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Things That Irk Me

Updated on November 18, 2014

Mike's Common Sense

I am normally an up beat positive type of a guy. I do my best to keep a positive attitude even under the most stressful situations, but there are certain things that people do that will never fail to irk me. Some people call these things “pet peeves”, but I prefer to call them “things that irk me” (I just think ‘irk' is a great, under used word). So here it is, Mike’s official list of “Things That Irk Me”.

1) Push handles on pull doors.

2) People who just have to pull out in front of you, when there are no cars behind you, then make a left hand turn 100 ft. down the road.

3) Loud mouths

4) Greedy people

5) Hooray for me, and f#&k you, type of people

6) Drivers waiting to make a left hand turn in front of you that won’t move into the center of the intersection.

7) Power driven policemen who forget that they are being paid to serve and protect.

8) Warm beer

9) Cigarette smokers who complain when I light up a cigar.

10)People who love to tease and, dish out verbal abuse, but get indignant, and offended when you do the same to them.

11)People talking on cell phones when they are paying for their groceries.

12)People sending text messages on cell phones while they are (supposedly) driving.


14)Wet cigars

15)Guys who can’t lift the toilet seat to piss

16)People who steal your lunch at work

17)Nosy, gossiping people

18)A bed that smells like “dog”

19)Slow golfers

20)Shoppers that block the whole aisle with their shopping carts

21)Cars that won’t start

22)Anything that won’t work, when I want it to

23)Flat tires

24)Beautiful women, that know that they are beautiful


26)Telemarketers calling at suppertime

27)Commercials that insult my manhood and, intelligence

28)Dead cell phone batteries


30)Varmints, flies, and cockroaches

31)Neighborhood cats in heat


33)Not being able to find my car keys at 3:45 AM, because they weren’t hung up.

34)Pull handles on push doors

Wow, I never realized there are so many things that irk me! What was that I was saying before about being positive and up beat? Forget that!


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    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      6 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi George! I agree the disposable lighters don't last nearly as long as they used to.

    • George Greene Jr. profile image

      George Greene Jr. 

      6 years ago from California PA

      9 and 14 are definitely on my list! but even more so is the gas that is wasted by disposable lighter companies that sell you a lighter that is good for about one-fourth the gas they fill it with!

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      6 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Dee, yeah that is one of my most irksome ones.

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      6 years ago

      Hey Muley!

      Many of these are on my list too.

      #2...arghhhhh! I had that happen today.

      In such a hurry, they pull out right in front of me, then

      they go slow! :/

    • trish1048 profile image


      9 years ago

      LOL, well in my opinion, it is an absolutely disgusting thing for a woman to do, especially in public! I'm often tempted to put a box of tissues in her cubicle. I mean, what someone does in privacy is fine, just don't let me share the experience :)

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      9 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi Trish! let's see blowing snot out of your nose... sounds like a guy thing to me. Just before my run I will typically blow snot out of my nose, on the field next to me, not a public sink! That even grosses me out!

    • trish1048 profile image


      9 years ago

      Hi muley,

      I think liars and racists are the tops on my list.  And here's one that I'm not sure you've ever heard of.  There is a woman at my job of a different nationality, who, when in the ladies room, she will put her finger on her nose, press one side closed, then blow out the boogers from the other nostril into the sink.  Horrifying! Gross!  I believe it's a common practice for her, because she's done it numerous times.  It so shocks me, I can't even address her about it.

      Great list!

    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 

      10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      hummm...My pet peeve is simply People that LIE and think no one knows...I hate liars..more than anything in this world..other then killing...and smart asses, and money lover's, and peole that think they are so important,oh well you get the idea...nicely done hub sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

    • muley84 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael A Muehleisen 

      10 years ago from Miami,FL

      Is that all? wow, you are easy going! thanks for reading, peace.

    • VioletSun profile image


      10 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      LOL! My peet peeve is "Shoppers that block the whole aisle with their shopping carts".


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