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Welcome to the age of infinite irritations

Other than your winter electricity bill what else would you like to see the back off?

We could probably list 50 things that give us the heebie-jeebies.

Which would make us a world class whinger or simply a savvy modern consumer, depending on your point of view.

The thing is you don’t even have to leave the house to get irritated.

Just watch the TV news in the evening and it won’t take long before you’re throwing a brick at the stupid flat screen.

Even thinking that not that long ago we called it the idiot box – because it was a square box – is reason enough to get mad at the pace of change in modern life.

What about when you go to the chemist for a prescription and the pharmacist says, sorry, we’re out of cardboard packs for this one, is it OK if we give it to you in a round little plastic bottle?

Well, it’s not OK, but what are you going to do when it happens to be one of your important medicines your doctor says you must take, probably for the rest of your life.

Which means you’re getting old, and that’s just another thing worth whingeing about.

Here’s our Top 5 annoying thing of modern life:

Number 1. The price of petrol. When it goes up, it’s by 30 cents or more sometimes. When it starts to come down it’s an excruciating half a cent at a time.

Number 2. The plastic shopping bags hullabaloo. What a mess.

Number 3. TV ad breaks: every channel seems to have these exactly the same time which makes you wonder if it’s a coincidence.

Number 4. Soccer players taking a dive to get a penalty are a blight on a wonderful football code.

Number 5. Politicians trying to stay on message is so transparent it’s just embarrassing.




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