Annoying things that people do
The 50 Most Annoying Things People Do — Best Life
Even the most polite people in the world have bad habits. While you may be acutely aware of some of them, there are countless others you don't realize you're doing—and worse yet, you may be seriously annoying other people by participating in them. From workplace habits that are ticking your coworkers off to frustrating behaviors you're doing in public, these are the most annoying things you're doing on a daily basis. And for more etiquette errors you're probably making, check out these 11 Rude Behaviors We All Do Now, Thanks to Coronavirus.iStock
Sure, it may seem like a minor thing to you, but if you're pulling out your phone while talking to someone, you're almost certainly getting on their nerves by doing so. According to a survey conducted by late academic PM Forni, co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, and the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute, using a cell phone mid-conversation was named among the top 10 rudest behaviors by survey respondents. And if you want to curb those bad habits, Almost Half of Americans Won't Date Someone Who Does This.Shutterstock
It may not bother you, but that noise you're letting your whole workplace hear during online meetings is definitely annoying to everyone else. According to an April 2020 survey conducted by answering service company Moneypenny, among 800 full-time office workers polled, not muting during meetings was identified as the most annoying habit their coworkers engaged in.Shutterstock
You may like the scent of that new fragrance, but that doesn't mean everyone around you does. According to a survey conducted by Stratus Building Solutions, 51 percent of individuals polled said they'd found themselves olfactorily offended by a coworker's fragrance, making it the most annoying or distracting behavior among those polled. However, not all bad behaviors are entirely your fault: You May Have Your In-Laws to Blame For This Bad Habit, Study Says.Shutterstock
Of course, you want to get your point across, but using all capital letters isn't the way to do it—and doing so is definitely annoying other people. According to a 2020 study from HR tech company Perkbox, 67 percent of respondents said that getting an email with all caps in it was annoying to them.Shutterstock/Fotos593
Think that purse is too precious to sit on your lap? Make no mistake: taking up an extra seat with your bag is annoying others. In fact, according to a 2018 survey conducted by the Japan Private Railway Association, respondents named this the most annoying behavior they saw on public transportation. And for more great information delivered to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.Shutterstock
We all have days when we're eager to share a personal victory, but don't know how to bring it up without sounding like we're patting ourselves on the back. Unfortunately, in many cases, what comes out is worse: the humblebrag, or "backdoor brag," a way of boasting without outright saying what you're proud of. For instance: "I had to hire a housekeeper because my new house is just too big for me to take care of alone. "Shutterstock
Despite what many people seem to think, there are rules for using an escalator. Unless you really want to annoy other people, move to the right when you're standing still, and stick to the left side if you're walking up or down.Shutterstock
Just because you're in a rush to get your morning coffee doesn't mean that's an excuse to be rude. However, despite our best intentions, many of us still place an order—in cafés, in bars, in restaurants—with, "Can I get a…?" instead of the more polite, "May I please have…?"Shuttertock
If someone holds the door for you, it's your job to grab it and hold it for the next person. Unfortunately, when we're in a rush, many of us forget about this crucial etiquette rule, leaving the person who held the door for us initially to play de facto doorman for another 10 people before getting a break.
