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What irritates you?

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NanKate Sun 27-Jul-14 21:06:21

For me it is when females on the tv sit hugging a cushion.

Oh and when they drink from a cup without holding the handle.

Gosh I must be getting old so many things annoy me. grin

Elegran Sun 27-Jul-14 21:09:35

Yes, they must drink a lot of cold tea on TV, not just as a substitute foir whisky either. Come to think of it, maybe what is in the cup is really whisky, and they feel more natural holding it like a glass than by the handle.

Ana Sun 27-Jul-14 21:15:48

Oh yes, that passing of mugs of supposedly-hot tea or coffee, and the recipient just takes it without a wince - plus, you never actually see any liquid in the mug, even when it's held at an angle...

liminetta Sun 27-Jul-14 21:18:14

what irritates me is when those people on the "obese" programmes start crying. So why do they cry? Because they obviously have no willpower, not enough to get off their** backsides, stop stuffing their faces and DO SOMETHING!!!!!!!

Marelli Sun 27-Jul-14 21:27:46

It irritates me how sometimes, people on soaps etc, hold their cutlery shock. Often it's held with the fork 'threaded' through the fingers of one hand and in the other hand, the knife pointing downwards towards the plate, like a harpoon.... why is that? It's mainly younger actors who do it, too.

NanKate Sun 27-Jul-14 21:40:46

Yes Marelli bad table manners and awful holding of cutlery makes me want to rip the utensils from their hands and make them eat with their fingers, which I would prefer.

NanKate Sun 27-Jul-14 21:42:16

I love your comment Liminetta I wouldn't dare say what you said but I totally agree.

merlotgran Sun 27-Jul-14 22:00:30

Female celebs guesting on food programmes like Saturday Kitchen drive me mad when they're asked to tuck in to a plate of food. They pick up a fork, balance the tiniest morsel of food on it, get the fork half way to their mouths and have another quick look at it as if willing themselves to eat it. Then (and I can never understand this) they hold their other hand under the fork as though they are so lacking in dexterity they cannot possibly make the fork travel from table to mouth without spilling food all over the table.

Also Alan Titchmarsh pretending to get sloshed when wine tasting on his chat show. If you look closely, not a drop actually passes his pinched little lips.

Terrafirma1 Sun 27-Jul-14 22:04:49

The over-use of the word "amaaaaaaaazig". Honestly if I had a fiver for everytime somebody utters that overworked adjective I wouldn't even need a pension tbangry

Terrafirma1 Sun 27-Jul-14 22:05:55

Amaaaaaaazing - even.

MrsPickle Sun 27-Jul-14 22:06:39

All of the above, plus chewing open mouthed. And anything else anyone else has yet to mention.

MrsPickle Sun 27-Jul-14 22:11:44

I am not intolerant, you understand, just mildly irritated...

petra Sun 27-Jul-14 22:20:16

Alan Titchmarch
All wafferling DJ s on Radio 2
Naga ( what's her name) on Breakfast
Thick people who go on quizz shows and know bugger all.
Better stop now, getting into my stride. LOL

petra Sun 27-Jul-14 22:24:41

Sorry, had to put this one in: Lorraine Kelly. She was on a quizz show recently and didn't know that the Sandringham Estate is in Norfolk.
There was a dim cricketer on with her and he wasn't sure if Norfolk was a county. Now that's really irritating.

Mishap Sun 27-Jul-14 22:46:58

Noise pollution - it really winds me up.

Joan Mon 28-Jul-14 00:01:23

The 21st century.

NanKate Mon 28-Jul-14 07:20:31

Oh you did make me laugh Petra about 'thick people'.

I am gearing up to closing my eyes when that annoying Winkleman woman (who is about to start hosting Strictly) totters onto stage in ridiculously high heels and a knock kneed gait. It looks as if she needs the loo and is trying to stop an accident !

I think I am getting into my stride too Petra.

shysal Mon 28-Jul-14 07:29:01

With my ex-husband it was the sound of him eating toast! I think perhaps it was a case of when the person irritates you, so does everything they do!

suebailey1 Mon 28-Jul-14 08:49:14

All the above except I admit to watching TV hugging a cushion - its velvet and very touchable! I cannot stand it when I see people holding their cutlery as described above in restaurants -drives me nuts I want to go round the room and put them all straight. Children don't seem to be able to handle cutlery as they are usually sticking their fingers in the bowls of chips and running round the room with them. I think I have almost given up going to all but a few restaurants. All the sport coverage this summer on TV is driving me mad - but on the plus side I have read a lot more books and made better use of our threatened library.

Charleygirl Mon 28-Jul-14 09:32:14

Young people using the word "like" every 3rd word or so drives me crazy + already mentioned.

annodomini Mon 28-Jul-14 09:32:24

Skinny models in fashion shoots wearing garments that only about 1% of women could a) afford b) fit into. And the knock-kneed, pigeon-toed stance they assume, presumably on the insistence of the fashion editors of the publications.

annodomini Mon 28-Jul-14 09:33:29

For 'skinny' in the above, substitute 'emaciated'. And when did anything above size ten become a 'plus' size?

chloe1984 Mon 28-Jul-14 09:36:13

I could scream at yet another call from another call centre nothing but nothing irritates me so much.

Anniebach Mon 28-Jul-14 09:42:25

BBC sports presenters , oblivious to the fact the beeb is British Broadcasting and not England broadcasting

People who are scathing towards those who like me don't know everything, I don't know which county Balmoral Estate is in.

Inland Revenue employers help line

Broadcasters who say oooop not up, can't spell oooop sorry , the blonde on Strickly's oooop


Ana Mon 28-Jul-14 09:57:11

That's just her northern accent, though, Anniebach. Surely we don't want to go back to the days of all tv presenters having to have Received Pronunciation?