what really grinds my gears


What Really Grinds My Gears

We all have things that drive us crazy, something that grates our nerves and really annoys us – even though we may not know what it is exactly.

Here are a few of the common things that really grind my gears:


There’s nothing worse than having someone be completely rude to you. Whether it’s a customer service representative or a cashier, it can really put a damper on your day. We all need to make an effort to be more courteous and patient with others.

Small Talk

Small talk is nice when you’re first getting to know someone, but after a while it can get tedious. When someone insists on making small talk when all you want to do is get to the point, it really grinds my gears.


Traffic is one of the most frustrating things in life. When you’re stuck in stop-and-go traffic, it can feel like the day is never going to end. And when you’re late for an appointment because of it, that’s even worse!


Miscommunication is one of the biggest annoyances in life. When someone doesn’t understand what you’re trying to say or vice versa, it can lead to misunderstanding and frustration.

Unreliable People

We all have that one friend who is always flaking out at the last minute or forgetting to follow through on promises. It can be really annoying and make you feel like you can’t depend on them.

These are just a few of the common things that really grind my gears. We all have our own individual issues that can drive us crazy, but we have to learn how to manage them and take it in stride. Life is too short to be angry and irritated all the time.