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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
Replies (41-50):
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

the sound of styrofoam rubbing together or against a box or something annoys me too!

by Silver Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Bad drivers drive me more crazy than anything.

by Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Racism.....and constant complaining

by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

 This is one  of mine, too. We have a family member who was always late, but I don't wait for rude people, and we would start eating dinner, and then they would come in late, surprised that we didn't wait. I said why should everyone have to wait for you because you're always late and never call to let us know? They weren't late after that. lol.

Quoting GwenMB:

Not being on time - sometimes things happen, but when its habitual, it drives me nuts!


by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 7:09 PM

 When people don't respond, I call. I've been surprized at how many say they thought it meant they should reply only if they weren't coming, or the opposite, or that they hadn't decided yet. They evidently don't realize that not replying creates a problem. Just rude.

Quoting countrygirlkat:

 People not rsvp'ing for a party or if they do rsvp that they are coming then just not showing up with no explaination. 


by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM

People on their cell phones who think they have an invisible phone booth around them, and have loud personal conversations that anyone nearby can hear. 

My biggest pet peeve is drivers on their phone, slowing down, speeding up, swerving, not using their turn signals. All because they are concentrating on their phone conversation instead of paying attention to driving. Especially if they have a child in the car with them. Don't they realize that one second of inattention could cause an accident that could change their life forever?

by Silver Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 8:00 PM

It really bugs me when people cut others off when driving and when they tailgate. And when I'm on the phone at home and someone (that will remain unnamed at the moment) feels that its a good time to ask me a question, even after I ask that they wait until I get off the phone.

by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 8:18 PM

dh and dd throwing things in floor for me to pick up.

by Silver Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 8:29 PM

People who are constantly late, drives me crazy

by Silver Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM

They drive me crazy too

Quoting Heather2001:

Bad drivers drive me more crazy than anything.

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