I have a short fuse. I can go from one to 10, in terms of anger/frustration levels, very quickly. Fact, ask my sisters! In recent weeks I have found that nothing irritates me more than the use of the phonetic alphabet by customer service departments. All that Alpha, Bravo and Foxtrot crap sends me a little stir crazy.
I'm number dyslexic, dialling phone numbers is not my greatest skill, I am reasonably ok in the spelling department, but when people start shouting my name back at me, very quickly, using the phonetic alphabet I get very confused and agree to ridiculous things. I have a stupid surname anyway, but things go from bad to worse.
Bravo, Lima, Indigo, November, Kilo, Hotel, Oscar, Romeo, November!!
I've found myself rebelling, making up my own references just to confuse them, - Frazzle, Ketchup, One, Five - Eight, Hummus, Dalmatian (Post Code).
Pointless, but it amuses me and helps makes this tedious task a little less soul destroying.