5 Biggest Pet Peeves You Encounter In College

5 Biggest Pet Peeves You Encounter In College

Why are college kids the way that they are ?

In college being easy going and down to earth is sometimes extremely difficult especially when college is one big melting pot of new people who come from different walks of life. An although most of us might consider ourselves as pretty patient person, everyone gets annoyed at some things. Here are 5 pet peeves pertaining to college that are hard for me to let go.

1. Starbucks Booths and Study Rooms.... need I say more

If you go to The University of Tampa then you know. Nothing is more aggravating than walking in to Starbucks, ready to start your study hours for your sorority, living life, getting your favorite drink, etc. BUT THEN... having to find a seat. You're creeping around, "aww no that seats taken" or "that seat is too close to that person"... but then you see it... the booth or study room with ONE PERSON IN THEM. I'm sorry but PLEASE don't do this. Do not be this person. Let the group sit at the booth or in the study room. Not your single body taking up any last hope I had of finding a place to sit and do my homework peacefully. Please don't do it.

2. Bikers on the sidewalks

I will admit that I might be slightly jealous of you for getting more exercise/ being more talented than me. But its called a sidewalk for a reason. In order to dodge you all, I should have eyes in the back of my head. If you're a biker or a skater, don't assume I can hear you coming from behind because most likely I won't and some sh!$ is about to go down aka one of us getting pummeled to the ground.

3. People who walk on the left side of anything

For some reason I thought walking on the right hand side of anything was something everyone learned since preschool. For example, In the hall, on the road, on the sidewalk....(I think I have a lot of built up anger over sidewalks). But college kids who were smart enough to get into Tampa somehow still don't know this common curtesy and walk on their left side straight at you like you're not even there. Please people. Always walk on the right side of the sidewalk unless you are trying to dodge another dumb person walking on the wrong side. Its better for everyone that way.

4. The University of Tampa "Privileged" Student

Tampa is known to have some wealthy students, and I would say a lot of them don't understand the real world. I am not going to say much more but it would be nice to see you smile once in a while and be friendly back to me.

5. People who don't go to class

Obviously if you don't go to class once or twice a professor understands. But if you constantly are not showing up and are not doing well and you are questioning the professor, you're in the wrong. Not them. Nothing makes me sadder when only 10 kids show up to class one day. I know the Professor is getting paid, but they should be able to teach the subject that they love to people who actually care about what they have to say.

Cover Image Credit: Pixabay

Popular Right Now

I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Here's What Happens When All Of Your Friends Have Babies

All of my friends back home are married with children. No, really, they are.


Over the past few months, three of my friends have shared their pregnancy news with me, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Baby news always stirs up a range of emotions for me. I'm excited and crying happy tears (no joke, I started to cry when my best friend told me and showed me her ultrasound).

Being "Auntie Meg" brings me such great joy. You see, I absolutely adore children, especially my friend's kiddos. They can easily brighten up my day with their giggles, love you, and their goodbye kisses & waves. I absolutely love getting to be "Auntie Meg"; it could potentially be my favorite role to fill.

I don't think I've ever loved human beings more than I love these babies. These are kiddos I would do almost anything for; they truly have my whole heart and I couldn't be more thankful for each and every one of them. I've loved getting to watch my friends grow into incredible parents.

I love getting to be one of the biggest cheerleaders for my friends and their kids. Listen, I can't wait for the day when they are older and are asking to come over more and spend time doing fun things with auntie Meg. I can't wait to watch them grow and I can't wait to be able to come alongside them and be a shoulder to cry on and one of the loudest voices cheering them on (Next to mom and dad, of course).

While there is just so much good about your friends growing up and having children of their own, if you are not careful, it can also fuel a person's self-doubt.

It can bring up questions like, "am I good enough?", "what is wrong with me?", "why am I not where they are at?" I would be lying if I said that I have never thought or felt these things, but here's the thing: you are good enough, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, and their path is not your path; you will get there when you get there.

Those things are so important to remember in times when you begin to doubt yourself or your worth.

Believe me, you are good enough, there is nothing wrong with you, and that is not the path you need to be on at the moment. This is a great time for you to focus on you and the things you want out of life. What are your goals? What is on your bucket list? Just because you don't have the things your friends have, doesn't make your life any less fulfilled than theirs is. Your life is just as wonderful and fulfilling as theirs is, just in different ways.

Related Content

Facebook Comments