You know what this place needs to take the edge of the relentless Christmas Jollity? One of those grump threads we do so well. So with that in mind, who would you like to see consigned to the flames for some minor transgression which they probably don’t even realise makes them worthy of damnation and an eternity of suffering?
My nomination is people who try to walk and text simultaneously in public places. The pitchforks are given a special honing for those who try to text while walking down stairs, their elbows protruding just enough to make it impossible to overtake them. Why do they slow down as they reach the end of the message? Is there some rule that says they’re not allowed to hit send if they don’t finish it by the time they reach the bottom step? Oh, people who text and walk on Tube platforms too. Is it really so hard to find a corner where you don’t get in people’s way for a minute or so?