Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
- Debbie Harry
Inappropriate 'holding' music while in a call centre queue; someone's mp3 player whistling in your ear on the bus; the
demise of 'watercooler moments' on TV to talk about; the encroachment of technology into our already stressful lives; the
rise of text English?: yes, modern life can certainly be a bit rubbish.
So, what are the most aggravating aspects of 21st century living, and how do we deal with them?
Do you miss the days when the whole family gathered around the TV for those weekly highlights?
Is modern noise pollution making you see red on your daily commute?
Do you bemoan the state of the written word and the rise of the text abbreviation? Could we ever return to the age of letters?
Has the mobile phone removed any trace of civilised behaviour from the planet?
Ever wish you were following a shire horse across a field instead of a mouse across a desk top?