Other niggles? Having DVDs and CDs wrapped in cellophane, which is virtually impossible to remove because there is no tab or that strip of coloured paper which is supposed to aid release of the product inside. Why do these things have to be so over-wrapped? Some manufacturers would say, to make sure you receive the item in pristine condition. Fair enough, but do make it easier to remove. Then the products which arrive with a sticker on them, usually with a bar code on, which, when you come to wash it, is virtually impossible to remove without leaving a nasty residue on the item, which, even after several efforts at washing, still remains. This is most annoying on books or other paper items when you can't obviously wash it to remove the sticky residue. And after a while, anything else which comes near the item sticks to this nasty gooey mess.
It seems packaging of quite a few products causes all manner of problems. Toothpaste tubes which always have a tiny bit of toothpaste in them when they are almost empty and you can't quite manage to squeeze out. This has probably been solved with those stand-up pumps which are far better and there is never any toothpaste left when they are empty. Also, tubes which are made of plastic and not metal, which I presume the old style tubes, which don't have any left at the end of their useful life.
Then there's the annoyance caused by parking machines, plenty of which are to be found round and about Milton Keynes Central Shopping Centre. You put your coinage into the machine and to the correct value and there is always one which refuses to work and falls through and comes out of another slot. You continue to load the coins in, but still, the machine refuses to work. Usually, it's a £1 coin and these confounded machines DON'T GIVE CHANGE! Which is more than annoying. Why not? Is it too difficult to create a coin-operated machine which prints out tickets to give change? Just an excuse for the local Council to make even further cash out of parking your car.
For now, that's all the niggles I can find, but I'm sure I'll find some more and when I do come across any I'll mention on this blog.