This is an idea I got from my friend Susan’s Blog. I’m telling you mine. Now you tell me yours.

1. Automatic voice operators
2. Packaging for electronics
3. Headphone chords
4. Watermelon Seeds
5. Scotch tape
6. Cow-licks
7. Zits
8. Armpit hair
9. Partner-less socks
10. Missed calls

Add yours Comments – 38

  • Jhovanny

    on September 4, 2012 at 3:02 am

    Cause Strife…1-writing words in cursive style
    2-haircut myself
    3-my dad xD
    4-organizing my shoes
    5-jonh petrucci solos guitar haha
    6-eat a mango ^^
    8-But really cause strife not to love to ALLISON MACK ?

    sorry for my bad english 🙂

  • GDubleyoo

    on September 4, 2012 at 4:44 am

    And this could be a good day-

    1) Having to go back for your wallet
    2) Logins, passwords, usernames
    3) The other queue moving faster
    4) Being backed into a corner in the lift
    5) Pushing doors that pull
    6) “Please wait system updates being installed”
    7) People eating behind you in cinema
    8) Realising you DO need a basket in the supermarket
    9) Wondering why your keys aren’t where you’re sure you left them
    10) Smurfs

  • Sinodun

    on September 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Things that cause strife:

    1) Bad spelling (Other than by Americans who obviously can’t spell colour or favourite)
    2) People throwing litter on the floor by litter bins
    3) Announcements at train stations that you can’t understand
    4) Automated telephone systems that take you through multiple options then tell you they’re not open and hang up.
    5) Flaky internet connection
    6) My kids saying ‘like’ every third word (Showing my age now)
    7) Packaging on anything that you cannot open without bolt croppers or leaving the packaging in such a way you can’t reseal it (ie. pasta)
    8) Mobile phones ringing at the theatre/cinema (Hanging offence)
    9) Pickled beetroot (It contaminates everything)
    10) Intolerance (Deep I know and I am very intolerant of intolerance)

  • James

    on September 4, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Here’s mine:

    1) Arrogant Eyes
    2) A lying tongue
    3) Hands that shed innocent blood
    4) A heart that plots wicked schemes
    5) Feet eager to run to evil
    6) A lying witness that gives false testimony
    7) One who stirs up trouble among his brothers

    Also…elevators. Just in general. Sorry if I got profound there for a second 😛

  • Lucy

    on September 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

    1. No longer having a uniform
    2. Having to pick out an outfit every day for 6th form
    3. MASSIVE newspapers
    4. White deodrant marks
    5. Drivers that ignore cyclists! 🙁
    6. Spiders… Spiders defintely the most…ARGH!?
    7. The concept of A-Levels let alone the actual doing of A-Levels!

    Dearie me! 🙂

  • Becky

    on September 4, 2012 at 11:46 am

    1. Tangled phone cords
    2. Open file cabinets
    3. Poor cellphone reception
    4. A chipped fingernail
    5. A missing earring
    6. A misplaced phone message
    7. Petty office gossip

  • JG

    on September 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    1. Lint on clothing
    2. The feeling you get just before you get a cold
    3. Auto spell-check on cell phone text messaging
    4. Roundabouts (when driving)
    5. Plastic silverware
    6. Light switch that won’t work
    7. Annoying song stuck in your head
    8. The word ” fumble” during a Nebraska football game (don’t expect many others to “get” this but it’s near the top of my list…)
    9. Airports
    10. Pagers

    Ditto on electronic packaging – don’t even get me started.

  • Kim

    on September 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    1. A splinter in my finger
    2. Running out of toilet paper.
    3. People not tipping his or her waiter the appropriate amount, or not tipping at all.
    4. Graffiti
    5. Rude and Obnoxious people.
    6. Infommercials on TV
    7. Telemarketers
    8.People talking next to me at my local library on their cell phone.
    9.SPAM, on my computer, not the food.
    10.Being late for work , or for an appointment

    • HomelyPoet

      on September 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm

      A ‘tip’ is a gratuity, naught a recompense.

      Tip: a sum of money given to someone as a reward for their services.

      Reward: something given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement. A sum offered for the detection of a criminal, the restoration of lost property, or the giving of information.

