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single1-Apr-2016personal experienceBiggles Bronze Star Survey Creator by votes27255.8%


What are some of the minor daily irritations in your life?

Not the big annoyances like who is going to be the next President of the USA, or that it's not yet possible to teleport to and from work... What are the little things that irk you as you go about your day to day life?

14My minor daily irritations include:
2I have no daily minor irritations.
1I don't know.

Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 1-Apr-2016 7:04pm  
1) My alarm clock. The noise it makes. The light it throws out so that I have to put it face down on my carpet all night. The fact that I've had it for four years and haven't just gone out and bought a new one.
2) That my key has to be in the exact right position to lock/unlock my door. Sometimes I'm rushing to get out the door and I spend far longer than I want to fiddling with my lock.
3) That the clock on the church that I can see for most of my walk to my bus-stop usually shows the wrong time, so I panic and think I am going to miss my bus.
4) The supermarket where I do most of my food shopping is built over its carpark, so you have to go up a storey to start shopping. There are no stairs, just a travelator. You can't push trolleys on the travelator and they aren't wide enough for a person with a basket to step around a trolley. So every time I go, I have to stand for several minutes on the travelator, even though I could walk up and down in seconds. I really hate the travelator. Standing on the travelator, fuming, is when I came up with this survey.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 1-Apr-2016 7:11pm  
Our cat has angry, inconsolable, ear-splitting meowing fits a few times a day.
posted 2-Apr-2016 6:36am  
I was thinking about them recently. I have BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), which is a tormenting ailment, and I was wondering why I can't be of the 50% or so of men of my age who don't have it. It lays siege to a man's existence! I also suffer from eczema and other skin issues which these days are under control, so not much of an irritation. My sleep varies, but it occasions me little refreshment, and I have chronically low energy levels, but only on a physical level. I'm very busy on a project right now, but once it's over, I'm do-or-die determined to do something about these irritants. Quoting from 'Desiderata', 'It is still a beautiful world'. I stand by that, and how.
RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 2-Apr-2016 8:14am  
Temper tantrums (I work with toddlers...)
My cats begging for food hours before feeding time
Drivers that don't watch for pedestrians (getting nearly hit is a daily thing...)
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to RainingFeathers) posted 2-Apr-2016 10:41am  
> Drivers that don't watch for pedestrians (getting nearly hit is a daily thing...)

Definitely this. Being a pedestrian is about taking your life in your hands every day. There's one road I cross on my way to work every day, where drivers turn into it from one of two busy roads. They so rarely signal that I just have to guess based on their speed whether it's safe for me to cross (the faster they are going, the less likely it is that they plan to turn). I've had a few near misses.

Then there are the times when I want to cross where there is a queue of traffic. If I'm quite a few cars back, I'll just go for it, but if I'm near the front of the queue, it becomes more unpredictable. In that situation, I'll look at the driver to see if they will wave me across. If it's a male driver, they will almost always wave me across. If it's a female driver, almost never.

Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 2-Apr-2016 11:55am  
I have a toddler. There are too many to list.
posted 2-Apr-2016 5:06pm  
I do not know of any
posted 3-Apr-2016 10:29am  
Vision impaired and concerned about price of new glasses, crowded buses, waiting in long lines at the grocety
posted 3-Apr-2016 3:09pm  
The minor and major are pretty much the same.... Far left wing liberal loon idiots..
posted 4-Apr-2016 12:43am  
Planning for dinner.

Ever since I was 20, I've been the planner on most things in the family.
posted 4-Apr-2016 5:58am  
Idiots at work (aka: bosses). (Although that might be classified as a major irritation).
(reply to Gomezy3k) posted 4-Apr-2016 5:59am  
That's a major problem, not even close to a minor.
posted 4-Apr-2016 7:40am  
The occasional run is irritating sometimes.
posted 4-Apr-2016 3:47pm  
Idiot people cruising at the speed limit in the fast lane, waking up at 5 am, giving myself injections, cleaning litter boxes, making my wife a latte after dinner, etc. The entire day is basically just a series of irritating things. Sleep is the only thing enjoyable.
(reply to bill) posted 4-Apr-2016 3:48pm  
> Our cat has angry, inconsolable, ear-splitting meowing fits a few times a day.

Better than one of ours who strolls through the house meowing louding at all hours of the day and night. Especially at night.

bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to cerealkiller) posted 4-Apr-2016 6:12pm  
We keep her in a room at night to minimize that and other problems.
posted 5-Apr-2016 9:31am  
When I have computer/internet troubles.
posted 5-Apr-2016 3:03pm  
The people who come around on the subway asking for money, putting on music and dance performances, or preaching about Jesus.
posted 5-Apr-2016 4:24pm  
1. The fact that one of the castors on my office chair is broken, and I have to keep on putting it back together.

2. People who can't spell on Facebook.

3. BT Sport's inability to run a decent web streaming app.

4. Other people on the roads.
posted 18-Apr-2016 2:04am  
Broken fingernail
Cant find the can opener, because somebody didn't put it in its place.
Nephews putting trash ( in bags) out in the hallway, and not takeing the trash out on trash day, and they let it pile up in the hallway till I start screaming at them and their mom, they are adults and they can take out their own trash at least.
When I make a meal and my younger nephews don't like it, I tell them you will eat it and like it or skip the meal, I'm not making else..
Any bug that gets in the house.

Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to ihatespiders) posted 18-Apr-2016 5:24pm  
> Any bug that gets in the house.

And spiders too? smile

Good to see you here.
posted 1-May-2016 12:46am  
Being stuck in traffic enough though the light turned green because it takes time for people to start moving.
Never being able to find commonly used items when you need them (pens, stamps, envelopes, phone charger)
posted 23-May-2016 11:32pm  
I get irritated when I hear someone curse every other word, especially useing Gods name in vain.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Brea) posted 24-May-2016 9:59am  
Hello, and welcome to Survey Central smile
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 28-May-2016 11:18pm  
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 14-Feb-2017 6:34pm  
There's a gas fire in my living room. You have to turn the knob just so far very fast in order to light the pilot light, then you have to very slightly release it and turn it all the way on. Release it just a hair too much and the pilot light goes out. Release it a hair too little and it won't turn. It can take several minutes for me to coax it to light. That would be irritating enough, but just lately, the gas sometimes seems to suddenly shut off for no reason and I have to go through the whole rigmarole again.

I have a downstairs bathroom. An unheated downstairs bathroom. Brrr.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 14-Feb-2017 6:37pm  
That it is exceptionally rare for me to be able to complete even a simple short task at work without being interrupted once or twice. A huge potential source of errors.

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