How to Annoy Your Family and Friends

Three Parts:Being a Bit of a BotherPulling Out the Prankster in YouBeing a Pestering Pest

Want to be an annoying sort of human being? The sort who bugs friends and family until they ask you to kindly find your own corner in the room or to go outdoors and do something useful? To begin with, being annoying can be a bit of fun but just remember not to take it too far or you'll reap unfavorable consequences. Knowing how to be just a little bit annoying and not a great deal annoying is a fine art.

Part 1
Being a Bit of a Bother

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    Ignore them. Pretend they're not there. Just act as if you cannot see them, hear them or feel their presence. Act as if they aren't about at all.
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    Overdo the sorrow. If you are bugged by a decision they've made or something they've said, go overboard in the upset stakes. Show them you're upset and if they ask you to do something hang your head low and say you've got plans or quickly run to the toilet. This will make them worried about you, making sure that you don't get the blame for what happens tomorrow.
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    Sing. Don't just sing, sing horribly, kind of like a walrus dying of suffocation. Aka, really bad. Also, make it a really annoying song.
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    Make a really annoying noise. Self explanatory.
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    Say something really dumb. For example, "How does the reproductive system of a duck work?" Say it over and over again.
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    Pretend to be really, really deep. Say something really sweet, and then put JK or LOL or ROFL at the end of it.

Part 2
Pulling Out the Prankster in You

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    Prank them. Whoopee cushions are outdated. Here are better pranks. Use a pinprick to make some tiny holes in a drink straw. Or, wait for a rainy day and make paper confetti, put it in an umbrella and then watch when someone opens it.

Part 3
Being a Pestering Pest

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    Try the "why" game. Ask a simple question and when they answer, just ask "Why?" after every answer.
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    Poke the person constantly. When they look over at you, hide behind your hands. As if by hiding your face in your hands, they won't see you. Then repeat.
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    Repeat something over and over again. For example, "Hey [name], hey [name], hey [name], hey [name], guess what? I'm bored!" It works like a charm.
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    Mimic them. This is perfect if you have patience. If they say a word that's really long and you can't quite remember, just say "blah". Works every time.
    • While mimicking, use a really annoying voice. It could be anything from squeaky and high-pitched to a simple accent.
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    Comment on everything they say. Not nice comments, either; comments that come across as cynical, disbelieving and deflating are the best. This works well while talking in a small group.
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    Just repeat every instruction they are given. If your teacher says, "Clean up your desk!" to your friend, whisper, "Yeah [name], clean up your desk!" Make sure the teacher can't hear you.


  • Don't hesitate to use your own pranks.
  • Laugh after you have done something annoying.
  • Don't be rude, mean or offensive. Although annoying is fun, and well, irritating, making fun of the target isn't funny at all. The joke could go down the wrong way.
  • Don't be racist.


  • You could get grounded.
  • They may do the same to you.
  • Not knowing when to stop is a real danger. Annoying skills are severe.
  • Offending people really isn't funny. Don't do it. Please.

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