6 Habits of Super Annoying People
By Izamar Flores and Thao Nguyen
There are some really horrible people in the world. The kind of people you’d see in a Law & Order episode or in a 20/20 special. Luckily, we don’t have to deal with these people on a daily basis. But there are some people you run into every day with traits or habits that make them insufferable. And while they’re not nearly as horrendous as people can be, they do deserve to be called out from time to time.
People who make fun of other people at the gym (“Why do you even bother working out?”)
We already don’t like Arie from the latest season of The Bachelor (who breaks off an engagement on national television?!), but our disdain for him was confounded when he recently posted a video of himself laughing and making fun of someone at the gym. If you’re the kind of person who takes joy in people making an attempt to get healthier, then you have a problem. Whether you’re laughing at them because they don’t look “right” doing an exercise or because they’re overweight and “should just give up”, you’ve already proven that you look worse than them on the inside - where it actually counts. Take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror (try to hold back from taking a selfie) and really think about what kind of message you’re sending when you make fun of someone at the gym (or anywhere, for that matter).
People who accuse others of leading them on (“‘But I was nice to you”)
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again - JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE NICE TO SOMEONE, DOESN’T MEAN THEY OWE YOU A DATE. On the same token, just because someone is nice to you, doesn’t mean they’re into you either. If you’re going to get mad at the person who doesn’t reciprocate your feelings, then you have a lot of growing up to you. Sure, there are legitimate examples of people leading other people on, but that’s no excuse to be a jerk to them. Don’t forget about respect. The right people will appreciate when you are kind for the right reasons, and this will lead to good friendships and maybe someday, a good relationship.
People who question the devotion of other fans (“You’re not a real fan if you don’t…”)
Apparently the only way to be a true fan of something is to be a diehard fan. People who accuse others of being bandwagon or fake fans solely for not knowing everything about the person/team/band/act that they’re following are take all the fun out of enjoying something. Sure, maybe some fans are more dedicated than others - does that make you a better person than anyone? Does that give you a right to judge someone else who doesn’t love something as much as you? Having a lot of devotion and passion for something is great, but it becomes an ugly trait when you use it as leverage to put others down.
People who are rude to customer service employees (“I’m the customer and the customer is always right”)
If you think being a customer somewhere entitles you to be demanding, rude, and patronizing, then you are not a good person. Yes, sometimes going out can be horrible (think long lines at Ikea on a Sunday), but that doesn’t mean you get to be equally horrible to the people who are trying to help. That’s right. Customer service employees are people. Treat them as such.
The Logan Paul-esque bunch (“I;m the only person that matters”)
There are many things about Logan Paul and his peers that make him unlikable. The obnoxiousness, the entitlement, the general disregard for the fact that the majority of their fans are impressionable children. But the drama revolving around his recent trip to Japan proved once and for all that he isn’t that great of a person. People who believe that everyone and everything merely exists as a source of entertainment and potential income/fame are the most entitled of the entitled bunch. Extra points if you’re only apologizing for something because you got caught and not because you feel any remorse.
People who look down on resources or people that aren’t at their “elite” level.
Some of us have been in unfavorable situations that make our living situations difficult. Things like unemployment or poverty come to mind, and it’s during these situations that we should seek out for help. There are those whose pride gets in the way of accepting that they need to wait in line with the homeless to get their food basket, or that the public library offers them computers and resources that may help them. To some, the thought of getting a food basket or using a public computer grosses them out because they think they’re above this. Here’s the truth: you aren’t above this or anyone who uses these resources. You can’t go through life with your nose up in the air; put your nose forward and take a look at the different opportunities and people you have the privilege to meet to help you through your difficult times.