One thing that drives me nuts when I am having a conversation with someone is when they use the words “like” or “um” repeatedly. I understand using it occasionally but if it is said over and over, I eventually lose focus of what the person is even saying. There have been instances where I began to count how many times they used the words in a sentence! Normally, a person will use these words to fill an empty gap in the conversation which generally occurs when they are gathering their thoughts. I admit that I do use “like” and “um” on occasion, however, to use them continuously in a conversation can cause a huge distraction.