What are some of your pet peeves?
October 31, 2007 12:55pm CST
It seems the older I get the more pet peeves I acquire. Is this normal or am I going to be a crabby old lady? I can't stand it when someone chews with their mouths open....my nieces and nephew do this alot. I don't know how my sisters can stand it, do they even hear it? Another thing that aggravates me is when you are walking in to a store and the person in front of you had to of seen you and they let the door close in your face. How rude can you get? The last pet peeve that I will gripe about is when I go out of my way to do something nice for a stranger and then they can't even say thanks or make a gesture that I did something nice because I wanted to not because I had to. Does any of this aggravate you?
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3 Nov 07
i couldn't care less how my nieces and nephews chew their food. what annoys me is that when they dont wash their own dishes! its a protocol in our house that you wash your own plates. my oldest nephew is always the culprit when i see dirty dishes in the sink and it really just pisses me. before i would always say a word to him but lately i've been letting it passed. i guess i just got tired of giving him a word. ^.^;; to say the least, i am always easily annoyed by my nieces and nephews because they are just pain in the butt! i always keep an eye on them especially on the bad things that they do so i can raise my voice at them. LOL but lately im giving them an easy treatment. i dont know, i guess i just got tired of them.
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1 Nov 07
I don't like it when it happens to me either but it doesn't aggravate me. Not many things upset me. It takes a lot to get me aggravated. However, a pet peeve that I do have is when someone I don't know starts talking to me in Spanish (I live in South Florida where there are a lot Spanish people). I don't speak Spanish! Why do they automatically assume that I speak Spanish? Ahhh!!! That really irritates me.
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1 Nov 07
People eating with their mouth open in gross. It makes me lose my appetite if I am eating with them. I can overlook rude people in stores, it's annoying but I don't let it get to me. Doing something nice for somebody without getting thanked will still earn you rewards, eventually somebody will be kind to you in return. What goes around, comes around! My biggest pet peeve is arrogance.
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1 Nov 07
I must be a pussycat. Though a few things really bug me, mostly in regard to being a public transportation commuter: - being on a public vehicle and someone is on the cell phone arguing with someone. Or loudly discussing how they were treated while being arrested. One guy sitting next to me kept calling the other person -- I better not mention the exact words here -- every single sentence. Hint: they are racist and sexist terms and very offensive. - punks who think it's funny sneaking up behind an older person and screaming suddenly in the victim's ear. That happened once to me on the light rail. More often they are coming from behind in a vehicle and do their best to do the same thing from their car. One actually went on the sidewalk. - motorists who think they can do anything the pedestrians, including preventing them from starting to cross the street during the few seconds the pedestrian go light comes on, or brushing pass them while one the crosswalk, or driving at a high speed toward one in a parking lot in a deliberate attempt to terrorize the victim. other peeves: motorcyclists who think its cool speeding through a residential area with a bad muffler, or without one; motorists displaying their horrendous music taste at full blast; people who think I'm homeless just because I refuse to make the air even worse than it is (though one offered to give me a dollar - I told her I have some stock options to cash in before I get to that point :D); ... actually I don't drive a car because most drivers here are criminals who speed (there really is no excuse in residential areas), tailgate (even when there is a car ahead of the person they are tailgating), and have no regard to courtesy, safety, and the law. Those who do are often threatened and even attacked for obeying the law. Now THAT's a grumpy old man :D
1 Nov 07
It is irritating indeed. In my personal experience, I have met people worst than those you mentioned above. Guess, the smart way to deal with it..,is to never deal with it. I mean, people are people. we always have the worst and bad in us. So i think it's just better to stop expecting from others. We may can tell them how we feel about them..but they have their own mind.We cannot chase them for it for they wouldn't care.. So i guess, it's better to have a deeper understanding on this area for I believe human behavior is very incomprehensible..
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31 Oct 07
These are definitely things that aggravate me too! I've been in the same exact situations as you described, and it really does make you ask yourself how rude people can be in this world. It seems at times that manners are either non-existent or just plain dumped. It's pathetic. I'm a mom, granted I'm still pretty young (23), but I have a son that will soon be 3 years old, and another baby boy on the way. Kids, and people in general, because I've seen adults do it too, do annoy me when they chew with their mouths open. It makes me question whether their parents teach them anything or pay attention to how they act at all. That is why I have started young with my son, as I will with my next son also, with teaching manners and such. My son, at a little over 2 1/2, says please, thank you, you're welcome, and excuse me almost all the time. He's young, so of course he has a few slip ups here and there where I have to nicely remind him, but he is the most well-manners child I've ever seen. I refuse to be one of those moms you see so often with kids acting up constantly, at home and in public, and completely disrespecting them and others. Not me! As I said, I am still pretty young, and I have a lot of pet peeves myself, so don't feel bad. You're not grumpy. You just know what you want and how people should act. I am the exact same way. I know people give me dirty looks for it sometimes, but I know what bothers me and I try to remedy it. I HATE disorganization. Messes drive me nuts. I can't stand it when people leave food on their plates after eating, and then instead of scraping the rest into the trash, they just put the plate in the sink or on the counter like that for someone else to clean up. Big one! Granted, there are some things that erk me that most would consider very menial, but that's just how/who I am. I dislike my laundry being folded in ways other than how I was taught and how I do it. I usually just tell my husband to leave the laundry to me. My dishes go in certain places, and when I can't find something it drives me up a wall. Plus, I was in the military for 5 1/2 years. It really ticks me off, knowing the military rules and bearing we are supposed to keep, when you walk down the street in uniform and salute an officer and they either ignore you, are talking on their cell phones, or don't care enough to give you a proper salute back. We are taught to salute properly from the start in boot camp, plus walking and talking on a cell phone is against the rules while in uniform, and it's just disrespectful on top of everything else. I am the type of person that if you don't show me respect, I won't give you any. Anyway, now that I've gotten beyond your direct question some, sorry, I'll end this response. But it's not just you!