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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Most of America is annoyed by your unruly kids, new poll says

  • If you can't stand it when a child misbehaves in public or when people live like slobs, you're not alone - most of America agrees with you, says a new poll about pet peeves.
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  • If you can't stand it when a child misbehaves in public or when people live like slobs, you're not alone - most of America agrees with you, says a poll about pet peeves. A new Harris Poll surveyed 2,234 adults, and a whopping 86 percent of American adults are bothered when kids run rampant in public spaces. And the annoyance increases with age: only 76 percent of Millennial (ages 18-36) are annoyed by unruly kids while 91 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 49-67) and Matures (ages 68-plus) are annoyed with loud children. Popular pet peeves include bad behavior on flights and on the road, people who write in ALL CAPS (60 percent), and openly rude people (85 percent). Traveling in the air and on the road When asked about what annoys them on planes, 68 percent of those polled said they are most annoyed when travelers try to jam all their bags into overhead bin and would prefer it if they used a bin in a different section of the plane. If you're tempted to sleep, think of those legs behind you: 35 percent said they hate it when people recline their seats in the already-cramped coach section. For those driving on the road, Americans are almost equally annoyed by both slow drivers (47 percent) and tailgaters (53 percent). The poll also breaks annoyances down by age and gender. Males are more likely to be annoyed by slow drivers in the fast lane (54 percent) and women are more likely to be annoyed by tailgaters (58 percent). Stop complaining on Facebook and go clean your room Are you annoyed when people complain or brag excessively on Facebook? America would prefer if you would pull back. Millennials are most likely to be annoyed by complainers on social media (60 percent) and, surprisingly, Matures are more likely to be annoyed by excessive braggers (52 percent). As for other annoyances, 57 percent of Americans cringe when they see common words misused (your/you're, there/their/they're) but 43 percent don't like it when you point out grammar errors. People would also prefer it if you do your dishes and clean your room once in a while - 80 percent don't like slobs while only 20 percent are annoyed by clean freaks. Just let it go Between the Internet, going out in public and staying home, Americans can get overwhelmed with all the things that just get to them. How can you learn to let go of your pet peeves? "Assume you wake up with a dollar's worth of energy," Pennsylvania-based psychologist Pauline Wallin told Yahoo. "Do you want to spend 80 cents on that annoying driver behind you - especially if it won't make a difference in five minutes?" Most people are going to be annoyed no matter what, she says, and we need to learn to see the world from their perspective. "We are so self-centered," Wallin told Yahoo, "and that we assume people look at the world the same way we do, and have the same priorities." To view the entire poll, visit harrisinteractive.com.%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D170809%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E

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