Do you have co-workers or a boss who just doesn't understand why usability matters? Consider having that person post ticket a usability violation. That'll get them thinking about how usability affects their lives--and who knows, maybe you'll get that testing budget you've been vying for all these years, and then you'll get promoted because of all the amazing product improvements you initiated due to the testing...a guy can dream, can't he?
This shouldn't take more than 15-30 minutes to execute, and it should be a lot of fun! And besides, I'm sure you could actually list several products that are completely unusable that you use every day--admit it, you're always thinking about usability no matter what product you're using. (Surely *I'm* not the only one!) This is just an opportunity to share your frustration and/or joy.