Schools have finished early and next doors kid has got a friend over for the afternoon and they appear to playing a game of 'run up and down the stairs shouting'* for the last hour.
If they were adults making that much noise with the TV or playing music or whatever I'd be straight round with a pitchfork and a flaming torch. But due to them being children I feel that the socially acceptable response is to bite my lip and just get more and more wound up until the point comes that i kick the cat**.
So what else annoys or frustrates you but has you biting your lip due to social convention?
* Why his mother hasn't taken them to the park to play in the snow is beyond me.
** The cat is metaphorical, there is no living cat within kicking distance.