Funny Pet Peeve Essay Examples

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    The Duck Face


  • 2.

    Slow Walkers


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    People Who Make Noise in Movie Theaters


  • 4.

    Crying children in public places


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    People Who Try to Board the Subway Before Passengers Exit


  • 6.

    People Who Wait In Line To Order Food, Then Don't Know What They ...


  • 7.

    Loud Chewing


  • 8.

    Tangled Earbuds


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  • 10.

    People Who Ask Questions During Movies


  • 11.

    Movies With Loud Music and Quiet Dialogue


  • 12.

    Form Without Enough Space for Answers


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    People Who Talk on a Cell Phone While at a Store Counter


  • 16.

    When You Accidentally See Spoilers


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    People not cleaning up their dog's poop


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    When People Say Things Were Awkward That Were Not Awkward


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    Never being able to hit the X on your browser fast enough when you ...


  • 20.

    Hand Dryers That Don't Work in Bathrooms Without Paper Towels


  • 21.

    Writing "FIRST" in a Comments Section


  • 22.

    Wobbly Tables


  • 23.

    Sorting Through All Your Tabs to See Which Page Is Playing That ...


  • 24.

    Unnecessarily Shortened Words


  • 25.

    When Your Shirt Sleeves Get Bunched Up Inside Your Sweater


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    People Not Turning The Volume Off Their Keyboard While Texting


  • 27.

    When Somebody Says "Literally" and Do Not Literally Mean It


  • 28.

    iTunes Updates


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    People Who Recline All the Way on Planes and Trains


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    People Who Walk on the Backs of Your Shoes


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    People Who Brag About Not Owning a TV


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    When Rush Limbaugh Says Anything


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    Infinite Netflix Buffer Times


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    People Who Play Music Too Loudly On Public Transportation


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    When People Text a Question That Will Take a Conversation to ...


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    When Somebody Asks You a Question They Should Google


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    When People Spell Your Name Wrong In Emails Even Though Your Name ...


  • 38.

    When someone posts a famous quote as their Facebook status and doesn't ...


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    When Your Cell Phone Locks Just as You Move to Use It


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    People Cutting Their Nails in Public


  • 41.

    When Toothpaste Crusts at the End of the Tube


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    Any Political Wordplay


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    Groups of More Than Ten People


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    Slurred, Misquoted, Song Lyrics


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    People Who Still Say "Winning"


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    People Who Drift from One Side of the Sidewalk to Another


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    People Who Try to Start Conversations on Your Facebook Wall


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    Email Signatures With Rotating Inspirational Quotes


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    People Who Don't Stamp Out Their Cigarettes


  • When people slurp their soup.

    People who talk on their cell phone at the movies.
    When you ask two questions in your text message and the person answers only the second one.
    People who stop at the top or bottom of an escalator.
    How hard it is to open a new music CD.
    People that fart in public.
    People abbreviating words when they speak.
    When a dish towel is used to dry dishes after the same towel was used to dry hands or wipe face.
    People who grunt when they sit down and stand up.
    People who ask "Can I ask you a question?"
    People putting their feet out of car windows.
    Chasing after a ping pong ball.
    Chewing gum left on the sidewalk.
    Obnoxious doorbell ringers.
    When a utility sends you a letter about a rate increase that opens with: "In order to serve you better."
    Water running while brushing teeth.
    That a bag of potato chips cost as much as a 5 lb. bag of potatoes.
    People who try to talk to you when you are going to the bathroom.
    When a server comes to a table of all ladies and says, "What can I get you guys?" (instead of "ladies" or at least "gals")
    The disgusting indentations/puncture marks made into fruit from people using their nails to test ripeness at the grocery store.
    Celebrities claiming to be environmentalists.
    When people ask me for advice and do the opposite of what I tell them.
    Car passengers that throw their doors wide open without first checking to make sure it is safe to do so.
    Someone opening a cabinet door or drawer and leaving it open.
    Women who wear too much perfume.
    If you pee on the seat, wipe it off.
    Double negatives.
    Young girls carrying grown-up designer handbags.
    People who make you take off your shoes when you go into their house.
    People who talk, whistle or sing to themselves at work.
    People who don't care what's going on in our country.
    People who won't take their kid out of a restaurant when they are crying,
    screaming, practicing their whistling
    Waitors/waitresses with dirty fingernails.
    Driveways that make cars bottom out.
    People that cancel plans constantly.
    When your eating something and a person will just steal a little bit of it.
    People that cannot simply take their trash to the trash bin in places such as fast food restaurants, shopping malls etc.

    People that snoop.

    People who don't listen when you are talking to them. How many times have you said a few sentences to someone only to have them suddenly say "what did you just say? I wasn't paying attention."
    Hair strands left on shower walls.
    People/kids who tap their pencil during a test.
    Ice cream with freezer burn.
    When people don't RSVP to an event.
    The sound of too much spit in someone's mouth when they talk.
    People who leave their children in their cars while they run into the store.
    When people inturrupt you.
    Water stains on the cutlery (from the dishwasher).
    Pants on men that are too short.
    Driving somewhere and having the sun in my eyes.
    If you are able to drink everything but one little drop of milk or juice,
    whatever...DON'T put it back in the fridge! Just finish it.