However, you also don't want to hold the door open for someone who's too far away, forcing that person to speed up to receive your kind gesture.Shutterstock
Sometimes, you're so in love with a new significant other or so wrapped up in a conversation with your friends, you don't want to stop walking in step with them. But this presents a very annoying situation for practically any pedestrian near you: They either have to slow down to walk at your pace or try to get around you (often to no avail).Shutterstock
We all sing along to songs sometimes, regardless of our actual skill level. However, the one thing more annoying than listening to someone's off-key rendition of "Don't Stop Believin'" is listening to them try to deliver an American Idol-worthy performance when the rest of you are just goofing off.Shutterstock
Sure, we all have those times when bringing the cart back to the store seems like more trouble than it's worth. That said, there's virtually nothing more annoying than finding the perfect parking spot in front of a store only to realize it's already occupied by someone's runaway cart.Shutterstock
No matter what your job, your family situation, or your list of hobbies is, chances are, you consider yourself a pretty busy person. If you're constantly talking about how busy you are, however, it comes across as the most annoying kind of humblebrag.Shutterstock
Why is it that people in offices forget their manners with such shocking frequency? Tapping your foot under your desk does more than create distracting noise; it also has a tendency to shake whatever's on your coworkers' desks.Shutterstock
We've all been there: You're in a hurry to get into the store before it closes and you wind up parking your car a little too close to the line in the parking lot—or, worse yet, over it. Unfortunately, when you do this, you might just be the one who pays the price, in dings or scratches on your precious ride.Shutterstock
Whether it's a forgetful habit or just a lazy one, we've all been guilty of putting an empty container back in the fridge after you've taken the last bite or sip, setting someone else up for disappointment down the line.Shutterstock
"Reply All" is a great function when you're working on a group project or delivering information to your whole family in one fell swoop. However, in most settings, there's no reason to send your response to everyone on an email chain: Thanking your boss for your holiday bonus doesn't need to be something the whole office sees.Shutterstock
So, you're at the grocery store and you realize that you just picked up the wrong kind of bread. What do you do? Unfortunately, for many of us, the answer is, stick it on any nearby shelf and hope someone finds it.Shutterstock
We all get surprised and scared at the movies from time to time. That said, we know better than to scream, "Don't go in there!" at the screen—or at least, we should.Shutterstock/FamVeld
Come on. The sign overhead says 10 items! All you have to do is count up to 10! Why is this so hard?Shutterstock
It's fine to talk at the gym, but taking a phone call is particularly annoying. The gym is a meditative space for plenty of people, meaning that petty argument you're having with your spouse is just about the last thing they want to hear.Shutterstock
It takes mere seconds to replace a roll of toilet paper when you've used the last of it. If you leave an empty roll or just place a new one on top of the old one, make no mistake: You're guilty of some seriously annoying behavior.Shutterstock
Just because your jam comes on doesn't mean it's time to sing along. There is an even greater offense out there, however: humming. Nobody's ever thought, "This song would sound so much better if it was kind of amelodic and had no words."Shutterstock
"RSVP by" dates are there for a reason. If you're leaving your RSVP until the last minute or not RSVPing at all, you're definitely holding up the hosts and possibly guaranteeing yourself a spot on next year's "don't invite" list.Shutterstock
Unless you think it's hilarious to have someone else fall into toilet water, it's time to start putting the toilet seat down—and the lid, too, for that matter.Shutterstock
We've all had that moment of realization while walking when we remember something we needed to do and it stops us in our tracks. Unfortunately, it's always pretty annoying for the person behind you who's forced to suddenly navigate around your stationary form or risk bumping straight into you.Shutterstock
That corn kernel stuck in your teeth from earlier is annoying. The only thing more annoying? Watching you pick it out.Shutterstock
It's not always easy to tell how loud your music is when you've got your headphones on. The sound of the beat blasting out of someone else's earbuds, however, is never not incredibly irritating to hear.Shutterstock
Sometimes, you just don't feel like blowing your nose. But while loudly honking into a tissue isn't exactly cute, nonstop sniffing is infinitely more irritating to those around you.Shutterstock
It's totally understandable that you'd want two armrests—you do have two arms, after all. Still, you never want to be the person who's always stealing both sides. You get one to yourself, and the other's for sharing.Shutterstock
Whether you're slurping soup or taking big bites of a salad, we've all been guilty of eating loudly at one point or another. And if you're a person who smacks their lips or kind of moans when something's really delicious, someone out there is definitely annoyed by your dining habits.Shutterstock
People will do virtually anything in pursuit of the perfect Instagram photo. Regrettably, that often means taking up the entire width of a city block to do so, slowing down everybody else in the process.Shutterstock
Do texts sometimes come in when you're on the sidewalk? Of course. Does it annoy your fellow pedestrians when you keep bumping into them because you refuse to look up from your phone? Also yes.Shutterstock
Everyone wants to talk about themselves—it's just human nature. That said, if you find yourself talking about your personal life when you went over to a friend's house to console them about a breakup or a death in the family, you're definitely guilty of an annoying habit you should break, stat.Shutterstock
Lines are pretty simple: You stand behind the next person until you reach where you're going. That said, we've all been guilty of trying to add to lines in our own creative ways, whether that means creating a perpendicular line or deciding that the existing line is suddenly double-file or just straight-up cutting, which is frankly the rudest.Shutterstock
