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post #141 of 176
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  • When people don't turn off their headlights when in line (like a drive-through or whatever).

 

 

 


Eek, I didn't even know you're supposed to do this. I prefer to be as visible as possible when I'm parked at night. Sorry... redface.gif

post #142 of 176

I have a lot, but I'll just mention a few:

 

*Sounds people make when eating or drinking.  Yuck!  My SIL always gulps when she drinks, drives me batty.

*Confusing I and me when talking about another person.  For example, Do you want to go to Paris with Michael and I?  People do this all the time, even people who should know the difference.

*Throwing dirty clothes next to the basket instead of in the basket.

*DH's dirty socks all over the house

*People on FB who are always asking for prayers for this and that or thanking God or Jesus for things, like getting a new job

*DH hits snooze 10 times in the morning before finally getting out of bed

*People who pump their gas then go inside to shop when there's a line for the pump

*People who let their babies cry in bucket seats and won't take them out (I can somewhat understand this if they are running in and out, but sometimes they let them cry for an entire function)

*People who don't research anything they do, they just trust the media, friends, doctors. . .and don't question anything

*Having to take off my shoes at the airport really bothers me

*People who say often, pronouncing the t.  I know the dictionary says this is correct, but it was not correct when I was a child and it makes me crazy

post #143 of 176
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  • Self-photos.  Narcissistic, much?

 

 

What do you mean? I mean, I can see it being OTT if someone had a giant self-portrait hanging over the fireplace or something, but don't most people have photos of their families (including themselves with various family members) throughout their homes? 

post #144 of 176
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*Confusing I and me when talking about another person.  For example, Do you want to go to Paris with Michael and I?  People do this all the time, even people who should know the difference.


I think some people must truly believe that "me" isn't a real word, like "ain't." They just phase it entirely out of their vocabulary and use the more proper wink1.gif "I" in all cases. That's the only explanation I can come up with for it. 

post #145 of 176
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Eek, I didn't even know you're supposed to do this. I prefer to be as visible as possible when I'm parked at night. Sorry... redface.gif



I've never even seen anyone do this? Not being snarky, honestly ignorant...why should people turn them off?

post #146 of 176

I thought of another one...people who bite their forks while eating! It hurts my teeth to hear theirs doing that cold.gif

post #147 of 176
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I've never even seen anyone do this? Not being snarky, honestly ignorant...why should people turn them off?


I've never seen anyone do it either, but I guess if your car was high up and your lights were shining right in the mirror of the person in front of you it'd be polite. I can't recall ever being bothered by the headlights of the person behind me in line at the drive-through, and if I were I'd just turn my mirror away, since I wouldn't be using it at the time anyway. 

 

My family lived in Japan for 4 years when I was little, and my mom says that people used to turn their headlights off at 4-way stops, just to be polite. I thought that was nice, but it's not the cultural norm where I live now, so I don't do it. In fact, if someone did it now I'd probably think they were trying to signal to me that my lights were off. 



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I thought of another one...people who bite their forks while eating! It hurts my teeth to hear theirs doing that cold.gif


My DH does that. I did it when I was a kid, but my grandma heard me and told me it was bad for my enamel and I never did it again. It drives me crazy to hear it now. 

post #148 of 176

I'm in the Midwest, so I hear this a lot: when people say "hunnerd" instead of "hundred." There's a 'D' in the word, people! 

post #149 of 176

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has never even thought of turning off their headlights while waiting in a drive-through line.  I don't think I've ever seen anyone do this, and it never would have occurred to me that anyone else might expect me to do it.

post #150 of 176

I have never heard of the headlight thing either.

post #151 of 176
I'd never thought of turning off the headlights in my car. But, in our truck, the only way to turn the headlights off at night is to put the parking brake on, turn the car off and then back on again. As soon as you take the parking brake off, the lights come back on. So, maybe some people can't turn them off!
post #152 of 176

When people say something that basically obligates you to act concerned or wait interestedly/ask for more information when really you couldn't give a crap.

 

Streetlights that are timed such that you catch them all red.

 

When someone says they'll be over in 5 mins and they take an hour and then show up non apologetically.

 

Like a PP said, people who blindly trust doctors (or mainstream ideas) and follow like mindless sheep.

