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Things that grind your gears

Feel free to keep the list going


mine in no particular order and off the cuff

  • people that clap when the airplane lands
  • people that stand on the left side of escalators
  • slow walkers
  • face talkers
  • people that change lanes without using a blinker
  • slow drivers in the left lane
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JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Marketing thinking every contact who has visited the website is a hot lead
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Can’t believe I missed this one “they checked us out 20 times the past 2 days” “yeah Sharon that’s cause their our biggest competitor” 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Hahaha next thing you know they’ll be converting them to a stage 3 opportunity 
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HoldemCaulfield
Politicker
+8
Sales Training & Enablement
We used to send emails to marketing about BOFU alerted leads. 

After a few like "fuckyou479999@hotmail.com" and "bendoverandillshowyou1111@live.com", they got the message and finally adjusted the lead scoring.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
Troglodytes who blast music from a speaker or phone in public, especially in parks or on hiking trails.

Litterbugs. 

People who leave the office bathrooms looking like a crap bomb went off or pee on the seat and don't wipe it up. 

People who talk about topics nobody gives a damn about (usually themselves) in meetings. 

Hyena hybrids who feel the need to laugh and screech so loud the entire room can hear (usually at a restaurant.) 

When you try a new restaurant and the food ends up being bad.

Prospects that ghost.

Stinky trolls who don't shower, brush their teeth, or wear deoderant and have the audacity to come near me.

YouTube ads, especially loud ones in the middle of a quiet video.

Adults who use internet jargon like "yasss" in serious conversation.

Men who don't hold the door open for ladies/let them walk in first.

People who openly burp or fart in public.

When I have to see someone's butt crack because they can't be bothered to use a belt or buy pants that fit.

When people don't pick up their dogs crap and just leave it in the middle of the sidewalk for others to step in.

Bad parents who don't discipline their kids and let them run around like demon spawn in public, pissing everybody off.

When couriers don't even knock to attempt to deliver your package and instead just leave you a slip to pick it up yourself.

People who don't use basic manners like please and thank you. 

I swear I'm quite a cheerful and optimistic person LOL. 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Add inconsistent volume from clip to clip on youtube videos.
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
So annoying. Also add getting the same ad multiple times in a row. At least show me something I haven't seen in the last ten minutes for fucks sakes.
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DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
You really went in on this one 😂 all are spot on though 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
AEs who think prospecting is beneath them
Employees who treat new hires like outsiders
Companies who preach equitable pay but only pay new hires well
Single-line LinkedIn posts.
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Great list, aes that prospect perform 50% better on average than those that do not.
The other items are also great 
poweredbycaffeine
Politicker
+7
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Where'd you get that stat?
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BigMeech
WR Officer
+11
Coors Light Advocate
Quota increases combined with territory shrinks
People that don't re-rack weights at the gym
People that talk to me before I have coffee in the morning (pre 8am meetings)
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
CSMs or AMs or whatever you call your customer onboarding team missing appointments with brand new customers. 
superhans
Opinionated
+1
Senior Sales Consultant
The calendars of our onboarding/CSM team is absolutely bonkers. Blocks for lunch, "untouchable hours" whatever that means, 4:30 til EOD. Maybe 3 actual open hours for us to schedule kick off calls after closing deals. And when we put the onus on them to reach out and schedule it, we get chewed out. Just typing this out is getting me hot af
softwaresails
Politicker
+4
Sales Manager
It’s crazy how similar the situation is here at times... although it’s getting better. 

It always helps to vent!
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
There should be a firing squad for this offense 
JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Our whole CSM team would be dead if that were the case. 
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sketchysales
Arsonist
+6
Sales Manager
Clapping on planes is really bad.  My biggest peeve at the moment though is a generally wide belief that there is only one acceptable opinion on many topics according to the conversation holder.  
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
People who try to taste your food/drink/off your plate. 
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
Thats gonna be a hard no from me. what kind of psychopath does that?
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
Kahluapons
I would slap someone's hand away if they went in on my food/drink without asking. Wtf!
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
RIGHT! 
Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
A prospect reading your emails almost daily and then never responding or answering the phone
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
This is so true. Just put me out of my misery and tell me no and delete that bad boy
Beercules
Politicker
+2
BDR
A no is the second best thing that I can hear
DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
People that don’t hold the door when you are within reach.

People who hold the door when you are clearly too far away. 

People volunteering you to help with a work task without asking. 

Someone who is rude to Waiters/Waitresses for no reason. 

Selective Cancel Culture
Incognito
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
People who spit on the sidewalk (HELLO COVID ANYONE?!?!)

People who allow their dogs to run up and touch me. Train your beast. Don't assume I will enjoy this experience

People who suffer from affluenza

People who post go fund me campaigns for shit but have a fuck ton of money and could just literally hand the cash to the person they're trying to help and it wouldn't put the slightest dent in their wallet

People who have more empathy for a stray puppy than a whole race of marginalized humans.

People who look down on others because of their chosen profession. Maybe they didn't have the same advantages as you, maybe they actually love working that stripper pole or washing dishes. Don't judge. 

People who refuse to do any kind of self reflection to see where they may have internal biases and/or flawed beliefs. Especially if they double down instead of genuinely attempting to empathize with another's point of view. 
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
FLORIDA DRIVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Justatitle
Politicker
+7
Senior AE
They are really bad. In a class all their own 
Beefany28
Politicker
+6
Business Development Representative
I moved here from Oregon and omg, I swear I yell a lot lol
HoldemCaulfield
Politicker
+8
Sales Training & Enablement
- people that drift from sidewalk side to sidewalk side when you're trying to walk around them (usually looking at some stupid Tik Tok video) 

- people that use TLDR all the time 

- managers or previous sales reps that say "well, when I was a rep I did..." as if that's still relevant 

- drunk people that won't stay with their own group and try to talk to everyone in the bar

- people that talk over you in meetings 

- SaaS buzzwords (scale, level up, sync, circle back, flywheel)



Michaelts
Good Citizen
Market Development Rep
Shit managers. 

dumb rules. 

PIPs 

That one guy who can’t stfu and keeps you an extra 15 on every meeting. 
PayMeInSteak
Valued Contributor
+5
AE
Customer Success thinking they're in sales too
KB24
Valued Contributor
+5
Senior Account Executive
Prius drivers.
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