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Do Tell: What Are Your Biggest Pet Peeves?

Since it's National Pet Peeve Week I want to know: what gets under your skin? (Hopefully, it's not commemorative weeks for random things like pet peeves!) I'll start you off with some of mine.

  • Emails that lack proper grammar and capitalization.
  • Friends who take long cell phone calls while we're hanging out.
  • Corner markets that charge me $.25 to use my credit card.
  • Getting my meal at a restaurant after everyone else has already eaten theirs!
  • People who stand in front of the bus entrance, making me have to force my way through them.
  • Fingernail clipping in public.
  • The airport security liquids rule.
  • Cable personalities who make mundane stories sound like the end of the world.
  • People who eat stinky food in tight quarters.

Pheeww! I feel better. Now tell me yours.

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whats-her-name whats-her-name 6 years
Grammar, smacking gum, chewing with an open mouth, any kind of repetitive noise, and mothers who do nothing about their screaming children in a public place.
kpeazy kpeazy 7 years
I'm really late to this conversation, but I have a few to add: -When a server at a restaurant calls me "hun." On more than one occasion I've been out to lunch with clients, who get addressed as sir or ma'am, and i get called "hun" or "sweetie." I don't need the fact that I'm young to be emphasized to people who are paying me for help, and I'm also 27, not 8. -Like some others have said, people who use "I'm just being honest/real/myself" as an excuse for rude/inappropriate/mean-spirited comments or actions. -When I shop at Target, the cashiers never ask if I want the receipt with me or in the bag. I want it in the bag, but they just stand there holding it out as I struggle to put my wallet away, locate keys, and collect my purchases. -People that talk about how busy, busy, busy they are. Most people are busy, whether they are single, have families, work, are looking for work, etc. Nobody gets a special cookie for being busy. Those are the things that really make me cringe!
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
:mad: i simply cannot stand amoral people - you know, people who feel it's alright tn do anything anywhere. :rant:
jojo278 jojo278 7 years
-When people you just met share too much info about their personal life. (New co-worker told us about her entire childhood in the first week that she was here. It's just strange.) -When people believe that a new guy is THE ONE after 5 days. Personally, I think you need to know more about a person before you can say he's THE ONE. You might be able to say that he's a great match for you or that there's great potential. IDK, that's just my opinion. -When people text constantly when you're hanging out or watching a movie together. It's rude and makes you feel like crap. Probably a lot more, but those are the ones that come to mind right now.
ForeverTaylor ForeverTaylor 7 years
When people come into my store and the first thing they say is "what kind of deals can you give me?". People of Face book and Twitter who update about the most mundane things like going on a walk. Ok you're going on a walk, why don't you just go instead of taking the time to tweet or facebook it? Ignorance Public belligerence, and vulgarity especially of people my own age (20's) and younger, you're not cool. Moaning and groaning about products being too expensive in the store, when something is too expensive for your don't gripe just don't buy it you don't need to tell the whole world you can't afford it. People who are way to sensitive, also with that people who don't understand sarcasm considering a lot of the stuff that comes out of my mouth is sarcastic. I hate texting talk and I hate it when companies use it to advirtise their product trying to market for the younger generation.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 7 years
I am laughing my but off about the paper towel dispenser and ice burg lettuce. 1. Didn't you get that email? 2. Press one for service. Press two to for the main menu. 3. Coach handbags and matching wallets on a 17 year old. 4. Co workers slipping out the back elevator at 4:15. 5. Oh, you're an artist, are you any good? 6. Would you like 5% off today with our 15% interest credit card? 7. Buy five overpriced items made in China and get one free. 8. Just go online. You'll have to go online. www.doityourself.sowe donthaveto. 9. Two bathroom stalls for women on ladies night. 10. Do you have an appointment? Yes, but do you have an appointment? 11. We should have dinner sometime. 12. Like, I'm just soooooo beat. I'm like going to like chill out or something. It's just like, you know. Like hard you know, to act brainless.
tayrose tayrose 7 years
Ohh mannnn, there are sooo many!! The letter 'K' in a text really bothers me. Also when people push their beliefs on you. (GRR!!!) Sleazy men who hit on younger girls, whether its me or I'm watching someone get hit on. And like 558349589032530 more. :)
ali321 ali321 7 years
One major one is when someone is on there cell texting non stop. During movies or dinner, etc. But then when you call them they suddenly overcome their addiction and can't seem to get back to you for hours on end. Dumb. Oh yeah and also like snooky said, but its snow and ice here. You have to slow down when its bad out but then some people think they're invincible and fly past you. scary.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 7 years
-chewing with your mouth open/talking while you're eating...please please please...CLOSE YOUR MOUTH! -the phrase "pet peeves" -people who interrupt you while you are having a conversation with them/ people who chat on their cell phone while you are out with them (rude!) -people who feel the need to dump all their problems on you without being considerate of your feelings and problems in return. -being told how to do things I've done a hundred-thousand times before...seriously, I am not 4 years old!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
