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What annoys you (lighthearted or otherwise)

(35 Posts)
Flakesdayout Thu 13-Aug-20 12:07:31

I sent an email to my boss asking to discuss my return to work. I didn't even get an acknowledgement. So rude. So I got to thinking about what annoys me. Here goes:
Letters that are sent by professionals with spelling mistakes.
Drivers who think my driveway is a turning point
People who do not return phone calls
Obviously my boss
Large flies that like to dive bomb me
The latest thing with cars where they backfire.
Fireworks for everyone to use whenever.
Cigarette smoke in my face
My jeans when they are too tight
That goes for my bras too
And going to get the last bar of chocolate and its gone.

Have you got things that annoy you?

tanith Thu 13-Aug-20 12:12:26

Flies if they dare come in the house
Incessant building works of my neighbours
Now needing an appointment to go to the local dump FGS!!
Buying chocolate/biscuits when I know I shouldn’t

rockgran Thu 13-Aug-20 12:16:51

Pretty much everything - especially in hot weather!hmm

farview Thu 13-Aug-20 12:48:08

My husband
Bad manners
Dog poo bags on gates/on branches
My husband again!!!

Baggs Thu 13-Aug-20 13:04:51

Litter, especially when it's deliberate. There is a spot by the loch where lots of people fish. There is room nearby for several cars to park. It seems a lot of people chuck their rubbish out there before they leave. It's gross. I find it depressing and don't understand why anyone would want to spoil a place they like. Is it to discourage other people from going there? Where are the feelings of common ownership? Do some people hate others so much that they want to spoil the environment?

Utterly baffling!

WOODMOUSE49 Thu 13-Aug-20 13:12:45

This will open the flood gates.

People who reply to my email but avoid answering my questions.
Apostrophes used incorrectly (especially on signs/posters)
Friend who doesn't use full stops or capitals in his text messages.
Being interrupted before I've finished talking
My tinnitus
Hyundai - I need a replacement lawnmower wheel trim.
They've now sent me 3 - all wrong. Even given them a
photo of the one I need.
Not being able to edit a GN comment I've already posted.

Thank you Flakesdayout. I enjoyed that.

Lexisgranny Thu 13-Aug-20 13:33:41

After telephoning some companies when the options offered does not include the subject you wish to speak about, and does not have a ‘for anything else’ choice.

Having made a random selection from the above, speaking to someone who agrees to put you through to the appropriate department and then the line goes dead.

Supermarkets who substitute most items with varying degrees of success, but make no attempt to substitute basics such as bread when they don’t have the brand you selected.

People who say “see you later” when you will probably never ever meet them again

The dreaded glottal stop - ma’uh instead of matter

FarNorth Thu 13-Aug-20 13:35:06

People who comment on a facebook post having clearly read only the headline.

Being unable to get decent broadband at my home.

My own laziness!

GrannyGravy13 Thu 13-Aug-20 13:58:41

Today everything and everyone including idea why?

DiscoGran Thu 13-Aug-20 14:48:19

I don't let too much annoy me, but I'm annoyed that I'm feeling guilty about starting a funny thread which is then cancelled because it is deemed to be poking fun at other posters. Just a little bit. I'm just here for the laughs, not to upset folk.

AGAA4 Thu 13-Aug-20 15:02:17

Humid weather.

Dogs incessant barking.

Dog poo on paths.

Cyclists who think they always have right of way on country paths.

Not usually so grumpy. Must be this heat.

Septimia Thu 13-Aug-20 15:05:38

People who perpetrate misinformation. For example, those who publish incorrect historical facts which are then believed and passed on.

LadyGracie Thu 13-Aug-20 15:07:32

Just about everything, except my dear 3 year old granddaughter who never stops talking, singing, asking questions and generally brightening every moment she’s in my company.

Katyj Thu 13-Aug-20 15:36:55

My tinnitus, just wish it would be quiet for a while 😡 The weather it’s either too hot to sit outside or like today too cold. Also friends that never call, I’m fed up of running after them, two in particular .I’m determined not to give in this time.

FindingNemo15 Thu 13-Aug-20 15:53:41

Dog mess
People who talk loudly
Bad manners
People who refuse to text or email

Juliet27 Thu 13-Aug-20 15:59:26

farview ditto to all those!

Juliet27 Thu 13-Aug-20 16:03:03

And definitely people who talk loudly.

sodapop Thu 13-Aug-20 17:50:22

I'm with you there rockgran less irritable today as its raining.

NfkDumpling Thu 13-Aug-20 17:59:09

Litter - especially helium balloons and Chinese lanterns;

The Union flag hung upside down. I long to stop at every roadside bacon butty stall which does this - but DH always stops me. I've even seen official buildings do it;

Waste. Can't abide wasting anything, especially food;

And people who say how wonderful the silence is when all I can hear is a loud ssshhhing whistle.

NfkDumpling Thu 13-Aug-20 17:59:56

And repetitive trailers on TV.

NfkDumpling Thu 13-Aug-20 18:01:48

And that advert for tampons telling girls to stick it right up. As far as the grip - try explaining that to an eleven year old.

NfkDumpling Thu 13-Aug-20 18:02:10

I'll stop now.

Lucca Thu 13-Aug-20 18:52:00

People moaning about the glorious hot weather we occasionally get. Do they actually like grey overcast or drizzle .....

Auntieflo Thu 13-Aug-20 20:13:13

The thing that irritates me lately is , when you buy yogurt, creme fraiche or cream, they often do not have lids, only the foil tops.

I'm sure they used to come with lids!

Puzzler61 Thu 13-Aug-20 20:21:43

People who are constantly negative. It can bring everyone else’s mood down very quickly, and I try to be optimistic.
My motto is: only sweat the big stuff.