Florida Orange Juice partnered with the popular social content website Buzzfed in December 2012 to uncover America's top 10 annoyances.
Press Release- Bartow, Fl., December 13, 2012:
Heavy breathers, slow walkers and loud neighbors are just a few of the top annoyances that irk Americans each day as discovered through a Twitter scan conducted by Florida Orange Juice. To help people deal with these common irritations, Florida Orange Juice is partnering with Buzzfeed, the popular website for the latest social content to help alleviate these annoyances with a much-needed reprieve of laughter. The comedy-focused Buzzfeed campaign reminds Americans that a good laugh, much like a cold, refreshing glass of 100 percent orange juice, can help people take on the day, no matter what it may have in store.
From text conversations gone wrong to waking up to a bad hair day, Florida Orange Juice observed as people vented their frustrations in the Twittersphere. The “Top 10 Annoyances” List includes:
- Encountering typos and bad grammar via text message and email
- Delayed text and email responses
- Loud chewers and heavy breathers
- Encountering rude and disrespectful people
- Cell phone batteries dying
- Bad drivers and traffic
- Feeling sick or being among sick people who excessively sneeze and cough in public places
- Loud and obnoxious people
- Heavy walkers
- Annoying song stuck in one’s head
In addition to a seeking a dose of humor, even the smallest of actions can help one take on the day. “Something as simple as listening to an upbeat or inspirational song or going out of one’s way to perform a simple act of kindness, like complimenting a coworker, can have a profound effect on one’s mood,” said internationally recognized positive psychology life coach and happiness expert Lisa Cypers Kamen. “Happiness is a product of perspective and the colored lens through which we view the world. With quick changes like these, it doesn’t take much to maintain a positive outlook.”
To help people see the world from a positive perspective and turn daily frustrations into a good laugh, Florida Orange Juice is giving Americans an opportunity to unleash their inner comedian and provide their own take on life’s annoyances for a chance to win a trip to Chicago for the ultimate comedy experience.
Once a month through February, a new meme illustrating daily annoyances will be featured on the Florida Orange Juice channel of Buzzfeed. Viewers will be able to read through Buzzfeed’s and other visitors’ descriptions for a laugh, as well as post their own funny captions on the image.
One finalist will be selected each month by the comedic team at Buzzfeed and Florida Orange Juice. In March, Buzzfeed will select the top contest entry among the three finalists to be named the “Funniest of the Funny” and win a trip to Chicago, a city that commenced the careers of some of America’s favorite comedians.