When Jake Arrieta was first drafted into the Major leagues, his pitching still left a lot to be desired. He was signed by Baltimore in 2007, from Texas Christian University, but his early days in the Minor leagues were less than stellar.
He didn’t have the control he needed in order to be an effective pitcher, but he was still put on the Orioles Major league roster in 2010. It was a difficult few years for Arrieta, but with his trade to the Cubs in 2013 his talent was significantly improved, to the point that the Cubs knew they had a pitcher they could rely on.
Arrieta’s success only grew from there, finishing out the 2013 season with high hopes, and exceeding expectations throughout 2014. The Cubs felt vindicated in the trade, as Arrieta looked to be the pitcher they needed in order to make it to the playoffs the next year.
Jake full on dominated the 2015 season, which earned him the Cy Young Award after he pitched a shut out game against the Pirates, clinching the Wild Card slot for Chicago.
His success began to wane in 2016, however, calling into question just how much Arrieta is worth as a pitcher. His 2016 stats were nothing to bat an eye at; he still earned a spot in the NL All-Star team, and finished with a record of 3.10 ERA and 3.52 FIP. Moreover, Arrieta was the starting pitcher for two World Series games, in which Chicago dominated the Cleveland Indians.
As Arrieta seems to be declining contract extensions, his worth as a free agent has to be considered. His stats in 2017 have continued to decline, even seeing his pitches slow down, an indicator that the years might be catching up to his arm.
It seems likely that Arrieta’s salary won’t even come close to $200 million. He’ll be lucky if he can sign for $160m even.
They say we first make our habit, and then it makes us. However, some people have habits that drive us crazy. From throwing away dishes and avoiding washing them to double-parking, there are just too many. Whilst some of these habits can be funny, some just get on our nerves. We have put together a compilation of photos that feature some of these horrible habits. Buckle up for a horrendous ride!
Patience Is a Virtue
It’s a universal law that we cannot open a new bottle of Coke if we already have one open. It’s obviously considered a bad habit to waste beverages just like that. This Redditor shared that his fiancée has a similar habit.
He shared a photo where you can see that there are three bottles of Coke, all of which are half-finished. Apparently, his fiancé refuses to open and finish a bottle of Coke before opening another. What a horrible habit to have!
The Irony, Though
Some people have a bad habit of littering everywhere. This includes on beaches, too. For this reason, litter is found in every ocean and sea on the planet, even in remote locations far from human contact. This is hampering our overall biodiversity.
However, what this Redditor shared makes us disappointed and angry. Apparently, when this guy went to pick up plastic from a nearby beach, he found a DVD of Blue Planet. You see the irony there?
Laptops Are Not Coasters!
Redditors have pointed out this annoying habit that some people get away with most of the time. It’s the habit of using a laptop as a coaster. Using a laptop as a coaster might not seem like a big deal, but it actually has many risks.
What’s worse is that it appears to be on their lap or even a bed, where even the tiniest movement could cause the tea to spill. Don’t come crying to us when that happens!
The Wrong Way
Getting into petty fights with loved ones is not uncommon. However, some bad habits can escalate arguments pretty quickly. For instance, this Redditor shared how he gets annoyed by the way his girlfriend puts the toilet paper on the holder.
He wrote that his girlfriend always put the toilet paper in the wrong way after taking it out of the holder to use it. Honestly, we would be annoyed by that too — especially if we keep mentioning time and time again.
Eating Pies Like This
Some people have a very weird way of eating. No matter how one chooses to eat, though, it shouldn’t look anything like this.
A Redditor shared this photo, revealing that his friend has a terrible habit of eating pies this way, and we just don’t like the sight of it. No one should ruin the beauty of a freshly baked pie. Delicious foods should be eaten in the proper way, don’t you agree?
COD for the Win
We all delay and put things aside that are most important to us. Many of us keep it off until the deadline hits us. This bad habit is called procrastinating.
However, this very habit can be really annoying at times. For instance, look at this photo where a guy seems to put off his group work so much that he now expects his friends to do his work on his behalf. What’s even more infuriating is that he’s only putting his part of the project off to play Call of Duty!
Ruining the Fun of It
Let’s be real — some people just have a habit of spoiling the fun. Whether it’s by blurting out TV or movie spoilers or just ruining something that matters to you, these fun-spoilers need to be stopped.
Whatever the case, it’s a habit that most of us hate. This guy shared something similar here. Apparently, he had this rubber band ball for six years that he let a colleague borrow for a day. We’re sure he totally regrets that…
Clean the Laundry Detergent, Please!
We all know people who are masters at avoiding chores. This is a bad habit. In fact, it is a horrible habit to have, especially when it’s your responsibility to do them.
