Pet Peeves (online edition)

A few weeks ago I wrote a list of things that annoy me to no end. It was long, but it was far from exhaustive. Since I spend most of my time online, I thought I’d make a list of all the stuff on the internet that drives me batshit crazy.

Shopping

  • Big brands that have ill-designed websites where ordering anything is a chore. Problems include: drop-downs that come out of nowhere as soon as you slightly move your mouse, autoplay video/audio, bottom banners, top banners, side banners, sometimes all at once.
  • Being forced to create an account if you want to buy something.
  • Only realising that something is out of stock when you try to order it, because it wasn’t mentioned anywhere else before that. I can’t handle frustration.
  • Paying for Amazon Prime in a country where the delivery system is slow anyway.

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Social media

  • the vultures of Instagram/Twitter. Typically, someone posting something along the lines of “Are we friends on Instagram yet?” Then you go check out their profile and you see this:

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Last time I checked, friendship went both ways.

  • Of course, the follow/unfollowers.
  • People who just type in their user name in follow trains instead of the full link to their profile. This lazy ass ain’t copying/pasting anything tonight.
  • Guys who think Instagram is Tinder and DM me stuff like “hey bae”. I post pictures of eyeshadows and pots of cream. Which eye contour cream led you to think I was looking for love?
  • People who share fake news.
  • Posting a (usually passive aggressive) public message that’s directed at someone in particular. Come on, Linda, just tell us you hate your best friend.
  • Online petitions.
  • My mom on Facebook.
  • Anything Donald Trump tweets, says or “thinks.”

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Blogging

  • People whose blogs only consist of quotations
  • Blogs specialised in blogging tips which have their heads so far up their SEO that there’s 2000 words of clickbait-y content and internal links but virtually zero valuable piece of information.

Misc.

  • “Constructive criticism”
  • Mistaking opinions for facts
  • Comic Sans MS anywhere
  • Herbalife sponsorships

Things I do that most likely irritate people

  • I’m a grammar nazi.
  • I use gifs for everything.
  • I finish every sentence with “lol” or the laughing emoji.
  • I complain about everything.

 

Have I missed anything?

92 Comments

  1. September 6, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I don’t thing you missed anything and I find your post very funny but true! Thanks! (sorry if I made grammar mistakes, English is not my native language). :-)) lol :-))

    • Kate
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Thanks for your comment! It isn’t mine either ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. olliviette
    September 6, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    Loved this list but also loved the gif!! That one scene ALWAYS sticks out in my head. I think everyone can totally relate to these things that cause irky irk moods.

    Olli – http://www.olliviette.com

    • Kate
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 12:59 pm

      I often feel like them, lol

  3. September 6, 2018 / 11:55 am

    So feeling all of this… I’d just have to add: people who DM asking for opinions etc when you’ve never spoken to them before or WORSE *click follow* 2 mins later “HI! Check out ALL THE THINGS” like jeez give me a sec to check out your profile for myself yeah….
    Also you wouldn’t annoy me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Kate
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      I hate automatic spammy DMs as well!

  4. betterthangoodenough123
    September 6, 2018 / 10:36 am

    What a great list! The thing that gets me is the click-baitey posts combined with so many pop-ups that you can’t even find the post content at all. Do people really make money that way??? The follow/unfollow friendship not going two ways thing – the ultimate irony is when these people pop up on a follow train!!! Have a great Thursday and thanks for making me LOL !
    Joan
    kindness-compassion-and-coaching.com

    • Kate
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      Have you noticed how some of those people are on *every* follow train?

  5. September 6, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Hahahaha oh girl SAME!!! So very relatable, loved this post!

    • Kate
      Author
      September 6, 2018 / 11:59 am

      Thanks! Do you have a blog that I could visit as well?

    • Kate
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      Thinking of writing a sequel to this post because there are so many other things that bother me :DDD

  6. July 8, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Literally feel like we’re the same person, feel exactly the same about everything including the whole double standard instagram followings! x

    • Kate
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Honestly those IG snobs make me more pissed off than I should be. I don’t know why I care so much about them lol

      • July 8, 2018 / 7:24 pm

        It’s ridiculous isn’t it!!! Makes absolutely no sense to me when the end goal is often the same for the both of you!

