My 10 pet peeves

I’m whittling away a list of 30 things to blog about.   This is a list of pet peeves.

According to Wikipedia:

Pet peeves often involve specific behaviors of someone close, such as a spouse or significant other.  These behaviors may involve disrespect, manners, personal hygiene, relationships, and family issues.

A key aspect of a pet peeve is that it may well seem acceptable to others. For example, a supervisor may have a pet peeve about people leaving the lid on the copier up and react angrily, be annoyed when others interrupt when speaking, or by messy desks of their subordinates.   That same supervisor may witness employees coming into work late, and not feel any annoyance whatsoever.

I’m not sure if I have 10 pet peeves although I’m going to do my best to give it a go.

#1.  Not using correct grammar when writing your, you’re, to, two, too, there, their, they’re.  My goodness, may I be careful to proofread from now on.  They’re will probably be at least to mistakes in this post that your going to notice.

#2.  When talking to someone on the phone and they begin to talk to someone in the room with them.  Either talk to me, or to the other person in the room, but not both of us at the same time.  I get confused.  “Are you talking to me?”  “No, I’m talking to my son.”  If it’s that important to talk to them, hang up and call me back.

#3.  Not giving me personal space.  I am not touchy-feely.  I don’t want to sit up against someone on the couch and I really hate when someone sits on the arm of the chair that I’m sitting in.  Hugging if you’re not going to see me for a while is acceptable, kissing is reserved for only a select few, and only then if I’m in a good mood.  Maybe you’re wondering how I ever had EK.  My husband wonders the same thing every day.

#4.  Leaving the lid off the milk and putting it back in the fridge.   It’s not hard to snap the lid back on.  It usually takes one motion.

#5.  Hair in the tub.  *gag*   The bad thing is, if there is hair in the tub, *gag* it’s usually my own.  *gag*  I’m such a shedder.  But it’s terrible when it’s someone else’s hair *gag* or in the sink *gag* or especially while I’m doing dishes *gag*

#6.  Noises.  Okay, this really is probably my number one pet peeve.  I am terribly annoyed by repetitive, unnecessary noises (except the clicking of a keyboard which is happening now).  Which is bad considering my former career choice as an elementary teacher.  But things like drumming fingernails, rolling a pencil across a desk continuously,  clearing your throat over and over, or smacking gum makes me want to hurt someone.  Badly.  Also, I married a drummer.  He’s constantly drumming on things so I just imagine myself hurting him and watch the clock.

#7.   Unruly pets that jump in your lap when they were not invited.  Refer to  pet peeve #3.

#8.  Channel surfing really gets on my nerves too.   Just find something to watch, already.   Same goes with radio stations.  I’d rather hear the annoying commercial jingle than the blep, blop, blip, blog, glog, glop, glip of the channels or stations being changed.

#9.  Loud yawns.  Does that make you feel less tired to let out that loud noise?

#10.  Leaving the keys to ding in the ignition or that crazy beeping when you aren’t wearing your seatbelt.   Please just close the door, remove the keys or buckle up.

So, that’s a few of my pet peeves, four which involve noises.  These are subject to change of course as my daughter grows bigger and draws my attention to others or as  I grow older and more cratchety, which is closer than you think.  I try to be patient with others, but it’s not always easy.  And I’m sure as I publish this post and go about the rest of my day, I’ll find fifteen more that I forgot to mention.

What about you?  What’s your #1 pet peeve?


  1. Jolea says:

    I HATE when people leave cabinets and drawers open…are they that hard to close? I just glanced in my kitchen and noticed I left the pantry cabinets open…:/ I’m still putting away food in between my FB addiction so that’s excusable (since I did it)…:) My list would be about 80 long…everything annoys me!


    1. Angel says:

      It’s always excusable if we do it.


  2. knotrune says:

    I am totally with you on the noises! For #10 it’s the car designers I blame. I find it useful to be warned if I have left the headlight on, but I blooming well know if I’m strapped in or not! And I certainly know if my keys are in the ignition with the door open – I do not need to be told! At least make it optional – grrr!

    #8 as well, my husband does that, or used to… but I disagree about the jingles – I hate ads and insist they are muted. Otherwise they get in my head and become earworms really easily, and not even the whole song, just the one or two mangled lines they use.

    I also agree entirely with #4 but fortunately my husband doesn’t do that. He does however sometimes fail to properly wrap the cheese, which makes it go hard and causes more grumbling 🙂 With #5 it’s not so much hair as the white residue from toothpaste – how hard is it to rinse! Which is one reason (of many!) why I am so happy we have a bathroom each.

    But in case you think I just moan about the husband, he is really good in many other ways 🙂


    1. Angel says:

      Hard cheese makes me grumpy too! Can’t waste the cheese.


  3. Lenore Diane says:

    Your pet peeves are my pet peeves. And, I have another…

    In this day and age of social media, my #1 Pet Peeve is folks “Liking” a status update that is tragic or sad. When I mentioned Rob’s brother passing, folks clicked “Like” as a way of showing support – but I find it lame, lazy, and just plain ridiculous. Use words. Don’t rely on a button. If you cannot put your thoughts to words when someone is suffering in some way, shape, or form – remain silent. Argh! 😀 Cranky much?


    1. Angel says:

      Guilty. Hanging my head in shame.


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