 

When dh leaves garbage in the sink, or anywhere for that matter. If YOU don't put in the garbage, you're assuming I will later. How hard is it, it's already IN your hand! And when you put used saran wrap in teh sink it gets all gross with water. You think I want to touch that?

 

When dh rips up a peice of paper into a million peices because he's bored or nervous.

 

The fork thing, except not biting, but sliding the fork out through your teeth, so it goes "ziiing!" Makes me cringe....

 

I'm sure there's more but DS is awake!

post #153 of 176

Whistling. In any way, shape, or form. I guess it's because when I was a kid my dad used to whistle all the freaking time and always horribly off key. He still does but at least I don't have to be around to hear it. Once when I was at work (a tiny store in a mall) an older guy sat outside my store and whistled REALLY loudly for at least half an hour. There was no music in my store and I could hear him all the way in my back. I went to the door and glared at him several times but he just continued whistling, oblivious. I finally called mall security to have them ask him to stop because it seemed like a seriously disruptive attitude. He watched the guards come into my store and the three of us stand at the door staring at him as I told them how long he'd been whistling, all the while still whistling away. By the time they finally got him to stop and leave, it had been almost 40 minutes of constant. unrelenting. whistling. Seriously, who DOES that?

post #154 of 176
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Originally Posted by SAHDS View Post

Everything that has been posted and everything that will be posted.  I have a LOT of pet peeves.

 

  • People randomly singing.  I don't care if you're Whitney Houston, if I'm in line at the grocery store, I don't want to hear you belting a song out.  It makes me so uncomfortable and it's just odd.

 

 

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I do this. :) Sorry.
 

 

Me, too. I guess we're odd together. :) I am definitely not Whitney Houston, though...

post #155 of 176
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Whistling. In any way, shape, or form. I guess it's because when I was a kid my dad used to whistle all the freaking time and always horribly off key. He still does but at least I don't have to be around to hear it. Once when I was at work (a tiny store in a mall) an older guy sat outside my store and whistled REALLY loudly for at least half an hour. There was no music in my store and I could hear him all the way in my back. I went to the door and glared at him several times but he just continued whistling, oblivious. I finally called mall security to have them ask him to stop because it seemed like a seriously disruptive attitude. He watched the guards come into my store and the three of us stand at the door staring at him as I told them how long he'd been whistling, all the while still whistling away. By the time they finally got him to stop and leave, it had been almost 40 minutes of constant. unrelenting. whistling. Seriously, who DOES that?



I would have gone to the front of the store, looked him right in the eye, and started whistling too!  This kind of stuff drives me insane, but I think these are nervous habits that people don't realize they are doing.

 

When people make small repetitive noises, I make a lounder one until they stop!  (passive aggressive, I know!  But this stuff drives me bonkers.)

 

Once at the airport a guy was banging something on a metal handrail over and over.  I started tapping my ring against the bar a few feet away. It always makes me laugh, because it kind of "jolts" them to realize the obnoxious thing they are doing and then they stop.  Some people click a pen up and down ... so annoying!   So I just start doing it too ... sometimes faster and louder just to get my point across.  Their reactions always crack me up!!!

post #156 of 176
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  • Over exaggerating (I hate exaggerating as it is).  I HATE when people say "That's the funniest/weirdest/fastest/whateverest thing I've ever seen/smelled/saw/whatever"  If you say this, over and over, it makes you annoying AND a liar.  Also, when people say 110%.  There is no such thing.  I understand they're trying to say it was above and beyond but it's just trying too hard.  Saying someone is giving 100% most of the time isn't even true so just calm down on the over exaggerating.

 

  • People randomly singing.  I don't care if you're Whitney Houston, if I'm in line at the grocery store, I don't want to hear you belting a song out.  It makes me so uncomfortable and it's just odd.

 

  • Self-photos.  Narcissistic, much?

 

  • When people don't turn off their headlights when in line (like a drive-through or whatever).

 

 

 

ROFL, this reminds me of one--I hate when people use the word much after an adjective.  It just seems so harsh, plus I've seen it way too much on various message boards, so it has negative associations for me.  I do take self photos, because honestly, no one else is going to take a photo of me, and I like to document the ravages of time.  However, my mother accused me of being narcissistic when I was young, and I might be a little vain.  I have to take a bunch of photos to find a profile pic that looks halfway decent.

