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.
Dried toothpaste in the sink.
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.
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.
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.
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.