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#1 Posted on 22.10.14 0857.18
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I know we all them so let's hear about them!

One of mine is when people are talking and ask a question and then answer it. It drives me nuts and it happens all the time.

People who chew loudly or with their mouths open. I have a 9 year old son who it seems he is eating gravel every time he chews. I try to have patience but it kills me. And the open mouth eating is worse.

Snapping your fingers to get my attention. This is my biggest one. And my wife knows it so she will do it every blue moon to get my reaction.

I have a bunch more but let's hear yours.
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#2 Posted on 22.10.14 1757.46
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Misuse of your, you're/its it's and there, their and they're in semi formal communication. You want to chat that stuff fine. Use it in a company email - I grind my teeth.

on the plane, people who push past your row to exit when you are waiting to get off.
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#3 Posted on 23.10.14 0101.00
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    Originally posted by AWArulz

    on the plane, people who push past your row to exit when you are waiting to get off.


I hate those people. There has to be order folks! I don't fly often enough for it to be a pet peeve. I get it though.

My contribution

People that attempt to enter an elevator before the exiting passengers are out.

People driving in the right lane of a freeway that insist on not allowing cars to enter the freeway in front of them. I'm referring to those drivers that out of nowhere speed up just for the sake of winning their uncontested race. Get out of the right lane man! On the flip side of that one, I also have a dislike for the drivers that fail to realize that they have to merge onto the freeway at the flow of traffic.

I guess I have a hatred towards those that are intentionally causing problems and those that are so oblivious that they don't realize that they are the cause of problems.

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#4 Posted on 23.10.14 0120.59
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People who bypass a long line of cars at an exit and then pull up toward the front of the line to be let in.

And the people who let them in.
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#5 Posted on 23.10.14 0121.21
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People who can't talk without constantly saying "ya know".

People who spell ridiculous 'rediculous'.

People who use the word 'WELP' or 'MOAR' as messageboard replies.

People on Facebook who constantly post something like "I'm so angry right now" and nothing else after that. They never say why they're angry and people like me have to then ask what's wrong. And then their answer is "Oh, it's no big deal."

People who post song lyrics on Facebook.





(edited by Kevintripod on 22.10.14 2321)
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#6 Posted on 23.10.14 0148.05
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod


    People on Facebook who constantly post something like "I'm so angry right now" and nothing else after that. They never say why they're angry and people like me have to then ask what's wrong. And then their answer is "Oh, it's no big deal."


I call that "Vaguebooking."

I had a big long list earlier, but I forgot most of it The only one that comes to mind is that I hate it when people use "decimate" to mean total annihilation.
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#7 Posted on 23.10.14 0620.31
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod
    People who can't talk without constantly saying "ya know".

    People who spell ridiculous 'rediculous'.

    People who use the word 'WELP' or 'MOAR' as messageboard replies.

    People on Facebook who constantly post something like "I'm so angry right now" and nothing else after that. They never say why they're angry and people like me have to then ask what's wrong. And then their answer is "Oh, it's no big deal."

    People who post song lyrics on Facebook.





    (edited by Kevintripod on 22.10.14 2321)


Add the incessant use of the term "whatnot."

People who don't know the difference between the adjective and adverb form of a word.

News reporters who can't string together grammatically correct sentences.

Newspaper writers who don't have a grasp of the language.
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#8 Posted on 24.11.14 1245.58
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    Originally posted by Kevintripod

    People on Facebook who constantly post something like "I'm so angry right now" and nothing else after that. They never say why they're angry and people like me have to then ask what's wrong. And then their answer is "Oh, it's no big deal."



Yes!!!! This is a huge peeve of mine.

Posts specifically designed to get "What's wrong?" responses. Just say what you mean.

"Some people get what they deserve." WHO?

Sometimes they use these posts to passive-aggressively get a dig in at one person who may or may not even see it.

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#9 Posted on 24.11.14 1350.03
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Junk mail and flyers. Even though I have a note on my mailbox saying "NO JUNK PLEASE" it still gets in there. So many trees get chopped down (especially around this time) for advertising, it's sad. I'm not going to go all CJ Parker on everyone - heck, I drive a Nissan Rogue - but yeah.

