For four in ten, “people who think rules don’t apply to them” will send their blood pressure rising, and 27 percent get irked by drivers not stopping at zebra crossings.
Another one in three (33 percent) feel the red mist descending when they are sent from pillar to post on automated company customer service lines.
A spokesman from heating experts Andrews Boiler Hire, which commissioned the study, said: “We found there’s plenty that gets Brits hot under the collar.
“In fact, reading the survey results seems to suggest we’re a nation ready to blow up at any moment.
“The state of the world over the last 18 months has left many feeling grumpier than normal it would seem, and more easily irritated by small things.”
The study also found nearly a fifth (16 percent) of adults get wound up when their phone claims to be connected to 4G or 3G – but nothing loads.
And 24 percent feel like turning the air blue themselves when they encounter someone who seems to swear “every other word”.
Nearly half of adults (47 percent) admit they are easily irritated, with being among the general public considered the most annoying place to be.
However, 53 percent readily admit that they can get annoyed by things that are, in hindsight, not worth getting vexed about.
A fifth (18 percent) have succumbed to road rage after getting irritated on the streets, while a quarter have made a “rude gesture” at someone.
Nearly four in ten have snapped at someone unnecessarily, and 12 percent have even launched their phone across the room in frustration.
And while 50 percent feel their friends, family and colleagues all moan too much – just 11 percent don’t feel “at all” like they spend too much time complaining.
However, more than a fifth feel better if they’ve had a good rant about something that was annoying them.
While 22 percent even describe a feeling of “relief” after blowing off some steam, according to the OnePoll.com data.
Nearly half (46 percent) admit they can’t go a single day without something winding them up – and 55 percent get frustrated when they see others not being as green as they should be.
The Andrews Boiler Hire spokesman added: “The things that wind us up tend to be the things that affect us personally – like being cut up in traffic, or someone jumping a queue ahead of us.
“So, in a way, it’s nice to see people taking a more planetary view when it comes to being irritated at those who don’t live as green as they could.
“And to the third of adults who have intervened when they’ve seen someone acting in a non-green way, like throwing litter on the floor – we salute you!”
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50 THINGS GUARANTEED TO GET BRITS’ BLOOD BOILING:
- People pushing into a queue
- Rudeness in general
- People thinking rules don’t apply to them
- Having to go through lots of options and being kept on hold when calling companies
- Someone who doesn’t say please/thank you
- Hidden fees
- Drivers who don’t stop at zebra crossings
- People who eat with their mouth open
- Paying to withdraw cash
- People who swear after every other word
- People eating loudly/sloppily
- Lazy people
- People not listening to you
- Traffic jams
- People slagging others off behind their back
- The price of parking
- People who take up two seats on a train
- When cyclists don’t use the cycle lane
- Petrol prices
- Delayed/cancelled trains
- Drilling at 8am on a Saturday
- Middle lane drivers
- Smokers being allowed to take multiple breaks a day at work
- Parking tickets
- Getting splashed by a bus
- Hearing “unidentified item in bagging area” when using a self-service checkout
- Pointless meetings at work
- BMW drivers not using their indicators
- When your phone says it’s connected to Wi-Fi or 4G but nothing works
- People who don’t know the difference between there, they’re and their
- People on electric scooters
- People who swear
- Missing your train
- Getting locked out of your house
- Paying tax
- People spoiling TV shows
- People who can’t spell
- Your mobile phone battery dying
- Splashing your favourite top/jeans with something
- British weather
- Having a smashed phone screen
- Colleagues talking loudly in an open plan office
- Realising the outfit you’ve picked out is dirty or needs ironing
- People who seem to get lucky all the time
- People who use “cool/slang”
- The fight to get your bag from baggage reclaim after a fight
- Hay fever
- Having to wait for your car heaters to start working