Top 10 Biggest Pet Peeves

The Top Ten
1 Mouth noises/chewing with mouth open

Seems there are too many programs on TV where people are eating and talking with their mouths full, chewing, mumbling, and rattling fast food wrappers as they gobble the grub. The great divide between rich and poor is, unfortunately, a serious reality, but good manners cost nothing. These needless media-driven examples of stuffing gluttonously set a poor example for youngsters and disgust courteous people everywhere.

Please, writers, discard these rude scenes from visibility; they really do not make any story more real in a valuable or constructive way!

I was taught since before I can remember that you do not do this. It is probably why it irritates me. It is gross. It also irritates me when people breathe through their nose loudly as they eat.

This has gotta be one of my biggest pet peeves! My sister does this, and some other people at school do too, and it's SO annoying. I just want to kill them! The worst part is, I'm always telling my sister to stop, and she's like, "Okay," she stops. But the next day, she does it again. I also hate when you're at school and you sit next to someone who makes grunting/breathing noises, and they sound kinda like they're literally about to gag.

2 Poor driving etiquette

They pull out in front of you and then do 20 mph. You look in your rearview mirror, and there is not a car for miles! Also, the sign says 'Lane closed ahead, merge,' and the idiots wait until the last second. If everyone would keep moving and let every other car in, there would not be a backup of traffic for miles! It's the people who think they are better and deserve to be in front of everyone that cause the backup!

I would say that bus is one of those slow drivers. They don't drive poorly because their job is to pick up passengers, and I totally understand. But whenever I encounter them, they really piss me off. I have to wait until almost every car behind me on the left lanes passes over me, and then I can get around them. Such a waste of time!

I live in Michigan, where statistically, we have the second-worst drivers on the roads in the states (right behind California, who are beating us by around 1%. Must be all those people leaving lol). I hate driving here. I mean, they all preach that you should follow the rules, but my mom texts while driving, my dad speeds, my brother and cousin don't know how to slow down. There are around 4 accidents in Grand Rapids every day and 7 in Detroit. Freaking scary, yo!

3 People who use "your" instead of "you're"

Bad grammar drives me nuts, especially the incorrect usage of words and unnecessary apostrophes. It's particularly infuriating when such errors occur in business or published articles. I swear, no one seems to proofread anymore! However, the most amusing situation is when someone is ranting in a "comments" section, such as on YouTube, and they call others "stupid" and "idiots," yet their entire post is filled with spelling and grammar mistakes. Responding to such a comment is redundant since they are already showcasing their profound ignorance.

I have to agree with everyone on this pet peeve. It's very annoying to be a Floridian reading your own classmate who is older than yous work and notice that they spelled it wrong. I still can't believe that it was necessary, but a year ago, eighth graders were still being notified that there's a difference between the words. For example, its is a contraction for it is while its is the plural of it. You're is a contraction of you are and your is a possessive. I know this, but half of my own grade doesn't seem to grasp it.

4 Not washing hands after using the restroom

This is extremely disgusting! I know someone who has the nerve to use the bathroom and not wash her hands, then continues on to the kitchen to eat, touch other people, and touch objects in the house such as doorknobs, the refrigerator, etc. I wash my hands EVERY TIME I use the bathroom!

I'm studying in France for a year, and I have yet to see a French male human being wash his hands in a public toilet. This might be why all French people do the kissing on the cheeks, as they know that shaking hands is a certain way to spread diseases down here.

So true! And it annoys me so much that I actually tell them to do so when they don't. Of course, only if I know them (not to strangers, laugh out loud) because I don't have to hang out with strangers all day and come in contact with their hands, now do I?

5 Screaming children/temper tantrums

My brother has tantrums all the time over stupid stuff. I get scratched, bitten, hit, and more constantly because of them. It's more dangerous and hurtful than annoying. My brother has a high-pitched scream, so when he screams (again, almost constantly), it hurts my ears. I also have a fear of the police coming around because of the noise and maybe accusing my mom of child abuse (which she would never even think of doing; my mom is perfect with protecting and looking after me, my sister, and my brother). I guess it'll be more annoying than hurtful and fearful when the child isn't a relative of yours, though.

