People Are Annoying

The wiz and I were out and about over the weekend, looking for odds and ends for the next, and griping in a good humoured sort of way about the general stupidity of people. Not just annoying people, but real *dyed in the wool* stupid people. We couldn’t figure out the insanity of folks walking on the road, and not on the sidewalk, the people who have absolutely zero consideration for the rest of the world.
  • The people in the busy restaurant who though it was OK that their terrorist children run wild among the tables
  • the lady in front of us at the cash register with the daughter who had to be all of 11, with a belly top, and a matching belly RING
  • people blocking the aisles in the grocery store
  • people stopping in the middle of the mall sidewalk to discuss where to go next
  • people being generally slow in making decisions
I have such a LOW tolerance for annoying people, as does the wiz, and the article below, from pointlesswasteoftime.com, makes an interesting arguement about why we have such a low tolerance for idiots - because we now have the ability to weed the majority of them out of our lives, when we *do* encounter them, it’s unbearable. Read - and try and disagree ;-)

7 Reasons the 21st Century is Making You Miserable
Not enough annoying strangers in our lives.That’s not sarcasm. Annoyance is something you build up a tolerance to, like alcohol or a bad smell. The more we’re able to edit the annoyance out of our lives, the less we’re able to handle it.


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