There are the "normal" pet peeves and then there are the truly disgusting pet peeves. Here are some truly disgusting ones that I personally witnessed abhor.
Most people will not go for the full finger exploration in public, but there are a lot of people who put just enough of their finger in their noses to qualify as a nose pick. They probably think it's a harmless pick to help alleviate some tickle. What they don't realize is that their finger will now be used to touch other things including door knobs, desks, papers, and other peoples hands (i.e., handshaking).
I used to hate this when I was growing up in Los Angeles, and my brother and I occasionally shared the same blanket (we were relatively poor then). Boy, I hated it when he used to fart, especially because his were the silent kind (the silent killers) - you didn't know the fart was there until you smell it. Well, sad to say it's happened with the wifey a few times as well (she too has the silent kind). But I get my revenge from time to time. So, it's safe to say that it's one of her pet peeves as well.
It's bad enough when someone picks their ears with their pinky, but worse when they take that pinky out and then starts inspecting it for the whole world to see. it's even worse when that someone blows away what's been caught on his/her pinky. Some of those things are small enough that they will float in the air.
I used to work with someone in the cubicle next to mine who would cut his finger nails during work hours. Every few days, I'd hear him take out his finger nail cutters and go at it. If those cutters weren't available, he'd use a pair of scissors. The thought of his fingernail particles flying in all sorts of directions used to really gross me out and get on my nerves.
I see so many people both at work and elsewhere who don't wash their hands after using the restroom. My brother used to have this problem and when I complained, he would say that he only touched skin and nothing more. I would argue that the "skin" he touched while he expelled urine was in a region of his body that tends to smell the most. Also, the leftover traces of urine on his "skin" does get on his underwear and all over the rest of the "skin." I'm sorry to be so graphic, but I just wanted to clearly express why this pet peeve bothers me so much. As such, I am usually reluctant to shake anyone's hands.
Sorry again for being so graphic, but it's the only way to accurately describe some of these horror pet peeves.
These are lovely crude traits.
And...who has not done at least one (probably more than one!) of these? Funny, disgusting, and oh so human. Oh, and speaking of the ears, a friend of mine told me about a work acquaintace who, during a conversation in a public place, reached into her purse and brought out a cotton swab and started cleaning out her ears...right there in front of the whole world!
This was a hysterical list of things that are pet peeves of a lot of people!
Thanks for the disgusting pet peeves. LOL H5!
Not even manners...:( funny, too!
Most definitely pet peeves. And I tend to see many drivers do the nose thing.
Okay, not a list to read while eating. Disgusting should have been the clue! Well listed, though!
I have to agree that these are all on the top of the list. Well done.
I don't know if I was supposed to laugh out loud while reading this list but I did. I agree with you..but this list was still funny. Thanks.
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