Just because you've mostly mastered the art of standing in line doesn't mean you're free of annoying in-line habits. Case in point: all of those people who will get so close to you in a checkout line that you can feel their breath on your neck.Shutterstock
It's a shame that pens are so fun to click over and over, because there are few sounds more infuriating, particularly in close quarters like an office.Shutterstock
We're well into the 21st century—there's no excuse to keep your read receipts on at this point, especially if you're not going to respond to the texts you're opening. Unless, of course, you're just trying to make it clear to specific people that you're deliberately ignoring them.Shutterstock
It's always annoying to find yourself waiting for what seems like an interminable amount of time to find an elevator you can squeeze yourself into. But no matter how rushed you are, there's no excuse to not let the people inside get off first.Shutterstock
If you start a sentence with "no offense," you're just queuing up some offensive thought. And unsurprisingly, it's annoying!Shutterstock
We all have those days when we just can't seem to get anywhere on time. That said, if you're consistently late, it's pretty annoying for all of the people waiting on you.Shutterstock
Commonly known as "vague-booking," posting cryptic statuses on social media about your life has to be one of the most annoying habits of all time. Seriously, you took the time to write, "You know what you did," but won't tell any of your rapt audience? Come on!Shutterstock
Those who follow strict etiquette rules will tell you that chewing gum is a pretty major faux pas in the first place. If you're also snapping it while you chew, you're definitely making everyone around you annoyed, too.Shutterstock
Those nicknames you have for your significant other and close friends are cute. Calling your coworker "sweetie" or "hon," however, is nothing short of annoying. Not to mention a potential HR violation.Shutterstock
That batch of steamed broccoli or reheated salmon that you decided to bring to work has to be one of the greatest olfactory office offenses. There are few things more irritating—or nauseating—than having the entire office fill up with the scent of someone's questionable cuisine.Shutterstock
We get it: You're tired and a little distracted after a hard workout. That said, unless you're trying to get yourself banned from the gym, it really is your responsibility to personally wipe your sweat off the machines.Shutterstock
Unless someone asks you about your diet, odds are they don't really have much interest in hearing about it. Your friends probably get the gist of going vegan or ditching gluten. They don't need you rattling off everything you ate last week.Shutterstock/mimagephotography
Is new love special and magical? Of course! Is it really, really, really annoying for someone else to hear why you think your significant other has the world's most perfect calves? Absolutely.Shutterstock
While science has yet to confirm it, virtually everyone can attest to the fact that the sounds made by another person's phone in public are at least 1,000 times more irritating than the sounds made by their own devices.Shutterstock/Jacob Lund
Sure, everyone gets flustered from time to time when they reach the counter after waiting in a long line. However, unless you're consciously trying to annoy everyone behind you, there's no reason to not know what you're getting by the time you reach the front of the line—even if you can't see the menu, this is what smartphones are for! Want to avoid putting other people off? This One Question You Always Ask Can Kill a Conversation, Experts Say.
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We all get annoyed and lose our temper from time to time. Sometimes a couple of seconds is enough to boil over because of some aunt who blocked the aisle in the supermarket. On the Reddit social network, users discussed what can drive them crazy. And some things really should be banned at the legislative level.
ADME decided to share with you the comments of Reddit users in which they told what makes them lose their peace of mind.
- Oh, that feeling when a page in the browser loads too slowly... You click on an object and, due to the slow loading, you instantly get to a new page or some kind of ad.
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- I don't like nasty bosses.
- My fad is not only nasty bosses, but also the same colleagues. The accountant from my job acted like she was a big boss or company owner. She had an insane set of rules. For example, she accepted documents only with large paper clips. Once I used small paper clips, then she came to my desk, threw papers at me and said: "I hate small paper clips. "
- I hate wet socks.
- I can't understand how you can drive when you're drunk or high. Yes, of course, you can put your life on the line. But why are you putting others at risk?
- Rubbish everywhere. And it makes me sad and angry at the same time.
- People who climb out of line are unpleasant to me, they are impatient and inattentive.
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- A few months ago, a radio DJ told how she was sent back from the boarding line because she tried to get into group A with a group C boarding pass. On the air, the lady was very upset and emphasized that that she flies so constantly - before this incident, no one stopped her.
Other DJs and everyone who called her on the air answered that she was wrong and deserved to be sent to the back line. What is wrong with people who think they are special and much better than everyone around?!
- When people simply leave their grocery carts in the middle of the aisle or in the busiest places, you just want to say, “Listen, dude, I'll move your cart to where you won't find it. Better not test me."
- When my friend writes on behalf of me from my Tinder account, I feel ashamed to look people in the eye.
- People allow themselves to laugh at those who are overweight, and this is wrong. You should not judge others by their appearance, and even more so, mock such people.
I seethe when I hear a fat man being teased in the gym. So I want to pacify the jokers. Well, why do people have the right to behave this way with those who just want to become better?
