Thought Box Topic-Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves


Pet Peeves

I’m back to drawing from my thought box for writing inspiration! Today’s topic is “pet peeves.”

Today’s topic was actually more difficult for me than I would have thought.

It’s not that I don’t have any pet-peeves, I certainly do. I’m just realizing I must not dwell on them much, because I’m having a really hard time pin-pointing them when they’re not bothering me.

I guess that’s a good thing.

Still, there are a few things that always get to me.

Being called cute-

This is one I’m getting better at. I know it’s not an insult. Still, it’s something I’ve been called my whole life, and it makes me cringe a little bit.

Be clear, I don’t mind if someone says my outfit is cute, or something I said is cute. It’s more when I say something that someone doesn’t necessarily take seriously, and the response is “oh you’re so cute.”

To me, it’s almost the equivalent of someone saying “you’r’e not that smart, are you?”


Reading or not paying attention while I’m showing you something that I really enjoy-

This is one I’m certainly guilty of myself, so I’m not sure why it bothers me so much.

Still, my insides churn whenever I’m showing someone something I think is important, and it’s clear that they’re not paying attention. Granted, most of the time it’s a dumb video or sketch that is obviously not important, but I still find it bothersome.

Mocking my voice or annoying sound effects-

Most people don’t have to deal with this as much as I do, but it’s become somewhat of a meme on the radio show that I’m on. I know it’s all in jest, and they probably only continue doing it because it bothers me so much, but I can’t help it.

For those of you who aren’t listeners, the guys have a sound effect of a whining puppy that they play sometimes whenever I start talking about something that’s bothering me. I can see how it would be funny, and when I’m in the right state of mind I can laugh-but it’s gotten to where I hear it when I’m not even in the studio.

My boyfriend has also discovered how annoyed I get when he mocks me, and when he’s in an annoying mood-he likes to push my buttons.

If I ever pull out all of my hair, this will probably be the reason.


“Oh you will totally know this, EVERYONE KNOWS THIS.”

If you say this to me, I will most likely freak out.

Even if the subject in question IS something that I know, my brain will start to freak out and I will lose my focus and forget every bit of knowledge that I ever had.

This especially bothers me when I’m playing a game. If there is a trivia question, and someone says “oh you will know this one,” I will automatically get scared that I won’t and that I will look like an idiot.

It also happens in normal conversation. If I say that I was not aware of something, and someone says “You have to know this, everyone knows this,” I will feel like an idiot and feel sad and shameful.

Slow Walkers-

This is probably my biggest annoyance when out in public. I get so unbelievably annoyed at the grocery store when the person in the aisle in front of me is walking at an extremely slow pace.

I have really bad ADD, and it’s really hard for me to stay focused on the task at hand. When I’m on a mission and am being slowed down by meandering people, I burn inside. I know this is something that I need to work on-patience-but it’s still something that bothers me.

I’m sure there are some more things that bother me, but these are the ones that really stand out.

What are your biggest pet peeves?



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  • Mwa

    Haha! I love this! Warts and all.
    I think I’ve called you AND your family cute before in a photograph. Apologies! I do take you seriously.
    One of my warts-and-all pet peeves is that I don’t like it when children talk in a really childish way (lisping, baby-talk). There’s just no need for that. And parents who don’t care about that drive me up the wall. :-) There you go. It’s a bad one.


    i get cute often. i wanna get sexy or gorgeous. i dislike inconsiderate people in general (like bad manners)

  • Bourbon & Lipstick

    I agree 100% on being mocked. That makes me so angry! My BF does it too because he knows it annoys me but it makes my blood boil. Also I hate slow walkers! I generally grocery shop during my lunch break and am pressed for time- do these people have nowhere to be?!

  • SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    I dislike slowness in general but am reminded often that people who are slow might have a medical issue or illness that we cannot see and I try to remember that when I’m about to lose my cool! LOL

    I hate multimedia – more than one noise at once!

  • socalledhomemaker

    I HATE slow walkers! I get so frustrated and start huffing and puffing if I can’t get past them!

  • MilitaryWifeandPugLife

    Ugh I hate when anyone uses that word “everyone”…everyone will be there, everyone was there, everyone knows this. No they friggen won’t, weren’t and don’t. So annoying. I have so many pet peeves I could go on for dayssssssss!

  • Stephanie

    Slow walkers make me insane. I have no patience at all! Everyone is like ‘oh it’s fine, it’ll just take you 2 minutes longer’ but it doesn’t. An extra 2 minutes means I miss my train, so it’s at least 15 if not 30 minutes until the next one. Then I’d be late for the next thing and on and on. If you’re going to walk slow, you need to move to the right and be mindful that no one else is on your schedule.

  • SuzLyfe

    YES TO ALL. Also, chewing noises. And when people call me skinny. Thanks, I have a chronic illness. Also, stupid questions JUST for the sake of asking them. No, now you are just annoying me. And crusty dishes in the sink ALEX. PUT WATER ON IT

  • Kati Rose

    I hate being called cute. There are so many better things to call me that are way more complimenting. If you call me cute chances are I’ll stop listening. Also – slow walkers. AHHHH. Especially because they always seem to clump together and walk in a line down the path so you can’t get by either.

  • FrankR512

    People who look one direction and walk the other. I hate this more than anything. If you are looking at something or talking to someone, then stop and do that. I have people run into me once or twice a week and it is just ridiculous.

  • Jenn @ Business, Life & Design

    I’m not good at being mocked. My dad does this “Weh, weh, weh” thing when I’m not in a good mood that infuriates me. And my boyfriend quickly learned the perils of making “dumb” noises at me when I’m having trouble figuring things out. Nope. Not funny. Not now. Not ever.

  • Julia Strong

    Yes to slow walkers and just people who are generally clueless about their surroundings! To me it’s so inconsiderate when someone takes FOREVER to do something when there are people waiting behind them, or they are not looking where they’re going and keep stepping right in front of you or whatever. ARRGHH.

  • Judy Rice Coover

    I get irritated when a roll of toilet paper has been crushed in the package. It bumps off the roller and makes that noise no matter how hard you try to make it round again.

  • Ganeeban

    Slow walkers, you saved the best for last! My BF hates to be called ‘cute’ too! HAHA, he says that everyone and every thing is ‘cute’ so it looses its value when someone calls you that! You would hate me, I’m so bad at active listening. It’s something I need to work on ASAP! xoxo, ganeeban

  • Connie

    I totally agree with slow walkers. As someone who hates wasting time, I absolutely hate waiting behind people to move out of the way.

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  • jo(e)

    Shoelaces that don’t stay tied because they’re too thick and round. The whole point of a shoe lace is to stay tied.

  • Lora

    I cannot handle slow walkers…get out of my way! HA!

  • asplenia

    You just nailed pretty much all of mine too, especially not paying attention and “EVERYONE knows this.” Ha! And the people not paying attention are usually all over Facebook or something NOT urgent or important, which makes it even more ultra annoying.