Pet Peeves are interesting because you almost take pleasure in despising something so small that it seems insignificant to other people.[rebelmouse-image 18349179 is_animated_gif=
But would you outlaw those things if you could?
Reddit user Burgundy93 asked:
Here were some of the petty peevey answers.
False Ads[rebelmouse-image 18349181 is_animated_gif=
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[rebelmouse-image 18349182 is_animated_gif=
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
Spam[rebelmouse-image 18349183 is_animated_gif=
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
Self-Discipline[rebelmouse-image 18349184 is_animated_gif=
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
Can-Do Attitude[rebelmouse-image 18349185 is_animated_gif=
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[rebelmouse-image 18349186 is_animated_gif=
Clickbait videos with the little red circle pointing out nothing. flacidturtle1
Journey To The 90s[rebelmouse-image 18349187 is_animated_gif=
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
Brights[rebelmouse-image 18349188 is_animated_gif=
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
Stickers[rebelmouse-image 18349188 is_animated_gif=
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[rebelmouse-image 18349189 is_animated_gif=
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
Dangerous Distractions[rebelmouse-image 18349191 is_animated_gif=
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
Repetition[rebelmouse-image 18349192 is_animated_gif=
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
Sliding/Doors[rebelmouse-image 18349194 is_animated_gif=
Having a handle for the push side of a door.
Handles are for pulling.
Bars are for pushing. 3cardtrick
Ads Ads Ads[rebelmouse-image 18349195 is_animated_gif=
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_
Dammit Jenn![rebelmouse-image 18349196 is_animated_gif=
Adding people to Facebook groups without their permission.
I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR JAMBERRY WRAPS, JENN. caitlington
Noisy Times[rebelmouse-image 18349197 is_animated_gif=
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
Ad Control[rebelmouse-image 18349198 is_animated_gif=
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
Real Studies[rebelmouse-image 18349200 is_animated_gif=
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
Trader Joe's[rebelmouse-image 18349201 is_animated_gif=
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[rebelmouse-image 18349202 is_animated_gif=
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[rebelmouse-image 18349203 is_animated_gif=
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[rebelmouse-image 18349204 is_animated_gif=
People who spit out their gum in parking lots and public walkways. All_Your_Base
Macaw Draw[rebelmouse-image 18349205 is_animated_gif=
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[rebelmouse-image 18349206 is_animated_gif=
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
Don't be alarmed: There are some terrible corporations out there (looking at you, Nestle) but there are also some great brands that are selling decent products.
I know, surprising, right? Maybe we've all just gotten used to brands selling things of questionable quality that when we stumble across something worthwhile it stuns us.
Hold on tight when you find a brand deserving of your loyalty!
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor spwf asked the online community,
"What brand(s) do you swear by and why?"
"Their cast iron pans..."
"Lodge. Their cast iron pans are super durable and can last a lifetime."
Not just a lifetime. Your Lodge cast iron will outlive you, if (and even if you don’t) take care of it. Even if they get rusty they can be resurfaced. And damn is it satisfying to resurface a forgotten cast iron pan.
Asics, specifically the Gel-Nimbus series. I've suffered from joint pain and unbearable plantar fasciitis from a relatively young age... These shoes are life savers. Very pricey and I don't love the look of tennis shoes of any type but nevertheless I will praise these shoes to the end of days. Hopefully, I will always be able to afford them once a year.
Glad to hear you've found some much-needed relief!
"Warranty and service..."
"Victorinox. Excellent pocket knives, multi tools and their kitchen knives are probably the best ones you can get under 100 USD. Warranty and service is top notch."
Anyone who cooks, but can't afford or doesn't want to invest in a professional-grade chef's knife should get a Victorinox. They aren't nearly as good as a top tier professional chef's knife, but they are night and day compared with everything else in their price range.
"This one brand..."
"This one brand of granola bars called Sunbelt Bakery. Every other granola bar brand is so dry I can't eat them anymore."
Yes, these are so good! An excellent choice.
"Dickies. High quality pants. They're meant to be work pants so they're pretty durable and breathe well. Very comfortable."
"High quality" is right. Those pants last forever.
"It helps clean..."
"Dawn dishsoap. It helps clean dishes and it's great when one of my kids has an accident and I have to wash their clothes. Sometimes leaves a small stain but no smell. It has saved so many outfits."
Fantastic – it sounds like you should be their salesperson.
"They don't use..."
"New Balance. They don't use slave labor to make shoes."
