09/04/2012 02:44 pm ET

9 Things We're Not Looking Forward To This Week (PHOTOS)

It's the Tuesday after Labor Day and we're back in the office. Oh, joy.

Since the dawn of time, working stiffs have been annoyed by the same basic things day-in and day-out: the awkward and annoying conversations, the technology that never quite works, hearing everyone weigh in on every single item in the news. Of course, it's better to have a job than not, but it doesn't make these daily annoyances any less grating.

So here's a quick salute to those topics of conversation and events which almost everyone would prefer to avoid this week. What are you not looking forward to this week?