Sometimes when I’m practising Spanish, I don’t want to talk about the same things all the time, so I try to ask interesting and different questions to get to know people better.

One of the most interesting things I like find out about new people I meet are the little things in their everyday lives that annoy them. We call them ‘pet hates’. Why do we call them that? Because they are little things in our everyday lives that we ‘love to hate’.

These are different to #FirstWorldProblems, on which I will do a post ‘down the track’ (Sometime in the future).

When you see something coloured in blue, this is an expression or idiom that is commonly used.

People’s pet hates can be quite funny,! Try asking your language partners what their pet hates are. I’ll give you some examples of mine:

  • Drivers who don’t indicate when changing lanes
  • People who walk too slowly at the shopping centre (Australian word for plaza/mall)
  • Cuando mi compañero de casa/piso pone su plato sucio sobre el lavaplatos vacío (¡Por si encuentra esto!)

Okay, I’ve succeeded in pissing myself off by thinking about all these things that I hate!

I’m done for the night!

Tell me your pet hates below and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to receive these updates for your morning breakfast in your email.

The Cookie Chef