Eating with your mouth full, talking loudly on your phone in a public place, making a joke of everything, even if it's not remotely funny.
Some people have habits which tend to get on our nerves, if they don't drive us absolutely crazy.
Be they from a total stranger, or one of your closest friends, controlling one's temper in the presence of these habits is a challenge for even the most patient beings.
Redditor CheapCoffee1 was curious to learn which habits really made the skin of his fellow Reddit users crawl, leading them to ask:
"What is a cringy habit you can't stand?"
Just come out and say it!
"When someone posts that they're so distressed/upset/offended but won't refer to what exactly caused it."- urchisilver
"Passive aggressiveness."- SystemOnsetStephen Colbert Whatever GIF by The Late Show With Stephen ColbertGiphy
But enough about me, what do you think of me?
"People who have a complete inability to talk about anything but themselves."
"I have a friend I've known for decades who has gotten gradually worse about this over the years."
"At this point I know if I answer the phone, it is because he has a story to tell me and that's his only motivation for calling."
"In a recent call, I'd just had a death in the family, it was very obvious I was going through some stuff but he'd only called to talk about the fender bender he was just involved in."
"A half hour later, I ended the conversation and he still didn't know I'd lost someone. He just kept pivoting back to himself."-LogicBalm.
"Adults who shamelessly brag about themselves like they’re 12 year olds on the playground."- DameDrunkenTheTall
"When my partner/friend/SO must make me not feeling well all about how bad they feel, such that I end up not wanting to share the slightest discomfort with them."
"I end up just tired."
Where's the off button?
"When you’re in a conversation with someone and they literally give you no time to speak."
" I hate that sh*t."
"Happened to me at a local music store yesterday."
"Dude would say a sentence with a clear ending and before I even get a whole syllable out in response he starts talking again."- Additional-Demand740Stop Talking Blah Blah Blah GIF by GIPHY Studios OriginalsGiphy
Who's really the child here?
"Adults pranking their kids and posting it online."
"You want to build resentment between you and your kids?"
"It's only a joke of both sides are laughing."
"Stop embarrassing them and then sharing it so the whole world points and laughs at them too."- Vegesaurus-Rex
Can you turn that down please?
"Playing music on phone without using earphone in public."- SuvenPan
I haven't got all day!
"Huffing and puffing while waiting in line because the cashier isn’t going at supersonic speeds then proceeding to use 527 coupons and complaining to the manager about every single item."- Impressive-Orchid748Angry Season 4 GIF by Mayans M.C.Giphy
Aren't I the best? I can prove it!
"People who share the Facebook quizzes because the results are always an exact definition of their personality."
"My MIL is a narcissistic psychiatrist and she shared that she is a loyal queen that is brutally honest, loves you through every battle you face, and if she loves you, you are lucky."
"She cheated on her husband a few months ago, but hey, it was his fault."
"Asked my wife if she was pregnant."
"Wife said no, just gained some weight."
"MIL replied thank God, you don't need any more kids."- fishyfish55
"When someone only does anything to post pictures of it on Facebook."
"For example when I told one of my visiting relatives, from my country of origin, that they can't post pictures of my young son on the internet, more specifically on Facebook, they immediately lost all interest in doing anything with my son."
"We also missed out on some pre-planned programs when it turned out they were not Facebook-worthy photo opportunities."- thadson
What does it accomplish exactly?
"I'm not talking about the spittle involuntarily released while talking. even though that could be pretty bad with some people as well."
"It is the constant need of some people to spit saliva on the ground every 5 seconds for no apparent reason besides having the habit."- thadsonkisses llama GIFGiphy
Not everyone is cut out for life in the fast lane...
"People who drive slowly on the passing lane."
Just why?"- gabiflakes
Who do they think they're fooling?
"YouTube music reaction videos where some supposed expert pretends to have never seen."
"Famous person here in same instrument that they play."
"Things like 'professional jazz drummer hear's Neil Peart for the first time'."
"No pro drummer, in ANY genre, hasn't heard Peart."
"So then I get to watch a video where some guy pauses every three seconds to stare eyes-open, hand over mouth, as if he's never heard Tom Sawyer."
"This is just an example; there are more, and not just in music."- Bageezax
Finger lickin' good... but not everyone needs to know!
"People who lick their fingers after eating and do that suction sound after they have finished giving hardcore fellatio to their digits."- SeanConneryIsMacleanoscar isaac eating GIFGiphy
Seriously, manners people!
"Any adult that slurps the end of their drink with a straw."
