And that’s another thing that really gets on my goat…

09 Nov

Does anyone use that expression any more? It means pissed off, cheesed off, annoyed…

Today’s Sun Herald has this story: 20 things you could do to irritate someone.

…From a list of 32 common daily hassles, respondents were asked to indicate which irritated them.

Inconsiderate behaviour – including dinner-time telemarketing calls, talking to a "robot" and not a "real person", unfriendly or uncaring customer service, driving dangerously to get ahead of traffic, competing for a car space or queue jumping – was a universal annoyance.

People older than 40 experienced more irritation around technology, violence (on TV and on the streets) and bad language than younger respondents.

The Australian Psychological Society, which conducted the nationwide survey, said an individual’s response to stress could have an adverse impact on health, leading to high blood pressure, anxiety and relationship troubles…

One item not mentioned was silly internet polls, which is my cue to add to the number using the annoyances listed in that article. You can vote for as many as you like, and the responses appear in random order. Check the Sun-Herald above to see what the survey found.

There’s space to add your own pet peeve too.


Posted by on November 9, 2008 in Australia, Australia and Australian, diversions


3 responses to “And that’s another thing that really gets on my goat…

  1. kanani

    November 10, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    No, but I clearly know what it means!

  2. Neil

    November 11, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Thanks for voting too, Kanani…

  3. Neil

    November 11, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Aha, we have one vote for other! Must check…

    # “Noisy neighbours partying in the street (exclusively young and renting)”

    Oh yes! I agree.

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