“Peeve” derives from the word “peevish,” and started getting used in the early 20th century to mean “an annoyance.”
Then one particular dude named Frank King started running a cartoon strip in the Chicago Tribune called “Little Pet Peeves,” which explored his personal annoyance at things like back-seat drivers, rugs that bunch up under a door, and reading the text in a silent film out loud.
Now in the present, what are the people of Reddit’s “pet” peeves? Let’s find out.
1. So anticlimactic
When I feel a sneeze that continues to build and build and then… nothing.
2. Red vs Blue
I recently bought a box of Sainsbury’s Decaf Red Label tea.
The box is blue.
This has been bothering me all week.
3. Leave room for car Jesus
People parking right next to me in a nearly empty parking lot, especially when I park near the back
4. Doesn’t make me stronger
The phrase “… it won’t kill you!”
I know that.
I still don’t want to do it.
5. Speed up
Walking behind a group of people who are walking so slow.
HURRY THE F*CK UP OR LET ME PASS!
6. I’m calmer than you are, dude
Being told to calm down when I’m not angry or upset.
I know people use that term as a power play to actually get you to to become upset.
7. Smack attack
People opening their mouth/smacking when chewing.
I can’t stand hearing other people eat.
8. Turn it down
People in public listening to music/watching videos on their phone without headphones.
No Deborah, not everyone in the break room wants to hear your sh*tty “motivational” videos while they’re just trying to relax and take their break in peace.
Same goes for Brayden with the video game videos.
9. Scam alert
Spam calls trying to sell me an extended warranty for my car
10. YouTube poop
When someone calls you while you are on YouTube on the toilet.
Like, it stops the video, if I disconnect it they will think I’m rude, so I just have to wait until they decide to stop.
11. Add a little flavor
When people say “cha cha cha” between the lines of “happy birthday”.
It’s driven me nuts since I was a child.
12. The one-uppers
When someone always wants to one-up you!
Me: Yeah I sprained my ankle in middle school and had to use crutches for a few weeks
Them: Oh I had back surgery when I was 4 and had a back brace
13. Car etiquette
People honking their car horns the second the light turns green.
Also tailgating someone in the far right lane.
Like just go around man, there’s 2-3 other lanes to pick from.
14. Pull on this
When dudes at work think they can pull your hair in a playful manner.
F*ck you. I’m a grown *ss woman.
Don’t touch me.
15. The SnooWoofer
The fact that I can’t change my Reddit username
Those are the least adorable pets ever.
What’s your big annoyance?
Vent it out in the comments.