(Closed) the little quirks that annoy you

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Ugh, the boy is so afraid of being rude or annoying that he ends up putting himself out. Some examples:

  • When we’re on a plane, he never reclines his seat because he thinks it’s rude to the person behind him. Even if the person in front of him is reclining, he’ll sit straight up. For HOURS. Then he’ll complain about his back hurting. I just keep telling him to recline his damned seat, it’s not rude, it’s expected.
  • We live on a busy block in the city, where street parking is available but scarce. Whenever we’re in the car and he needs to parallel park, if anyone is behind him on the street, he’ll drive around the block and come back, because he thinks it’s rude to make people on the street wait while he parks.
  • Finally, whenever we go grocery shopping, he’ll drive around the parking lot a million times trying to find a close spot, but if we see someone loading up their car, he won’t wait for the spot. He thinks it’s rude to wait for someone with your blinker on while they’re putting the bags in their trunk.

Drives me crazy.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

you know, in a post i just wrote that i love that N is someone who would give up his own time to help others first, but that’s also one of my biggest problems.

i think there’s a line to how much of your time you should give up, and he doesn’t. he’ll give, give, and give until there’s nothing left and he’s burnt out, where as i would make sure that i have down time.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@danadelphia- I’m with you! My guy has a combo of being too nice and not wanting to put someone out and he’s always what i’d call overly cautious… but then he complains about it!

– Like if a waitress forgets something for him/doesn’t fill his drink/gets something wrong? He never ever wants to remind her or flag her down because thats “rude.” But then he’s not happy because his meal isn’t right or he has no drink. 

– If someone is standing in front of where he wants to be, he won’t just ask them politely to move because he thinks that is rude/impatient… he would rather just stand there and not say anything until they move along naturally or notice him and move. 

– If someone says something he doesn’t understand? He’ll just nod along rather than ask them to repeat themselves. 

also (re: caution)

– he thinks “yellow light” means SLAM ON YOUR BRAKES. I believe that as long as you’ll be in the intersection or farther along when the light turns red, you should go. I think its more dangerous to stop too fast than to possibly be on the cusp of a red light. We have gotten in MANY an argument about this. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

MINE TOO! He is half deaf as well and will just pretend to understand people.

And corgi, he does the same thing too – he won’t complain or even request anything at restaurants. And when we’re grocery shopping, he’ll just let an old woman stand in the middle of the aisle for like five minutes, blocking our way, instead of just saying “Excuse me” and going around her. Sigh.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My Fiance has a way of scratching an itch on his face which is totally wierd.  That is the only quirky thing.  The worst part is it makes his fingernails dirty… argggg.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We have a bunch of nice guys eh? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m the kind of person who always speaks up when something isn’t right. I am totally nice about it, but if I’m paying money then I expect to get what I request. Fiance used to be totally embarrassed by it, but now he doesn’t mind because I’ve gotten so much free stuff over the years! On Valentines day we tried to get take-out from max and ermas and they were 20 minutes late with our food (beyond the quoted time) and kept saying “just one more minute just one more minute” so I complained (If food is going to take 40 minutes or an hour for take-out, that is 100% cool. just let us know so we don’t haul ass to get there in 20 minutes and then stand around like sardines in the packed restaurant). I complained and the manager was super nice, and gave us THREE $25 gift cards. Woah! Needless to say Fiance doesn’t mind my complaining anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My fiance and I have different ideas about table manners. I was raised in a very strict household, so every meal was treated as if we were at a restaurant. So with that in mind…some of the things my fiance does at the dinner table drive me nuts! The most annoying habit is that he tends to put his elbows on the table while he’s chewing his food. I wouldn’t mind this as much if he would put his fork down! He ends up pointing the fork and moving it around as he talks…ugh.

He also has a tendency to use foul language, especially when he’s upset…makes me cringe, but he’s been working on cutting back and has been pretty successful so far!

 

 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You can tell I’m a newbie..I actually wrote out fiance instead of using FI! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@sandygee- welcome!!! You actually reminded me of another quirk that annoys me heh (i swear I love my FI! he bugs me way less than most people, i’m just easily bugged!). He is a really messy eater. He always puts his fingers in his mouth. I don’t understand how he gets his hands dirty eating EVERYTHING. I’m a really weird person about getting my hands dirty… even when I eat wings I manage to stay pretty clean somehow. But him? Man he’s got mustard up to his second knuckle eating a sandwich. It totally grosses me out and I bug him about it all the time. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If he uses something like the last of the milk or the butter he just leaves the container on the counter or in the sink, the trash can really isn’t that far away it’s like 2 feet in the opposite direction just throw it out.  Drives me absolutely INSANE!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011
Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Considering how much time we all spend with our SO, I think it’s normal to have a few habits that bother us. I can list a whole bunch more annoying quirks if we were talking about my parents (who I still live with)! LOL

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