Traveling comes with little annoyances that tug at the back of your brain (before they turn into full-blown rage headaches). Sometimes it’s the lack of seats on a train. Sometimes it’s the lack of air conditioning when it’s 90 degrees in the shade. Sometimes it’s that flight that just can’t seem to get off the ground, stranding you at a gate with a couple hundred strangers all antsy to get to their destination. And, according to one survey, sometimes it’s people who take way to long to get that perfect selfie.
Miss Travel, a dating app for the wanderlust set, recently published a survey of 35,288 of their users that asked what annoys them most while on the road. Clocking in at number one with 31 percent? Snapchatters. But we all like to take shots and post them up, that’s just the way things are these days, so what is it that so annoys travelers about Snapchat in particular? Well, the biggest issues seem to be “travelers taking too long to photograph a certain site, not paying attention to their surroundings, and getting in the way of others.” Which, yeah…that’s a pain the ass, especially if you’ve spent your savings on the trip of a lifetime.
The rest of the top five annoyances from Miss Travel’s survey were flight delays, pay Wi-Fi, pungent food on planes, and the monsters who fail to push their luggage trays into the scanners at security and therefore stop the entire line while TSA reminds them that “sir, we don’t do that.”
The takeaway? We now live a world where many of us are more tolerant of flight delays and that one person’s reeking tuna sub than we are of someone taking 30 minutes for that perfect Eiffel Tower selfie.
Translated caption: We don’t need Camembert and wine; we need an ‘in love’ photo with the Eiffel Tower in the background