 

But the singing, yes, it always seems a little odd to me too.  I love to sing, I sing in choirs, I sing karaoke, I sing solos in concerts or church if I'm selected to sing a solo, but I generally try not to belt out a song in public.  I figure if you're listening to the singer, you want to hear the singer or you'd rather not hear any music at all, but whatever the situation, you don't want to be a captive audience for a random singer.  I don't want to subject people to my singing unless they want to hear it, or if it's a karaoke bar and you get what you get and you can leave.
 

On the subject of noises, I hate when my husband's throat gets filled with phlegm and he just keeps talking over it, straining to get his voice out.  I start clearing my throat loudly.  I really just want to get up and leave when this happens.

post #157 of 176
Bad grammer and spellyng n wen peopal don't no when to put a period or any sort of punktuwashun and they just keep righting there sentences n makeing them go on and on and on and you don't know wear one thought ends and anothur begins and its all one big jumble of thoughts and looks like they falled they're elementary skhool English classez I meen noone is perfact or ne-thing but enuff is enuff...

Internet acronyms. I'm not going to be popular for saying this but i don't like DH, DD, DS, etc. I get that you're in a hurry and it's faster to type "DH" than "my husband Bob" but I still don't like it. Sorry.

The way my basal thermometer takes for-freakin'-EVER if it's not positioned exactly right. It's supposed to take a minute until it has the final reading but if it's slightly off it'll just keep going and going.
post #158 of 176
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Originally Posted by JessicaRenee View Post

Bad grammer and spellyng n wen peopal don't no when to put a period or any sort of punktuwashun and they just keep righting there sentences n makeing them go on and on and on and you don't know wear one thought ends and anothur begins and its all one big jumble of thoughts and looks like they falled they're elementary skhool English classez I meen noone is perfact or ne-thing but enuff is enuff...


One of my Facebook friends writes every single post just like this. It makes me CRAZY! Sometimes I honestly can't figure out what it is she's trying to say. It's it's not like she's a teenager, she's 26!

post #159 of 176

OH!  I just thought of another one. 

 

You know how when your garbage looks full, but really it isn't, the really light stuff or oddly shaped items need to be pushed further down into the bin?  Well i cant STAND it when someone 1) doesnt bother to do that, and 2) just lays things like snotty kleenex and coffee grounds on the very top of the garbage can.  Especially in my house, I got two toddlers who are RIGHT at eye level of the garbage.  So yea, lets leave all sorts of germtastic crapola right in their curioisty eye-shots.  Seriously, next time you throw something out, use it as a guard and push ever so lightly down and all that nastiness will actually be IN the garbage can, rather then just resting ontop of it. 

 

Hey, is that a pet peeve or WHAT?  lol

post #160 of 176
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OH!  I just thought of another one. 

 

You know how when your garbage looks full, but really it isn't, the really light stuff or oddly shaped items need to be pushed further down into the bin?  Well i cant STAND it when someone 1) doesnt bother to do that, and 2) just lays things like snotty kleenex and coffee grounds on the very top of the garbage can.  Especially in my house, I got two toddlers who are RIGHT at eye level of the garbage.  So yea, lets leave all sorts of germtastic crapola right in their curioisty eye-shots.  Seriously, next time you throw something out, use it as a guard and push ever so lightly down and all that nastiness will actually be IN the garbage can, rather then just resting ontop of it. 

 

Hey, is that a pet peeve or WHAT?  lol


I hear you on that one. Our garbage can has a lid, so the toddler-eye-level thing isn't an issue, but when people do what you describe the mess gets all over the underside of the lid -- yuck! 

 

My DH also has a habit of throwing away giant items (like tissue boxes) in the teeny tiny bathroom trash can, effectively filling it up entirely. And somehow it always seems to happen RIGHT after I empty the can. 

 

I thought of a new one this morning too. It drives me crazy when someone tries to be helpful, but then asks you for so much input that it would be easier and faster to just do it yourself. One of my family members did that a lot right after my DS was born. For example, she asked if I wanted a snack, and I said that some oatmeal with brown sugar would be great, and then she proceeded to ask me at least 15 questions pertaining to the cooking of the damned oatmeal. It comes from a good place -- she doesn't want to be presumptuous -- but it drives me crazy, and negates the whole feeling of being helped out! 

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