Okay, here’s the fun part. Here’s a list of things that annoy people. Go through the list and tell us the following:
1 – are you male or female?
2 – are you guilty of said behavior?
3 – are you annoyed by said behavior?
Be honest – and be pseudonymous if you must, but be honest. This is data collection going on.
Since I suppose it’s only fair that I go first…
List of Peeves
singing/humming/whistling to yourself whilst going about your business
always having a negative attitude [Always irritating.]
constantly criticizing other people/things [Ditto]
leaving things on your bed and/or desk
staying for way too long and talking with absolutely every person at any and all social functions [That’s my host at the kiddush the morning I’m actually ravenous.]
never asking directions
drinking straight from the sink as if it’s a water fountain, with no cup [Not annoyed by it, not guilty of it.]
having too many shoes [Is there such a thing?]
putting back empty containers [That’s just stupid. And annoying.]
Putting back jars without screwing the tops on properly [Ye-ah that’s annoying. Says the girl mopping pickle juice off the kitchen floor.]
cracking knuckles [Occasionally guilty. I mean, knuckles sometimes need cracking… Not annoyed by it.]
Setting your alarm for very early and definitely before anyone else wants to get up
hitting snooze repeatedly because you set that alarm before even you want to get up [Had a sem roommate who did this. The only reason I never killed her was because I was too tired to get out of bed. The worst part? It was this jaunty dance tune. Argh!]
setting an alarm even though you sleep right through it [Had a sem roommate who did this too. It was practically a chorus of ignored alarm clocks in there. I offered to break this one’s alarm clock, and I offered to wake her up instead. The latter suggestion went over better.]
Leaving the shopping bags anywhere and everywhere instead of putting everything in place.
Talking on the phone when I am trying to fall asleep.
Not putting books back on shelves.
Leaving clothes to hang on the back of the bathroom door. [Messy, but only irritating if they never ever get moved. Not guilty.]
Not making one’s bed
dripping water all over the bathroom floor after a shower [This one bugs me. I mean, why should I have to wear water shoes in my own bathroom? Not guilty, of course.]
Being cheerful in the morning [Sometimes guilty. Depends what it’s the morning of and whether my roommate hates cheerful people.]
Making noise when I’m asleep (or before I’ve had my coffee)
Leaving books in the bathroom [I’m always amused when people have libraries next to the toilet. Seriously, how much time can you spend there?]
Leaving a computer in the bathroom [The mind rebels. Not peeved, though.]
Eating in front of the computer
Giving pet names to the spiders and yelling at anyone who dares to touch them
Allowing the dog on the coach and the bed
Letting a cat eat in one’s plate
Not putting back the drinks in the fridge [Not guilty, yes peeved. Clean up after yourself.]
Drinking from the carton [If it’s your own personal carton, I don’t care what you do, but keep your lips off anything we share. Wouldn’t do it myself, though, barring dehydration and lack of cup.]
Leaving toothpaste uncapped/capping it sloppily [Toothpaste, if not carefully maintained, has the capacity to degenerate into something decidedly messy. Keep it neat, please.]
Squeezing toothpaste from top not bottom [Oh how this bothers me. It is just plain wrong.]
Hair/stubble in the sink/shower [I try not to do it and appreciate the same consideration.]
Toilet paper over versus under
Socks left on the floor
Clothes tossed over chairs [Yeah, I do it. And usually put it away the next day. You couldn’t recreate my week’s dress history by drilling through archeological strata on my armchair or anything. I think randomly chucked clothing is fine, as long as you keep most of your clothing in the closet, not draped over the furniture. I mean, if you’re trying on a gazillion outfits in search of the perfect one, you can’t be expected to hang rehang every item you go through in your quest.]
Toilet seat up/down [Keep it down!]
Hanging laundry to dry on the shower rod [Bothersome, but not grievously irritating. I generally avoid it.]
Things stuffed into drawers
Closet doors left open
Things not returned to their places (be it bathroom scale or box of tissues)
Leaving lights on [Turn off lights behind you. This one bugs me. I don’t do it.]
Leaving dishes in the sink [Guilty. Well, why do dishes three times a day when you can do them only once?]
Leaving things in the pockets of laundry [Pockets? Who has pockets? You must be male.]
Slurping soup [Eyew. Please please please don’t do it. I only do when I’m trying to make the parentals despair.]
Not replacing toilet paper that’s run out [If you don’t do this then you are a selfish and shortsighted… irritating person. So there.]
Makeup left on sink [Is this referring to goopy things dribbled on the sink or bottles?]