We received such an outpouring of annoyance two weeks ago, we just had to do a follow-up, but this time using some of your picks:
Since companies are now people….what companies call “customer service” by phone… submitted by Ellen J
I hate automated systems that try to resolve your issue without letting you talk to an actual person. But, I found the work-around; don’t use your keypad if they give you the option to respond by voice; the voice option allows you to bypass the system by consistently repeating “agent” or “customer service” - whereas once you use the keypad, you’re stuck listening to all those options and pressing four more extensions before they finally give you the secret extension number for reaching a live agent - a number they change regularly, by the way, so don’t write it down for future reference.
People who sit at the machine at the gym, texting...
submitted by George O
I think it's really annoying when I go to the gym and find people that are completely oblivious to the line of people there to actually work out, waiting to use the machine while that person sits there and texts.
Members of Congress…
OK....this one's mine....
People who text and walk very slowly or stop abruptly in front of you while texting!
submitted by Betty P
Companies or people that use junk as a form of marketing...
submitted by Jane I
I really find junk marketing quite annoying. This includes junk mail, pop-ups and other unwanted banner ads online, unsolicited telemarketing and/or “vote for our candidate” calls, and junk emails like the latest one I’ve been getting about “100% free vouchers for SW Airlines!!!”
(note from Terri: this does not, however, include emails from Nigeria about that lottery they’ve been running…I still hope to win that one!)
People who allow their children or grandchildren to run around in stores...
submitted by Angel H
One time while I was in the grocery store, one of these people's idea of controlling the little monsters was something along the lines of “now little Joey, you stop stabbing that woman’s leg with that sharp object that I’ve inexplicably given you to play with, and ripping all the items off the shelf while screaming about the bag of candy you want, or I’ll give you a stern look before I go back to comparison shopping….”
(note from Terri: boy, this sounds like something I'd write!)
You have been officially alerted…