What gets on your nerves?

@dorannmwin (36683)
United States
February 23, 2010 12:57pm CST
What is the one thing in this world that irritates you like no other thing that you've ever encountered? For me it is the little girl that lives down the street from us. We've tried to bring our children up in such a way that they listen to us and that they know they are supposed to respect adults. That doesn't just mean myself and my husband, but they should respect all adults. This little girl down the street doesn't carry any of those lessons, she is manipulative to her father and her grandmother. She is constantly playing one adult versus the other and she has even convinced my daughter to lie to us a couple of times. As it stands right now, Kathryn is not allowed to play with her anymore. So, share what it is that gets on your nerves and how do you deal with this irritation in your life?
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@Hatley (157858)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Feb 10
Hi Dorannmwin A person who asks for your advice then every sentence you 'say, she comes back,oh I cou ld never do that, or but that would take to long, or no but if I did that, no that wouldnt be right ,so no matter what you suggest, she has a yes but, or no but, and throws out your suggestions the moment you make them. I have finally realized she just wanted someone to talk to, and had no intention of taking my advice at all. So I learned to change the subject as at that time I was her table mate here and could not get out easily as I was seated next to the wall, she in a wheel chair. I have met children like the little girl you told about, one of them tried to get my son to go shoplifting with him when they were both about ten. the other boy with them called me on the phone and told me where they were and what this boy was trying to get my son to do, they were all about the same age, the boy phoning me was a little older. I hurried down to the store where they were, thinking that no my son would never do that as we had taught him better but still scared. and he was outside and so glad to see me. He told me about the other kid and just about then the store manager had that kid by the arm, and was talking to a local police officer, the kid had managed to stuff some videos down his shirt. My son said I told him he would get caught but he did not believe me. I dont like him mom, and I wont have any thing to do with him anymore. i asked John to call you. I hugged my son and thanked John, and made sure that the other boy ,.Leo, never played with my son again. I dont know what his parents were thinking but I did not want the child in my home again. also I did notice that five dollars went missing the last time he was in our house. my son did not take it, but I am sure leo did.
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@pandaeyes (2068)
24 Feb 10
Other peoples kids can be quite hard work. We had a boy who was supposed to be friends with my son, come to tea. He seemed fine and then I discovered that at school he was one of the kids that got my son in trouble by goading him all the time. When we talked to his mother she was adamant her son was too soft and law abiding to be mean,she said her husband always called him a wimp! We knew at once where the example he was copying had come from.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I have to admit that I was really proud of Kathryn the other day. A came down to the house and wanted to play with Kathryn. She answered the door and told her that she wasn't interested in playing with her that day, she was only allowed to play with Michelle and Audrey. Then when A wouldn't leave, Kathryn closed the door in her face and told her point blank to go home. It was absolutely hilarious, and I was glad to see that my daughter in in fact able to hold her ground.
@pandaeyes (2068)
24 Feb 10
Red tape (jobs worth) gets on mine. I mean the way that a person can just decide not to allow a thing and there isn't a reason other than that he or she doesn't want to allow it. Sometimes it means that if you investigate their reasons further by asking, they will conjure up all sorts of lies to fill in the gaps. I have seen that a great deal in life and there is no fighting against it without causing trouble for yourself. Also prejudice, when the person you are dealing with has decided that you are not good enough to listen to either because you are too young, too old or just the wrong gender or even have a non suitable accent. One other thing I find irritating is shop assistants who chatter together and hold out their hand for your money without any acknowledgment of you. It makes me want to hand them a piece of warm ,wet, chewed gum and leave the impending purchase behind when I leave but of course that would mean more work going elsewhere to shop.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I agree with you that when someone works in customer service they should be paying attention to the customer no matter who they are. My husband is sitting in a hospital bed right now because he is having a kidney stone attack and it seems like no one is paying attention to him. We've been here for 12 hours, he hasn't seen a doctor yet, he is not allowed anything to eat or drink, and it seems like the nurses are ignoring him.
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@pandaeyes (2068)
1 Mar 10
Ooh not nice, my brother in law has that same problem. He must steer clear of his beloved cheese now because of it. Well probably lots of nice food but that one really matters to him.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
3 Mar 10
They have yet to determine what is the cause of his stones. I am just hoping that after two lithotripsy surgeries in the last two months that the issue is at least taken care of for a while to come. Then he will be able to go through the process of finding out what causes his kidney stones so he won't have a recurrence of them in the future.