"Have you seen the Subaru commercial where the granddaughter drives Grandma home?"
"Grandma gets a milkshake and slurps the last drop through the straw, it makes me so angry I dream about punching that gma in the face."- backtobaker
If I could just but in for a minute...."
"People who are constantly interrupting other people's conversations."
"It's especially annoying when they are sitting there listening to the conversation, and then jump in and interrupt everybody and start talking about some completely different subject."- B4thestorm61
Get a rug!
"Loud upstairs neighbors."
"I’ve lived under people who were relatively quiet, so it’s possible."- -devils-avocado
Is it really that difficult?
"Not putting the shopping cart back!"- TheUlfhedincart fail GIFGiphy
How can it be that the people responsible for these infuriating habits aren't remotely aware of them?
Perhaps because they're thinking of themselves, and no one else.
Be it for reasons out of our control, or simply because we didn't allow enough time, all of us have shown up to something late at least once in our lives.
And the only thing that could make us feel worse than we already do about our tardiness, is being told "you're late."
Naturally, the obvious response to the obvious reminder would be a simple, "I'm sorry."
Though it's fair to say that when someone so blatantly states the obvious, maybe they deserve a somewhat more original response?
Redditor ReddBolt511 was curious to hear the best retorts people have given, or recieved, to being told they were late, leading them to ask:
"What's the best response to 'You're late'?
I learned my lesson.
"The first time I was late in over two years, HR wrote me up."
"In the evening I went home on time and HR asked me why I was already heading out."
"I told them I have learned my lesson and won't be late for the second time."- atot806
Tell me something I don't know.
"I know, thank you for your patience."- dayglo98
"Sorry I didn’t want to come."- HonestSapphireLion24
"Sorry, I meant to be absent."
"Let me fix that."- stupid_trollzArgue Peace Out GIFGiphy
Gonna have to do better than that!
"A bloke in my high school had a cracker that I’ll never forget."
"Teacher: 'you’re 10 minutes late'."
"Student: 'yeah sorry I was walking slowly'."
"It did not go down well."- Rosemount3051S
Catch me up, why don't you!
'What did I miss?"- rwubmc
Be one step ahead.
"Don't give them a chance to say anything."
"Walk in and say: 'I see you have started without me'."- JustBeingDylanHere I Am Oscars GIF by The Academy AwardsGiphy
Be like the superhero they are...
"Walk past them and say:"
'"Well, now we’re waiting for you'.”
"RDJ as Iron Man".- miguelmoen
Maybe just be honest?
"I remember a guy was late for grade 12 chemistry class and our chemistry teacher was really strict and when the teacher asked him why are you late he quickly spat out"
"'Because I didn't make it here on time'."
"It's a great line but he didn't do it on purpose."- nardpuncher
You knew it was coming...
"How do you know my menstrual cycles?"- ThisAnswerIsLitBlack Girl Period GIFGiphy
Next time you find yourself running late, rather than worrying about it the whole time, maybe spend it thinking of a clever response?
You'd be surprised how much is forgiven by a good laugh.
Everyone has their own areas of expertise.
Not necessarily something related to their professional field, but more one of their great interests or passions, which they almost unknowingly learned about over time.
And as a result, should said topic arise during a group gathering or dinner party, they'll be able to talk about it for hours.
Much to the delight, or dismay, of their friends and family.
Redditor NikonDexter was curious to learn people's hidden knowledge on which they could provide an impromptu lecture, leading them to ask:
"What topic could you talk about for 30 minutes with no preparation?"
People believe anything I say.
"Anything, as long as nobody’s fact-checking me."- Left_Complaint1604
You think the werewolves in Twilight are scary?...
"Why most modern interpretations of classic folklore creatures, werewolves, faeries, vampires, etc., are less scary than the original stories."- Applesintheorchard
Don't even get me started...
"Why people who don't use turn signals are f*ck heads."- scotsworthRed Car Headlights GIF by 7-LightsGiphy
Whenever I need to vent...
"All the stupid sh*t my coworkers do."- DerpWilson
Tell me it's just a game...
"Video games most likely."
"I could easily talk about one of the Ace Attorney cases for 30 minutes."- zettasyntax
"It won't be a quick 30 minutes."- Son_of_steven19Video Games Game GIF by For Better or for WorseGiphy
The force is strong...
"How f*cking incompetent the Jedi order are."- species-baby
They're more like us than you think.
"Animal facts."- Moctor_DrignallHappy Jump GIFGiphy
"Both the fabrication material and the music."- Faythlessly
Everyone has a passion that they will never tire of learning.
