Thats what author Ian Urbina learned while putting together his new book, Lifes Little Annoyances (Times Books), a collection of real-life stories about the lengths to which some people go to deal with their biggest pet peeves.
Urbina says the biggest pet peeves people have usually involve telemarketers and junk mail ground mail and e-mail although some cant stand something as small as those postcard-sized subscription notices that always fall out of magazines.
One person goes as far as to mail them back without filling out any information just so the magazines get hit with the postage fee.
Meanwhile, another P.O.ed person is so fed up with over- bearing commission-based retail salespersons, that he wastes their time picking out a ton of things before accidently finding out he only has an expired credit card when he goes to purchase the items.
Lifes Little Annoyances is in bookstores now.
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