- I'm a pretty soft guy until someone tries to pull my headphones out of my ears.
- I can't stand it when one piece of foam is rubbed against another... Brrrr. I immediately start grinding my teeth.
- For some reason, hairdressers always like to talk to me while cutting. I just want to relax, but they always try to talk. There is only one girl in the hair salon where I go who does her job without talking. When I get to her, I'm just happy. If only the masters would ask in advance if I want to talk to them. I would refuse every time.
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- I hate it when someone is rude to the staff: cashier, waiter, cleaner. If they were on this side of the cash register, you wouldn't talk to them like that. If you are dissatisfied with the company, this is not a reason to express everything to the service personnel. Do you dislike something? Speak calmly and leave.
- My voice sounds so shrill and harsh in the recording, as if someone is mocking me. I hate this lady on the records.
- I don't understand people mindlessly reposting something without checking the facts.
- Yes, I read somewhere that Mussolini actually sank the Titanic, and stupid earthlings blame icebergs for trying to accelerate global warming.
- On my list are those who do not return things or damage them. I once lent a new book to a friend. When he returned it, she looked like she had spent 40 years in the library. The strangest thing is that he did not even read it to the end. How did she turn into a is if you didn't even bother to read it?!
- Parents who inspire their children with the idea that everything is allowed to them.
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- People who like to stand in the way and block the way in public places like supermarkets. For example, they freeze at the door and start looking for something in the bag. I want to scream: “Step aside! You are standing in our way!”
- I don't understand why people post so many selfies on their accounts. Of course, I should not care, but I can't stop thinking that someone admires a personal profile full of "me".
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- It annoys me when people text in theaters.
- It's amazing how many people get off the escalator, take one step forward and stop to see where to go next. The people who followed them are simply blocked. Why can't you take an extra 5 steps to step aside and then look around?!
- Oh, those lovers of perfume in huge quantities. Let me breathe!
- Some teachers/professors/instructors are inadequate and take out their anger on students. When you ask a question about some of their actions (for example, why they deducted your points), they take it as a personal insult, perceive everything angrily and with hostility.
- Loud savory chewing or smacking is difficult for me. My old roommate ate like a real camel. I couldn't hear it, so I lay down on the sofa and fought back the urge to vomit with all my might. I swear this sound haunts my dreams.
- When you cough and don't cover your mouth...
- Cruelty to animals is unacceptable. There is a special place in hell for people who do this.
- I don't like people who don't respect other people's "no".
- For me, these are people walking slowly in front of you on the sidewalk or hallway.
And they manage to somehow squirm around to get in your way when you try to overtake them!
I don't like being around too loud on the phone. Or they watch stupid videos on it with the sound turned on at full power.
Lactose... Speaking of what I can't stand, it's lactose.
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11 annoying things parents do
English blogger Sarah Turner, who is raising three boys, has over half a million readers human. In the book "Antimamochka. Real Motherhood”, which was published by the publishing house “Sinbad”, she frankly and with self-irony describes her everyday life. For example, before having children, Sarah knew exactly what she would never do. But something went wrong.
— No, how is it possible? I mockingly asked James when we discussed the annoying behavior of other parents. We didn’t have our own children yet, but we firmly knew that we ourselves would never do this. Well, life has a peculiar sense of humor. Now I do almost everything for which I used to ridicule others.
1. I pick up the baby and sniff the diaper
Slowly, with feeling, almost burying my nose in it. Even before Henry arrived, I heard a mother say, "You can always smell your baby's poop." Then I secretly laughed and thought what a dull life she had. Three years later, I'm willing to bet that I recognize Jude's diaper among twenty of the same, no less pooped. Honestly, this test should be included in some kind of quiz show.
2. I call my husband "daddy"
Without any sexual overtones. Believe me, I tried. I felt terrible at the thought that we would turn from husband and wife into mommy and daddy. But even today I sometimes forget and ask James: “Daddy, would you like some tea?” even though our children have been sleeping in their beds for a long time. And daddy is not at all worried about the fact that his wife seems to have forgotten his name. Argh!
3. I don't care much about my appearance
No, I can't say that I gave up on myself completely. When a meeting with people who knew me before the advent of these two little backbiters looms on the horizon, I really worry about my appearance. The last thing I want in the world is for them to think with pity: "She has completely let herself go." But in ordinary life, children do not leave much time to take care of beauty. Sometimes I forget to shave my legs, walk around the house (and even down the street) in a sweatshirt with an old baked bean stain and eat fish fingers straight from the pan. Yes, at such moments I myself am perfectly aware that there is nowhere to fall lower.
