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"Cleaning" my desk without my permission...
That has got to be the worst one. I had a running battle with our office cleaner. I won in the end. I had four piles on my desk for around two weeks because I was too damned busy to file them any other way (completed contracts, signed and pending, waiting to sign and proposals) and the cleaner moved them into one big pile. I sorted them into piles again, and the cleaner moved them. This went on for three days.
After 3 days I left a little note saying "These papers are in different piles for a reason. Please don't move them.". On my desk the next morning (and I kid you not) was a ring binder...
[edited by: dmorison at 10:23 pm (utc) on Sep. 11, 2003]
touching the monitor to point at something and leaving a big nasty greasy fingerprint
This seems to happen to me a lot after lunch when a co-worker has just eaten a big greasy double cheesburger or a bag of potato chips or something like that. When it happens I always pull out a napkin and wipe the screen down while they are standing there but they never seem to catch on.
In our office the bathroom door being left open is punishable by evil glares and almost certian flogging.
My personal Peeves is someone fudging around with my keyboard or messing with the crap on my desk.
Giving and revoking ownership of tasks at a whim.
Practical jokes when people have deadlines to meet.
Being late to a meeting because you're too disorganized to keep to a schedule.
Starting meetings late because you're too disorganized to keep to a schedule.
Having meetings run late because you're too disorganized to finish a meeting on time.
Having meetings run late because you're goofing off too much.
Getting too personal ("how's that gallbladder scar healing?").
It goes on and on.