Exasperated People Share Their Most Irrational Pet Peeve.
People on Reddit were asked: "What's something that annoys you but shouldn't?" These are some of the best answers.
My sister being too straight with her opinions. We are adults, but visit our parents pretty often. My sis has no problem telling my mom she doesn't like the food my mom has made for us with carefully considering all my sister's preferences. I don't have that much money, but she still tells me that my presents for her suck. I do appreciate straight talk most of the time, but honestly, sometimes people should just say thank you and move on.
When I bend over to pick something up off of the floor and then immediately drop it. Bonus points if I repeat myself.
When you try to overtake someone going 10mph slower than the rest of traffic, then they speed up right when you get next to them. I know what's happening is that they didn't realize they were going so slow until someone had to pass them, but it feels like a personal slight.
When people in movies don't say good bye before hanging up the phone.
Small noises that I have no control over.
I cannot stand hearing the sound of people chewing their food. Once I notice it, I becomes all that I hear, and it drives me insane. Also, slurping. Why can't people just use gravity to their advantage, and pour the drink into their mouths?
When people hold a fork or spoon with their whole fist. I can't stand it.
When I meet another person who has the same name as me.
Crumbs in the butter. How hard is it to wipe your knife off between butter servings? I never have crumbs in my butter, but the moment family comes to visit, there it is. I know it is rude to correct them, but inside I am screaming each time they use my butter.
Any kind of noise that anyone makes while eating makes me want to get up and smack the food out of their hand.
When people use words like "hubby, wifey, preggo, preggers". Instant cringe.
Someone telling me to do something that I am CLEARLY about to do. I could be standing over the table with a damp dishrag in my hand literally descending towards the tabletop, and my mom would breeze by and say "Hey make sure you wipe off the table!"
Makes me insanely angry that she puts her need to feel in control of every situation by issuing commands above the simple power of observation.
When people don't return their shopping carts to the corral. It's ten feet away. You just took more time sitting it on the curb than you would've had you simply returned it to the corral.
There are just some phrases in conversation that irk me to no end. I have one friend I know who whenever they have something to add to a conversation will interject and say "Time out, time out, time out" repeatedly until everyone else stops talking so his point can be made. Ugh.
I get unreasonably angry when I'm stuck behind someone who is walking slower than I want to be, especially if they make it really hard for me to go around them. I've taken to passive-aggressively shuffling my feet so they can hear that they are impeding me and hoping that they move over.
Not closing a drawer/cabinet door ALL THE WAY!!!
When almost - empty tubes of stuff like shower gel, shampoo just fall over. Hate it, hate the sound and hate that it always happens more than once to a tube because the stupid idiot is now out of balance from all the commotion.
Florescent light tubes "humming" and flickering overhead in a classroom or office.
People standing over my shoulder when I'm watching a video or movie. It's different if we're sharing the video. I mean when anyone walks up halfway through and decides to stand there til it ends. It's the worst when I'm at my computer.
When people who've been in line for 10 minutes don't know what they're going to order and then fight with the cashier about the price.
Possibly more of a British thing. I want to punch something every time someone says "Ooh, I make the best cup of tea" or words to that effect.
I hear this a lot, and I'm telling you, NO YOU DON'T. You make tea that is fine. Tea that is perfectly acceptable. Good tea indeed. But all regular tea, made from regular teabags, tastes pretty much the same. You make tea that you like, and that's great, but shut UP about how good it is. It's not a difficult task, nor a great accomplishment, to make an acceptable cup of tea.
When my roommates leave time remaining on the microwave. Every morning I have to swallow my rage and remember how small and trivial of a thing it is.
When I set a backpack down against a wall, it tips over onto the floor, so I think to myself "ok, this means if I turn it 180 degrees, all of that tipping force will direct it to the wall, therefore holding it upright"
Then it tips onto the floor again.
When a person walks really slowly on a busy path and you're stuck behind that person unable to overtake him/her.
When I accidentally knock my headphones out of my ears in any way, I get absolutely infuriated.
Breaking up is hard to do.
And when you get the law involved, it's even worse. But sometimes people don't need the law's help to make things overcomplicated, they just have a grand ole time making that happen themselves.
People on the front lines of human cruelty include divorce lawyers. These are their stories.