What's your weird pet peeve?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 31
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Helper bee

Oh and, people who think they can sing and they reaalllllllly can’t…like the whole shebang, hand movements, facial expressions and the fucking voice of a demon!!!! Pleease STOP!! Happens at work all the time and it make me die a little each time. I love singing, love hearing people sing but not when they’re shit thinking they’re amazing 

(in the car on my own I’m totally doing this, I am beyonce but never in public, like ever)

Post # 33
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Worker bee

When I’m on the phone and the other person eats while talking to me.  Hate it! 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Eating noises.

Kissing noises on TV.

Someone driving in the fast lane when they aren’t passing anyone.

Idiots speeding around you in the lane that’s closing to “save time” but they’re the fucktards that are bottlenecking the traffic and CAUSING the jam. I’m the one in the closing lane traveling the same speed as the semi next to me to not let people through. I scream and bang the steering wheel like a lunatic when people do it and it infuriates me. 

When my husband lays in bed looking at his phone and hums. It’s like once I hear it, that’s ALL I can hear. 

Oh! And when people on TV just woke up and kiss or face each other and talk. Like, wtf??!!! You know they’ve got some hot dumpster breath. Totally grosses me out. Why do the directors not think about that??? 

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

On TV, when a character is driving and takes their eyes off the road for a whole minute to look at another character. I’m always like: no-one drives like that in real life! Until… I was in a car with my boss and he took his eyes off the road for a long time to look at me to chat. EYES ON THE ROAD, FOR THE LOVE OF LIFE LITERALLY!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

On tv when someone has a cardiac monitor on at it flatlines and they shock them with the defibrillator. It looks dramatic, but it’s totally wrong. Won’t work. 

Also my husband eats the apple core in its entirety! Like when he eats an apple, nothing remains at the end. It just kills me, I don’t know why. 

xo

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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happyjuju : I eat the whole apple minus the seeds and stock! Apple core is a myth! I refuse to be wasteful because we’re taught to only eat the outside bits.

Post # 39
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I didn’t realize until marrying Dh that people could have such weird hang-ups about eating, but he does. Utensils scraping against teeth is worse than fingernails on a chalkboard to him, eating noises make him irrationally angry, and speaking with any food at all in your mouth (even just a teeny bit, and even if he cannot notice, and even if you say one word) sends him over the edge. Just plain WEIRD. Oh, and my mum freaks the F out if she ever sees anyone lick a butter knife. My dad once was making a PB&J in the kitchen late at night, with no one else around. He licked the knife before putting it into the sink when she was walking into the kitchen and she just flipped her lid. So strange.

My pet peeves are generally word or grammar related. Kids at school have taken to using the word “pitch” to mean pure, so they will say “pitch red” or use the word with other colours. I have to explain to them that pitch is an actual substance, which is black, which is how the expression “pitch black” came about. And many people commonly use the word “literally” to mean figuratively, which drives me crazy. Then there are the often misused expressions of “could have/should have/would have” being expressed as could of/should of/would of. However, unlike Dh and his eating peeves, I do not usually tell other adults about my peeves, as no one wants to be told their word usage is incorrect. 

Oh, and people who drive full-time in the left lane drive me up a tree. It is called the passing lane for a reason. Don’t drive there full-time, regardless of your speed. 

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

When someone orders a drink at a bar in a movie, and then leaves the full drink there when something comes up like a minute later. Nope.

Post # 41
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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sboom :

Oh I second this teeth/fork  , it is SO silly .I imagine  they think it looks sexier or cuter than normal eating or something ?

I also get irrationally  mad at movies or tv  show that have people with plates  of food   in front of them that   they never eat, just dip the fork into  leaving the whole thing virtually  intact.  I have to say this is  an American movie thing , UK and European  movies have actors  actually eating and drinking  normally .  

Similarly enraging is   carrying suitcases that are clearly empty, soemetimes even held under the arm , wtf! and paper sacks from supermarkets  apparently with only air and feathers in them.  

And lots of grammar  things  like ‘could of” and spelling things  like ‘persay’ for ‘per se,’ or  pronunciation  like ‘ vunrable’ for ‘vulnerable ‘  and so on…..most of all the really common misuse  of ‘lay’  for ‘lie’ .  As in ‘we were laying on the couch ‘ or ‘lay down there’s a good dog’ 

Oh and sex scenes in movies where the woman is shown to be virtually  dying of orgasmic bliss ( (with accompanying  screams ) from 15 seconds of being pounded by the guy. 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee

I also have issues with people calling sparkling wine champagne when it’s not actual champagne. Makes me cringe, but then I feel like a snob for cringing!

Post # 44
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Sugar bee

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wineosaur :  Along those lines, my uncle always makes a comment when someone says “hot water heater.” I can hear his voice right now, “HOT WATER IS ALREADY HEATED! It’s a WATER heater.”

For me, repetitive noises. Don’t be tapping loudly to that song. I didn’t put music on for you tap over it. Tap on your own time!

Post # 45
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Worker bee

When I send out an email/evite/website with specific info I want people to read and even underline/bold and mark, “IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ,” and people don’t bother to read it. They end up asking me questions that are already answered in the document.

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