Prolonged horn blowing when a simple beep will do.
Heavy perfumed scent--man or woman, strong enough to leave an olfactory residue on your skin and clothing after a hug or in closed spaces, e.g., elevators, where the odor can linger for hours.
Thumping high volume bass speakers in cars--especially at night and/or at stoplights.
Loud music (usually rap) played at high volume with car windows down.
Doctor instructs: "No food or drink for 12 hours" and then first thing next day :"Give me a urine sample."
People speaking loudly, walking around gesturing on cell phones in public places. Same for stalls in public restrooms (usually without the walking).
People who amble around stores talking animatedly with a mostly invisible over-the-ear mike and receiver--and come up next to you, look at you while talking, and you think they are talking to you and start to answer when you realize the embarrassing truth.
Loud television programs, with corporate or institutional advertising, played in an emergency room, doctor's office, or place where you can't escape the noise or while you're trying to escape by reading.
Receptionists in the waiting room of a medical office who, in a loud voice, call patients with a "canned" message to remind them of an appointment the next day--while patients are sitting there worried about their own issues and test results. These calls with a repetitive message are usually made in an "announcer's" voice," and delivered a sufficiently high volume that everyone in the waiting room hers who is being called and the nature of their complaint--so much for HIPPA guarantees.
People who stop and block pedestrian traffic in a store's aisle, checkout line, or return line in order to use their phone or iPod for personal business.
People who block a cashier line while they scramble to take out a purse and hunt for money or coupons or count change. Usually these people have not bothered to hunt for or touch their purse until the cashier says "That'll be $52.80, please, and then the search begins. What a shock! These people always seem a little surprised when they have to find their money even though they have been in lines like this hundreds of times in the past.
Clamshell packaging that is devised to prevent shoplifting by using large, ultra strength NASA quality plastic packages to protect little things.
You're walking along in a parking lot thinking about what to cook for dinner or the balance in your bank account when someone, far away across the lot, that you cannot see, activates the car's door lock--right next to you--no one else around-- causing the horn to blow unexpectedly. Heart arresting.
Accidentally rolling your mouse over an internet popup that presents you with no obvious way to exit.
Particularly unbearable are popups that come on line and shock your sensibilities with volume turned up unbearably loud. This is especially offensive when the ad precedes and is is totally irrelevant to (and demeans) the topic you're searching for--looking for Palestine/Israel Conflict and get Depends, Fiber Gummies or Ram Tough.
Foil covers that are adhered to cups of yogurt, applesauce and pudding, etc.with super glue. Tears repeatedly in strips when penetrated with a blade or fingernail.
Tabs too small to pinch that must be used to open a food or medical product. Same with sealed medication bottles topped with industrial strength foil adhered with Super Glue. These difficulties are multiplied by age, time of night, and arthritic fingers.
Tabs that tear just as you begin to use them--an especially egregious problem with sardine tins and the like. The tabs are gone, how do I get inside?
Newspapers with vertical half page ads that cover part of the first page, including headlines, so you can't read the news without unfolding the whole paper to remove half-page; and/or newspapers containing small or slick/glossy inserts that fall out when you pick up the paper by the fold.
"Sealed for your Safety"--all containers. I saw following article about Tylenol bottles. Here's where it all began.