We all have that one thing we all hate. Whether it's annoying to hear someone who is chewing so loud or people constantly interrupting when you're trying to say something or someone pronouncing a word in a different or wrong pronunciation, we all have our unique hates. People don't really have the same hate. I think it's one of our uniqueness and maybe that's why many people will judge you just by hating that one particular manner because they don't really understand the whole concept of it.
I think pet peeves are those things that seem to be basic human rules that people shouldn't be doing but they seem so simple so people think they can get away with it. They are not really that inappropriate but if you know someone who doesn't like this thing or prefer you don't be like this, it will be disrespectful if they constantly do it to annoy you. I know you can't really change a person's behavior or attitude unless you do it by an evil force, some people just can't really bother to at least understand a situation. Some people's pet peeves are made from experiences and some of these experiences might be traumatizing for them. We all wore different shoes every day and even if it's our partner or family or relative, we don't know all of the things about them so it's a standard thing, not a flexible thing, to show understanding towards a situation. It's never a bad thing to question but make sure that before you ask questions, you know that the ambiance wouldn't be awkward. If a person says "No", then it's a no, simple as that.
My biggest pet peeve is someone or people that are always late. Even on simple matters, I always want people to follow strict rules on time. I'm not a businesswoman or someone that has a very hectic schedule, but I find time something that must always be precise. It's annoying how people think that time is not that of a big deal.
Ever since I was a kid, I find it rude when people think that they can just enter a queue as if they are very important. Like when you're buying groceries and there's a line, even if you're only buying a single pen, you have to be on the line. Everyone has to wait for their turn. Not everyone is kind to allow you to be "inserted" while they wait because, in the first place, you are already being rude not only to the person whose turn to pay for their groceries but to other people in line as well. Unless you're an older woman or a pregnant woman who shouldn't be exposed to so much stress by falling down in a very long line, then it might be okay.
Growing up, whenever we have group meetings or I go to a seminar, I always turn up early. I don't really want people to wait for me because I know you can't buy time and you have to respect their presence. However, this is where that saying "Don't do unto others what you want others to do unto you." doesn't seem to work. If I say that we have to be in this place by 9 o'clock in the morning, people will come at least by 9:30 or some will even come by eleven. I really don't if it's my fault that what I said is "Be there at 9" when they understand it as "Be ready at 9", that's why they turn up at different times. I will have that negative vibe throughout the meeting because people can't seem to follow simple instructions. I know that we all have different scenarios at home that might affect what is supposed to be done the following seconds, minutes, and hours, but since we are in modern technology and those modern people have cellphones, it might be best to at least inform someone from the group that you're running late. It's also not an excuse anymore that traffic was a barrier for someone to be there on time. Traffic is already part of our lives and we just have to make the best out of it. If we really want to be there on time, we will wake up early and hit the road early as well.
I have total and high respect for everyone who updates me or their loved ones about something, even if it's a simple thing. I think that when we tend to do a good thing towards a little situation, we can do it in a bigger picture.
We all deserve respect and understanding, even if you are not a multi-millionaire, you deserve a respect just like the President does. This is why I really don't understand the concept of the Very-Important-Person position. People under this code think that they are an exception to the rules or they are being more prioritized better than everybody else. Everyone deserves that respect and quality.