People, just because you have learned to tune out your screaming kids, it is not fair to other people to be expected to tolerate it. If your kid is tired of shopping, take them home.

Yes, I have a younger brother (who is 13) that always throws tantrums. He always hits, punches, scratches, bites, and shoves me. Oh yeah, he screams really loud as well. It always happens whenever I go over to my mom's house. I'm afraid my mother is going to get the police called on her because of my brother's tantrums. I always have bruises on my arms when I leave my mother's house. This should be in the top ten. So annoying!

6 Disrespectful schoolgirls

This is why I decided not to marry a girl who attended my secondary school. I would rather marry a girl who went to school in Asia for 12 years straight. She can live abroad, but only for 1 year. If she moved to the US, Australia, Canada, or anywhere outside of Asia and settled there permanently before the age of 18, then she's out. Prom and homecoming don't exist in Asian schools. I do not regret not attending any of the school parties. The majority of secondary schools go from grades 10 to 12. When I was in school, girls often drooled over any boys they found interesting. They also bragged about popularity often. I received a lot of unwanted attention back when I was in secondary school. That's all in the past. I used to know this type of girl. She got into trouble many times. Now I don't see her anymore. Nowadays, I have decided to distance myself from any girls who attended my schools.

The most obnoxious schoolgirl I ever encountered was a girl in 3rd grade. She was an awful thing who tattled on me for every single thing. One time, I was playing with some paper (I was bored as could be) and she started complaining. I formed a group to extinguish her (metaphorically speaking), and it worked. We began getting on her nerves and torturing her to the point where she couldn't take it. But we didn't stop there. We got the principal involved, who got angry with her. In just 6 months, my friends and I destroyed the most obnoxious girl in the school. Unfortunately, she was in my 4th-grade class, and she was the same way, but I left that school.

7 When people copy you in every way

I have a story about someone copying someone else's work.

My school uses a tool for checking plagiarism and collusion, and that's where we submit our assignments.

Anyway, here's how the story goes: there is a couple that attends my school. I won't reveal their real names, so I'll just refer to the boyfriend as Mike, and the girlfriend as Millie.

Millie had just finished her assignment before the deadline, and Mike volunteered to print it out for her. However, Mike (who hadn't even started his assignment) only volunteered as an excuse to copy and paste Millie's assignment onto his own, with a few changes in the wording.

Both Millie and Mike received detentions for "collusion," even though it was entirely Mike's fault. They are still dating, which is beyond me. If I were Millie, I would break up with Mike at the first chance.

Yep. Once, I was writing a story to show the class for our topic, but my friend copied and finished hers. She then showed it to our teacher, who read it out loud to the class, and they were all so fond of her story - even though the credit was meant to go to me. Then, people kept asking why I copied her and her story title. I tried to tell them that it was my work originally, but they wouldn't listen. She copied me, she still does in writing and art. And I hate it. So, anyone who does this, please stop. It ruins our hard work.

8 Cell phone drivers

There is no reason you should be on your phone while driving! If someone is calling you, put them on speaker and put your phone down or talk to them later. If they're texting you, respond using Siri, and if you don't have Siri since I know there are a lot of non-Apple users out there, again, text them when you're done driving! Nothing is important enough for innocent people and kids to die or get injured, and nothing is important enough for their families to have to go through the pain of losing someone they love because you were too irresponsible to put your phone down for a few minutes! Seriously, it's not going to kill you if you aren't on your phone for 20 hours a day!

Yeah, my mom is one of "those people" who texts at red lights. When it turns green, I have to yell at her that we can go because she can't wait 2 minutes to reach our destination before talking, texting, or Googling something. We sat through three 2-minute light cycles once because she was looking up a cooking recipe. Yeesh!

