Eating loudly, biting your nails in public, standing too close to another person in a line, and bringing pungent food to work are hands down among the most annoying things on planet Earth that should not exist. Yet, they still do, and from time to time, we all either fall victim or offender to them.

Having said that, some things are not so obviously infuriating yet they still feel uncomfortable. It’s even a whole phenomenon called “mild infuriation” that makes our arm hair stand on end and neurons go bananas.

While we can discuss what these particular things are, and they will surely vary from one person to another, there’s one social media account that needs no words. The Twitter page “Mildly Infuriating Images” does exactly what it sounds like and shares the most annoyance-inducing pics that induce this feeling.

Below we wrapped up the funniest, most spot-on and seriously angering examples, so scroll down!

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Joroches
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The designs both before and after are absolutely fine. This seems a bit of a dramatic response.

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Bored Panda reached out to the creator behind the Mildly Infuriating Images Twitter page who said that they started it after seeing a video that covered the Mildly Infuriating Images subreddit. “The idea behind this page is to get others to see these types of photos and cringe at them with me,” the author added.

When asked how they would explain the term “mildly infuriating,” the author said that it refers to a moment when you’re quietly very angry at something. It can be something so simple, like a photo shared on this page. “I feel like my audience are people with OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) or people who hate specific photos,” the person behind this Twitter account explained.

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Katie Lutesinger
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah, my arch nemesis - we meet again. *steeples fingers*

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Nadine Debard
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Europe in 2024, a unique charger for smartphones, computers and tablets will be mandatory by law.

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According to the author, what makes mildly infuriating images so blood-boiling is “something so simple to do being messed up so badly in an uneven way ticks some people a certain way.” “They think ‘how did they even manage to do this?’ And they get frustrated,” the author said.

“If I were to add something, it would be to always try and get out of your comfort zone, whether it’s talking to new people, looking at mildly infuriating images, or just picking up a new hobby, I’d say go out and do it,” the author concluded and added that it's important to remember that “you only live once!”

Day by day, hour by hour we get annoyed by little things. It can be a sock left in the middle of the house by your roommate, a car that won’t start like a stubborn baby, or an unexpected email that sends your brain cells into rage mode. Do you wonder if our reaction to the world around us, the good and the bad of it, is something we can control? And if so, do we always succumb to the same frustrations?

According to Andrea Bonior, a therapist and mental health columnist, the term "frustrating" refers to one of the most common emotional labels we all use. Most often people use it to describe difficult times in life, from everyday annoyances to larger ruts that feel impossible to get out of. Bonior argues that interestingly, frustration is likely to be the top layer of a feeling. “It speaks to a sense of stagnation or helplessness, an inability to make things happen in the way that someone wants.”

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Khara Mei
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've had of these, my eyes lit up when I got it. Do you have any idea how useful these are? Once you nom all the tic-tacs, they make the best haberdashery boxes! I've got threads all spooled and organised in the small boxes; and the big one has my bias binding collection, ribbons, fusible tape, interfacing buckram, all carded and neat. If you reuse it, none of it is a waste!

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Moreover, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the state of frustration in part as "feeling discouragement, anger, and annoyance because of unresolved problems or unfulfilled goals, desires, or needs."

“While this picture of frustration—the angry, sulking person who's annoyed at the futility of their efforts—is a common one, with a little emotional exploration, we can see that an additional array of possible emotions can underlie frustration,” Bonior explained. According to her, the first step in getting through the experience in a healthy way is to figure out exactly what those deeper emotions are. 

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Monday
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have an appointment on the twoth floor today.

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Among a wide array of deeper and underlying emotions, anger, anxiety or fear can be to blame. “A classic partner to frustration, anger is often what's going on when you feel that something is thwarting you—and your ire is directed at that person or thing,” Bonior argues.

“You want to tear out your non-working dishwasher and set it aflame, or throw your frozen computer out the window? You want to scream at your teenager to get into the car already because you've told him four times to get his shoes on, and yet it still isn't happening.”

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Bananawolf74
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I do not have the amount of hands needed for the intensity of face palm needed for any of these.

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teddybearnotsomean
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG- HOW DARE YOU MIX THOSE LEGENDS TOGETHER! THEY BELONG APART! OTHERWISE... the demons awake....

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STress
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No. No, it isn't. Damn you, carpenter!!! You had one job...

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In other cases, frustration may feel like a safer option to admit to than saying that we are anxious about or even in fear of something. But Bonior argues that “in these cases, what is really frustrating you is the fact that you want answers to something that's scary: You're looking for reassurance or certainty, and yet it's not coming.”

At the moment of frustration, it may feel hard to control your emotions, but it would very helpful if you try. Taking a moment to pause and breathe can work wonders to ease the unnerving feeling. Focusing on your breath and breathing deeply from your diaphragm can help reduce negative feelings and ease any tension you may have in your body, according to a 2017 study.

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Monday
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I mean you can clearly see it's adjustable. Clearly a student thought it was funny or OP moved it to stage the pic.

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Khara Mei
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people think that they come out better from the microwave when in cling wrap. These are typically PRECOOKED for microwaving at the office. Note as people have jumped down my gullet at stating this before - this is an explanation, nothing more.

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Šimon Špaček
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with the 'tomato' part, but I'm not sure about the 'slice'

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erinmophila_gibsonii
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Agreed: Also similar thing happens when trying to plug a few devices (computer / printer / charger etc) into a multisocket powerboard 😡

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Khara Mei
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a really old meme. If it was ever real, which is doubtful, it certainly doesn't say this now.

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LandAhoy
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But why would you buy only 4 chicken nuggets in the first place?!

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Khara Mei
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To stop people sticking their dirty hands over them, and for the branding. These are usually seen in catering, so it seems odd to see in a pick n mix.

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DC
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I HATED group stuff. Usually, every group had one guy who never did anything, didn't show up even at meetings he suggested, then stops by half an hour late when we do the final steps (like syncing sheet formatation, font, sizes and the like, correct last minor errors), demands some weird font to be chosen, doesn't contribute any further than just complaining about everything, leaves early and at least, thereby, allows us to change it back to a readable font, after we shared his work among our own to not be graded bad because of him, and as everyone gets the same, dragging that lazy POS through. I hated that guy!

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Monday
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Snowflake is on the bottom, they flipped the waffle for the display pic. This is pretty common.

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Falcon dimi
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is technicaly correct. ´nothing´ is indeed etched in stone.

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

no Frenchman would wear a beret in this colour....

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Kaa
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think they sometimes do this on purpose.

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Buren
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

GAHHH and the number sequence! WHY ARE THERE TWO NUMBER TWO?1?

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TheDivineMsM
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think one or two would have been sufficient. There's more papertowel dispensers than sinks.

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Khara Mei
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OKAY, this needs clearing up, given the lack of actual information. The top bar is 5.8g, which is discontinued. The bottom bar is 6.6g, so it is indeed bigger. The back of the packages state this, as has Cadbury - http://ms.spr.ly/l/6015nEblB

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