When we came across a list of pet peeves by Cher, it gave us great insight into who she is as a person, and it also gave us a beautiful realization: The things we don’t like tell us just as much about ourselves as the things we do.
So in these pages, we get to know five local women through their own lists of pet peeves. Here’s to the things we aren’t willing to budge on — they are important and deserve a day in the sun.
My inability to receive gifts or help without feeling like I owe something.
A Facebook situation that portrays perfection on the outside, yet the inside is full of dysfunction.
People who think being busy adds value or status to their lives.
Chronic negative talkers who aren’t proactive in trying to solve their problem.The phrase R.I.P.
Being a third wheel
The radio playing while ordering at the drive-thru
When people step on bugs outside
Ridiculously slow drivers
Belittling someone for how they express joy
Being cut off while speaking
Forcing your beliefs on someone else, or belittling beliefs you don’t subscribe to
Being rude to children
Complaining without making an effort to change the thing you’re complaining about
Women degrading other women
Degrading men for embracing traditionally “feminine” traits or behaviors, or questioning their masculinity for it
When people talk too loud
When people chew with their mouth open
People who make conversations about themselves
People who won’t let you talk in conversations
People who keep on talking to you, despite you showing no interest in the conversation
People who overshare their problems
People who can’t take no for an answer
Brenda S. Seyer
People who are late. I am usually early, which probably peeves some people.
Not getting a thank you note. Gratitude is one of the best gifts we give ourselves.
People who do not show love. Love makes it all worthwhile.