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User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 days ago) and read 3355 times:

Let's make a list of our personal pet peeves.

Here's mine:

1. Walking really slowly in front of me (and not letting me get by)
2. Drivers cutting corners and talking on their cell phones

Feel free to post yours.


Student - KELN
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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

I don't deal well with stupid....and I don't mean a lack of a degree or anything, I just mean stupid...lacking in common sense, curiosity about what's going on in the world...that sort of thing.

'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1996 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

For me incompetence is the worst! Some people should just stay at home...

Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 771 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Here's mine..........

1. People taking AGES at a cash machine
2. People walking up the street and not looking where they are going resulting in them bumping into me
3. Not taking responsibility for your own actions and then blaming everyone/everything else for the consequences

Anyone else feel the same?!?!?

Got more but starting to sound like Victor Meldrew LOL


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

People with too many items and paying by cheque in the express line at the grocery store.

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

People not returning their grocery cart and leaving it in the middle of the parking lot or up on a curb
People "stopping" in front of a store to return things and not realizing they are causing traffic issues
People parking in an area that's not for parking

I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11829 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

People who spit in the street or any public places. I'm sure they wouldn't do it on their carpets at home, so why do it where everyone else has to hear and see them  grumpy 

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3211 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3308 times:

Quoting 787seattle (Thread starter):
1. Walking really slowly in front of me (and not letting me get by)

Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 3):
1. People taking AGES at a cash machine

Agree with both!

One of my biggest pet hates is lateness. It's not hard to be on time!!!  mad 

Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineCairo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

1. saying "I could care less about xxxxx," when the correct phrase is, "I couldn't care less about xxxx."

2. self diagnosing medical problems and expecting others to pity you or excuse you from something, like "I had a touch of the flu." Well, the flu is a killer and getting a touch of it is like getting a touch of cancer - not possible. Or, more broadly, my complaint is anyone using technical jargon they are not qualified to discuss - around here you hear "on short finals" a lot made by non-pilots, or college kids repeating what they read in their textbooks today or hear their professor say. Describe the situation plainly and don't use terms you aren't educated enough to use!

3. People cruising in the left lane, not moving to the right lane and not making it easy to pass.


User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3262 times:

Right now it's the Moron's who walk around Kandahar Airfield at night with no reflective belts/lights on when wearing CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS, guess what it works, we can't see you in the dark. Good job the speed limit is 16 KPH.


Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineKirkSeattle From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

1. Not saying thank you to someone holding open a door for you.

2. Not obeying crosswalk rules (both - drivers and pedestrians).

3. Unregulated bail outs



User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 9047 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

1, Parents who don't quiet their babies like taking them outside of the store.

2, Parents who beat their kids at X-mart and yell profanities at them so practically other people can hear them.

3, People who sing to the stores background music.

4, Slow drivers.

5, People jaywalking on busy streets.

"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." John Masefield Sea-Fever
User currently offlineIAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

Quoting Cairo (Reply 8):
the flu is a killer and getting a touch of it is like getting a touch of cancer - not possible.

Lots of influenza strains out there. Some mild some severe. A touch of the flu would refer to a mild case. And it is possible to have a touch of cancer as cancer varies in severity you can be riddled with tumors or have one small contained tumor. Cancer is a very generic term.

My pet peeve tailgaters.

User currently offlineCactusHP From United States of America, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

As someone who works in the fast food industry, one of my pet peeves is when people in the drive through line either
A) Don't have any idea what they want to order when they get to the speaker so they have to stare at the menu for 5 minutes while the line behind them is getting longer
B) Fiddle around with their change in their car while they are at the pay window, delaying other people
C) Don't say "thank you", or treat me like a dog
D) Other random things

Sorry, I was on the landline
User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

1. adult women who talk like little girls because they think it's cute. (it's not).

2. armchair Presidents

3. people without a political science, economics, govermental or diplomatic degree that write at length as if they're experts on all of the above. (same as #2)

4. people who base their political views on whatever the "other side" is doing, and then instinctively go the opposite direction - whether it's right or wrong.

5. Brad & Angelina.

6. regional jets on long flights.

