Your Biggest Pet Peeve

Ali de Bold
on Apr 25, 2007 @ 07:32 pm

What really gets under your skin and really drives you nuts? I have a few: chewing with your mouth open, people who make crinkling/wrapper noises in quiet places like movie theatres or in class, and people who don't hold open the elevator door.

What bugs you guys?

9 Replies

eating in my car on Apr 26, 2007 @ 12:46 am

I really hate it when people eat in my car w/o asking me if its OK first. Usually I won't ever mind, but if they proceed to do it as though it were their own car ... then that bothers me. To add to that, I also hate it when they leave behind their trash and wrappers! Like we say in the ourdoorsy culture, "pack it in, pack it out!"

my pet peeve on Apr 26, 2007 @ 07:57 am

Being Poked - especially the I-don't-really-know-you-but-I-need-your-attention poke. Ughhhh makes my skin crawl.

soooo stupid, but even so... on Apr 26, 2007 @ 01:56 pm

I hate it when people misuse apostrophes, or should I say apostrophe's? Come on, we learned this back in 1st grade!

Uh-oh! on Apr 26, 2007 @ 02:52 pm

I hope I've not made too many horrible apostrophe offenses! ;-) The one I get messed up is its and it's. Otherwise, I think I do OK.

Ali de Bold
its and it's on Apr 26, 2007 @ 08:05 pm

i'm the same. And I too, detest being poked. It's cheesy, annoying and lame. And I agree about the eating in the car thing too. I think it's so rude and leaving garbage in someone else's car is like leaving garbage on the floor of their living room.

poke poke on Apr 28, 2007 @ 09:51 pm

I hate being poked too. My boyfriend does it when he wants to annoy me. Also because I am ticklish. Oh I don't like that either, when people tickle me.

Children at non-kid movies, and ppl who talk during movies!! on May 10, 2007 @ 06:17 pm

After a horrendous experience opening night for Spiderman 3 last week, we won't be attending any movies in the near future. It was absolutely ridiculous how many kids and babies were at a PG-13 movie. Hellooo.. Violence. Action. Death. Loud music. Scary costumes. Give me a break! And we wonder why society is the way it is, look at what people expose their children to.

The family next to us had a maybe 6 year old girl who sat next to me and a toddler boy who walked around us a lot. At one point, someone dies in the movie. The girl was crying. Her father just laughed it off. How 'bout you don't bring your kiddies to this kind of movie, bozo?

Next to my husband sat a couple and their kid. The kid was quiet, so that was good. The mother, however.... This woman did not know the meaning of whisper. She would point out obvious scenes ("look, it's sandman!"), loudly. And she was one of those (there were quite a few there actually), who laughed at every little, not that funny, joke. ooo, he grabs the door knob and it falls off the door. ha ha funny. you'd think it was the funniest thing you've ever heard based on her laughter. guess this woman does not get out much. It got to the point that I really thought my husband was going to punch her (not because of laughing, but the constant talking). He was getting angry and vocal about it. She would not take a hint. I do not like confrontation, so I spent most of the time just trying to keep my hubby from strangling her. Keep in mind that he is very serious about his Spidey. He collects comics, with Spidey being #1.

We rarely go to the movies. I went there to get away from reality for 2 hours. That's all I ask. I ended up leaving more stressed than when I went in. Ugh. Not really a pet peeve. This is more serious!! Thanks for letting me vent. phew.

Ali de Bold
I totally agree on May 12, 2007 @ 05:37 pm

I HATE it when people carry on a running commentary during movies or make unnecessary noise in theatres. I feel like telling them all: "You are not alone. No one else finds you amusing - in fact, you're just the opposite." Seriously, people like that should just stay at home. It's one of the main reasons I prefer to watch movies at home. No loud crinkly wrappers and popcorn bags, no yapping from the peanut gallery.


#1 pet peeve on May 12, 2007 @ 05:56 pm

two words: bad drivers
and I also totally agree about the movies thing! One time a few years back, I was seeing Harry Potter 3 (really late on a Saturday night, mind you) with my boyfriend at the time, and there was a really annoying little boy sitting behind us who kept talking and asking his mom questions about what was going on in the movie. Not to mention the fact that he kept kicking my seat. I really wanted to turn around and tell him to shut up, but thought it might be rude considering how young he was and all that. Finally my boyfriend turned around and glared at him - that got him to quiet down real fast :)
But yeah, people have absolutely NO RESPECT for other people these days - I go to watch movies to SEE the movie, not to hear a bunch of whiny teenage girls screaming about who knows what.

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