Everybody hates you.

Jun 16 2014 Published by under Life

People who drive in the left lane on the highway at or below the speed of people driving in the right lane.

People who hold prolonged conversations in front of the coffee pot.

People who get to the front of a long line at the coffee shop/food place and then take their time deciding what to order.

People who don't use turn signals.

People who take carry on bags on board the plane when the bags clearly aren't going to fit anywhere.

People who reply to listserv emails asking to unsubscribe.

People who reply to people who reply to listserv emails asking to unsubscribe.


Feel free to add you own in the comments. A version of this especially for academia is coming soon, so you may want to hold off on relevant comments until then.

11 responses so far

  • Dr Becca says:

    People who get off the escalator and then just stop, without getting out of the way of the people coming up behind them.

    People who get on the train and then plant themselves right in front of the door.

    People who still don't know what the fucking sizes at Starbucks mean. It's been 20 years, time to get over your "how can a tall be small?" hangup.

    • becca says:

      hahaha Carebear still doesn't know the sizes. In fairness, he's in a Starbucks about once every 6 months. And now he has me to order for him (I don't mind that he doesn't know the sizes. I mind that he doesn't understand how to order an iced mocha [no whip] so that he gets an iced mocha instead of a hot mocha, or a "frapachinni" or a quadrupple shot of espresso in coffee with a shot of chocolate but no milk, with or without ice, or any of the other things I've seen him get when he tries to describe what he wants and the barista gamely tries to give it to him).

  • becca says:

    If you've ever worked in food service, you do not *always* hate the people who get to the front of a long line and then take a moment to decide. Those folks do not count against the 7 minutes you have to get everyone their food.

  • proflikesubstance says:

    People who walk in crowded places and make sudden changes in direction or speed without looking behind them to see whether there is someone they are about to impede.

  • Dr. Noncoding Arenay says:

    To add to point #1, TRUCKERS who suddenly jump into the left lane just to over take the other truck in the right lane at a *blazing* speed of +2 mph! It takes them forever to overtake the other truck and then switch back to the right lane. Why not just hit the brakes and wait till you see an opening instead of having other vehicles scrambling to rapidly brake from 70 mph to 60 mph because of your silly last-minute maneuver.

  • doctor chick says:

    People who sit in the right turn-only lane, with a green right arrow, and refuse to move because they really meant to go straight through the intersection.

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  • girlparts says:

    People who don't have patience for other peoples minor foibles. (though that listserv thing still drives me absolutely bonkers)

  • Scicurious says:

    People who stop walking in the middle of a crowded sidewalk and just...stare. Usually while texting, but sometimes because they are lost. PULL OVER, IDIOTS.