I thought I'd start us out nice and easy with a complaint I had very early this morning (if you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen it *waves at Lisa and Smitten*). I take public transportation to work (a treasure trove of potential complaints), and this morning, the gentleman seated next to me on the bus decided it was time for a snack and began eating and chewing with his mouth open.
Naturally, I wanted to junk punch him.
Open-mouthed chewing (by the way, NEVER Google image search "mouth chewing". You're welcome.) is one of my biggest pet peeves. I don't even like it when TH chews loud enough that I can hear when his mouth is closed. I am aware that I have issues. I just don't understand; it's disgusting. Why is it hard to chew with your mouth closed (barring, of course, physical disability)??? At least spare us all your cow impression in public - if you must, chew aloud at home (not you, TH - you are never allowed to chew aloud in my presence. I believe it was in our vows).
Thankfully, I was eventually able to get off the bus and on with my day (and up to my cubicle, where the guy I sit next to chews out loud ALL THE DAMN TIME), while I imagine that poor man bit his tongue off when the bus hit a bump on the next street and has since learned his lesson about open-mouthed chewing on public transportation. If not, well, there's always Walken.
I know I'm not alone in this - does it drive you crazy, too? Let's hear some pet peeves up in this blog!