My Pet Peeves

April 18, 2014
I'm feeling a little snarky today, so I thought it would be appropriate to get some of the things that annoy me off of my chest!

* People who talk during movies.  I get it if you must whisper something a couple of times, but people that talk consistently throughout the flick without even trying to be quiet just enrage me!  It distracts me from the movie and wrecks the experience!  I just don't understand why people would want to pay those high prices for a movie ticket just to talk through it themselves...I mean, if you want to have a full out convo with whomever you're with, go somewhere else.  How is that not obvious?!  This pet peeve is especially annoying to me since I am a manager at a theater and also get yelled at by customers who have had their movie ruined by people talking.

* When those in the food industry wear really strong perfume...  For example, my friend and I were at Olive Garden and the waitress had on some stinky smelling perfume.  We were trying to order off of the menu and were gagging because she stunk so bad...how very appetizing.  While we were eating, she would stop by to ask how we were doing, and the smell would return and make us sick to our stomachs--gross!

*Since I'm on the topic of smells, I'm just going to go ahead and say that another one of my pet peeves is people who don't wash and who have B.O.  Unless you're homeless and don't have access to a shower, you shouldn't constantly reek.  It is not that hard to take a shower or put on some deodorant.  The worst is when people come into work stinking.  I always want to tell them that everyone complains about them and makes fun of them behind their back so they might want to do something about it, but my boss tells me to simmer down and that someone stinking is "a sensitive issue."  

* Everyone laughs at me for this one, but I can't stand the sound of styrofoam rubbing together.  It just makes that awful squeaky sound, and I'd prefer having to listen to nails on a chalk board any day!  Those stupid packaging peanuts are my worst nightmare.

* People who spoil shows, movies, and books also irritate me!  A couple of my Facebook friends post about what happens on The Walking Dead as it is happening, and two major events were ruined for me.  The worst is when they wait a little bit to do it, but they KNOW that they're doing it and then say, "Well, I don't feel bad because it happened last week and you should have had time to catch up on the show by now."

* Having to suffer through an automated phone service because it won't let you talk to a representative right away.  Some of those customer service numbers are so tricky and make it almost impossible to talk to a real person!  I get so frustrated when my problem is not in any of the categories listed and when pressing 0 does not get me a representative.   

* When baristas forget the whipped cream... This last one may sound a little psycho, but when I see a picture of one of those iced coffee drinks that has whipped cream all over it, I expect that the drink I order should also have whipped cream on top.  On several occasions, I order the drink, and the barista does not ask if I want whipped cream and then they'll just give me the drink without it!  One time I almost drove back through the drive through to make them add it, but I finally decided that it wasn't worth it.  That's a lie.  The whipped cream would have totally been worth it--I guess I just chickened out, but now I always make sure to say, "Don't forget the whipped cream."

What are some of your pet peeves?
29 comments on "My Pet Peeves"
  1. "a sensitive issue" hahaha.
    I hope you had a great birthday girl!!!

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    1. My nose is sensitive!! What about that? Hahaha!!

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  2. Totally agree everything on that list but mostly with not being able to talk to a real person on a phone, it's so frustrating. I have far too many pet peeves to list them all, my favourite at the moment it people buying band shirts from highstreet stores because they're fashionable but they have no clue who the band is.

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  3. I cannot stand styrofoam! I hate touching it, I hate the sound of it! People say I'm crazy too, glad I'm not alone!

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    1. I guess I can drink out of styrofoam cups, but I really prefer not to! Hahaha. I'm glad I'm not alone, either.

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  4. TWD is my show and I would have went off if someone spoiled it for me!

    I agree with all of these except the whipped cream I dont like it... cray cray right?

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    1. God knows I don't need the extra calories, but if I'm going to splurge, it's gotta be all the way with the whipped cream and all!

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  5. The styrofoam thing creeps me out too! Arrrrrrgh. And yes, people who casually drop spoilers. My mom is terrible about it so I refuse to talk with her about television anymore. :P

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    1. My mom is, too! Luckily we don't really like or watch many of the same shows. :)

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  6. Is this why you haven't txted me today!? lol :p I totally hear you on the ruining of movies, shows, and books. I always just walk away when people do that to me. If I wanted to know what happened beforehand, I would Wiki that shit lol Thank you for sharing :)

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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    1. A lot of times customers will spoil the movie for me because they've assumed I've already seen it!

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  7. I try not to drop spoilers so I just don't talk about shows. I'm usually at least a day behind anyway since all the shows come on late for me. I always order it without whip cream so I haven't had that problem, but the drink coming out as a white instead of a regular mocha drives me crazy!

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    1. Oh, yeah, I prefer regular mocha as well, but that hasn't happened to me yet!

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  8. Turn signals all the way! I hate when people don't use them or use them incorrectly. Drives me nuts! Oh and on the barista thing....I hate that they don't understand the words "light ice!" I say that every time (and sometimes I even say "Like only 5 pieces of ice") and I still get a cup full of it. Ugh!

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    1. Yeah, no one wants 2 sips of coffee and 15 ice cubes.

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  9. I actually like spoilers but I am totally with you on all the rest of these! ALL OF THEM!

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    1. The only time I like spoilers is for beauty subscription boxes...because then I know whether or not I should sign up, haha.

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  10. When people leave their blinkers on, don't know why but it drives me crazy!

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    1. You never know if they're actually going to turn!

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  11. The BOt thing gets me. The dollar store has everything for $1 there is no excuse for stinking!

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    1. Amen! My other boss said, "Maybe they don't realize they smell." All the more reason to tell them!!

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  12. It's unreal for me when people come out stinking badly. I mean, you can smell yourself too, then why make everyone suffer with a "sensitive issue".
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Yes, I know if I smell and do something about it pronto!

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  13. I am in a bit of a mood today too. I hate when people talk at the movies or bring in babies who cry the entire time. I don`t like when people have poor hygiene either. I also don`t like bad drivers, people who talk too loudly on cell phones in public, people who cut lines, rude people, businesses with bad customer service...and there are a few other things but I can`t think of any more.

    Hope your weekend get better :)

    -Erica

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    1. Oh the baby thing is pretty bad... I guess I don't mind as much in a kid's movie, but in one that is clearly for adults, yeah, that would bother me a lot!

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  14. i barely go to the movies anymore because i get so annoyed by the other movie goers talking or kicking my chair. but i DO love going just for the popcorn ha. oh and my friend hates styrofoam too and freaks out when it squeaks too, so you're not alone!

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    1. So many others hating the sound of styrofoam is making me feel like less of a freak!

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  15. With you on the perfume! I work at a hospital and we aren't allowed to wear ANY kind of scent... they even caution us against scented lotions.
    With you on the B.O., too... I carry deodorant and vaginal wipes with me EVERYWHERE. Sounds gross but whatever... I have an awful fear of smelling so I'm always prepared! hahah

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