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flipafart 11-06-2005 02:35 AM

what drives you crazy? pet peeves exposed
:dizzy: Okay we all have some, what are those things that absolutely drive you up the wall.
My biggest pet peeve.( I only have 136, yep I counted them..never leave me alone in a waiting room :lol: ) yep my number one pet peeve is when people
put me on the spot with a point blank question. as the they fish for compliments You know like don't you notice something different about me?( as much as I might like you I can't tell if you have lost a pound, ) what do you think of my new haircut? ( if it looks ratty what am I suppose to say, oh it's terrible get a scarf. ) if I like it I will automatically tell you. ;) why is this my number one pet peeve because my number 2 pet peeve is lying, which lead to number my number 3 pet peeve hurting someone's feeling.
so if people don't fish for compliments, I want have to wrestle with my conscience about lying and nobody feelings will get hurt :carrot: see what I mean about driving me crazy.

so what about you what drives you crazy :?:

pixiefalls 11-06-2005 03:21 AM

  1. people who try to purposely hurt other people
  2. stealing
  3. lying.. lying.. and more lying that leads to lying to cover up the lie in the first place
  4. people who are rude.. all the time
  5. that annoying noise a seatbelt makes when you run your finger nail up and down it *cringes*

Oh my, I could keep going, but those things get to me the quickest!

shush 11-06-2005 05:56 AM

These aren't in order but...

1.Holding the door open for someone and they walk right through without a thank you. :mad:


3.Noisy eaters (chewing with mouth open)

4. Queue jumpers

I'm sure there's more but they'll do for now. ;)

cadwell125 11-06-2005 06:36 AM

here are mine. kinda weird, but true.

1. black pepper
2. crushed ice
3. rudeness
4. sitting inside at a restaurant or coffeeshop (it's the noise).
5. wet clothes and sheets
6. people that make a fake coughing noise around a smoker (fits under #3 but i thought it deserved it's own place.)

pamintx 11-06-2005 07:09 AM

Flip I think I have to agree with you on your first one. I hate being put on the spot like that, if I notice something different and I like it, I will comment on it, but if I don't like it, I will avoid bringing it up.

I think I also have to add, people talking to themselves. Now, my momma always told me you had to talk to someone intelligent every now and then, but we have a female at work, who constantly talks out loud to herself, and I never know when to answer her! I've pretty much gotten to where I don't listen to her (tune her out) and then she gets offended when I don't answer...You weren't listening to me were you? I have to admit, I'm guilty of talking to myself every now and then but its more mumbling under my breath and I don't expect anyone other than myself to answer :)

Other than that, I think touchy-feely strangers really, really bother me. I'm a touchy-feely person but only with people I really know and I warn them ahead of time so that way if they don't like it I won't be touchy-feely with them. I would never go up to a stranger and rub their arm while I'm talking to them or put my hand on them in any way, you just don't invade someones space like that.

LovesBassets 11-06-2005 08:48 AM

Being from the Boston area, my #1 pet peeve is traffic-related :devil: .

Okay, picture this: there's a lane closure ahead on the highway, and there have been signs posted for 2 miles saying "merge right." So 95% of the cars actually DO merge right, which (of course) slows down traffic. But it's what you're supposed to do, right? My #1 PET PEEVE is the 5% of drivers who go flying down the lane that is about to close -- passing DOZENS of cars that are doing it the polite/patient way -- and then they slam on the breaks and swerve BACK into the line of traffic in front of everyone else who has been waiting patiently.

I can't TELL you how much this ticks me off....I get homicidal about it, I swear! My blood pressure is rising just WRITING about it! Grrr...

Ruthxxx 11-06-2005 09:13 AM

People who say they will do something and then don't come through! I'm in a lot of volunteer organizations and try to treat my involvement as a real job. However, I sometimes think I'm the only one!

People who don't stoop and scoop.


LovesBassets 11-06-2005 09:32 AM


Originally Posted by Ruthxxx
People who don't stoop and scoop.

Ahh..that reminds me!

Another pet peeve of mine is my neighbor down the street who every night at 7pm on the dot lets her 3 miniature poodles run wild in the neighborhood because (a) she's too lazy to walk them, and (b) she doesn't have a fence.

This ticks me off because:

1) they ALWAYS come and poop on my driveway...and I have ENOUGH poop to scoop already with 2 hounds of my own.