7. speed cameras

User currently offlineZentraedi From Japan, joined Jun 2007, 660 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

People who say "Pop"

Quoting Diamond (Reply 14):
1. adult women who talk like little girls because they think it's cute. (it's not).

DO NOT come to Japan.

User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 857 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

1. People who eat, drink, or chew their gum noisily.

2. People who don't know the difference between their, there, and they're. Also: your and you're.

3. Cellphones ringing in public. (I always keep mine on vibrate).

4. Idiot drivers who don't signal.

5. People who still pay with checks at the store.

The reason New Mexico is so windy is because Texas sucks and Arizona blows.
User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2731 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

1. People who use "net speak", "SMS speak" and "l33k speak".

2. People who don't use proper spelling and grammar.

3. Slow drivers who refuse to get off the fast lane.

Just a clarification on point 2 above, I mean this as a criticism on people who are too lazy to type properly and/or check their spelling and grammar (thankfully no one on here as far as I can tell), rather than those who struggle with communicating in English. English is a second language for me as well, being originally from Hong Kong, and I understand the difficulties in learning a language where the grammatical rules are completely different from that of your native language, not to mention the exceptions to virtually every rule. At least these people try to make their post comprehensible.

Boeing 777 fanboy
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4540 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Hmm, where shall I begin?

- People who having reached the top of an escalator then stop dead in their tracks.
- Parents who have little or no control over their children.
- Parents who have little or no control over their child's pushchair/buggy.
- Motorists behind the wheel who are busy with a myriad of things except for the matter at hand ... driving the car.
- People in supermarkets who vacantly watch while their groceries are being checked by the cashier and when the cashier is finished then decide to search in their often voluminous purse/handbag for their money/bankcard/storecard.

I've only just begun. To be continued.

Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineMal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

Quoting 787seattle (Thread starter):
1. Walking really slowly in front of me (and not letting me get by)

This is the one thing that gets me Pissed, and I often let them know they are in the way
My others
1/ Kids at baggage carousels at airports. I have already cleaned one up with a 30kg case. The parents blamed me when the kid was standing directly behind me watching for bags while mum and da are outside having a smoke.
2/ People who drive in blinding rain with no lights on
3/ Drivers who do not know what indicators are for
4/ Bad eating habits I do not want to see or hear what you are eating
5/ Fat women in spandex pants ohh come on yes your arse does look big in those.
6/ Men who go into shopping centers without a shirt on, this is a big thing in the heat of Darwin
7/Celebraties who think they can solve the worlds problems and alwasy think the opinion they offer is the way to go ( you reading Tom)
8/People who try and push religion on me, I have my view so leave me alone
9/Bad time keeping, if I say I am leaving at 7pm that means i will go without you so do not bother to ring me and say you arrived for your lift at 7.30pm to bad catch a cab

Thats enough for know as I will end up sounding like a grumpy bugger


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8704 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Quoting Cairo (Reply 8):

3. People cruising in the left lane, not moving to the right lane and not making it easy to pass.


Quoting Mal787 (Reply 19):
9/Bad time keeping, if I say I am leaving at 7pm that means i will go without you so do not bother to ring me and say you arrived for your lift at 7.30pm to bad catch a cab


Here's my Student Government ones:

When officers do not show up for meetings and take it with a grain of salt as if you're automatically excused
When people do not do their part

My main ones:

When people do not return calls; obviously i you called me and i'm returning your call
When salesman try to force you into something; When i'm ready ill let you know
People who disrespect one another in a business like setting
People who speak out of turn
People waking me up for no reason at all

Theres more to come

Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9585 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Er... all of the above, plus...

Noisy neighbours.

Telemarketing calls

Drivers cruising up the empty inside lane when it's obvious that everyone else has moved into the outside lane because there's a hold-up ahead that was signposted a mile ago. No, you're not special and everyone else has not moved aside to let you past.

Drivers who stop 10 meters short of the car in front at a red light and spend the next minute creeping forwards. You want to get a running start when the light changes? Well, you still can't go any faster than the car in front.

People who don't know each other walking slowly side by side, taking up the entire width of the pavement (sidewalk) so no-one can get past in either direction.

