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FGS's avatar

What is the wierdest pet peeve you have?

Asked by FGS (1927points) May 13th, 2009

Drawers and cabinet doors left open….Close those damn things I tell you!!

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eponymoushipster's avatar

i hate it when people put their bare feet up on the dashboard when they’re on the passenger side up front. Whether it’s in my car, or I pass a car where they’re doing that.

grr

gailcalled's avatar

I hate it when people misspell “weird.” That’s definitely number one on my list.

FGS's avatar

@gailcalled sorry, spell check didn’t catch it ;)

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

It bothers me when people make up gibberish words like “conversate”.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I have a specific mug for drinking coffee and a favorite place setting of dishes that I’ll wash after eating off of instead of getting new ones from the cabinet.

chyna's avatar

@fgs You would go crazy at my house. No closet closed (closet monsters will hide there, so I leave them open) no doors closed, and usually drawers are never totally shut.

FGS's avatar

@chyna That would make me CRAZY!!

chyna's avatar

Might explain why I live alone.

FGS's avatar

@chyna Maybe could… ;)

Kelly27's avatar

@gailcalled That is really your #1 pet peeve?

gailcalled's avatar

Notice that I whispered. My first pet peeve is the misspelling of “definitely.” You’d be amazed at the variations possible.

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

I have this one friend that every single time she comes over she has to touch everything in my room, or try on my makeup, I don’t know why but it just drives me crazy..I also can’t stand people that ride their breaks! >=/

gailcalled's avatar

What does riding your breaks mean?

FGS's avatar

@gailcalled Did you understand the content of the comment regardless of the spelling??? I assume yes. Then why harp on it?

KatawaGrey's avatar

I count stairs weirdly and all the houses I’ve lived in and my grandparents’ houses all have stairs in multiples of three and when I encounter a set of stairs in someone’s house that is not a multiple of three, I have a private freak out. It only gets worse because I have to count the stairs every single time I go up or down.

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

@gailcalled Quite annoying tonight aren’t you? Someone that “rides their breaks” is someone that drives slow and constantly has their foot on the break.

cak's avatar

I can’t stand when someone gets something out of the pantry and doesn’t put it back in the right place. Oh, and if they do put it back, it’s not facing the correct way. I’m a bit of a neat freak, can you tell?

FGS's avatar

@cak Anal retentive much? ;)

Kelly27's avatar

@cak You just reminded me of an odd pet peeve of mine, I always have to have the salt shaker on the left and the pepper on the right. If someone puts them the wrong way I have to go behind them and switch them around.

cak's avatar

@FGS I know! I really am trying to change. My husband moves things just to bug me. I can take the teasing, I deserve it.

@Kelly27 – I do the same! I’m trying to figure out if it’s a good or bad thing that I found someone like me. ;)

FGS's avatar

@cak Naw, its all good. Kelly27 leaves cabinet doors and drawers open just to see if I’ll close them behind her.

Jayne's avatar

@Lothloriengaladriel, just because you didn’t catch it the second time around, it’s spelled “brakes”.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@FGS I have the cabinets/drawers thing too.

I know where mine comes from though. I busted my head on an open door as a child. I needed stitches but the doctor said I was really too young to have them and he thought we could risk it. So we did.

Then after watching the Sixth Sense it stuck with me even more, haha, it just bugged the crap out of me when the “ghost” opened all those cupboards

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

Oh lol well anyways u got the point yea? I’m not a fucking mechanic over here.
English wasn’t my best subject, sorry guys

DarkScribe's avatar

Gee. Is this a private party or can any Anal Retentive play?

I am mellowing as I age, but I do have peeves that many find unreasonable. Poor grammar and misspelling of common words – I can ignore the more exotic words. My biggest peeve is calling RAP and Hip Hop music. Nothing musical about it.

Supacase's avatar

People whose toes hang over the edge of their open-toed shoes. Freaks me out, especially when the toes are so far over they curve around and touch the ground.

I do not have foot issues in general, so I am not sure why this bothers me so much.

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sjmc1989's avatar

My food touching and having to repeat myself.

tinyfaery's avatar

People who feel the need to show their superiority by correcting the spelling and grammar of others.

My wierd pett pieve is when I am in a bathroom stall, the bathroom has many stalls avaylable, and sumewon chuses to go into the stall write next to me. WHY?

DarkScribe's avatar

@Lothloriengaladriel no I wasn’t referring to you at all. I am a writer editor, and it is the journos who submit work to me and who make errors with words that they use (or at least read) everyday who I have a peeve with. I see many instances of transposing words, often caused by a spell checker selecting the wrong option – that is very different to a professional who should know better. Relax – breathe deeply – I think that you are wonderful. :)

tiffyandthewall's avatar

really touchy people who take small things offensively and have little bitchfits about it.

also, creaky chairs.

eponymoushipster's avatar

someone said “anal play”

exitnirvana's avatar

@tiffyandthewall, agreed.

When people use “point blank” to start a sentence while talking, drives me NUTS.

elijah's avatar

I have way too many pet peeves, I think I’ve listed them on a different Q a while back but I’m lazy so I won’t go look for it.
If I go to someone’s house and use their bathroom, and the toilet paper isn’t over the front, I will switch it. I can’t have it down the back near the wall.
@gailcalled I break out in a cold sweat everytime I try to type “definitely”. I try to phrase things differently to avoid using that word. Thanks :P

El_Cadejo's avatar

backwards smileys (:
>_<

augustlan's avatar

@elijah I’m with you on the toilet paper… I change it in other people’s houses, too!

