Quick poll on the back of your comment LJPoppy.
I'm interested to find out from Quedgeley People which grates on their nerves the most:
A. The relentless barking of next door's dog;
B. The relentless screams from a tantruming toddler in a supermarket;
C. The relentless revving of a car/motorcycle/moped engine by the enthusiastic DIY mechanic next door;
D. The 8 o'clock Sunday morning screeching of a power tool by the enthusiastic DIYer next door.
I'd be really interested to know!