Random things that irritate

This is a small selection of things that irritate or annoy me. Please add your own in the comments.

Why is it that when you need to blow your nose, there is always only one tissue left in the box?

When you have just used the toilet in someone else’s house, why does the toilet roll always run out before you have finished? (And why do we never think to check before we start?)

When I go to the cinema, why does someone always sit next to me with the biggest bucket of popcorn to crunch, and a huge drink to slurp?

Why do people sit next to me on a bus, then engage me in mindless conversation?

Why does my doctor insist that I am on time for an appointment, then keep me waiting over an hour past that time?

Why do people pick up dog poo in a plastic bag, then just leave that bag on the ground?

Why do people fill up their cars at a petrol station, then leave them parked blocking the pumps while they shop for lots of items inside?

Why do people throw something into a litter bin, then walk away when it bounces out of the slot back onto the ground?

Why do people think it is acceptable to walk around with their mobile phone on speaker, playing their awful music for everyone to hear?

Why do people ask taxi drivers if they have ‘been busy’?

Why do people who have never voted complain about the government?

100 thoughts on “Random things that irritate

  1. It really fries my toast that buttermilk does not come in one-cup containers. All I need is one cup to make blue cheese dressing, but buttermilk only comes in quarts. What do I do with the other three cups? I’ve tried buttermilk pancakes, buttermilk marinade for chicken, and buttermilk biscuits, but I don’t really like that stuff. AARGH!

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  2. I hate when I’m sitting down and there’s people that are standikng up around me while I’m sitting! It is a pet peeve for sure. Also I hated when I worked years at a chines restraunt and people will order something and say “No vegetable and No Onion” and they would keep repeating this and so many said it! An onion is a vegetable!!!!πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

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  3. Well, it’s no wonder I have Agoraphobic tendencies for all the reasons mentioned above. I go shopping at odd hours to avoid the crowds, I don’t take public transportation, and I go to the movies at 10:30am in the morning when the auditorium is empty… πŸ˜‰

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    1. Not really a problem here, John. School buses are rare, and never seen in large towns or cities. We have one that stops outside our house, being a rural area. But the kids are all 11 or older, so get on quickly, and the bus leaves with no delay or fuss.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Many of these things and those of your commentators irritate me too. I get especially irritated by drivers who don’t indicate. And those who travel at 40MPH no matter what the speed limit is! And supermarkets that stop selling the items I like. And pubs who stop serving food at 2pm but when you arrive at 1:45 the bar staff tell you the kitchen is closed. Aaargh!

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    1. I felt the heat from that steam you let off, Jude!
      Tesco are really bad at suddenly stopping stocking some of my favourite things. I once had a meeting with the manager about it, (honestly, I did. I was on the ‘Shopper’s Panel) and he told me that “Not enough people wanted that, so we needed the space for things they did want”.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  5. Let me add just one gripe to the impressive list above. Why do I always get a lukewarm bath after my wife had taken her shower? Having been able to express my little annoyance, makes me feel already much better. I conclude you must feel on the top of the world now, Pete. Have a super day!

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  6. Self service cafeterias when people come in, see it’s busy and send someone ahead to sit at the only available table. I counter this by sitting at the table too, ignoring their protestations – I mean, where’s your food or drink then?, it’s a cafeteria not a waiting room. But I normally avoid these places, especially if they’re crammed.

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  7. Some additions to your irritants, Pete. (Amazing how similar to us on this side of the pond)..

    Why is it that when you need to blow your nose, there is always only one tissue left in the box?
    Addendum: Why is it the closer to empty, the more there’s a feed problem of bringing up the next tissue to grab?

    When you have just used the toilet in someone else’s house, why does the toilet roll always run out before you have finished? (And why do we never think to check before we start?)
    Commentary: How old you gotta be before you acquire the knowledge to glance and check before you dive into whatever you need to do?

    When I go to the cinema, why does someone always sit next to me with the biggest bucket of popcorn to crunch, and a huge drink to slurp?
    Addendum: Why does anyone have to sit next to me at all when there are other seats over there?

    Why do people sit next to me on a bus, then engage me in mindless conversation?
    Why do people sit next to me on a bus and there’s an empty seat over there?

