Minor Annoyances: A Random List of People and Things That Annoy the Crap Out of Me

  • Guys who tuck in their T-shirts
  • People who say, “At the end of the day…”
  • The Cinnamon Toast Crunch commercials where they eat each other – why are they cannibals?
  • Anyone who uses the word “fantabulous”
  • People who type Lolololololol – can you really laugh out loud out loud out loud?
  • Guys who wear visors *
  • My neighbors – yes you, Doug and Patty.
  • Guys who make fun of “nerds” that are into cosplay or D&D, but wear their favorite player’s jersey on gameday and are in a fantasy league
  • The X Factor
  • The Voice
  • American Idol
  • Lucy Liu
  • Guy Fieri
  • Pictures like this –

feet  – because that kid is suffocating

  • People with feet
  • Guys who wear flip flops with long pants – can’t really explain this one, it just seems kind of douchey
  • People who think sushi is gross but can eat a heaping pile of liver
  • Anyone who doesn’t like Las Vegas
  • AAA batteries
  • Mechanical pencils
  • People who still have a window sticker of Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes peeing on something
  • Typos
  • Truck Nutz
  • Minnie Driver
  • Jazz hands
  • Bagpipes
  • People who write would of or could of instead of would’ve or could’ve
  • The color fuchsia
  • Mosquitoes
  • All R&B made since the ’80’s
  • Cantaloupe
  • The Viagra commercial where the guy’s car overheats and he pulls over and buys bottled water to pour in the radiator – opening a hot radiator will knock you on your ass
  • Cheese graters
  • Windbreakers
  • Turtlenecks
  • Selfies
  • Girls doing duckface
  • Guys doing duckface
  • Leah Remini
  • Jay Leno
  • People who make random lists in a desperate attempt at humor

Now it’s your turn…what would make your list?

*with the exception of professional beach volleyball players

Published by Kenneth Jobe

Kenneth Jobe is a writer, photographer, musician, and Native Californian living in the Midwest with his wife and son. His fiction has been published in Jitter, The Rusty Nail, Ghostlight: The Magazine of Terror, and the horror anthology Robbed of Sleep, Volume 2. His debut novel, The End of Jimmy Ray Day, is being published by Literary Wanderlust, coming late 2021.

19 thoughts on “Minor Annoyances: A Random List of People and Things That Annoy the Crap Out of Me

  1. I know this is silly but I hate it when women say “That is a lovely piece”. It’s a friggen table! Just say table! It does not make it more valuable because you called it a “piece”.
    Whew! I feel better now.

  2. #YOLO! I hate hashtags and I can’t stand adults who say YOLO (well, really anyone, for that matter). Oh, and musicians who use autotune. And anyone who wears banana clips or scrunchies in their hair. And pencils. I can’t stand the feel, smell, or sound of them. Sorry, mechanical pencils only for me!

    1. Haha how could I forget YOLO! I have some friends on Facebook who need a #hashtag #intervention, it’s really gotten ridiculous. Oh and you can have all the mechanical pencils you want!

  3. Agree with many of these. I am somewhat baffled by your dislike of cheese graters though?
    One I’d add to the list are people who go to nice restaurants and have steak well done. Philistine!

    1. I get so nervous using a box cheese grater, you wouldn’t believe it – I always just know I’m going to bust my knuckles. I absolutely agree with the well done steak, the cow’s already dead so why kill it again?

    1. I read the list to my wife and when I got to “people with feet” she gave the oddest look and said, “you’re just weird.” Whenever I read ‘should of’ I just shudder.

  4. *People who post on FB what they had for breakfast, lunch, dinner…snacks! I DON’T CARE!!
    *Stupidity….alas, I have zero tolerance!
    *People who say, “back in the day”….the day of What?
    *eating with your mouth open…ew, really?
    *talking during a movie….ugh, go outside! no one wants to hear your random thoughts!
    *ALL reality TV!
    *dropped calls!!
    *people without kids giving parental advice
    *being behind someone going UNDER the speed limit with no opportunity to pass! grrr

    My list is long!! LOL! But these are a few…. 🙂

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