9 The naming of celebrity couples

Naming your kids after adjectives (my aunt teaches elementary school, so I know this) is one thing. Examples are Desire, Happiness, etc. This is an abomination. It's only a matter of time before my aunt tells me she is now teaching a Cam-whoever Cameron Diaz married. The other new baby name trend is throwing together a baby name prefix (like Br for Brianna) and a suffix (like lyn from Jocelyn, Brooklyn, Evelyn) and throwing together whatever in the middle. I hate that.

Why do people name their kids adjectives? It's the stupidest and cheesiest thing in the world. It could ruin your kid's whole life if you name them "Lively" when they are actually quiet and keep to themselves. Who even started this trend anyway?

This is so annoying! I also hate it when the media gives individual celebrities nicknames, like Ri-Ri and K-Stew. It just seems so contrived, unnecessary, and idiotic. And it always seems to start with Jennifer Lopez. "Bennifer" was one of the first couple names, and "J-Lo" was one of the first individual names. Are she and Casper called "Jasper"?

10 Putting others down

I can't understand talking behind someone's back. It seems incredibly unproductive and very immature. What's more, it's usually adults who have perfected this "art." I really can't stand it. If the negative comment is inquisitive (i.e., asking a friend for advice), I understand that. But if it's solely to bash someone, it's quite pointless and only serves to make that person look horrible. Because, as we all know, in time, there are very few "secrets" left. What you say behind someone's back will get back to that person, so think about your intention, truth, and fairness.

I hate it so much, especially when others can't help it. It is a HUGE put down on others when they can't help it and everyone is complaining at them. (Sorry if this isn't proper grammar) What gives them the right to put others down? How would you feel if someone did that to you? Oh wait, that probably wouldn't happen maybe because your popular and everything is always a joke to you guys. WHAT ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE? Please don't be so selfish, think about how other people would feel. What good does it bring for you anyway?

The Contenders
11 Teens who act older than their age and call their peers "immature"

I have had experiences with people like this before, and some were massive hypocrites. Some kids are good, but others do it because they think they are better and/or have something to prove. They claim to have "better things to do." They will always snitch or "report" you for anything, such as chewing gum or when you mumble "damn it" under your breath when you don't know the answer to your test.

I'm dancing with my best friend, and there are a bunch of popular girls on the dance team, right? So we're at a competition, and my friend and I are sitting between the bleachers and the seats when five of the populars come over and tell us to sit up and stop acting so immature. Guess what we saw them doing, oh I don't know, five flipping minutes later? Running up and down the seats while some of them sat how we were. Ugh!

When it's alright to be immature (e.g. at a party), let the people around you be immature! I don't act silly or overreact to things (unless it's something I'm scared of, but everyone's scared of something), and I remove myself from uncomfortable situations if possible. I never scream like a baby. However, I do allow others to behave that way. You don't need other people's permission to act that way unless you genuinely need to be mature.

12 People who throw trash from their car window as they drive

I detest people who litter, especially those who throw their trash right where a garbage can is visible. Why is it so hard to put the trash in the receptacle? And to throw something out of a moving vehicle just drives me crazy. I see this planet as shared by all of us, and I find it disrespectful for you to litter my home. Please, parents, teach them when they are young. It is also extremely dangerous for our wildlife. Oh, I could go on and on! But I know people who preach are someone else's pet peeve, so I will acknowledge and respect their choices. Just respect other people and please don't litter!

Trash makes me depressed. Littering is just plain selfish. I get joy from seeing the natural world undisturbed. It makes me crazy to think that people feel entitled to discard their stuff and expect someone else to take care of the mess.

What's the point of throwing garbage out of the car when you can just put it into the recycling bin later on? Also, innocent animals could die from eating plastic by mistaking it for food, thanks to people dropping litter on the floor.

13 Arrogance

Some arrogant kid in my class would always make fun of my classmates because he thought he was better. One day, he said a girl had a big belly, and she said at least she didn't have a big head.

Some people are just so big-headed that you just want to squish their head!

I'll admit, I'm a little arrogant.