But, don't be surprised or offended if your friends and family don't seem as interested.
That just means you don't have to pretend to be interested in what they start talking about...
Who hasn't taken part in a fad that became passé before the year was out.
Children of the 90s probably wish they spent much less time and effort obtaining Pogs and Magic Cards than they did.
But while some frivolous fads are an almost instant flash in the pan, sometimes they are only the beginning of a pop culture phenomenon which continues to this day, with no end in sight.
Much to the dismay of many.
Redditor FalloutFan4207 was curious to hear the things people can't believe are as popular as they are, leading them to ask:
"What should never have gotten popular?"
Did anyone find this funny?
"The stupid public pranks on strangers where it's more or less just harassment."- Laptraffik
"Doing stupid sh*t for clout."- Unknown_Captain
More like "Toddler and Exploitation"...
"Toddlers and Tiaras. Child beauty pageants."- spaceassorceryScared Toddlers And Tiaras GIFGiphy
Just a cruel tease...
"Micro transactions."- Jerrybeshara
Why pay for something you can get for free from a tap?
"Bottled water for like $3 as an alternative to soft drinks."- Tuesday2017
Not everyone deserves to be famous
"Giving obnoxious people a platform."
"See Dr. Phil and his gaggle of guests who are famous for being stupid."- glitchystitchy
"Making stupid people famous."- whitecity011
"The Paul brothers."- dollaravocadotoastJake Paul Fighting GIF by UninterruptedGiphy
Just how "real" are these shows?
"Reality TV/celebrity obsession/Kardashian style shows."- dogsquad81
Is there really anything wrong with monogomy?
"Being a side chick/dude."
"Essentially glorifying cheating."- OhJeezItsCorrine
One can only hope that these will all be things of the past before too long.
And will make way for another trend which people will spend years wondering why it became as popular as it did.
When we move into our first apartment, get our first job, and begin living independently for the first time, it's equal parts intimidating and exciting.
There's always the realization that you are now an adult.
But there are very few early to mid-twenty-somethings who don't stop and have a moment where they question if they are, in fact, an adult.
Many responsibilities that come with being an adult will take us by surprise, as there was no college course to teach us how to deal with them or prepare ourselves for them.
Redditor Palarity was curious to hear some of the rude awakenings people had as they entered adulthood, leading them to ask:
"What were you grossly unprepared for as an adult?"
Who's the boss here? Wait, me?!
"The slow realization that I am the adult in the room who's supposed to help out everyone else."- lapsangsouchogn
Not relying on your parents anymore
"Trivial in comparison to many things, but keeping up familial social obligations."
"Like, it's now on me to check in with aunt M and how she's recovering after her recent surgery, send a gift to cousin K's new baby, congratulate 2nd cousin T on his graduation, etc."
"Gone are the days when my mom did all of that and I just had to sign my name on the card or whatever."- InannasPocket
"Realizing there is no safety net."- brutustyberiusRole Playing Reaction GIF by Hyper RPGGiphy
No more chilling on the quad...
"Going from having tons of friends to really having no one."- ZachariahCasey
Wondering if you have, in fact, "grown up".
"How much I still feel like a kid on the inside."- RosesSpins
Life is precious and unpredictable.
"As time passes and you become an adult, there are two guarantees:"
"1: the adults that shaped you, whom you love and adore, also get older."
"Older and sicker and will die, hopefully later but sometimes so much sooner than you would ever imagine."
"And 2: Peers and folks younger than you will die too, often with little to no rhyme or reason."
"My parents would say growing up that 'death is a part of life'.”
"But I’m not sure there is any way to prepare for really UNDERSTANDING that fact until you experience it yourself as you grow up."- Mbathrowaway202two
Taking care of yourself
"Dealing with a chronic health issue."- Square_Tangelo_7542
It's not all fun and games
"How little time in a week there is to enjoy 'life' after working full time."- Ser0t0n1nToo Much Deadline GIF by Jeremy Speed SchwartzGiphy
That some people don't grow up.
'How insecure and incompetent other adults are."- ducvette
Bullies aren't only found in high schools.
"Bullying at the workplace by other 'adults'."- MathematicianOld1117
The truth is, nothing can prepare anyone for adulthood.
Primarily owing to the fact that no one follows the same path, so there is just no telling what life has in store for you.
But maybe the best part of being an adult, is that you are always learning, only now you don't have to show up to class or hand in homework to prove the lesson has sunk in.