What Do People Do That Really Gets on Your Nerves? Here’s What Folks Said.

People can be really annoying and they’re always going to do things that bother you.

It’s just the way it is.

So you can choose to ignore it or let it eat away at you…like I do…I’m working on it, okay?

What do other people do that really bothers you?

Let’s take a look at how folks on AskReddit responded to this question.

1. Getting angry.

“Bully and make comments to other people in public because they’re different to them.

Leave them the hell alone, they’re not bothering anyone. Why does their s**uality, gender, dress sense etc. bother you so much?! It makes me so angry.”

2. None of my business.

“Tell me details about other people’s s** lives and or/trauma when it’s not important in some way about the people actually having the conversation.

It’s none of my godd**n business, I don’t want to know and you shouldn’t be spreading this stuff around without their go ahead.”

3. The world needs to see this!

“Post videos of themselves/friends helping homeless people.

You don’t need to film it, just be a good person.”

4. You’re lazy!

“People who get up extremely early in the morning by choice, then get an attitude like everyone who’s still sleeping is a lazy unmotivated sloth.”

5. Totally flaky.

“Agree to things and then cancel/don’t respond at the last minute. Honestly, I used to be pretty flaky myself but I felt guilty after abruptly canceling.

There’s a sentiment that “true friends will still be your friends even if you have other commitments” but that shouldn’t be the mantra when if someone does something like this constantly and doesn’t put effort into your mutual commitment to something.”

6. Ignorance.

“Remain ignorant.

I can’t stand it. It doesn’t matter what it is, if they stop educating themselves I lose a massive deal of respect for them. Learn. Continue to learn.

Always learn as much as you can. Please.”

7. I think you need a new roommate.

“OK here goes…. My roommate.

Gets out of the shower and drys of on the carpet. I have learned to never go in there with socks on.

Cooks horrible smelling meals and leaves the scraps in the kitchen sink.

Leaves exactly one side of the sink FULL of dirty dishes all the time.

While leaving one sink full of dirty dishes he loads up the dish strainers to overflowing so even if I wanted to cook something I have to clean and then put the dishes away because there is nowhere to put them to dry.

Parks his mountain bike in the kitchen because he odes’t want to get it wet by leaving it outside. IN. THE. KITCHEN.

Has 9 pairs of shoes scattered by the front door.

Leaves the stove top covered with dirty pans and leaves his cast iron frying pans in the oven. I cannot tell you how many time I have tried to put something in the over only to slam the dish I am putting in there against his f**king frying pans.”

8. Be humble.

“People don’t have humility.

They don’t admit when they are wrong. They don’t see the other person’s perspective. They refuse to change and better themselves as a person since they always point the finger at the other.”

9. Get to the point.

“Never ending stories, answers, explanations. I am kind and patient and will give you my attention for you to share you’re knowledge or experience, but for f**k’s sake wrap it up, I’m trying to work.

I’ll ask if I want more.”

10. Thank you! This is so rude!

“Show up at the beach and blast music.”

11. Hahahaha.

“Motherf**kers that sound like a humpback whale exhaling through their blowhole every d**n time they take a drink.”

12. Not a fan of this.

“Put their babies/young kids on social media in this odd, specific way like they’re TRYING to turn them into social media stars. Like “here’s my baby cooking!” “Here’s my baby cooking dressed as Walter White!”

And not just as an odd cute one-off, but like a dedicated thing where they’ll even batch-forward links to those posts with captions like “we tried the XYZ challenge on our little guy! Watch and share!”

Jesus Christ Karen it’s your goddam CHILD, give it a rest maybe?

Especially given that we have no idea who’s watching these kids on these super public platforms, and a lot of them come under regular fire for being chum in the water for pedos, it just feels like an exploitative and unsafe thing to do.”

13. Let me finish!

“Talk over me while I’m mid-sentence.

It’s so disrespectful. Everyone deserves a chance to express themselves.”

14. Keep it down!

“Eating loudly.


They say it’s a polite thing to do when eating Ramen in japan and a cultural thing in some parts of China.