They are comfortable and fit well.
I personally still don't like the aesthetics of many of their shoes, but still recommend them to people who want a good shoe.
"They are a retailer..."
"REI. Stand behind everything in their store. They are a retailer but you can beat something up they sell and they give you a full refund."
Many people use them for shoes, for camping gear... all kinds of stuff. They're very reliable.
"I wear my Timberland boots..."
"I wear my Timberland boots almost every day, I’ve had them for almost ten years, and they’re still just about as sturdy as they were the day I bought them."
These shoes tend to last forever. "Durable" is the perfect word.
"One large bottle..."
"Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. One large bottle lasts me about a year and I use it for everything. No toxic BS in them like pretty much every other soap and they smell fantastic."
"Also when I say everything I really mean it. All purpose cleaner, dish soap, body wash, shampoo, carpet extractor wash, dog shampoo, it’s called 18 in 1 for a reason."
If you're interested in the story behind the company, the documentary Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox might be right up your alley.
See? Not all brands are terrible. After reading about some of these, it might be time to change of your buying habits.
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
You know what would be great?
If society could just stop with arbitrary dress codes. If you're not working with the public, why should you have to dress up so much? If you're a police officer, then it makes sense that you'd wear a uniform that identifies you as a police officer. If you're Ted from IT who sits in the backroom all day, I really don't see why you have to come in every day in a suit and tie.
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
"Taking off sick from work, WITHOUT giving an invasive reason. I supervise a small team and so I see all the OOO emails, and for gods sake I want people to PLEASE not feel the need to explain in detail what kind of diarrhea is afflicting them, or how bad their period cramps are, or how much bad sushi they ate the night before. Just say “I’m under the weather, I won’t be online today.”"
"And yet, I get it! I do it too! I feel guilty or like I’ll be looked at with suspicion if my reason for taking off isn’t sufficiently debilitating enough!"
"But… we need to stop this. As a manager I don’t care, I don’t THINK the people above me who are also on these emails care… let’s just all agree to take sick days without any details from now on!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
Another thing I do not miss from my retail days. Having to stand for hours and hours only to come home with my feet killing me was not fun.
"Prices on apartments..."
"Prices on apartments and their respectable reasons for such price directly on their websites or advertising without the need for a tour or any secrecy."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
Absolutely. Many customers get away with treating employees horribly because they know they can do it without any pushback... most of the time.
"The fact that I sometimes..."
"The fact that I sometimes need to take my insulin in public. No, Karen, I am not doing drugs, I need to live."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
"Afternoon naps. I’m on team nap. Give me 25 minutes to charge up and I’ll give you back 3 hours of high quality work. Everyone wins. Plus I go home with extra energy instead of dead tired."
Short naps don't work for me. I can't do a 25 min recharge. When I take a nap it needs to be like a solid 2 hours
"Salary transparency. For some reason, in the US, there’s a taboo or stigma around discussing one’s salary. This should be done openly and freely, with zero embarrassment or judgment. The only winners from avoiding these conversations are the corporations that are able to pay people differently for the same roles. Speak up!"
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
It's evident that something's got to change around here, and we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
As much as many of us don't like to disrupt the status quo, there is only so much time a person can tolerate a miserable situation before things become so unbearable that they ultimately have to peace out.
For some people, it takes a while for them to reach a breaking point. Eventually, there comes a time when they realize their self-worth is more important than continuing to please others who don't appreciate them for the sake of keeping up with appearances.
Curious to hear from people whose patience ran thin and made a strong decision, Reddit Prestigious-Order-62 asked:
"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"One time I got pulled into the Security office at a Department store I worked at. They accused me of constantly using the sales day coupons for people that didn’t present one (we always kept an extra copy at each register). I had watched my own department boss do it many times so I assumed it was okay. We didn’t even collect the coupons to be counted for the cash office, we just chucked them after use."
"They claimed I lost the store hundreds of dollars and had been watching me 'for months' do this awful, unforgivable crime for people spending 90 bucks on already bloated price designer jeans. I’m sure the occasional 10% discount was just devastating. 🙄""I got this huge lecture of how I was LITERALLY stealing from the store and they COULD call the police but would give me a chance to work off the damage. I couldn’t believe how criminal I was made to feel over it. The best part when they called my boss in who pretended to have never done it before to save her own a**."
