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Little pet peeves! What are yours?

post #1 of 176
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Mine are spelling mistakes! I'll admit that I am not a perfect speller at all, but it really annoys me to see so many really simple spelling mistakes on facebook. A friend of a friend commented on her status and spelled the word forgiven "foregiven" instead. So many other simple mistakes with spelling that drive me crazy. I don't know why people can't seem to spell anymore. Any else have this as their pet peeve?

What are your little pet peeves?
post #2 of 176

Yep, spelling and grammar for sure - especially if it's something that comes from my kids' schools. I also HATE it when people call my phone and then say "who is this?" That really makes my head want to explode.

post #3 of 176

When male coworkers call me "sweetheart" or "honey".  I work harder than most of them and am in no way having any sort of ultra personal relation with any of them, so there is no reason (other than I'm a female and they are sexist!!) to be calling me terms of endearment.  Ick.  Sometimes I look them firm in the eye and say "good to meet you, you can call me *myfirstname*".  Other times I let it slide but it's ALWAYS annoying!

post #4 of 176

People who yawn and cough without covering their mouth. It's so gross and I find it really discourteous. It really grates my nerves when people come home and call EVERY number that was on their caller id and say,"someone from this number called me like three hours ago."

 

When people assume how you parent your child is a reflection of how they parent their own kids when one thing has nothing to do with the other. Oh and no thank you after I've sent a gift.

post #5 of 176

* hair on stuff. I like vacuuming lol.

 

* not recycling. Like really who doesn't get it at this point, kwim?

 

* when people say things they don't really mean. I know we all do it from time to time, but if you tell me very emphatically that you don't mind me doing XYZ thing, you don't get to be all pissy when I do XYZ thing. rolleyes.gif

 

* People stuff themselves overly/eating contest things. (Oddly enough I love the show "Man vs Food"... can't explain that one.)  Seriously watching people shove too much food in makes me stabby. There's a scene in Matilda that makes me cringe and when the parents turn into hogs in Spirited Away ...shudder. lol.gif

post #6 of 176
When people don't close things. Which makes me a complete hypocrite because I've never closed a damn thing properly in my life.

I've got a million, I'm very picky smile.gif
post #7 of 176
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Originally Posted by UnschoolnMa View Post

 

* People stuff themselves overly/eating contest things. (Oddly enough I love the show "Man vs Food"... can't explain that one.)  Seriously watching people shove too much food in makes me stabby. There's a scene in Matilda that makes me cringe and when the parents turn into hogs in Spirited Away ...shudder. lol.gif



Oh!  I'm eating popcorn right now and had grabbed too many pieces and was  pushing them into my mouth just as I read this... lol, I was like "O NO, she can see me!!"   lol.gif

post #8 of 176

Internet speak. Really, how hard is it to spell out "and". Apparently "nd" makes so much more sense. People who post way too personal things on facebook looking for attention. One of my "friends" posted about her urinary tract infection, another posted that she was at a sex shop, ewww...... Umm, typing LiKe ThIs. I've seen adults do it, not just trendy teenagers. People who stand right in front of you and refuse to move, even when you politely say "excuse me". People chewing with their mouths open. I hate it! I think I have about a billion more.

post #9 of 176

I dislike text speak.  "How R U?", makes me cringe.

 

People who can't be bothered to put the new roll of toilet paper on the holder.  I work with 18 women and we have only one single stall bathroom, and at least three times a week I go in to the bathroom and there is a half used roll of TP sitting on the sink, while the holder has the old empty tube still on it.  Seriously?  How hard is it to put it on?  I imagine at least a dozen or so of them have passed through the bathroom and decide not to put that TP on the holder.  I always end up doing it.

 

People who wipe their hands on a paper towel and just throw them on the floor.  Someone has to clean up after you!

 

When a customer service rep/cashier is talking on their cell phone while waiting on you.  I don't like that at all, especially if it is a personal call they are on.

post #10 of 176

OK now some of this sounds totally 1950's but:

 

The fact many men and boys today don't hold doors for women or allow women to go out in front of them or step back and let a woman pass when the woman is leaving, man entering.

 

Men who sit in the car and let their wives pump gas.(unless there is a valid one time reason).

 

Spitting on the ground.

 

People who have long conversations on their cell phones in restaurants.

 

People who talk very louldy to draw attention to their conversation, because they feel they are so interesting.

 

If I go out to dinner with you and you text the whole time, I won't go again.

 

People who honk behind you the second the light turns green.

 

Women who refuse to go in public without makeup.

 

Super low rise jeans on women, so when they bend or squat I see the top of your hinney.

 

Plumbers butt.

 

I could go on but I'm afraid you'll think me a bitch.  I'm really truely not.

post #11 of 176



 

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Originally Posted by mommaof3boz View Post

OK now some of this sounds totally 1950's but:

 

The fact many men and boys today don't hold doors for women or allow women to go out in front of them or step back and let a woman pass when the woman is leaving, man entering.

