Top Ten Small Things That Drive You Insane

It's only a tiny thing that's wrong, but you notice it, and it is likely to drive you mental.

The Top Ten

1 A fly flies into your ear

Or in front of my face

Very annoying. I can't stress just how much I hate them. - PositronWildhawk

2 Ad breaks at completely the wrong time in a film or TV episode

I was re-watching the Disney pixar movie Cars just two hours ago. Bloody hell, the ads came out when McQueen just stopped himself to give up his first place for the sake of the retiring racing car. That was pretty annoying. - Kiteretsunu

Was once watching Paul on Film4, and the ads came just two minutes before the end credits. Which I timed, so I knew it was being ridiculous. - PositronWildhawk

3 Small amounts of butter that have churned and become cheese

I like butter, but when there are flakes of cheese hiding in the tub, ready to be spread onto my croissant, it makes my tongue react like a venomous snake in my throat. And that's a pain I can do without. - PositronWildhawk

4 Books, DVDs, etc. arranged in the wrong order

This sure is annoying... - HezarioSeth

I once saw a Lord of the Rings DVD boxset in the shop, brand new, which was ordered as follows: The Two Towers, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Return of the King. And next to it was a Men In Black boxset, which was ordered 3, 1, 2. Plus, I also noticed that MIB came before LOTR, below a sign marked "A-Z". How do people live like this? - PositronWildhawk

5 When your web connection dies

PANIC! The world is at an end! - PositronWildhawk

Argh! Seriously! I swear Jesus would throw his laptop against the wall and use a few choice expletives! So bloody annoying! - Britgirl

6 When you buy an electronic device with two ports of the same type on either side of it

I wish the manufacturers would decide for once where the bloody hell they want them. - PositronWildhawk

7 Lever arch files that open by surprise

Who knows how many times my files have gone everywhere? - PositronWildhawk

8 When chocolate bars melt in your pocket

Why can't you make insulating wrappers? It would make the world a much happier place! - PositronWildhawk

9 Two adjecent stair banisters tilted relative to each other

A friend of mine lives in a house with said orientation. I don't know how that's possible. - PositronWildhawk

10 Inaccurate world maps

I once saw a map saying that Southampton was in the English Channel. Grr. - PositronWildhawk

The Contenders

11 When a scooter swings round and hits your ankle


12 Step on a Lego
13 When you ask someone to close the door and he doesn't do it

This always freaks me out!

14 Others treating you like a little kid

My relatives constantly speak to me in baby talk and I’m 26 years old. This is why I sometimes use earbuds and headphones while in their presence.

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Top Remixes

1. Inaccurate world maps
2. Ad breaks at completely the wrong time in a film or TV episode
3. When your web connection dies
1. Small amounts of butter that have churned and become cheese
2. A fly flies into your ear
3. Ad breaks at completely the wrong time in a film or TV episode


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