I've complained about my current landlord before, who just has no concept about what normal wear and tear by a renter is like. I fucking mow and weed and water and repair shit and oil the counters and all this shit, and yet they send me monthly pesters like "I drove by and the grass was looking a little tall, better get out there and trim it" ; or "it might freeze tonight, better wrap all the outside faucets" ; WTF , do you have any clue what bad renters do to houses? I'm not lighting the house on fire. I'm not turning on the water and letting it run (when the owner pays the utilities), I'm not selling crack out of the house, you should be fucking happy.
One of the more unfortunate bosses I ever had was on the IEEE board for code style guidelines (that's got to be a major red flag right there). I'm all for some level of code uniformity and cleanliness, but he would literally review every checkin I made each night and send me a mail with things like "variables at line 97 aren't lined up in the same column; there's a blank line on 416 that should be deleted" ... are you kidding me? The code is basically so clean compared to the spaghetti mess it could be; there's this failure to grasp minor transgressions.
Vets seem to consistently suffer from this problem.
Every time I have to take my cats in to the vet, I get some kind of condescending lecture from an asshole vet.
Back in CA I got a long lecture about how I shouldn't let my cats run around outside because they get diseases and injuries and so on. Okay, mister vet, I'm sure that's true for humans too, so why don't you just stay in your house and never leave and then we won't have to deal with your uptight ass.
I also got a lecture about putting the food too close to the litter. Which, hey actually is a bad thing to do, and I didn't know it, so it's good that I learned, but the vet never tells you things in the style of "oh, yeah, you might not know this and here's a tip" , it's always like "you are a rotten human being who is intentionally abusing your animals".
With Chi Chi here we always get a lecture about how she was declawed. Well fuck you vet, we didn't do it, we adopted an adult cat from a shelter that was previously declawed, so nyah.
This last time we got a lecture about how fat she is. Yeah she's slightly over weight, but she's not one of those ultra-obese cats that owners actually should be lectured about.
I wrote this a month ago but didn't post it, because it's just whiney and boring and I'm trying to avoid posting things like that (I write a lot of shit that I don't post, despite how it may seem, this blog is not a direct stream of defecation from the anus of my mind; when I'm being wise I don't hit "publish" right after I write something, and 99% of the time when I revisit it a few hours later I decide it should go in the bin).
But recent events have reminded me of it so I dug it back up.
We went backpacking recently, so I was reading lots of hiking books, and I have to say - "The Mountaineers" are assholes. Every single hike description is a fucking diatribe against trail users that they don't approve of. It's not once in a while, it's every single fucking description, they just can't resist being snarky and nasty on every page. It's so bad that I can barely stand to read the books despite them being clearly the best reference material.
And it's the same kind of out of touch ranting. There are plenty of very obvious bad trail users that deserve to be complained about - people who leave trash in the wilderness is probably the worst one, people who bring up boom boxes or dogs in no-dogs-allowed areas, people who trample the flowers off trail, etc. But that's not what The Mountaineers complain about. The things they complain about are :
People who camp near lakes (because it's too high use) People who have camp fires (even in allowed fire places) ; (they mock us as "kumbayah-ers") People who only backpack one or two nights (you're scum if you don't get into deep wilderness) People who want a road that takes them to easy access etc.it's like so fucking out of touch with what is actually a sin on the trail.