  • Laura

    on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 am

    1. Throughing rubbish into a bin and missing and having to walk two metres to pick it up
    2. Blunt pencils
    3. Hat hair
    4. Facebook Notifications
    5. Junk mail
    6. When people spit on you when talking
    7. Odd socks
    8. When you run out of milk and you’ve already made half of your coffee
    9. 5 assignments due in 1 week
    10. Dog crap in the middle of a foot path

  • LanceN

    on September 5, 2012 at 9:16 am

    1. Stubbed toe
    2. long lines, traffic, waiting, waiting, waiting
    3. power outages
    4. paper cuts
    5. “aged” food in frig
    6. paperwork/red tape
    7. occupant mail
    8. computer virus, junk email, general computer bugs
    9. nose/ear hair
    10. lost lids, misplaced books

  • Robin

    on September 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    1. Self service checkouts in supermarkets rather than real people
    2.Hoovering after my dog’s fur on carpet
    3. Losing hair on my head
    4.Sneezing and trying to blow your nose when driving
    5.People not queuing
    6. Mystery bits of paper and receipts filling up my wallet
    7. Low battery warning on mobiles/tablets
    8. Going upstairs…and forgetting why
    9. Mouth ulcers
    10. Voiceovers/logos advertising other shows overplayed on tv programmes

  • CFI_Guy

    on September 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm


    1. Radios & t.v.s at a campsite
    2. Cell phones in movie theaters
    3. Drivers who talk/text while driving
    4. People who say “oh, I don’t read, ever.”
    5. Inconsistent highway signs
    6. Iceberg lettuce only salads
    7. People whose sentences rise as though they’re interrogative, even when they are declarative
    8. “To be annoyed, press 1; to get really pissed off, press 2; to get relegated to the 9th Circle of Hell, press 3”
    9. “Like, you know, know what I’m saying?”
    10. “That’s they way we’ve always done things”

  • Briana

    on September 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Things that cause strife:
    1. Moving
    2. Lost internet connection
    3. That little piece of braid that always comes out
    4. Migraines
    5. Ignorance
    6. Opening packages
    7. When you can’t hear someone you ask them to repeat and they don’t get any louder or they talk lower.
    8. Empty Dorito bags left in the cabinet
    9. People who vehemently tell me reading is stupid and that I should just wait for the movie.
    10. Being out of coffee

  • Beth

    on September 6, 2012 at 1:26 am

    1. Booking accommodation
    2. Booking flights
    3. Over-protective parents
    4. DVD regions
    5. Best friend’s boyfriend when he breaks her heart
    6. Being paid late
    7. Broken promises
    8. Definitely agree with electronic packaging and head phone cords (actually cords of any kind really)
    9. Framed photos that just refuse to hang straight
    10. Blunt scissors

  • maldwyn

    on September 6, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Hello Allison! I like the way your mind works. I would add; people whose sole purpose in life seems to be, to make others lives a misery. And also, too full coffee bars.

  • Nrusingh Mahananda

    on September 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    u r not feeling well without any reason, go & hug the special one
    in ur life because sometimes, u just need the magical touch….alok

  • Nrusingh Mahananda

    on September 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his
    punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world…

  • Nrusingh Mahananda

    on September 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    is like a road hump, it slows u down a bit but u enjoy the smooth road
    afterwards.. So don’t stay on the hump too long…

  • Nrusingh Mahananda

    on September 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I wish t be ur friend n i know u give me a chance to prove myself be a good friend on ur list

  • MimeOnFire

    on September 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Things that cause strife:

    10) That one thing that didn’t make the shopping list.
    9)) Leaving home without deodorant.
    8) Drivers who don’t wave when I let them merge.
    7) Cilantro.
    6) Sushi-craving at 3 am.
    5) Being late for the previews.
    4) The person who made me late for the previews.
    3) Cilantro. (It’s everywhere!)
    2) Bad tippers.
    1) An inkless pen.

  • Cory Henry

    on September 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    1) People who throw trash out of the car window
    2) Rude people in general
    3) Automated messaging lines telling you that you are the next caller and you are still on hold for another hour
    4) Going into the store buying everything except for what I originally went into buy
    5) Bad grammar and incorrect spelling (it’s ocd thing for me)
    6) When you are at the park and it clearly says scoop your dog’s poop and some don’t so naturally you step in it (Happened today as a matter of fact)
    7) Loud children in a library or bookstore, I know kids are going to be kids but there is such a thing called and “indoor voice”

  • Amanda

    on September 7, 2012 at 12:02 am

    1-Rude people
    2-Just missing the train/bus

  • HomelyPoet

    on September 11, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Strife: angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.

    Big government.
    People who can naught argue, so start yelling (Of cause, the loudest must be right).
    People who think; ‘Nigger’ is a racist slur (Nigger: an ignorant person, typically uneducated).
    People who take ever word uttered in hearing distance as a personal affront.
    People who think; ‘gender’, ’embryo’, and ‘foetus’ refer to people.
    Drivers who don’t stop, even after You rolled of the bonnet.
    People who leave an argument, just as it gets neurologically stimulating.

