Due to the current circumstances it is going to seem as if I am pandering, but I promise you, this is a real and true pet peeve.
“Look it up…”
This stems back to my childhood when I would as my dad the meaning of a word. His response would invariably be “look it up…” This infuriated me to no end. You know the answer. It is so much more efficient and time saving if you would just tell me. I promise any lesson I might pull from actually looking something up is not akin to buying something with your own money. The reward is not any more satisfying.
Games That Don’t Have Continues
I worked this hard. You obviously have put partitions between sections to signify a division or break in the game. Why make me go ALL the way back to the very beginning. Just let me continue where I left off. Cold, game designers, cold.
Coffee Shops with One Available Plug
Are you kidding me coffee shops? This is 2011. Everyone is bringing their laptop to stare at cat pix. Let me join in the fun! How hard is it to put in some $20 power strips? Let me charge my computron while I ingest caffeine. Please.
General disregard for Common Courtesy Relating to Cell Phone Etiquette
This is probably number one on this list. I am not exactly sure when this became ok, but people who pay attention to their cell phone way too much durning a hang out or even worse, a date need to be stopped. It is rude and shows that whoever is on the cell phone is far more worthy of your attention than your physical guest. You do not need to be in constant contact with whoever is on the other side. A little face time wouldn’t kill anyone. I love having the option to be contacted at any moment, but that does not mean it needs in use at all times. It is by far my generations biggest and rudest etiquette problem.
I have milked this one to death. Honestly, I have written so much about this one life changing moment in my life that if I write anything more about it the meaning will start to recede. Just to know what I am referencing it is when my girlfriend broke up with me during freshman year of college. It caused the largest overall change to myself and my personality. In essence it thrust me into adulthood. You will find PLENTY of posts about this either directly or tangentially. I do encourage you to check them out.