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CrazyNewDogLady Wed 16-Mar-16 16:26:02

I'll start.

My mum always puts 'your' in front of every single activity, work, hobby I do and it annoys the fucking life out of me. For example, me and DH bake a cake every Saturday because we're cool like that. Every time we speak on Saturdays she asks 'Did you do your baking today?'. I find it patronising, like she's saying 'Did you do your little baking activity today? Ah, good girl'.

I know I'm BU. I know she doesn't mean to be patronising but it boils my piss. But because I'm BU, I can't say anything. So I have to just fume quietly and vent on MN

DawnOfTheDoggers Wed 16-Mar-16 16:32:29

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CaptainCrunch Wed 16-Mar-16 16:35:07

People who faff about at the ATM. Ooh, I'll just check the balance of 15 other accounts while I'm here, bugger everyone standing behind me in the queue, hopping from foot to foot because they're going to be late for work or miss a bus, I need to get another receipt and 6 more account enquiries. Bastards.

legotits Wed 16-Mar-16 16:35:30

If I make the bed (at least twice this year) DP 'finishes' it.

Starman16 Wed 16-Mar-16 16:38:47

People who have an overly polite argument about who should get on the bus first..."after you" "no, after you", "but I insist..." stand looking at each other having reached an etiquette impasse


nocabbageinmyeye Wed 16-Mar-16 16:40:52

Oh my God my mother does the your thing, I knew she sounded patronising but I never put my finger on "your" being the reason shock I'm sure it's going to annoy me even more now when previous it just made me hmm

abbsismyhero Wed 16-Mar-16 16:42:01

the rumours about tax credit cuts idk if its true or not its irritating me as im trying to go back to work and this decides if i actually CAN go back to work or if i would be better off putting my kids in care

im unsure if im actually being unreasonable or not

CrazyNewDogLady Wed 16-Mar-16 16:42:36

nocabbage grin I feel I've made it so that your interactions with your mum will never be the same again. Once you pick up on it, you pick it out even more. Sorry!

dontcryitsonlyajoke Wed 16-Mar-16 16:45:42

People who pronounce the 'you' sound in words really prissily or just plain wrong: T-you-sday or Toosday rather than Tuesday, d-you-n or doon rather than dune.

People who live for at least 6 years (and counting...) with having to use a 'knack' to flush their toilet, which to paraphrase is something like press the flush gently twice, do a jig, speak in tongues, twirl 4.5 times and then press 3 times in quick succession with your left hand while singing God Save The Queen in order to save spending £30 on a sodding plumber.

Yes I'm looking at you, mum and dad.

McPheeNicks Wed 16-Mar-16 16:47:23

Neighbours being out in their own garden. How dare they?! It means I can hear them make human sounds through my open windows, and have to say hi to them if I want to go out into ours.

Seriously though, why are they always there?! Go inside, people!

CaptainCrunch Wed 16-Mar-16 16:49:35

The toilet flush thing is a fecking nightmare, totally agree dontcry. People do that with their front door handles as well. It's especially irritating if you're looking after their house whilst on holiday and they have to give you a 1 hour Masterclass on how to tilt the handle to a degree of 45 whilst shoving at a pressure of 300lbs simultaneously jiggling the key at a speed of 4mm per second.

Sparklingbrook Wed 16-Mar-16 16:50:09

People who say things like 'I can't function before my morning coffee'. Er yes you can, you just like to fanny about with hot beverages rather than do anything.

The whole obsession with hot drinks every 5 minutes drives me daft. Queuing in Costa for 20 minutes? What for. confused

MinniedeMinx Wed 16-Mar-16 16:50:49

I live next to a street and it really annoys me when I'm in my garden and people want to fucking chat through the fence. Honestly its like having someone look in through the window and chat while I'm having my tea.
I also loathe people who are rude and ignore me, they can all just fuck off.

nocabbageinmyeye Wed 16-Mar-16 16:51:04

I think you have CrazyDogLady I'll mentally cursing you next time she does it wink

pocketsaviour Wed 16-Mar-16 16:51:12

People who try to pay with cash on the bus instead of having a smartphone ticket (10% cheaper) and fiddle about with coins while the rest of us modern types stand around behind, in the rain.

