For those that are unfamiliar with this tag its basically an opportunity for you to get your Kanye on and rant about all the things that piss you off! I love watching these tags on Youtube because I think it's so funny to watch how people get worked up and especially when I'm like "Oh my gosh, I hate that too!" lol! It's just good fun and hopefully we can laugh about it and not take it too seriously. So without further ado:

#1: Silly acronyms 
First of all, in most cases it takes the exact amount of time if not longer to say/type the full version especially when you consider how long it takes you to explain your acronyms. Second of all it just irks me because this isn't English! I feel like a lot of people just make up their own abbreviations because honestly some of these are weird. Please refer to offensive acronyms below!
uw = you're welcome 
hml/hbd = happy married life/ happy birthday
2ma = tomorrow (2moro is actually a little acceptable)

#2: Bitchy girls (or just mean people in general)
It's not OK (it never was) to be mean to people but it baffles me to see that some girls are still living in high school whispering about people, judging them for the clothes they wear and gossiping at every opportunity. The stories I could tell you. I personally don't have a lot of friends because I've learned the hard way what people are capable of. But every now and again you may find yourself in the midst of these kinds of people and if you do, just keep your head up because you're a much better person for being a GOOD person. And just pray that they see the light and grow up one day.

#3: Nigerian office culture
Since I moved back I've worked in 4 different places in Nigeria and I've gathered that there are just those idiosyncrasies that are peculiar to this environment. They don't so much as bother me than puzzle me. Specifically when people expect you to stop whatever you'e doing to "shake" them. I don't get it. I can be typing, or eating or even on the phone and someone will just walk by. Of course I'll greet you but that's not enough. Some people expect you to stop whatever you're doing to shake their hand -why??? Then follows the controversial "how was your night?". I just can't deal lol.

#4: Queues at petrol stations
Anyone that knows me knows I'm a very impatient person. I know this is not something to be proud of and over the years I've gotten a lot better at this but I'm sorry the queues at petrol stations are the absolute WORST. Has anyone tried to buy petrol at the Oando by the 4th Lekki roundabout on ANY evening? That place is a market. There's zero structure to to the queues and the second you think you're getting to the pump some okada (see point #4) comes out of nowhere and gets served before you  because "it's only small", and the next guy proceeds to bring out not one but TWO 50l jerrycans from his boot :/ (PS okadas are commercial motorcycles for all my international readers)

#5: Customer service in Nigeria
Its safe to say that this doesn't exist. I have literally walked into a store and had the shop assistant mumble under their breaths about me disturbing them - the cheek! Initially I'd just ignore it and try to get out of the situation but sometimes you have to let people know that they're being RUDE!

I tag:
Anyone and Everyone! Let me know what your pet peeves are!


  1. OMG the hugs from near total strangers. Some people think it's okay to put on their headlights at full beam during the day. And the unsolicited comments about your weight. "You're getting fat, stop eating too much" is just like hello.

    1. Eesh I don't understand why people think its OK to tell you "You're putting on weight". Nigerians can be so rude. SMH

  2. Lol @ "how was your night?" I always say "your evil plans for me didn't work, I slept well without dreaming of you to the glory of God!" I kid. I only say that on the inside. Also Yassssss on mean girls! I don't get it. Life isn't high school. No one cares anymore!

    1. Hahaha, I need to use your reply one of these days:)

  3. I can relate to every single pet peeve! Lol I should do a post like this.

  4. I was recently Nigeria in December-->January i went grocery shopping and asked for Milo but my pronounciation was "Mile-low" after 5mins i heard the girls at the front desk laughing and saying "who be this one? she dey call milo, as if she no dey shit" i found that offence and left without purchasing anything. I also hate it when people call me too thin i'm just 17yrs old. Or tease me about my boob size. Or when supermarket owners run their crusty palm on my arm because i have a soft skin. Or when the workers at crunchies ask me to stop 'forming and speak naija' meanwhile i don't have a nigerian accent. I can't get rid of my Australian accent.


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