Petty Things That Irritate Us

sandy72300 By sandy72300, 28th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It is said that "the size of a man can be measured by the size of the things that make him angry". But even the nicest man cannot help but snap once in a while most especially when they woke up in the wrong side of the bed or just plain having a bad hair day, so to speak.

I have listed 10 of what I think were the most irritating petty things we encounter almost everyday.

1. Someone talking through their speakerphone when in public.

You are cramming for your exam this morning on your way to school when a fellow passenger on the train suddenly burst into laughter talking to his friend on the speaker of his cellphone. Just how insensitive people can be?

2. Someone breaking/cutting in lines

You have been waiting for your turn to withdraw from an ATM machine and it has been more than twenty minutes because it is payday when suddenly, a girl cuts in because she saw an old friend ahead of you in the line. Perhaps, she just grabbed the opportunity to save her time falling in line because her friend accommodated her but what the heck! Your time is gold too!

3. Slow vehicles on the fast lane.

In a two-lane, one-way street, you were speeding up to beat your 8 o'clock appointment when a slow moving vehicle was in the fast lane blocking your path.

It's no different from an escalator with both path being blocked by non-moving people when you have to run as fast as you can to beat the bundy clock at the office.

4. Gate crashers

Just how would you feel when your very special, supposedly RSVP occasion was invaded by uninvited guests. Not only would you incur additional charge per head but adding insult to injury was that, those guests were not even welcome. Just how much worse can it get?

5. Someone coughing or sneezing w/o covering their mouth

Whether you are a health conscious or have children you care so much about and trying so hard to protect from sickness and infection, the least you ever wanted was to contact a virus and carry them home. So someone's carelessness of not making effort to cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing drives you nuts.

6. Someone's hair on your face in public transport.

When you take public transport without aircon, in a tropical weather like in the philippines, it is but natural for the windows to be open at all times. And you were sitting next to a girl with long, untied hair. Wind blows and her hair is all over your face and this girl either doesn't figure out what mess she is creating or just too confident and proud of her crowning glory

7. Someone is peeking at your cellphone

Have you ever caught someone reading your cellphone when you are composing a text or just plain browsing through your inbox? Would you be understanding enough when you even won't let any of your family member touch your cellphone, to ever let a stranger invade your privacy?

8. Noisy neighbors

Couples fighting, siblings shouting at each other, a teenybopper playing very loud music especially when you are not into hard rock or even dogs barking all the time. These make you want to wish you live in another place.

9. Spitting in public

Do people need to be reminded that their spits were something they should not be proud of? Especially if they contain phlegm which is composed of millions of germs. And who wouldn't be disgusted seeing that slimy thing on your way to a restaurant for your lunch? Eeeewww!

10. Cashiers not giving exact change.

Should we blame children who maintains a piggy bank? Most groceries and supermarkets annoy you by not giving out exact change for the payments of your purchases. Their reason is always lack of coins or cents denominations. Should the customers be made to suffer their shortcomings? .5, .10 or .25 are just small amounts and may not necessarily affect our budget. But it is not the value but the thought that someone is taking advantage of the situation, be it intentionally or otherwise, is really what driving us crazy.


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A frustrated writer. I am full time career woman, MBA, and single mom. Hopefully, what I lack in quantity, quality of my published articles would compensate.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
21st Jul 2012 (#)

Well psycho analysis. Thank you very much for sharing.

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author avatar sandy72300
21st Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks for reading and appreciating Md Rezaul Karim. =)

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