- 9 years ago
Let me just preface this with I LOVE to talk! But for some reason, my biggest pet peeves seem to be related to the way people communicate with each other, or when people don’t seem to understand basic social cues such as being obviously ignored because a person is busy, or attempts to change the subject, etc.
There’s always a few people in the office/school/wherever, who you can always count on to say the exact same thing, or some variation of, to you everyday. I have a few people at my office that do this, and can I just say that I HATE IT! It’s like nails on a chalkboard to me. I’m not sure what it is but when it comes to people communicating the same thing over and over and over and over… I start to see red and I just want to snap and tell them to shush.
I’m not like this with everything. There are things that I’m sure I do consistently and in repetitions, but for some reason, repetition only bothers me when it comes to communication.
For example: I had a coworker who would make the same comment to me everyday about my hair looking different in some variation or form. He would never say what was different about it, just that it was. Mind you, I do change my hair color every 6 months or so, so I do expect comments around that time, but this was EVERY DAY. If I straightened it, or left it to air dry and wave; if it was up or it was down; maybe I spiced it up with a braid or curled it myself. Every day the same thing, “your hair looks different today”. Yes, I know. I was part of the conscious decision making process on how I would like it to be presented today. But thank you Captain Obvious.
Another pet peeve I have is those who strike up conversation or just have to make a comment no matter what, and then heaven forbid they throw a chuckle in afterwards like they just made some witty comment, when in actuality, all they did was make a blanket statement like “the sky is blue [insert chuckle here]”. Unfortunately, my boss is one of these people. He even goes as far as to walk down the hall to verbally respond to an email you copied him on vice responded to everyone on the email, JUST so he can hear his own voice. This wouldn’t probably bother me so much if he wasn’t so uppity, and wanting to then talk about his latest basement renovation that he’s been working on for the last 18 months and how it’s still not finished, or about the (butchered) cow he just bought and how he needed to go get a bigger freezer for it, etc.
Anybody else have weird pet peeves?