What are your pet peeves? Episode: 12,765

#1 Edited by gamerguru100 (10631 posts) -

I hate it when I'm told to JUST be confident or "be myself" if I happen to be in a conversation about getting a girlfriend. Yes, because I can just magically pull confidence out of my ass and I'll be good. I never understood the meaning of "just be yourself", either. And if I somehow tried, I'd probably have a 100% failure rate. Cracked does a good job on this subject; read entries two and three if you're interested.

I can relate to this:

"Reach age 12 or 13 and see a group of females give you the same look they give to a spider they found in the bathtub. Go back and get familiar with that body language that says, "No one will be happy or relaxed until you leave." Go back and live your life in a universe that bites your hand when you try to reach out to it. Then see what your confidence is like at age 23".

#2 Posted by Horgen (110135 posts) -

Care to give me a summary of the previous 2000 episodes @gamerguru100? :P

#3 Edited by gamerguru100 (10631 posts) -

@horgen said:

Care to give me a summary of the previous 2000 episodes @gamerguru100? :P

That was just poking fun at the considerable number of pet peeve threads that exist.

#4 Posted by Motokid6 (5641 posts) -

Scratching cardboard.

#5 Edited by Korvus (3855 posts) -

Liars, whiners, holier-than-thou people, keyboard warriors.

Guys who use my toilet and piss all over the place.

And then some temporary ones. Recently it's fucking annoying youtube "internet animal rights defenders" crowd. In case you're wondering what that is, it's people who think everything is animal abuse.

Video of a kitten tangled in a ball of yarn - "OMG, instead of filming the kitten in suffering go help him you prick!!"

Video of a guy tickling his puppy - "Can't you see he hates it? How can you be so cruel? You should get AIDS!"

Video of a girl playfully wrestling her dog - "You fucking bitch! How can you be hurting that beautiful dog! I hope you die!!"

Comments like that make my IQ drop (even further!)

#6 Posted by Horgen (110135 posts) -

@gamerguru100 said:

@horgen said:

Care to give me a summary of the previous 2000 episodes @gamerguru100? :P

That was just poking fun at the considerable number of pet peeve threads that exist.

They must have increased in numbers since last time I posted here frequently :P

One I have, and I know I have been guilty of it as well. It's people only reading up on one side of a story/discussion and then refuses to acknowledge any counter points given.

#7 Posted by GordanChoong (210 posts) -

@korvus said:

Liars, whiners, holier-than-thou people, keyboard warriors.

Guys who use my toilet and piss all over the place.

And then some temporary ones. Recently it's fucking annoying youtube "internet animal rights defenders" crowd. In case you're wondering what that is, it's people who think everything is animal abuse.

Video of a kitten tangled in a ball of yarn - "OMG, instead of filming the kitten in suffering go help him you prick!!"

Video of a guy tickling his puppy - "Can't you see he hates it? How can you be so cruel? You should get AIDS!"

Video of a girl playfully wrestling her dog - "You fucking bitch! How can you be hurting that beautiful dog! I hope you die!!"

Comments like that make my IQ drop (even further!)

Hey, weren't you a moderator in the past? I need your help, why the hell is my forum thread not appearing in this forum category? But it says 4 people viewed it?

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What does this have to do with 12,765?

#8 Posted by deeliman (2432 posts) -

I never really understood why some people have a hard time (no pun intended) talking to girls. Or asking them out for that matter.

#9 Edited by Korvus (3855 posts) -

@gordanchoong: Yes, I was =) When did you create the thread and what did you call it? I'll try to see if I can find it ^_^

#10 Edited by GordanChoong (210 posts) -

@korvus said:

@gordanchoong: Yes, I was =) When did you create the thread and what did you call it? I'll try to see if I can find it ^_^

Did some asshole strip you of your status? Or did you just resign from it?

#11 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

Bad/stupid drivers

#12 Edited by Korvus (3855 posts) -

@gordanchoong: Nah, I quit. The view from up high was pretty horrible and I decided to come back down so I wouldn't have to see the big picture anymore =P

#13 Posted by one_plum (6355 posts) -

Videos that automatically play when I click on another page. If I wanted to play the video, I would click on it myself!

#14 Edited by Lord_Daemon (24259 posts) -
  • People that wear flip-flops away from an immediate pool or beach area
  • People that yell loudly before sneezing
  • People that complain about modern music
  • People that complain about Hollywood making sequels and remakes
  • People that don't take their children outside or home when they act up
  • People that tuck in short-sleeved casual shirts
  • People that belch loudly and proudly
  • People that comment on news articles
  • 90s kids
#15 Edited by MakeMeaSammitch (3916 posts) -

Stupid people, Islam, people who hate the U.S., hippies, liberal idealists.

#16 Edited by indzman (17833 posts) -

people with snobbish attitude, looking down on others.

#17 Edited by uninspiredcup (8684 posts) -

@MakeMeaSammitch said:

Stupid people, Islam, people who hate the U.S., hippies, liberal idealists.

These type of posts.

In general I despise internet goers who only attack Religion as a very obvious attempt to make themselves come across as intellectuals and boost whatever shitty little ego hunger they have. It's pathetic. Utterly pathetic.

#18 Edited by lostrib (37045 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@MakeMeaSammitch said:

Stupid people, Islam, people who hate the U.S., hippies, liberal idealists.

These type of posts.

In general I despise internet goers who only attack Religion as a very obvious attempt to make themselves come across as intellectuals and boost whatever shitty little ego hunger they have. It's pathetic. Utterly pathetic.