People (women) at the gym who after working out for an hour, leave with their makeup intact, whilst I'm red-faced and have sweated so much that I can literally wring out my ponytail.

civilfawlty Wed 16-Mar-16 16:54:04

Oh gawd yes. Neighbours in gardens. I DONT WANT TO CHAT EVERY SODDING TIME I GO IN MY GARDEN. Am considering erecting VERY tall trellis.

GiraffesAndButterflies Wed 16-Mar-16 16:54:42

grin dontcry

MIL texting me with messages for DH. FFS you have his number, text him, don't text me and ask me to pass it on, just tell him. So irritating.

BarbaraofSeville Wed 16-Mar-16 16:57:18

People who try to pay by pissing about with their phone instead of using perfectly satisfactory money grin. Oh it's logged me out, I can't get a signal, what's my password, my direct debit failed. Just bloody pay please.

People who use random alternative words for items that no-one else uses. I used to know someone who called a mug 'a beaker'. Irritated me no end.

People who claim that they are skint and moan about paying the electricity bill or 'never have anything nice' but piss money on crap left right and centre. No, you are not skint, you just go to Costa twice a day and if you made your own lunch instead of buying it, it would make an enormous difference (note that I do not mean people who are actually poor, before anyone jumps on me. smile

WhataMistakeaToMakea Wed 16-Mar-16 17:02:57

Another Mum one! Mine over pronounces the word 'vegetables' as in actually says veggietabulls and she says 'boy' in a Devon accent (buhy) when she wasn't born anywhere friggin near Devon!

liz70 Wed 16-Mar-16 17:03:04

DH folding and then putting laundry away - INSIDE OUT!!! angryangryangry It gives me the fucking rage! angry I only have to do it again myself so what is the fucking point!!! Raaarrr!! angryangry

And breathe...

CrazyNewDogLady Wed 16-Mar-16 17:04:35

Oooh, yes neighbours in gardens. Bastards.


CrazyNewDogLady Wed 16-Mar-16 17:09:15

liz70 Oh yes, my DH does this as well. He also puts his hoodies away in the wardrobe without doing up the zip. So they're hanging on the hangers like sullen teenagers with the shoulders all hunched forward whereas I want his hoodies to look like tall, proud adult men, shoulders back.

Plus, they're only been kept in place by virtue of the other clothes he's wedged them in between so as soon as I move anything to, like, you know, put my stuff in they all fall out angry

I raise it with him, he tells me I'm BU to be stressed about something so little and that he's entitled to put his clothes away however he wants and I'm BU to be the one to set the standards in the house and that actually I'm a bit of a rubbish feminist for doing this because it's constructing the domestic environment as 'mine' and reproducing gender hierarchies. Bastard. I wish I hadn't bombarded him with feminism everyday for 10 years.

CantWaitForWarmWeather Wed 16-Mar-16 17:11:49

Oh I'm with you on the neighbours in gardens!
99.9% of the time Sometimes I just want to go in to my garden without having to talk to next door.

Notthecarwashagain Wed 16-Mar-16 17:15:22

Ah, sort of the same, I get pissed off with people putting 'my' in front of stuff.

"I love my cups of tea, I do"
"I love my brevilles" old friend, you could just say toasted sandwich, if you must say it at all
"I love my reading"

Rah! Stop it!

Gwenci Wed 16-Mar-16 17:24:10

People saying 'literally' when there's nothing literal about it.

"I was literally dying with laughter." Oh were you? Were you LITERALLY dying? Did someone phone an ambulance? You obviously survived your near death experience but how long were you in hospital? Oh, ok, so you WEREN'T literally dying then?


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