    Why does my doctor insist that I am on time for an appointment, then keep me waiting over an hour past that time?
    Commentary: You have this problem too?

    Why do people pick up dog poo in a plastic bag, then just leave that bag on the ground?
    Commentary: Uhhh.. that’s a new one on me. But then again, I don’t generally spend a lot of time, nor have the need, to be in those areas.

    Why do people fill up their cars at a petrol station, then leave them parked blocking the pumps while they shop for lots of items inside?
    Addendum: Why is it when I need gas all the spots are taken, everyone is pumping all at once, then when I am finished, the entire gas station is clear?

    Why do people throw something into a litter bin, then walk away when it bounces out of the slot back onto the ground?
    Commentary: I blame bad skills and gravity for that one.

    Why do people think it is acceptable to walk around with their mobile phone on speaker, playing their awful music for everyone to hear?
    Addendum: It used to be that when people talked to themselves while walking down the street they were considered looney-tunes and you gave them wide berth. Now they are on the phone.

    Why do people ask taxi drivers if they have ‘been busy’?
    Commentary: One alternative, you could ask their opinion on Brexit (over here it would be Trump)… but no matter what their opinion is, you will always agree with them to assure a safe ride.

    Why do people who have never voted complain about the government?
    Commentary: Totally agree.

    A couple more……

    Why do old people go to banks and the post office?

    Why do little old ladies stop up the grocery checkout line to pay cash and dive into their coin purse?
    Addendum: Why do little old ladies pay by check… then taking the time to write it out as if they were preparing the Magna Carta?

    Why is it when you purchase a number of items there will be at least one that has no price or the UPC code fails to register.. and everything stops to wait for a price check?

    Why the hell when you call some tech support they will always point out your specific problem they are not responsible for???

    Why is it when you call a tradesman for service… electric, plumbing, etc. they will always ask… “Who was the last person who worked on this?” as if to prepare you for bad news?

    Why is it that when I am in the grocery checkout line.. the “15 items or less line”… I am counting the contents of the person’s shopping cart in front of me? Do I actually expect to report a violation to the checkout nazi?

    Why is it when I drop a small part and it strikes my foot, it will immediately travel in a perfect right angle, to come to rest under something with feet or legs?

    Why is it that when I open my freezer door a paper-wrapped item never falls on my foot?

    Enough for now. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for that exhaustive list, Doug. I can only agree with all of those gripes. But seeing your name here made me think of one more. “Why is it that on some blogs, you have to fill in your life story in check boxes, before you are allowed to comment? And you have to do it every time, even when you are proven to be a loyal follower.
      By the way, is your blog fixed yet? πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. Why is it that some people’s blogs will refuse your every attempt to comment on it no matter how many blanks you fill in and always reject whatever you wish to post as a comment with the more or less common statement, “You are not allowed to continue posting because our servers have decided that your comment is spam.”

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          1. If that is true, it would be the ultimate straw — I doubt it is true — Conservatives have a habit of focusing on important issues. If you are having a technical problem, the people who monitor and control your space on their servers should be able to fix it for you. I hope you do get it fixed and if they don’t fix it for you there is always the option of coming back to wordpress.com. I think if the problem was hacking by conservatives, they would probably be hacking blogs with millions of readers instead of some of us who do not have such vast readership. Do you have the option of backing your blog up and saving it and then deleting it from your current server and re-establishing it on those servers to give yourself a fresh start that might over come whatever it was that corrupted your comment section?

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            1. Seems there’s a possibility that my host disk usage was near the limit.. so that every time someone posted a reply the error generated because of short space remaining. You’d think the host dumbasses would send me an email.. or in the least, the error displayed to you should contain the reason for the rejection. Damn techies.
              Yes.. I do routine backups, thankfully. Well, my upgrade takes effect within the next 24 hours. If you think of it.. John, Pete, chuq, et al, try and pop a test reply sometime tomorrow afternoon. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. I actually seek out the longer line at a supermarket. It gives me enough time to unload my trolley, so the cashier doesn’t get the satisfaction of flinging all my stuff into a heap at the end! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  8. This post made me realize how much I hate all those things haha mostly the phone on speaker with the awful music I just can’t understaaaand!! Maybe they don’t know about headphones πŸ˜‚πŸ€”

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  9. All these things irritate me too but another thing that irritates me I’d there might be several queues to buy tickets fir q movie or something. My queue might not be moving at all and the other queue might be moving really fast. Then when I move to the “fast” queue immediately tgat one stops moving and tge one I was in previously starts moving really fast.

