Here's a fascinating look at the reality of American life and what to do about it... No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances.
This reminds me of the time my mother opened the door to a children's book salesman. For some reason door-to-door salesmen irritated her beyond belief. The young man at the door shoved a large book in front of her and said, "You can have this free..."
She grabbed the book, said "Thank you" and shut the door.
The salesman stood outside trying to tell her the book was free only if she bought something but she wasn't impressed.
"That'll teach him," she said.
Hey Mom... do you remember that as clearly as I do? I'm still laughing at your audacity to this day.