People Explain Which Seemingly Insignificant Things They Hate With A Passion
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Usually, it's the large-scale far reaching decisions of powerful people that make us lose all faith in humanity.

But sometimes, it only takes a bozo at the grocery store to completely convince us that all order and morality has completely fallen by the wayside.


We encounter rude or confusing behaviors committed by the people around us just about every day. What's worse, is that all different people seem to commit the same annoying social faux pas.

Redditors shared the most annoying social pet peeves they know.

mmm-pistol-whip asked, "What is something insignificant that you passionately hate?"

Microwave Troubles

"My wife leaving the microwave on a random number instead of zeroing it out so the time displays. I don't know why it bothers me so much but it does." -- Hawkmek

"When the microwave keeps beeping even after you've opened the door to get your food out. Like I know it's done, that's why I'm opening it, you don't need to keep screaming at me thanks" -- Rly_grinds_my_beans

Not Going Anywhere

"That shark fin shaped spot on my windshield that my wipers can't reach" -- sublevelstreetpusher

"You should invent a horizontal wiper that goes back and forth on a track." -- mmm-pistol-whip

"Ahh the Wipermuda Triangle" -- TannedCroissant

"Related: I hate when dripping rainwater follows the lines the wipers make. I don't know why, I just want the water to drop right down through the line." -- Temmere

Hence the 30 Minute Line 

"People who stand in a 30 minute line, but wait until they get to the register to look at the menu" -- miraculous_milk

"Mine is kind of like this. Why doesn't a drive-thru have 2 menus? I hate how I'm waiting behind another car for 5 minutes and can't see the menu, then when I pull up and can finally see the menu they ask me what I want right away." -- The_Perfect_Fart

Bum Rush

"People who try to get on the elevator before letting people off." -- mnhill2088

"This is NOT insignificant. Nor buses or trains, any form of doored transport. There is a special place in hell for these a**holes" -- SarkyCherry

"Before COVID, I'd stand right at the door. If they insist on getting in, it's at the very least going to be awkward." -- StinkyKittyBreath

Their World, We're Just Living In It

"People who watch TV or movies on their phone, without headphones in the breakroom." -- themoldovanstoner

"Or, having a phone conversation on speakerphone while eating. A coworker does this every day, and at some point in the conversation, her daughter banshee wails." -- 0826Ikaros

Utterly Oblivious 

"People that walk through busy pedestrian areas with zero self awareness."

"You know the ones- almost bumping into you as they're glued to their phones, stopping suddenly in front of you to gaze in a window, 4 people walking spread out and making others step in to the street..."

"...The list goes on."

-- You_Mean_Coitus_

Out of the Loop 

"One of my biggest social pet peeves are people who refer to others by their first name when it's likely you don't know who they are."

"For example, a coworker saying they ate dinner with Sam and Robert on the weekend. When you ask who Sam/Robert are, they say 'my brothers-in-law.'"

"Like...did you really think I know your BIL's by name?"

-- PlaneCrazy787

Orbiting 

"People who spend 10 mins circling a half-full parking lot to find a marginally closer spot to the store entrance."

"If they'd just picked a parking spot a bit further out they'd be in the store already instead of circling."

"And their incessant circling creates traffic for people trying to leave the lot or walk to their car. Just park 15 spots further away already!"

-- BrightBlueShimmering

Especially These Days 

"when they lick their finger to turn the page" -- elleyro

"used to work at a bank and had a coworker who would do that counting money... absolutely psychotic" -- KingFlutie22

"I was at the grocery store yesterday and watched a woman pull her mask down to lick her fingers so she could open a plastic bag for her produce." -- DontTrustNeverSober

Passive Leadership

"Managers who insist on calling meetings and giving long-winded instruction about some mistake or infraction one or two people committed instead of having the balls to just go talk personally to the one or two people." -- moinatx

"It will be no shocker to you, to know that studies in education have found this method of correction to be spectacularly ineffective. It's counterproductive because the people being wrongfully corrected are less likely to comply in future" -- 99thusername

Ice ice baby


Considering that I now work at a grocery store, people who leave refrigerated/frozen items NOT in the refrigerators or freezers, and sometimes people who try to start a conversation; just leave me alone and let me ring you out so you can leave.

-Feeling-OnFire

Move


Anytime two drivers block the road so they can have a conversation. Then get upset when you are just sitting there waiting. Like bruh. Move the fuck outta the way.

-TheJosephBanks1

Zoom etiquette 


I recently had to minute a zoom meeting. At one point chimes were heard over the meeting. They went on and on for a few minutes at regular intervals. The sounds squelched over people's words making it hard to make out what they were saying. Eventually, the host of the meeting said "oh sorry someone is sending me a bunch of invitations for all of next year's meetings...".

  1. turn off your sound notifications!
  2. if you do not want to turn off the sounds, at least set Zoom to mute those notifications
  3. if you don't know how or want to do those things, at least close Outlook while you are in a zoom meeting
  4. You are the effing host of the meeting you of all people shouldn't be disrupting it!

Bless you

People who pronounce tissue without the "sh" sound but with an "S" sound

-D00bieDubras

What's the iss-yoo with it?

-mokey_Bear_Melon

My best friend says "highth" instead of "height" and it drives me up a wall. He works in construction so it happens pretty frequently, and I just want to smack him every time he says it

-Phoenix_of_Asclepius

Smell-o-vision 


People who wear an excessive amount of perfume/cologne. I don't mind if you want to wear a nice subtle scent but if I can still smell you even after you've left the room it's too much!

-Reckless406

The saying is, I believe: "perfume is best discovered, not announced".

-dinklebergs_revenge

Not lovin' it

The McDonald's ba da ba ba ba. I HATE it. It makes me angry and I don't even know why. I don't frequent McDonald's anyway, but if I did--that stupid jingle would make me stop. And, I know this isn't asking about commercials, but that seems to be what I passionately hate--I cannot stand the Keurig commercial with James Corden.

I've considered writing to Keurig to let them know that the commercial has turned me off so much that I will never buy another Keurig product again (not that I had planned to--I have a cheap knock off that works great, but they don't know that). But I want to throw things at my tv when that comes on. HATE it.

-IwantAnIguana

Break the ice


Forced work get-togethers that involve group ice breaker games. Please just trust that a group of professionals know how to talk to each other without needing that!

-Katlover08

Grinchy


My husband thinks I'm grinchy, but I hate this trend of inflatable holiday decorations. They seem to get bigger and bigger and are such a waste of material and energy. More crap for the landfills.

-jdglidd


I agree. I think the inflatables just look tacky. Even more infuriating when they deflate and people just leave them like that. Why even bother?

-colossustaco

Windows down


My dad gets hot in a vehicle, so instead of taking off his coat before he gets in, he leaves the coat on and drives with the windows down in the middle of winter. Drives me insane! No, I do not want the wind zipping through the cab of the car and snowflakes flying in. Please turn the heat down or take off a layer.

-Yippee614

Help is on the way

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HELP IS ON THE WAY

-Christ_was_a_Liberal

Wake up call 


People who use AM/PM for a time, and then add "in the morning" or similar. Ex., "I had to get up at 6 AM in the morning." Umm yeah...that's what the AM meant. It irritates me way more than it should.

-mWade7

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