We’ve all been there. Having an absolutely carefree day, enjoying the cloudless sky when the smallest thing makes us tick, and suddenly the whole world has exploded into shambles.
For me, it’s being at a dinner party, enjoying my meal and the company I’m in when someone cuts their steak too aggressively and their knife grazes the plate just so — resulting in the shrill sound I can only compare to a nails-on-a-chalkboard moment.
Whatever minor misfortunes annoy the hell out of you, you can be sure, thanks to the internet, that you’re not alone.
Below, 18 of the most universally infuriating misfortunes that’ll be sure to give you a panic attack. Or at least make you really, really cringe.