It’s the final knockings of 2014 and once again, it’s time to reveal the most irritating people of the past year. The usual rules apply; we have excluded politicians, but can’t guarantee that a certain Mr Farage won’t make the list as we’re still not sure if he qualifies as a politician. Time will tell.
Today we start our countdown with numbers 50 to 41:
50 People who sign off emails with a single initial
49 People who send you Christmas cards, signed with the names of their pets
48 Men (usually) who grow beards that don’t look like proper beards
47 Colleagues who spend the whole day saying what they have achieved, what they are going to achieve and never spend any time actually achieving anything
46 People who share Britain First tripe thinking they’re being patriotic
45 Bankers who insist you’re money laundering if you try to make an overpayment
44 People who can’t list things in the proper order
44 Shop assistants who insist on asking how my day has been. It would be better if you just got on with scanning the shopping instead of asking personal questions, thanks very much
43 Commentators who say a striker’s shot was ‘denied by the post’. Are they saying it would have gone in if the posts hadn’t been there? Gone in where? In the imaginary goal with no posts?
42 OAPs who insist on shopping at weekends when working people need to shop. Perhaps the doddery should be given single number PINs?
41 Piers Morgan