But it’s still godd**n annoying.”

15. You nasty.

“Licking their finger before handing a paper to me from a stack or before counting out money to me.

That’s just nasty.”

16. That’s enough.

“When they purposefully antagonize you (like playfully disagreeing with everything, mishearing things, etc) to irritate you. Once you’re irritated they get all defensive like that wasn’t the whole point.

My SO does this. I love everything about him, and I don’t mind a little teasing and playfulness, but d**n it’d be nice if he could recognize when the people on the other end have stopped laughing or being in on the joke.

He’s getting better about it, but it would still be what I’d write down under “what’s one thing your partner does that bothers you?” if I was given one of those old magazine relationship quiz things or whatever.”

17. A lot of this going around.

“When people talk obsessively about themselves. Have you ever been trapped in a convo where the person just non stop talks about themselves?

It’s not a conversation. It’s glorified campaign boost for the other person.

I h**e that!”

18. Tons of bad drivers out there.

“Cut people off while driving and fail to use their turning signal.

Not only is it dangerous and increases the chance of an accident, but it also requires very little effort to not do.”

19. I know everything!

“Assuming they are right without any evidence/reason to believe they are right except them being the ones that said it.”

20. Please wash your hands.

“Not washing your hands after using a public bathroom really bugs the s**t outta me.

Especially in places where we touch a lot of things (casino, hotel, restaurant).”

21. Be respectful.

“Disrespect things that don’t belong to them.

We should be trying to leave things better than we found them but instead people are so self absorbed.”

22. Really gross.

“Chew with their godd**n mouth open.

The sounds! The teeth sucking, the tongue slapping…just shoot me.”

23. Who can I trust?

“People talk bad about each other all the time at my work.

It makes it so uncomfortable to try to be pleasant and social because I feel like I can’t trust anyone. 😓”


“Not using headphones in public.

At physical therapy or a gym with other people? Time to watch that football game on full volume. At a restaurant? Time to FaceTime your relatives!

At the airport? Better give your toddler your iPad to watch those kids shows with annoying sound effects, also at full blast because why not?”

25. So rude.

“Take pleasure in making someone else feel embarrassed or ashamed.

I don’t care if someone makes a bone-headed move; I want to help them fix it or learn better. It seems like it takes a special kind of insecure sadist to mock people for making a mistake.”

26. Litterbugs are the worst.

“Throw garbage on the street.

Or in nature. I love to take strolls through the forest but the amount of trash in there really doesn’t make it easy to enjoy sometimes.”

27. Be courteous.

“Walking in massive groups on sidewalks and jogging paths.

I get that you wanted to walk together as a whole group but please understand people are behind you trying to get by.”

28. I see this CONSTANTLY.

“Let their kids run wild and disrupt everyone else because you can’t be bothered to tell them no.

My neighbor: She has three kids and they can be heard running around and screaming at all hours. Had to call our courtesy officer a couple nights ago at 3:30 am.”

29. So lazy.

“Not putting shopping carts back.

The worst is when they are left smack dab in a parking space!”

30. Constant interruptions.

“Assuming what I’m going to say and interrupt me before I’m even halfway through my sentence.

My wife does this.

“Oh hey, I was going to tell you, this weekend-”

“Yeah, your Mom wants us to come visit.”

“No, let me finish. This wee-”

“Oh! Yeah, we need to go grocery shopping this weekend.”

“F**k it. You go grocery shopping with my mom, I’ll take Jim this weekend to eat at that restaurant you keep wanting to try.”

It’s literally the only thing we fight about. She can’t shut her mouth long enough to let me finish my sentences.”

31. It’s pretty easy, people.

“Put things back where they go.

Clean things you got dirty.

If you open it, shut it. You turned it on, turn it off.

That’s all it takes to keep a nice clean organized area that everyone can enjoy.”

Now it’s time to take some deeeeeeeep breaths…

Ahhh, that’s better.

Now we want to hear what you have to say.

In the comments, please tell us about the things that other people do that really drive you crazy!

Let’s see what ya got!