  • Dante Edmonds

    on September 13, 2012 at 6:35 am

    1. The touchpad on my laptop
    2. Nancy Grace
    3. Ever-tangled headphone chords (me three!)
    4. Dollar bill accepting vending machines
    5. Crappy drivers
    6. 24 Hour news networks
    7. People who don’t tip
    8. Zealots of any sort
    9. People who only send text messages
    10. Google auto-fill

  • emotiveart

    on September 16, 2012 at 1:34 am

    These are not in any particular order.
    1. Giving a speech or presentation at school.
    2. Headphone chords, ugh
    3. Writing song lyrics(love it,but sometimes…)
    4. Over-excitement my dog displays when seeing another dog
    5. Studying for cardiopulmonary physical therapy(shoot me please!!)
    6. Wondering if I will ever find the right girl for me
    7. Liking a girl that likes me, but has a boyfriend(always bittersweet, always)
    8. Being anywhere near certain members of my family that have treated me like a ghost
    9. Seeing the check engine light come on
    10. People that don’t see the value in recycling

  • Kate Gladstone

    on April 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    THE biggest thing causing strife for me right now combines two of the other things on soe of the lists here: cursive writing & a witness lying in testimony. There’s a legislator in North Carolina wh has been caught out giving false testimony in support of a bill she introduced to mandate cursive handwriting instruction …

  • Kate Gladstone

    on April 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  • Carmina Meneces

    on January 5, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Things that cause strife
    1.People who dislike dogs
    3.Constant App updates
    5.Line at Starbucks
    6.Light Mayo(eww)
    8.Little girls with heavy make up
    9.Public Restroom
    10.Start saying something & forgetting what you were going to say
    11.Losing my phone constantly
    15.Not marrying Tom Welling<—- Biggest disappointment!

  • Luis Carrazco

    on January 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    3)falta de sexo
    4)el desempleo
    5)un precidente subnormal
    6)que allison mack no conteste mis twets (bromita)
    7)no tener una tablet
    8)no encontrar las llaves
    9)que el movil se quede sin bateria
    10)ser feo

  • Rock

    on January 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Yup, press zero
    safety scissors
    bluetooth headsets
    seedless watermelon
    electric shears
    exfoliating and cleansing wash
    buy a 6 -12 content sock package
    text messages

    ooh yeah.

    your answer:
    people that know everything.
    number 11

  • O.D.D. OldDutchDavid

    on January 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    1) Missed calls, especially the ones where you see unknown or anonymous in your display.
    2) People talking in their mobile phones with the force of a hurricane in the subway for example
    3) The language some people are using, especially the younger people.
    4) Impoliteness in any way.
    5) Packaging you can’t open without a big knife or a pair of scissors
    6) Using the subway/metro as a dustbin.
    7) People saying they will help you and that is the last time you will ever see them.
    8) Having to change your password every two or three months and it must be something completely different
    9) Writing down your new password and forgetting where you have put the note
    10) In Dutch (my own language) writing everything the English/American way, without thinking – there is a Dutch word for that too.

  • ThatWeirdo

    on February 19, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I cant believe I’m finding this website almost 2 years after you stopped writing.. Your words are absolutely incredible! You’ve written in words the things I couldn’t ever hope to explain! I hope I run into you someday in NYC to thank you!

  • Steph Deskins

    on February 26, 2014 at 3:28 am

    1. my mother
    2. unemployment
    3. my dog talking back (he really does)
    4. guitars out of tune
    5. arrogance
    6. my mother
    7. insomnia
    8. hats that dont fit
    9. pms
    10. my mother.

  • Chris Wood

    on April 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Agree with no. 3. They are made to tangle!

  • bruce

    on April 28, 2014 at 12:49 am

    partner less socks how sad. to go through life constantly getting the boot with no support from your partner

  • jim1965

    on July 3, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Things that cause strife:

    1. Unmet expectations;
    2. Unmet fundamental needs;
    3. Unmet desires;
    4. All not responded to with true love.

  • Shane Plymale

    on December 1, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I’ll play:
    1. Expiration dates
    2. Ear hair…you have to be vigilant (Seinfeld reference)!
    3. Homeless animals (Should have listed this as #1)
    4. Overuse of the word “racist” in place of an honest debate
    5. Rudeness
    6. Taxes
    7. Shopping…for anything
    8. Dead deer photos in the local newspaper during deer hunting season
    9. Drivers who do not use turn signals
    10. Seat Belt Law for “adults”

    *** At the risk of being labeled a pessimist or a whiner, I’ll stop here.