Most of us do this

We get aggravated by things and then we go ahead and do them ourselves.

I guess we could technically call ourselves hypocrites…but I don’t want to insult anyone…or myself.

What irritates you…that you’re also guilty of doing?

AskReddit users spoke up about this.

1. Not a fan of this.

“Loud cars.

But when I was a teen during the muscle car days, you could hear me coming from a mile away.”

2. Maybe it’s time to change.

“Not being a good/attentive friend.

Sometimes I just genuinely don’t feel like talking or being around my friends for a few weeks or maybe even a month, but I still try to let people know I’m alive and that I care so they don’t worry.

Its the friends that don’t ask you to hang out, but are hanging out with other people, and not texting you back just so you know they’re alive, that bother me.

And then on the off chance you see them, they unload all these problems on you about their life, but don’t ask how you’re doing… like I texted you because I needed to know you were okay and also I NEEDED YOU, but now that you need ME you’ll communicate?

I try not to do that when I go awol for awhile. If something really interesting or somewhat dramatic happened in my life while I was “gone” I’ll be like listen to this! But I won’t be like, “here’s this emotional problem I’m having and how can you help?” When I haven’t even bothered to answer a “hey how are you I miss you” text.”

3. Working on it.

“Tapping, like on desk and tables.

I drum so I do it all the time compulsively but when I hear other do it it really annoys me.

I try not to do it in front of other people though, I’m working on it.”

4. Hypocritical.

“Fat people.

I ask myself “how can you get that big? Just stop eating so much” all the while I’m a very rotund person. I stuff my face with “delicious” foods not caring about calories or nutrients.

And I have the nerve to judge people.”

5. Wrap it up.

“Telling long meandering stories with unnecessary backstory details, dancing close to the point sometimes, then taking forever to get to it.

My parents both do this…

And I also do this.

Mom: “Last May, I was talking to your Aunt Patty about swimming at the lake when we were kids. That’s where you went as a kid for summer camp, remember? There was that girl you were friends with when you were seven years old and her parents came over for barbecue and…”

Fifteen minutes later…

Mom: “So it turns out that Uncle John didn’t have to drive all the way to San Diego because he could just mail me the money!”

Me: “Okay, so you got the money, the bill was paid on time, and everything’s fine. Got it…”.”

6. Sorry about that.

“Interrupting / talking out of turn.

I think it’s genetics in my family.

Everyone talks over one another….Unlike everyone else, I’m working on it.”

7. The interrupter.

“I have a bad habit of interrupting people when they’re talking.

I never do it intentionally mind you but sometimes I can get over excited about a topic and my brain just kind of goes on a rampage.

I think it comes from living most of my life not being able to speak or not being able to get a word in edgewise.”

8. Guilty as charged.

“Social Media. Taking selfies/posting in general and seeking attention.

I hate that others do it but I have in no doubt posted something just to receive likes and feel a bit better about myself.”

9. Hmmm…

“Using the phone while driving.

Because obviously you are going to crash, while I am a god-like driving genius who will never crash.”

10. Keep it down!


I snore like a freight train, and my wife usually doesn’t.

No idea how she can sleep through it, but it doesn’t bother her.

If anything, it puts her to sleep.”

11. The nerve!

“Pedestrians really bother me even though I’m often one of them.

I INSTANTLY become a hypocrite when I get behind the wheel.

I’m always mumbling “Pedestrians, walking around, crossing the street.”

12. This is my road!

“Being on this particular road going in this particular direction at this particular time of day.

Why is there traffic right NOW, d*mmit!”

13. Just take it easy…


Any, and all eating sounds make me want to commit a war crime.

But I’m almost 100% sure that I make the exact same noises when I’m eating.”

14. Goes both ways.

“Cyclists when I’m driving.

Drivers when I’m cycling.”

15. Overdoing it.

“Being overly self deprecating.

When other people do it it’s untrue and they need to stop but when I do it its warranted and I’m just being honest.

It’s a bad mindset.”

16. Here come the complaints.

“Complaining about things.

I usually end up catching myself and trying to frame my complaints in a more positive light and that helps, but I am still way guilty of it.”

17. Inner dialogue.

“Talking to myself.

I do it so much I forget that I do it.

I get worried that people see my do it and I really want to stop but it’s the only way I can get my thoughts out.”

18. Pointless.

“Chasing someone who is not into you.

I’m doing right now and hate it so much.

Can’t let go.”

19. Just change the subject.

“Denying I made a mistake even though I know I did.

I catch myself most of the time, but every once in a while I wont give in no matter what and will just change the subject.”

20. Nerd alert!

“Being an annoying SciFi fan.

I really, truly, try and keep all my TV shows/movie theories in my head, or at least relevant to a topic or convo, but I just love my nerd s**t.”

21. Not gonna make it tonight…

“Canceling plans last minute. Got that social anxiety.

I know other people have it too, but it still hurts and I know it hurts other people.”

22. Working on it.

“Not fully listening to someone. I can’t wait to have my opinion or story heard. I’m trying hard to minimize this.

I understand it’s a human trait but I’m working hard on allowing people to finish so that I actually listen instead of just hearing them.”

23. Stand down.

“Not standing up for what you believe in because of fear of confrontation.

There were so many times I brushed off homophobic comments as a bis**ual girl that I shouldn’t have but I was just avoiding arguments.

It irritates me so much.”

Okay, it’s confession time…

What drives you nuts that you do, too.

Talk to us in the comments and spill your guts!