2) they sit in my front yard, which makes one of my dogs go BANANAS barking and I can't even THINK because of the racket.

3) we have a family of resident coyotes in the woods surrounding our neighborhood, and one of these days those mini poodles are gonna be coyote chow. I've TOLD her this, by the way...because these coyotes are very bold -- I've seen them wandering down our street at 4pm in the afternoon!

4) it's generally obnoxious and un-neighborly -- I mean, I don't let MY dogs run rampant!!

AnnieFannie 11-06-2005 10:56 AM

What a great question? Hmmm..I could list so many.

1) Two-faced people: They'll act like you are their best friend and as soon as you turn your back they are talking smack about you. Man if they have a problem with me, I wish they would say it to my face.

2) Lying: Hate it when someone can't tell the truth or I get put on the spot and feel that I have to lie. Totally agree with Flip, I don't want to have to lie to someone, but I don't want to hurt their feelings. I guess what it comes down to is they shouldn't fish for compliments because it might not be what they want to hear.

3) Rude people: Whether it be they don't have good manners, to interupting you when your talking, talking with food in their mouths.

lucky 11-06-2005 01:25 PM

In no particular order:

1. People who talk during a movie. I don't care if it is in the theater or at home - hush so we can all enjoy it. If someone has already seen the movie I don't need them to tell me that I'm going to love what happens next.

2. People who are ALWAYS late. My sister will be late for her own funeral. The woman can't get anywhere on time and it makes me insane.

3. People who ignore their screaming children in public places. I have three children so I know as well as anyone that sometimes they cry and misbehave. That doesn't mean you shouldn't at least make some effort to calm them down.

4. Irresponsible parenting. We all make mistakes. Goodness knows I am not a perfect parent. But, some things can be avoided. I recently heard a mother telling her 6-7 year old son to shut up and threaten him over his bad behavior (the bad behavior being that he was crying and saying he wanted to go home). She even popped him on the bottom. Okay, telling a child to shut up is bad enough. But we were in Wal-Mart...at midnight...on a Tuesday. WTF? Of course, he's crying to go home! What exactly did this woman expect him to do? And she was there looking at clothes for herself. It wasn't as if she were on some emergency medicine run. Even worse are parents who don't put their kids in car seats or make them wear seatbelts. C'mon - it just isn't that much trouble.

3. People who complain constantly about their situation but refuse to do anything about it.

4. People who expect others to drop everything and help solve their problems. One of my favorite sayings is, "Poor planning on your part does not constitute and emergency on mine."

5. People who live well beyond their means for the sake of keeping up with their neighbors. I'm not talking about people who live responsibly and hit financial difficulties. I'm talking about people who barely make enough money to buy groceries but still drive a Lexus. And that probably wouldn't bug me if the people I know who do it didn't always complain about being broke (see # 3).

6. People who sit around complaining about everyone else's faults - hmmmm, guess I'd better shut up now, huh? ;)

phantastica 11-06-2005 02:11 PM

Hey Shush, what are queue jumpers? Is that something a person does in traffic?

My biggest pet peeve is people who are too self-absorbed to notice anyone else. This often takes the form of bad listening skills, or (as someone else had mentioned) holding the door for someone and them acting as if it was expected instead of a politely smiling or otherwise acknowledging it, bad traffic manners, or bad manners in general.

My second biggest pet peeve is people who mistreat their children and pets, or are irresponsible about it. Pick up your dog poop when you're in a park, keep an eye on your kid and correct snotty behavior, that kind of stuff.

Another pet peeve is a person who acts stupid or ignorant and is "proud" of it. I've heard people brag before about never reading an entire book! And this same person is allowed to vote - scary.

LovesBassets 11-06-2005 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by phantastica
Hey Shush, what are queue jumpers? Is that something a person does in traffic?

