A pet peeve is defined as “a particular and often continual annoyance” by dictionary.com, and pet peeves seem to be common among high school students. Whether it’s drivers that don’t use turn signals, loud eaters, or a variety of other issues, many people have pet peeves.
These are just a few pet peeves, and New Haven High students had more to add when they were asked about the topic.
Senior Beth Schenck explained that her biggest pet peeve was, “when people don’t have faith in me or my abilities. I either ignore them or prove them wrong.”
Senior Karissa Durbin responded that her pet peeve was, “when people smack their lips when they are eating. I yell at them to stop, but it just depends on how obnoxious they are being.”
Junior Abby Perdue said her top pet peeve was, “when people are constantly tapping their feet or pen during the whole class. It’s so distracting. I turn around and ask them politely to stop, and then, if they continue to do it, I give them a glare that usually works to get them to stop.”
Junior Robbie Cichon responded, “when people sing along with songs, and I tell them that there is a reason why they the singers are on the radio and they are not.”
Sophomore LeeAnna Linton commented that her pet peeve was, “pens clicking in the middle of class. I either ignore it or glare at them until they stop.
Sophomore Lucy Roth replied with, “I hate when I don’t have my room clean, and I usually solve that probably by cleaning it up right away.”
Freshman Lauren Gerlemann said, “My pet peeve is when people smack their food. I immediately tell them to stop.”
Freshman Emily Scheer stated, “I can’t stand when people chew obnoxiously or with their mouth open. I try to just ignore them, or I tell them to stop and chew with their mouth closed.
From all the pet peeves listed above, it is evident that many habits put the nerves of New Haven High students on edge.
-by Jenny Alvarez