Post # 1
Mine is people asking, “Are you sure?”. Like if they ask if I’m hungry, I say no, and then they ask if I’m sure. Um, I’ve had 26 years experience in determining whether or not I want food, I’m not suddenly going to relaize I am, in fact, hungry because you suggest I might be. The FILs are the worst offenders on this, they’ll ask twice at least.
So, what harmless little things bother you?
Post # 2
@Laurenplusalex, I can’t stop laughing at your post as I experience “little” annoyances almsot daily and thought I might be the only one. As “little” as they seem to others, they really make me physically ill. I’m also with you on the “are you sure?” question. That gets really annoying, but I can’t say I haven’t been guilty of it myself. It’s definitely something to be mindful of, so thanks for mentioning it Here are mine:
1. Snapping when eating/licking fingers: I have moved seats at restaurants and breakrooms becasue of this. I always make another excuse so I don’t upset or embarrass someone, but it makes me sick. I always feel nauseated and it gives me a headache. I also think it’s extremely rude. It’s easy to eat without the makeout noises.
2. Country Music: I know this will be considered controversial, but I can’t stand the noise! The “twangy” instrumentals give me severe headaches. I lived in the South for many years and met many wonderful people with Southern accents, and it’s not so much the singing that bothers me but the instrumentals. I liken it to people who can’t listen to heavy metal or rap. It’s like the “twang” is never quite on pitch and as a musician it really bothers me. The headaches are very real and I can’t even make it through a Macy’s anymore without hearing it, and I live above the Mason-Dixon line! I’ve gone so far to get into verbal arguments with people who play it on jukeboxes. Those aren’t my finest moments, but it’s almost like it’s trendy now when it never was growing up in the North. I wish it didn’t bother me so much, but as much as I try to ignore it I can always hear the noise! I sincerely don’t wish to offend people, but it’s my own little thing that has been very difficult even though it may seem crazy to others.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Laurenplusalex: I’ve come to realize that people being cluelessly in the way drives me craaaaazy! I’m usually pretty chill, but these things make me insane: people who finish filling up and leave their car at the gas pump and go inside while there are other people waiting for gas, people at ski resorts who stand around right in front of the lift loading entrance, people who park on the curb in front of the grocery store instead of finding a spot like the rest of us, walkers who use the running lane at indoor tracks…. Ugh I get so aggro at these clueless, rude, in the way people!!
Post # 4
Laurenplusalex: Hmmm…this is a good question! Really poor grammar drives me insane (English teacher here) but I will never correct someone intentionally. When people ask when I’m going to “get knocked up” (real classy question btw) and after I respond they say something like “Why wait?”-umm…how is that your business? When my sisters, whom I love, interrupt me when talking. They love to talk and share and will just interrupt with another story or something that applies to them. Drives me nuts!
Oh! And when people tell me “Well, I think you should (insert their opinion/idea/beliefs here).”
Don’t tell me what to do!
Post # 5
Laurenplusalex: people who don’t use their turn signal… People who drive way way slow… Many driving irritations.
Also, grammar errors! I understand the occasional typo, especially on smartphone keyboards but continuously misusing “too” vs. “to” makes me a little violent inside.
And 1 word text messages. I don’t know why but they bother me way more than they should. If someone texts me and says something like “on my way” I’ll respond “okay, drive safe!” If I send the same “on my way” I get back “kk”. Ugh.
Post # 6
ren89: People who drive too slow! I know! I was behind someone driving slow who finally decided to put on their hazards. It wasn’t raining or anything, but the driver didn’t pull over to let everyone else pass.
Also, traveling in the left lane that is reserved for passing…UGH! Sometimes I think I need to seek therapy, then I think everyone else needs a lesson in common sense.
Post # 7
Erinable: some people just don’t deserve a drivers license. I spend a lot of time in my car going “wtf is going on?!”
Post # 8
ren89: HAHAHA! Same here! It’s sad that it’s making me laugh now because I’m not in traffic, but in traffic I’m near screaming.
Post # 9
Erinable: I totally agree with people and how they eat. I get sick to my stomach to see someone lick their fingers or make loud noises. Also, if I go out to eat with you and you continue to talk with food in your mouth I will make a mental note to NEVER go out to eat with you again.
lolot: agree with yours also. I live in NYC and I’m always in a rush (idk why!!) so people just standing around or blocking my path make we want to scream.
another thing I hate:
people that don’t just speak up: if you don’t want to go then say so!!! Don’t say yes then flake!
Post # 10
gelaine22: People who don’t speak up is a good one! Also people who constantly mumble. I hate having to ask “What??” multiple times. Most often I just end up saying “Mmhmm…” because I still can’t figure out what they said!
I thought of another- people who are loud just to be loud. I know some people are that way naturally, but it can get really uncomfortable if you’re trying to have a somewhat private conversation or are in a quiet place.
Post # 11
Oh! Another one! People who constantly clear their throats and/or do that disgusting sick their snot back into their throat and spit thing. It makes my stomach turn and I will not hang out with you anymore if you do it in front of me.
Post # 12
Using phones in the cinema. Apparently several South African rugby players have been full on tackling people at the movies who are on their phones – how I would love to do that!
Incorrect use of to, too, there, their, they’re, your, you’re, we’re, where and were. A great quote I read is “Punctuation: the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit!
Post # 13
1. People who don’t know how to use inside voices–we Americans are so loud and we don’t even realize it.
2. People who are not adventurous eaters. Only my parents get a pass on this (mostly) from me.
3. People who don’t step out of the flow of foot traffic if they need to gain bearings, adjust what they are carrying, etc.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
Laurenplusalex: Ugggh too many to count, but at present I’m really getting narked off by people who chuck their cigarette butts on the floor. FIND A BIN.
Particularly people who chuck their butts out of car windows. YOU HAVE AN ASHTRAY IN YOUR CAR. FUCKING USE IT.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
Perfectionist: Phones in the cinema drives me mental as well. I’ve taken to just telling people to put them away.