There’s a difference between a pet peeve and something that is irritating to everyone. This is a list of widely shared irritations.
1. People that drive too slow
How many times have you been late to an appointment stuck behind a Geo, screaming “C’mon grandma! What are you blind? Speed limit’s 40 bud!”
2. Internet Pop-ups.
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They have no regard for your appetite when smoking by a hot dog stand, are always throwing butts on the ground no matter how many ash trays are available, and who wants to get their food prepared by someone with yellow fingers?
Or if you are a smoker. . . .
They are always saying, “You know that’s bad for you right?” as they munch down on a candy bar with a Slurpee in the other hand. Yes, we know it’s bad for us. How many things do YOU do that are bad for your health? Really, no smoking in bars? Everyone smokes when they drink. What’s the point of going out at all?
5. Crying babies in stores
Put a leash on the kid already. Because even those of us without children are saying, “No kid of mine would ever. . .”
6. Dogs left in parked cars in the summer heat
Really? do you have to bring your dog to the dentist with you? He couldn’t stay at home just this once?
Let’s face it, even other teenagers hate teenagers. When we were younger we never wanted to be like our teenage siblings, and when we are older we never want to remember that period of our life.
8. People who congregate by doorways
You have an armload of groceries or a baby carrier or somewhere important to be and it never fails. A group of people standing by the door, completely oblivious to you, carrying on a rather loud, and rather meaningless conversation. there is no nice way to say “Move it or lose it buddy!”
9. Mall Rats
Again, even mall rats hate other mall rats and wish they had a job, or a life. . .
10. People who talk on their cell phones in line, or while driving
It’s like they insist their personal conversations are more important than everyone else. you don’t particularly want to hear the details of Bob’s divorce, but are forced to stand behind someone who can’t stop talking about it for ten minutes to check out. And yeah, people miss red lights all the time right? GET OFF THE PHONE!
11. The phrase “Have a nice day!”
Do they ever mean it? No. Why say it? WHY!?
My mother used to always say “take my name off the list”, but that just made them call more. And for a limited time we will double your order, this deal won’t last long.
13. Rich people who think they are poor
You’ve got to just laugh. it’s so funny you could cry.
14. Spoiled children
You start to feel old when you think it, but you’ve got to say it anyway. “When I was your age. . .”
15. The DMV
Whose idea was this anyway?
16. Roaches, ants, moths, gnats, and mosquitoes
Even those of us that aren’t terrified of bugs have to agree with this one. Bugs belong outside and away from the general human population.
17. Your in-laws
Well, at least one of them, c’mon.
18. Insert celebrity here
We all have to take steam out on at least one famous person during our lives. as far as I’m concerned that’s what they are there for.
Even those that like politics, really just like arguing about them. It’s the same crowd that gets worked up over American Idol. No one ACTUALLY like politics.
20. Men who leave the toilet seat up.
Especially if they miss.
Or if you are a man. . .
21. Women who complain about the toilet seat being left up
How hard is it to flip the thing back down again hmm?
22. Songs that get stuck in your head
When was the last time you liked the song? Or maybe you did, until it got stuck in your head for three days straight.
Then some brilliant person invented a box that lets you skip them all. Thank god!
24. People that write lists complaining about everything
Like we need to be reminded, psh.