This is a list of some of the things that annoy me:
3. Parents who appear to believe they have done the world a favour by breeding
4. Baby boomers who complain about the cost of things (but don’t mind that they ate all the tax)
5. Other people’s music
6. Shop assistants putting coins on top of notes
7. People who do chirpy knocking on doors*
8. Cluster parking in empty car parks (a similar phenomenon is also experienced in cinemas and restaurants)
9. People who complain about their jobs but don’t do anything to make them better
10. Oneupmanship (as my mum might say ‘if I’ve got an elephant you’ve got a bag to put it in’)
I could’ve added things such as ‘the exact level the sun is at during a particular time in autumn rendering it difficult to see when driving’ or ‘the fact that the Big Tasty isn’t a regular feature of the McDonalds menu’ or ‘hot feet’ but none of these things are as teeth grindingly annoying as the sins committed by human beings.
As a disgruntled colleague of my husband once said ‘people Mike, just…people‘.
Since Spring this year I’ve been working as a Moderator for the Mail Online, weeding out great handfuls of offensive statements from the comments section of the website, a receptacle for the Western world’s anger towards Islam and immigrants. Those people are angry. Really, really angry. I’m pretty sure I don’t fall in the same category of hatred as the xenophobic Mail readers. For one thing I don’t only hate foreigners, I spread my dislike evenly across the nations.
Just call me Holden.