My most unpleasant crowd ever was the three times my corporate account mandated I shop at COSTCO, housewives in a frenzy, whipping around corners with giant trolleys, not carts not, giant lumber trolleys, then the fight to get into lineups of hundreds of people.
Why anyone in their sane mind would volunteer to shop at COSTCO I do not understand.
Well, I can't say for back home, but when you live abroad and your only hope for comfort food lies in shopping at COSTCO, you suffer through. It works out, though. Usually, there's 3 or 4 of us and we have one person carting, while the other two hunt out what we're looking for and bring back items for the cart. It works out well that way. :D
When people buy a new laptop or tv or something and leave all the shiny colorful stickers on. The ones that are useful in the shop, give u a quick info on what the device does but left after purchase... so cheap!!!
Oh, and the white people thinking that it's not polite to mention someone's race when they describe their looks. Like a woman at my work today: "I'm looking for your colleague, the girl with dark hair". There's few girls at my work who fit that description: a Slovakian, a Spanish, a Japanese, a Bangladeshi and an Angolan. Only one of them is black, and she was the one the woman was looking for! KMT!
This may have been mentioned: people who stand too close behind you at the supermarket checkout. Shopping cart in the back of the heel. Or, someone in front of me who forgot something and tries to run and get it.
On theme with my last post in this thread, I also HATE how shallow many of the 'party' crowd tend to be. I am an admitted homebody and geek lately. If you are not the 'party' type, or they decided you are not 'cool', they are disinterested in speaking to you.
And these 'outgoing' types, like college fratboys and airheaded snooty diva bitches are often completely incapable of a semi-serious conversation about anything other than mindless garbage small talk or trivial things. And what's funny is that, even though they are not exactly friggin rocket scientists, they still use their oft ignorant opinions to judge others, when they can't even be bothered to debate their 'opinions'. Like it bores them. I may not be wording this exactly right.....
Look, one thing I learned standing back from 'crowds' and groupthink is that the harder you examine people's beliefs and prejudices, the more you realize that most any 'social group' whether it be race, religion, gender, sexuality, nationality, political orientation, etc etc have many people who are full of crap. I could probably post a book of 'peeves' about all sorts of people, if I wanted to.
Sorry to sound negative....is that a trend with me? lol