Ask Gothamist is constantly writing about the little annoyances that go hand with life in the big city. That's why we were pleased when a book called Life's Little Annoyances came across our desk. The book, by New York Times writer Ian Urbina, chronicles some of the more outrageous things people do to respond to the things that drive them nuts every day.
While the book makes a great holiday gift idea for your annoyed and often-irritated friends - people who probably aren't that hard to find in a city plagued by subway pole hugging and slow-walking tourists - it also might be a good idea to point those friends to the book's official website where you can find some great "true tales of people who just can't take it anymore.
Our favorite discovery upon reading some of the stories at the site has to this website where a mad-as-hell-and-not-going-to-take-it-anymore LIRR commuter documents heinous violators of train etiquette by snapping pictures of them with his cameraphone. Could the digital revolution, the source of many of life's little annoyances, also be the salvation of the easily irritated?