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Question of the Day- Pet Peeves

By January 27th, 202134 Comments
Question of the Day- Pet Peeves
Photo By Xelaphotography
by Bonnie of The Culture Pine 
Pet peeve:  (or pet hate) is a minor annoyance that an individual
identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than
others may find it.

Dating back to my childhood, I always remember being nurtured to be both
polite and good mannered when it came to meeting people in the street
or, taking a phone call and the like. Along with this, one of my life
mantras is ‘treat people how you want to be treated.’ It seems that some
of my fellow human beings have failed to adopt this simple – yet
effective – attitude to life and you know what? It makes me just a tiny
bit annoyed. OK…VERY annoyed!

Really? I just took 5 seconds out of my busy schedule to hold the door
open for you, and I can’t even get an ounce of appreciation? No…it
wasn’t the biggest gesture, but still, a little courtesy won’t hurt your
pockets in any shape or form. Or, you request a favour from little old
me and completely disregard the fact that I could have said no, by
failing to acknowledge my actions with a simple please and thank you.
The cheek!

In no way do I view myself as having superiority over the next person,
but then why should that be a requirement in order to encounter your
good manners? You may say that the simple solution here is to stop doing
it. Stop inviting this annoyance into my life by passing on these
simple acts of kindness. Yes I see the logic behind that, but it is
simply not in my nature to be that cold and after all; two wrongs don’t
make a right!

So, the next time you forget your ‘please’s’ and ‘thank you’s’ at home;
make sure the person on the other end isn’t 5ft 6, big haired and

Thank you.

What is your pet peeve? 


  • Jessica says:

    My pet peeve is when people barge into my convo like i was talking to them.. Go somewhere

  • Pennie Cuevas says:


  • Cassandra [C.] says:

    OMG!!!! I hate this. Especially if, not only are they running late, but they then decide to not even show up AND couldn't at least call or text you. smh…grinds my gears

  • Cassandra [C.] says:

    I hate when people sneeze and use their HAND to cover their nose. That's disgusting. Whatever bodily fluid you just expelled is now on your hand for you to spread around everywhere. . .eeewwww

  • Cassandra [C.] says:

    +1, it just burns me up inside.. >:-(

  • Jessica Coletrain says:

    Wow, I have so many of them. It seems like people are definitely getting ruder!

  • Derika says:

    I hate when people sneeze and don't cover their mouth! I'm like, "I don't want what you have! Thank you very much!"

  • Derika says:

    lol ikr. I'm like, "I'm in the slow lane! What's YOUR problem?!" That's what the fast lane is for!

  • Derika says:

    YES!! This annoys the HECK out of me! GET OVER PLEASE!

  • Angie B. says:

    My pet peeve is def greedy people! People who take things just for the sake of taking them (when they don't really need anything).

  • Pennie Cuevas says:

    No need to apologize! It is funny, mostly because that is NOT the craziest thing my MIL has ever said lol

  • melorie says:

    People who run late and don't call or text to let you know.

  • Miti says:

    One of my pet peeves occurs when I'm driving the speed limit, or five miles above it, and someone comes up from behind and starts tail-gating. Now, I'm in the right hand lane, the supposed "slow lane," and they still want you to speed up! Too many people think the highways are mini NASCAR tracks, shoot, they just need to wake up earlier or something if they're in such a hurry.

  • Leslie says:

    My pet peeve is when someone trys to "one up" you.I told this acquaintance that I'd been to the Bahamas, and she said "that place is nothing! Jamaica is wayyy better! Who would go to the Bahamas!" Everything is a slam or one -up. SICKENING

  • Anonymous says:

    One of my pet peeves are people chewing/eating with their mouth open and you can hear them. It drives me up the wall. I had a roomate that did this and every time she proceeded to eat i proceeded to my room. I even told her about it on a couple of occasions and she made she thought i was being unreasonable. 😐

  • SavanahRae says:

    That grinds my nerves

  • SavanahRae says:

    I hate when people abruptly stop too.

  • SavanahRae says:

    This is sooo funny. Sorry.

  • SavanahRae says:

    My pet peeve is when I'm supposed to be meeting someone and they're late. I get so annoyed!