This Redditor shared his experience where his roommate just made a mess by spilling laundry detergent but couldn’t be bothered to clean it. We can’t believe that he feels entitled enough to believe someone else would clean the mess. If you’ve made a mess, then you should be the one to clean it!
Annoying People Intentionally
Some people have mastered the art of annoying people intentionally. This guy seems to be one of them. A Redditor shared this photo where she expressed that when her husband gets mad at her, he does certain things to annoy her.
Apparently, when he gets angry, he puts things in places she can’t reach. On top of that, he hides the step ladder too. Annoying people intentionally is a terrible habit and this guy seems to be a master at it!
Not a Time for Casual Conversation
Some people have the habit of starting unnecessarily lengthy conversations just about anywhere. And these conversations seem to come when you’re in a hurry. This Redditor shared something similar here.
The OP was trying to get to an open pump in a gas station where at least three cars were waiting. However, the two men in the photo were done pumping gas and held a casual conversation for eight straight minutes. We would have been frustrated, too, if we were in that situation.
Displaying Book in Weird Way
There’s a certain way people tend to display books on bookshelves and so, displaying them in a different way can look oddly unsettling. Take this next photo, for instance.
This Redditor shared his parents’ bookshelf. Apparently, they display their book in quite an unusual way. We totally understand why he would be mildly annoyed by this habit!
Making Others Uncomfortable
Some people have a habit of not caring about the comfort of others when traveling. This is a horrible habit to have. For instance, you’ll always find people on planes/trains/buses who unintentionally (or intentionally) find a way to make you uncomfortable no matter what.
That’s what seems to have happened here. In the photo, this gal has lifted her legs to the point that they’re now hanging over the seat in front — meaning that some poor passenger has a stranger’s feet in their face! Not cool, man. Not cool at all.
Is it Intentional?
Honestly, the habit of being disorganized can get on anyone’s nerves. The next photo here gives the perfect look into how this habit can ruin beautiful aesthetics. Crockeries in supermarkets are placed in such a neat manner that they’re kind of impossible not to notice.
However, the next photo is a different story. The Redditor shared that she took the photo while strolling in Stop & Shop. The plates in this photo are slightly unorganized — but it’s enough to hurt our eyes.
When Logic Flies Out the Window
Here’s another case of toilet paper blunder! This Redditor shared a photo where you can see that the roll of toilet paper is placed in a very awkward position in the holder. The TP can fall and roll around the bathroom at any point now.
Frankly, we think it takes more effort to balance the roll atop the holder than it does to just slide the TP right onto the rod. Don’t you agree?
Making Hot Chocolate
Cooking is not everyone’s cup of tea. In the next photo, we can see someone sharing a picture of a mug that’s dripping with chocolate. The Redditor who shared the photo said in the caption that his sister tried to make hot chocolate… and this is the result.
We can see that whatever this OP’s sister tried to do, it didn’t really go as planned. Maybe the gal didn’t know how to microwave hot chocolate and attempted to make it anyway. A YouTube video couldn’t hurt, right?
Ruining Random Stuff
Another horrible habit that many people have is ruining random stuff. Now, why they do it is unknown to us, but we sure know that they don’t gain much from it.
For instance, just look at this photo where someone just popped the F key out of the keyboard. There’s never a good reason for this. Obviously, this OP’s roommate knows how to get under people’s skin.
Lettuce in the Middle of Cookie Aisle
We don’t know about you, but every time we walk past the cookie aisle in a superstore, we have to resist the urge to buy all the cookies.
However, what happened in this scenario might help with such urges. In the photo, we can see that there is some lettuce in the cookie aisle. The big question is, why is there lettuce amongst cookies? We’re guessing it’s one of those people who have the habit of leaving their shopping items in the wrong aisles when they decide that they don’t want them.
Bake it the Right Way, Please
The next photo is quite interesting, to say the least. Apparently, the person concerned here has a habit of not following the basic baking guidelines.
In the photo, you can see that someone was baking cookies on a baking mat. Even though the baking mat had clear directions on where to put the cookies, the baker totally ignored them and placed them randomly. We may not know much about baking, but how hard is it just to follow the directions properly?
Roll Up Your Sleeves
The next bad habit is just cringey. It’s the habit of not rolling up your sleeves when you’re working. Honestly, we get annoyed when people do this too. When you’re doing chores, you must roll up your sleeves.
When dealing with liquid especially, there’s no excuse that should keep you from rolling up your sleeves. This Redditor’s friend is a perfect example. It seems he would rather ruin his t-shirt than just roll up his sleeves. What can be more annoying than that?
