Revenge of the peeves
November 16, 2005 8:22 AM Subscribe
So, you're a student of human behavior? Ok, top this: A guy who discretely drops embarrassing or expensive little items (like condoms and shaving razor refills) into other peoples' shopping carts at the supermarket if they block the aisle with their cart. Or the guy who overpays his parking tickets by 3 cents to force his local parking authority to cut him refund checks. Then there's the guy from San Francisco who got so pissed about never finding parking that he decided to add a couple stickers to his truck so it looked vaguely like a delivery vehicle which meant he could start parking in loading zones. Petty? definitely. But damn funny too. It comes from this book out now with a bunch of stories about the things people do to get back at the smallest frustrations in life. Some of the tactics are completely pointless. But most of it is pretty clever. (The book is called Life's Little Annoyances) and I just came across the book's blog. Personally, my favs were the ones about how people get back at those obnoxious little subscription cards that fall out of magazines. At the same time, I was pretty disappointed there wasnt a better method offered for dealing with those automated voice system that never seem to understand what you say.
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