What things just irritate you to death?

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What things just irritate you to death?
Wed, 05-26-2004 - 8:36pm

I am in a bad mood so I thought I would vent.

Things that make me mad:

1. Auditors at my office

2. People rifling through your desk

3. Personal space invaders

4. People that can not commit to a date because, you know, the planets might be in alignment or it might rain

5. Boys and grown up boys that can not find the #$$ TV remote even though it is right beside them

6. Sibling rivalry

7. My toddler refusing big boy underwear unless it is Blue Clues. Do you know how hard that is to find?

8. Super Wal-Mart (otherwise known as the Devil's tool)

9. May-graduations, baby showers and freaking weddings


"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 05-26-2004 - 9:11pm
Oh, I don't know. Here are a few:

1. People who don't yield at "Yield" signs.

2. People who proclaim loudly how "Christian" they are for the simple fact they go to church, yet are complete hypocrites!

3. Cashiers who can't stop yakking long enough to ring up my sale.

4. "Greeters" at stores.

5. People who tailgate me when I'm already going the speedlimit in the right lane!

I'm sure I'll think of more, but those are a good start.

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 05-26-2004 - 9:44pm
1. When people sit through an entire rock concert. (Go to the opera if you want sitting-only entertainment.)

2. When I look forward all week to my one TV show, rush to get the kids in bed, and ER ends up being a re-run.

3. When people attend a school concert, kids' ice skating show, baseball game, or high school play and are very stingy with their cheering and applause.

4. When the waiter takes 15 minutes to return to my table to see how my food is, and all I needed was a lemon wedge to make it perfect.

5. When someone in customer service will not admit that they do not have the authority to make any significant decision and you have to state your entire life story TWICE because the first bozo couldn't help.

6. When you call the credit card company or bank or telephone company to check on your balance or service and you end up entering your credit card number or account number four separate times AND then you get a live person who needs you to state it once again.

7. When you go to SuperTarget to get dog food because you have completely run out and on the way you decide you also need yogurt, pantiliners and toilet paper and you spend $86.92, drive home and realize you forgot the dog food. You can barely sleep that night because you know your dog is hungry and that he is probably sick to his stomach with milk bones that you tried to compensate with.

8. When people drive too fast through neighborhoods with small children.

9. When you fully intend to return something to the store but you keep forgetting to bring it in to the store and it spends so much time in your junky car that you realize you cannot in good conscience return it anymore, not with the spilled orange juice and dog hair on it.

10. When you fall madly in love with a bra or a lipstick and the next time you go to buy a replacement, you realize they no longer make it. Couldn't they have written you a letter?
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Wed, 05-26-2004 - 10:35pm


Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Wed, 05-26-2004 - 11:11pm

Okay. . .here's my list:

  1. BAD, bad grammar from adults. . .we're talking double and triple negatives.

  2. Co-workers with clutter issues in group work environments.

  3. Co-workers who can't remember ANYthing they should have learned over the last year+ that they've been working at your agency.

  4. Rhetorical questions

  5. Grown children who call their 'mommy' at work.

  6. Cravings associated with my cycle that wreck havoc on my eating patterns.

Okay. . .I'm sure I'll come up with more, but this is a good start.


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Registered: 11-17-2003
Thu, 05-27-2004 - 12:41am
Things that irritate the heck out of me are:

1- People who are Late and never apologize or make an excuse. Come on be here on time!!

2- The KIRBY sales people that come knocking on my door several times a day. I could kill them after the 6th time of saying no!!

3- People who spit in public/don't cover their mouth when they cough

4- People who take their snotty- nosed -sick kids out in public to expose us all to it

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Registered: 11-12-2003
Thu, 05-27-2004 - 1:40am

Ooooh I hate the late one..... when people are supposed to be there and they don't call and are an hour late.... grrrrrrr.

The carpet people suck too... I have no carpet, get it through your head!

People who let their children stick their fingers in my babies mouth and glare at me when I stop them!

Anyone who sticks their finger in my baby's mouth!

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Registered: 03-23-2003
Thu, 05-27-2004 - 7:40am

I have a list that hasn't changed much over the years...


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Registered: 09-15-2003
Thu, 05-27-2004 - 8:22am
Here's mine:

1. Improper usage of the word "seen"

2. Chewing with mouth open

3. Contractors who solicit your business and then don't call back when you leave a message for a quote.

4. People who bring the same, "signature" dish to EVERY family party, making the every holiday menu the exact same, year after year after year (cheesy potatoes, anyone?)

5. People who insist on coming to work sick, making everyone else sick in the entire organization.

6. People who drive 5 under



Oh, one more.... people (like my husband) who think it's easy for me to run errands (like dropping off massive amounts of dry cleaning) with the baby.

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Registered: 10-18-2003
Thu, 05-27-2004 - 8:27am

Hey now .. <<1. When people sit through an entire rock concert. (Go to the opera if you want sitting-only entertainment.) >>

I get annoyed when people stand the entire time.

Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color.  Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.

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Thu, 05-27-2004 - 8:28am
Hey Missy, not to sound like the resident fan-of-pharmaceuticals, but you know you can take something for those anxiety attacks? However, before you do, please get a stress test and EKG. I know you're younger than me, but my mom was having panic attacks that turned out to be heart disease--one was a heart attack. A sextuple bypass later she's fine, but heart disease does manifest itself differently in women, and panic attacks are a classic, often misdiagnosed, symptom.

Sending hugs your way. I'm sure it's nothing, but just go get it checked out anyway. Better paranoid than sorry...