25 Pet Peeves We Need To Consider to avoid making blood boil

25 Pet Peeves We Need To Consider to avoid making blood boil

We all have that breaking point, or petty points, some more than others.

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We spend an average of 6-10 hours of our lives out with people. Whether that be at work, school or with friends/families. Even though a lot of people are patient and are people-lovers, there are some things that tend to grind our gears. I asked around and there are many pet peeves that we can all agree to or find comical. (Many people were eager to answer me when I asked about their peeves.)

1.Bad drivers

"People who drive recklessly fast, overly slow, don't use a signal."

2.“When people do not clean after themselves”/ “When people leave wrappers around.”

Anything dealing with hair or something from your body, please clean up. "Like if you're still sitting there and just haven't gotten up yet, fine, but if you leave the wrapper when you get up? I hate that."

3.“Basic White Men”

Don't be the stereotype.

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4.Socks and sandals

Why is that even a thing?

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5.When people don’t hold the door for me or don’t thank me for holding the door for them.

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Manners please people.

6.”Entitled and inconsiderate people”

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It's called empathy

7.People coughing/sneezing without covering their mouths

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Please refrain from spreading, especially during flu season.

8.“When people are in my room and keep their shoes on”

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Makes me feel like they are about to leave and don't want to hangout with me.

9.Biting nails

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Especially in a quiet room when you can hear it...Yuck!

10. “When people tell other people how to live their life when they’re not hurting anyone”

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People downplaying your life because they think their life is harder; or when people dismiss the problems of others because it doesn't directly relate to them. Any form of disvaluing another person is a big N-O in my book.

11.Dominating conversations/ "When people cut me off and don't apologize"

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One upping in conversations, it is not a competition. Plus when 2 people talk back and forth in a group chat, if you want to talk to only them, don't blow up the group chat.

12.Chewing with mouth open/chewing loudly in general

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Can we just all agree to chew with our mouths closed?

13.People eating off your plate without asking first

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"I will literally grab their hand before it makes it to their mouth and take whatever they grabbed out of their hand."

14.When people say stuff like “I’m starving” or “I’m so poor”

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...but you aren't

15.When people play the victim/People who always think THEIR situation is worse

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Buddy we all have our struggles... just listen please.

16.People who are chronically late.

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"A one-off I can maybe understand, but it's incredibly rude to think your time is more valuable than the 15 to 30 minutes you're making me wait."

17.Drag their feet when they’re walking

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Just pick up your feet!

18.When people have no concept of the need for alone time

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"My freshman year roommate spent all her time in the room so I never had time alone and I was ready to choke her out by the end"

19.When strangers talk to you while you’re walking with headphones in

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They are on my head for a reason.

20.People underestimating my intelligence

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Don't talk to me like I am 3 years old.

21.When people can't correctly spell basic word or mix up "you're" with "your"

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"Don't make me turn into a grammar nazi and do a two-hour surgery on your essay for sociology."

22.Someone setting double standards

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"Where they say that you couldn't do something but then they go and do it themselves."

23.Sending Mixed Emotions

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Be straight with what you are saying. It will make everything that much easier in life.

24.When people walk in the middle of the street

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There is a sidewalk right next to them.

25.When people say “no offense” then proceed to say something really offensive.

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As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!
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After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

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14. Some activities on my bucket list are...


This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...



What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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Using 'Tradition' As An Excuse For Blood Feuds Is Not Okay

Respecting culture should not include the allowance of massacre.

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Bloods feuds are different from your typical family argument. They generally occur in the Northeast or Central region of Albania and can take many people's lives.

A blood feud begins when a person takes another one's life in the midst of an argument or disagreement. When this happens they are not settled by a civil court or lifetime in prison; they are settled by using murder as revenge over an over again.

If not prevented, the two families in conflict will go back in forth taking someone's life from the family that wished to spite them, just to even the score.

Eventually, families run out of men to use in these blood feuds, and to make sure that the conflict is resolved, the women begin to dress up and act as males so they too can go out and kill each other. This practice has historical significance in their culture and should always be taught and remembered, but that does not justify allowing the practice to continue.

Sure it's insignificant, that I, as a female living in a developed country, would find this practice barbaric and want to stop it. But it's important to take a closer look at the families and realize how much they struggle and desperately need this to end to allow them to live.

Just in Albania's Shkodra region alone, there are estimated to be 68 families unable to leave their house in fear of what awaits them. People are unable to continue what would normally be a successful life if they are dragged into a fight that's not their own, by tradition alone.

In class today, my professor discussed his high school years, most of which were spent in Albania. He was exposed to, and friends, with many of the people trapped in this nightmare.

One in particular, he told us, would drive down in a van with tinted windows to a different city every day to carry out his life where no one knew him. He would work with them, hang out and play soccer, and drive home every day. This continued for months, until one day he stopped showing up, and eventually, my professor discovered he had been killed by the family that his family was in combat with.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated event, and it is still happening while the rest of Albania develops around it. People want help to solve this issue and truly need it...

In this issue, awareness is key and can allow humanity around the world to step in an attempt to prevent this from continuing. If this goal is achieved, imagine the renewed life that the people trapped in this tradition would be able to discover.

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