Pet Peeves - what MINOR things drive you NUTS?

@vivasuzi (4122)
United States
December 22, 2011 10:17am CST
Are there minor things that people do that drive you nuts? I'm talking about things that are so minor that they don't even really matter, but still it drives you nuts everytime someone does it. Here's an example. At work we have our bathrooms in a hallway. There is a tiny entrance way leading to the bathroom door, then the bathroom itself. There are always lights on in the hallway and in the bathroom. Here's the pet peeve. There is a little dim light in the entrance way. We try to keep these lights off to save electricity and be more green. Almost everytime I go to the bathroom, that little dim entrance way light is on ?!?! People turn it on, as if they can't find their way to the bathroom door without it, and then never shut it off. It drives me nuts! Ok so shutting that is probably only saving a penny of electricity because it's so dim. But it's the principle of the thing! First - I always wonder who turned it on (as if they couldn't clearly see the bathroom door right there), and wonder why they never turn it off. What about you? What minor pet peeves do you have?
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• United States
22 Dec 11
I can't stand it when people use grocery bags for trash bags. Its full to the point where absolutely nothing else can fit when someone has to try to pile more into it instead of taking it out! That drives me nuts! I hate it when people sharpen my collector's pencils. I have regular ones but people can't help but to bother mine! I hate it when people tell stories with every single detail. It's a five minute story but with all the details you told a twenty minute story!
@vivasuzi (4122)
• United States
23 Dec 11
Those are three really good ones. My husband doesn't take the trash out until he absolutely has to, so he'll try stacking and stuffing and all that just to make it fit. The story thing, I know people like that for sure. They will pause in mid story trying to remember what time something happened. It doesn't matter! Just get to the point :)
• United States
23 Dec 11
Lol..I get so mad and I know my boyfriend will take the trash out eventually. He will take a garbage bag thar only has a little bit of stuff in it wasting a big garbage bag! Drives me nuts!! A friend of mine just called me and spent an hour telling me about a sale. But had to include all she bought, colors, sizes, and the cashier's story about her own son..arrgh!!
@JieMing (89)
• United States
8 Jun 12
I hate when people chew loudly with an open mouth.. it is a small thing I know but I can't stand the noise. Also people who don't answer the phone drive me crazy.. especially when you have already made plans with them and are trying to meet up. This happens to me very often considering who I am friends with.. haha.
@shebacs (178)
• Philippines
22 Mar 12
I get irritated and disappointed that people who can read but still don't bother to read instructions and steps in filling up a form. That they have to bother you to read or say to them what to put in the blanks. I mean you have been schooled up to whatever age you are and of course reading was part of that schooling. Can't you use that schooling for good purposes for once in your life? Don't you know how much schooling fees are and you don't even bother use what you have learned? Why did you even bother to go to school? I mean, uggghhhhh.
@Queen_11 (308)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
I feel irritated when a member of the family does not eat all the food he/she places on the plate. Many are without food and we should make sure that every tiny piece that we get as long as it is still clean should be consumed. My plate is almost clean when I am done eating. This is my way of showing respect to the hard work of the person that enabled the food to be served on the table.