What Small Thing Triggers You? People Responded.

We all get triggered by things that are pretty dumb…and insignificant.

Maybe it’s traffic, crying babies, rude customers, etc.

The list is endless.

What insignificant thing triggers you?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts.

1. Yup.

“People giving up the right of way when driving.

You’re not being nice and polite, you’re being stupid and dangerous.”

2. Drives me nuts.

“People who show up extremely late to plans. Bonus points if the plans are the late person’s idea.

I get the courteous 15 to 30 minutes late. Honestly thirty minutes is wayyy too late for me but I’m forgiving enough, but after that though not only are you being rude but to me your saying that your time is more valuable than mine and that’s just disrespectful.

I am shocked at how many times people will be an hour or longer late to plans. It bugs me.”

3. Grammar nerd.

“It is “should have”, “could have”, “would have”.

The contractions are should’ve/could’ve/would’ve

Not “of”.

I don’t comment, but it makes my eye twitch.”

4. Furious.

“Biting my cheek when eating.

After doing it twice I literally throw my food in the d**n trash because I’m furious.”

5. RAGE.

“When the lower dishwasher rack continuously slides back into the dishwasher while I’m trying to load/unload it.

It fills me with rage every time.”

6. Nope.

“People speaking to me and starting a sentence with “you need” followed by their unasked for opinion.

Hah, no buddy. I need to get the f**k away from you before I haul off and knock your s**t loose.

My mother did that me and it’s for sure a trigger.”

7. Let’s table that for now.

“Office buzzwords.

Specifically “hit the ground running” and “high-level overview”.”

8. Hahahahaha.

“My 51 year old partner has suddenly started saying ‘Pacific’ instead of ‘specific’ and it bothers me so much I get a headache thinking about it.”

9. Move!

“I almost got into a fight with two fans of the opposing team after a hockey game because they got to the bottom of a huge escalator with like 100+ people on it, took one step off, and just stopped.

My friends and I were right behind them and had to push them out of the way to avoid being crushed by the wall of humanity behind us, and they started posturing and yelling at us like we were the idiots.”

10. Not today.

“People wanting to talk about politics all the time.

I was at my birthday dinner and the table next to us just kept chiming in with every political hot take.

I’m celebrating my birthday with friends, leave me alone.”

11. Are you a big boy now?

“People saying they have “Big Feelings” about things.

You aren’t a toddler learning how to express yourself, you are a grown adult.”

12. Selfish.

“People with absolutely no self awareness or regard to someone’s else’s feelings.

If your kid is sick, please do not have a cookout on the weekend inviting everyone over. Do not tell us to come over and eat/hang out and then once arriving tell us that your kid has been sick but “everyone else is fine”.

So f**king selfish.”

13. Fired up.




14. Feeling bad for them.

“People who name their children common names but arbitrarily spell them completely different just to be unique.

“My name is Michael but it’s spelled Mykael…”

I feel bad for the child who will never have a new teacher say their name correctly during role call their entire life.”

15. I feel you.

“Getting a belt loop stuck on a door handle.

Sends me from zero to raging in a heartbeat.”

16. So rude.

“People that enter an elevator before the people needing to exit the elevator have had a chance to exit.”

17. Seeing red.

“When I’m leaving a room and try to hit the light switch on the way and miss, then repeatedly miss it to the point of having to turn around and go back into said room and turn it off.

I don’t know why, but I could burn my house down.”

18. Gross.

“Security guard here.

The amount of times I’ve seen people throw trash on the ground and walk or drive away is astounding.”

19. How does this thing work?

“When a bathroom sink has a really big bowl but a short faucet so when you go to wash your hands you have to bust your knuckles against the bowl to get under the water.”

20. Time to wrap it up.

“People who don’t have the social intelligence to recognize when it’s time to stop talking as I’m inching farther and farther away to conclude this small talk conversation.”

21. Don’t hog the pavement.

“When I’m behind people who are walking just that bit slower – I’d have to jog (or at least power walk) to get past them, or I have to go at a really uncomfortable slow pace.

These are also the people who end up impossible to pass because they’re weaving all over the place or hogging the pavement.

I get unreasonably, unacceptably frustrated and angry fast.”

22. Amen!

“The difference between Hulu’s show volume and its ad volume.

I’m literally considering cancelling it because of this.

If you try to watch something to fall asleep to and you’re just dozing off, hope to hell you’re not watching Hulu because you’re about to be hit with an air raid warning in 5 min.”

23. Overkill.

“Car dealerships that put their logo on every car.

Pay me for advertising or get your s**tty logo off the car.

I refuse to buy a car unless they will remove it for free.”

24. Why?

“When I park far away from others in a nearly empty parking lot (between the lines, occupying exactly one space) and come out to find someone parked right next to my driver’s side door.

I didn’t do anything to you…why did you decide to do that?? There are over fifty empty spots!”

25. Throwing eggs.

“When I peel a boiled egg, if chunks of the egg stick to the shell as I’m removing it, it makes me want to throw the whole thing across the street.”

26. Out of my way!

“People with no spatial awareness.

Chatting in doorways blocking the way, leaving their shopping carts in the middle of the aisle, etc.”

27. Knock it off.

“When people smack their lips when they chew.

It’s just gum, but why does it sound like a dog trying to eat peanut butter?”

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