There are plenty more. Don't get me started.  grumpy 

User currently offlineCarlisle From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 271 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

5. People who are pretentious.
4. People who do not know how to drive properly, especially overly aggressive and under aggressive drivers.
3. People who use their cell phones as a means to obtain public attention.
2. Politics and Politicians. Everything about it and them. Politics usually results in doing more harm than good.
1. People who do not respect another point of view other than their own and are not open minded, (e.g., religious views, etc.)

Jeremy Carlisle

User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

People that talk to you and yawn at the same time.
People that use an on-ramp as a passing lane
People that won't listen to your view after spouting off their side
People that smoke in a car with kids in it
People that flick their smokes on the street

I am so smart, i am so smart... S-M-R-T... i mean S-M-A-R-T
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20847 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting 787seattle (Thread starter):

1. Walking really slowly in front of me (and not letting me get by)


2. If I'm at work in a white coat and I'm running somewhere (which I only do in an emergency) and someone tries to stop me (for directions or something) by throwing themselves in front of me. Folks, if you see a running doctor, NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER try to stop him. That's like cutting off an ambulance.

3. People who take the elevator up or down one floor.

4. People who can walk just fine insisting on wheelchairs because they're too fat.

25 YYZflyer : -Political Correctness. My most hated thing in the world. -Conformists/Mindless drones that are too afraid of being themselves so they do what everyon
26 MCOflyer : Spot on. Only ignorant people who do not care do that. Well, it shows how well they care about themselves and their kids. KH
27 808TWA : People who spell "Cheques" wrong.
28 LHboyatDTW : Most of those. Arrogance Micromanaging. I'm 20 years old, not your annoying 4 year old son who never listens. People double dipping. Get your own hone
29 ABQ747 : That's how it's spelled in the US. The rest of the world spells it wrong.
30 2707200X : Continuation of my earlier post. 6, Slowness at the checkout stand at the store, price check, writing a check, or people paying in part with pennies.
31 UAL777 : I used to HATE A,B, and C. I worked at a DQ in Alabama that was the second busiest in the state when I was in high school. From 6pm-1030pm on weekend
32 Baguy : a) A few weeks ago, while on a train a man came and sat next to me. - That was fine. About 15 minutes later he proceeded to click (not as in dance cli
33 Carlisle : Like programme vs program or colour vs. color or centre vs. center? Jeremy Carlisle
34 MCOflyer : spot on sir. I agree to this and stopped cursing because my friends told me it was irresponsible and it is. Other ones: When supermarkets do not empl
35 Kmh1956 : I see that a lot here, along with girls who have legs so heavy they could kick-start a 747 wearing too-tight, too-short skirts or extremely short sho
36 Ihadapheo : Many would look at that as a good thing Mine (thanks to a recent internet order)... Ordering several items from a well known website and only after i
37 Post contains images CXB77L : I think if you're the only country that spells it one way, then the rest of the world is correct and you're not Anyway, let's not get into the debate
38 TheGov : I work in a funeral home and you would be surprised at the number of parents who bring their kids and the minute they are in the door, they go one wa
39 Zentraedi : People who don't know the difference between: then and than less and fewer That last one isn't even just an internet thing. You'll find stores actuall
40 787seattle : I must agree with you. Also another one of mine is bad spelling and grammar. I don't know if it's in other cities/counties outside of Seattle, but he
41 Post contains links ShyFlyer : Pet Peeves. I've got a lot of them. I've been described as being a real life version of "John Becker" from the sitcom Becker. I'll restrain myself and
42 DocLightning : *When secretaries at work address me as if I am an 8yo riding a bike on their lawn rather than a 31yo physician trying to do his job and do what is be
43 UAL777 : The best part is when they start the sentence "I was going to play in the league but............."
44 PWM2TXLHopper : -People at the checkout line at the gas station-who you can tell probably don't have that much money- who spend what seems like 15 minutes picking out
45 Dragon6172 : If I am in the fast lane going 10-15 over the limit, passing slower cars, and some ass clown starts to ride my bumper and flash their lights. FU knuc
