What are your pet peeves?

@eloouuu (176)
June 10, 2008 4:58pm CST
Everybody has a pet peeve. Something that really gets under your skin and bugs you to no end. For some people, these "pet peeves" make certain aspects of life truly unbearable and for others, they often go unnoticed. I had never realised before just how many things annoy me on a daily basis. My biggest pet peeve? Hearing people eating. I hate to hear people chewing and chomping, smacking their lips, and even swallowing. I often leave the room so as to not have to hear them eat. Maybe I just come from a family of loud eaters, but the harder I try not to pay attention to it, the more I notice it. The worst part is, they then do it on purpose just to annoy me. I could really do without the expulsion of bodily gas while I am in the same room too.
2 responses
@ShealM (388)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
Being pointed at is my major pet peeve - I can't stand when a person points at me either with their finger or with an object but particularly more with an object. I don't know where it comes from or why I just can't stand it. Poked in the side or face also drives me bat crazy. People who don't clean up after themselves or get a coffee from a coffee shop, finish the coffee and leave it on my kitchen table, counter or coffee table. Yeah, it's called a coffee table but I don't think that leaving ones empty coffee shop paper cup there instead of walking it to the recycling was really implied as the use for a coffee table...really, it only takes less than 2 minutes to walk to the recycling bin to drop that little sucker in there you know! Burping in my face, I abhor it. A. It's down right rude and B. Well...there is no B, it's just plain rude is plenty enough for me for this pet peeve. Whining and nagging...lords and ladies if I have to hear one more whiny request or nagging (it's almost like a little breed dog nipping at your heals when people nag...nip nip nip ~ nag nag nag) I think I will go completely coo coo - I'll pull a homer simpson and drop to the floor and spin myself in circles going woo woo whub whub whub...go crazy? don't mind if I do! Right about now, re-reading this, I think I've just committed my last pet peeve *lol* I'm being whiny aren't I.
@eloouuu (176)
10 Jun 08
Not at all - I'm one of the most easily-annoyed people I know. I think it's because I have such little tolerance of other people at times, and annoying traits stick out like a sore thumb to me. I'm sure I'm equally as annoying as they are, especially with my O.C.D. I really can't stand it when people huff or sigh audibly, and if they tsk or tut at me, there's generally going to be a fist or two headed in their direction. I do agree with regards to the belching though; I once had a guy back me into a corner in our college library and proceeded to burp in my face. He was a smoker too, and I almost threw up. I wanted to, it might have made him stop.
@ShealM (388)
• Canada
11 Jun 08
Thanks for making me feel that I am not completely alone in multiple pet peeves. Hubbs is ADD\OCD and has a slight perfectionism issue when it comes to certain things. I can empathize with you, I know what it's like to watch someone going through the workings of OCD and it can be very difficult watching other people react to him and his OCD - A lot of people are very unfair to him and to others with OCD - they just don't understand.
@eloouuu (176)
11 Jun 08
Haha, well if people were less annoying, we wouldn't have so many pet peeves, so we can blame it on them! I'm lucky in that my O.C.D isn't as severe as needing to undertake certain routines that inhibit my ability to function normally from day to day. However, I'm right with you on the level of perfectionism. I sat and wrote out a piece of Mechanics homework probably over 20 times last week, because I kept writing the wrong numbers. That was frustrating. My friend even called me "sad" because of it. I was like, "It might be alright for you to leave your work all messy and incorrect but I can't." That shut her up. If I had the chance to not have O.C.D, I can tell you now, I so wouldn't have it.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I have 2 that come to mind. 1. Put the toilet seat down. I have gotten a wet butt in the middle of the night with that one. 2.Put the cap back on the tooth paste.