"Queue jumpers" are people who cut in line :devil:

chick_in_the_hat 11-06-2005 03:08 PM

Hmm - most of my peeves have been mentioned...got to get up earlier... :o

People who go the speed limit in the fast lane (the fast lane is for passing only people - pass and move the f over)....these are generally the same people who will pace the car in the lane next to them so no one can get around...they also have the annoying habit of going fast when there is finally a chance to pass them. :mad:

Prolly the same person talking on the phone while they are driving, drinking coffee and looking in the seat behind them for god knows what...clean your car out at home! :mad:

Ahhh I feel so much better! Serenity now! :lol:

Ellen 11-06-2005 06:11 PM

My biggest pet peeve? Atrocious spelling and grammatical errors. I should have been an English teacher! For example, its lose weight, not loose...loose is what your pants get as you lose weight. I know I am weird..why do I have to notice that kind of thing???? :shrug:

LovesBassets 11-06-2005 06:24 PM


Originally Posted by Monet
My biggest pet peeve? Atrocious spelling and grammatical errors. I should have been an English teacher! For example, its lose weight, not loose...loose is what your pants get as you lose weight. I know I am weird..why do I have to notice that kind of thing???? :shrug:

I'm completely with you on this one, Monet! Probably because I was a teacher (social studies, not English). The errors that really bug me are "there/their/they're" and "it's/its." I also HATE seeing signs or advertisements that misuse apostrophes...

Example: the sign I drive by 6 days a week that says "WE HAVE USED CAR'S!!" Why oh why do people pay big bucks for signs and then screw up the GRAMMAR??

I also hate it when big news organizations or newspapers mess up geography in their reports...I once called a local news station because the anchor had started his report with, "In Singapore, a city in China..." I was a geography major in college, so that stuff really drives me buggy. Americans are geographically ignorant enough as it is without the media making it worse.

icmethinner 11-06-2005 07:03 PM

Pet Peeves
I have to agree with the person who said "people who don't do what they say they will do." At least a phone call, please?? That just drives me crazy!

Also, people who send their kids to my house without calling to see if it's okay, and then leaving them for hours without calling to check on them.

I also can't stand to see someone let their young children wander around in public places (saw this recently at a bowling ally).

It does bother me when people use the wrong word in sentences also - like "lose weight" as mentioned above, or how's the whether? But those innocent mistakes don't bug me nearly as much as the other ones I listed above.

thinthinker 11-07-2005 12:48 AM

Just had to stop by and put my two cents worth in because this was such an interesting thread .

I agree with most all of the peeves that have been previously mentioned. GREAT list! I wouldn't even know which one to put at the TOP of mine. There are a bunch that really get to me.

One of my peeves that was not mentioned yet is the shortcuts people take when writing. I think it may be blamed somewhat on the text messaging from cell phones, but regardless it's annoying. :yes:

I can't stand when people are too lazy to capitalize and punctuate sentences. Maybe it comes from my Catholic school education where we learned how to diagram sentences with a ruler and a red pen or maybe my annoyance comes from the nuns who would not tolerate sloppy grammar. :shrug: Regardless, it really bugs me! :yes:

I also really hate some of the less well known acronyms that people use on message boards that leave others and myself scratching their heads.

chick_in_the_hat 11-07-2005 01:04 AM

I've prolly (oops guilty here, too) done the its vs. it's one...but I'm with you on the rest of it. I know I'm guilty of lazy typing...I made a serious effort to go my whole life without ever having to type after a class in the eighth grade (pre-computers). I managed to last until 1997....I've gotten thoroughly into the computer thing...but never really got around to making myself relearn how to type properly. :eek:

Boy howdy flipafart...ya got us all going with this one. :lol:

flipafart 11-07-2005 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by chick_in_the_hat
Boy howdy flipafart...ya got us all going with this one. :lol:

:dizzy: Howdy back at you. I just feel that we all encounter "situations" sometimes on a daily basis that drives us bonkers and it just feels so darn good to get it off your chest. :carrot:

LovesBassets 11-07-2005 07:57 PM

One more. :dizzy:


Deer Ticks, American Dog Ticks, Lone Star Ticks, Western Black-Legged Ticks, Pacific Coast Ticks...


I burn 'em with a match and then flush 'em. :devil:

luflic 11-07-2005 08:25 PM

Monet I LOVE your tracker. Where did you get it?

I too hate the people who won't merge when they should! Get over like the rest of us.

How about people who talk on their cell phones so loudly that now you have heard all their embarrassing moments.

Follow the weight loss plan to the letter and :?: Plateau

Kashi gives me gas :lol:

phantastica 11-07-2005 10:21 PM

Obvious grammar mistakes used to be a pet peeve of mine, but then I realized that as a mathematician I don't discriminate against people who aren't good with basic algebra or geometry. It seems socially acceptable to say "I'm not a math person" but somehow it's completely unacceptable for a person to not know seventh-grade grammar. Is it right? No, but illiteracy should be no more acceptable than inumeracy. I know some extremely talented writers who can't do math, and I also know some brilliant mathematicians who can't spell their way out of a paper bag.

