Thursday, 31 July 2014

My Pet Peeves

I want to talk about pet peeves today because for some reason, people around me happen to be out to piss me off. But after critically analysing the situation (that makes me sound serious right?), it became apparent that they aren't doing these things with the sole purpose of pissing me off.

From my understanding, a pet peeve is something that occurs frequently, irritates,  annoys  and generally gets under one's skin. It may not be a big deal to the next person, but for some reason which you cannot explain, it annoys you. In the same way, what could be someone’s pet peeve could be just normal to the next person. So, it is generally a personal thing.

I have a long list of pet peeves i will like to share with you. Number one and the greatest pet peeve i have is: People who chew like screen muncher. I don't get this, i will never get it, make it stop.

I hate being asked why I am quiet. Err, are you calling me a chatter box?

When somebody tosses something toward a garbage can like they think they're a basketball star, then leave it on the ground after they miss.  Now that we have established the fact that you are not Michael Jordan, can you please, please, please pick it up already?

PeOpLe WhO tYpE LiKe ThIs.

You know those people trying to enter an elevator when people IN the elevator haven't left yet? Yea, i don't like those people also.

People who take forever to order food while I'm in line.  It seems like i always come across this special group days when I am really hungry.

People who write K or KK instead of OK? Please, explain.

Hypocrites (yeah, you know who your are)

Jerks who take up 2 parking spaces. I don’t have a car oh but this annoys me.

People who will stretch out their hands soon as orbit (or any other 'janded' chewing gum) comes out of my bag. Go'an buy your own.

People that burp loudly in public. Why?

You know when you ask someone a simple, straightforward question and they spend ten solid minutes rambling on about everything in the world EXCEPT the answer to your simple, straightforward question? I hate that.

When i find a really cute piece of clothing on the rack and they have like twenty in size XS, two in size 3X, and not a single one in my size.

Unexpected company.

Dried toothpaste in the sink.

Dirty bathroom.

The "yes but" people.

People that dip bread in tea (except if you are a great grand ma then it is ok).

Parents who bring their young kids to the cinemas for movies not meant for kids.

Whenever anyone says "Ya, know what I'm sayin"...No, I don’t. How will i if you haven't said it yet?
Skinny jeans on men. *straight face*

People who blow their horn at you the nano-second the light changes to green.

When the person who takes the last of something puts the empty package back.

Needless  meetings.

People who say the time like "Eight AM in the morning". Really?

People who leave farts in elevators that I subsequently enter. Then the next person thinks it's me.

People who borrow stuff and never give it back. Seriously, whats up with that?

Debtors who see you every day and act like the debt doesn’t exist. This behavior is  the 2nd major cause of hypertension in Nigeria. Stop it. 

The sound of somebody playing with silverware on a plate.

Men who talk down to women.

I hate people who have no idea what "personal space" is.

Speed bumps. I just hate them.

People who spit when they talk. Say it, don't spray it please.

People whose attention is on their phone when i am talking to them.

I have some habits that i know people around me the boo hate. A good example is when I bite on straws. Yup, every time there is a straw in my drink, I chew it. I don’t know why I do and I am not about to stop. I like it.

I 'pop' gum when I chew,  I eat slowly, I put up my feet on chairs, I like loud music, I hate pets, I always leave food on my plate, I am that person who asks questions while watching a movie with others just because *Kanye shrug*. I like to write on dusty car windshields.

When a person makes a sucking noise with a straw when the cup becomes almost empty. You know the sound? Yes, I do this and I think it is fuuuuun. shoot me

So, now that I have reminded myself that I am also just human with my own annoying habits, I will try to be tolerant with others who also like when they do their thing or maybe they dont even know they are annoying; as i am sure i have a million stuff i do that annoy the next person.

Feel free to share your pet peeves with me. See the comment section? Yes, there. Please share with me.


  1. Yay! another pet peeve is when people have money and they don't share with me. i don't like that.
    i agree with you on the elevator thing. you sef, why do you chew on straws?
    nice write up.

  2. Thank you. I think I should include the money sharing in my list.
    The straw thing, i cant explain. It just happens.

