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The 3 Most Annoying People You'll Encounter

If you want to witness the most savage, antisocial aspects of the human species, don't attack or threaten people. Annoy them. Think about it: Would you feel more like smacking someone if earth were under alien attack, or if you were on a bus next to a guy who would not stop sucking food particles out of his teeth? See? That's why violent crime tends to decrease in the immediate aftermath of a horrifying natural disaster, but increases in (merely unpleasant) hot weather. Catastrophe brings out the best in us; annoyance brings out the worst. It follows that the thing most likely to destroy civilization is neither terrorism nor global warming but telemarketers. 

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