GonnaLooseitagain 11-07-2005 10:28 PM

whistling inside/indoors that drives me CRAZY!!!
chewing with your mouth open...ewwww

Wisertime 11-07-2005 11:12 PM

I have to agree with Loves Bassetts - ticks! They are awful!

Also - people that litter and static cling. It makes me insane!


stacylambert 11-07-2005 11:17 PM

LovesBassets, you couldn't have painted a better picture with that driving thing! Being from southern California traffic is horrible here too. Another one is if two lanes at an intersection turn the same way they get in whichever is shorter than just cut straight in front of you. That has to be my number one.

Number two is rude salespeople. We do a lot with dirbikes and cars and so we do a lot of buying of parts, etc. Everytime I go in to buy something, they treat me like an idiot! I don't know if they do that to everyone, or just girls, or what but I hate it.

Number three is people who talk and ask questions just for the sake of hearing themselves talk. My mother-in-law is like that. She'll ask and answer her own questions and announces everything she does.

Number four (last one I promise) is people who always have to out-do you. You buy a 20K car, they buy a 30K car, you buy a 32" tv, they buy a 37", etc.

FrouFrou 11-08-2005 03:43 PM

Had to throw in my 2cents...

1. Bad/rude drivers
2. Parents who don't control their kids, or watch them.
3. Barking dogs! I'm not talking about a dog that barks a little, but ones that bark constantly day and night!
4. Rude people in general.

I think those are my top ones. A lot that were mentioned definitely do bother me also but those are the worst!

phantastica 11-08-2005 08:19 PM

Oh - bad customer service is right up there for me, too.

AnnieFannie 11-09-2005 12:42 AM


Originally Posted by phantastica
Oh - bad customer service is right up there for me, too.

I have to agree there is nothing worse then going into a store and getting a rude clerk. I have to say I quit my job in August after working in the same convenience store for 5 1/2 years. But I have to say in response to bad customer service. For a clerk there's nothing worse then having a very rude customer when you have been nothing but nice to them.

Example: I had a customer ask me to get more cream for his coffee. I took out the old bag for him to use so he wouldn't have to wait long and he could get his coffee faster. He said thank you. I reloaded the machine and went up to the counter and the other woman waited on him. In return(in front of the whole store), he looked at me and started yelling. He called me a skank. A f-fill in the blank- skank. I didn't do anything.

I love customer service and giving the best possible treatment to all my customers, but it is really hard to stay in a job like that when you get treated like crap for being helpful. Granted there are some really bad clerks out there, but some of us really do take pride in treating our customers like gold.

Just my 2 cents.

JuliaTN 11-09-2005 04:31 PM


He called me a skank. A f-fill in the blank- skank. I didn't do anything.
That doesn't sound like rudeness, it sounds more like complete mental instability.

Here's some of mine for the smokers out there:
1. People who think that throwing a cig out the window or tossing it to the ground doesn't qualify as littering.
2. People who think that it's fine to smoke in the car with a non smoker just because it's their car. I don't mind someone lighting up around me when I'm not a captive audience, but I find it incredibly rude when I literally can't get away from it. I once almost broke up with a boyfriend over this. I had awful allergies and was hacking and sneezing while he blissfully puffed away. When I very sweetly mentioned that the smoke was bothering me he said he would try to "smoke it faster" - guess I should have been mean about it:?:

Suzanne 3FC 11-09-2005 05:06 PM

The use of the word "thingy". It's like fingernails on a chalkboard.

FrouFrou 11-10-2005 01:34 PM

Guilty here! :o I use the word thingy when I can't think of what something is called. Also, with the grammar, etc. I tend to get lazy on boards or sending e-mails.

JuliaTN~I totally agree! It so irratates me to see someone throw their cigarette butt out the window. It's not so nasty that they can put the thing to their mouth but they can't put it out in their car ashtray! Ummm, that's what they are there for!

chick_in_the_hat 11-10-2005 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by Suzanne 3FC
The use of the word "thingy". It's like fingernails on a chalkboard.

