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7 enraging habits you're not allowed give out about

Oh no, please, sneeze again.

HOW MANY OF you are suppressing buckets of rage about the annoying things the people around you do?

It’s time to break down some politeness barriers and be honest about the habits that make us want to maim people:

Sneezing

They can’t help it, and you do it yourself regularly, but listening to other people sneezing is actually an accepted motive for homicide in some cultures.

And yet, all you can do is smile politely and grudgingly mutter a “bless you”.

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Repeating themselves on the phone

Not only do you have to listen to them, you have to listen to them saying the same thing over and over again.

Grounds for a dig, if you ask us. And yet no dig can be given.

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Eating loudly

Oh, enjoying that apple, are you? Relishing that packet of crisps? Really going for that bowl of soup?

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No, no, smack your lips together a little bit louder. I DON’T THINK THE MARS CURIOSITY ROVER HEARD YOU!

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Sniffing

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The even more annoying little brother of the sneeze, the sniff can chip away at your steely resolve and self control hour after hour, until you leap Hulk-like from your chair to confront the offending sniffer….

… but turn on your heel as if you had meant to go to the kitchen, because again, you can say nothing.

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Singing

Not just singing, but humming, trilling, whistling, la-la-la-ing.

STOP IT. STOPITSTOPITSTOPIT!

Whispering

You know that particular brand of whispering where people think they’re being quiet, but they’re making such a whistling din that they might as well be roaring from the rooftops?

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That. That sound must die.

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Hitting “reply all”

There is no polite way to tell someone to stop hitting reply all.

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Unless you want to be that person, you just have to grin and bear it.

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What drives you mad? Come on, don’t be shy…

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Emer McLysaght

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