Thanks to technology, there are a lot of modern conveniences that make our daily lives better, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have things to complain about.
A new UK survey, which could easily translate here, asked folks to reveal their biggest gripes about modern society, and the responses ran the gamut from a phone battery dying to people taking up more than one seat on the train, to cancelled or late trains to drilling on a Saturday morning.
- People not listening to you
- People pushing into a line
- Someone who doesn’t say please/thank you
- People thinking rules don’t apply to them
- Splashing your favorite top/jeans with something
- People eating loudly/sloppily
- Drivers who don’t stop at a cross walk
- Washing clothes with a tissue in the pocket
- Paying to withdraw cash
But the biggest modern gripe seems to be a pretty simple one – people not listening to you. Coming in second was people pushing in line, followed by someone not saying please or thank you.
I think my biggest gripe with modern-day society is everyone’s inability to carry on genuine meaningful conversations or be friends with people with differing opinions. Even on fundamental issues.
— Dɪᴄᴋ Dᴀsᴛᴀʀᴅʟʏ, DDS (@EviISteve) April 26, 2018