Angry Brits reach boiling point 20 times a month


ANGRY Brits reach boiling point on average 20 times a month – with people pushing into queues, rude shop assistants and people who can’t park properly being their biggest bug bears.

Researchers have revealed lengthy airport delays are also likely to make a Brit’s blood boil, as is not being able to log on to their WiFi, watching the endless, spinning wheel on a computer while it’s loading and spam emails.

The research conducted by Redring also found 62 per cent of Brits said the strains of modern life often made them angry as did standing on chewing gum, being around drunk people when sober – and screaming children in public places.

Also featuring on the list were traffic wardens, American rapper Kanye West, smokers, flat tyres, MPs and spilling coffee down oneself.

Not surprisingly then, more than one in ten respondents described themselves as ‘very stressed’, with 41 per cent claiming they were ‘somewhat’ stressed.

Four in ten of those surveyed said when they lose their temper, they are most likely to vent their anger at their other half.

The survey found 46 per cent of Brits have gotten so angry they have screamed out loud, one in five stamp their feet and nearly one in ten have even smashed their phone in frustration or thrown furniture.

On average, the research revealed that the typical adult will have four arguments a month with other halves being the person they are most likely to row with.

Nearly one in ten said they are most likely to argue with work colleagues and one in twenty said it was their Mum who was most likely to cause friction.

The poll found 86 percent of those questioned felt Britain was becoming a less tolerant nation.


1. People who push into queues

2. Bad drivers

3. Sales calls at home

4. Rude shop assistants

5. People who cough but don’t cover their mouth

6. Screaming children in a public place

7. People who invade their personal space

8. People who eat with their mouth open

9. Donald Trump

10. People talking on the phone too loudly

11. Traffic jams

12. Their other half

13. People who hog the middle lane of the motorway

14. People in cars who don’t say thank you when they are let out of a junction

15. Smokers

16. People who can’t park properly

17. Sitting in chewing gum

18. The ‘spinning wheel’ on a computer when it’s loading

19. Not being able to get on WiFi

20. Drunk people – when they are sober

21. Spam emails

22. Too many adverts on TV

23. MPs

24. People who try to talk to them when they are on the phone

25. People who pick their nose

26. People who are rude in emails

27. Leaving a tissue in a pocket and putting it into the washing machine

28. People who portray a ‘perfect life’ on social media

29. Delays at airports

30. A flat tyre on their car/bike

31. Spilling coffee over themselves

32. No mobile phone signal

33. Paying tax

34. Online adverts

35. Running out of loo roll

36. Kim Kardashian

37. Unpredictable weather

38. People reading over their shoulder

39. Kanye West

40. Traffic wardens

41. The British summer

42. Justin Bieber

43. Their siblings

44. Filling out forms

45. Their dishwashers breaking

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