A Few Tips to Cope With Life’s Annoyances

This New York Times article about coping with life’s little annoyances warmed my heart. Some people send back the magazine insert cards, since they are prepaid, why not make the advertisers pay for them? An interesting little consideration of the relief of passive-agressive reactions when you are mostly powerless. And includes this ironic tidbit

In 2002, Harris Interactive, a market research group based in Rochester, conducted a phone survey called the Daily Hassle Scale that asked 1,010 people to rank the aggravations they faced in a typical day. The survey found that poor people and African-Americans suffer the most stress from the everyday annoyances such as noisy neighbors, telemarketers and pressure at work, but it did not explain why.


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