Pet Peeves are interesting because you almost take pleasure in despising something so small that it seems insignificant to other people.
But would you outlaw those things if you could?
Reddit user Burgundy93 asked:
Here were some of the petty peevey answers.
Designing an ad so that the "X" to make it go away is really just a facade to make you click on the ad. KnightSolAireJordan
Not Always Right
Yelling and or being agressive at minimum wage workers as a means to bend or break rules to get what they want.
Basically get rid or "customer is always right" mentality in business. Brachiozord
Mail addressed to "neighbor" or "current resident". If you don't know who lives there you shouldn't be able to spam mail me. It would save a lot of paper and gas too. LyeInYourEye
I'm currently a janitor for a public washrooms and people are absolute f-cking animals. ANIMALS!
You know how people say "everyone should have to work retail for one year" No, everyone should have to clean a public washroom for one week. One week is enough for people to get the picture, trust me. I don't understand how sh-t gets smeared on the back of the door kind of often. And how used tampons end up on the ground when their is a little bin for it right by the toilet paper. Or how when a toilet gets plugged, people continue to sh-t into it. You know what I found on Canada Day? A plugged toilet with 6 different diarreahs in there. Seriously.
I've realized that people don't associate seeing janitors with the nice and clean washroom they are using. They only associate them with the moment they close the washroom to clean it. I've literally had people yell at me because I had to close a PUBLIC washroom to clean it. TO CLEAN IT! And while I'm in there and I put the sign up that says "temporarily closed for cleaning" people will KNOCK ON THE DOOR CONSTANTLY. As if to say "HEY HURRY UP CLEANING UP THE SH-T OFF THAT WALL, I HAVE TO PISS ON THE COUNTER AND SMASH A GLASS BOTTLE IN THE TOILET!" CZILLROY
All can goods of the same size can no longer have irregular shapes and must fit snuggly into one another. I face/zone shelves as part of my job and the cans that do not stack piss me the f-ck off. I would like a law stating that all companies must make their cans in such a way that they will stack. [Username deleted]
Nothing Is As Nothing Does
Clickbait videos with the little red circle pointing out nothing. flacidturtle1
Journey To The 90s
Junk mail/flyers filling the mailbox. And believe it or not, I still get 3inch thick phone books every few months. Who is paying to get those made?! Don't they realize the world just googles if they need a number now? Waste of money, trees, and space. Umberwavesofgrane
Installing blindingly bright floodlights on your truck and turning them on while driving at night. I don't see why people would be willing to endanger everyone on the road around them just to look like a douchebag. funkisintheair
I once got a mirror from a craft store. They put a giant sticker right in the center. Not one of those plastic-y stickers that peel off pretty easy. One of those super heavy duty ones that leaves all the leftover paper gunk on it. I scrubbed with soap and water and eventually broke the mirror.
WHY WOULD YOU PUT THAT KIND OF STICKER ON A MIRROR?!? [Username deleted]
Who Ya Gonna Call
Answering your phone and not excusing yourself from the room to have the conversation. "Hold on, I need to loudly talk to this person over the phone and completely ignore/disrupt the people who are still in the room" krazykanuck1
Playing any type of car noise (like honking) during radio commercials. I can't tell you how much times it's thrown me off while driving. I'm surprised there hasn't been more car accidents caused by this kind of stuff. Acediass
Making unnecessary modifications to a website's user interface that severely impede the site's previous use, without making them optional.
I'm looking at you Mr "Hey, here's some tweets you already read, 'In case you missed it', oh, and we made "Likes" work the same way as Retweets, for NO REASON!" Twitter. squiggleslash
Having a handle for the push side of a door.
Handles are for pulling.
Bars are for pushing. 3cardtrick
Ads Ads Ads
Pop-up and on-click ads. ESPECIALLY the on-click ads. That shit just gets way annoying. I get it, it's the price I have to pay for not being able to afford to watch the series legally, but putting 7 on-click ads on the play button is just cruel. Four-Eyes_
Adding people to Facebook groups without their permission.
I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR JAMBERRY WRAPS, JENN. caitlington
Letting your small children make noise and f-ck about unattended inside the movie theatre during a movie that they can't appreciate, understand or shouldn't watch. Don't take your 7 year olds to see Logan if they can't be quiet or sit still for f-cks sake. reasonablydont
Fake advertisements on the internet. You can't run fake ads on tv, why is it no problem to make fake ads on the internet edit: everyone here says what are fake ads or they still allow fake ads on tv. In my country false advertising is forbidden on tv. And the 'fake' ads you mention still promote real products. The ads i find fake are the ones selling ways to become a milionair or lose weight quickly, the clickbait kind of ads. ergopeter
Pseudo-science. Recently it is not only keyboard warriors who claim to be an expert in everything.
There is a trend where you-tube is filling with investigations and research which is not conducted in a proper way. So they base themselves on iffy sources and claim this to be the scientific truth. By the way it is presented it seems legit enough, and if you are not an expert yourself the mistakes are not that easy to spot.
a nice example to show what i am talking about: ancient aliens built the pyramids debunked
For a long time i was convinced the scientific community could anchor the uncolored reality, whatever popular belief and shitty journalism would be, but seeing the shier mass of misinformation (express or accidental) I am getting scared for the results on the long term memory of mankind.
(mainly because not every single detail is worth fully investigating, and a number of small unfunded assumptions have a much greater impact then you would expect.) silentanthrx
People who, when shopping, block the aisles for selfish reasons. I know aisles are easy to block by accident, I just really hate it when elderly people are having a conversation right in the middle and have seemingly blocked out everyone else's existence. And I kind of wish I could blast an air horn at them. ToErrDivine
God Save The Food
Leaving religious pamphlets/bible verses/or fake money with quotes or messages on them for a server. Regardless of tipping practices in that resteraunt, this is just annoying and stupid. recorder_man
I'd Chime In
Leaving the door opened AFTER I TOLD YOU FIFTY TIMES THIS DAY!! G-DDAMMIT DANIEL, WHY CAN'T YOU CLOSE THE F-CKING DOOR!!! Dawidko1200
Take Care Of Your Gum
People who spit out their gum in parking lots and public walkways. All_Your_Base
People who bring their fake service animals everywhere. In some places, it is illegal, and I'm not saying therapy dogs are in this category, but when you let your yappy, shedding, and obviously untrained dog put its crusty butt on a shopping cart, I want to smack you. I had one guy bring in a macaw and leave it on a desk in a furniture store. :/ There's no way in hell that thing is certified.TribblesIA
All Or Nothing At All
All or nothing mentalities. specifically in games/movies etc.
if people like something, its good. if you dont, its bad. it drives me nuts when people say things are definitively one or the other unless you use objective evidence.
my favorite example of this is if i enjoy something, but offer criticism, i catch all kinds of shit because i dare criticize something so great.
it drives me f-cking batty. Effendoor