"I'm trapped in an elevator - wait, it gets worse."
"No, Thursday's out. How about never - is never good for you?"
Tags:business, office, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, appointment, appointments, reschedule, reschedules, rescheduling, never, avoid, avoids, avoiding, dodge, dodges, dodging, unwanted, unwanted appointment, unwanted appointments, phone call, phone calls, unwanted, uninterested, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, nuisance, nuisances, mankoff
"It's too late, Roger - they've seen us."
Tags:street, on the street, in the street, bump into, bumped into, couple, couples, double, double up, double date, dating, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, out, downtown, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, unfriendly, companion, companions, dislike, like, disliked, annoyed, annoy, annoying, annoyance, married, married life, hide, hiding, dread, dreading, dreaded
"Excellent-let's run it through legal."
Tags:barbarian, barbarians, pillage, pillages, pillaging, raze, razes, razing, village, villages, barbaric, viking, vikings, innovation, innovations, innovator, innovators, invention, inventions, legal, legal department, legal departments, stab, stabs, stabbing, pike, pikes, spear, spears, spearing, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, frustration, frustrations, frustrated
"Still on your left."
Tags:gym, gyms, gym-goer, gym-goers, cycle, cyclist, cyclists, bicycle, bicycles, treadmill, treadmills, no escape, no escaping, escape, escapes, on your left, pace, paces, pacing, paced, keeping pace, annoying, annoyed, annoy, annoyance, sport, sports, fit, fitness, fitspo, cardio, cardio, running, runner, runners, marathon, marathons, marathon training
"My child's school is having an auction, so can your entire life come to a halt?"
Tags:school, schools, auction, auctions, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, unrealistic, expectation, expectations, self-interest, self-interested, selfish, parent, parents, modern parent, modern parents, parenting, annoyance, annoyances, annoying, nuisance, nuisances, co-worker, co-workers, colleague, colleagues, entitled, entitlement complex, imposition, impositions, impose, imposing
"I knew I smelled something funny."
"I'm not listening to any radio program. I'm listening to my wife!"
"Excuse me, sir—care to take a moment to check out my new clipboard? Ma'am? I just got a new clipboard. New clipboard, anyone? Anyone?"
Tags:clipboard, clipboards, poll, polls, polling, pollster, pollsters, street scene, street scenes, solicit, solicits, soliciting, solicitor, solicitors, solicitation, sell, sells, selling, seller, sellers, survey, surveys, surveying, annoy, annoys, annoying, annoyance, irritating, irritate, irritates, stop people, stops people, stopping people, pedestrian, pedestrians
"Could you stop making that breathing sound?"
Tags:breathe, breathes, breathing, snore, snores, snoring, annoyance, annoyances, annoying, annoy, annoys, irritate, irritations, irritations, irritates, irritating, noise, noises, sound, sounds, share a bed, sharing a bed, married couple, married couples, spat, spats, fight, fights, argument, arguments, loud breathing, loud breathers, couple, couples
"You've reached 911, and there's someone here who wants to say hello."
Tags:say hello, saying hello, pet, pets, pet lover, pet lovers, cat, cats, cat lover, cat lovers, 911, emergency, emergencies, emergency operator, emergency operators, cute, cuteness, overly cute, casual, out-of-place, police, call the police, calling the police, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, modern life, cat owner, cat owners, cat person, cat people, feline, felines, hold, holds, holding, on hold, emergency response, emergency responses, emergency response system, emergency response systems
"Honey, wake up! I just remembered something you did that annoyed the hell out of me!"
Tags:wake, wakes, wake up, waking up, husband, husbands, annoy, annoys, annoyance, annoyances, grievance, grievances, complaint, complaints, complaining, complain, complains, irritation, irritations, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, communication, communicate, communicates, communicating, gripe, gripes, griping, irritating, annoying habit, annoying habits, air, airs, airing, problem, problems, marriage problem, marriage problems
"Just because you collect them doesn't make them collectibles."
Tags:collectible, collectibles, tchotchke, tchotchkes, trinket, trinkets, hobby, hobbies, hobbyist, hobbyists, straw, straws, collector, collectors, spouse, spouses, wife, wives, husband, husbands, slob, slobs, annoyance, annoyances, irritation, irritations, argument, arguments, spat, spats, row, rows, disagreement, disagreements, frustration, frustrations
A man moves to shoot the last leaf from a tree in autumn.
