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Petty Hates

Post 1

The Groob

I belong to a public speaking club and plan to write a speech on "Petty Hates". Where better to look for inspiration than on the net? What are Petty Hates? Well, normal pet hates cause irritation and are justified. Example - not being thanked for opening a door for someone, or toast landing butter side down. Petty Hates are just as irritating but are more trivial and you may not be able to quite put your finger on why they are irritating. I'll kick off the list:

-Well paid lottery presenters who pretend they need to win the lottery.

-Soap stars who try to act in character on the front of TV mags.

-Record companies who start referring to established stars by their first name only..Mariah, Janet etc.

Yep, they're that petty but still thoroughly irritating. Contributions to the list are invited. I might even go mad and submit them to the guide. Happy moaning smiley - smiley


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Post 2

Saturnine

People who don't belong to a certain culture trying to pretend that they do. My Mum constantly calls the Red Hot Chilli Peppers "The Chilli's"...which makes me want to scream. smiley - laugh


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Post 3

Stephen

Tautology!

In my organisation we have things called Unit identity Numbers (UINs) which people will insit on calling UIN Numbers! It gets right up my nose!


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Post 4

Beatrice

"it's" being used grammatically incorrectly to mean "belonging to it".

I had to write out 100 times at school "i-t-apostrophe-s can only mean it is" so I don't see why everyone else can't get it rightsmiley - steam


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Post 5

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

People who complain but do absolutely nothing about what they're complaining about. Well, maybe that's not petty, but it ticks me off.

People who wear clothes they really *shouldn't.* There's a reason tube tops aren't made in extra-extra-extra large. smiley - yuk

Grammatical mistakes in official documents. I think I found one in my passport application. Pitiful.


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Post 6

Saturnine

Ooh. I hate halternecks. They are so trashy. smiley - laugh


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Post 7

winnoch2 - Better late than never

Farting in a normally deserted room, only to have the very last people on earth you want to walk in, walking in...

On the flip-side, if you're feeling a little lonely, i've always found the above an excellent way of ensuring immediate company smiley - grrsmiley - ill


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Post 8

Chronicargonaut

Celebrity obsessed newspapers. Coronation Street character gets written out, and its front pages of a tabloid. You can argue that they're not a quality daily, but then again, they're still a NEWSpaper!


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Post 9

Serephina

Knees! Strange i know..but i hate knees!..theyre jut all nobbly and annoying!..oh and err Kare Winslets teeth!..dont know why but hey drive me mad! petty enough?...smiley - laugh


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Post 10

Serephina

Now my typings gone all mad again! i of course meant to say just ..not jut ..n kate not kare!..Thats what happens when you try to type n eat your tea at the same time! smiley - laugh


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Post 11

Ridiculous Chicken† - a very absurd little bird

Cats - they have an attitude problem.
Graffiti - It's tatty.
Litter, especially broken glass - ditto.
People who have American accents from watching too many movies but aren't actually American.
Boy racers - I despise them with an intensity bordering on psychotic... AARGH!!
Trance music - especially when good classic songs are murdered by some DJ who decides to turn them into some feeble electronic fizzle.
People who talk with their mouths full.
People who eat ungracefully.
Excessively baggy trousers.
People who moan constantly but don't actually have anything to be upset about.


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Post 12

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

Ooh. Poseurs. I don't care if they think they're cool, they don't look like they're having fun and it bothers me.

People who consider Harry Potter literature.

Blondes who run around in their pj's all day at school with their hair in a pony tail but otherwise perfect-looking and complain that they feel like crap and must look like it. Sure. Sure you do. smiley - steam


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Post 13

Zantic - Who is this woman??

People who won't leave you alone when you are in a bad mood....They are just asking to get their heads bit off...and you have to apologise to them later.. smiley - grrsmiley - winkeye (can you tell what sort of a day I've had?? smiley - biggrin)


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Post 14

Saturnine

Thin people who say that they are fat.

OR...even worse...

Thin people that complain they can't put on weight.


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Post 15

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

smiley - laugh Actually, my roommate has that problem, but she's got a thyroid problem that makes her metabolism crazy... pisses me off since I'm on the pudgy side, but I often tell her she can have some of mine. smiley - winkeye


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Post 16

The Groob

Girls who walk up the high street with their arms folded and a "cross" look on their face.


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Post 17

Apparition™ (Mourning Empty the best uncle anyone could wish for)

people who post within the first ten posts with a link to where 'this has been discussed before'


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Post 18

Amy: ear-deep in novels, poetics, and historical documents.

Not to offend anyone personally, but people who have user names on h2g2 that relate directly to h2g2 or some other sci-fi thing. Get some personality and creativity, people. smiley - erm


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Post 19

Apparition™ (Mourning Empty the best uncle anyone could wish for)

do you mean h2g2 the books or the community?


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Post 20

Lady in a tree

Misuse of PIN (Personal Identification Number)...it is *NOT* a "PIN number" - that would make it a Personal Identification Number Number smiley - cross(I've thought about this too much haven't I?)


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