Let me be perfectly honest, I am was so startled the number of emails I got as a result of my April post listing my biggest pet peeves. The biggest email was a mis-understanding of what a pet peeve was so before I go any further let me define the term, a pet peeve is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than others may find it. So today, I give you ten from me and ten from my friends, these are mine:
- When unsubscribing from an online mailing list has more than three steps
- Nail polish chips on day two
- When people write long numbers with out punctuation ex: 91751363473
- When that one piece of sushi touches the wisabi and becomes inedible
- Putting others down to make yourself feel better
- When the person next you at the gym forgot deodorant
- When the masseuse tells you you should really come once a week
- Not Washing Hands After Using the Restroom
- When people put their wet umbrella on the seat next to them on the subway
- Movie theater talkers and texters
- My #1 pet peeve is people with bad grammar- there IS a difference between “your” and “you’re!
– Rachel from Life Unsweetened
- Mine is when couples sit on the same side of the boot in the restaurant. Like what? Don’t you want to face each other so you can talk? You really have to sit this close at all times? Get a room.
– Helene from Helene In Between
– Susannah from Simple Moments Stick
- When people are barefoot in public.
– Misty from Handbags and Handguns
- People who don’t change the toilet paper roll.
– Kelly at Messy Dirty Hair
- People who are always late – ugh so annoying ;)!!!
– Jules from Jules Fashion Week
- When people block intersections.
– Michael from Crazy Tragic Almost Magic
- Loud chewing or constant tapping.
– Katie from For Lauren and Lauren
- Spelling, especially in this digital age of spellcheck and autocorrection I can’t handle it when someone misspells something, uses a word in the wrong context or doesn’t edit what they’ve typed!
– Sonia at Daring Coco
- Lack of manners. Maybe it’s that good ole Southern Hospitality I’ve grown up with, but smile at strangers, hold the door, and for Heaven’s sake ALWAYS say “thank you!”
– Lauren from Fizz and Frosting
- One of my biggest pet peeves is when people practically stand on my backside while on line. It doesn’t make the line go any faster.