Humans are social animals. This means that we have to live both as individuals and as members of a group. Sometimes, however, we just find ourselves not getting along well with some types of people. No matter how much we try, we find it extremely difficult to like some people for reasons ranging from little nasty habits to utter viciousness.
Throughout the day, we encounter countless types of people. While some are truly delightful, others are just plain vexatious. They may be our friends or family but there are just something we love to hate about them. Here are the top 18 most annoying types of people we encounter everyday.
18. THE WIZARDING GUARDS
I don’t know about other countries, but here in the Philippines, we have a lot of security guards who really do magic. What am I talking about? Well, these guards are those stationed at the entrance to the mall or train station. What’s really magical is they just point their “wands” to your bag, a little flick and voila! You’re bomb-free!
And when something happens, like a bombing or something, the management claims they perform security measures thoroughly. Thoroughly, my ass.
17. THE INDECISIVE ONES
Don’t get me wrong, I’m also one heck of an indecisive guy but not when it comes to frivolous things. I love my friends but when it’s time to eat out, I hate them.
Me: So where are we having lunch?
Friend 1: You decide. I’m ok anywhere.
Friend 2: Me, too.
Me: Aright, Kenny Rogers.
Friends: Eeeeh. I don’t like their food there.
Friends: It’s too costly. And I’m not in the mood for pasta.
Me: Food Court.
Friends: The place stinks. And too crowded.
Friends: Again?! We’re always there. And don’t say McDo.
Me: Well, you decide!
Friend 1: No, you decide. I’m OK anywhere.
Friend 2: Me, too.
Gaaaaaaawd. Why are these people my frieeends?! Why me, why meee?!
16. THE ‘CHANGELESS’ CASHIERS
Remember this post? I just hate it when cashiers tell me they have no change and ask persistently if I have a smaller bill. Ask once, it’s okay. But when I tell you I don’t have a smaller bill, it means I don’t.
Cashier: Do you have a smaller bill, sir.
Me: I’m sorry, I don’t.
Cashier: Really, sir? Because I don’t have change, sir.
Me: Really. I don’t.
Cashier: But sir, I don’t have change.
Why in the world does that have to become my problem when I’m the customer? And as Odin said, “What’s even worse is after you had that annoying conversation, after you’ve gone all trough your pockets and dug inside your bags and the cashier finally gives up, she would then open some sort of secret compartment or pull out a bag from under somewhere. Turns out she had change after all!”
15. THE MOONWALKERS
Rush hour. Everyone hurries to where they are going. For example, from the train station to your office. But the pavement is just too narrow. You’re in a damn hurry but there’s a couple in front of you. The couple — holding hands, taking their time walking. Two things you wanna do: Either you push them aside or just sing “Ave Maria” because you just feel like you’re in a damn procession.
Come on, people. if you wanna walk slowly, romancing each other, go to Luneta.
And no, I’m not being bitter. Haha.
14. THE SAVAGES
It’s okay to drink as long as you can handle it. But when my friends (or other people) start puking their way to the restroom leaving a trail of unsavoury meals on the floor, I just want to leave right away. It’s just mortifying.
And then there are some people who just spit anywhere. As in ANYWHERE. On the pavement. In the parking lot. At the MRT station. Inside the mall. Gosh, why do they have to be so uncivilised? They have to know that there is a new invention today that scientists call “restroom.”
13. THE LINE WEASELS
Have you ever experienced falling in line patiently and then suddenly, someone cuts in front of you in line? It sure happened to me as narrated in this post.
Line weasels are especially irritating if these inconsiderate individuals have a shopping cart-full of junk while you are in a hurry, holding a can of coke. Line weasels are selfish people who do not respect the right and time of others.
If you are really running out of time or chasing something and you really need to be served within the next 10 seconds, ask the people in line to let you cut in. For sure, someone with a good heart would let you. What is getting to people’s nerves is the idea that these weasels act as if they are not aware that there is a line or they just couldn’t care less.
12. THE MOVIE TALKERS
Have you ever been to the theatre and just when the movie starts, someone makes a lot of noise you pray to God that he/she dies for 100 minutes and resurrects when the movie is over? Movie watching is like a sacred activity for many people (including myself). We watch movies to escape the real world, be entertained and relax. But how can you relax when there is someone sitting behind you who coughs or blows his damn nose like there is no tomorrow?
Another irritating people inside the theatre are parents who just can’t control their kids who cry and ask a million questions. There are also those who answer their cellphones and talk loudly. And then, there’s a group of friends who are talking about how hot their new classmate is while the film is rolling. Add those people who talk to the screen as if they are heard by the characters and reacts exaggeratedly to scenes. Put them together in one theatre and your movie-watching nightmare is complete.
11. THE GREEDY DRIVERS
Be it a taxi driver who collects more than what is flashed on his meter, or a jeepney driver who “forgets” to give you your change, or a trike driver in a strange land who doubles the fare, greedy drivers never fail to irk me.
I usually give drivers a generous tip. But whenever they ask for or impose some more before I even make the initiative, I just forget about generosity altogether and give them the exact amount they should be receiving in the first place.
The top 10 will be posted soon.
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