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1. (unauthorized) clothes borrowers
Like, it’s one thing to borrow clothes. Thats a cute thing that sisters do. But for you to try to sneakily borrow it and not tell me? That’s not cool. Would it really be so hard to text me “hey, do you mind if I borrow __?” At the very, VERY least just shoot me a text: “Hey, I’m borrowing your ___.” Or maybe you could just BUY YOUR OWN CLOTHES
Ahh, tailgaters: the people who get upset with you for driving the speed limit and drive inches from your back bumper in an attempt to make you speed up. These people cause me so much anger because they think that their time is more important than anyone elses’ and they put the passengers of my car AND their car at risk by driving so close behind me. Well guess what tailgaters, when you stop paying attention to the road for just a second and rear-end the car in front of you, it’s going to make you even later than my slow, grandma-like driving was, so maybe you should just back up and enjoy the ride.
3. being interrupted
Getting interrupted is annoying. It means that whoever you were talking to doesn’t think that what you have to say is important, and that’s just not a fair assumption. The worst part about getting interrupted is the way that you’re forced to respond. Getting interrupted in a meeting at work is a lot different than when your boyfriend interrupts you during an argument and you have to respond in two, incredibly different ways. At work you can’t just yell “stop it! You never listen to me!” you have to be an adult and either re-interrupt your coworker in a calm way, or wait until the next lull in conversation and revisit the point you were making.
4. Dishes in the sink
There is one reason, and one reason only to EVER leave dishes in the sink, and that is to let something soak. Once you finish cooking, you serve what you plan to serve and immediately move everything else into containers. THAT is when you should put your pots/pans/baking sheets in the sink to soak in HOT, SOAPY WATER. Enjoy your dinner while it’s still nice and warm, and then immediately start cleaning the kitchen. Wash the bakeware while the sink water is still warm – it will clean better and sticking my hands in freezing cold sink water is enough to get me to invest in a straight jacket.
Anyway, if you wash your bakeware and dinner dishes in the sink water while it’s still nice and warm, that will be better for everyone and leave you with a nice clean kitchen so you can sit back and relax the rest of the night and wake up to a nice clean house!
5. Audible Chewing
Listening to other people chew is pretty much the most uncomfortable and painful thing I do on a daily basis. I listen to the man in the cube next to me eat those potato chips at work, I listen to my boyfriend eat the dinner I slaved over (jk) for him, and I listen to my dad trill his wine on the couch next to me. It’s awful and I actually hate all of these sounds. Although some people are completely unbothered by sounds like this, many people are. So many, in fact, that some fancy scientists invented a word for it: Misophonia, which is a sound sensitivity disorder, specifically the hatred of “human” sounds (chewing, swallowing, humming, breathing, sniffling and throat-clearing). Misophonia can be mild or serious, sometimes causing disgust to the point of rage and noises can be completely intolerable to the sufferer.
What gets under your skin? Let me know in the comments section, below.