We do this periodically, but it’s fun and can be cathartic. And every once in a while, someone comes up with a new one.
It’s all just opinion, so mention anything you want: large or small, trivial or earth-shattering, purest evil or just part of life’s minor annoyances. Vent, rant and whine if you want, or just add to the list.
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Telemarketing in all its incarnations.
‘Card handling fee’ ‘Processing charge’ and other imaginary bits that get added on, transforming a small, reasonable fee into way more thay you were expecting.
Spam and particularly the practice of backscattering (putting an innocent person’s email address as the ‘Reply to’ address). I seriously think this should carry a ten year prison term or amputation of the hands, given how much trouble it can cause. At the moment it’s a crime that carries no penalty.
Ann Coulter. Surely one of Mengele’s experiments gone horribly wrong?
People who just cannot, will not, turn up on time for anything, no matter how important it is, or how much it inconveniences everyone.
Saturation-level crud clogging up the internet. At the moment it’s that ‘Mom / white teeth’ thing and that online medieval ‘free forever’ game that isn’t. I’m amazed that it’s actually financially viable for anyone to spend this much on ads.
Rap music. It’s just my opinion, so no need to flame.
Leafblowers. So loud, so annoying, so unnecessary.
Postal strikes. We’re having lots of these here in the UK at the moment. They just don’t make sense, even from the strikers’ point of view.
Astrology. That anyone still believes this nonsense, in this day and age, is just mindblowing, and has disturbing implications for democracy. How shall we best govern ourselves and determine how we organise our society? I know, let everyone have a say, including this person who believes that the position of Neptune is actually relevant to whether she should go for that job interview.
Rock stars and politicians who urge us all to live in a more ecologically aware way and to be more frugal, while living in 26 room mansions and being chauffeured around in limousines.