Wednesday, November 28, 2012

When People Don't Push in Their Chairs

I was at a seminar today and the room was set up with a bunch of long skinny tables in narrow rows, and chairs behind them for people to sit. After the seminar was over, we all got up to leave. However, my path was impeded by multiple chairs because people just stood up and didn't push in their chairs. Yeah, okay, it wasn't a huge deal for me to move the 4 chairs in so I could get by, but this happens all the time in other places (the library, restaurants, my office conference room [*coughcough* all my office-mates who read this]) and it pisses me off!  Maybe this is just one of those things that drives me bananas but it makes no sense at all, like my hatred for windshield wiper overuse. Except there it doesn't even impact me at all, and here there is a chair physically in my way. I'd like to say that today is just an especially cranky day for me since I have a lot going on at school and in life, but that would be a total lie; the chair non-pushing-in thing annoys me even on the best of days. In summary, be polite, and push in your chairs. Always.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Flight Delays

Does this really need any explanation? Who likes inefficient airlines that put you off schedule and potentially cause you to miss connections? The answer is no one, and least of all me. I am currently waiting for a flight and every ~25 minutes they make an announcement that the flight is delayed another half hour (we're up to 1:30 now). Luckily we're on vacation with no further connections, and we're passing time at the bar. But really, I'd prefer to be at my final destination so I can drink a beer there.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

That Not a Single Person in my Office Brought in Leftover Halloween Candy

The day after Halloween is essentially Grown-ups Eat Candy Day. Parents get to eat the "gross" candy their kids don't want (I'm looking at you Almond Joys. I used to give those all to my mom but now I love them) and all grown-ups everywhere wind up with two and a half pounds of extra trick-or-treat candy. Tradition states that if you have extra junk food you don't want in the house, you bring it to work. Duh. However, it seems that no one in my office got that memo this year. I don't believe that no one had any extra candy lying around, and I was very excited to eat some today. Fortunately, some kind souls in my building put out some bowls of candy last night and left them out, and I was smart enough to grab a few Fun Sized Snickers on the way out the door. I'll have to ration them to make them last all day.