"I asked if they were firing me. They said 'Yes and No. You will be let go, but you can choose to work off the damages so we don’t take you to court.' I told them I will just quit and asked for my last check. They said they will deduct what I owe from my last check. And I said 'Well then you need to show me all the footage and prove that I was stealing.' They wouldn’t produce footage, finally called the cops, and when the cops arrived, they were just as confused and called it an internal problem and advised them that this was overblown. I think they felt sorry for me. So finally upper management came in and just said 'just issue the last check, I will sign it here.' So much drama over so stupid a thing."
"It was sad because that actual day my Mom and daughter had come to the mall to meet me for lunch and I had to explain I just was forced to quit that job and was never allowed in that store again like I was some awful jerk."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
"A coworker waited until we were in front of a large group of people to start 'disciplining' me for something 'wrong' I did (I took my lunch 15 mins late to help another coworker) when she wasn’t even my supervisor. Applied for a job transfer the next day and couldn’t be happier where I am now."
"I had a piece of sh*t of a boss. He'd praise you in private but berate you in public. In front of coworkers and customers. Always about stuff that didn't matter."
"He'd also happily break company policy to side with customers after you spent an hour telling a customer you can't give them stuff for free, for example. Any time he was around, everything was miserable."
"My only regret is that I wasn't there to see him marched out by corporate when he got fired, because I had gone on to a better job by then."
Human Punching Bag
"I used to work in a Kitchen at a pub, it was grim work, but I had freinds there and had worked there for 3 years, So it wasn't too bad."
"One Christmas season we were being absolutely pumped, full out functions and busy services. My boss at the time was very stressed and fair enough, We were busy, We were all working overtime and full out. He used any excuse to completely blow up and absolutely scream at me for little to no reason, essentially him yelling at me was his stress relief. But fine, whatever, kitchens are rough places, no appolagies or anything, move on."
"I then go away for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays and spend the time road tripping around the country having an amazing time."
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
Even though these employees weren't chewed out in front of co-workers, the low salary without room for negotiation made them not wanting to stick around for much longer.
You Only Get One Job
"They cut my hours so I had to get a second job. 3 days before I was supposed to start said second job, my manager at the main job told me that I couldn't get this second job because I had main job first and I needed to make it my priority. That's when I said f'k you and left. I didn't even give a notice, I literally just sent an email saying I wouldn't be coming in the next day, grabbed my sh*t and went home."
"I used to work Retail and after 7 years at the company, I found out I was only making 50 cents more an hour than someone who just started yesterday. I understood if they couldn't pay me more and asked for a good schedule. 7-3 or 8-4 every day and the same two days off every week. I didn't even ask for weekends off."
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
Situations weren't much different outside the work place. Social dilemmas prompted these Redditors to say, "nope."
"Went to a pub because a friend kept asking. When I got there, he was with a group of people I didn't know, so I introduced myself and got the next round. As I come back with the tray, I hear them saying something along the lines of 'why is that b*tch still here? I thought she was just supposed to drop off a bicycle?' 'Ya, we don't want her to come to <this other town with more pubs> and now she is drinking with us?' 'She's so dumb' *proceeds to imitate and ridicule me as I was actively listening and nodding when I was having a conversation with my friend."
"Gave the beer to random people and walked right out after saying good evening to my friend and briefly explaining I did not appreciate being tricked into being a bicycle taxi for people who hate me directly after meeting me."
A Shocking Incident
"I was on my boat fishing for bass. I casted out my line and watched the lure hit the water but the line just floated in the air. Lightning and thunder crashed and the line fell to the water. F'k this sh*t, I'm out."
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
"Edit: She was violent/crazy and on drugs, was like the 20th attack I took and that made me really think lol."– MyLifeForAuir1
Ally For The Ex
"I found nudes of his ex (from ten years ago) that I’d previously asked him twice to get rid of tucked in a pair of MY socks. Our couples counselor asked why he’d kept them and he said, 'You know. In case I ever needed to blackmail her.' He said it like it was a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to plan to do. The therapist and I locked eyes and I noped the f'k out of there and moved out."
Most of these Redditors realized leaving their situation was better than dealing with the consequences of sticking around.
The latter is never a good option. Why remain in a scenario you know is already going to consume your soul?
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
As we enter into the summer months, people now have to decide whether or not they want their morning coffee to be hot or iced.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
One could make an argument that foods that are equally delicious hot or cold are perhaps the best, or at least the most reliable.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
Redditor NectarineOther4989 was curious to hear which foods people enjoy either hot or cold, leading them to ask:
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.
While there's no better smell than a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, those eating them the next day likely aren't missing out either.