I can't stand more than anything for someone to say that boys who aren't circumcized are dirty.
Excuse me?! Nothing gets my hackles raised more than that. I respect your decision, please respect mine.
I can't stand when strangers call me "Sweetheart" or "honey". My clients do it sometimes and I'll tell them to stop.
Implying that I'm not a good parent by working. During an argument my younger sister (my live-in nanny at the time) said that I never spent any time with my son (about 6 months old then) and I almost kicked her onto the streets. She did immediately apologize probably after she saw the Look of Death and Crushed Spirits.
Saying you want to "communicate" with me. My ex uses that word and I want to strangle him every single time. Communicate implies that extra work must be done to have me understand. TALK to me, express your concerns but for all that's holy DON'T communicate!
I get the opposite end of the coin on this one. I don't work. I'm a housewife with no kids. We can afford for me to stay home. I occasionally do temp work to get out of the house, but I take care of the entire household while my dh "brings home the bacon".
What gets my hackles up? It's happened twice in the last couple weeks. It bothers me to no end when people say "It's your dh's money" or "he brings home all the money", both of which insinuate I do S.F.A. and freeload off of him.
When I was home over Christmas, I went to Danier (a leather store) on Boxing Day. I bought two gorgeous purses. Classic and will last a long time. I brought them home and showed my mom. You know what she said? "Oh CAAATHY! You shouldn't be spending all Mike's money like that!". I told her to zip her lip and MYOB!
It also peeves me to no end when people tell me that I'm lucky to have my dh. I know he's a nice guy. I love him dearly, but when people say that, they imply, at least to me, that he has settled for me and is not as lucky to have me as I am to have him.