        • Kate
          Author
          July 8, 2018 / 7:30 pm

          I think their goal is specifically to look like people are following them because they’re naturally cool, not because they get a follow-back out of it. It’s like “look at all my fans”
          That screenshot I took isn’t fake. That was someone actually tweeting “are we friends on IG yet?” as I was writing this post.

          • July 8, 2018 / 7:50 pm

            Omg that’s hilarious, I didn’t realise that! I hope they read your post and think ‘Oh’! It’s often quite easy to tell though when someone is like that as as you say it’s so one sided, not ‘cool’ at all!

          • Kate
            Author
            July 8, 2018 / 7:51 pm

            I don’t think I’m cool enough to be read by someone who has 1445 followers on Instagram. They’re almost royalty at this point ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • July 8, 2018 / 8:00 pm

            Oh goodness me, no! You’d have to approach them with some kind of luxurious gift! Perhaps modesty won’t go a miss for them ๐Ÿ˜‰ You should see the state of my instagram, I’m not one to try and keep up with a theme or anything so no wonder people don’t want to follow me hahaha! x

          • Kate
            Author
            July 8, 2018 / 8:07 pm

            Oh me neither. I just post whatever I have and that’ll do.
            I need to ask you: Are we friends on Instagram yet?

            Let’s compare our horrible feeds!
            :)))

          • July 8, 2018 / 8:17 pm

            Hahaha, we’re not but I’ll be sure to give you a cheeky little follow ๐Ÿ˜‰ Mine’s imogenm27, sorry if it hurts your eyes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. July 8, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Mum on Facebook…Lol at the end of everything

    Lmao *subscribed* ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

    • Kate
      Author
      July 8, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks.
      She does drive me crazy ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Batmom85
    June 28, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    We might be the same person ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™m irritated by the same things ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I love me some you!

    • Kate
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
      There are so many more things that irritate me, I think I could write a book ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. June 28, 2018 / 4:12 pm

    Omg… You nailed every single one!! Especially everything under social media lol. If someone follows me and they have 3k followers but theyโ€™re only following like 107, I donโ€™t even waste the energy hitting follow back because I know theyโ€™re just going to unfollow the next day!

    • Kate
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Me neither, I just don’t understand why they do that. Do they think they’re that important?!

  10. June 24, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    LMFAO – the people who just write their usernames in on the follow trains… I am the SAME WAY ahahaha if there’s not a link for me to click I’m not going to go search for you.. loved this post

    • June 24, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      I thought I was a lazy bum for saying that. Thanks for commenting xxxxx

      • June 24, 2018 / 6:43 pm

        not lazy at ALL – I think the people who just leave usernames are lazy… like put some effort in peeps hahaha

        • June 24, 2018 / 6:45 pm

          hahaha, I guess you’re right! See you on the next train ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. June 24, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Hey Kate, this is hilariously true and had me laughing out loud! I definitely get irritated by the same things as you and it’s so reassuring to see that, haha!

    Sending you good vibes!

    Nati x | http://www.lifeaftercoffeeblog.com | @NAfterCoffee

  12. June 24, 2018 / 12:44 am

    Hey Kate this was too real! I’m so with you the shopping online and you have to create an account to buy something, so annoying! Definitely agree with you on people who have poor social media etiquette. This was a funny light-hearted post, made me laugh.๐Ÿ˜‚

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • June 24, 2018 / 1:22 am

      Thanks for your comment. Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

  13. June 23, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    Lol! I love this post. The blogging part had me laughing and nodding along with you.

    • June 23, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Thanks. I toned it down, though. I didnโ€™t want to upset too many people ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • June 23, 2018 / 3:51 pm

        Haha, I could see where you were headed. I’m sure we agree on many things!

  14. June 23, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Haha loved this. “Which eye contour cream led you to think I was looking for love?” ๐Ÿ˜‚

  15. June 23, 2018 / 9:20 am

    This was hilarious to read! Loved it so much, you should make it a series

    • June 23, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Thanks. My life is a series of pet peeves.