  3. i love dipping bread in tea n i dnt see myself stopping dat ooo! Lovely writeup..

  4. We pretty much hate the same things. Esp the 'janded' gum and 'k/kk' part #pullingMyHair. I dip my bread in tea sometimes sha.Hihi!

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  6. Nice piece, you've really hit 'some nails on my head'. I strongly agree with most of your peevs especially the people that owe you and feel comfortable (I do have a couple in my life).

    Two pet peevs for me:

    * Those who type "HBD LLNP" when they are posting a birthday message on your wall.

    * After an ATM withdrawal, you still stand there counting the money... and people are waiting on queue. I WONDER FA!


  7. Thanks Yashme. i hope i didn't hit the nail too hard? I wonder about those who count money after an ATM withdrawal also. what happens if it is not complete?

  8. lol....a very long list girl...i love to type like tHis, to me it's cool:)
    Happy New Month girl:)

    1. I know my list is long. Let's blame the weather. hAppY nEw MonTh.

  9. See list! The ones I feel like slapping are those who when u call begin to shout "you don forget me oh". If I forgot u, why didn't you remember me? And why wait till I call you to r'ber I forgot you? #kmt!
    I sound angry don't i? Well, you asked me to tell you my pet peeve oh.

  10. I dunno why I like to type kk oh. I Just do.I also like dipping bread in tea sometimes.
    Debtors, talking and spitting and dragging iron things on the ground are some of mine.
    So also the "aprokos" that want to know everything about your life so they can spread the word. I like your writing style.

    1. Thank you Funmi, best thing for those aprokos is to ignore them. yeah, iron things on the ground get to me also.

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  12. Actually I don't knw y I type kk lols.....this generation dey vry lazy to type ful sentence....

  13. hmmmmmmmm my dear i feel ya totally, don't forget the shop owners in the market that pull you (my colour) i mean is that suppose to be the 20th century marketing strategy?

  14. God bless u Virah! On that orbit matter e get one gyel she won't even stretch her hand she'll make chewing motions with her mouth and ure just spsd to comply and pass a cpl over. In addition to everything on ur list and being touched by sweaty vendors at the market here r a few.
    Believe it or not I absolutely hate the phrases happy new month aka HNM and happy new week! And the rubbish on ember months. This was initiated by bored ppl with BlackBerrys that everyone has refused to buzz all day long. Pre bbm we didn't go round saying "yo girl HNM! WULLNP! GGBURG!" grrrrrrr!!!
    2.Hearing ppl chew makes my skin crawl!
    3.No it is not okay to partake in my bowl of cereal or drink from my water bottle.. backwash and all!
    4. If ure not my VERY paddy it's not okay to discuss money. U don't get to ask me how much I earn.
    5.The last meat in my food is MINE! My BFF used to beg for or steal ur meat...the only reason I didn't kill her was cos...well...frankly I would miss her and I was kinda living with her at the time.
    6.Finally Miss I am wearing weavon so I must leave hair everywhere and clog sinks. e joor help us ehn, check MY chair for remnants of urself and DO NOT brush ur hair in a public sink and leave an unsightly mess there.......out of breath....hav to stop now.
    Oh by the way I totally know I'm an annoying person have PLENTY of bad habits least of which is Omo I too dey talk jarey.

    1. lmao @ the chewing motions. That on its own can be very irritating.
      @Moria, you don win!! Your list is longer than mine. What last meat? All the meat, na me get am.
      We do all have our 'bad habits' but some are badder jare!

  15. 1. Do not tell me how to drive, I've been doing it since '96.
    2. Don't try to involve me in your gist unless I involve myself.
    3. When you take a call on my phone, wipe your sweat off my damned screen.
    4. Don't tell me to clean my room, I know it is messy, hapuya like that.
    5. "HBD GMUB" "HNM" "HML"
    6. Tonto's imbecilic tweets (and people that type like she does)
    7. Etc

  16. Love love this blogspot. Abeg what does kmt stand for?

    1. Thank you for the love love...
      KMT = Kiss my teeth.