We all have our pet peeves, those little annoyances that drive us crazy.  I think most of mine are centered around my husband.  (Seriously, does he need a GPS to locate the hamper?!)  But I’m leaving Mr. Roller Coaster out of today’s list.  (Because I’m pretty sure one of his pet peeves about me is nagging.)  I’ll give the poor guy a break.
Here are my…

Top 10 List of My Pet Peeves

10) Pushy salespeople

9) Long checkout lines

8) When someone tries to talk to me while I’m talking to someone else on the phone

7) Habitual tardiness.  I don’t expect people to be punctual all the time, just not late all the time.

6) People who smoke cigarettes right before getting on the treadmill next to me so I have to breathe in their smoky clothes while I’m running

5) Close talkers who invade my personal bubble. I’m sorry, but if I walk away from a discussion with spit drops on my glasses, you’re way too close to me.

4) Murphy’s Law, especially during deployments

3) Women who are way too overzealous with their perfume

2) When my teacher’s assistant uses my pens and then returns them to my desk organizer upside down so I can’t see what color the pen is.

1) The military’s “hurry up and wait philosophy” (I’m STILL waiting!)

What are some of your pet peeves?

16 Comments on Top List of My Pet Peeves

  1. Oh my, I'm definitely with you on the chronic tardiness thing – I think when someone is constantly late, the message they give is that their time is more important than yours. It drives me insane since I strive to always be early or at least on time.

  2. I run a gym, where members are always stopping by the front desk for SOMETHING! I hate those who chose to ask for information while they are taking a cell phone call.

    "I'm glad you're here today and I will be more than willing to help you. . .as soon as you're off your phone."

  3. #'s 1 & 4 for sure! I am quite sure that everything that could have gone wrong, did, when my hubby was in Afghanistan.

    My biggest one is probably touchy-feely people. I cannot STAND to be touched, especially by acquaintances/strangers.

  4. One of mine is watching people text and drive at the same time! My blood boils and I want to pull them over and shake my finger at them!! Lives are lost because of distracted drivers.

  5. Pretty much anyone who smokes immediately before doing anything in close proximity to me. Our office bathroom and hallway always reek of smoke. Gross. Just gross.

  6. The smoking thing, that really annoys me. And crooked lines – there's rulers and straight edges for a reason. Oh, and when people write random things on my papers/notes.

  7. I have a lot. Lol.

    When people take 20 napkins, use one, then throw them all away.

    Guys who leave the toilet seat up.

    PePoPlE wHo TyPe LiKe ThIs. <<< Can't belive I just did that, took forever.


  8. I'm with you on the perfume! What's even worse, for me at least, is women who wear a ton of perfume to exercise! On my morning hikes, there is always at least one woman who manages to choke me with perfume.

  9. The sound of somebody eating. It drives me bonkers and makes me want to scratch out my eyes. Or theirs, whichever seems easier at the moment.

    Thanks for linking up at the Lily Pad!

  10. these are awesome and strangely all of my pet peeves as well. i haaaaaaate people tailgating me or "riding my ass" as i like to put it nicely, but on the same token i can't stand it when people drive TOO slow, which means UNDER the speed limit, gah!!

  11. I can absolutely relate to a lot of these, but especially smokers at the gym! Ugh, I just gag! But I'd have to say one of my biggest pet peeves is bad grammar and spelling… even though we're all guilty of it on occasion. But habitual bad grammar & spelling drive me insane! Specifically, their vs. there, and loose vs. lose. 😉

  12. i definitely can feel ya with the hurry up and wait. that one drives me nuts. Another one would be moms who let their children just run around like crazy and beat up on other kids and climb up the slide when little ones are try to slide down and then i have to explain to my 4 year old why he can't do any of those things, LOL! I also have a thing for divisive military wives. we're all on the same team. who cares what rank, what branch, how long your deployment is. we're all in this together!

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