Things That Drive Me Crazy

Pet Peeves, Things that drive me crazy

Growing up I had the most horrible temper that a child could have, but it only seemed to manifest around my family. They knew all the right buttons to push to make this good kid flip her shit. And my dad always enjoyed making me go bat shit crazy. What can I say? We’re an odd bunch. Eventually, I did learn how to tune out my crazy relatives, but it took me a long time to live down that hot tempered reputation. It seems people will always want to see you as you were, not as you are, but that’s a whole different blog post. Anyways, now that my family isn’t making crazy, I’ve found a whole new set of pet peeves to get under my skin.

People who spoil the ending of TV shows/books.

I know that the internet age has allowed for all of us to feel instantly connected. However, I am not ACTUALLY watching TV with you. In fact, I’m probably STILL working, so keep that spoiler to yourself!


People who drive UNDER the speed limit.

Okay, Driving Miss Daisy, how hard is it to drive the speed limit? Or to at least get out of the fast lane?!

Driving under the speed limit, pet peeves

Running out of conditioner way before you run out of shampoo.

Why does this happen? Just why?

Pet Peeves, Running Out of Conditioner before shampoo

Statuses that look like someone is playing Bingo.

No. Just no. I mean, is it really too difficult to type or swype a status that resembles any kind of English? Or am I just getting old?

Things That Drive Me Crazy, Pet Peeves

Simple grammar mistakes.

Don’t get me wrong. I make grammar mistakes all the time, but some people take it too far.

Pet Peeves, Incorrect GrammarPet Peeves, Punctuation

Being called ma’am.

Thanks for confirming the fact that I am now ancient.

Pet Peeves, Being Called Ma'am

Being interrupted.

My biggest pet peeve is being interrupted. I get so frustrated after about the 3rd time that I have to restart my sentence.

Pet Peeves, Being Interrupted

What drives you crazy? And what is your number one pet peeve?

  • Brooks @ The Handey Way

    Everything with grammar drives me insane. I understand making mistakes; but to continually use incorrect grammar annoys me, a lot. Slow drivers are a huge pet peeve of mine, too!

    • Ugh. Yes! I make grammar mistakes all the time, usually involving commas. However, those who just continue to make the simplest errors without realizing it make me question our educational system. LOL

  • Slow drivers give me legit road rage. If the weather conditions warrant showing down, sure. But sunny and 65 degrees? Go the speed limit!!

    • Exactly! I especially hate it when two slow drivers are driving right next to each other and I can’t pass them.

  • Why can’t people figure out their, there and they’re?!?!?! Good grief!

    I totally agree about driving under the speed limit too. Do people not have places to be?! Because I DO!!!!

    I think calling people ma’am is more a southern thing. Up north it was an insult. I remember hearing my mom tell people thousands of times to not call her ma’am because she isn’t an old lady.

    • Yes! Some others people can’t seem to get the hang of are: you’re and your; loose and lose. No, you did not loose your keys. Your pants are not too lose.

      And ma’am is definitely more of a southern thing. It just makes me feel old. I’d much rather be called miss. πŸ™‚

  • Amanda

    I actually LOVE spoilers! I can’t stand the anticipation of waiting to see what happens. I read them for books, movies, TV shows… you name it! haha

    • Haha! I should have known you’d be more the instant gratification type! πŸ™‚ I do love a good spoiler every now and again. Troy hates it when I stumble onto a spoiler though! It usually means I will spoil it for him. Hah! It’s a vicious cycle.

  • Haha I always run out of shampoo before conditioner!! And I love spoilers- so weird I know!

    • Haha! I’ll admit there are times when I really want to read a spoiler or two, but Troy would kill me. If a show is spoiled for me, it’s going to be spoiled for him! Maybe I’m part of the problem. LOL

  • Ok hi. yes. yes yes yes yes freaking yes! I laughed out loud at the “we don’t speak bingo.” AIM was hugely popular when I was in HS–and I had people who used to get so annoyed with me because I took the time to type out the actual words. I DO NOT SHORTEN WORDS. Well, sometimes I do–but you know I’m being sarcastic if I do. Also–slow drivers. There’s a special place in hell for them. For real.

    • I understand shortening words when you’re texting in a hurry or something like that. However, is it really necessary to post ALL of your statuses in bingo speak? Kudos to you for not shortening words!!! πŸ˜€

  • kathy @ vodka and soda

    i HATE having to repeat myself and being interrupted. i will legit (and rudely) say: I AM TALKING!

    no spoilers for me; i don’t watch the walking dead on sundays so i avoid twitter like the plague because bitches always be sayin’ shit about it!!

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

    • Hah! I love you for that. I’ll usually give Troy 3 chances before I lose my shit and say, “Can I finish my effin sentence?” LOL. He claims it’s because he won’t remember what he wanted to say by the time I finish. With his memory, it’s completely plausible.

  • My conditioner always tuns out before my shampoo. I use a lot more conditioner bc I only shampoo the top of my head/scalp bc my tips get dry/split ends.

    And yup! Being interrupted makes me mad too! Although long-winded people is probably an even bigger pet peeve…must be a balance somewhere!

    • Yes! Balance must be achieved. There’s nothing worse than having to wait 5 minutes before getting a chance to speak, except maybe being interrupted within 2 seconds.

  • Nic

    Oh the bingo statuses are the worst. Sometimes I need a dictionary to decode FB and thats from people my age not the young ones. Now I feel old hehe.

    If I could drive slow drivers would probably be my biggest peeve why, why would you go out and drive so slowly?


    • Hah! I always feel old, my dear. Before you know it I will be yelling at the neighbor kids to get off my lawn. It’s all downhill from here. LOL.