14 Movie talkers

I was watching my favorite movie, Flight of the Navigator, not too long ago. My little kindergartener sister wouldn't shut up! "Hey, look, there's the spaceship! Oh my goodness, Sarah Jessica Parker is so pretty! Wow, that's creepy! He was gone for eight years? Robots, robots, robots! He's the navigator now! What the heck does compliance mean? That's so funny! David's so cute, I'm gonna kiss him! He's in 1986? I thought it was 1978! Oh, it's a time travel movie! I get it!"

I'm not joking when I say these are the exact same things she says every time I watch this movie in her presence.

Oh, she's an impossible person to watch movies with. Even in a cinema, she does this!

I have eyes, and I can see exactly what is happening in the movie. I hate people like this. My class used to watch a lot of movies in 5th grade, and I wanted to strangle or beat the people who did this. You have been blessed with the gift of seeing, so use it correctly because there are plenty of people who'd kill their very own family just to see the world for 5 seconds.

15 The Jersey Shore cast

They suck. It's sad that they get paid a lot of money for being trash, while the rest of us struggle to get a job in this economy and have manners.

Yep, I totally agree. But what really pisses me off is that they still think they're gracious and lame, and there are still people watching them!

Ew. No. I can't stand them and their whiny voices and their attitudes. I actually never watched a full New Jersey Shore show, but I know what it's all about.

16 Body odor

Once, some idiot forgot to put on deodorant, and he ended up stinking up the classroom. He smelled like farts, rotting flesh, and onions combined with moldy cheese and sweat squeezed from smelly socks. Everyone thought that someone had farted.

Have your bath properly every day and stop relying on deodorant. Scrub your armpits, don't merely slide your sponge around. Thoroughly wash your lowers, please!

Once I went to a shop, and at the self-serve, someone smelled absolutely awful. It smelled like a sweaty trucker who rolled in farts and dead bodies.

17 Angry teens complaining about parental guidance

I understand that it can be annoying, but it's even more annoying when these individuals complain every time their parent asks them to do something!

Brat: Oh my god! I, like, totally hate my dad! He tells me what to do all the time, and I can't even have a boyfriend! I have it the worst, seriously!

Meanwhile, many people have parents who either intentionally abused them or passed away. So, if you're one of those people, consider that and try to argue that you still have it worse without appearing foolish!

I know I'm still sort of a teenager, but very close to being a full-grown adult. I see teenagers or even hear some of my friends who are still teenagers complaining that their parents tell them what to do. Obviously, if it's a house chore, just do it. It will most likely take up 5-10 minutes of your time; it isn't that hard.

My sister constantly does this. Every time my mum tells my sister to do something, my sister keeps whining, "It's (my name)'s job!" and hurting me until I end up doing what my mum told my sister to do. It's so annoying, and people who do this don't realize the unnecessary stress they're putting on others.

18 Parents instructing their children

Oh, come on! Let us have a little freedom! God! I feel bad for a lot of kids - my friend never even saw The Lion King. "And if I want my room a mess, since you don't go in it, ma, let me keep it like it is!" If it's good enough for me, then let it be! And gosh, I really hate it when they say, "Clean your room"... It rubs me the wrong way.

I am 13 and my dad does not let me sit in the front seat of the car, and he goes out of the house without his supervision (well, I can take the trash out but I can't actually cross the street. Jesus Christ, Dad! I know the rules, and I think I'm old enough. I'm 13, not 5!

My mom is so overprotective of me, and I can't do certain things because of it. This is what she constantly says:

- No weird YouTube videos.
- No going out alone.
- No cooking with the stove.
- No riding inverted roller coasters.
- No paranormal TV shows at night.

Also, every single day, my parents tell me to study, regardless of whether I have school or not (including vacations and weekends). We're Asian.

- "You play computer/iPad too much. Go study!"
- "You watch too much YouTube. Go study!"
- "You listen to music too much. Go study!"
- "Why are you drawing random pictures? Go study!"

