10 More Pet Peeves

As told by Human Translator

I enjoyed sharing my rage inducers so much in my last post, 10 things that may one day make me snap, that I put Eliza Leigh in timeout, the shoe box to be precise, so I could share 10 more pet peeves.

One- Rude people in supermarkets

I’m not talking about the lady four inches shorter cackling and calling me short but the people that push and shove to get to the ice cream. Really, the three rows next to me of vanilla are different than the one in front of me? If you are not literally starving or starring in a post-apocalyptic flick then there is no need.

Two- Talking with food in your mouth

We all do it but when you have a mouth full of escaping food as you incessantly talk or flying as you gesture it makes me want to dodge your messy projectiles while wondering if I’ll have to do the Heimlich maneuver.

Three- Leaving empty containers in the fridge

Whether it is eggs, my leftovers, or my ice cream stash if you eat it all throw away the evidence. That way I won’t get my hopes up and throw a tantrum. Well it would be a smaller tantrum.

Four- Crocodile Tears

You want sympathy, you want forgiveness just don’t offer up fake tears. Yeah, it will make me uncomfortable but only because I’m attempting to restrain an overwhelming desire to slap you upside the head and in my best Chris Tucker voice cry, “What’s wrong with you?”

Five- Repeatedly, purposely mispronouncing

I say many things wrong but if you can’t say something right after the thirtieth time in a row then use a different word. For example, if you can’t pronounce Geum Jan Di then just say the main character in Boys Over Flowers.

Six- Beeping when you’re in the wrong

Just because you’re louder doesn’t mean you’re right.

Seven- Telemarketers that hang up on you

I say no thank you and you hang up! Next time I won’t pick up the phone at all.

Eight- Nagging

We all do this too but at least vary your vocabulary otherwise it becomes a mantra- in a bad way.

Nine- Not replying to my emails

When there is a legitimate question or we’re making plans and you blow me off. Oh wait, is that how people feel when I don’t call them back?

Ten- Constantly interrupting my train of thought

If I say hang on a second and continue to scribble furiously then please stop talking to me. Or at least don’t expect a response.

Looking back at these Pet Peeves posts I realize that Eliza Leigh and I have more in common than I thought. That or she’s brainwashing me.  If you enjoyed my ramblings check out this post, 10 things that are just NOT okay, over at SNOTW.

What about you? Do you have any pet peeves that make you a little crazy? Please share it so I won’t feel so lonely.

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13 Responses to 10 More Pet Peeves
  1. Oh, I’m so there with you on the mispronunciations–makes me want to rip out the speaker’s tongue so I don’t have to rip off my own ears (not that the ear thing would help much since the hearing bits are inside but, well, you know what I mean!).

    Other things that get my goat? Willful ignorance, intolerance, close-mindedness and ladies white dress shoes.
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  2. Oh my gosh, I HATE empty containers in the fridge! We have 2 pitchers that we keep filtered water in, and my husband will put them back in the fridge empty w/out refilling them. It drives me nuts.

    Also, he tends to leave kitchen cabinets open after getting a plate or cup out. I hate it.

  3. Wonderful list post! I am SO with you on the rude supermarket people! What bothers ME about them is just STANDING in my way. It seems like every time I go, someone’s hovering at the dairy section for minutes and I just want to grab a gallon! And the people who write checks. Can’t they get with the times and ask their bank for a check card? It is literally the same exact way of paying, except it’s worlds more convenient. I don’t get people who turn down convenience because they’re too stuck in their ways!

    Wow, that was a mouthful! :) Here from SITS – thanks for sharing this!
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    • LOL, I thought it was just me that every time I’m looking for something, SOME ONE is standing right where I want to be. That drives me insane!

      I can be a little peevehead myownself but my personal bugaboo is rudeness. I cannot – *cannot* – stand that. I answer the phones at work and I come across all manner of telephone rudeness. Is it the empath in me that causes me to be ultra-polite to others?

      (I’m very grumbly today. So sorry.)

      Like your post, btw! :)
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      • Lisa that really annoys me too. If your phone call is that important then why be in the checkout. Or go to self-checkout. Err… don’t get me started!

        I left a comment on your post but not sure if I did it right.

    • @lynda your comment made me giggle! It must be that people see that you like something and want to be you so bad.

      But it is true you always get pushed around in the store and I want to say in my best Andre the Giant voice, “Everybody Move!”

      See you at SITS
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  4. I not only can’t stand rude people at the supermarket- but rude people ANYWHERE!!! There is no excuse for it, and it makes me want to bash something over their heads. (Which I think is not so much rude- as violent, so I’m not being hypocritical).
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  5. Mandy

    I agree with these pet peeves! I would have to add my frustration with people saying, “I could care less,” when it’s actually, “I couldn’t care less.” If a person could care less, that means that actually care a little bit. If you couldn’t care less, that means you totally don’t give a rip! Get it right, people!

  6. Awesome list! I’m nodding along as I read it and said uh yeah! :D Talking with a mouth full irritates me so much it was tough when we were living in China hahaha.
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  7. I was nodding my way through your list too – tried to think of something to add – but was stuck on #1 – I say constantly at the grocery store – I’m patient and I will wait til your finished. But then they always hurry out of the way. :)
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  8. Don’t get me started. I have a long list, but here are just a few:
    People who bring babies to an action movie (or any movie really). Every time something blows up, the baby screams. If you can afford to go to the movies, you can afford a babysitter.

    People who walk around talking loudly on their bluetooth.
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