Shelley Bridgeman has listed 6 types of annoying people. Perhaps there wasn’t the space for the rest.
Her list: [abridged]
Every day we encounter petty annoyances. Often they’re nitpicking trifles, of insufficient consequence for victims to feel inspired to form a support group or even write a letter to the editor to voice their concerns. Nonetheless repetitive displays of the same thoughtless behaviour can wear a person down. So in the interests of raising awareness of these issues and, hopefully, modifying the behaviour of repeat offenders, here is a list of people who really do need to try harder.
Drivers who won’t drive through the gap
Picture this: a car ahead indicates a right turn and must wait for the stream of oncoming traffic before proceeding. Sometimes the car immediately behind this vehicle will stop and wait as well although there is enough space to the left of the front car to drive a bus through. Meanwhile a queue of cars needlessly banks up behind the second car and a traffic jam is created purely thanks to idiocy. The sheer stupidity is only underscored when finally, much later, the driver decides he/she can fit and drives victoriously through, freeing dozens of people from an imaginary barrier. What goes on inside that driver’s head? Does he/she suddenly realise that driving through is an option or does he/she subscribe to the theory that cars shrink while waiting? Ā
If your group of pedestrians is taking up more than its fair share of the footpath’s width – perhaps because there are three or four of you, or perhaps there are two of you with, say, a dog on an extra-long lead – it’s your responsibility to make way for an oncoming pedestrian, either by going single file or by moving your dog in closer or by one of you falling back behind a friend to allow this other person to pass.
Inconsiderate backpack wearers
Many backpack wearers are either unconcerned with the comfort of those around them or have a very poor sense of spatial awareness.
People who issue false virus warnings
Before forwarding me and all your other contacts an email headed “VERY, VERY URGENT – PLEASE CIRCULATE” about an email message with an attachment called “BLACK MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE” which is said to contain a virus that “burns the whole hard disk C of your computer” please establish the veracity of this claim.
People who needlessly press the pedestrian button at traffic lights
I have two things to say to these people. Firstly, if the little red man is already illuminated then there’s no need to push the button to cross.
And, finally, people who click ballpoint pens on and off incessantly
Come on…I reckon my readers can compile a better list than that.
My biggest one is Socialists: Thinking they can just continually take, take, take.