Annoying Habits And How To Stop Them
Because sometimes we just can’t help ourselves
We all know a person whose mannerisms have you picturing how you can make them disappear with no one noticing.
I’m talking about the loud chewers and mouth breathers of the world.
Most of the time, these people do not know that their actions are making everyone around them cringe. Even when they’re made aware, they just can’t seem to change their behavior.
I’m not a miracle worker, but these are just a few quick fixes to help you be less of a menace to society.
Annoying Behavior #1:
Let’s face it, in our fast-paced world, there’s no room for this. If you’re on your phone, drinking a latté, or doing anything other than walking, MOVE.
It’s that simple.
If you’re in a crowd and you’re incapable of moving your feet at a normal pace, just get out of the way.
If you’re an old person and your average walking speed is slower than the majority, buy a moped, or something of that nature. Trust me, it’ll make your life easier, and “those pesky kids” will stop cursing at you after you pass by.
Annoying Behavior #2:
Chewing With Your Mouth Open
No one wants to see the food being crushed in your mouth… or hear it, for that matter!
If it’s so hard for you to keep your mouth closed while you eat, maybe you should staple it shut between every bite. That way, you can enjoy your food in peace, without having to be reminded of your lack of manners every 5 seconds, and the people around you won’t have to wear noise-canceling headphones when they share a meal with you.
Win-win if you ask me.
Annoying Behavior #3:
Failing To Replenish Toilet Paper When You Finish It
I get being lazy, but this is just unacceptable. We’re all aware of the golden rule: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
SO, replace the fucking toilet paper!
If that’s not motivation enough, then you’ll just have to wait for karma to convince you.
Annoying Behavior #4
Standing Too Close To Strangers On Public Transportation
I emphasized public transportation, but this applies to all public places. Please, stop hovering over people.
- If someone can feel your warm breath on their shoulder, you’re too close.
- If your hair tickles their skin, you’re too close.
- If the bus/train makes a shortstop and you crush the person next to you, YOU WERE TOO CLOSE!
A good rule of thumb is to hold your arms out in front of you. If someone is standing within that distance, take two steps back. Then, take another two. That’s how close you should be to that person.
Annoying Behavior #5
E.P.D.A (Extreme Public Display of Affection)
*I added an “E” because I’m talking about the crazies. The couples who just can’t seem to read the room.*
WE GET IT. You love each other. Now peel yourself off your significant other's face because no one wants to see you make out passionately for 5 minutes.
People who display affection in public often hate to see when other people do it, so let’s not be hypocrites, okay? Keep the lovey-dovey stuff to when you’re “Netflix and Chillin’”.
Annoying Behavior #6
Whispering When You Don’t Have To
I don’t care how many followers those “ASMR” YouTube accounts have, whispering is annoying as hell.
Unless you can justify it, there’s no need for it.
The sound of words and wind together send an excruciating chill throughout my body and make me uncontrollably shake. (how I physically describe cringing)
If you can’t say what you have to say out loud, then wait for the moment you can. Use your “Notes” app to jot down what you want to say and tell it to that person later. Whatever it is, I’m sure it can wait.
Annoying Behavior #7
The worst one of all.
Most cities are already loud, to begin with. The added sound of a car horn makes the noise utterly unbearable.
According to defensivedriving.com, the horn is there for VERY specific reasons. So stop using it as a punching bag and consider going to therapy. It’s not even stigmatized anymore, so you have no excuse.
I’m not saying there isn’t a time or place for honking, but there’s no need to overdo it.
Hope you can now re-enter society with better mannerisms and an overall sense of awareness that you didn’t have before.
If this helped just one person be less annoying, I did my part.