Lunch Chat 5: Top 3 Pet Peeves

Yes, I am showing you mine. You show me yours.

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  1. blissfully caffeinated

    I have one pet peeve and it is this: people who refuse to pull forward in the drive through. It makes me want to jump out of my car, grab a baseball bat, and pull a Britney.

  2. zipper

    1. Bloggers who do video (JOKING!)


    people who drive in the fast lane when they are not driving fast.

  3. Momfluential

    I have at least twenty. Three only?
    1. toys that randomly activate and make creepy horror movie-like sounds when their batteries are dying

    2.Lime scale. It’s just so wrong when things are clean and still look scuzzy.

    3. 12yo kids that have nicer cell phones/computers etc than me. How freaking dare they? I want to mug them.

  4. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    BC – oh my GODDDDDDD. That is my number 4 for sure. When people don’t move up enough in the drive thru and the person is yelling at you to place your order but you are still a half a car length back but the asshole in front has plenty of room but WON’T MOVE!! OH MY GOD!!!

  5. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    and zipper – ha ha. 😉

  6. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Stephanie, are you kidding?? I have never heard of that. I think I would shoot myself in the head.

  7. Anonymous

    Loved your three!!
    1. – Valet at the gym – seriously???
    2. – Turn signals – use them.
    3. – Swear words on bumper stickers – not necessary.

  8. Blythe

    1. Lateness, especially avoidable lateness, especially by family members. Just because I’m related to you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t respect my time.

    2. Lying, especially when I have to listen to someone lying to another person, because it makes me pretty sure I’ve been lied to at some point along the line as well. (Yes, even a little white lie. Just say “I can’t make it, sorry!” instead of fabricating a long-winded and false excuse.)

    3. The absence of visible pricing at department store makeup counters.

    (Gosh, I guess I needed to get some things off my chest! Thanks for the opportunity.)

  9. Blythe

    Oh, and that quotation mark/period situation drives me crazy too. Thanks for spreading the word.

  10. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    OMG, Karen. I am a “Like” person. I try soooo hard not to be, but it is like there for sure.

  11. Anonymous

    glad to hear your diabetes is getting better again – m

  12. hollymccaig

    ha ha – love this!

    1 – people that don’t read directions or FAQs before asking the stupid questions.

    2 – when someone won’t admit they are wrong or made a mistake. but, instead, they get mad and mad at you about it!

    3 – when people don’t go the speed limit…no, they go under it. 🙁

  13. Melissa

    First, I have to admit that I am guilty of screwing up the quotation thing. Instead of looking up the right way to do it, I just go back and forth between the two. What can I say?
    Secondly, I feel the whole PCOS thing. I have it too, and my face looks just like yours today. Thanks for sharing that.
    And thirdly, I can’t stand when people chew with their mouths open.

  14. Stephanie

    People who don’t use borrowed/lent correctly. Its misuse is rampant here! Commonly heard here in Minnesota: “I borrowed it to her.” No you didn’t! You lent it to her — she borrowed it from you. And no, I can’t borrow you my grammar guide. But I will be happy to lend it to you. Arghh!

  15. Creative Captures Photoart

    Here are my three:

    1. Smacking! Especially when your at the movies & the person sitting right next to you is smacking on popcorn, like it’s going out of style. It drives me nuts!!!

    2. I can’t stand it when people say “like” like a million times while having a conversation. “No offense to anyone who talks like that.” 🙂

    3. Parents who let their young daughters dress like they are 21!

  16. Creative Captures Photoart

    Here are my three:

    1. Smacking! Especially when your at the movies & the person sitting right next to you is smacking on popcorn, like it’s going out of style. It drives me nuts!!!

    2. I can’t stand it when people say “like” like a million times while having a conversation. “No offense to anyone who talks like that.” 🙂

    3. Parents who let their young daughters dress like they are 21!

  17. Creative Captures Photoart

    Dang it…lol! Now i’m embarrassed. ;D

  18. Kimberly

    1. Loud food eating of any sort

    2. My check engine light coming on

    3. People who use the word “blog” incorrectly. See this post where once again you and I are on a similar wavelength:

  19. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Robin, what are you trying to say? That I should TRY to spell better? Why? Why should I spell better????


  20. Kelly

    1. Men whose eyebrows are SO long they smudge their glasses!! AARRGGHHH!! (Men in Congress are the biggest perpetrators) Can you tell I’m a hairstylist?

    2. People who drive WAY under the speed limit, or can’t merge onto the freeway! GO! lol

    3. People who don’t brush their teeth before coming to an appointment! Gross people! Come on!

  21. Rhiannon

    Okay, I have an hour long commute to work, so I will admit to weaving in and out of traffic. But, it’s not my fault people drive like assholes.