  • Tameka says:

    My pet peeve is when a black sister I work with as a counterpart on my job constantly tries to find fault in my work. This is only because I am the new person in the department, have made no mistakes, and gets praised by our boss. She, on the other hand, makes mistakes all of the time. It is really getting a little depressing to work with this lady.

  • anonymous says:

    My pet peeve is gossipers.
    Although it sometimes feels good to find out that self proclaimed gods/goddesses have feet of clay, folks can sometimes go too far. I observe as gossipers run down members of their own clique, freeze-out outsiders, and act passively/aggressively or downright rude to newcomers.
    As they say, birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, and haters gotta hate.

  • anonymous says:

    Sorry chica, but that was a funny story! Been there done that!

  • Megan M. says:

    I do not like when people lie. If you do not have something true to say do not say anything at all! I also do not like when I say hello to people they do not say it back. Not using please and thank you. Another one is when girls and women pretend they are into something or like something because they want to get get a man. Be one-hundred and tell the dude you do not like this or that or just be supportive if you do not like it especiallly if it is sports if he ask that you go with him to a game. My final pet peeve is when people start to drive slow or change lanes all of a sudden when they see a police officer in front or behind them, scary cats! Man this slows down traffic especially when they do not turn their turning signal on as well.

  • Pennie Cuevas says:

    A pet peeve of mine is when people make generalizations about me because of one or two things. For example, I was recently taking antibiotics after a small injury. My mother in law (a former nurse) asked me if I had finished the prescription, and I said I had. She said she'd thought I wouldn't take them because I didn't believe in taking medicine. I was like where did you get that from? Because that's totally untrue. She said some mess about how I like to eat fruits and vegetables and that I like to buy organic. I like fruits and vegetables because I like all kinds of FOOD, and I won't miss a night's sleep if I can't get something organic. Just because I usually prefer not to eat processed foods and I don't like to use carcinogenic chemicals around the house DOESN'T mean I eschew western medicine or something. Jeez louise. 😛 I've gotten this a lot actually. Because I'm quirky I must be a health food nut who recycles organic gum wrappers.

  • abrunnin says:

    My pet peeve is nosy people. GET SOME BUSINESS!!

  • Caramelcurls says:

    My pet peeve is when people drive below the speed limit and STAY in the left (passing) lane!!! SOOO very annoying.

  • Andrea Dawn says:

    I think good manners are important, and I try to demonstrate them even if others don't show appreciation. I'm reading a great book, The Power of Now, which teaches the theory of "consecrated actions" which is basically, if you're going to do something, do it for the sole purpose of doing it, and for the joy/satisfaction you receive from doing it; don't expect anything in return from anyone, including appreciation. Sometimes this is easier said than done, but I can see the overall benefit of approaching life this way.

  • CC says:

    My pet peeve is when someone is walking and they just STOP and don't move to the side. They take up the entire walk way or back up traffic :-). Or if someone leaves their shopping basket in the middle of the isle. Basically, not being considerate!

  • Davina W. says:

    My pet peeve is when I'm driving, I let another driver get over, or if they're waiting to come out, they don't say thanks, or throw their hand up.

  • Jas says:

    My pet peeve is when I hold the door for somebody and they don't reach out to at least grab it. They keep their hands tucked in their pockets or whatever and keep on walking out of the door like I'm supposed to hold it open. And barely a thank you or an acknowledgement. I don't need a high five for holding the door but at least be courteous back.

  • Esther Komolafe says:

    My pet peeve is when people eat with their mouth open and talk at the same time!

  • Gwenn4ya says:


  • Gwenn4ya says:

    My bad! My pet peeve is when people don't respond to me when I give them a greating of the day….burns me up….

  • Gwenn4ya says:

    Honestly I totally agree! My husband always tells me that I expect people to treat me the way I would treat them and I say…..why yes, yes I do! He said that I expect people to act like I would act! I don't think that manners are so far fetched, but obviously others seem to think so. I will not raise my children with those manners of unappreciation. I think that please and thank you are a must. I wish more people would adopt these as well. Good post!

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