AnnoyingOnce I completed my little list below, I had such a glowing sense of the therapeutic value of relieving myself of them that I had to go back up to the title and add, ‘Part 1’, as it gives me a great excuse to return to this topic again in the near future.

So, back to the topic of the day; those little situations, people, things and events that really ‘P’ me off. Never huge cataclysmic things, usually small and hardly noticeable to many, but still extremely annoying nevertheless.

1. Mothers with prams or pushers who habitually find the need to attend to their babies attire while blocking the entire entrance to a shopping centre. As well as themselves, a pram and a baby, they are often accompanied by additional toddlers and a shopping caddie to provide extra blocking potential.

2. Fruit annoys me. Every time I go shopping, the beautiful display of fresh fruit gives me an instant guilt trip. So wanting to satisfy my desire to lead a healthy lifestyle I of course buy some. Then once home, I place all my beautifully fresh fruit in a bowl ….. and then naturally, leave them there to rot. Such a waste of money.

3. Cheap, pretendy book reviewers. These are a new and nasty breed of beast who, armed with an Amazon ‘Look Inside’ first half chapter, decide they can then write ‘honest and independent’ book reviews. These nasty little creatures probably belong on one of my more disagreeable lists.

4. Charging cables. Ever since the advent of the PC and then later the mobile telephone, this problem has existed. Why oh why do I need a different cable for every single device? It is environmentally catastrophic as well as being a nightmare to keep track of. For heaven’s sake, they all run on the same damn electricity!

5. App updates are the newest annoyance for me. Yes, it’s so cool having these wonderfully handy and useful apps on my phone and iPad, but after a couple of weeks you discover the curse of the ‘updates available’ icon. Is it just me who wonders why on earth they just don’t update themselves and leave me to get on with my game of Angry Birds?

5 Things That Annoy Me (Part 1)

27 thoughts on “5 Things That Annoy Me (Part 1)

  • 03/06/2011 at 9:07 am

    I'm a nectarine man myself Elizabeth. Organic preferably as they rot much faster! lol

  • 05/06/2011 at 8:40 pm

    I am looking at my two bowls of rotting produce (vegetables AND fruits) and my 30+ charger cables and powermats and feeling distinctly less like an albatross…
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  • 06/06/2011 at 4:17 pm

    Oh how I wish your annoyance was sufficient to make a standard for chargers appear. Unlikely though.

  • 08/06/2011 at 1:36 am

    Cables. Oh how I hate cables. If they can make my internet and printer work wirelessly, why can't they make them all that way?
    And why is it the minute you buy a device that *does* have a different cable, it doesn't come equipped with that cable and you have to buy it separately? *Grizzle,whine, moan*
    Great list :)

  • 25/06/2011 at 5:04 pm

    Couldn't agree more with some of these. My personal pet peeve is people who walk slowly and/or have no sense of spatial awareness.

    Example, you're walking down a fairly narrow aisle in a store, or wherever, wide enough for two people to walk side-by-side. But the person in front decides they want to walk slowly down the centre of the aisle, leaving not enough room for you to squeeze past on either side. Even worse when they decide to stop every now and then.

  • 25/07/2011 at 7:23 pm

    The “updates available” notice tends to stay there, taunting me, for a month of more before I take the time to click on it. I know my phone will do nothing else during the completion of the update process. So I ignore it.

  • 14/09/2011 at 11:30 am

    Regarding the fruit, perhaps you could throw it all into a blender and drink it? If you can stomach the idea. I started doing that a few weeks back and… all I’ll say is the body appreciates it. Made me as queasy as hell at first, though. Each to his or her own I guess.

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