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TheLoneWolfDies Wed 20-Mar-19 22:04:00

Just curious to see what really gets on peoples nerves?
Heres just a couple of mine..
-Loud chewers.
-People who are rude to anyone working in customer service.
-The fact that DP rolls his socks off his feet and everytime I'm doing the washing i have to go through it and open out the socks (this is a big one)
-The colour yellow 😂

Bookworm01 Wed 20-Mar-19 22:09:43

People who stand on the left on escalators (London).
People in cars that don't indicate before turning.
Rudeness and disrespect.
Street preachers.
Chuggers. Or: street charity collectors.
Staff chatting about their night out whilst you stand there waiting for someone to help. (I'm looking at you M&S)
Shopping for clothes, in general.

(I am prone to anxiety)

TheLoneWolfDies Wed 20-Mar-19 22:19:19

Definatly agree with the staff chatting thing! Very frustrating especially of you're in a hurry!

GnomeDePlume Wed 20-Mar-19 22:27:38

Celebrities advertising gambling - TBH any sort of gambling advertising annoys me but seeing some smug so and so giving a respectable face to encouraging an addiction really gets my goat.

firsttimemummy11 Wed 20-Mar-19 22:30:28

Loud chewers
Inconsiderate people
When people drink cold drinks/water out of a tea mug

JaneEyre07 Wed 20-Mar-19 22:32:53

People who smoke on the street. Go and blow your skanky air somewhere else please. Preferably Mars. Or Jupiter.

Loud chewers. Yes DH I am looking at you.

People who pick their dog poop up, tie it in a plastic bag and then hang it on a hedge/tree. You are truly disgusting.

People who throw litter. You fast food eating yobs. You can all fuck off to another planet too.

Remainers. Your beloved EU is ----} that way. Off you trot.

TheLoneWolfDies Wed 20-Mar-19 22:37:35

Do people really hang dog poo from trees? 😂 oh my god thats foul!

firsttimemummy11 aw no whats wrong with corriander? 😯 i love it

Aquamarine1029 Wed 20-Mar-19 22:41:29

Picky eaters.
Anyone who is rude to wait staff or store employees.
People who just "pop over" to your home without notice and expect to be let in.

cheesenpickles Wed 20-Mar-19 22:41:45


babysharkah Wed 20-Mar-19 22:43:55

If dh rolls the socks they don't get washed. He does plenty around the house but not washing. There are always balled up socks at the bottom of the basket.

ValleyClouds Wed 20-Mar-19 22:48:19

Pet Peeves Plenty by specific anger =

People largely on here who bandy about the term SN particularly when applying it to adults and applying it negatively

I'm an adult with a disability and if anyone ANYONE referred to me as having special needs they'd get a mouthful of abuse

But the way this is slyly done on here is so goady

"Oh an adult was rude to your child in a charity shop? Probably special needs if they work in a charity shop"


Having a physical disability doesn't mean you also have social issues or a learning disability

Having a learning disability, physical disability or MH issue does not (majority of cases) disbar or excuse you or exempt you from having the ability to be a massive arsehole by choice

Take your cliches
Take your prejudice
Take your shitty assumptions and presumptions
Take your painful attempts to be PC which backfire to actually show deeper levels of ignorance

And shove it, really just shove it

And as to the debate about wheelchair user vs pram on the bus

9/10 both can fit comfortably if the pushchair user and driver cooperate with the wheelchair user, and not be an arsehole

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Wed 20-Mar-19 22:59:08


It's the engine noise as much as anything. Every time I hear one, I'm convinced that no petrol is being used and the thing is actually being 100% powered by the owner's natural gases.

TheLoneWolfDies Wed 20-Mar-19 23:19:59

WeBuiltThisBuffet their just so bloody loud, the noise goes right through my head and the area I used to live in constantly had teenagers on them at all hours of the day and night doing laps around the estates. I'm getting angry even typing this!

TheLoneWolfDies Wed 20-Mar-19 23:22:12

babysharkah I might just make that a new rule! Maybe then he'll actually take them off properly 😂 hes mostly brilliant but that just does my head in!

