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The Most Annoying Things About Modern Life

The Most Annoying Things About Modern Life

Smartphones, loud music, people taking our place on the train, that horrible person that has bought the ticket for the concert before you, snail-speed internet; these things make us feel like the world is falling to pieces… oh! I almost forgot that moment where you look at your phone and see that you have only 5% battery left. It’s not easy to survive this world, right? Well, it is complicated but today we’re going to discover the 50 most annoying things about modern life. Ready? We’re waiting for you in The Irish Rover, Pangea, Rhino, Xelavid, Areia and Friends’ Tavern!

Here you have the top 50 most annoying things about modern age according to The Independent. Let’s see if you agree or not and if some of the annoying things have happened to you.

PART 1:

  1. Your laptop/computer freezing
  2. PPI calls
  3. Slow Wi-Fi
  4. Being stuck in traffic
  5. People who take up two parking spaces
  6. Public transport delays
  7. Junk mail
  8. Waiting on the phone for the doctors
  9. When people chuck their rubbish out of the car window
  10. People who don’t use their indicators

Discussion questions:
1. Did anything of these annoying things happen to you?
2. It seems that most of the annoying things of this first part are related to driving, any other annoying things when driving? What’s your experience been?

PART 2:

  1. Pot holes
  2. Stepping in dog muck
  3. When you hold the door open for someone and they don’t say thank you
  4. The rising cost of living
  5. When people let their children misbehave in restaurants
  6. Rude sales assistants
  7. Screaming kids
  8. Buying property
  9. When people hold a conversation in a doorway
  10. People cancelling on you

Discussion questions:
1. Did anything of these annoying things happen to you?
2. What’s the thing about a person that annoys you the most?
3. What’s your experience with restaurants, waiters and children? (They’ve been mentioned in this part 2)

PART 3:

  1. Noisy neighbours
  2. Reality TV shows
  3. Road works
  4. Middle-lane hoggers
  5. Your delivery gets lost in the post
  6. Computer jargon
  7. Forgetting your password
  8. Council tax
  9. People talking overly loud on public transport
  10. People who cycle on pavements

Discussion questions:
1. Did anything of these annoying things happen to you?
2. Do you like your neighbours? Have you ever had any problems with them?
3. Do you trust online shopping? Have you ever had any problems when buying things on the internet?

PART 4:

  1. Finding the start of the sellotape
  2. When people start boarding the train before everyone has gotten off
  3. Slow walkers
  4. People talking in the cinema
  5. Train fares
  6. Ordering something online and it is damaged
  7. Queuing for the self-service checkout
  8. People chewing gum with their mouth open
  9. Being charged for extra luggage at the airport
  10. Mums on Facebook who constantly upload pictures of their kid

Discussion questions:
1. Did anything of these annoying things happen to you?
2. What annoys you the most about social networks?

PART 5:

  1. Getting stuck behind a tractor
  2. Cyclists on the road
  3. Paying your bills
  4. Speed cameras
  5. Motorcyclists weaving in and out of the traffic
  6. Not having enough change for the car park
  7. Twitter trolls
  8. A partner snoring
  9. Loud music
  10. People asking questions when your programme is on

Discussion questions:
1. Did anything of these annoying things happen to you?
2. Name things about yourself that can annoy other people

 

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