mine is people never seem to look up anymore. Cell phones and that damn twitter, kids can be sitting right next to each other and instead of talking they tweet (or whatever it's called). Really though, I don't get upset at much I just laugh. Whatcha gonna' do? You're really good at this hub thing!! Peace!! Tom

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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Tom, you're not bad yourself at "this hub thing." I enjoy reading your work. Thanks for stopping and reading mine. And the cell phone thing bothers me too. As a matter of fact I've written two hubs about them and I'm in the process of writing another as we speak.

Fay Paxton 5 years ago

You are a hoot! I was laughing so hard I couldn't think of any, but everything you named irks me too. voted up and funny

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Fay, you're sweet. See you soon.

momo 5 years ago

I hate it when people act all mature...Like when I want to get in a fight they are all like 'ignore them, ignore them, it's not worth it' WHEN I WANT A FIGHT/ARGUEMENT/WHATEVER I WANT ONE!!!!! D: D: >:O

That really annoys me. -.-

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Interesting, momo, all kinds of things bother us. Yours is unique to say the least.

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Joy56 5 years ago

yeah there are a lot of people around who do a lot of annoying things, like who do they think they are..... loved it, may do a similar hub myself.... just different pet peeves. No one would be people copying my hub titles..... keep writing.....

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks for stopping Brenda. Say, please do your hub on the subject, I'll keep on the lookout for it. Thanks again, see you soon.

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Mrs. J. B. 5 years ago from Southern California

Loved this hub! I HATE CELLPHONES. I just want to break them. From talking while driving, to talking LOUDLY while shopping, letting the kids run wild because they are talking, the list is endless. I now come right out and tell people, I do not want to hear your conversation. Hang up and drive.

Mrs. J. B.

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thata girl, wish I had that kind of nerve. Thanks, Mrs. J. B, for stopping, please come again.

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moonlake 5 years ago from America

I agree with all your pet peeves. I'm one of those people who still use my check book hate credit or depit cards. I do write mine out as far ahead as I can. Most of the time now they just scan them don't have to write them out.

I hate people who cut in line. Example; I was in line one day and a lady and little girl needed to get through to the other side so I backed up to let them through and when I did that another woman about 30 cut in line. I told her I had been in line and had just backed up for someone. "She said "No you weren"t." Stayed where she was and then started talking about me to the nice looking guy in front of her. Flirting is what she was actually doing. Bad part about it, I recognized her she was a teacher from on of our grade schools.

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Sorry it's taken so long to respond, I don't have regular access to the Internet at this time. However, thanks so much for weighing in on this hub, glad you enjoyed it. What nerve, of the lady, and I mean what nerve, because most people are not as forgiving as you are.

Thanks again moonlake, for stopping, please come again.

peeved 5 years ago

This just happened to me and it just irritates me so much. I don't know why but it does. A friend asked a question ("can anyone help me with an earth and ocean sciences quiz") so I asked what the quiz is on and they responded, "earth and ocean sciences"... DUH obviously, I heard the first time! Can't people understand that I'm not asking for a reiteration what you already said - I'm asking for specification! (Yes, perhaps I should make my question more clear but...) Tell me what aspect of earth and ocean sciences you are focusing on because earth and ocean sciences, just like any discipline taught in university, is a huuuuge subject! I'm in university and the same applies to when I ask people what classes they're taking this term and they respond with "English"... THAT IS SO BORING AND GIVES ME BARELY ANY INFORMATION! Saying "English" hardly tells me anything and isn't interesting at all! Instead of broad subjects, I want to hear "Oh, I'm taking an English class called The History of Criticism and Theory which focuses on critical theories like critical race studies, posthumanism, postmodernism, structuralism and poststructuralism, feminism, Marxism, etc."... That response is infinitely more interesting and engaging. Just saying "English" barely tells me anything because English classes can involve anything, for example: post-colonial literature, romantic poetry vs. epic poetry, prose, Shakespearean lit., rhetoric studies, theory classes, Harry Potter lit. classes, courses that focus on human/animal distinctions... like look at this description for a course called "On Television" - This course takes up television (specifically, North American television) as an object of investigation and a subject for criticism. But television, it turns out, is a slippery, messy medium, one that is difficult to approach critically. Our method will be to approach television directly as well as through reading novels (including a graphic novel), a short story, and films, as well as critical and historical writing on television. Such writing is often accompanied by heated emotional relations to television: sexual fantasy and political anxiety, varieties of excitement and contempt, and ironic reflexivity. The goal of the course is to develop skills of attention that will permit us to approach television critically, and to understand why it has been so difficult to do so. Along the way we will consider television as a set of technologies, a set of institutions, a set of programming practices, and a set of experiences of watching, listening, and feeling. If someone summed up this description with, "Oh, I'm taking English"... urgh I'll stop here, sorry I needed to rant.

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

I can tell that really peeved you, and I can truly understand and sympathize. It's okay I know you needed that, and this was the perfect place for it. Thanks for stopping, come back sometime.,

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Camille Harris 5 years ago from SF Bay Area

I KNEW I had to check this one out, Freta! My biggest pet peeve is people who chew with their mouths open. AGHHH! It makes this otherwise mild-mannered woman want to scream!!

Oh, and I think my bf and I would send your daughter on a rant - we sit side by side at all establishments, make googly eyes, and play footsie!! HAHAHAHA!

Voted up!!

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Thanks Camille for checking me out. That happen to be one of mine too. Yes you two are one of my daughter's worse nightmares, that just goes all through her. Anyway, again thanks for stopping, see you later.

Monty 5 years ago

People who want to stand there and chit chat with the cashier while I'm waiting to pay for my stuff!

Nose rings on beautiful girls, WHY?

People who walk in front of you with out saying 'excuse me."

Thank you for letting me get this off my chest, whew!

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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California Author

Wow Monty, I could have added those to mine also. Thanks for stopping and leaving them.

sierram18 4 years ago

mine would have to be people who sit at light that are green for like 3 mins and dont go

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fastfreta 4 years ago from Southern California Author

That seems to be happening a lot these days, due in large part to the new texting wave.

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