People tell me all the time that I have a short fuse. There is a very small window between Happy Me and So-Angry-I-Slam-Doors-And-Throw-Things Me. And those who know me know exactly the things that set me off. Like people who drive slowly in the left lane on a highway. Or people who respond to a text with “K,” thus costing me $.10.
Or, my all time favorite, the kid in class who always asks all those questions so you never get to leave early.
And while most people don’t keep stress balls or Dammit Dolls in their purse, school bag, car and bedroom (or have people run away when they see you getting angry) I know that everyone out there has that one pet peeve that puts them over the edge.
This week, the CollegeCandy team shared their biggest pet peeves. So. much. anger.
What are yours?
Brithny – Duke: When people constantly sigh. Just because you don’t have enough Prozac doesn’t mean you need to bring down the happy people around you. The world is not that depressing (just ignore the DOW).
John – UConn: When I watch the UPS truck drive down the street, and then I watch it turn onto my road, and then I watch it turn into my driveway, and then I watch it back up and leave again, because it turns out the UPS truck was just turning around. I hate that so much.
Carrie – Duke: People who walk slowly. Even if you’re not from NYC, where we like to move fast, you can still put one foot in front of the other–and at a pace faster than a turtle on sedatives. I mean… it’s just not that difficult!! Get a move-on!!!
Lauren – University of Michigan: People who make predictions during movies or TV shows. Keep that to yourself and stop ruining everything for me!
Vivian – Undecided: People who say they’ll pick you up in five minutes when they really mean 50 – cause then you’re stuck outside freezing your ass off (in the snow, no less) wondering where the hell they are. True story.
Sara C – Fordham: Sorry if this is TMI, but I can’t stand it when people don’t clean out the drain after they shower. Anyone who’s ever had a roommate with long hair knows what I’m talking about. Ew, ew, ew, ew.
Leah – Ryerson University: People that walk really slow and not in a straight line. If you’re going to walk slow make sure other people can walk by you!
Marisa – Wesleyan: The abuse of Internet speak. It’s fine when used in moderation and for the purpose of efficiency, but I hate those cryptic, vowel-less texts that I can’t decipher.
Ricki – University of Michigan: People who talk the entire time during a television show. Or people whose phones are going off every 2 seconds during this tv show so you are so distracted.
Michelle – The Claremont Colleges: People shushing me. I am no longer in kindergarten; it doesn’t work!
Julia I: I absolutely can’t stand it when people are late. Even though I’m pretty much late for class every day…
Sarabeth – University of Texas: People who’ve taken the class you are in before and act like a know-it-all. I want to strangle this girl in my Japanese class for that very reason at the moment.
Alex – Lakehead University: Mean people. Like people who are rude and go out of their way to make someone else miserable. Get a hobbie!
Johnie: I can’t stand it when people wear pajamas to class. What’s so hard about changing into some skinny jeans and a sweater?
Carly – Grinnell: I hate it when people say “on accident” instead of “by accident.”
Liza M. – University of Minnesota: I HATE it when people ask you who you’re texting, look over your shoulder to see who you’re texting, or ask who was on the phone with you the second you get off of it. Obnoxious.
Kelly – UMass: People who clip their nails (and toe nails) in my office. No lie.