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Old 04-14-2014, 09:37 AM
Location: CO
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I tend to gesture with my hands while talking, not so unusual I think, but apparently it might prove annoying to others. A case in point: one of my former co-workers would watch my hands and not my face while we were engaged in conversation, as though my hands were actually doing the talking. It was rather annoying and she did it consistently. I never figured this out, hadn't she ever seen hand gestures before? (and not that kind!)
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I tell my sons the same stories over and over and over and over......................to where they just walk away from me.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:57 AM
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I start a discussion thread with a title that is completely opposite of what I want people to post about.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Location: Cary NC
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Originally Posted by Darkknight01 View Post
so pretty much anybody with add or adhd. Thats sad. These seem like minor things considering what else i have seen people put.
Did you misunderstand? These are the things I do that can be irritating not what others do that irritate me. What's sad about this
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:02 PM
Location: SoCal again
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I have a very bad memory and keep asking the same things. Especially when it is about cars or other guy stuff.

My impatience can drive slow paced people nuts.

I call out BS when I hear it, no matter of the consequences.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:17 PM
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Oh, I'm annoying!

1. I get way too upset over misspelled words. It's become almost to the point where I irritate myself. I'll think, "It doesn't really matter THAT much!" But then I'll start to think about what could happen if a doctor misspelled the name of a medication and someone's sick grandmother took Viagra instead of Vioxx. That would bite The Big One.

2. I do not answer the phone. I'm also horrible about returning phone calls and listening to voice messages. I trace this back to the days when my mother-in-law would call, on average, about ten times a day for no discernible reason. With the advent of caller ID, I could choose whether or not to answer, but it was like a conditioning happened. Every time the phone rang, my nerves would be jangled.

3. I rely too much on my husband. If I don't feel like putting a bra on and going out in public, I'll ask him to run errands. It's partially his fault, too, because he never says no. (I like my husband. He's so nice!) I hate bras. That's probably annoying to someone. Maybe Victoria of Victoria's Secret?

4. I joke around too much, probably. I get these snarky comments going through my head and I have a hard time holding them in, especially when it would probably serve me better to keep my yap shut.

I'm sure there are many more things I do that are annoying, but I prefer to be in denial about them.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:20 PM
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I procrastinate a lot. In my line of work (accounting/payroll) it is important to meet deadlines. I meet my deadlines, but I tend to wait until I want to work on my assignments. Then I am in a rush to get my job done and can get a little snippy with co-workers when I am interrupted. I have tried to use those day planners, but they don't help.

I wash my clothes on a regular basis, but they never end up in the drawers or in the closet. They just kind of stay in the laundry room. It annoys my mother when she comes to visit, so I make sure everything is stowed away correctly before she arrives.

I bring up a point from a conversation that ended 30 + minutes ago. By that time, the person I am talking to forgot the prior conversation.

When I drive, I am constantly changing the radio channels. I also have to have coffee when I am on a long trip. Of course coffee makes me have to use the restroom, so I have to stop several times, annoying my passengers.

I don't keep my car very clean inside or out. But I keep the inside of my house relatively clean. I know where everything is despite not having specific places for my things.

I don't answer my phone if the caller is unknown. Sometimes I don't answer even if I know who is calling. I call back when I want to talk to them.

I tend to mumble when I talk.

I think I am a fairly friendly person, but I get irritated easily.

When I am shopping, I walk very fast and just want to get in and out of the store as quickly as possible. If someone is in my way or blocking the aisle, I get irritated and they probably see it on my face.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:00 PM
Location: Texas
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My wife says my good-natured ambling gait transforms into a bobbing, weaving, Heisman-inspired sprint that she calls my "Airport Walk."

Guess where it happens?
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:22 PM
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I started to think about this and got bummed.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:08 PM
Location: Hampstead NC
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Originally Posted by jobaba View Post
By you, I don't mean me, I mean YOU, the person reading this right now.

I decided to create a thread about things that we find annoying that other people do that seem so obvious and correctable to us, but perhaps others are oblivious to it.

Smaller things that might not be worth going up to the person and causing a scene. Not like a person kicking their dog at the park.

Maybe if you post something and they read it they will be like "Wow. I was being an annoying idiot this whole time when I easily could have avoided it."

Ok. I'll go first...

Why on Earth would you go the library and listen to things out loud on the computer no matter how low you keep the volume. If you can hear your crappy foreign music, and soccer games, other people can hear it too. Can you not go to Target and buy a pair of $9 headphones? Can you not afford it? Are your ears allergic to foam earpads? Seriously. Why? Even if it wasn't a library it would be annoying, but it's a library where people go for quiet. Sooooo annoying and I see it all the time. And not only that, but the same people doing it.

Come up with your own or acknowledge that you are one of these annoying people. Tell me to @#$% off if you wish, but at least acknowledge that you do it. Thanks.
Call the director of the library system and insist that they have a headphones requirement. I think the computers in our library don't even have external speakers. But it really isn't hard for us to 'suggest' to people that they take their loud conversation or or laughter or phones outside. Once in a blue moon we have someone give the security guard an argument, who then calls the police, who then tells the person they are no longer welcome in any library in our county. Enforcing a headphone policy is a non-issue for us (we sell headphones for $2 each).
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