  16. June 23, 2018 / 2:07 am

    Oh man yes to all of these! I absolutely hate creating an account to place an order, especially if I know I will only ever make that one purchase. Having a guest purchase option makes me happy though. Haha, love the ‘my mom on Facebook’ part, so grateful my mother isn’t on Facebook.

    • June 23, 2018 / 10:10 am

      You’re very lucky your mom isn’t on Facebook.
      To me, creating accounts is like getting a loyalty card in a shop you’re never going to go to again.

  17. June 23, 2018 / 1:50 am

    -online shopping is supposed to be easy, grr. And PLT are the ones who tell you after youโ€™ve ordered something that itโ€™s out of stock. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ
    -and then you see that who theyโ€™re following are all just big brands or companies. Dude, youโ€™re not friends with anyone.
    -I bet you it was Urban Decay, that stuff spicy.
    -can we sing: โ€œsay something Iโ€™m giving up on youโ€ to those DO YOU WANT MORE AND MORE AND MORE OF THIS AND THAT AND THIS blogs. Chill.
    -comic sans is beautiful.
    -complaints unite! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ (except for over grammar unless it harms me)

    • June 23, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Let’s agree to disagree on Comic Sans ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I still have to read your post!

      • June 24, 2018 / 5:54 am

        Paha, just realising I must be a rebel.
        I donโ€™t know which post youโ€™re talking about but yes you do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. June 23, 2018 / 1:19 am

    It really irritates me when some bloggers beg for help to reach their 5K goal and you’ll find out they’re only following a few people.

  19. June 22, 2018 / 5:14 am

    Absolutely great post and you even made me laugh! I think Trump wins the pet peeve battle for me! His face, voice, lies ( I guess that is whenever he opens his mouth), every tweet, every screw up and really everything about him! WOW can you see the love I have for him? LOL

  20. June 22, 2018 / 5:01 am

    lol on “my mom on Facebook” :)) great post!

  21. June 22, 2018 / 12:36 am

    I’m a grammar nazi too, I hate people that can’t spell! I mean, words even come up with the red wavy line underneath which tells you there could be an error ๐Ÿ˜›

    • June 22, 2018 / 1:25 am

      Yup. And some people choose to ignore that!

  22. June 21, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    Especially love the Friends go both ways part!

    Now I am scared for you to read my posts because grammar isnโ€™t my strong point! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    • June 21, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Well I’ve read some of your posts and never rolled my eyes lol

  23. June 21, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I’m scared of grammar nazi’s lol great read! I personally hate shopping online and try my hardest to avoid it x

    • June 21, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      I wish I hated shopping online, I’d be better off lol

    • June 21, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Could you give me a link to you blog, please?

  24. June 21, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    Great post. I am looking forward to reading more of your stuff.

  25. June 21, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Yes!! These are all so annoying! The follow unfollow is the worst! I really hate click baity titles and blog posts that claim to help you but are actually just trying to get you to buy their eBook or sign up for their course!

    • June 21, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Omg and those also get you to click on all of their other posts all the time!

  26. June 21, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I loved this post so much! So many of these things annoy me too! It was a great read and it made me giggle too! Thank you for sharing ๐Ÿ˜

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thanks for reading and leaving a kind comment :)))

  27. ruthinrevolt
    June 21, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    I LOVE this!! Strong GIF game is vital and anyone who says otherwise is wrong. Also, comic sans needs to be banned, it makes my stomach turn. x

    • June 21, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Canโ€™t remember what life was like before gifs.

      • ruthinrevolt
        June 22, 2018 / 10:18 am

        It’s probably not worth remembering, if we are honest.

  28. June 21, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    I hate when older guys all add me to message me hey love and stuff like that. Even how are you doesn’t get a response from me.

  29. June 21, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    Omg yes girl. These are all irritating as hell. Love reading this x

    • June 21, 2018 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks. It makes me insane sometimes. Some websites make me feel like I’m the one who has to make an effort to give them my money. Grrr

  30. June 21, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    Oh you are so on point with the guys using Instagram as Tender! I have had this happen to me and on Twitter also… what the hell! Gross!

  31. June 21, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Yes yes yes I love this!!! Made me chuckle too… ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜‚

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