First on the list of irritating things is traffic jams. Going to town on
weekends or holidays is never enjoyable because of the perpetual traffic jams
that choke the streets.
The inability to
move freely is already bad. To make things worse, there are irresponsible or
poor drivers who cut across lanes without signaling, stop suddenly or generally
do not seem to be aware of the danger they cause to others or to themselves.
Then there are idiots who talk on the mobile phones while driving, or kids who
stick their heads out of the window, kids who sit on their daddy's lap, and one
day I saw a man actually shaving in his car while we crawled along !
top offenders are definitely the motorcyclists who weave in and out of traffic
without a care for their own safety. No wonder they top the list of road
Finally reaching our destination brings no joy either because
usually there is no place to park. So when we go to town, we go in pairs, one to
drive and the other to get down to do whatever is necessary. Otherwise we stay
home and avoid the irritation.
The second most irritating thing is
inconsiderate people. Examples are people who throw rubbish on sidewalks, roads
and out of moving cars. Out of sight and out of mind for them, but how about
others who have to put up with the rubbish or clean it up ? Sadly the worst
offenders are occupants of luxury cars. God knows what is behind the tinted
windows, probably some spoiled brat and their indulgent
Mobile phones ringing in public places are also very irritating,
especially when the owner suddenly become oblivious
to their surroundings when they answer the call. More than once I have been
bumped into by phone-wielding buffoons who seemed to have become temporarily
blind. And they don't even apologize.
As the world's population grow and grow,
it is inevitable that irritations will also grow as we fight for living space.
There is really no permanent solution, only a temporary one and that is to keep
way from the sources of irritation as much as possible.