What really gets under your skin? It could be something "minor" that just gets on your nerves.
Mine - gum being popped
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.
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!!
walking into a strangers fart in the grocery store!!yuck!!!
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.
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!
When you hold a door open for someone and they don't say 'thank you'.
Basically when people are just rude. Not saying please or thank you, having basic manners etc.
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.
RooBee........ Really.. We have lots here too and you're right it is the Water!! Don't you hate the fact that their whole family is the same?
These must be the same people who walk in groups at a snails pace down the mall...
Sounds like my home state too...and I thought it was just an epidemic here.
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 .
When people don't return phone calls or being put on hold with elevator music!
not using proper grammar and lazy people, lazy people add nothing to society or their own well being. I know quite a few
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.
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.
I should add, I'm truly not a b****!!! I promise. I just like things a certain way...too much to ask for? lol
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.
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.
(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)
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.
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......
AHHHHH And I seriously was going to have soup for lunch today...thanks.
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. )
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
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.
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. I'm a stickler for professionalism in the workplace.
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.
Sweetie-Pie, you are so .... Sweet! 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.
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.
Yes, this reminds me of people who block the aisle while talking and will not move for nobody.
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.
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
oh what about the idiot who speeds past you only to pull in and then park? (whats with that?)
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?
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 !
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.
Jeeeeeeeeeeez it's icky and wrong I just got a mental image of that in my head, cheers !
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.
Have no plans to share. Your imagination is sufficient, BC. I'm sure of it.
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
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
The Speedo pales in comparison. Thong is much worse. No longer hungry for lunch.
Ahhhhh jeeez that's my dinner in the bin, cheers ladies !!!
Here wordscribe have a wee drop of red ,good for ya heart too
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*
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
people that do not think, you have to tell them everything that has to be done before they will do anything .
procastinators/lazy people and those who are critical or think their crap smells better than everyone else's....
being interrupted when talking or writing;
having people read over my shoulder;
direspect for others;
drivers honking for no reason...
I think I had better stop....
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