So, I give you my 'Pet Hates'...
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Is it not a simple rule to understand? Stay in the left-hand lane UNLESS you are over-taking FFS! Having spent a good couple of years driving 600 miles a week commuting to work and back, I got to see a lot of idiotic drivers who really don't know the rules of the motorway. I'm ashamed to say that most of these drivers tend to be women who just seem to pick a lane and stick in it (usually the middle one) or they are older folk or really young drivers. I honestly think that motorway driving should be part of learning to drive.
2. Bad manners
No, not the 80's ska band! People that forget to say their 'please and thank yous', it really bugs me. My daughters not even 2 yet and she can say them so why can't you? If I'm feeling in an especially ratty mood (usually around a certain time of the month) I will actually say it for them to try and embarrass them. I've actually held doors open for people before and 4 people walked through in quick succession without one glance at me, let alone a thank you. What am I? The fooking doorman? THANK YOU!
It repulses me. Surely no-one can produce that much saliva in their mouths that they need to deposit it on the pavement every 30 seconds? It's bad enough that we have to play dodge the dog shite on the pavements (I'm a responsible dog owner), nevermind having to play dodge the globules of phlegm. Oh and don't get me started on the people who hold one nostril and blow the other one, emptying the contents of their nasal passages out...this is usually footballers. I feel sick just thinking about it.
4. People leaving dirty plates and cups on the work surface
Okay, so this is directed at my husband mainly. Now, I'm no Kim Woodburn so my house is far from immaculate but I can never understand the need to place dirty crockery on the work surface above the dishwasher. For an extra 5 seconds, surely it doesn't do much harm to open the damn dishwasher and place them in? No, wait! Yes the dishwasher fairy does that for you doesn't she? She works the same way as the toilet roll replacer fairy.
5. Noisy eaters
I'm all for someone enjoying their food. I love food - a little too much if I'm honest - but I can't stand it when people make me feel like I'm inside their mouth about to be digested with the food. It makes me feel ill listening to a noisy eater. You know the ones? The ones that slurp, smack and gulp to extremes. The people that take a drink and hold it in their mouth for ages then perform a loud gulp as it goes down. The people that chomp so loudly and you hear every little thing going on inside their oral cavity. This is even more of a pet hate in the cinema. It's also especially annoying if they also feel the need to show me what they're eating. Keep your cake hole shut will you?
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