Why should the massive problems have all the limelight? Let’s give some attention to more of those tiny problems which shouldn’t bother us but are infuriating anyway…
Those horrid little plastic things that are used to fasten price tags on to clothing. You snip them off, try and extricate them all from the clothing and the floor, and then they go into landfill.
Publishers changing the cover design of a book series part-way through, so you either have to buy the re-issues of books you already own, or have an irritatingly mis-matched set of books.
People not knowing the difference between it’s and its. I have seen so many examples of this from those who should know better, including recently a headteacher. Simple: it’s (with an apostrophe) is a contraction of it is, or it has, while its (without an apostrophe) indicates possession. It’s time for dinner. The cat ate its dinner.
Product reviews which give 1 star and a glowing review, when the reviewer actually meant 5 stars. They are skewing the ratings because they haven’t realised by now which way round the stars are. What’s almost as bad are 1 star reviews which are not reviewing the product at all but complaining about an issue with the delivery.
Cuts on your finger which are in the most awkward place to put a plaster (about 99% of finger cuts, then). The plaster doesn’t wrap around properly and then you can’t bend the knuckle. Fluff gets stuck in it, the stickiness goes when you wash your hands and you end up taking it off before the cut has healed.
Recycling bins which are so full of unflattened packaging that the lids won’t close. Hey, it’s great that you’re separating out your recyclables, but here’s a tip: boxes can actually be flattened out and then you can fit more of them in the bin.
Stickers on books. The stickers are either impossible to remove without damaging the cover, or they are easily removed but leave an unpleasant mark, so you know they were there. The worst kind of stickers are those little white rectangular ones which separate into bits and you try to scratch the remainder off using your fingernails.
Do any of these annoy you? If not, tell me what does? I will probably agree with you.