46 NWIguy : 1. People who call English British English or when it shows up on websites as English (UK). It's just English! I'm not against American English and r
47 RicciPettit : -Text speak (all kids use it these days, English as a language is rapidly dying) -Jeremy Kyle -Drama queens -How I can't stand so many things I feel r
48 Post contains images Aero145 : Agree with all above! After a week here in a city here in Germany you will see how lucky you are. Here, there has to be a special sign showing that y
49 CXB77L : ... and I would be one of those people who overtake cars that coast early to the lights. As far as I'm concerned, slowing down early constitutes slow
50 Carlisle : You remind of what ... I forgot to include this in my list...: People Who Waste Other People's Time !
51 MCOflyer : Drivers who do not let other people over Loud and obnoxious neighbors Friends who show up @ my door w/o calling me first commercials on the tv and rad
52 Mirrodie : I agree with some but not returning messages, in this age, is a peeve. Absolutely. Or how about those that come to you for medical care, then after y
53 Dragon6172 : They can go faster all they want, but i am not going to merge into a lane with slower traffic so some ass hat with a lead foot can go 90 down the hig
54 TUNisia : 1) Liars 2) Impatient people
55 ShyFlyer : Realized another one: *Frequent schedule changes. What's the purpose of having a schedule if you change it frequently?
56 MIAspotter : Hmmm Pet Peeves... 1. Smokers, I honestly think they are the most selfish and rude people on earth, they smoke whenever they want to and don't care if
57 2707200X : When a news anchor calls the Kepler spacecraft an aircraft.
58 Luckyone : Can we please add Madonna and her messianic complex to that list? Amen. That's even a stretch. Though they are comfortable I refuse to wear them. My
59 David L : Sorry but that's just not true. It's a complete myth that "smokers smoke whenever they want". Yes, there are some selfish idiots who smoke but they'r
60 Iairallie : Disagree, smoking is inherently idiotic. Thus all smokers are idiots.
61 OA260 : Im glad im not the only one. Also talking on their mobile/cell phone. Blocking exits and doorways.
62 David L : Oh, way to miss the point! First of all, plenty of "intelligent" people smoke. Smoking might be a "idiotic" thing to do but being a smoker doesn't ma
63 Seemyseems : 1) I dislike loud and annoying racists i.e. Chubby Brown 2) People who have 'dog phobia' The one about dogs is based on someone in my class, he claims
64 2707200X : The list continues. 13) Computer freezes. 14) Loooooooooooooooong red lights, red lights at every intersection. 15) People who are obsessed with "tro
65 Seemyseems : I know! Awful, I personally refuse to use it! I know! They have that stupid show back on ITV, get it off the air please! I also hate; ITV - 1,2,3 & 4
66 Aero145 : Agree wholeheartedly!
67 Don81603 : I've slammed many doors in the face of people who don't say thanks. Agree 100% People telling their kids "Use your indoor voice" People using my park
68 Egmcman : Badly behaved children Parents that let their children misbehave Train operator that does not put a sign up at my local railway station saying service
69 HAWK21M : Slow walkers ahead of me. People who talk differently in front of & away from me. People who are not on time. regds MEL.
70 SmithAir747 : Some of my pet peeves: *Forwarded emails (definitely anathema to me!!)--these are just plain silly, time-wasting emails--what is worst is that these c
71 WunalaYann : My pet peeve? Pet peeves. I am not perfect, far from it. I am trying to get better every day but there are still many issues and kinks to work out. If
72 NorthstarBoy : My biggest pet peeve is when i'm driving on the highway and come up behind someone in the right lane driving slow, which means i have to pass them on
73 2707200X : A few more. 47) Dog poop found in my lawn in the morning. 48) Romantic Comedies, they get bad reviews, they are unrealistic, no guy comes their volunt
74 DocLightning : My pet peeve is friends who, when thrown a beautiful woman in a bar, duck and retreat to the corner.
75 WunalaYann : You mean, after said friend worked his bum off to successfully set you up with date? I like your friend, really.
76 DocLightning : You worked your...??? That's not how I remember it. Although you were a good wingman...
77 Bahadir : People who : - Type hanger instead of hangar... - Educated people who are unable use their, they're, there.
78 2707200X : But wait there's more! 51) Frequent commercial brakes in TV network news, every two minutes at times. 52) people who slow down to a crawl when they ma
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