Modern life is full of annoyances, some large and some small. Indeed it sometimes seems as if life conspires to become more and more annoying every day, just to piss us off. Pop-up windows on the internet, selling you software you don't want ! Having to pay GBP3.20 for a small bottle of water from a hotel minibar! Brian Sewell's voice - please, is there no end to this pain?! Well Mitchell Symons has decided that enough is enough. He's mad as hell, and he's not going to take this any more! If you thought the grumpy old men were grumpy, it's time to think again...More annoying things: People who use finger signs to denote quotation marks. Talking' birthday cards that never shut up. Train journeys that are more expensive than flights to the same destination. Jade Goody. Mobile phone ringtones. Pubs that advertise things happening TONITE. Books on punctuation and grammar. Think of this book as therapy. Everything annoying in the world is here. Hilarious, entertaining and downright infuriating, this is essential reading for anyone out there who likes a good rant.
Mitchell Symons was born in 1957 in London and educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE, where he studied. Since leaving BBC TV, where he was a researcher and then a director, he has worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer of early editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit and has devised many television formats. Currently he writes a weekly column for the Sunday Express.