Pet peeves

We all have them, those little things that drives us nuts. Please share your pet peeves :slight_smile:

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I’ll start :wink:

Movies that are pretty quiet during conversations and then TURN SUPER FCKING LOUD DURING ACTION SCENES!

Sometimes I spend more time looking for the remote and changing the volume than actually watching the movie

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A big one of mine is when people don’t turn on their lights while driving when it’s raining. Seriously it just makes sense and it’s the damn law!!!

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People who know how to turn on their fog lights, but somehow forget how to turn them off when it is no longer foggy.

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Speakerphones. I always want to chip in on the conversation, then when the person has a go because it’s “private”, point out they shouldn’t have it on smegging speaker, then!!!

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People who eat crunchy foods while on video calls. Chips, crackers, celery, ice, the bones of their enemies, ect.

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Autoplaying videos, and floating videos that pop up as you scroll past them.

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I have misophonia (the hatred of certain sounds) so any kind of chewing sound can infuriate me.

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I agree with this. As a copywriter when I write about creating websites I always say it’s not a good idea. It always turns me off. For one thing you don’t know when someone is viewing your website. Having a noisy video playing as soon as you go on it is just annoying and is sure to make people leave the site.

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I used to share a desk with a coworker who would audibly suck on her fingers and pens throughout the day. I asked to be moved.

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I sometimes click links to American news sites and almost always they have an autoplaying video at the top that floats when you go to read the article. I’m one of those people that leave at that point.

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Ewwww that’s cringe worthy.

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/suspiciouslyspecific

One of my biggest pet peeves, and unfortunately my mil is guilty of this, is when I’m telling a story about someone who’s sick like who has cancer suddenly she knows someone with the exact same thing. Sorry I don’t care about the random person you know about because you know everyone in the whole world. I care about my friend or family member.

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Slow walkers. Maybe a bit generic, but it really grinds my gears…

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I have… a few.

  • Hyprocrites. Everyone has moments of hypocrisy, so that’s not an issue with me. I’m talking people who make hypocrisy a major habit.

  • Being falsely accused of anything. Probably justified since it happened to me on a near-daily basis throughout my school years, but this is a major issue of mine that probably needs to be addressed with therapy.

  • Being cruel to animals. I have zero issue with people eating meat, wearing leather or even using animals in medical testing, so long as people aren’t going out of their way to make the experience terrible. (Using animals in medical testing helps more than just people by the way–it actually helps animals as well. They have to find new treatments for pets/livestock/wild animals somehow.)

  • Family members mistreating my mom. Again, an experience-based issue. I’ve cut a very large chunk of my family out of my life simply because they spent their entire lives treating her like utter sh*t for various reasons (everything from being the only planned child in her family to her disability being inconvenient to them–as well as worse reasons that I won’t go into out of respect for her privacy). Extends to so-called friends of hers as well; as one person put it, in a situation where a so-called friend goes off half-cocked at my mom, I’ll invariably go off full-cocked in response.

  • Bigotry. Seen too much of it, experienced my fair share of it, so totally done with it.

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people popping their joints or cracking their knuckles. It’s such a viscerally unpleasant noise that’s impossible to ignore, and I always somehow end up getting a knuckle-cracker next to me in classes.

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It backfired a little because they moved me next to somebody with an incredibly loud voice who would not shut up. I ended up taking my iPod to work just so I could concentrate. Still though, at least it was just annoying rather than revolting.

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You shouldn’t eat when you’re on any kind of call! Video or audio. Its just rude!!

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Trying to ‘help’ me by giving advice that’s so standard and obvious that I would have to have lived with my head under a rock not to have not already tried it.

“I have an eating disorder that means sometimes I eat way too much”
“just don’t keep chocolate and snacks in the house”

…what kind of moron do you think I am for that to be a novel and useful insight? Thankyou for volunteering your face as my next snack.

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