Melbourne, Sept 21 : Stinky people, unstocked supermarket shelves, lengthy queues and the office know-it-all are some of the things that irritate Australians the most, a new survey has found.
The study, which was commissioned by NRMA, quizzed participants what annoyed them the most on the roads, in the workplace, at the supermarket and at home.
Gary Dransfield, the head of retail sales and service at NRMA Insurance, said that the data reflects the hectic Australian life in the 21st century.
"Our lives are getting more and more complex and so petty and seemingly little things are more likely to irritate us," News.co.au quoted Dransfield, as saying.
"They impact on our enjoyment in life and that magnifies the irritation," Dransfield added.
In the work environment, the office know-it-all proved to be the biggest gripe for Aussies.
Next was the boss who played favourites, followed by busybodies, loud or messy employees and colleagues who try to sell things in the office.
On public transport, stinky commuters, people who cough or sneeze and commuters who refuse to give up their seats for others bothered Aussies the most.
On the roads, tailgaters, rear view-mirror groomers and drivers who fail to indicate properly really got the 'boo'.
In the supermarket, unstocked shelves, lengthy queues, people with overloaded baskets abusing the express line and groceries being badly packed got the thumbs down.