Hey everyone! This is not a typical review or advice post. This one is a little more personal to myself and even possibly to you! I see a lot of “pet peeve” videos on YouTube and they are all so hilarious and 100% relatable. I thought it would make for a hilarious post on here and something you guys could understand as well. I find as I get older that I meet so many different people and experience things that I never thought I would. With that comes so many new realizations…and sometimes some new pet peeves. So here is my list!
This is a topic I think SO many people could relate to. Cars are great ways to get you somewhere fast, but that means dealing with the rules of the road and especially other drivers. That’s where my personal pet peeve kicks in. If I’m driving behind you and you’re going below the speed limit, I can’t deal with it. And I don’t mean a couple miles under, I mean something like 10 miles under. Expect me to speed up, zoom around you, and probably stare at you as I go by. Why do I do this? To check if you are elderly. If so, then I won’t be as angry at you because God bless anyone who is over 80 and still driving. If you aren’t however, why are you driving WAY below the speed limit? You’re young and spry, petal to the metal! (Not literally though, still be safe when driving!) Especially if I’m merging onto the freeway and it’s one of those stoplight onramps. When the light turns green and the person next to me gets in front and doesn’t reach freeway speed fast enough, it can become an annoyance. Specifically if we’re merging on: there is a third car trying to merge with us and you aren’t going fast enough, I’m gonna get hit! Speed it up to 65 like the normal freeway driver.
So as long as you’re going with the flow of traffic, we can be friends.
Since I work in retail, there are many things I’ve come to learn about dealing with people and how to react to certain situations. They’ve been very valuable lessons and I’m very fortunate to have a paying job. However, and anyone who’s ever worked in retail can understand me when I say, you develop some specific pet peeves that you deal with on a daily basis. In the store I work in, once we see that a customer has a lot in their hands or once we’ve talked to them a bit, we offer to put their items in a dressing room. Once they accept and have been in the room trying things on for a while, we will go back and check to see if they need any different sizes, etc., you know how it goes. However once in a while there are those customers that will either not reply to your “can I get you anything?” or simply have a very soft spoken voice and we can’t hear a word. In a normal circumstance, I have no problem with that, but when there is a door between us and others in the dressing room, I can barely hear you. At times me and my coworkers have to almost press our ears to the door to hear you. Speak up so I can help you out. This is a very minor pet peeve, but sometimes it’s difficult to help someone in that situation.
There are a lot of different things I could say about working in customer service, but I won’t go too into it right now. If you’d like a longer funny post about some instances, let me know in the comments!
I don’t know about you guys, but personally I am SO BAD at picking up on sarcasm. I’m not really sure what it is, but I tend to take everything very literally and trust what people say. I am not a super sarcastic person, unless you are one of my closest friends then I will joke around a lot more. My boyfriend, being a very sarcastic person (shoutout, hey Trey!) I think I’ve become a little bit better at sensing it throughout the years. My pet peeve though, is if I’ve never talked to you before, I ask you a question, and you reply with a super sarcastic answer. Odds are I won’t pick up on it and I’ll get confused. Lol, this pet peeve is definitely on me because I really do need to get better at picking up on these things. I suppose I’m just one of those people who want a straight forward answer and to learn more about people. Me and sarcasm just do not mix well so for that reason, it is my pet peeve.
4. Dorm Life
Okay I hope this one doesn’t completely gross you out, but it has to be said. Anyone in college whose ever lived in a dorm can relate to this next pet peeve of mine. When you use communal bathrooms, the showers are there for everyone as well. Even though we’d all love to have our own shower, that is just not practical. Everyone has their own habits, so you have to learn to adapt and accept others. However, this one thing is just totally gross. As girls, it’s normal to have some strands of hair come out in the shower. Most people I’ve been in a dorm with have very long hair, including me. Whenever this happens to me, I make sure to simply rinse it down with the water. Not hard at all and it leaves the shower spotless. Some though, don’t have this habit and will leave the strands of hair on the shower walls. Yep, cue the cringing. Trust me, I’m cringing while writing it. This is totally one of my biggest pet peeves when living at school and just one I don’t really understand.
So if you’re going off to college, just remember this little piece of advice. There’s others living in close quarters with you and you want to leave the shower, bathroom, dorm room, etc. in nice condition for the next person!
So I think I’m going to end the list here. I definitely have more pet peeves, so comment down below if you want a part two! I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you could relate to it or got a laugh from it. It’s all in good fun and to let you know you’re definitely not alone in your pet peeves. Hope you all have a beautiful day today! <3