We all have pet peeves. Usually silly little things that don’t really affect our lives in any way or cause the world to stand still but they still piss us off.
For example snow. It’s beautiful and makes for a great Instagram photo but it doesn’t half get annoying. I’ve lost count as to how many times I’ve nearly fallen flat on my arse.
We can’t help it. There are just certain things in life that we don’t like or that we do like – if they are done a certain way.
I thought why not share my favourite (well least favourite) pet peeves with you in the hope that I’m not alone…
- Toilet roll being the wrong way round.
Now I don’t care what anybody says there is a right and a wrong way as to how toilet roll should be placed. The new sheet should be pulled from the top rather than under and from the back of the roll.
- Empty toilet roll being left on the holder.
I promise these won’t all be toilet related! But leaving an empty toilet roll tube on the holder is so annoying. Imagine sitting down only to realise that you have to get back up again to get a new roll out – its like anything empty behind left out instead of going in the bin.
- Text speak.
As someone who loves the English language text speak is just horrible. It makes no sense half of the time and although it’s meant to make texting quicker and easier, it just means it takes you longer to try to decipher what they meant – except WUU2 because nobody can be bothered to type that all out.
When it comes to eating out or eating in at a table I hate crumbs flying everywhere. It’s like sand and just ends up in everything. The worse is when crumbs get into the bed when you take food to bed.
- Loud chewing.
There is nothing ruder in my opinion that someone eating on full volume. Like please shut your mouth.
- Bad hair days.
They should just be illegal ok. I can’t deal.
- Rooms that are uncomfortably both too hot and too cold.
With the weather turning bitterly cold the past few days we’ve had to deal with the hot and cold flushes that come with it. We’ve all been there. Boiling hot when you first get inside, strip down and take off some layers, then bam! Freezing cold. If only we had an internal body thermostat.
- Biscuits that aren’t dunkable.
There are only a few out there but come on, what’s the point in making a biscuit if you can’t dunk it in a brew.
- Not answering a phone call.
I ask myself this so many times during the week. But why does everyone have this fear of answering the phone. If I’m ringing you it’s for a reason so pick it up. – What’s worse is when someone won’t pick up a call straight away but they will text you back!
- Wasting food.
Food waste is a massive problem in our society but for me what’s worse is buying food only to throw out and not use by the “best before” date than wasting food that you’ve cooked. I’m a firm believer that “best before” dates are total bullshit and we need to stop ticking to them. Just smell it and you’ll know if it’s gone off.
- When the sugar hasn’t been stirred into the tea.
I don’t know what’s worse, not staring the sugar into the tea properly or putting the sugar in with the teabag so it gets soaked up into the teabag rather than the brew.
Although these things are very trivial and there is no doubt that I’ll get told to chill out if I go on about them too much to Paul or my family. But sometimes all we really need is to just vent.
That’s why I want you to get it all out. Take a deep breath. Think about all those littles things that piss you off and just let it all out. Tell me in the comments the one thing that really peeves you off!