Some things really just set people off. Other than not getting the end of sellotape, here are five little things guaranteed to get you going.
I’m sure a few things pop into your head when you think about annoying things we have to deal with on a daily basis. Annoying things that annoy the crap out of you that is.
According to an article from Cracked, there’s scientific reasons why the following five things annoy and irritate us everyday. Some of these annoying things are governed by laws and systems that most of us aren’t even aware of. Therefore, here we go:
2. Road Rage
Whatever pisses you off on the road has a lot to do with your personal space and seeing your car as territorial space. Imagine someone cutting you off on the street. When a person does cut you off they usually say ‘sorry‘ or show some sort of apologetic behavior. We usually forgive them, but when we are driving…Cracked explained: “When driving a car, we humans consider our vehicles a part of our territorial space. So when someone cuts us off, or behaves discourteously, we instinctively react as if someone had run into us on the street and then ignored us completely.” This eventually causes Road Rage and motivates people to flip the bird as often as they can.
3. People walking slowly in front of you
Mathematicians found that as crowds get denser on busy streets, people tend to shift positions in order to walk at their own pace. This eventually leads to people walking in rough V shapes rather than straight lines. “This un-aerodynamic form slows down the whole crowd, because the people behind them have to leave more space to avoid bumping into them. Think of it like Tetris: Horizontal lines fit right on top of each other, while triangles would fill up the screen quickly. If you get enough of this type of group,the crowd will slow almost to a halt.” This is when you lose your shit.
4. People talking on their phones in public
People tend to get irritated when they overhear a conversation on a cellphone in public. Why would this be, though? Apparently only hearing one side of the conversation distracts us immensely. You will find yourself thinking about what the other person is saying and then it becomes like a puzzle for the human brain.
5. When crowds get ‘pushy’
If something blocks people from where they want to go, they tend to get pushy and impatient. As people in front see an open space and move forward, everyone else in line also moves forward leaving everybody squished and in each others faces. Just get off my back, please.