Pet Peeves

I thought I would write about something everyone can relate to: Pet Peeves. You know, those things that seems small, but, for whatever reason, get under your skin and annoy you.

Here is my list:

  • Overly amorous church-going couples (not the time or the place!)
  • Baby talk
  • Saying "like" too much
  • People who do not take off those bluetooth headsets... ever!
  • Typos
  • People who invade my personal space
  • People who smell of body odor
  • People who constantly sniffle - blow your nose already
  • "One-uppers"
  • Finding inaccurate usage of its/it's or they're/their/there or your/you're
  • Feet shufflers (those people who will not pick up their feet to walk)
  • "Toilet seat tinklers"
  • People who leave a long voicemail and only give their number once at the end so you have to listen to it over and over to get the number
  • The noise styrofoam makes when it rubs on something
  • "Over-the-shoulder readers"
  • "Over-perfumers"
  • PeOpLe WhO tYpE LiKe tHiS
  • Emails with no subject line
  • Being stuck behind slow walkers
  • Inaccurate use of the word "literally"..."I literally almost died when I read that". Really?
  • People who enter a movie or show part-way through and expect me to catch them up.
  • ppl who uz txt spk when thy rnt chrgd by the letter
  • People who wear sunglasses inside
  • People who see a lane closure sign, drive as far as they can to the front, and then try to get over.
  • Spoon scraping on an obviously empty bowl or container (give it up already!)
  • "Open-mouth chewers"
  • Remembering part way through a shower that I forgot my towel
  • When I am given my bills, coins, and my receipt all in one handful - what am I supposed to do with that?
  • People who enter an elevator or classroom without letting those already inside leave.
  • Biting into a piece of candy expecting one flavor only to be surprised with another.
  • Couples who sit on the same side of the booth in a restaurant when no one is across from them
  • People who arrive late
  • Those infomercials where the people using the old product look ridiculously incompetent
  • "Combover-ers"
  • People who forward emails because it will make a wish come true
  • People who do not wash their hands when leaving the restroom
  • People who post a status and tell me if I don't repost, I must not care about their cause/issue
  • Broken internet links
  • People who leave their shopping cart in the middle of a parking lot
  • Rude cell phone users (this could be its own list)
  • Going to the grocery store and grabbing the one cart with a gimpy wheel
  • When I put something in a special place so I will remember it, then I forget it.

What's on your list?


  1. Totally with you on the people who try to horn in at the front of the lane closure! That infuriates me and I do my best to never let them in. Also agree with the email forwards thing and the reposting thing.

  2. Is the typo in your post supposed to be sarcastic since typos are a pet peeve?

  3. Love these! I could start an entire list of pet peeve categories such as Facebook pet peeves, student email pet peeves, people in grocery stores, malls, and other shopping pet peeves, and finally my favorite category...the things that other people's children do that they think are awesome pet peeves.