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21 things Irish people have absolutely no patience for


WE CAN PUT up with a lot of things, but these are just NOT ON.

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1. The ten minute wait when the bus is displaying ‘due’

2. RTÉ Player’s fifty million minutes of ads every 10 seconds

3. Your chats before you pull out of a parking spot


4. Waiting for someone to stop nursing their pint when you finished ten minutes ago and it’s their round

5. Basically letting anything stand out of the microwave

6. The NCT – TELL US


7. The last ten minutes of a soccer game when Ireland is in the lead and we CAN’T LET THEM SCORE

8. The time needed to let Guinness set

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9. Waiting for a clatter of Spanish students to flood on to the bus

10. Bus drivers changing shifts but having a good ol chat doing it

11. This


12. Repeating ourselves six times to the barista so they can spell our name wrong

13. When your Hailo says it will arrive in two minutes but you’ve been there for four

14. Waiting on the rain to stop when you’ve a basket full of washing to go on the line

15. The m50, in general

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16. Waiting on your girlfriend to leave Penneys after she promised she only needed to grab one thing

17. When you’re ready to head somewhere with your mam and she picks up the phone to Auntie Mary

18. Mass, in general

19. When you pull over in the country to get directions and you realise they are never letting you go

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20. The DING, DING, DING of the Angelus

21. And the ultimate… waiting and reloading for your Leaving Cert results come August

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