Pet peeves

  1. Stargazer gave me the idea...I have so many....

    people that chew with their mouth open
    not replacing toilet paper roll
    SNORING
    Not replacing nurse's notes with a new one when you are the last one to fill it up

    I could go on but then i would be obsessing.
    What drives you crazy?


    Am I wrong????? micro I need you!
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  2. 51 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i am only going to complaining about one at this time, popping gum!
  4. by   night owl
    Gosh, I have so many! The worst one for me is when you're cruisin' along in your car minding your own business, doing the speed limit and you're the only one on the road mind you, then some fool decides to pull out in front of you, slows you down to practically "0" MPH and turns into the NEXT driveway. Tell me they couldn't wait two seconds for me to pass and then pull out!
    The other as far as work goes is when you go to the med cart and the previous shift left it a mess...juice spilled on the top and it's all sticky, garbage bag is full, nothing is replaced like cups, med cups, tongue blades, straws and insulin syringes...hate it!
    Oh and when you run out of insulin and the previous shift leaves you with nothing...Pizzes me off cuz now you have to go on the mad hunt from unit to unit. If no luck then a call to the supervisor so he/she now has to go get it from the pharmacy. What a waste of time...But what do they care.
  5. by   casperbjs
    The worst pet peeve for me is when people want medicine called in for a refill and they can't tell me what the name is..... well it's in my chart... Do you know how many times I tried to explain how much they need to know what medicine they take. What happens if their in an accident, well I take this little white pill..

    Then another one is the losers that expect you to give them samples of what the Doctor has in stock without even saying thanks.......

    Popping gum is up there on that scale too.....

  6. by   Cowgirl
    Bad Table manners! ( It really makes me sick, literally)

    Lying

    2-faced, conceded, or self-centered people

    Yelling!!!!
  7. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Cowgirl
    Bad Table manners! ( It really makes me sick, literally)

    Lying

    2-faced, conceded, or self-centered people

    Yelling!!!!
    Amen, cowgirl. My sentiments exactly. There is nothing worse than NOT being one's self. I do not like it when people try to befriend me, then UNbefriend me when I'm not around by talking about me behind my back. I also do not like people to pretend to be something they are not in my presence...knowing they are NOT as they try to present themselves when other people are not around. PLEEEZZZZZZ.......BE YOURSELVES! Better to be liked for WHO we really are than for who we may pretend to be. I can smell a fake smile a mile away, and a phony disposition even further away.
  8. by   NurseDennie
    My pet peeve when I was doing bedside nursing was when the family and/or visitors would take the patient's meal tray and put it on the FLOOR outside the door. Eeeeeeeek, I HATE that!!!

    My pet peeve at work now is when there are only 2 of us left in the office and the other person leaves without telling me. Grrrrrrrr

    I have a lot of other pet peeves. I tend to be just a little bit irritated most of the time. Luckily, I'm not one of those people on a simmer, just waiting to boil over into being angry. I find that the best thing for me is to just go "hmmm" and forget about it. Otherwise my feelings would be hurt and I'd be angry MOST of the time. I guess I'm over-sensitive or something

    Love

    Dennie
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by NurseDennie
    My pet peeve when I was doing bedside nursing was when the family and/or visitors would take the patient's meal tray and put it on the FLOOR outside the door. Eeeeeeeek, I HATE that!!!

    Love

    Dennie
    They must have confused the HOSPital with the HOTel!

    Uhhhh...just put your tray outside the door when you are done eating, sir/mamn, and "The Maid" will come along and pick it up. :chuckle
  10. by   moonchild20002000
    Well ther are so many...

    People who make mouth noises when they eat! Gross!

    Twofaced people

    People who like to stir up trouble

    Poor personal hygiene
  11. by   SusanRN2004
    Mine is people who throw trash out of their car windows!!!
  12. by   jemb
    Among the pet peeves:
    People taking up more than their share of space, which includes 1) a group taking up the entire width of a hallway as they walk, 2) a person becoming animated while talking in a small space such as an elevator, or while standing in a line somewhere, 3) kids being allowed to run amok in a public place, 4) people refusing to move their chairs a few inches each so that someone else can sit at the table. 5) Etc,etc,etc...
  13. by   kittyw
    Originally posted by moonchild20002000
    People who make mouth noises when they eat! Gross!
    My ex had this friend that stayed a few days with us while she was moving back to our town. I had to leave the house everytime she ate cause it sounded like she was having $ex with her food!!!! "Ohhhhhh, mmmmmm, ohhhh yeahhhhhh, ......"

    It drove me NUTS!!!
  14. by   adrienurse
    Cranky nurse says:

    People who sit in front of you on the bus who have BO (or beside you for that matter (makes me paranoid that its me)

    People who use the last of something and don''t replace it. On a related note. Trying to clean up a big mess of BM (at work) only too find that there is no linen in the rooms and no gloves.

    People who lie as a habit. My cousin will lie to others about everyday situations, meanwhile I'm hearing this and I'm like, I was there, it didn't happen that way.

    People and business places that cannot accomidate my nocturnal sleep schedule.

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