People Share The One Thing They'll Never Be Able To Tolerate


We all have pet peeves. There's always going to be that one sound that annoys you every time you hear it, or that one person who just drives you up the wall with their lack of respect for personal space.

Some of them seem to be pretty universal though, like the sound of your voice played back on a recording. I've done voice-over work off and on for a couple of years and I still hate hearing my own voice. I've gotten used to it, but there's still this small internal cringe every time I sit down to edit. It's even worse if I happen to hear it when I'm not expecting it.

Reddit user DustierDragon asked:

"What is something you will never be able to tolerate?"

Some of these are individuals' pet peeves, others are simply bad manners, but all are truly irritating!

Your Insecurity Is Not Our Fault

Teachers/professors/instructors who are really insecure and take it out on students. Like you ask a question about the way they did something (why did you take points off for that, don't we have to move 20 yards during that choreography, etc) and they take it as a personal offense and get defensive. I instantly lose all respect for people like that.


Courtesy Doesn't Cost You Anything

Being rude to a cashier/server/cleaning people. You wouldn't speak to them like that if they were on the other side of the register so why would you do that when they're at their job? The frustration is towards a company but it's misplaced on the person providing the service. If they're sh*tty, respectfully tell them you're unsatisfied and leave.


Sudden Stops

People that enter somewhere busy like a Costco, find the worst choke point like the exit then stand there and go through their bag looking for a napkin or something. MOVE TO THE SIDE! THERE ARE DOZENS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO PASS YOU


There is a surprising amount of people who get off escalators, take one step forward and then stop to look where they're going next. It's quite possibly the worst place OF ALL TIMES to stop and block people behind you, cause they can not take a step back without falling or hurting themselves. Why can't people take the extra five steps to move to the side and then look around?! It is really not that hard and I assure you, you won't get completely lost or unable to find your way back. God, this makes me so frustrated, haha!


At Least It's Not Dial-up!

When the page doesn't fully load by the time you click on something then BAM it does and everything was shifted and look you just clicked on an ad and you're being redirected to a new page.


Or better yet, you're waiting... waiting... waiting... okay time to click refresh.

*clicks refresh*

*page finishes loading, then starts to reload again*

Waiting some more...



Rubbing two pieces of polystyrene together. Makes my teeth feel like they wanna shatter.




I Think We All Hate This One

The sound of my own voice on a recording.


I think I sound like a small child. I'm technically in management and we record our meetings. It's odd to listen to what sounds like a child giving orders.


You Don't Have To Bathe In It

People who wear SO MUCH perfume or cologne. Less is more, pal!


Alternatively, telling people that you're allergic to perfume and cologne, and then they spray it anyway while looking you right in the eyes. I have issues, evidently. A girl in my university class sprayed perfume next to me when I asked her not to and it irritated my nose so much that it gave me a nosebleed. No apology. The nerve of some people.


There's A Bin For A Reason

Littering. Makes me sad and angry at the same time.


It's even worse when there's a trash can like 5 feet away. Like, are you really that lazy?


Ugh, reminds me of people who leave shopping carts in the parking lot. The cart receptacle is 10 feet away you horrible person.


Gum Is The Worst

Loud, wet chewing/lip smacking. My old roommate used to eat like a camel and I would lay in a ball on the couch trying my best not to just supernova right there in the living room. I swear to God that sound haunts my dreams.

I hate conflict so I never knew how to explain why I was folding in on myself like an envelop every time he had dinner.

So yeah, that. And obnoxiously loud motorbikes.


Don't Be A Jerk

People who make fun of overweight people exercising.

Of course, people shouldn't judge others by the way they look. So making fun of an overweight person is already bad.

But when I hear someone making fun of an overweight person who's exercising, it makes me really angry. I usually feel the need to give a "lecture about life" to the wannabe joker.

Why the hell should people make fun of someone who's engaging a tough journey to get better?


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