    1) If you are in the far left lane and one person passes you, you really should get over. But, if a second person passes you? YOU HAVE TO MOVE OVER.

    2) First Annual. There is no such thing as a first annual anything. You may say First Ever, or something similar.

    3)Words that are misspelled on purpose such as kewl, luv, etc.

  22. Lauren

    So many of the ones mentioned, I have too!! I love these kind of posts.

  23. Robin

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one that gets annoyed by little things.

    I have so many pet peeves, I wouldn’t know where to begin but these are the ones I deal with daily.

    1. People who weave in and out of traffic to try to get ahead.
    2. People who can’t spell and never bother to TRY to spell better. I’m not the best speller but at least I try to spell better.
    3. People who get defensive about EVERYTHING. It’s gotten impossible to be my usual smartass/snarky self because everyone freaks out about stupid stuff.

  24. Ashleigh

    THANKS for sharing your peeve #3.

    I always wondered if punctuations went inside or outside of the quotation marks.

    I will now know that it’s ok to say “AIMEE TOLD ME TO!!!”


  25. Velma

    1. Drivers who “fly in formation” and drive the same speed in the fast lane as the middle or slow lane is driving.

    2. Bad grammar, just like you! I may not get every obscure grammatical rule correct, but YES YES YES on the quotation mark/punctuation thing! And the “it’s/its” thing! And the proper usage of a semi-colon! Grrr.

    3. When my husband waits until I am putting the kids to bed to do all the noisy chores. Like he couldn’t clean out the coffee maker, take the garbage out and toss toys into the bins 15 minutes earlier when I was not trying to lull them to sleep with the mellifluous sound of my voice?!?

    (And, oops. I guess I’m a “like” abuser, too, huh?)

  26. Anonymous

    I get very upset when I hear English spoken incorrecty. Things like – my father he – where’s it at, etc.

    Then I hate seeing someone eating with their mouth open. It makes me gag !

    Thirdly, I also get upset when slow drivers don’t get out of the left lane.

  27. chloebear

    People who drive on Colorado Blvd with a sea of green lights ahead of them and still don’t make an effort to catch them!!! I am not saying drive like a maniac, but “What the hell!!” (Note exclamations within quote marks)

  28. chloebear

    #2 smacking gum.

  29. mayberry

    1. Poor apostrophe usage. If you have a sign in front of your house with your family’s name on it (first of all, no thanks), for the love of god, it should say “The Smiths” and NOT “The Smith’s.”

    2. Parents who don’t wear bike helmets when riding with their kids (even when the kids are wearing helmets).

    3. When someone takes my half-drunk bottle of iced tea from the refrigerator and finishes it. This goes for any kind of food/drink I have mentally been saving.

  30. Rachael

    #1? Totally on the same page as mayberry. I freaking hate it when people misuse the apostrophe. I used to work with this woman and every day when she would make the sign of our specials, she would write soup’s. ARGH! I also hate misused quotes.

    #2 People who use text speak in real life. Saying IRL or OMG does not actually save you any time or syllables.

    #3 Dreadlocks on white people. Seriously. I can’t stand it.

  31. Anonymous

    INTERRUPTORS! What they have to say is waaaay more important than what I’m currently saying. My worst pet peeve e-v-e-r!!!!! Here is an idea… wait your turn!


  32. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    OMG, you guys soooooo many of yours drive me NUTS too. We should form a gang. I just thought of two others. When people use the word “party” as a verb… and when the titles of a movie do not match the logo that it has been marketed with. UGH!

  33. Anonymous

    I have several pet peeves, but for this comment I will list only one…

    .. the constant misuse of well and good. People do it to make themselves look more educated when, in fact, they achieve the opposite. Correct use- “How are you today?” “I am well.” Incorrect use- “How did you do on that test?” “I did pretty well.” WRONG! The use of WELL is in reference to HEALTH ONLY!!!! All other instances, use GOOD.

  34. Aimee Greeblemonkey


    Well and good is a HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE pet peeve of mine. I CANNOT believe I forgot to mention that. It took me 10 years to teach Bryan to correct way.

    To expand on what you said:

    I am good.
    I am doing well.

    Period. End of story.

  35. giyen

    that is freakin hilarious. the quotes and the period thing. drives me crazy.

    the pcos thing? sucks ass.

    me love you long time!

  36. victoria winters

    Dude. I know about the rain. We come home to CO once a year and we happened to go 2 weeks ago when it was all rainy and 40 degrees – made for a postponed Red Rocks concert among other things.

    Pet Peeves:

    1. When Nashvillians say library like “liBARY.”

    2. When people drive as if they are Amish and in a horse-drawn buggy (i.e., SLOWLY).

    3. Hearing someone itch their skin. It gives me the heebie jeebies.

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