      And slow drivers.. ugh. It’s like they have no where to be.

  • I HATE slow drivers…especially in the left lane. It makes me so mad. The ma’m thing doesn’t bother me too much…except for one intern we have currently. He uses it like every three seconds…I would let him go if he worked for me. I can hear him on the phone sometimes and I have to close my door because it bothers me that much.

    • Oh, no! That intern would drive me crazy! I’d tell him to buy a thesaurus or stop using it. I would much rather be called miss. πŸ™‚

  • Kelli

    Slow drivers for sure, I think they’re way more dangerous than people who go to fast.

    • Totally! They create this long line of road rage infused drivers behind them that want nothing more than to just pass them.

  • Ahh, so many pet peeves but definitely driving below the speed limit is way up there. Also, ppl driving slow in the left lane. But my biggest is people in “fast cars”, driving slow. Like yo, you in an Audi with like 8000 HP. Kick it up a notch, would ya?!

    • Haha! Why buy the fast car if you’re not going to use its speed? That baby was made to live in the fast lane!

  • Ha! My boss is a major interrupter so I have gotten used to it but it is definitely annoying! Don’t even get me started on grammar… I am super judgey about it!

  • Michael

    All excellent pet peeves! I about died this morning. I posted at 7:30 am and at NOON realized I had the wrong “here/hear” in my post title. UGH! I promptly changed but it now 4pm and still making me hang my head.

    • Haha! I feel your pain. I’ve done that before and hated myself for it! I always worry people are going to think I’m such a dunce.

  • OMG yes to ALL of the above. Well except the ma’am one…when coming from a hot guy with a Southern accent…or my students (who for the record never call me ma’am…instead I get MIIIIISSSSSSS)

    • Oh, hot Southern men are definitely the exception! πŸ˜‰ They can call me ma’am anytime.

  • I was getting thoroughly annoyed with the shampoo/conditioner thing. Then I started using conditioner as shaving cream, now I run out at the same time. Win!
    Ugh anything with the number 8 in it. L8er. Gr8. It drives me bananas!!

    • So glad you found a way to even out your shampoo and conditioner use! Total win! And 8s are not gr8! They’re just annoying. πŸ™‚

  • I can never get my shampoo and conditioner consumption to match up, why is this?!
    I instantly lose respect for people who make simple grammar mistakes. You’re right, we all make mistakes now and then, but showing an incomplete understanding of the basics of your own language really makes me question your intelligence…

    • Oh, yes. It also makes me question whether they even paid attention in English class. There is obviously a difference between there, their and they’re.

  • Kate

    YES to all of these things! I think the conditioner thing is what upsets me the most. I feel like I always use the same amount so WHY does that happen?!?!

    • My question exactly! I suppose we should add this to the list of unsolved mysteries.

  • I HATE when people spoil tv shows!

    Oh man, I knew someone wHo WoUlD tYpE lIkE tHiS. It was the most annoying thing ever to read! Just… don’t.

    • Oh, wow. That would just annoy me. There are certain things you should just not do. That’s definitely one of them.

  • Ah ahahahaha! I was laughing so hard! We’re you getting angry as you typed these? I know what you mean about living down your reputation. My family will never let me forget what a bad attitude I had as a teenager!
    We have a lot of the same pet peeves! It’s like we’re identical! Lol
    Except the spoiler one. I hate it when people spoil however, i have a bad case of live tweeting. I live tweet with the cast and the actual show. It’s so much fun! Sowwwwy! πŸ™
    I hate slow drivers! Ugh!!!!!
    Bad grammar is at the top of my list. Whenever people use your and you’re interchangeably in their blog posts, I immediately stop reading. I guess I’m a grammar snob but I just can’t deal.
    Oh and bingo! Hahaha! Agree completely! I hate it! I’m telling you-you’re my long lost sister! Tee Hee!

    • Haha! You’re my sister from another mister (and mother)! πŸ˜€ As for the spoilers, I’d love to live tweet with the cast, but I’m usually still working while the show is airing. Then I have to wait for Troy to get home so that we can watch it together. Seriously, our work hours are getting in the way of our TV viewing!

  • I swear I wrote were* and stupid iPhone autocorrected! Ugh! It’s a new phone so it’s till getting used to not correcting what I mean to say!

  • I think you know my thoughts on people driving under the speed limit…..rage ensues πŸ˜‰

    • Hah. Yes, I think we all basically become the Hulk when we’re behind slow drivers.

  • It’s gotta be the grammar thing that makes me the craziest….but then again, I think slow drivers (and those who don’t use blinkers) might be the biggest instigator of my road rage! Haha. Now that I think about it, I have too many things that make me C.R.A.Z.Y. to list…maybe I’m the crazy one! πŸ™‚

  • Oh. my. goodness. I think we are twins lol! Your pet peeves are also mine, especially being interrupted and needing to repeat myself…again. Just discovered your blog and I love it! xo

    • Hah! Yes, having to start all over again is the worst! I’m so glad to have you as a new follower. πŸ™‚ I’m also excited to read more from your blog.

  • My boyfriend interrupts me constantly when we’re having conversations with other people and it drives me mad! Especially because if I say something about it in front of someone else I sound like a nagging shrew of a girlfriend. I can’t stand the misuse of the word “literally” and I hate when people say “I could care less” It’s “I couldn’t care less”!!

    • Yes!!! My boyfriend interrupts me all the time and it drives me nuts! I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt the first couple of times, but by the 3rd time I’m pretty much frustrated and mad. People overuse the word ‘literally’, especially all the youngins out there! πŸ˜€

  • OH! And women who pee on toilet seats! At least if you’re going to hover over a toilet have the courtesy to clean up after yourself!