40 Mildly Infuriating Everyday Things Most People Can Relate To

Published 4 weeks ago

The sensation of being greatly annoyed, particularly over seemingly minor issues, is something that resonates with people worldwide. It’s a feeling that transcends language and culture; nearly everyone can relate to the frustration of being jerked back by a random piece of clothing unexpectedly snagged on a door handle, for example.

This shared experience of annoyance is vividly captured on the ‘Mildly Infuriating‘ subreddit, which boasts a community of over 7.4 million members from diverse backgrounds. For many, this subreddit serves as a comforting reminder that they’re not alone in their irritation with life’s everyday inconveniences.

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#1 The Aluminum Foil Is Stuck Like This

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Pamelot: Grrr – yes. Same goes for clear plastic wrap. Maybe worse.

#2 Nothing Worse Than Rock-Hard Butter, Thin White Bread, And A Whole Lot Of Hunger

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Anne: Use a cheese slicer to slice cold butter for your sandwich. You are welcome

#3 My Alarm Clock Likes To Randomly Change Its Brightness To Match The Surface Of The Sun. This Thing Is Unreasonably Bright (Not Edited, This Thing Lights Up The Entire Room)

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StumblingThroughLife: Mine doesn’t do that, but I still cover it with a flannel as I can’t sleep with any light in the room. (I must be a vampire, lol)

#4 It’s Getting Out Of Hand. Asked To Tip For An Online Purchase, When I Put $0, It Redirected Me To This

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#5 There’s No Way Anyone Believes This Is An Efficient Way To Display Drinks. Had To Open 5 Doors Until I Found What I Wanted

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#6 I’ve Been Stuck Here Waiting For The Train To Move For The Last 40 Minutes

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#7 All The Icing On My Donut Stuck To The Bag

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#8 When You Take A Pregnancy Test And Get No Result. My husband and I are dying to find out. So, I took a test, and I did not get “pregnant” or “not pregnant”. I literally got NO results. A defective test – it’s really frustrating. Trying a different brand test tomorrow morning.

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#9 When You Tear Exactly Where It Says To, But The Bag Remains Sealed

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Marcos Valencia: At this point of life, do you still trust on easy open systems?

#10 New Sports Bra Comes With Over 20 Tags Sewn In. It Takes Surgical Precision To Remove Them Without Damaging The Bra

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Sweet Fanny Adams: Take it back for refund or exchange.

#11 My Wife Is Grocery Shopping For Thanksgiving, And There’s Only One Cashier Open

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#12 Printer Pulled This Nonsense Right Before Alerting Me It Was Low On Ink

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Black Garbage: Printer really hates OP

#13 Explaining Silent “K” To A 2-Year-Old Is Needlessly Annoying

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#14 This Is Why I Hate Paper Straws

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#15 The Giant Hole(S) In My Loaf Of Bread. We Pay $8 For This Specialty Allergy-Free Bread, And Half Of It Is Unusable For Sandwiches. I Had To Laugh

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#16 Waited Two Months For A Doctor’s Appointment, Left An Hour Early. I called and said I’d be 30 minutes late. They said, “Sucks to be you, if you want to reschedule the next availability is February”.

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#17 That’s Probably The Most Infuriating Thing About The Tape

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Paul Scheermeijer: 1 thing worse…. running out!

#18 Oh, Come On. Mildly Infuriating Indeed

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flower petals: I can *feel* this picture..

#19 This Happens To Me Every Time

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Ronstantin (edited): Wellll, the perforation on the side might be an indication for a better solution 😉 (Nevertheless, I can empathise!)

#20 This Typo Caused Me To Fail The Entire Assignment

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#21 So Close

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#22 The Way These Canvases Were Hung Up In The Bathroom Of My Local Sushi Restaurant

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#23 I Got A Free Printer From Somebody Moving, Turns Out The Ink In It Can’t Be Used Without A Subscription

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#24 Wrong End Of The Fork Fell Into The Bowl. Not The End Of The World, But Certainly Mildly Infuriating

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#25 The Pocket Size In Female vs. Male Levi’s Jeans. I‘Ve Just Bought The “Male” Model Which Fits Me Perfectly. Why Do Jeans Manufacturers Think That Women Don’t Deserve Large Pockets?

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Little Wonder: Apparently pockets “spoil the line” of the clothing, which is more important on women because as you know we’re purely ornamental.

#26 All Of My Bananas Unpeeled Themselves As I Slept Last Night. I’ve Never Seen This Happen Before

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Juliet Ware: Just get rid of that stupid banana hangar

#27 It Finally Happened. I Was Prompted To Tip At The Airport Self-Checkout Station

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#28 ATM At Grand Central Ate My Debit Card

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#29 Taste The Feeling (Frustration)

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#30 The Way The Plastic Film Doesn’t Come Off Of The Fridge Handles. Been Like This For 3 Years

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#31 When Converse Shoes Do This. I Hate When The Tongue Doesn’t Stay Centered

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#32 Spent 3 Hours On This Puzzle For This. I Swear I’ve Triple-Checked, All The Other Pieces Are In The Right Spot

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#33 This Makes Me Unreasonably Mad Every Time I Walk By

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BoredPossum: You’re in the upside-down.

#34 Wore These “Waterproof” Hiking Boots For 30 Minutes In The Rain. Now I Have To Walk Home

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Lotekguy: Now you can make a shadow puppet of an alligator. There’s always an upside in the mix if you look hard enough.

#35 For The 1000th Time, I Made The Mistake Of Touching My Ice Cream Sandwich

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Lotekguy: I never knew they could last long enough for that many touches.

#36 They’re The Same Number

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Lucius Malfoy: Not only that but the explanation is so condescending!

#37 Why Does This Always Happen?

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#38 I’m 28

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#39 You Are Given 0 Time To Interpret This Sign And All Of Its Arrows

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#40 Our Food Processor Is Battery-Powered, But The Battery Only Lasts For 2 Minutes, And I Can’t Use It While It’s Charging

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ZGutr: Why would one want such a device to be Battery-Powered ??? Are you planning to take it out on a picnic?

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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