I have this problem too. When I am away from my desk, I want the reminders.
The problem is, when I am at my desk, I don't use my blackberry. Then, when I turn it on, I have 15 or 20 reminders I need to cycle through before I can use it -- it take 5 minutes sometimes and is very frustrating.
Is there a way that I can, through a combination of keystrokes, dismiss ALL current reminders?
(Outlook has this feature!!)
It amazes me that this is not a common problem and people have not come across a suitable work around short of disabling all reminders all together.