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Really, really, really petty things that annoy you

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BuzzShitbagBobbly Wed 17-Jun-20 13:13:33

(and which have zero impact on your life!)

My list includes:

- Companies which have the owner's initials as the business name. I have no problem at all with (say) "Clare King Picture Framers", but "CK Picture Framers" winds the shit out of me.

- Similarly, businesses which merge two names to create one made up word as the name. For example, Clare goes into business with Jenny and they call it "Clajen Picture Framers" Grrrrr!

- People who use lame examples as brilliant suggestions. E.g. say someone (not me, I assure you!) wanted to organise a really original/unusual theme for a party. The Lamer would say "how about tarts and vicars". Nasty AND boring!

I'm sure I have a million more...

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BuzzShitbagBobbly Wed 17-Jun-20 13:16:53

Oh yes:

Crappy discount code codes.

When businesses email you with a (allegedly) personalised, super special offer to you as a valued customer; and the code is something basic like "SUMMER15OFF". Why even pretend it's anything more than you could google?

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Shinygoldbauble Wed 17-Jun-20 13:19:03

This is without doubt the pettiest of petty things and it is undoubtedly related to months of lockdown.
We have many, many mugs, two of which are cute matching ones I bought my dds at Christmas.
For some reason it winds me up every time my DH makes himself a drink in one of those mugs. It's petty beyond belief but there you have it and you did ask for petty. grin

poisson428 Wed 17-Jun-20 13:22:32

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tectonicplates Wed 17-Jun-20 13:26:23

Companies in London who list their phone number beginning with 0207 or 0208. The dialling code for London is 020, so the correct layout is 020 7xxx xxxx. This changed about twenty years ago or something. Get it right.

BuzzShitbagBobbly Wed 17-Jun-20 13:28:24

For some reason it winds me up every time my DH makes himself a drink in one of those mugs.

Impressively petty! grin

Companies in London who list their phone number beginning with 0207 or 0208.

Yes! I can feel the rage building at the thought!

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BuzzShitbagBobbly Wed 17-Jun-20 13:32:52

People who recite your phone number back to you in a different (aka WRONG!) format.

You say 07711 123 456
They say 077 111 234 56

It makes it impossible to confirm if it's correct or not!

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tectonicplates Wed 17-Jun-20 13:35:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Lollypop4 Wed 17-Jun-20 13:38:05

When my DP dumps his clothes on floor rather than in the basket, leaves his beer cans on kitchen side...2ft away from the recycling box...
My DB breathes quite loudly and chews loudly too,
When DM, friend requests my friends on FB- she doesnt know them at all But then proceeds to winge when people that she vaguely knows, friend request her ....

potter5 Wed 17-Jun-20 13:42:28

poisson428 have you hijacked every thread on here today?
Do you want somebody to buy it for you?

sueelleker Wed 17-Jun-20 13:46:28

When you get a supposedly personal letter/offer from a company that says Dear,,,, (My Name) and there's obviously been a space left on a form letter; and the name filled in afterwards.
Also spam emails addressed to Dear Member. I had 3 today.

lifestooshort123 Wed 17-Jun-20 13:51:28

When the teenage boy taking petrol money at sainsburys looks out of the window and says - 'You alright, mate?'
To start with I'm not your mate (I'm a 67yr old granny and fairly sure we have little in common) and do you really want to know about the shit in my life at the moment?

Petty, yup, he's a good lad so I smile and nod .....

Windyatthebeach Wed 17-Jun-20 13:53:32

When dh makes me coffee in a tea cup or vice versa...
When ds rummages through the whole towel pile and gets one from the bottom.
All the same size in the pile..

nancybotwinbloom Wed 17-Jun-20 13:55:23

When dicks in work copy in the world for things they are wrong about.

OrangeGinLemonFanta Wed 17-Jun-20 13:58:02

When DD trails all the pyjamas out of her drawer to pick a pair, especially when last nights pyjamas have only been worn once and are sitting neatly on her bed. She's 5, they're not dirty!

OrangeGinLemonFanta Wed 17-Jun-20 13:59:37

YES Windyatthebeach! I have a lovely fine cup for my black coffee and a big chunky mug for my tea. DH makes the tea in the fine cup and it is just wrong.

RiverCrossing Wed 17-Jun-20 13:59:58

My DP announces ‘you’ve got a letter/parcel’ every time a piece of post arrives for me. If I have picked up the post from the mat and am opening said mail, I still get the announcement even though it is in my hands. Petty, yes. Makes me rage!

AlrightAlrightAlright Wed 17-Jun-20 14:02:16

My DH. Every single time we order a takeaway he will say I'll have a chicken kebab and chips, I ask any salad or sauce? Whatever it comes with he says.


Windyatthebeach Wed 17-Jun-20 14:10:07

Dh borrows my car and doesn't put the seat back to my position... Grrrrr..

BuzzShitbagBobbly Wed 17-Jun-20 14:10:48

I am loving all the pettiness! More!

My ex was a tea snob fiend. Fine.
But he would boil the kettle, and if he didn't pour it the second it boiled, he would boil it again. The same water. Reboiled!

The electricity waste alone drove me mental, but the reboiling was grim! I now revel in filling the kettle exactly and boiling it only once.

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SouthsideOwl Wed 17-Jun-20 14:11:52

Repetitive sniffing.


Sniff sniff



It's biological water torture

DuDuDuLangaLangaBingBong Wed 17-Jun-20 14:16:25

Do you remember Bejam? It was a kind of prototype Iceland. They sold frozen food and kitchen appliances...

The name is an acronym for the first names of the directors, Brian, Eric, John And Millie.


I absolutely HATE duvet covers made from two different patterns at once. Will not have one in the house.

threesmallcows Wed 17-Jun-20 14:18:32

Being called 'madam'. You may as well address me as 'ancient old bag'.
And, on top of that, that the ones calling me madam are doing it as a sign of respect and politeness and most likely think I'm impressed by their good manners! They won't get it until the day someone calls them madam!lol!

beelola Wed 17-Jun-20 14:20:07

If I have to share anything about the kids, my ex repeats it back to me, even when it's completely unnecessary. A made up example is if I said "DD has had a good day today", he would reply "So to clarify, DD had a good day today?"

What needs clarifying?!?

luckylavender Wed 17-Jun-20 14:21:36

Anyone who calls children 'kids'. Sports presenters who say stadiums not stadia

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