Park it Right, Sir
Some people have the horrible habit of parking recklessly. In this next photo, we can see something like that. We agree that parking the car can be a difficult job, especially when there’s little to no space in the parking lot.
However, that’s not the case here. We can clearly see that there’s enough space in the parking lot and still the person couldn’t park properly! Well, we hope he struggles to find a parking spot the next time he comes here.
Pestering Without Any Reason
Some people have a horrible habit of pestering you without any reason. Just like this guy here. This Redditor shared a photo of a conversation between his classmates. Well, we can’t really dub this as a “conversation,” can we?
It’s more of a one-sided dialogue. He should have gotten the hint that the other person isn’t interested in talking. However, we think he got it — it’s just that he has a bad habit of pestering.
We’re back with another terrible parking habit. Just look at the photo, and you’ll get the story. Apparently, this guy here parked his car at the back of a hotel where there were no other cars — at the time. He later found out that someone else had parked there after a while.
Where did they park? Just beside their car, despite having the whole parking lot free. Honestly, we can understand why this dude is annoyed.
Washing Knives in Dishwasher
This next photo tells us a story of a bad habit that usually is the result of a lack of commonsense. It’s the habit of putting knives in the dishwasher.
This Redditor shared that her partner put a knife in the dishwasher, ultimately causing it to look like that. This bad habit causes damage to knives and dishwashers too, and apparently many people do this. Honestly, we too know a few people who do this and it drives us crazy!
Shamelessly Holding Spots
Didn’t we all tell our friends to hold spots for us when we were in school? It was a habit that we got rid of as soon as we became adults.
However, some adults still have this bad habit. For instance, look at this photo where a woman has held not one but several spots, that too in an airport gate. Understandably, the Redditor and other people at the airport were annoyed by this. Anyone would be!
This next photo is another example of how a bad habit can be really annoying and even cause more trouble than it intends to. You can see in the photo that there are some plates placed on top of each other.
However, instead of putting them away neatly, someone carelessly stacked them. Not only do the dishes look unorganized, but there are also possible chances that the plates might fall and break. We hope whoever did this doesn’t do it again.
Scissor Tied With Tie Wrap
The next photo is so hilariously frustrating. There’s no way someone thought of tying these scissor hands with a tie wrap! However, that’s exactly what happened here. Apparently, these scissors in the photo are secured with a tie wrap that you can only open with scissors.
If we need another scissor to cut tie-wrap from a scissor, then what’s the point of buying the scissor in the first place, right? This manufacturer didn’t use their common sense here — that’s for sure!
Take Your Gum of the Tray
Some people have a terrible habit of sticking their gum just about anywhere, especially kids. Sometimes, these students go to the extent of sticking their gum into their lunch trays. Then, other people have to do the tedious and unhygienic job of removing the gum.
Isn’t it the most annoying thing to do? It doesn’t matter even if you’re young — nobody should get away with this horrible habit. Perhaps someone who was already frustrated wrote the sign seen in the photo.
Forgetting Important Information
Another bad habit that drives us crazy is forgetting important information at the wrong time. Most of the time, this habit creates a lot of unnecessary trouble. This guy shared something like this on Reddit.
He shared a photo with a caption saying that his mom locked his inhaler and some other things in the hotel safe and forgot the code. First of all, why would she put an inhaler inside a safe? She should have at least written the code somewhere.
Put a Used Keurig Cup Back
Don’t we all love our morning coffee? Thanks to electric coffee makers, we don’t have to go to Starbucks anymore. We can make ourselves a delicious cup of joe now. However, some people have a terrible habit of keeping the used cup back in the stand instead of throwing it away.
Why would anyone do this? That’s like putting an empty carton of milk back in the fridge for the next person to find. Come on, people.
This Woman’s Desktop
Many people have the terrible habit of keeping too many files on their desktops. The same is the case with this woman, whose desktop is completely cluttered with icons and files. Her co-worker kindly shared this photo for the internet to see.
Many expressed how messy this desktop was, and some even ended up comparing it to the Spider-verse. This horrible habit can’t be all that helpful. In fact, it probably slows this Mac user down!
We all know someone who likes to hoard things. There’s no doubt that this is a bad habit. This Redditor is actually tired of their parents’ habit of hoarding.
Apparently, they buy reusable bags every time they go shopping. What’s the point of buying reusable bags if you’re just going to buy them again instead of reusing them? This just creates a lot of waste — not to mention, a waste of money.
Cutting the Cake
We’ve seen pie offenders, and now we’ve moved onto cake offenders. This guy doesn’t know how to cut a cake — there’s no doubt about that. All he does know how to do is ruin the cake’s aesthetics.