Much like your posts

#19 Edited by uninspiredcup (8684 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@MakeMeaSammitch said:

Stupid people, Islam, people who hate the U.S., hippies, liberal idealists.

These type of posts.

In general I despise internet goers who only attack Religion as a very obvious attempt to make themselves come across as intellectuals and boost whatever shitty little ego hunger they have. It's pathetic. Utterly pathetic.

Much like your posts

Save it for SW.

#20 Posted by lostrib (37045 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: you're not sounding very open minded

#21 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3916 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@MakeMeaSammitch said:

Stupid people, Islam, people who hate the U.S., hippies, liberal idealists.

These type of posts.

In general I despise internet goers who only attack Religion as a very obvious attempt to make themselves come across as intellectuals and boost whatever shitty little ego hunger they have. It's pathetic. Utterly pathetic.

I'm not trying to sound smart. I just dislike Islam.

#22 Posted by uninspiredcup (8684 posts) -

Do hippies even exist anymore?

#23 Posted by playmynutz (5983 posts) -

Pets are peeves

#24 Posted by Iszdope (10014 posts) -

Damn hippies.

#25 Edited by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

People who do not understand what a troll is, especially when their definition is " people who do not agree with me, especially when they are willing to argue their positions."

As for the definition of trolling I like to use this example. If someone here on GS (the poster crushmaster comes to mind) states an unpopular opinion about religion or sexuality and the thread turns into a flame war, if the person behind the keyboard truly thinks whatever to be true, its NOT trolling, it may be dumb, closeminded and deserve you derision and scorn, but it is not Trolling.

Trolling is the same post from the guy who knows what way gamespot rolls and writes the same post not out of any actual misguided attempt to reinforce his beliefs, but because he knows the atheist/gay friendly majority will have a shit fit and the more they do the more increasingly ignorant to the users (because sometimes the target is ignorant also) to get reactions.

I know that seems clear and simple but I cannot count the amount of times I have seen the term thrown at people just for disagreeing, or even worse gosh having the nerve to actively disagree with someone and let them know you disagree and why.

#26 Posted by jasean79 (2374 posts) -

My list is quite broad, but here are a few I can't stand:

-People that will walk around corners while looking another way and then walk right the F into you. (Watch where you're going, asshat! There is nothing that warrants your immediate attention in the other direction, so pay attention!)

-People that break appliances (Anyone that's ever worked in an office with others knows what I'm talking about. How the hell does one break a toaster??)

-Puerto Rican and hardcore Rap music

-Idiot parents that don't take care of their children properly (No, a leash does NOT belong on your kid)

-Every other driver on the road but me

-Old people at the supermarket

-Everything going "bi-lingual" (Spanish) in America nowadays

#27 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7892 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@MakeMeaSammitch said:

Stupid people, Islam, people who hate the U.S., hippies, liberal idealists.

These type of posts.

In general I despise internet goers who only attack Religion as a very obvious attempt to make themselves come across as intellectuals and boost whatever shitty little ego hunger they have. It's pathetic. Utterly pathetic.

Much like your posts

And his threads.

#28 Posted by brimmul777 (1220 posts) -

Long periods of rude/aggravating noises.

#29 Edited by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

-People that smell

-People that tell me that I'm smart (gives off the impression that you originally thought I was an idiot)

- People that walk around barefooted (I don't even walk barefooted in my own house)

- That haircut Will Smith had on Fresh Prince Bel Air that came back in style unfortunately.

-Sagging Pants

- Parents that rely on celebrities to be role models to their children

-Thieves

-People that talk loud

-People that fiddle around with their cellphone for long periods of time

- People that drive ricers

#30 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20860 posts) -

I got told I'm going somewhere for a few months in less than a week and a half because the other 4 alternates (I wasn't even one) couldn't do it because.....well......yeah. Two had leave planned in advance so there's just no way they could it. One said his brother has graduation so he's just swamped with busy activities. Oh lord! Getting thrown under a big fucking bus is fun.

#31 Edited by spaceninja818 (424 posts) -

Scratcher/Lottery people who hold up the line all the time.

People who take up two parking spaces.

Vending machines that steal your money.

Guys wearing girl's jeans.

Neighbor's annoying car alarm that goes off every time another car passes by.

Loud bikes/choppers.

Selfies.

#32 Posted by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

People who make noises with their mouths while eating or just outright eat with their mouths open make me homicidal.

#33 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23838 posts) -

Smoking, tattoos, murderers, thieves, musicians that follow modern mainstream trends, people that care about nothing but themselves, people that smell bad, racism, people that bash others because of their religion, fake people, etc.

#34 Posted by jasean79 (2374 posts) -

@mattykovax said:

People who do not understand what a troll is, especially when their definition is " people who do not agree with me, especially when they are willing to argue their positions."

As for the definition of trolling I like to use this example. If someone here on GS (the poster crushmaster comes to mind) states an unpopular opinion about religion or sexuality and the thread turns into a flame war, if the person behind the keyboard truly thinks whatever to be true, its NOT trolling, it may be dumb, closeminded and deserve you derision and scorn, but it is not Trolling.

Trolling is the same post from the guy who knows what way gamespot rolls and writes the same post not out of any actual misguided attempt to reinforce his beliefs, but because he knows the atheist/gay friendly majority will have a shit fit and the more they do the more increasingly ignorant to the users (because sometimes the target is ignorant also) to get reactions.

I know that seems clear and simple but I cannot count the amount of times I have seen the term thrown at people just for disagreeing, or even worse gosh having the nerve to actively disagree with someone and let them know you disagree and why.

have you met "thegerg"? lol