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
23 Feb 10
There are so many things that get on my nerves, it's impossible to pick just one! And I think the thing that irritates me the most changes from day to day. One thing that really irritates me right now is people who constantly play the blame game. They refuse to accept responsibility for anything, it's always someone else's fault and they constantly portray themselves as the struggling, oppressed underdog. Even though they are almost always the one who puts themselves in bad situations. I also hate people who won't listen to suggestion, reason or criticism and insist of doing things there own way when their own way is totally backwards and wrong. I think those are the two that hit a nerve with me the most right now.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
The person that you've just described is my sister-in-law, and, yes, she is one of the people that drives me more insane than anything else that I can imagine in my life.
@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
3 Mar 10
I suppose your family does not come on mylot, do they? ahahah. Not ether your neighbours I hope, since you talked about both the little girl and your sister in low. aahahaha. Anyway I also have something to say about my sister in law... you can ask her if she needs help with something when you would actually have time to help her, and she will say no thanks. Maybe afraid of disturbing, I guess. And then, when you are in the middle of something or you have no time at all because you are busy (and that's why you had asked her beforetime) she calls you in a hurry and asks you to solve the same problem she refused to be helped before. In almost no time. That drives me creazy.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
4 Mar 10
No, my family actually thinks that I am crazy for spending time posting on a forum. They all work full time outside the house though, so they wouldn't have time for it.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
1 Mar 10
this may sound silly but for me, the thing that bugs me most are metal hangers. i find they seem to somehow get tangled up no matter what. even if i just put a few together for a few minutes, they seem to get caught in one another! it drives me crazy!
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
3 Mar 10
I wouldn't immediately think of this as the one thing that drives me crazy. However, I do know that this is one of the things that does really get on my nerves.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
26 Feb 10
One thing that really irritates me and send my mood to purgatory, is when people in my surroundings pestered me endlessly when I get married!oh Gosh, don't they have common sense?of course if I had my way I got married long long time ago, but how can I do that when I have no boyfriend. I mean why they are greatly bothered with my personal life?every time I faced these kind of people in my environment everything turned bad and ugly and despicable. The conversation at first went nicely and I would even laugh at them, but then they started opening the topic of why until now I am still single and started enumerating disadvantages of being single, oh heavens!these people, I finally convinced, don't have brains, because until now they just can't get the message that human beings couldn't get married and waltz down the altar alone, so how can I do that if nobody proposes marriage?
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
When and if you decide to get married are things that people should not feel it necessary to pester you about. I know that when Kathryn was born my family kept asking me when we were going to get married and we weren't sure at the time when, or if we were going to be married. We did end up getting married after a couple of years, but we didn't want to rush into anything because of the fact that we had a child.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
24 Feb 10
hi! that what really gets on my nerves is when others not listen to me while I am talking to them, because I take it as a disrespect and i really hate it, because I respect all the people, all my friends and also want the same from them. but when I see that they don't care about that what i am talking about, then I really get mad :)
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
Agreed although I must admit that I have been guilty of this from time to time in my life. I sure try to not be guilty of it.
@ksmita (481)
• India
24 Feb 10
hi. the one thing that irritates me is when people speak at the top of their voice at the workplace just to get attention. they think that speaking non-stop shows that they are very energetic and outgoing people. they never think that people around need some privacy or silence to do their work.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I can't say that I've ever personally experienced this kind of person in my life, but I can completely see why it gets on your nerves. Thank you for sharing.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
24 Feb 10
The one thing that annoys me morethan anything else is people who have no conscience or concern for others because they are unreasonable . Now my home is connected to my neighbours house via a common wall and as such there is little to distinguish between the yard because we dont have a fence.Now the workmen who work for this particular neighbour have no regard for me and they often end up messing up my home with the materials and luch boxes that they use over the other side. At one time they even made an illegal connection to my electricity which ended up in mine being disconnected by the utility company .They have been the bane of my existence and I can wait untill they finish working and leave my community
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
That would drive me completely and totally insane. I hate to know that there are people that don't respect the property of other people. I don't think that it is asking too much and yet with some people you would think that you were asking them to do something that was completely outside the realm of possibility.
24 Feb 10
"What gets on your nerves" whoa, way too many things to chose from right now hun. Political correctness Gender stereotyping Ageism Health & Safety directives right now it's telemarketers. They are driving me nuts, constantly ringing to sell me stuff I don't want, can't afford and don't need.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
Telemarketers get on my nerves as well. Plus all of the other issues that you've mentioned as well.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
For me the older person.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
What is it about older people that really have a tendency to get on your nerves?
24 Feb 10
Hello doran! I could see that you're just protecting your own kid and it's just right to do such.I would surely do so if I were in your case. Anyways, in my case, the one that really gets to my nerves is when a lady lingers and tries to get the attention of my hubby and this has been a repeated issue in our relationship. I just get irritated when I know or hear about women getting near him especially if I don't know them or if I know some inappropriate background aout them. It's not the matter of not trustiing him though because I know that he is really a good man so to say.The issue is that I couldn't trust the women that's why I get irritated much. I already talked it over though with him and explained the reasons why It gets to my nerves. I'm just glad that he understands my concerns too.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
It is a really good thing to know that he understands your concerns and that he keeps them in mind.
