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What Cheeses Me Off!

20130709-152736.jpgRecently, News.com.au released an article about the fifty most irritating things in modern society.  I thought to myself “perfect joy”.  Also, these are all an occasion for grace, I learned, when I read this prayer card from the Garrison Church.  

“Draw close to God. Then you will be connected to the source of eternal joy and true divine life, which will flow into your heart.” [front of card]

1. Pressure selling – people continuously trying to sell you something you don’t want

2. Spam emails

3. Pushy sales people

4. Foreign call centres

5. Being put on hold

6. Dog mess on the pavement

7. Pot holes in the road

8. Spam text messages

9. Drivers who take up two spaces

10. Getting stuck behind really slow drivers

11. Queuing

12. Really slow people in front of you at the till

13. Rude customers or clients at work

14. Getting stuck in traffic

15. Having to stand on the train when you’ve paid loads for a ticket

16. Having to pay to use public lavatories

17. You unload the washing to find a tissue has covered everything

18. Credit card offers through the post

19. Bird mess on the car

20. Middle lane drivers

21. You put on a couple of kilos in weight when you think you’ve been good

22. Cars not stopping for you at a zebra crossing

23. Your delivery gets lost in the post

24. You hang the washing out only for it to rain

25. Spelling errors in books

26. Company ‘reply to all’ emails that aren’t relevant to you

27. Having to shave

28. Having to find spare change for the supermarket trolley

29. Banks phoning you to offer you a credit card / loan / overdraft

30. Being sold something different from what you paid for

31. You close the computer or the computer crashes and you’ve forgotten to save your work

32. Predictive text

33. Being duped by a sales person

34. Self-serve tills

35. Your partner leaving crumbs / mess on the kitchen side

36. Delayed trains

37. Getting a paper cut

38. Calling companies complaints lines

39. You miss the train by a couple of minutes

40. Realising you’ve left your phone at home

41. Banks phoning you to check your personal details

42. Losing the remote control

43. You forget to put the bins out on rubbish collection day

44. Your shopping bag breaks and you lose your goods all over the floor

45. The milk has gone off

46. Breaking a nail

47. Dishes being stacked on the draining board

48. Automatic direct debits

49. Keypad tones

50. Someone rings you and they lose reception straight away

Prayer Card from Garrison Church, The Rocks.

Prayer Card from Garrison Church, The Rocks.

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One thought on “What Cheeses Me Off!

  1. Damo on said:

    51. when people don’t call you for three weeks

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