Saturday, 21 February 2015

Continuation rant

Going on from yesterday, I have been trying to decide just which irritates the most.  The nominations are:
  1. People who park their trolleys side by side in supermarket aisles and then stand either side of them to catch up on 20 years of news, thereby completely blocking all other shoppers.
  2. Cyclists who will insist on riding on the road when there is a perfectly goo - and very expensive - cycle path alongside the road.  And they are probably the same morons who insist that the rule of the road and traffic lights don't apply to them.
  3. Spam phone calls from the technical department or the computer services department, those asking me to confirm that I or somebody in my house have been involved in an accident in the last three years, and those telling me I might be eligible to claim money back from my bank if it has sold me PPI insurance.
I think, on balance, that number 3 is the greatest irritant.  I had the first of those calls at a quarter to nine this morning.  It was Stephen from the technical department.  Later, a young lady called Anna rang, also from the tech dept.  She got most upset when I told her that hers was the second call today from the tech dept and insisted most indignantly that this was the first time she had called.  I put the phone down in disgust.

What makes those calls even more annoying is that they break the contact with my Internet connection and it takes up to five minutes to get it re-established.


(not necessarily your) Uncle Skip, said...

I had my own experience with the grocery trolls today.
They were using the self-propelled carts and driving them side-by-side.
I'd thought I would get ahead by skipping an aisle.
The next aisle they were coming at me.

joeh said...

Well if I lost internet connection with stupid calls I'd go number 3, but mty pet peeve is #1.