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Survey Says: Our Top Pet Peeves

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What are the main things that just really get you riled up?  Well a lot of them are covered in a recent poll.

A new Harris Interactive poll had people compare two similar pet peeves and rank which one bothers them the most.  Here are the results:

1.  Plane etiquette.  What bothers you more:  People who hog the overhead bins versus people who recline their seats in coach?  Overhead bin hogs got 65% of the vote, people who recline got 35%.

2.  Bad driving.  What bothers you more:  Tailgaters or slow drivers in the left lane?  Tailgaters have the slight edge, 53% to 47%.

3.  Public cell phone etiquette.  What bothers you more:  People who have loud phone calls in public or people who check their phones during conversations?  Loud public callers got about two-thirds of the votes, 65% to 35%.

4.  Email etiquette.  What bothers you more:  People who always “reply all” on emails or people who don’t reply to emails at all?  The “reply all” people had a tiny edge, 51% to 49%.

5.  Social media etiquette.  What bothers you more:  Excessive complaining on social media or excessive bragging on social media?  Believe it or not, complaining was voted worse, 55% to 45%.

6.  Parenting etiquette.  What bothers you more:  Parents who let their kids run wild or people who give unsolicited parenting advice to strangers?  The parents with wild kids won huge over unsolicited advice, 86% to 14%.

7.  Grammar etiquette.  What bothers you more:  People who misuse common words or people who correct other people’s grammar?  People who misuse words won, 57% to 43%.

8.  Lateness etiquette.  What bothers you more:  People who are always late, or people who are totally intolerant of lateness?  The people who are always late won, 80% to 20%.

9.  Confrontation etiquette.  What bothers you more:  People who are openly rude or people who are passive aggressive?  Openly rude people won, 85% to 15%.

10.  Temperature etiquette.  What bothers you more:  People who complain about the heat or people who complain about the cold?  People complaining about heat are worse, 57% to 43%.

So let us know how you feel about the top pet peeves by commenting in the comments section below.

 

 

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