I prefer doohicky :dizzy:

AnnieFannie 11-10-2005 05:52 PM

Ok.. talking about "thingy". It really annoys me when I ask the DH what he's doing and he says "stuff". How much broader can he get?

LockItUp 11-10-2005 09:08 PM

Peeves as followed:

People who come to class late every single freaking day and look up at the clock like "What? I'm late?". GRRRRR!

People who have their church's sticker on their car (I don't know if that's just here or if people everywhere have those) and then drive like total a******s: cutting people off, small kids not in car seats, flipping people off etc.! OOOOOO, what a good Christian you are, good thing you have a sticker so everyone knows you go to church!

Squeeky pencils! Like nails on a chalkboard. I actually gave a girl a new pencil one day because I was going to have to leave class.

People at the store who park their cart in the aisle and then stand next to it and make it so no one could possibly get by! And then when you try and get by, they act like they don't see you!

I really could go on forever, I am highly annoyable!

JazzyNurse 11-11-2005 12:45 AM

I love this thread!
Unfortunately for me, many things get on my nerves and there are so many times I feel I need professional help. No kidding!
I can not stand to hear someone chew their gum. It's not proper etiquette to chew food with your mouth open, so why is it okay to chomp and pop gum? I know, it's probably just me.
I also agree 100% about holding the door open for someone and getting no reply. Same goes for letting the driver who is talking on their cell phone into your lane and not getting a simple "thank you". It takes two seconds to show appreciation.
People who lick their fingers during eating. I know ribs, wings, etc. are messy.....but a lovely napkin can help you out. That sound is just annoying!

chick_in_the_hat 11-11-2005 12:49 AM


Originally Posted by LockItUp
I really could go on forever, I am highly annoyable!

Too perfect.... :lol:

I have another one...people who don't pick up their feet when they walk...scuff...scuff...scuff


stacylambert 11-11-2005 02:21 AM


Originally Posted by chick_in_the_hat
Too perfect.... :lol:

I have another one...people who don't pick up their feet when they walk...scuff...scuff...scuff


My husband does that and it drives me NUTS. I've mentioned it so many times and he won't stop!

notabarbiedealwithit 11-11-2005 03:30 AM

My pet peeves and this may sound funny to some people are:

1) People who put the TP on the holder so the paper goes under. My mom does this all the time so I take it off and put it over...which drives her nuts. Sorry, but if you look at TP with a design (swans or whatever) the TP is designed to go over.

2) When my girls or husband spit in the sink and don't rinse the sink....nasty!!!

3) People with 40 items in the express lane.

4) People who say "was" when they should have said "were". For instance my girlfriend said she and her brother "was going to Wal-mart" and I was like "you were".

5) People who seem nice enough but the first time you have a difference of opinion they desert you. I on the other hand can have a different view and leave it at that. It doesn't mean we should never talk again, it just means to avoid that area. Even worse is when they don't desert you, but instead try to convert you to their way of thinking.

There are a ton more (I should make a list!), but those are some of the big ones.

FrouFrou 11-11-2005 02:14 PM

You ladies made me think of a few more...

People that go as far to take their shopping cart to the cart return thingy, or just leave it anywhere! (Sorry, Suzanne) I always take the time to put the cart where it goes because I don't want my car getting banged so I wouldn't want it to happen to someone else's, especially if the wind is blowing. If you are going to take it to the thing, then why not put it in there?!

And as Stephanie mentioned...people who block the aisle with their cart. I've had people say "oh, am I in your way?" Ummm, no I am just standing here for the heck of it. DUH!

Another BIG pet peeve is people and their cell phones!!! :yikes: Every where I go someone is on a phone. In the grocery store, in the rest room at a store grocery/mall/Target etc...just talking away while on the toilet! :yikes: I always wonder if the call is really that important that they can't wait until they get home, or at least in their car. But not while driving.

phantastica 11-11-2005 02:28 PM


Originally Posted by Cristi04
People that go as far to take their shopping cart to the cart return thingy, or just leave it anywhere! (Sorry, Suzanne) I always take the time to put the cart where it goes because I don't want my car getting banged so I wouldn't want it to happen to someone else's, especially if the wind is blowing. If you are going to take it to the thing, then why not put it in there?

I always put my cart back, and frequently I push the other carts nearby into the cart-return "corral" just to be a good citizen. Imagine how beautiful the world would be if people not only cleaned up after themselves, but occasionally picked up after others.

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