Benefit scroungers top UK's '100 most annoying things' list

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London, Oct 4 : Benefit scroungers have topped the UK list of '100 most annoying things for 2008.'

The Lactofree survey for the most irritating things this year has claimed that people in UK have high disregard for benefit scroungers, followed by the credit crunch, which stands at the second place.

Irritating tailgaters claims the third spot, while those much-hated cold callers take the fourth position in the poll.

People who read over your shoulder make many Britons furious and are standing at the fifth position.

And ironically, Prime Minister Gordon Brown also features high above in people's hate-list, and has been placed at number six.

At number 7, is Fiona Phillips-the 47-year-old breakfast presenter who is known for her cringe-worthy interviews, especially her on-screen gaffes. ritons have claimed that being bloated makes them cringe a lot, and have thus ranked it at the eighth position.

Rounding up at number nine and ten are rising fuel prices and falling house prices respectively.

"It highlights how intolerant we are as a nation, with even the smallest things really annoying us," The Daily Star quoted Louise Barton, from dairy drink Lactofree, as saying.

Brits' 100 most annoying things for 2008 are:

1. Benefit scroungers

2. The credit crunch

3. Tailgaters

4. Cold callers

5. People reading over your shoulder

6. Gordon Brown

7. Fiona Phillips

8. Being bloated

9. Rising fuel prices

10. Falling house prices

11. The wet summer

12. Middle lane drivers

13. Constipation

14. Bossiness

15. Slow internet connections

16. Being put on hold

17. Pregnant women smoking

18. Someone nicking your parking spot

19. Stepping in dog poo

20. Jehovah's Witnesses

21. Debt companies advertising on TV

22. Skinny people who complain they are fat

23. Queue jumpers

24. Bullying

25. Noisy neighbours

26. Nosey neighbours

27. People parking in disabled bays when they aren't disabled

28. Junk mail

29. Snobs

30. Noisy eaters

31. Dog owners who don't clean up after their pets

32. People putting our Olympic achievements down

33. Novelty ringtones

34. Automated phone systems

35. Chavs

36. People who walk slowly

37. People who take their kids to shops and let them run riot

38. Amy Winehouse

39. Sienna Miller's love life

40. Rude shop staff

41. Wasps

42. Diarrhoea

43. Cristiano Ronaldo

44. People who have their mobile turned off when you really need to get hold of them

45. Dannii Minogue

46. Mosquitoes

47. Kids kicking the back of your chair on a plane

48. Hangovers

49. The hot water running out when you want to take a bath

50. Buses not arriving on time

51. Heather Mills

52. James Blunt

53. Reformed smokers

54. People talking on their mobile on public transport

55. Headaches

56. The smoking ban

57. Toothache

58. Litter bugs

59. Spots

60. People who write "text back" in texts

61. Scientology

62. Russell Brand

63. Screaming kids

64. Alistair Darling

65. Traffic wardens

66. Americans

67. Roadworks

68. Big Brother

69. Pete Doherty

70. Runny nose

71. PDAs (public displays of affection)

72. Flat tyres

73. Ashley Cole

74. Tax returns

75. Finding out that you've run out of toilet paper when you really need

the loo

76. Boasters

77. Not having change when you really need it

78. Carol Vorderman

79. Paper cuts

80. Stepping in chewing gum

81. Bad hair days

82. Charley Uchea off Big Brother

83. Mothers-in-law

84. Cashiers giving you your change on top of a receipt

85. Posh Spice

86. CDs that jump

87. Stubbing your toe

88. Getting something in your eye

89. Losing your glasses

90. Cat hair that sticks to your clothes

91. Children who cough in your face

92. Losing your passport

93. People ramming the back of your heels with trolleys

94. Rubbish opening times at doctors and dentists

95. Kate Garraway

96. Email spam

97. People using mobiles in the quiet carriage on the train

98. People who don't remove their shoes in the house

99. Naomi Campbell

100. Troublesome computer printers

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