4. I lie to children
Sometimes I lie because lying is the lesser of evils. “Oh, honey, the bakery is already closed, so we won’t be able to buy a cake!” I say, hurriedly leading my son past a candy store (which, of course, did not even think of closing at the height of the day). It's just that I know that I can't stand the tantrum that will inevitably follow my decisive: "No, today we will not buy a cake. " A little lie will save me a lot of nerve cells.
Sometimes you have to lie because children refuse to accept the truth. Or they can't, because they haven't matured yet. By the way, I'm not the only one. A friend shared a recording of a conversation with her three-year-old, titled the dialogue “How tired I am of this ...”
Chester: When dad was little, did he live with his grandparents?
Chester: Where have I been?
Me: You didn't exist, you weren't born yet.
Chester: Was I big?
Chester: I was little?
Chester: I was in the jungle?
Me: Yes. You were in the jungle.
5. I say: “God, how he (a) has grown (la)!” whenever I see children of relatives or friends
I understand that this is natural. Children grow every day. If you haven't seen your niece for six months, she most likely managed to grow up. And yet, I’m drawn to start a conversation with “Just look how big she is” or “They are already quite adults. How time flies! Yes, I know it's terribly boring. And I'm boring.
6. I choose disgusting topics to talk about. No, seriously, disgusting
I discovered in myself a talent for discussing completely uninteresting and rather unappetizing things in detail. James and I's "favorite" topic of conversation is the size, color, and consistency of what we found in our offspring's potty or diaper.
- The last time Henry had black worms there!
- It's all a banana. Yesterday was the same thing, I already googled it.
- I prefer hard poop.
- Me too.
— Lord, just listen to us. How did we get to this point?
We may be discussing the contents of diapers and other boring topics like what time Jude fell asleep and what Henry ate for dinner, because having adult conversations in the presence of children is completely pointless.
Sometimes we do talk about work, mortgage interest, and weekend plans. But children interrupt us every word, and if they don’t interrupt, then they throw toys. And after two minutes, we still forget what we were going to say.
7. I bribe children
— I will never bribe my children! I once said.
Ha. Ha. Ha.
Based on the results of three years of hopeless motherhood, I can say that bribery is the only tactic I have mastered that really works. And I'm not alone in this: 99% of parents bribe their children from time to time.
Behind every perfectly behaved child is a chocolate bar. The remaining percentage of parents definitely use hypnosis or witchcraft
Perhaps we should not beat ourselves up, but simply call this tactic something else. For example, not by bribery, but by a strategy of deterrence, negotiation and rewards. After all, in essence, we are just teaching children that their actions have consequences. For example:
- If you eat a salad, you get cookies.
- If you behave well on the playground, you will get cookies.
- If you play quietly while your mom calls the insurance company, I'll give you a cookie.
Something got me stuck on cookies... If I don't want to spend a fortune on a pediatric dentist in the future, I need to give the boys less cookies and brush their teeth longer.
8. I scream
At home. In car. On a walk. Sometimes I remind myself of the heroine of Shameless. I understand perfectly well that shouting cannot solve the problem, but there are days when nothing else remains. It is very difficult to always keep yourself in hand if you have children. (See the chapter "One of those days".)
9. I also grumble...
Like a broken record, I repeat over and over requests and instructions that no one (at least my children) hears. The compositions “Can you be quieter?”, “Play normally!” are especially popular. and "We won't go for a walk until you stop whining!". Moreover, I myself am well aware of the absurdity of the last phrase: I will pull the children out of the house, even if they whine the whole walk, because sometimes it is unbearable to sit within four walls.
10. And throw empty threats
Alas, I quite often resort to threats so empty and unrealistic that I myself feel sick.
- So, I repeat for the last time: no cartoons until the end of the week! As soon as these words leave my lips, I understand that I made a big mistake. After all, leaving my son without cartoons, I will deprive myself of the only opportunity to drink tea in peace!
- Now I will call Santa Claus and he will cross you off the list of good children! If you are left without gifts, you will be to blame.
Yes, it's August, but nothing better came to my mind.
- Say goodbye to your favorite toys, they are going to the trash can.
Henry guessed long ago that sometimes he "finds" his mother. Therefore, he simply waits out the storm, and then quietly transfers the toys from the “heap to throw away” back to his room.
11. I'm talking. To the place and not to the place
Almost every item in our house has acquired a diminutive suffix.