Tags:autumn, fall, rake, rakes, raking, leaf, leaves, leaf pile, leaf piles, yardwork, yard work, garden, gardens, gardening, impatient, impatience, frustration, frustrations, annoyance, annoyances, annoying, last leaf, october, november, chore, chores, front yard, front yards, shoot, shoots, gun culture, gun misuse, shotgun, shotguns, hair trigger, hair triggers, temper tantrum, temper tantrums
"I find the yoga helps me to be more irritating."
Tags:yoga, annoyance, annoyances, annoying, irritation, irritations, irritating, new age, hippy dippy, incessant, lifestyle, lifestyles, healthy lifestyle, healthy lifestyles, health nut, health nuts, yoga instructor, yoga instructors, yogi, guru, gurus, exercise, exercises, exercising, stretch, stretches, stretching
"Wilfred, did you leave the lid off the body glitter?"
"God, I'll be glad when his genius grant runs out"
Tags:grant, grants, genius, excused, special privileges, oddball, oddballs, benefit of the doubt, nuisance, nuisances, annoyance, annoyances, annoying, irritating, irritated, irritation, behaving badly, bad behaviour, drunk and disorderly, drinking, drunk, drunks, disruptive, disruptive behaviour, excuse, excuses
Tags:narrow escape, narrow escape, surprise, surprises, surprise party, surprise parties, introvert, introverts, antisocial, unsociable, modern life, birthday, birthdays, birthday party, birthday parties, overhear, overhearing, overheard, socialising, socializing, cloak and dagger, annoy, annoyed, annoyance
"I'm not trying to sell you anything, sir. I'm doing market research, and all I ask is two or three hours of your time to answer a few thousand questions."
Tags:marketing call, marketing calls, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, market research, marketing research, nuisance, nuisances, cold call, cold calls, cold calling, annoyance, annoyances, irritate, irritates, irritating, frustrate, frustrates, frustrating, frustration, frustrations, question, questions, questioning, survey, surveys, surveying, poll, polls, polling, pollster, pollsters
"Government surveillance I don't mind. What disturbs me is the bad jokes my friends constantly make about our calls being monitored."
Tags:government surveillance, surveillance state, surveillance states, monitor, monitors, monitoring, friend, friends, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, joke, jokes, kid, kids, kidding, paranoid, paranoia, panopticon, panopticons, all-seeing, all-seeing eye, all-seeing eyes, listen in, listens in, listening in, phone call, phone calls, phone, phones, cellphone, cellphones
Tags:fussbudget, fussbudgets, curmudgeon, curmudgeons, crank, cranks, cranky, irritable, irritation, annoyance, annoyances, pessimist, pessimists, annoying, annoyed, misanthropist, misanthropists, misanthropy, self-loathing, public transportation, mechanical things, grievance, grievances, unhappiness, frustration, aggravation, dissatisfaction, anger
"I've had a request. Nonetheless, here's another song."
Tags:pianist, pianists, piano player, piano players, lounge singer, lounge singers, request, requests, ignoring advice, selfish, selfishness, music, taste in music, performance, performances, live performance, live performances, piano man, piano men, crooner, crooners, aloof, set list, set lists, stop, stops, stopping, halt, halts, halting, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, irritating, irritation, irritations, heckler, hecklers, heckling, heckled, song request, song requests
"Hi, I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn."
Tags:professional, professionals, door to door, door-to-door, sales, salesmen, salesman, connection, connections, network, networking, networks, networked, social media, social, media, door, door knocking, knocking, unsolicited, invitations, request, requests, invitation, obtrusive, annoying, annoyance, apartment, apartments, urban, urban life, urban living, modern, modern life, modern living, internet, the internet, tech, business, businesses, corporation, corporations, corporate
"Officer, everything in the world is bothering me."
Tags:police report, police reports, complaint, complain, complains, complaining, annoyance, annoyances, grievance, grievances, patrol, patrols, patrolling, bother, bothers, bothering, petty, pettiness, officer, officers, patrol officer, patrol officers, local police, police department, police departments, waste of time, wastes of time
Sometimes a Good Excuse to Get off the Telephone is Hard to Find
Tags:called away, excuse, excuses, phone call, phone calls, overlong, overly long, chat, chats, chatting, chatty, talk, talks, talking, conversation, conversations, endless, endlessness, polite excuse, polite excuses, good excuse, good excuses, lie, lies, white lie, white lies, break free, breaks free, breaking free, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, annoyance, annoyances, annoying, irritation, irritations, irritating