    Speed Bumps

    People who read over your shoulder on public transportation.
    People who walk their dogs and let them poop indiscriminately (like on someone's lawn), and does not pick it up.
    When the tracking system for delivery isn't up-to-date.
    People who don't dress their age
    When somebody tosses something toward a garbage can, like they think they're a basketball star, then leave it on the ground after they miss!
    When someone starts to watch a show or movie in the middle of it and expect you to tell them what's happening.
    When people don't pick up their feet to walk and you hear the scuff... scuff... scuff.
    People who straddle multiple lines at the drug store.
    You know when you ask someone a simple, straightforward question and they spend ten solid minutes rambling on about everything in the world EXCEPT the answer to your simple, straightforward question? I hate that.
    People who leave farts in elevators that I subsequently enter. Then the next person thinks it's me.
    People who blow their horn at you the nano-second the light changes to green.

    People who don't cover their mouth while sneezing or coughing.

    People that don't return your phone calls.
    Parents who bring their young kids to R rated films.
    Dirty restaurant bathrooms. It makes me wonder how clean the kitchen is.
    Hair on the soap.
    The phrase: "it is what it is"
    Elaborately produced commercials that have nothing to do with the advertised product
    Forks whose tines don't stand up in a perfectly straight line
    People who ignore yield signs.
    When the waiter/waitress brings your soda or water to the table holding the top of the glass with their fingers, getting their germs all over the part of the glass you are about to drink out of.
    People who are always negative.
    People who can't seem to understand that " red eyes" are possible to remove in photos.
    People who turn their stereos up full blast in their apartment building and
    have no consideration of others.
    The noise people make when they rub their fingers on balloons.
    Getting stuck at red lights, while nobody is going the other direction.


    When someone with a full cart of groceries gets into the 10 items or less line.
    Restaurants that give you rolls, but never enough butter to go with them.
    When people take 20 napkins, use one, then throw them all away.
    The "yes but" people.
    Going through the drive thru, then having to go back when they screw your order up.

    People throwing trash into a recycle bin.

    People who bring their babies to the movies.
    People who make up words.
    People say "carmel" instead of "caramel". Is it really that hard to pronounce that extra letter?
    When you're trying to walk in the mall and there's a kiosk and they hound you to try their cell phone service or whatever.
    Lawn ornaments.
    People who mumble.
    Shopping carts with a broken wheel.
    When somebody turns off the lights when you are still in the room.
    Sitting in the movies and hearing someone eating popcorn.
    When people say the word huge incorrectly by dropping the 'H' and
    pronouncing it Uge.

    Barking dogs when I am trying to sleep.

    When someone is writing on a chalkboard and then they erase it to write
    something new, but they don't erase all of it, so you still see half of a
    letter here and there.
    People who use a calculator to figure out the tip at a restuarant.
    How clothes hangers get all tangeled with each other.
    Needless meetings.
    Receiving a thank-you card for a gift-giving occasion gift stating: "You didn't have to do that"
    Men on trains who insist on sitting with their legs spread wide apart.

    Noisy eaters.

    Explanations that begin with the word "Again".
    People who wear sunglasses indoors.
    I hate people who have no idea what "personal space" is.
    People talking on their newest iPhone in while using Food Stamps.
    People who always insist on announcing when they have to go to the bathroom and which business they need to do.
    People turn, but then forget to turn off their directional
    When people insist on slamming a car door
    People who hammer on a keyboard
    When there is a detour sign, then there are no directional or signs after the initial sign, and everyone gets lost
    When you loan someone money and they never pay you back. You end up in the awkward position of asking them to repay you.
    People who park in Handicap spaces when they are not handicapped.
    Clothes that are way too tight/short causing body parts that ought not to be exposed, to be exposed.
    When you invite someone to come over at a certain time and they arrive 45 minutes early
    When you loan someone your car and they change the radio stations, seat position, mirrors etc and you whack your knees getting back into the car
    When people leave a message on the answering machine that says "I have a me" but they don't just ask the question
    When people ask if you are free to go out for a drink, and then when you say yes, you get trapped you into going to their kids dance recital, Pampered Chef etc.
    People who pee in the pool
    Getting stuck behind the school bus....every morning!
    People who get spittle in the corners of their mouth when they talk.
    People who leave soap on faucet knobs after washing their hands.
    When mature men are called guys and mature women are called girls
    When a toddler's smartphone is nicer than mine
    Kitchens that no longer have a kitchen table
    That a person won't answer "yes" or "no" to a yes or no question
    When an elderly person is told: "You don't need that."
    People that sort their dirty laundry in the cart that is supposed to be used for my clean clothes at laundromat.


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