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Bugbears! 🐞🐻

(199 Posts)
FannyCornforth Wed 09-Jun-21 09:37:45

Let's Make a List! 😃

What really gets your goat 🐐 ;
up your nose 👃; on your wick ?

Rules: One Bugbear per Post;
No Repetition; No People

Thank you! x

bobbydog24 Thu 10-Jun-21 18:49:54

MEN (it’s always men) who read a newspaper in the supermarket off the stand and then put it back. 😤

grannypiper Thu 10-Jun-21 18:52:46

Military wives that wear their Husbands rank.

Nagmad2016 Thu 10-Jun-21 19:00:26

Dog thieves.

Yammy Thu 10-Jun-21 19:17:14

Dr's partners who are on call when their partners are, as in "We are on call". No their not.

JanaNana Thu 10-Jun-21 19:55:47

The noise from leaf blowers when being used far longer than necessary. The users of these seem totally oblivious to the racket they make.

rubysong Thu 10-Jun-21 20:05:59

People who post things on facebook for sale without giving the size. I'm currently looking for a dining table and some of the ads I've seen give no indication of the size. Dining tables come in a lot of different sizes and they would find a buyer much more easily if they put the size on. Inches or centimetres, I don't mind which.

LadyJus Thu 10-Jun-21 20:15:36

Men who wear their trousers halfway down their thighs. It looks absolutely ridiculous, I have NO desire to see their underpants.

Marmight Thu 10-Jun-21 20:18:47

Older men who wear caps backwards. Actually, any aged man/youth who wears a cap backwards - worse still, indoors🙄

Saetana Thu 10-Jun-21 22:42:15


Elvis58 Thu 10-Jun-21 22:58:20


Oofy Fri 11-Jun-21 00:31:54

“Thank you SO much” for a minor thanks-eliciting act- devalues it.
“A good read” instead of a good book
“Human cry” instead of “Hue and cry”
(sorry, Fanny, broke the 1 whinge per post rule)

Witzend Fri 11-Jun-21 01:52:02

That Peloton (Peleton?) advertisement.
Winner of (my) most unbelievably annoying ad of the year award.

Dryginger Fri 11-Jun-21 08:17:19

People on their mobiles having long conversations on buses and trains.

narrowboatnan Fri 11-Jun-21 08:32:51

The word Woke when used nowadays.

Kestrel Fri 11-Jun-21 09:50:18

people smoking outside (especially when I am behind them/have to go past them) eeeugh

craftynan Fri 11-Jun-21 16:46:03

Men wearing socks with sandals

FannyCornforth Fri 11-Jun-21 18:57:16


Men wearing socks with sandals

Men wearing sandals without socks 😃

Witzend Sat 12-Jun-21 13:07:28

It’s everywhere now, but I still hate ‘there is’ with a plural. Especially when it’s from a R4 presenter who ought to know better. But I do sometimes wonder whether they’re told to do it, along with dropping a few T’s, in order to sound more like one of what they like to call ‘ordinary’ people.

Dorado Sat 12-Jun-21 17:31:16


Billybob4491 Sat 12-Jun-21 18:22:09

Elderly men who are bald on top but sport a pony tail with what hair they have got left, absolutely ridiculous.

Witzend Sat 12-Jun-21 19:38:17

Ha, Billybob, about 5 years ago we visited Berkeley, California, for a niece’s graduation. I swear it’s where old hippies go to die - I’ve never seen so many old blokes with grey ponytails in my life!

2020convert Sat 12-Jun-21 19:48:29

Cheating husbands!

Billybob4491 Sun 13-Jun-21 18:05:33

Witzend - when allowed to travel think I will give Berkeley, California a miss!