Pushy door-to-door salespeople. My wife and I bought our first house, and just after we moved, we had a Telco sales guy come by and aggressively shill his company's services. He didn't get the hint when I told him three or four times that we aren't interested, we have a great service provider, and that we're not switching. I told him to get lost politely and he just didnt' get the hint. I had to shut the door on him to get him to go away.
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#10 Posted on 24.11.14 1353.47
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I don't know how salespeople can have these type of interactions for hour upon hour, day after day. It has to get to you. No wonder so many people in sales are heavy drinkers and smokers.
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#11 Posted on 26.11.14 2028.45
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Drivers who use their high beams and drive so close, they can smell your exhaust. My newfound pet peeve, as learned during my commute home today.
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#12 Posted on 21.12.14 1334.01
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"Team X gets the ball in the 2nd half."

No, you can not guarantee that. It is not a 100% true statement. I didn't know your crystal ball says that Team Y is not going to go for an on-side kick to open the half.

What is a 100% true statement is that Team Y HAS to kick the ball to start the 2nd half.
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#13 Posted on 23.12.14 1020.58
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People who take their shoes off on the airplane.

People who bring obnoxiously oversized bags onto an airplane and then complain when there is no room in the overhead for them

People who make phone calls on the train before 6am

People who stand on the left side of the escalator or moving walkway

and the ever popular loose/lose...C'mon Man !

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#14 Posted on 24.12.14 0735.36
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Front line workers who don't speak English or don't have a fundamental grasp of the language. I always seem to get the doofus at McDonalds or Taco Bell who's only exposure to the language is on TV.
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#15 Posted on 30.12.14 2240.12
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My newest pet peeve is a ridiculous one: trying to attain Platinum trophies or achievements on games only to find out that it's impossible because they require online gaming, and the servers are down.

I notice I have a lot of pet peeves. Hrmm...
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#16 Posted on 3.5.15 1237.05
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Textese in business emails - as if it's not bad enough in a regular text message. We got the following email response from a contractor. [He asked why we weren't going with his bid and we wrote back that his repeated misspelling of my name and lack of attention to details in email made us decide to go with another company.]
"Ur being 2 picky. Its not a big deal 2 type like this n NEway its my busyest time of yr so i dont have allot of time. N i have a friend with the same name so im use 2 spelling it 1 way. Good luck NEway n please give my name 2 NE1 u no looking for a project 2 be done right."

It could be that I'm getting cranky in my late twenties, but how can anyone believe it doesn't reflect poorly upon them to use this style with potential customers?

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#17 Posted on 3.5.15 1356.29
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    Originally posted by Dutchie
    Textese in business emails - as if it's not bad enough in a regular text message. We got the following email response from a contractor. [He asked why we weren't going with his bid and we wrote back that his repeated misspelling of my name and lack of attention to details in email made us decide to go with another company.]
    "Ur being 2 picky. Its not a big deal 2 type like this n NEway its my busyest time of yr so i dont have allot of time. N i have a friend with the same name so im use 2 spelling it 1 way. Good luck NEway n please give my name 2 NE1 u no looking for a project 2 be done right."

    It could be that I'm getting cranky in my late twenties, but how can anyone believe it doesn't reflect poorly upon them to use this style with potential customers?


The WORST. I'm not hiring that guy either.

My most hated email pet peeve is when you email someone multiple questions and they only answer one in their reply.

Also thee WORST.
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#18 Posted on 3.5.15 1558.10
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You know, even if you translated that email into perfect English, it's still a pretty lousy reply. Why would ANY customer react well to "You're being too picky"? A smart business person would apologize for the errors, possibly put them in context, and certainly give assurances of a higher overall standard of work. At least in this case, the poor writing is clearly indicative of a poor overall business attitude.
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#19 Posted on 3.5.15 2353.40
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    My most hated email pet peeve is when you email someone multiple questions and they only answer one in their reply.



Ding ding ding !!!!
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#20 Posted on 4.5.15 0524.30
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People who do not know how to use a revolving door or try to go two or more at once.

I find this to be especially true with tourists.



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