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Wed 20-Mar-19 23:43:44

Technology that tells you off:

Printers that demand that you load more paper, which obviously requires you to pull out or remove the paper tray, and then instantly flash up Error: paper tray missing!

Websites that ask you to enter a new password of at least 8 characters and keep saying Error: password not long enough! every time you enter a character, for the first 7. Even if there was a standard key on all keyboards which you could press just once to instantly enter an 8-character word, it wouldn't be very secure or unique, now, would it?

washing machines that don't just multi-beep once when they're done, but continue to multi-beep every 2 minutes for the next half hour - as if it were urgent that you drop everything (and everybody) else you have to think of and empty out the load IMMEDIATELY. I found an online fix which has successfully made our Bosch WM stop beeping at all, but even that's annoying as I'd still like to have kept the one initial 'finished' beep, which is not an option.

HolidayReads Wed 20-Mar-19 23:56:48

@Aquamarine1029 I think we need to be best friends

PerpendicularVincent Wed 20-Mar-19 23:58:20

Valley, I totally agree!!!

ilovepinkgin33 Thu 21-Mar-19 00:05:52

People that don't put the separator thingy down for you when you're in the que shopping for groceries.....fucking rude

Slurping of drinks
Loud chewing
My kids when they don't rinse their plate

EnchantingRaven Thu 21-Mar-19 00:14:49

When people say “yellar” instead of yellow. This instantly makes me cry inside.

Slow walkers
People not indicating especially when it’s a busy junction / roundabout
When people at work start an email with (for example) “Laura” isit too hard to type “Hi” before Laura?! I feel like I’m instantly being shouted out you might as well type in caps lock
Also agree on people just turning up without saying beforehand!
People blocking my drive too angry

JeremyCorbynsCoat Thu 21-Mar-19 00:18:35

When people start a conversation with 'just a quick one' oh god that fucks me off.

Inconsiderate rude people

People driving past my house late at night being noisy (music on full blast etc)

My DP when he doesn't think (ie I've had a sickness bug and he took a crap yesterday morning and left a skid on the loo for me to promptly Vom on I was FURIOUS

Those people that always have done one better than you

MaryBoBary Thu 21-Mar-19 00:18:52

This happened a couple of weeks ago and just made me so angry for some inexplicable reason:

In Aldi doing the shop, 2 of us had our things on the conveyor belt. A youngish girl (mid 20s come up with a basket, just PUT THE WHOLE BASKET ON THE CONVEYOR BELT and stood there on her phone. Once her stuff got to the checkout guy he then had to waste 2/3 minutes taking all of her items out of the basket and onto the belt (I would definitely have told her to do it herself). It really really annoyed me.

When has she ever seen anyone else do this? How does she not know the rules of food shopping?? Does she just think she doesn’t need to unpack her basket like the rest of us? Does she think it’s the checkout mans job to unpack it?

I’m clearly still seething now.

Hellywelly10 Thu 21-Mar-19 00:19:56

People who stand on the gaingway or infrount of the stairs on the bus, when theres loads of seats!

JeremyCorbynsCoat Thu 21-Mar-19 00:22:25

Rude people on emails.

I got an email the other week at 4:57pm (I finish at 5) on a Thursday, and don't work Fridays along the lines of

'Mrs coat,

I expect a phonecall tomorrow morning. Blah blah rude rude blah blah.


Despite this person having been redirected to the right department by me VERY POLITELY several times.

I was 😏 when my out of office sent the instant reply.

Aquamarine1029 Thu 21-Mar-19 00:52:11

@Holidayreads I could use a friend! I don't have any.

SurgeHopper Thu 21-Mar-19 01:04:13

<rubs hands together, my fave kind of rhread>

People who don't indicate
People at work coming up to me oh do you know the status on PH6737594NFUNR???
No I fucking don't, there's a squillion different documents, let me fucking check the computer and I'll tell you, you idiot.

When they get my order wrong in the coffee shop I frequent 😱

People who assume that I'm naturally slim. I'm not. It's fucking hard graft, all the time, saying no to food I want to eat. It's not natural, it's called willpower. Its not handed to me on a plate.

Impromptu invitations - wanna come over now for lunch? God no, I need to think about it for at least a week.

Loads more but I can't think straight

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