76 Incredibly Accurate Pet Peeves That Will Drive. You. Nuts.
How annoying is everything? Very.
From colleagues’ obnoxious behavior to strangers’ inexcusable ways, we’ve polled The Huffington Post newsroom to find out exactly what drives everyone crazy. Sleep better tonight knowing that your side-eye is not alone.
1. Loud chewing, or people chewing with their mouths open.
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2. When people are late or make me run late because I’m waiting for them.
3. People who are chronically late. A one-off I can maybe understand, but it’s incredibly rude to think your time is more valuable than the 15 to 30 minutes you’re making me wait.
4. People who scuff their feet as they walk down the street, especially if they’re wearing UGGs.
5. People smoking electronic cigarettes around non-smokers. Smoking is smoking.
6. People who chew gum loudly and attempt to blow bubbles in confined quarters.
7. The feel of chalk.
8. People who walk into the subway and stand right in front of the door.
9. People who don’t cover their mouths when they cough.
10. People who discuss being on a diet while you’re in the middle of eating something unhealthy.
11. People who say “ew” to the food on your plate.
12. People who eat food off your plate without asking first.
13. When people ask if they can have some of your food as they make a grab for it.
14. People who use redundant hashtags on Instagram, like #me #human #girl #selfie.
15. People who say “no offense” as if it downplays anything insulting they say.
16. People who say “literally” when what they mean is not literal.
17. People who “woo” when their favorite song comes on.
18. Hearing people bite their nails.
19. People that clip their nails at work, while sitting at their desk.
20. When groups of people take up the entire side of the street. MOVE.
21. People who walk slowly or stop suddenly in the middle of the sidewalk.
22. People who text like they’re gchatting, sending “OMG” then “How did you know!” then “LOL” within seconds.
23. Line cutters. There are social rules you must follow.
24. People who don’t know how to get through airport security efficiently. It’s been 15 years. You know you have to take your goddamn shoes off and can’t have liquids and get your computer out of your bag.
25. People who stand on the left side of an escalator. Right is for standing! Left for walking!
26. When you let a car cut in front of you and they don’t wave to thank you.
27. Misspelled signs.
28. Misspelling my name when it’s right there in the email staring you in the face.
29. When dog owners leave their dog’s poop on the sidewalk.
30. Slow cashiers.
31. Saying “Let’s make plans!“ then acting surprised when I try to follow up and make actual plans.
32. Online stores that charge for shipping.
33. Food that only pretends to be organic.
34. People who don’t “see” age or race.
35. Gluten-free fanatics who have no medical justification to avoid gluten.
36. Subway pole huggers.
37. People who say something “will give you all the feels.”
38. People who talk over you when you’re clearly still in the middle of the sentence.
39. When people say “on accident.” It’s BY accident.
40. Passive aggressive behavior. If you have something you want to say, just say it.
41. When you can hear someone eating their cereal.
42. Strangers on the subway who choose to listen to their music through the speakers, instead of headphones.
43. When you’re running after the bus, you lock eyes with the bus driver in the rear view mirror, and they still drive straight past you.
44. When you open the door for someone and not only do they not thank you, they also glide straight past you as if people should open doors for them.
45. Mis-pluralized last names on holiday cards. Do not expect me to keep, read or even acknowledge your card if you sign it “The Green’s.”
46. When people call Latinos Spanish. Most of us weren’t born in Spain.
47. People who groom themselves on public transportation.
48. When people repeatedly hit the elevator button, as if that’ll make the elevator arrive sooner.
49. When people shove past you on the street and say “excuse you!”
50. This non-apology: “I’m sorry you feel that way.”
51. When people spend more time on their phone during dinner or brunch than they do interacting with the people present at the table.
52. People who sing out loud out of nowhere in a crowd of people.
53. The reply-all that asks to be taken off of an email thread. Oh, you were getting too many irrelevant emails and it got annoying? So now you’re putting one more on the damn chain so everybody else can suffer? Great, thanks.
54. People with an inflated sense of their own importance.
55. People who say “no problem!” or “no worries!” in response to “thank you.” The appropriate thing to say in return is, “You’re welcome.”
56. People who seal a ziplock bag without removing the air first.
57. People who say “myself“ instead of “me” or “I.”
58. Adults who say “yummy.”
59. Clapping at the end of a movie in theater.
60. The term “touché.”
61. People who don’t silence their phone when they play a game in public.
62. Receiving emails from a colleague with my boss CC’d.
63. People who take selfies when there are other people around to take the picture.
64. When people say “cool beans.”
65. When people go to irrational lengths to keep their middle name a secret.
66. People who say “you should have been there“ when you clearly weren’t there.
67. People who say “this is she“ when someone on the phone asks for them. Just say “Yes.”
68. Companies that post 14 Instagrams in a row because they form a larger image on their account. No one goes to your account page.
69. People who abbreviate things that don’t need to be shortened.
70. Colleagues that tell you they ate something really bad yesterday and should really stay home. Just say you’re taking a sick day. Nobody needs to hear the details.
71. People who say “eh, you know“ when you casually ask them how they’re doing. A) I don’t know, B) I probably don’t care.
72. Public display of affection.
73. People who send emails longer than three sentences, or one paragraph. Call or explain in person. Who has time to read through all of that?
74. People who complain that they don’t have time to read emails or tweets or know what’s up because they’re “too busy,” implying that you’re a loser with too much spare time.
75. Coffee that costs more than $2.
76. People who take home milk from the communal fridge at work. Nope.