What Really Grinds My Gears

Noah Yantis –

Everyone has a list of pet peeves. Whether it deals with family, friends, enemies, food; there are always some out there. Below I have compiled a list of my own pet peeves. Just like Peter Griffin said in Family Guy,

Ya know what really grinds my gears?

  • People who list things.
  • People who wear rosaries as a fashion statement.
  • People who say “LOL” as if it is a real word.
  • Crocs.
  • #LongHashtagsThatDontReallyServeAPurpose
  • When someone reads my message and doesn’t reply.
  • Snapchats of a black screen that say “Hey.”
  • People who constantly sniff their nose but never use a tissue.
  • People who have one drink and act like they’re drunk.
  • When McDonald’s messes your order up and you have to go back.
  • “Hombre” hair that is just two solid colors.
  • When people say “Turn Down for What” randomly.
  • Morning people.
  • People in general.
  • Deer lawn ornaments that look real.
  • Deer that don’t move out of the way when I’m driving.
  • People who call me “dear.”
  • People who call me a ‘Typical White Girl’ when I have Starbucks in my hand.
  • When People Capitalize The First Letter Of Each Word In A Social Media Post.
  • When people click their pens but don’t use them.
  • When people complain about politics but don’t vote.
  • Girls who have off campus boyfriends and don’t act like it.
  • Guys who have off campus girlfriends and don’t act like it.
  • Getting homework that wasn’t in the syllabus.
  • People who play Christmas music before Thanksgiving.
  • Two-faced judgemental hypocrites

And above all:

  • People who skip class then complain about having a bad grade.

And that, my readers, is what really grinds my gears.


Noah Yantis, from Arthur, Illinois, is a freshman majoring in History and Political Science with a minor in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. Noah participates on the golf team, is a Class of 2018 Student Senator and Chairman of the Public Relations Committee, and is a features and sports writer for The Rambler.


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