Life's Little Annoyances

When New York Times reporter Ian Urbina wrote a cover story in the paper about the clever extremes people go to in an effort to exact some retribution against the petty aggravations that make us all nuts, he never expected it to become the most emailed article on The New York Times website..

He also didn’t expect the avalanche of responses he received detailing other ingenious tactics people have employed to thwart telemarketers, rude office mates, oblivious pet owners, and those idiots that forward chain emails.

Urbina has collected these true tales of passive aggressive retaliation into a book entitled Life’s Little Annoyances.

He’s also started a blog which doesn’t suck (a pet peeve of mine). Check it out, it’s pretty funny…

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