The above image is from one of our English Corner diaries. The student was annoyed and angry because a teacher made fun of her dark complexion.
Have you had any annoying experiences lately? Who has annoyed you—strangers, friends, classmate, colleagues, siblings, parents, teachers? What did they do? Why do you think they did such an annoying things?
Unfortunately, you can find annoying people just about anywhere, but what can you about it?
How can you calm yourself down and put things in perspective (e.g., realize something is not that important)? If you get very frustrated how can you vent your feelings?
Is there anything you can do to stop the person from doing the thing(s) that annoy you?
What about yourself? Are you annoying others in any way?
A couple of things annoy me these days. One is when people near me on the bus are talking loudly on the phone. The other annoyance is that drivers near my home never use their turn indicators when turning (almost every driver fails to do this); this habit is quite dangerous as there are a lot of children around and pedestrians cannot anticipate whether or not a car will turn into the street they are about to cross. To deal with the first annoyance, I often bring a MP3 player with me so that I can block out the sound. I am still thinking about how to deal with the second problem.
What about you? Who is annoying you, how are they doing it and how can you deal with it?