Modern life is a daily struggle. Here, according to a poll of 2,000 Britons for Nurofen Express, are the top 50 most annoying things about it.
- Your laptop/computer freezing
- PPI calls
- Slow Wi-Fi
- Being stuck in traffic
- People who take up two parking spaces
- Public transport delays
- Junk mail
- Waiting on the phone for the doctors
I think we'll stop there because I've already cried myself completely out. Waiting on the phone for the doctor? Well, it's a close call compared to dying of Ebola because there isn't a doctor for miles, and no decent road to carry any traffic to the nearest hospital (read adapted shed). It's simply tragic.
Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its mould, says Romans 12. If these are the things which really wind us up (I'm talking to Christians here, sorry if you're not one, please bear with me) then we have genuinely lost the plot. Clue: what is Jesus most annoyed about? Probably nothing that's in our top 50.
What annoys us doesn't annoy Jesus, and what annoys Jesus doesn't annoy us. And it should.