Otherwise, why would he decide to cut the cake like that? We just hope he doesn’t ruin his friend’s/relative’s birthday cakes! Do they even invite him to their birthdays?
What we have here is a case of an inconsiderate roommate. These roommates’ bad habits don’t seem to end, do they? We know that bad habits are a part of life, but still. We don’t think what we see in the photo can be brushed off that easily.
What happened here is that this Redditor’s roommate threw away dishes (which the OP bought with her own money) so that he wouldn’t have to clean them. We’d be absolutely livid.
Littering is a horrible habit that could annoy even the calmest of people. In this photo, a Redditor shared his partner’s bad littering habits.
The OP’s partner borrowed his car and then gave it back with a bunch of trash left inside. However, it’s not the mess that bothers us. It’s the fact that the partner gave the car back without any effort to fix the mess or even apologize for it. They could have at least attempted to clean the car a little bit.
The next photo shows a habit that we think is just unacceptable. It’s the habit of using a dirty towel to dry the dishes and cutlery.
If your towel looks like this, please just throw it in the wash and grab a new one. After all, you’re using it to dry your kitchenware… that you eat and drink with. Choose hygiene, people!
Wasting food is another poor habit. However, that’s not what has happened in the photo. Apparently, the OP’s roommate left some cheese like this in the fridge. We hope we’re not the only ones who find this really annoying.
The roommate could have easily used a Ziplock bag or just the wrapper itself to cover it! Why did he have to waste such a big piece of cheese like that? If he were our roommate, we’d totally have words with him!
Throw Away Used Egg Shells
The next horrible habit we will talk about includes eggshells! We’ve heard of people hoarding various things. However, this is the first time we’re hearing of someone who collects eggshells. Crazy, right? This person here has an aunt who doesn’t throw away eggshells.
Apparently, she hoards those eggshells and keeps them with the fresh eggs! Yes, eggshells can be used in gardening. However, why would you keep them next to the fresh eggs? That just seems disgusting.
Useless Pop Tabs
The next horrible habit includes destroying pop tabs for no valid reason. In the next photo, you can see that someone has completely ruined the pop tabs of these Bubly cans.
How they ruined it, we have no idea, but considering they did it to quite a few of them, it seems like this is a pastime of theirs. Maybe it’s their habit, but it will make it so inconvenient for others. We’re just wondering how the person who bought these cans is supposed to open them.
The next photo features something that we’re not a fan of. This time, though, it’s no one’s fault but the bananas. It can happen to the best of us, really.
It’s just annoying when it happens repeatedly. You wait one day too long and all the bananas are completely ripened to the point that they basically peel themselves.
Picnic at the Middle of the Road
It’s very clear that some people have no problem with being reckless on the road. These reckless habits include parking a car in the middle of the road.
This guy on Reddit shared an example of this with us. In the photo, we can see that some people decided to enjoy a picnic in the middle of the road. Why they decided to have a picnic in the middle of the road, we will never know. All we’re sure of is the fact that it’s quite inconsiderate.
What’s Trash Day?
Another habit that annoys us is the habit of not taking out the trash even when it’s full. In the photo, you can see that someone shared a photo of their trash, which looks totally packed. Apparently, this guy’s roommate does this in order to avoid taking the trash out.
So, the Redditor is left with no other option but to take out the trash himself every time. We can all agree that this guy’s roommate should try to change this horrible habit of his.
Do You Respect the Wood?
How difficult is it to use a coaster? Why do people think it’s acceptable not to use one? It’s a totally inconsiderate habit, especially if you’re in someone else’s house.
When you don’t use a coaster, the table and/or furniture end up getting stained. So, if you’re an anti-coaster, please change yourself for the better! Comedian Larry David will thank you!
Leaving Rubbish in the Theater
We go to movie theaters to enjoy films as we munch on snacks. However, it’s only fair that we don’t ruin the experience for other people, which is easy to do if you’re trashing the theater.
In the photo, you can see that people left the theater covered in wrappers and litter — even though there were trash bins on the way out. Couldn’t they just throw everything away? This habit not only annoys people but creates unnecessary trouble for the theater employees too.
Cutting the Watermelon Wrong
Next in our horrible habit compilation is this photo of a poorly cut watermelon. It also seems that the watermelon is unripe. This guy shared this photo on Reddit, stating that his brother cuts the watermelon in this way.
Can we all just agree that his brother doesn’t know a single thing about cutting fruits? Because if he had even the slightest experience of cutting fruits, he wouldn’t end up cutting an unripe watermelon in the first place, let alone cut it like that!