 

Men who sit in the car and let their wives pump gas.(unless there is a valid one time reason).

 

Women who refuse to go in public without makeup.

 


Um... wha..?
 

I'll walk through a door if someone holds it for me, then hold the next door for him or her. As it's a courtesy to other persons, not an obligation to women. (I work somewhere with a bunch sets of doors so this happens every day. I hold, they hold, or vice versa.)

 

How about the exception of ... I'm an adult and can pump my own gas without any problems? It wouldn't occur to me to expect dh to do this as his  - what, manly obligation?

 

What if a person wishes to cover acne or uneven skin tone?

 

I don't think you're a bitch! smile.gif But I apparently do not share a pet peeve set with you. (I could draw a Venn diagram of our pet peeves and there would be no overlap!) orngtongue.gif

post #12 of 176
I have outed myself as full of pet peeves on previous threads...

I have a friend who spells "no one" "noone". After several years of correcting it I have finally decided she will never spell it write, and "noone" can make her lol.gif
post #13 of 176

oooh I have an ironic gross one!

 

I use DH's toothbrush all the time for various reasons, but if DH uses my toothbrush I think it's disgusting!

post #14 of 176
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

I have outed myself as full of pet peeves on previous threads...

I have a friend who spells "no one" "noone". After several years of correcting it I have finally decided she will never spell it write, and "noone" can make her lol.gif


When I typed "coworker" in my post above, I had to think twice, then look it up.... kept looking like "cow orker" pushed together.  Apparently, its accepted spelled either way.  Still looks funny to me.  English is weird though... anyone, everyone, someone, no one... etc.  I know, double vowels and all of that... I see how people could mistake, I suppose.

 

 

And on the door holding thing... I confused a lot of well-intentioned latino men when I moved to my last city!!  They were seriously confused and some were deeply offended if I reached for the door myself or offered to hold a door for them.  I was equally confused by them taking offense!  To me it's an equal cordiality.  It took a few conversations with a couple of them to really understand how much they felt that a woman shouldn't have to open a door if a man is present.  For them it was disrespectful to not open a door for any woman, and for me it felt disrespectful if they didn't walk thru a door that I was holding for them.  Culture variances.

post #15 of 176

In so far as the pump gas thing-I guess because we are in the middle of a huge snowstorm and I saw a guy sitting in the passenger seat while his wife stood in the freezing snow pumping gas for them.

 

I have raised my boys to hold doors for women.  If they are going in a door its common courtesy to let the person coming out to go first.  Also if getting in a row of seats, at say church or theater, they should let women in the row first.

 

BUT thats just my pet peeve.  Not trying to start a debate.  The title was "Little pet peeves.  What are yours?"
 

post #16 of 176
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

I have outed myself as full of pet peeves on previous threads...

I have a friend who spells "no one" "noone". After several years of correcting it I have finally decided she will never spell it write, and "noone" can make her lol.gif


You do realize it is spelled "right", not "write", right? Oh, the irony...

Obviously, spelling is a big pet peeve for me, I mean, seriously, Firefox has spellcheck built in, it TELLS you the word is spelled incorrectly. I guess most people don't care.

 

Rudeness for no reason, like people who stare at me when I obviously need help and don't do anything.

 

DH does LOTS of stuff that annoys me, but I figure I do the same to him, so we are even.

 

Peeing on the seat in public restrooms. OK, I hover too, but I put the seat up. At least wipe your pee off the seat. Gross!

 

People who drive like maniacs just to get one car ahead of me. Seriously, we are all annoyed that we are stuck in traffic...Like getting one car ahead is going to get you to your destination SOO much faster. Ugh! You should have left the house twenty minutes earlier.

 

I could go on and on and on...

 

ETA: one more-people who use words like 'conversate' and 'chillax', and say 'like' every other word..

 

Ok, one more really, and then I am done...People who RSVP to a party and then don't show up.

post #17 of 176

When my DH asks the most obvious things

 

Example: we are leaving the mall and driving home tonight, and are in an exit only lane that goes BACK into the mall...and he read the sign, and asked if he should switch lanes. 

 

Doh! 

post #18 of 176

Hair left behind on the soap. Major yuck.

 

And, I can't eat breakfast cereal if it has gone soggy. 

post #19 of 176
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post

I have outed myself as full of pet peeves on previous threads...

I have a friend who spells "no one" "noone". After several years of correcting it I have finally decided she will never spell it write, and "noone" can make her lol.gif


You do realize it is spelled "right", not "write", right? Oh, the irony...


ROTFLMAO.gif
i could blame it on the toddler grabbing my hands as I was typing!
That is too funny. Homonym misuse is also on my naughty list lol.gif
post #20 of 176

Spelling and grammar are some of my pet peeves. The misuse of their, there, and they're especially bother me. And when people WrItE LiKe ThIs on their facebook page. Ahhhh!

 

Humming. People humming just drives me insane.

 

Slow drivers. As in, the speed limit is 40, yet they're driving 25 and holding up traffic.

 

 

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