The top 50 things which make Norwich dads grumpy

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From the lights being left on, to standing on Lego that has been left lying around, they are the sorts of things likely to raise the blood pressure of any father.

From the lights being left on, to standing on Lego that has been left lying around, they are the sorts of things likely to raise the blood pressure of any father.

Now, a complete list of the biggest pet peeves for dads has been compiled, as part of new research into establishing their greatest grievances.

The lights being left on came in at number one, followed by cold callers in the evening. Others, outside the top ten, include always getting socks for presents, having the heating on too high and reality television star Kim Kardasian.

Also mentioned was, children not eating their meals, but complaining they are hungry later on

The research, conducted in Norwich, also found that more than a quarter of fathers in the city admitted to always being cranky. Seventy per cent said they felt themselves getting grumpier as they grew older.

The peak age for grumpiness, however, was found to be 38.

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Pollyanna Haigh, from Merlin Annual Pass – which sells tickets to a range of attractions – who commissioned the research, said: 'From our experience dads will openly admit they have a reputation for being the grumpy ones of the family, and we wanted to see if this really was the case, and this survey suggests it is.'

The study found that these grumbles are not a rare occurrence, with the average father admitting to around nine grumpy episodes per week.

Luckily for families though, 57pc reckon they are at the most grumpy during the working week, coming out of their mood in time for the weekend.