The Most Annoying Things In Life (And What To Do About Them)

What is it that drives you the most crazy about the world? Cold calls? Aggressive sales pitches? 


In this post, we find out. In it, we list the most annoying things in life and what you can do about them.


Queuing For Groceries

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In an ideal world, you’d roll up to the store, put your groceries in your cart, and then checkout in the space of a few minutes. But that’s rarely how it works in practice. Going to the grocery store is often an ordeal thanks to long queues. 


What can you do about this? Skip the queues entirely. Don’t bother going to the store at all. Instead, just order your food online. 

Failing that, go to the store off peak, either early in the morning or late at night. Grocery stores tend to become incredibly quiet in the evening, particularly after 9 pm. 


Bird Mess On The Car


Birds seem to have a habit of going to the bathroom precisely on top of your car when they fly. But don’t worry: pigeons aren’t deliberately targeting you in some grand conspiracy. Instead, droppings are just a lot more conspicuous when they are on your vehicle. 


If you leave your car outside, there isn’t much you can do about this. However, if you have a garage, you can clear a space for your vehicle and store it inside while you’re not using it. Not only does this solve the pigeon problem, but it also helps to protect your vehicle from the elements as well. 


Rude Customer Service Reps


If there’s a problem with your utility bill, what’s the first thing that you do? Usually, you call up customer service. Most of the time, reps follow a script designed to avoid any direct conflict or insulting customers. However, sometimes, sales reps veer off script and say things that they shouldn’t, leaving you irate. 


If you want to avoid this, try to avoid calling directly (unless you absolutely have to). Instead, fix your issue over chat. Usually, chat reps simply cut and paste responses to your queries and, most of the time, this is helpful. What’s more, they tend to remain quite neutral, so their emotions don’t come into the picture, even if you are feeling unhappy. 


Slow Phone

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Have you noticed that your phone acts really slow only when you need it to go fast? If so, you’re not alone – many people have to contend with this issue. As phones get older, they accumulate more junk files and apps, and that slows them down. 


You can solve this issue by using an iPhone cleaner app. This removes anything from your phone that could affect performance, helping it to function better over time. It deletes temporary files and lets you uninstall other apps that are hogging system resources. 


Bad Milk


Nothing is more annoying than waltzing down to your fridge in the morning, taking out a bowl of cereal and pouring bad milk all over it. Not only is it a massive inconvenience, but now you have to find something else for breakfast. 


You can solve this problem in a couple of ways. First, you can use UHT milk – it has an almost indefinite shelf life. Or you can keep a backup supply of plant milks in your pantry, since these can last a long time even at room temperature. 


Another idea is to freeze milk until you need it. Again, this way, it will always last. 


Spam Emails


Spam emails are becoming rarer thanks to efforts by companies like Google to reduce the number reaching people’s inboxes. However, they are still an issue for some people. When you open your inbox, you’re greeted with a deluge of marketing spam that doesn’t really help you. 


Spam emails, though, don’t have to be a feature of your life. You can easily avoid them. One method is to change email provider to a company that provides a better spam-filtering service. 


Paying For Public Lavatories


When you need the bathroom, the last thing you want is to have to pay to use the public lavatory. It’s not the cost that’s the problem, it’s the fact that you don’t always have the right change. Who carries coins around with them anymore anyway? 


Again, the trick here is to keep a bag of change in your car. It’s easy to do. Just go to the bank and ask for a certain amount – maybe $20 – in quarters, nickels and other denominations. Then, whenever you need to use a restroom, you can.

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