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My top pet peeves

1. Smacking
I don’t think anything makes me want to punch drywall more than hearing a person smack their food. Honestly, just close your mouth!

2. Using Poor grammar
I don’t correct people’s grammar aloud because I know it wouldn’t earn me a lot of friends, but I’m always correcting in my head. I can’t even help it; it’s like a reflex, especially in class. Sometimes it’s hard for me to pay attention to a lecture because all I can think about for a solid four minutes is my professor’s misuse of single tense verbs in plural contexts.

3. People who are always late
Why? You know how long it takes you to get ready; how are you always late? 15 minutes is one thing, but 45 minutes? An hour? I think my problem here is with people thinking that their time is more valuable than anyone else’s. Get your ish together please.

4. People who walk slowly/stop in the middle of the walkway. Hello. We are not on the aisle

5. Food Critics
Whether you think what I’m eating is gross or “too healthy” or too little a serving, keep it to yourself. Don’t you dare say, “Is that all you’re having?” I love food, (like really love it) and I prefer to eat until I’m not hungry anymore, not until I’m so full I have to unbutton my pants. So yes, this is all I’m having, and I’m going to love it. Thanks.

6. People who don’t cover their mouth when they cough/sneeze.
I just want you to know that your mouth juices are flying 30 feet from your face at 100mph. Cover that.

7. People sensually saying “mmm” while eating something good. There is an unspoken rule that you just shouldn’t do this. Ever.

8. People who don’t turn off their text tones.
If you’re having a conversation with someone via text and you’re not by yourself, why do you have Note at full volume every time you receive a message? I mean, you’re expecting the text. You know that it’s coming. Do you really need to have a sound? Put it on vibrate, for everyone’s sake.

9. People who say “awkward” when it wasn’t awkward
But thanks, you just made it weird.

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Jackline Obiero

I’m Jackie, I write about the beauty and messiness of life. I write about the stuff no one ever wants to address or share. And sometimes, I simply write for my sanity. Here at, you’ll find my every struggles, blessings and truths.

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2 thoughts on “My top pet peeves”

  1. Haha! This is great.

    Couldn’t help but laugh at #6 (people who don’t cover their mouths when they cough/sneeze). One time I was on the train and someone sneezed directly on me–snot and all. The. Worst. Ever.

    Hope you’re doing well! Always enjoy your writing.

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