What drives you to distraction?

June 11, 2018

my-pet-peeve Everyone’s got a pet peeve–that one thing that makes them go “Aaarghh!” in frustration. Maybe more than one.

Pet peeve is a rather mild term, actually. Sometimes these things can drive us crazy and “my pet peeve” can raise our blood pressure.

My pet peeve is people who have hidden agendas. Who pretend to be something they aren’t.  Who are passive aggressive. Who do not listen. Who don’t respond to logic. And the religious hypocrites make me insane. So does rigidity. And not being heard.

Wait. That’s more than one pet peeve. The world seems to put us in touch with so many of our frustrations these days. Crazy times.

But I’d like you to share your pet peeve in the Comments. What drives you to distraction. What frustrates you. And if there’s more than one, that’s fine. After all, we are living in strange times.

19 comments on “What drives you to distraction?
  1. robin rue says:

    My biggest pet peeve is people that sit together in the same side of a booth instead across from each other like they are supposed to.

  2. JEanette says:

    I have a few of the same pet peeves as you mentioned here. Some other ones that I do have is people that drive through a parking lot where cars are supposed to park. It dries me nuts because it can cause so many accidents.

  3. Pet peeves. I think my biggest one is the keyboard warrior, who you know in person, who slams everything that is good and loves the icky stuff. In person they are totally different. Ain’t got no time for that.

  4. I just like people to be real and sincere. I like people to give us things without expecting something in return and I know I would reciprocate becuse I want to.

  5. Tasheena says:

    My biggest pet peeve is people who handle food and money at the same time without washing their hands after they touch the money to touch the food.

  6. candy says:

    those whiny or whoo is me type of person. The glass is always half empty. Such a downer. Those fake people drive me nuts as well. So what it is raining. We need the rain and gives me a chance to get stuff done indoors.

  7. Amber Myers says:

    Oh yes, I’m with you, I don’t like hidden agendas either.

    I also get very annoyed when people don’t use their blinkers while driving. It’s such an easy thing to do.

  8. Antoinette Kennedy says:

    What a great question to answer. I do have too many peeves but my most intense one? People who walk their dogs and then stop to text. The dog, probably inside all day, sits, waits for the owner to continue screen time he or she has been glued to all day. “For the love of Mike,” I want to shout, “Put the tech away and exercise the dog. No stops. Brisk steps.” My heart rate has just escalated writing this down. Grrrr. Woof!

  9. Alison Rost says:

    I have a lot on my list but I think it’s the insensitive people who are so focused about what they want that they don’t care about stepping on other people. That really triggers me, especially since we can all use a little kindness in the world right now.

  10. Pam says:

    I have a few pet peeves. One of mine is people who are rude in grocery stores. I don’t know why that bothers me so much.

  11. Ricci says:

    My pet peeves are slow drivers, people who don’t text me back and people who lie to me.

  12. I guess most of the time my pet peeves are those people in the office. Those who tends to talk while someone is still talking especially during meetings.

  13. My biggest one is when I go to public restroom and the last ione that used it did not flush it or clean it. Hidden agendas drives me bananas too.

  14. Jeanine says:

    I have quite a few pet peeves but lately the one that is bugging me the most is when people are just snarky and rude for no reason. Especially on the internet.

  15. Jenn says:

    I have too many pet peeves to count. It drives me nuts when people chew loudly. It also drives me crazy when people are just not kind to others for no reason.

  16. Gemille Sleweon says:

    This is definitely a pet peeve of mine as well. No matter who you are or what you do, i’ll always respect you more for being your true authentic self.

  17. Farida says:

    I dislike lazy, mediocre and dishonest people. I was raised to always do my best and to only compete with myself. So I just feel sorry for these kinds of people. Also, I hate people who are boastful and tend to show off.

  18. brianne says:

    Yes to this entire post! Oh the stories I will tell you in my 8 years as a blogger! ha!

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