oh, one more. i'm vegan, so i hate when i order a salad at a restaurant that in the description on the menu says has just vegetables, and it comes out smothered in bacon bits. if it has bacon on it, put it on the menu!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 7 years
-snoring. you're an adult-you know you snore. if you're not going to do anything about it, don't share a room with someone without clearing it with them. -general lazy people, and people who take forever to do something simple -homophobes (i'm straight, but they still disgust me) other than that, all of mine have already been said. That lettuce has almost no calories, but chocolate has a ton. - hahaha soo true
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I thought of one for me... when people exit an elevator, or get off an escalator, or even just as soon as they enter a store and they stop right in the line of traffic to talk, figure out where they're going, etc... move out of the line of traffic so people don't get hurt for goodness sake.
dani17731 dani17731 7 years
"shoppers who get into the express lane with 200 items in their cart" Ooooh yes! What's even worse is the cashier who lets them! In my short-lived retail career, I always had the hawk-eye for these customers. No way they were getting in my lane!
Frenched Frenched 7 years
1. People who go out of their way to be rude to somebody else. I think it's just easier to be kind and pleasant to those around you. 2. People who are unpleasant to others as some form of self-defense mechanism. They're afraid of getting hurt so they hurt others. WTF. 3. I know it's a really stupid and random thing to get pet-peeved on but, people who have really crappy taste in music (Hinder, Nickleback, etc.) I know it doesn't define you as a human but, WTF, how can actually like that crap? 4. I know I've used "WTF" a couple of times on this list but, I really hate when people can't seem to express themselves without adding some sort of curse word into what they say. I'm not against cursing but sometimes when it's excessive well, it's just super tacky. 5. The obvious: people who clip their fingernails in public. If you need to clip them so badly, go to a restroom or something! It's gross. 6. People who always complain, complain, complain. I eat lunch with this co-worker and I'm almost dreading it every day 'cause it seems like each day something TOTALLY terrible and unfair happened to her. -_- 7. At work: people who take notes on your ideas and pass them off as their own. 8. Also when people at work act like total slackers and you gotta end up doing their work. Why can't they get themselves some good work ethic? I would feel totally uncomfortable with myself and if I felt I was a total slacker. It feels GOOD to know that you did the best you could! 9. People who suffer from some sort of annoying ADD. They'll talk to you first, blab, blab, blab and they don't realize that they haven't even given you a chance to put in your two cents! Then you utter a word and they'll talk all over you! Hey, a conversation is only a conversation if both people are exchanging words! And also people with ADD who get distracted by something else and leave you talking on your own like a crazed parrot! JUST RUDE. 10. People who are CHEAP. You don't have to be the most charitable soul and donate everything you have but, cheapness is just...tacky.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
FYI on those corner markets that are charging you 25cents to pay with your credit card, they are in violation of their merchant agreement with the CC company. There are ways of getting around it, for example they can give a discount to cash paying customers. But if they are actually charging you to use your credit card then you can report them to the CC company and repeat violators could lose their right to accept credit card payments for merchandise. So feel free to use your voice and call them out on this practice.
amcfadden amcfadden 7 years
My pet peeves: People who pick their nose in public; When people offer to give you some of what they're eating and break off a peice of this food with their bare hands- especially if they have stubby nails!; Just when I settle to take a nap on a plane, someone nearby begins snorrrrrrrring!!
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
candace i agree with you about Rachel Zoe!!!! Its so annoying I feel like she almost did it on purpose just to make some sort of bizarre statement. Ugh
candace87 candace87 7 years
Another completely random thing.. I hate that Rachel Zoe's lastname is pronounce 'zo' rather than like the name 'Zoe' like zo-ey.
candace87 candace87 7 years
Wow I agree with almost all of these! Especially the driving ones. If you aren't either turning left soon, or driving at LEAST the speed limit, get out of that lane! Ugh hate slow drivers and old people who think they can still drive. They're, there, their. You're, your. use them right. I hate when people are trying to sound smart and type like this: I Went They're And Then Did This; It Was Amazing. capitalize words that need it, and throwing an apostrophe into a word doesn't make it the right word, or make it any 'smarter' There are so many peeves I have, most have been mentioned though Also, I think that hallways should have the same rules as the road. Stay to the right. Let people in a hurry pass you to the left. Avoid the awkward dancing around when you bump into someone by simply going to the right. Don't stroll along and chat side by side with 4 of your friends taking up the entire hall when there are people who have to get to work or to class behind you.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Here are some of mine: -- The notion that I made "a mistake" in not having children. -- Irrational, unreasonable thinking -- Overly self-centered, self-serving people -- Manipulative people The list goes on, but I'll stop here. :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Here are some of mine: -- The notion that I made "a mistake" in not having children. -- Irrational, unreasonable thinking -- Overly self-centered, self-serving people -- Manipulative people The list goes one, but I'll stop here. :)
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