I have many, including the ‘cabinet/drawer’ thing (chairs must be pushed in, too) and the ‘things must be facing the right way’ thing, but probably the weirdest one I have is the ‘don’t touch my dairy foods’ thing. Seriously, if you touch my cheese, take a bite of my cereal or ice cream or a drink of my milk… it’s all yours. Yuckie pooh.

hug_of_war's avatar

People who shorten my name. It’s not, nor will it ever be “Stace”.

f4a's avatar

i hate it when people tell you the ending of a movie, or anything that you scheduled to watch, do, or learn, that you know you eventually will know the outcome of something.

Judi's avatar

My MIL had a lady she had just met move vases around in her house while MIL was in the bathroom. That lady must have some serious peves!
Mine are poor customer service (embarrasingly I have been known to cry over it) and slow drivers in the fast lane.

casheroo's avatar

@eponymoushipster I hope you never see me on the road then, because I keep my toes up on the windshield whenever I’m the passenger lol. And I almost always have bare feet! hahaha

casheroo's avatar

@tinyfaery I never understood that either. I mean, why would you want to be directly next to someone when you are going to the bathroom?! I always choose the stalls closest to the opening of the bathroom, since people use them less.

My pet peeves..hmmm, I can’t stand any mouth noises. No nail chewing, or food chewing noises. Drives me crazy. I can’t stand when people don’t do what’s logical. If I try to come up with examples, I’ll start getting all frustrated.

casheroo's avatar

Oh, and people who leave messes behind at Wawa, when they make their coffee. Are they seriously that much of slobs, that they can’t pick up their empty sugar packets?!

eponymoushipster's avatar

@casheroo agree re: Wawa, re: feet – ARGH!

elijah's avatar

@casheroo WTF is a wawa?

casheroo's avatar

@elijah Wawa only the greatest store there ever was.

elijah's avatar

So it’s like a gas station/ mini mart type store.
Worst. Name. Ever.

adri027's avatar

I absoloutely hate when people use your rather than you’re or vice versa. I actually have a couple of pet peeves: smacking of the lips, chewing with the mouth open, LOUD PEOPLE, and that ridiculous electro/dance/techno music it’s all the same and annoying.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@elijah No its not. Its the native american word for goose.

Wawa is the greatest store ever, one of the main reason i dont want to ever leave this area lol

KatawaGrey's avatar

@hug_of_war: I hear that. Sometimes, people call me Katelyn. Everyone calls me Kate and my full name is Katharine. When people call me Katelyn, I have to fight the urge to slap them across the face.

A pretty big pet peeve of mine is when people make disparaging remarks about music just because they don’t like it.

elijah's avatar

@uberbatman Yes, I know. That’s what it said on the link. That doesn’t make it a good store name. I stand by my opinion :)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@elijah i think you only feel that way because you havent experience the true power of the dark side wawa. :P

augustlan's avatar

Didn’t Wawa used to only be in the northeast… NY, Jersey, etc? Maryland finally has a few, and people love them.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@augustlan Wawa is only in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and a few in Virginia and Maryland.

eponymoushipster's avatar

Wawa is the best thing ever. i just downed a 16oz wawa coffee, and had a cookie with it. And it was superb. let me tell you, once you’ve had wawa in your life, and you move away from it, it’s a hard thing. very hard.

once you go wawa, you never go 7–11

eponymoushipster's avatar

fun fact: i have a plugin for my GPS that tells me where every wawa in north america is

El_Cadejo's avatar

@eponymoushipster what GPS do you have? I have a garmin nuvi and they are all already programed in there, with just about every other store :P

casheroo's avatar

@eponymoushipster mmm, I had their coffee today as well, and tried their chocolate muffin, it was delish.

RedPowerLady's avatar

@Judi ditto the poor customer service and the embarrassing reaction

eponymoushipster's avatar

@uberbatman i have a tomtom, and you can add your own poi files to it, when you attach it to your computer. i think it’s possible with nuvi as well.

@casheroo the cinnamon rolls are my morning weakness. also, on an “italian” hoagie, try a little mayo, spicy mustard and horseradish sauce. the pinnacle of awesomeness.

adri027's avatar

wawa is also bus in Cuba.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@eponymoushipster italian hoagie with tomatoes, onions, oregano, pepperjack cheese, horseradish sauce, chipotle ranch sauce and extra bacon all toasted. Now that is the pinacle of awesomeness. :)

casheroo's avatar

@adri027 blasphemy! it’s native american! step off

eponymoushipster's avatar

@adri027 such insolence will not be tolerated.

@uberbatman oo yeah. i’m often eating them while out doing stuff, so i shy away from the stuff that can mess up your clothes, but i will try that one in the future. fo sho

adri027's avatar

@casheroo so you mean the native americans call the bus wawa?

eponymoushipster's avatar

(via) -

Wawa means water, a tree in Africa, a river in the Phillipines, The water authority of western australia, a pidgin language of native americans in the pacific northwest, and the awesomest quick-e-mart on this big green marble.

chyna's avatar

I absolutely hate people clicking their pens. After about the 6th click I’m ready to slap someone silly.

Aethelwine's avatar

Walkie-talkie phones. Hate them! My neighbor stands in her driveway and talks to her adult son on a daily basis. Why would anyone want the neighborhood to hear about what a loser your daughter-in-law is? beep grrr!

Kenyan's avatar

When girls make that popping sound with there mouth. They could be talking and then when they stop to take a breath “POP!”. I hate that

eponymoushipster's avatar

@Kenyan i know! i’m all like, “Back to work!”. Geez, does she think that $50 is for nothing?!

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