By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Matthew Pila
Age: 19
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Major: Liberal Arts

“When people can’t read the room. When someone brings a lot of energy, but the room is very mellow and y’know, people just ruin the vibe.”

Christian Okawa
Age: 28
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Major: Nursing

“People who are mean to animals. … I was born and raised on Hawai‘i. I really like animals too. Before I came into Nursing, I really considered, like, veterinary school. I have a dog too, so I’m really empathetic to animals.”

Lacey Shiigi
Age: 22
Hometown: Hilo, Hawai‘i
Major: Nursing

“I’d say my biggest pet peeve is irresponsible parents. Just like parents who will like smoke around their kids or just don’t take care of their kids well. I guess being a part of the medical field you see it a lot. I’ve worked in pediatrics a little, so it’s really bothersome and you can’t do much, so it’s hard.”

Matthias Keller
Age: 30
Hometown: San Rafael, California
Major: Nursing

“My biggest pet peeve is people with a lack of social awareness. So kinda like being inconsiderate of others, being, like, selfish, looking out for their own personal-interests. That can be seen in driving, people cutting people off, or tourists taking time to do their own agenda while other people that live here try to get to work and whatnot. So yeah, being selfish is a pet peeve.”

Kanta Misumi
Age: 19
Hometown: Fukuoka, Japan
Major: English for Speakers of Other Languages Program

“Cockroaches. … Sometimes they come to my room when I’m sleeping.”