It's always "STUDY, STUDY, STUDY." All the time. Come on! It's the weekend/summer, give me a break here! >:(

19 Overuse of the word "like"

I constantly use this when trying to quote out a sentence on accident sometimes. It sucks to have this disability.

Edit: It's also really annoying to hear some teenage girls use the word "like" 50 times in a sentence.

Just imagine if you were talking to someone in sign language and kept using the sign "like" over and over and over again. Even the deaf person is annoyed at your usage of the word "like". It's so annoying!

It was, like, so, like, annoying, because, like, people overuse the word, you know, "like" and, like, I don't care if I, like, overuse the word, like, I have, like, a life too, like, okay?

Shut up.

20 Misusing words without knowing their meaning

When I was in 2nd grade, I had to write a sentence with the word "accurate." The sentence was, quite literally, "We will accurate when we have time." I am not joking; that's the exact sentence. It was because I didn't know the meaning of "accurate" back then.

The sentence I wrote in 2nd grade was not very accurate.

*ba dum crash* *laugh track*

Because you don't want to ask what that means, so you pretend to know, and they go on, and you sit there confused as crap, and at the end, you just laugh.

If they ask you to tell them what the word means, you're screwed.

I fluently speak multiple languages and it's so annoying when people think they know what they're saying, but it means a different thing entirely.

21 Bullying

The comments below prove that bullying is more of a problem or danger than a peeve. However, I've been bullied but can ignore and brush it off or roast them. Everyone in my class thinks I'm brainless! One thing I keep in mind is that becoming depressed or beating yourself up over it only gives the bully what he/she wants and doesn't solve anything either way.

Though I'm popular right now, I used to get bullied a lot in Years 3-6. I've honestly never liked bullies; their only existence is to be dicks to people, and I don't mess with that. Sometimes toasting people is funny because it can be banter, just like me and my friends who always roast each other. But sometimes, it can cross boundaries.

I hate this. There was a kid in my school, he was really awful. He hit me, teased me about being "stupid about math" and was bossy and very arrogant.

22 Not keeping large dogs on a leash

I hate dogs... they give me massive panic attacks! It really annoys me that I can't go to a public place without constantly worrying, feeling nervous, or being scared of dogs. The other day, I went to my friend's house and their friend's dog suddenly came running through the front door while I was standing there. I immediately ran upstairs. Anyway, that's not the point... Sometimes, I even see dogs walking behind their owners on a street without a leash. The owner can walk off without realizing their dog is 10 meters behind them. And it's amazing how many people can't read when there is a sign saying "Please keep dogs on leashes!"

Not only big dogs, small ones too! Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, but really, not everyone wants a dog jumping around them. Whenever I'm at Babybeach (a beach on Maui, my home), I sit in the sand and build sandcastles. Whenever someone's dog walks right through the Warriors (Warrior Cats, an awesome book series about cats) camp I made, I always have to awkwardly convince the owner that it's alright, and I can always fix it. I feel bad that the owner has to take the blame for what the dog did, which wasn't even its fault? I mean, how is it supposed to know that I'm working on something? I know that's not a good example because nobody's dog is leashed at Babybeach, but it is one of my peeves.

23 Crying babies

They are innocent and can't help it, but I have sensitive hearing, which means the screams hurt my ears. But not as bad as 6-year-olds throwing tantrums over Elsa dolls.

On airplanes, they can't handle the pressure so they can't really help it. But in restaurants, malls, or any other public place, parents should do something about it!

It bugs me so much, but it's the only way it can communicate!

24 Dating multiple people simultaneously

Okay, I get it. You're hot now and have three girlfriends, but I bet you'll be alone in the end!

God, I don't care if another girl is attractive. Just stick with the one you have.

It can be the other way around, but guys mostly do it.

25 Coughing without covering the mouth

It's so annoying how people don't cover their mouth when they cough, especially if you're close and they cough at your face. Why can't people just cover their mouths when coughing so they don't spread any germs?

Once a flu went around the class and people kept hacking away in my face. Two or three days later, I got ill.

Do those people even think about spreading germs? Same with sneezing.

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