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Pet peeves: Why do they bug us?

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When you are out and about in a city of over eight million people, odds are someone will do something that just may annoy you. I mean, really, think about it. Someone will continually clear his throat. Someone will whistle. Someone will be carrying a chalkboard and run their nails on it...okay, maybe not that last one, but, its NYC, folks, anything can happen. 

Then there are things that REALLY bug us aka pet peeves. What are mine? I've got a few: smacking gum, making clicking noises with your tongue, aforementioned whistling, super-loud typing. Looking over that list, mine are mostly things that have to do with hearing...hmmm...wonder what that is about. I have kid pet peeves too: balloons (don't ask), the sound that Styrofoam makes sliding in and out of a box, plastic toys that come in party gifts bags.

Why do certain little annoyance bugs us SO much more than other little annoyances? Well, there isn't a medical explanation for that (at least not one that I have found), but we all know our biggies...the small, really not a big deal things our husband does or our kids do, what other drivers on the highway or those folks you work with that make us go bonkerdoodle. Maybe it will help us deal with them better if we name them...let's go!

What are your biggest -- and I mean big -- pet peeves?

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by on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:51 AM

People who don't say, "thank you" when you go out of your way to hold a door open or them.

by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

poor grammar

by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:06 AM


Quoting goddess99:


by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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Ewww yea, you are right.

Quoting MamaMandee:

People that smell bad.

by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Or worse, not using one at all!

Quoting .Angelica.:

Improper car seat use bothers me :/

by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Oh dear gosh!

Quoting flowerfunleah:

When I get behind an old person in a car going SUPER slow, god that annoys the crap out of me. Especially when they're like 90, on oxygen, smoking a cigarette, and talking on their cell phone.

I'm into meme's.. True story

by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:11 AM

One of mine is people who leave the toilet seat up.  Shouldn't bother me but it does.

by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:25 AM
When people chew with their mouths open. Gross.
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by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Smacking gum is a big one of mine too. Another one is when people don't respond to something you say. 

by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM


Quoting Juniper53098:

poor grammar

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