What is your Pet peeve?
What is your biggest/greatest pet peeve and do you have more than one?
Educated people that misspell so much and never proofread to make sure!
Honesty. I don't like being lied to. if people are unsure of the answer, i expect them to say so and not make up some story.
respect. especially from sales people. I hate it when they fail to provide proper customer service. I hate snide remarks from them. If you don't like what you are doing, find another job.
my pet peeve is when people are condescending and rude to the elderly and disabled.
for most of his life, my father was hard of hearing. he was self employed and his job was to re-tin vats in creameries. it required that he take a torch into the vat and it was quite noisy. as a result he became prematurely deaf.
as he aged, people showed him less and less respect. if he could not hear what they said, they acted as if he were STUPID....and were impatient with him at check out lines.
this happened as a general rule, not infrequently.
whenever the workers in a store treated my father well, i would go back into the store and thank them for the way they treated him. it is wrong to mistreat those who have 'an issue'....if one would only think...'if that were me....' before they act...
When people don't follow the rules for 4-way stops! This used to make me lay on the horn. Now I'm more zen about it, but that's not saying much ;-).
Thanks for the opportunity to vent, Cardisa!
Well I sound sort of shallow compared to the other responses, but smacking gum, oh and people on their cell phones 24/7 - especially when they're driving and almost hit me.
Weak and dependent women. I come from a family of strong and independent women. I raised my daughter to be strong and independent. At 22, she showed me I was successful. The young women of today don't have the "fight for independence" in them. Many are having babies for men who don't even want babies. Or they have baby after baby to stay on aid instead of looking for a job. Cheers to the women who educate themselves and lead an independent life.
My pet peeve is wasting time. I like to use my time efficiently, so when I realize that I have wasted time doing something I get agitated. For example, I had a professor who asked us to read three forty-page packets for class the next day, in order to prepare for a class discussion. I read and highlighted them, but then I got to class and she never talked about them. The professor never mentioned the articles and I was upset that I had taken the time to read things that we never used in class.
I have a bunch of things that irritate me but my biggest one is for someone to interfear with the efforts of another when that person is doing something to further his/her own productivity and progress toward being self sufficient and self reliant. If the situation does not effect anyone else, no one else should have any part in the decisions being made, unless asked for.
People who walk out in front of cars on the road instead of using the pedistrian crossing 100 yards away. Annoying. It's very common here.
My biggest pet peeve is noise pollution....especially by people who have the need to talk, talk, talk, and really have nothing worthwhile to contribute. Some people are merely wasting oxygen--some people should just shut up and listen to others or the beautiful silence.
Hours of our lives are taken up by the "you know...."s and "like I said before...."s or the total absorption with discussing personal health-related topics with near strangers. And complaints about the weather....will it ever end? Have you NOthing better to comment upon?
I say, if you don't have something of interest to say, it's really FINE to keep your constant chatter to yourself and stay silent!
My pet peeve is typos and/or words used improperly in published works such as using "its" when the correct usage would be "it's". I think my stint as an editor probably pushed me over the edge on this topic:) If anyone ever sees a typo in one of my hubs, please, please let me know!
"txt speak" or "chatspeak." I don't mind it if someone is using it in a text, but that's it. I mean, are you really in such a hurry that you can't type or write two extra letters? It's not "cool" as I've been told, many a time. "LOL!!!"
Also, I liked pstraubie48's response. I'm visually impaired myself, and if I'm in a shop and ask the assistant to help me with something, I expect them to do it without rolling their eyes and muttering. It's what they're payed for, and just because I can't see, it doesn't make me any less deserving of common curtisy.
My neighbors waking me up over and over again in the middle of the night and then their telling me that I'm a trouble maker because I "harass" them by asking them to be quiet during the night.
Another pet peeve (yes, I have a few) is the idiots driving down the road with their music so loud that they can be heard five blocks away. Boom boom boom boom. Some times it's hard not to wish they would go deaf. But maybe that's why they play their music so loud in the first place.
I think my biggest pet peeve is smokers that won't respect my air-space. My neighbor insists on smoking 10' from my door and even smokes in the laundry room. She won't stop even though I've told her I'm allergic to smoke. The landlady is too old to do anything about it, so my neighbor takes advantage of that fact to further her own selfish stupidity.
I also hate it when I run out of coffee.
One of my biggest pet peeves is disloyalty. Some would call it betrayal. it is very very painful to invest time and trust in someone, then to have that investment stomped on and disrespected. Betrayal is like a knife in the back ... and it comes in many ways: revealing secrets, especially those which relate to our weaknesses; taking away something of great value to a friend; undermining someone in their job -- their life work and 'bread and butter'. When this happens, one must forgive as much as one can, but must never allow that person the opportunity to do the same. Simultaneously, we must guard the betrayer in us, parading as self righteousness and justified as 'the right thing to do'.
