My Pet Peeves – 100 Day Blog Challenge – Day 96

Some Things That Just Irk Me…

Back in May, I found a 31 day blog challenge that has specific topics for the day (and I’ve gone off the course with it, and came back.)  One of the topics was My Pet Hates, and for the life of me I couldn’t understand why I would talk about what my pet doesn’t like.  Well, after reading a couple of the posts, it’s what are my pet PEEVES.  The creator of the challenge is from Britain, so that’s were the translation was lost.  LOL.

So, I started thinking about this, and decided to share some of my pet peeves…things that really irk me and get under my skin.

Grammatical & Spelling Errors

Spell check should be a requirement for all who type.  I see so many incorrect posts across social media and I want to scream.  For me to go through all the errors that I see and that annoy me would take about 3 blog posts.  Sometimes I can’t even read certain comments.  A few errors, I can understand.  Heck, I’m not perfect.  I’ve found mistakes in some of my past blog posts.  But to use the same words/phrases incorrectly just makes my blood boil.  It’s almost as annoying as nails scraping across a blackboard.  Stop it, stop it, STOP IT!!!  These two images show some of these spelling/grammar crimes constantly committed on social media.  Read them, study them, do not make these mistakes EVER AGAIN!!!

Comment Wars

Why do so many people get into these lengthy comment wars on social media?  Why is it that people get this “power trip” with their words and do so by hiding behind their computer screens?  Would you say these vile and vulgar words to someone face to face?  Sometimes when I read these comments, it reveals their true characters, and let me tell you, this is one war I will not take part in.  No, thank you.

People Who Waste My Time

This is another one that could go on for a few blog posts.  This is especially prevalent when it comes to my business.  When you set an appointment with someone, specifically me, I expect you to keep your end of the appointment.  My time is just as important as yours, so what makes you think it’s okay to blow me off without so much as some kind of notice that you won’t show up?  I’ve set the time aside for YOU…have the courtesy to show up.

Not Changing the Empty Toilet Paper Roll 

Really?  You’re the last one to use the toilet paper, you see that it’s empty and you’re so damn lazy that you can’t take the empty roll off, throw it in the garbage and put on a new roll?  Don’t get me started on this one.

People Who Take Up 2 Parking Spots

There are no words for these types of people.  This image is my favorite and why we should all carry sidewalk chalk in the trunk of our vehicles.

Self-Centered People

Have you ever been around someone who ALWAYS has to include themselves in the conversation, no matter what it is?  Someone who has to have the spotlight no matter what.  You could be having a great day, a bad day, etc.  Every time you share a story this other person has to one-up you or shift the attention to them.  Sad, really.


Sometimes this goes hand in hand with the self-centered people.  However, those who are always surrounded by drama usually suck the life out of you.


Nothing gets me more irritated than someone who cannot be on time.  If you know something starts or you should arrive at a specific time, make the effort to get there on time.  This goes hand in hand with those who waste my time.  Once again, what makes your time more valuable than mine?

Chewing With Your Mouth Open

I know what the food looked like BEFORE it entered your mouth.  I don’t need to hear your slobbering, lip-smacking chomping as you eat.  Have some respect.  I don’t want to see or hear that nastiness.

Manipulative People

They blame, accuse, are very controlling, don’t understand or respect boundaries.  These people will do everything to make themselves look good, not have any dirt on their hands and are always the victim.  They are never wrong – it’s always the fault of someone else.  When things are great, they take the credit.  When things are going horrible, they will dig up all the dirt on you and make it all your fault, and make you feel lower than dirt.  They make you question who you are as a person.  It’s sad, very sad.

I won’t go into more detail with this because I keep coming up with more pet peeves, and I will be here for a long time if I don’t stop.  We all have pet peeves – things that bother us.  Many of us share the same pet peeves and some are unique to us.  It’s sometimes fun to read about them because you can relate.  I hope this has been an entertaining read for you.

Thanks for reading.