5 Confessions That Really Grinds My Gears

Let’s kick this off by saying – I need to share these few confessions with you, these confessions really grinds my gears.

5 Confessions That Really Grinds My Gears

5 Confessions That Grinds My Gears

1. People who fill the cereal bowl with 95% of milk, then don’t even drink it.
Then just leaves it on the counter, are you kidding me!?!?!?

2. People asking if they can have a certain drink in the fridge, you saying no, yet behind your back they drink half of it, like you’re not going to know or something.
It’s bad enough there’s no milk for Jacob to drink, so the one drink I have in there, I was letting him drink that until I can get to the store. Seriously? seriously?

3. People who take a dump and don’t flush, clog it then expect someone else to fix that!
This goes back to the grown man reference, I ain’t cleaning up your shit. no pun intended.

4. People who go to other people’s house stay for more than 2 weeks, don’t chip in with food/drinks or anything, don’t help with anything around the house and expect you to cook for them as well. EVERY MEAL. 
Excuse me, last time I checked, you were a grown man, you can make your own food, I ain’t your mom.

5. When people over stay their welcome. 
1 month is just too damn long, I’m sorry. I’m not getting paid enough for this.

5 Confessions That Grind My Gears

What’s something that grinds your gears?

About Natalie

Natalie is a North Carolina single mom who enjoys the simple things in life such as live music, great food, travel. When she’s not blogging, you can probably find her making graphics, binging netflix or spending time with friends.


  1. Love this (and that episode of Family Guy). I really dislike when people overstay their welcome as well. It just gets to the point where if they know they’ve stayed to long, then it’s time to go!

  2. Lol your too funny! We have a few people here do the ole milk in the bowl trick. I’m not too impressed with that either..

  3. Ugh, these 5 things also grind my gears. I really dislike when people overstay their welcome, which for some people could be any amount of time!

  4. Ahaha ohhh I’m so guilty of number 1. Except I pour it down the drain… I hate milk, but I love cereal.

  5. What really grinds my gears is when people come into a room where the light is off, turn it on, do whatever they came to do, and then leave. How rude?!

  6. I am in total agreement with the cereal bowl thing. And the dump thing. And the guests who don’t help thing. Ugh. We just spent a week with friends in our condo, and so not only did they stay free, but I cooked every meal, and cleaned it all up. Uhhh, I am not your servant! Geeze. Rude much.

    • YESSSSSS!!! That’s exactly what I’ve been doing since I got back from my parents house, where we spent 2 weeks. At least while I was there, I helped out and offered to help my mom cook and whatnot. If I’m gonna babysit a grown man, I expect to get paid for it, haha that’s a whole another rant.

  7. I’m guilty of doing number one, but I usually just put my bowl in the sink and walk away like it wasn’t me! Lol

  8. Jessica P says:

    Oh god..number 3 is just disgusting.. I would absolutely refuse, and hand them the plunger. Sounds like a nightmare!

  9. Sounds like you are having a not so great house guest. I don’t like when people overstay in my house either.

  10. Heather says:

    I’m guessing you have an unwelcome house guest. What grinds my gears are messes my boys make, although I really need to relax and just let them be boys sometimes…..I’m just the only one that picks them up.

  11. Number 5 is totally off. Me and my husband don’t want o have unexpected guests and visitors to stay for a long time in our house. We are very private and we don’t want do be bothered. If they’re a relative 2 days is enough. It’s not that we’re not social, we just want to stay this way.

  12. I think biggest pet peeve is rude people but also hate your points 2,3,4,5 since I’m guilty for the number 1 not often but have done it

  13. those can really get annoying, especially #s 3,4 + 5! i cannot really tolerate those who use the loo + flush or clean after themselves properly, especially if they are using public toilets!

  14. My daughter will fill the cereal bowl nearly full and then leave it not only on the counter but the edge of the counter where her little toddler sister can effectively make sure it makes it to the floor. I am like UGH. I Also know about people staying past their welcome… like 6 months past all sense of me wanting them to be there. I don’t care if they are family, there is no sense in taking advantage of someone that is just trying to help them out. And then stealing my kid’s clothes and toys when they did finally move out yet they are still family. I know exactly where you are coming from.

  15. Ooh…I sense someone is no longer welcome. What grinds my gears? When my older kids tell me the pots and pans need to soak! Really? They’ve been soaking for three days!

  16. Ha, all pet peeves of mine, now that hubby and I are looking at moving to Florida I am sure we may get visitors that don’t want to leave and return to the Minnesota cold in the winter.

  17. #3 and #4 yes, definitely!! A month is a long time to entertain.

  18. Love your list for sure because most fit mine too. The one thing I so dislike is when someone put the toilet paper roll on the roller the wrong way. lol Thanks for sharing.

  19. My middle son does the number one. I told him he is wasting the milk and should drink it. My 2 older kids does number 3 too and I always end up cleaning the toilet. I have no choice otherwise I won’t be able to use it. Wait til they are grown up and they will be fixing it.

  20. I totally hear you on the milk thing. It’s so darn expensive these days and I hate to see it wasted

  21. LOL Yea I hate when people over stays their welcome. Like..don’t you have places to be? I want to walk around in my shorts and bra! lol

  22. I wouldn’t know how to handle that situation especially 4 and 5. Thankfully it hasn’t happened yet.

  23. lol I like this “grinds my gears”
    Peter Griffin would be proud.

    Something that grinds my gears? Those people who just HAVE to say something to disagree, all the time, no matter what the subject. If it’s 100 degrees and you’re like, “Wow, it’s hot”, they’d say something along the lines of, “Actually, I enjoy this weather. I find it comfortable. Most people do.”

  24. all of them are correct though i have some friend who come over for like 2 weeks but they do share foods and healp clean my house number 3 is a no no to me too! i hate people like that i want my bathroom always clean or when i am in the public toilet they dont even think the next people who will use it

  25. Wow, sounds like you’re having a rough time! Hopefully things will get better!

  26. LOL loved reading what grinds your gears. I really do not have much that bugs me at all. It might be parents who do not take care of their kids and expect everyone else to.

  27. It’s like you read my mind. I can’t stand any of these, ESPECIALLY the cereal bowl thing. What do you need all that milk for if you’re not going to drink it?!

  28. Everyone has a couple of things that really grind their gears, I know what you mean.

  29. I am totally with you on all these things, especially number 5.

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