I have quite a few pet peeves. I detest:
2. Being lied to, or otherwise intentionally misled AND ALSO being asked to lie or omit the truth;
3. Either while driving or walking, when those going slower than you rush to get in front of you and proceed to block your way and refuse to speed up or move over or let you pass. (As well as other such idiot drivers- i.e. those who won't stop properly at 4 ways or those who don't turn into the correct lane or those who ignore the laws concerning crosswalks.)
4. People chewing with their mouths open;
5. Rude or condescending people (especially loud neighbors or pushy family members.)
6. Bad grammar, foul language, misspelling, incorrect syntax or sentence forms and especially people who won't even TRY to correctly enunciate their words. (Please don't take this as racist because people of ALL races are guilty of this- but I think Ebonics and other slang is just a result of laziness.)
7. People who don't put things back where they got them from (especially in my home) and people who don't clean up after themselves (so true when it comes to public restrooms and restaurants.)
Boy! I sound picky, don't I?
My pet peeve is nosy neighbors. Don't they have something better to do than sit on the porch and watch another person do yard work?
OOooOOooo, love this question, I have a few/alot...I think it's an age thing!!
I hate the fridge door being left open whilst the person who opened it, walks across the kitchen to pour themselves their drink, then replaces what they took out of the fridge before they close the door!!
I also hate the television on and music playing in the same room...It's just a noise then.
People standing behind me and looking at the computer whilst I am using it....Like right now, my son is behind me!!
So many more I could write, but won't.........
Self-righteous people. I'm sorry I hate it when people act as if they are better than everyone else.
I hate when people are passive aggressive. It is so weird to me. A lot of times, you just want to slap them lol.
Whenever I hear someone being passive aggressive to me or someone else, I solidly tell them off. It is a fairly crazy reaction I know, but what can you do
WHen some one talks over me,people that try to hard to get attention.gum chewing
My biggest pet peeve is when people act like they know something and they really don't. Just say, "I don't know."
I will preface this by saying, I am a complete control freak. But, my biggest pet peeve is when someone is helping me clean and only doing it halfway. My blood boils when I follow behind them correcting or re-cleaning something they "cleaned" and then went and sat on the couch.
Mines happens to be even number pumps at a gas station. Call it crazy, but i will sit behind a line of cars at pumps 1,3,5,7 & 9 before I go to pumps 2,4,6 & 8...lol
I know this may sound a bit silly, but my biggest pet peeve is people who chew with their mouth open. I am not fond of watching the carnivorous first stages of digestion. I can't stand the sight or the sound of moo munchers!!!
One of my biggest pet peeves is when people bite there nails. I absolutely can't stand it!! I have even held a strange guy's hand because he would not stop biting his nails and it drove me crazy.
When people don't take care of their pets. Ah, and then get mad if they are paid a visit by animal control etc. There are people who notice and will eventually say or do something to rescue the animal.
Other than that... pretty easy going nowadays. Use to be a time when I had a lot fo pet peeves...
I have two pet-peeves. 1.) I hate feet, from looking at them to touching me and everything in between 2.) People who signal while they are turning in the car. There is no purpose to that.
I definitely have more than one, but others talking while they are chewing food is probably the one that occurs most often.
People with no respect or courtesy for others and no common sense to realize it.
I don't like hangars very much. I have broken many of them in my lifetime on purpose and I will probably break many more.
People who are always running late. It tells me that their "appointment" is not important to them. I also think it shows a lack of respect.
I hate dumb people; certain pretty girls who just seem to have a lower iq than a baby. It just seems fake and I am not a fake person, so this really ticks me off.
My biggest pet peeve is the actions of people who are not courteous; for example, cutting into a line (queue), driving slow in the fast lane or blocking an intersection.
My pet peeve is when you are with 3 or 4 people and 2 of them are having a conversation and there is always 1 that will interupt when you are trying to listen to the converstion, because they think there story is better or they just like to be heard. But what they don't realise is that we have heard that story so many times before.
People who don't wash their hands! People who put their fingers in their mouths!
Mine's one you've no doubt all heard of. People at a bus stops. Moreover, people who have just arrived at the bus stop i'm standing at, then asking me if the bus has been. Oh yeah! I just thought i'd watch it go by! - Of course the bus hasn't been yet! What a ridiculous question! It happens surprisingly often.
I have two that are equally big peeves to me. They are when someone close to me blatantly lies to me and/or steals from me.
rude people who shove and squeeze like its their right to do so
people who don't have an open mind or can't comprehend another point of view than their own, or don't admit that there's the chance they might be wrong about something
People who write letters to non-entities on Facebook. e.g. "Dear Starbucks, Dear Panera, Dear crossfit....."
Also, backpacks on wheels and people who refer to others as 'chief' or 'sport.'
My biggest pet peeve would be 1. when you open a door for someone and they look at you and just keep going without saying thank you. 2. When people are late all the time.
1. Bad Driving
3. Cell phones in the movie theater
That is all....
Oh my! Electric sockets with their switches on and nothing plugged in them!
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