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    1. Oh yes. The old faster-moving queue dilemma. I once got caught out badly, doing that at an airport.
      These days, I tend to grin and bear it, whatever queue I am in.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. The thing that annoys me about queuing (apart from the ridiculous spelling) are those times when I might be 4th in line, the person at the front gets served, and moves away, and everyone takes a step forward except the dozy plonker right in front of me.

        I always feel like giving them a shove, or worse, overtaking them. I mean, if they don’t want to stand in that space, it’s free for me, isn’t it?

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        1. I see that all the time, in the local post office. I often attract their attention to the available space, but fortunately, being Norfolk, no new arrival tries to butt in. That’s a good one, Ian.
          Cheers mate, Pete.

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  10. These are all gold.

    I get annoyed with people who choose to sit directly in front of me or right next to me in an empty cinema or sit right next to me on an empty/half full train. I have no problem with people sitting next to me or in front if it’s a sold out screening/ completely full carriage in which every seat is taken, but when only a handful of seats are full I don’t like it and don’t understand it either.

    Why do people drop their litter? There are bins everywhere for goodness sake.

    Why do some drivers think they don’t have to use their indicators when turning left or right? Do they think other drivers around them are mind readers and know where they’re going?

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    1. Ah, I can feel your frustration, Maddy. That empty cinema and train/bus seat thing thing is creepy. I once went to an afternoon showing of a Hungarian film, in a small art house cinema in Hampstead. I was the only one there, and just as the film started, a man about my age came in, and sat right next to me. I confess I suspected his motives, and moved immediately. Luckily he stayed where he was. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Yes, that’s an addition to my own poo bag annoyance.
      Do they think someone is employed to wander around collecting the bags they can’t be bothered to place in the numerous bins? I once asked a coupe why they had put their dog poo bag on the ground below a dog waste bin. The lady was disgruntled at my comment, and replied “I’m not going to touch the handle to open it. You do it, if you are so keen”.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. There’s a walk near us and the bin is at the start or end of the circular walk. My sister left a bag of dog poo tucked into the fence to collect on the way back. When we reached the place she’d left it we spent ages looking for the bag but couldn’t find it. Next day, I was telling another dog-walking friend and she said she’d noticed the bag on her way back to the car, picked it up and carried it to the bin.

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  11. People who don’t close the door of a cafe as they leave. People who scrape chairs across the floor instead of lifting them. Drivers who pull out in front of me, even though there is nothing behind me, then proceed to crawl along.

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  12. I hate it when people throw a bag of trash from their car while passing by. I hate sweeping cigarette butts haphazardly thrown by motorcycle- riding smokers and those plastic with straws thrown by students at the top of our Santan shrubs. They have no discipline at all.

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  13. OK

    Why do people insist on making lists of things? 😏

    Why do people use emojis to infer ideas like ‘Only kidding, you know I love you?’

    Why do people walk through doorways and suddenly stop; blocking the way for others. By others, I mean me. And by people, I mean you.

    Why do people say doorways when they are trying to pedantically not say ‘doors?’ Because no one walks through doors, do they?

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    1. Nice ‘list’, Ian. πŸ™‚
      That suddenly stopping thing has migrated to high streets and supermarkets too. I would love to know what has made them just stop. Perhaps I should engage them in conversation, to find out?
      Cheers mate, Pete.

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        1. I have done that, and you’re right. I googled a mobile number, in case it was a friend who had changed numbers. Turned out to be a front for a company selling insulation scams.
          Cheers, Pete.

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  14. I hate when people slap their lips when eating. Or people who don’t cover their mouths when they cough. But my biggest pet hate is when people don’t say thank you for opening the door or doing a kind deed for them. It’s totally inconsiderate.

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