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5 Ways To Annoy The *Bleep* Outta People

AH, such boring, useless life you have. Just think about it: your typical daily routine usually consists of school, coaching, hitting on girls/guys (and failing miserably), coaching, putting on make-up/ hair gel… and more coaching.

So, from now on, make yourself more useful by annoying others. Annoying others is an art; master it, and you might just end up being worth something in life. Here are 5 foolproof techniques to annoy the *bleep* out of people.

Love Birds
Lovebirds tend to be jittery idiots and hence are easy candidates for harassment; the best spot to pick would be Chandrima Uddyan and Dhanmondi Lake. Stand at a safe distance, and scream out 'BHAIYYA/APU TUMI EKHANE KENO? I'M TELLING MOM!' You might think that this won't work, but as said before, lovebirds are jittery idiots. They'll have a panic attack, and then realise that they don't know you - they probably don't even have siblings. Alternately, get a little close to a particular couple and stare with your mouth hanging open. For obvious reasons, this method might backfire on guys.

Try to convince people that Marilyn Manson works for the greater good
The words Marilyn Manson is enough to annoy a lot of people, let alone ardent claims of him working for greater good *khik khik*. See how absurd the words Marilyn Manson and greater good seem when put in the same sentence? For safety reasons, be sure to halt the aggravation process before your test subject goes into killer mode.

'I used to be your friend *sniff*! But now…' (Run away wailing at the top of your lungs)
This will catch anyone off guard and will annoy them to no ends. Turn up uninvited at someone's party, refuse to leave, eat up half the food and force them to let you take part in the party games. If you lose, screech out the words quoted above and run away wailing.

Whine, whine and away…
You probably do this anyways, but you quite obviously fail to grasp the annoying capacity of whining. If you're a rich daddy's princess, whine about your parents not allowing you to buy the 5th pair of Tk.7000 stilettos this month, if you get a GPA of 4 in your report card, whine about not scoring full marks on Physics because the teacher hates you… you get the general idea, right?

Be a condescending jerk
This approach works without fail and is the easiest of the lot. All you have to do is sprinkle your conversation with 'Bujhonai? (The doubt in your tone should be evident) and snap your fingers at people's faces. Act as if everyone but you is an abomination to humanity, and that you have been sent by the Almighty to show the nitwits the path to awesomeness.

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Speak up! Stop discrimination

Manusher Jonno Foundation has been working tirelessly since 2002 to promote human rights in Bangladesh through various partner organisations. Currently, they are affiliated with 124 partner organisations all over the country.

Across the world, there are countless human rights activists who soldier on despite their line of work causing hardships and problems to them and their families. Although some human rights activists are well known, most receive no recognition for their self-sacrificing endeavours.

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