At 25, the list of pet peeves becomes more pronounced, and your tolerance levels for dealing with annoying behaviours becomes shorter.
Here are 25 things that could potentially drive you up the wall.
Don’t eat my food. Don’t even ask to take a small piece off my plate.
Don’t say “ew” to the food on my plate.
Don’t dig in my handbag for whatever reason.
Don’t take my spectacles off my face to see their design and lens size.
Don’t come to my place unannounced. I will ignore you
If you’re visiting me and need to use my toilet, always flush and don’t pee on the seat.
If we share a home, contribute to paying the bills.
Don’t come to a braai or a picnic empty-handed.
Please say and write my name correctly. Ask me if you don’t know how to pronounce it or spell it.
Don’t include me in an email conversation that I don’t need to be in. You’re clogging up my inbox.
Don’t force a conversation with me when you can see that I’m busy or not interested.
Don’t talk over me when I’m in the middle of a sentence.
Don’t force me to follow you on social media.
Don’t clog up social media posts with millions of hashtags.
Don’t be late for appointments.
Say thank you when I give you way in peak hour traffic.
Don’t drive super slow on the road in an attempt to be extra cautious.
Don’t say “no offense” before you say something offensive.
Don’t make excuses for anything.
Please make your intentions clear when wanting to get into a relationship with me.
If you want to break up with me, don’t send me a text message.
Don’t expect me to be friends with you after a breakup.
Don’t get passive-aggressive with me. If you have something to say, just say it.
Don’t get angry if I don’t agree with you. We won’t always see eye-to-eye but let’s practice tolerance.
Don’t lie to me, ever.
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