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Nice topic. Of course I know myself better than anybody else. Most of the situations that really annoys me or really gets me irritated is whenever someone asks me a favor and when its my turn to ask a favor I don't get the same courtesy. This happens especially if it is concerning money. This really gets in my nerves. Very annoying.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
There are many of us in the world that are much too kind hearted. I know that I fall into this category and it sounds like you do as well.
• United States
24 Feb 10
what gets on my nerves that my boss is way to cheap to hire more empolyees and everytime i have to call out due to an emergency is almost impossible because there are not many people working at me job and she makes a huge deal abut me calling out( i work 7days a week most of the time). another thing that gets on my nerves iam a twin even worst im a twin with a boy so i get treated very unfairly because iam a girl, so i get more chores and im not allowed out, which sucks because iam 18 years old but im stuck at home.. and finally my two brothers work so why am i the only one that has to give my parents money!! because my parents know that my brothers are greedy and im not so they take advantage of it!!
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
Of those two things I think the one that would get on my nerves the most is the fact that my parents would expect something different out of me than they do from your brothers.
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Well these guys in a motorcycle has been bugging me for a long time now that i want to fire a rocket missile at them if given the chance. Ok wait..ill explain hehe These guys are catching stray dogs and also looks out for those who wants to sell their dogs. Horrible isnt it? Now what would they do with those dogs anyway, don't tell me they gonna put them in safe shelter homes and nurture them.Noooooo yeah you thinking what im thinking? One time , i confronted them while they are in the act of wrestling with a dog and i asked what the hell are they doing. I dont know i forgot their answer sorry but i just realized i was alone at that moment in front of my house and nobody will really dare help me just in case those bad guys acts violently towards me.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
Cruelty to animals is something that I couldn't even begin to think about putting up with. That would be something that I would want to rapidly put an end to as well.
@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
24 Feb 10
The one thing huh? I will use the biggest one I encountered today. People that don't take the time to clean the snow off of their cars before they come out on the roads with the rest of us. They clean off one small spot in their windshield and to heck with the rest. They don't care if someone can see their taillights or their turnsignals. And they are evidently olivious to the fact that all of the snow they leave on their hood, roof, and rear of the car blow into all the rest of our faces.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
Guilty as charged to a certain degree. I will clean all of the snow off of both my front windshield and my rear windshield, but I don't tend to worry about the rest of the car. I'll try to do better about that in the future.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Feb 10
As far as I am concerned, I think it is the computer games that get on my nerves. I usually play computer games for a while everyday.Then everyday at that time when I play computer games, I will feel something special in my blood,and I can not calm down a little at all. But when the computer games become over,then my nerves will get calm down somehow.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
It sounds like you have a certain sort of addiction to the game.
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
A few things get on my nerves. Mediocrity matched with laziness when it comes to getting things done is unacceptable. Another would be, being branded or labeled as to someone when I am not. Such that judging a person's image base on his/her past choices is totally wrong.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I agree with the fact that labeling is something that really and truly gets on my nerves. I don't know why people are so quick to judge other people.
@charmeyn (83)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
This is what irritates me right now: Someone's sending me hate messages. Its really annoying when you haven't done anything wrong yet, people will still hate you. They'll hate you based on what you are posting on your blogs.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I can't believe that there are people that are that judgemental in the world, and yet it does happen all the time. I'm very sorry to hear that you've been having to deal with this.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
24 Feb 10
What really gets on my nerves would be when people just keep poking me and just can't keep their hands to themself after a while it just gets to be annoying. I can be okay with it for the first few times, but after a while I just get tired and sick of it. Also the other thing that gets on my nerves would be when people lie and it is plainly obvious because they want to seem rich or something, but oh well I guess people have things that get on other people's nerves. I'm sure that I have done things that have gotten on others people's nerves as well.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
Not keeping your hands to yourself is something that has a tendency to get on my nerves as well. Of course, I also know that there are habits that I have that other people don't like as well.
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
I know I am not suppose to be angry but I only feel very angry to only one person now. Looking at her and and just thinking of her already makes me feel angry. Sometimes I get so angry I wanted to do something to her but it is way impossible. I just dont know how to handle it because she's really getting on my nerves. She knows that she is getting on my nerves so she keeps on annoying me. It is a difficult situation I tell you. You wouldnt want to encounter people like her.
@dorannmwin (36683)
• United States
1 Mar 10
As human beings we are entitled to be angry from time to time and we are allowed to be upset at specific people as well. I hope that things are going better for you now.