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Friday, 14 July 2017

15 Pet Peeves I Want You To Know About

pet peeve
plural noun: pet peeves
  1. something that a particular person finds especially annoying.
    "one of my biggest pet peeves is poor customer service"

The phoneh at the other end of this phone last night had me wondering if I had the wrong person. 

"Helloe Helloeee. Thelmar?"

"Yes, this is Thelma" I was hesitant. 

"Yeah. Sure. I'm your Uber driver. I'll be at your place in a li-l bit" another bout of phoneh. 

And that was how I was showered with Lekki accent from home to Lekki 1. Phoneh speaking people with no "reason" to speak phoneh are not exactly a pet peeve of mine. Overly chatty taxi drivers are. This is a list of my pet peeves πŸ™ˆ

1. Chatty taxi drivers. I detest small talk. Lord, how I hate it. Now this cab driver wasn't only the king of small talk, he kept on cutting into my phone conversations and then laughing cheekily. I wanted to tell him, boy you're not cute. Cut it out! I was heading to Lekki 1 to meet him for dinner. I called my friend Yoko to ask "where can I get very nice seafood in phase 1?". "Sea food as in fish, or seafood shrimp, prawns...?" She asked. 
"Yes. Prawns, calamari, oysters...?" 
"Besides Ocean Basket I'm not too sure. You can try Beehive. They have this really nice seafood pasta". 
I ended the call and next thing he started again. "Ooooh, you like seafood, yeah? Me too. You did not have to call your friend, you can ask me. You can get calabari in The Place, and other seafoods too". Calabari? The Place? Issokay. Long story short, I think cab drivers should only speak when spoken too. 

2. Guys with very long finger nails. Dude, that's just weird. 

3. People who are half your size and complain to you that they need to lose weight. 

4. People who habitually pick food off your plate without asking. (My sister, number 1!)

5. When I'm at the movies or in a classroom or in a bus or in church and there's space and empty seats everywhere else yet you come to sit beside me. Aaaaargh! 

6. People who try to "sharply" cut in front of you in traffic, without trafficating or signaling to you. 

7. People who take their precious time cat-walking, when a car stops for them to cross the road 

8. Grammatical errors on memes with deep quotes

9. Passive agressive people. Damn, I simply can't stand it!

10. Small talk. 

11. Poor customer service. Like, what's the point of customer service...?

12. People who use literally wrongly (in place of figuratively). How can you say "I literally got crushed by a train?". Literally means it actually happened dammit!

13. People who have conversations you can hear from two rows away, at the movies. 

14. People who don't put their phones on silent during meetings, classes, church service...

15. Friends who habitually miss your calls and don't call back or even acknowledge that you called. 

I could go on and on. 

LOL. These are my pet peeves. 


Share yours.  

Ps; so my friend sighted mad traffic on the Lekki-Ikoyi bridge and turned back into Ikoyi, asked me to meet him at Southern Sun instead. It was getting late and I was getting tired so I said "let's see tomorrow instead". Then I asked the cab to kukuma take me to The Place and I went and bought coconut rice and tilapia fish and went home. I guess my phoneh speaking Uber driver was on to something all along. 😒🚢🚢



  1. People who touch me for no reason especially people I don't know, like even if i'm in your way just say " excuse me" no need to touch me ugh!

    1. As in eehn! Jeez! Plus people who have loud voices. They scream rather than 'talk'! Like babe please 'reduce the volume', it's just me you're talking to.πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

    2. Sunshine... this is the sister you tapped inside Danfo and she questioned your home training πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  2. Hian! So you did make do of ur threat? Oya,ayam sorry...(hope my spelling isn't a pet peeve too). Lol

  3. 1. Splashing the toilet seat with urine
    2. Always begging for food but never share yours
    3. I hate it when you keep me waiting
    4. when you cant cook but criticize other people's culinary skills."No salt,uhn!its not sweet joor,ahnahn!no maggi at home ni?"
    5. When you always expect me to say hi first even when I don't see you .
    6.When you suck my nipples with your teeth"baba,its not a shwin gum"
    7. When you keep acting like mood swings were created for you alone#Girl,ama bite your ass off if you give me anymore attitude.
    Let me stop here.

    1. #6 different strokes for different folks...

  4. Some of Thelma's pet peeves are funny. I won't mind that #5 in Church as long as the person doesn't have body odour.

    Small talk? Thelma have you eaten?

  5. k, i m tryn to think wht i shd to write hr.

    ^^ I don't care how deep your message/article is. If you write like that, it is apparent that you don't take yourself seriously, so don't blame others if they don't take you seriously too.

    1. She's talking the first line of her comment.

      My pet peeve is people that demand for favour from you like it's their right, guy I don't owe you shit

    2. Thelma, I was saying that writing style is my pet peeve.

      your writing is just fine :)

  6. 1.Using 'am' in the place of I'm. It's kind of trivial but I just don't like that.
    2.when my parents call me about 20 times in a day. My ears hurt mum!
    3.Nnamdi Kalu
    5.replying my chats with the one word game.
    6.speaking with a foreign accent and making lots of obvious grammatical errors

    1. 3. I think you meant to say Nnamdi Kanu? (not a grammatical

  7. Nobody has mention - people that ask "how was your night?" I hate that questions.

    2) People that cant spell properly in chats.
    3) Dumb people.
    4) Show offs.


  8. People that always think they are fine.
    Phoneee people, abeg speak normal grammar
    Touching people
    people that take everything casual even when 100percent seriousness is needed.
    People that form that they know me, you don't know shit
    People that always give unsolicited advise
    Poke nosers, ae=beg mind your business

    Mehn.... i could go on..


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