What are your most annoying things in life ?
It’s 8:00 AM, you forgot your coffee on the kitchen counter, you’re currently stuck in traffic and you had a meeting at work this morning…at 8:00 AM…yikes.
Don’t worry, I’m sure your boss will understand, even if it wasn’t the first time you were late.
But if he doesn’t, the economy is doing just fine and finding a new job will be a cinch.
Oh wait, the economy is on the verge of collapsing and the only jobs available are at PetSmart grooming bloodthirsty poodles (if you’re lucky)…more yikes.
Here are five annoying things in life which I, and others (thanks to my Facebook peeps), have found to be annoying, whether you consider them to be the “most” annoying things in life is up to you.
1. Annoying Things in Life: Junk mail
Have you become sick of being notified [via snail mail] that you’re “PRE-APPROVED!”
Maybe you gave up on checking your email account because you receive more than 100 messages a day offering digital cameras at 9000 percent-off retail value.
That’s a steal! No seriously, they were probably stolen.
Stolen, annoying things in life are the worst. My favorite annoying junk email is when I receive messages from “Dr. John Smith” offering me 30 percent of a 700-million-dollar account.
All I have to do to get my share of the money is send my social security number, bank account number and home phone number to him…all while keeping his identity concealed from EVERYONE…sounds like a deal of a lifetime to me!
2. Annoying Things in Life: Facebook Status Violators
You know, I’m honestly really sorry that you’re upset with someone, but forcing other people to become involved is not going to solve anything.
So, when you post statuses such as:
“THE PERSON WHO JUST TEXTED ME NEEDS TO LEARN THAT I”M SO DONE. I’m seriously done. I am no longer wasting my time with immature hypocrites!!!!!!!! So stop textin’ me!”
Only makes us all (your ‘friends’) think you’re annoying and want to delete you. The only thing you accomplish by publicly “telling them off” is being labeled as one of the annoying things in life.
3. Annoying Things in Life: Outsourced Customer Support
When I get a little “taste” of some far away culture, while attempting to receive some customer support, only makes me want to bite my iPhone in half.
Maybe I have anger issues, so deal with it, but here’s an example.
On Friday I was in a rather stressed state of mind because I was trying to figure out a way to use miles (some mine, and some of a friends) to fly to California (from Texas). Anything having to do with the airport/airlines is annoying.
Getting through to customer service took around the same time as it does to watch a Harry Potter film and, when I finally heard the music stop and the actual ringing tone begin, I could have cried out of joy.
However, the joy that I felt lasted around the same time as a turkey sandwich sunbathing at a seagull-infested beach.
Turkey sandwiches actually do sunbathe, well, at least in Europe they do.
As soon as I heard someone pick up the other end I was greeted with: “Hello [insert Indian voice], tank you for calling miles plus how may I help you?” The rest, I attempted to understand, but one thing I knew (from the switching of music and dialing tones) was that I was being transferred, multiple times.
Awesome. The airlines keep getting better, year after year, at avoiding the whole “use your miles thing.” I think most people would agree that the airline industry is one of the biggest annoying things in life. I’d love to visit India, but not over the phone.
4. Annoying Things in Life: Seat Thieves
Here’s a fun situation, it’s five days until Christmas, you’ve just arrived early with your girlfriend to one of the last shows of The Nutcracker.
When you suddenly hear a loud, hungry-for-nachos woman barking at you for sitting in ‘her’ seat.
Oh and she brought her 3 kids, all under the age of 6, with her to the evening show of The Nutcracker.
You calmly explain to her that you are currently sitting in the correct seat of 15D and that her four seats are located at 15C, which is on the opposite side of the auditorium. She huffs and she puffs, but neither you, nor your girlfriend move, after all you shouldn’t have to.
You’re able to stay calm until you find yourself trapped in your seat by three squirming children and one big momma––all trying to fit in the two seats left on the D row.
Which is when you stand up, in front of everyone around you, and explain the alphabet and where to find the correct seat. If you think I’m overreacting when including this on the annoying things in life list, imagine getting sat on by a strange family, while the mother openly talked out-loud about how rude “some people are.”
It was frustrating, should definitely be included in the annoying things in life and guess what, her and her kids never moved, until the show was over at which she announced they were going to Chile’s because “Momma needed a margarita.” That’s responsible.
5. Annoying Things in Life: Nosy Strangers
I enjoy living in the south and appreciate how friendly people can be, but there comes a time when the line between being friendly and being annoying is crossed and, when that happens, it’s not pleasant.
Let’s see, which example will I use for this type of annoying things in life?
There’s the time when I was late for a summer calculus course and ran into a gas station to get a quick cup of coffee when a prehistoric man waved his cane at me for “Lookin’ at my electronic thing when I was pulling into the store.”
Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t realize I had run over you? I mean that’s why you’re upset right, because I affected someone else when I glanced at my “electronic thing.” Nope.
There are many other examples of annoying things in life, but I think you know what I’m talking about and probably agree with me that when people put their nose in your business without due cause, its anything but enjoyable.
Good luck tomorrow, it’s Monday, I hear Mr. Annoying is looking for company.