Some things I just don't get. Here's a short list:
Courthouse steps. Virtually every major city, and some not so major ones, have court houses where people have to climb x number of steps to enter the building. WHY? Here in Vegas, for example, we have hotels five times as high as the courthouse, and you can just walk in off the street. Why can't new courthouses be built without steps? What am I missing?
IRS forms. It's that time of year again. There are a kajillion forms with stupid numbers. Why would the standard form be 1040? Why not, uhhhhhh, ONE! And from there you can go 1A, 2A, etc. And from there, they could go 2, 2A, for another type of form with a different function. It's bad enough we have a tax system that penalizes production, do we have to have stupid forms, too?
Mail from the government with all those perforated sides. If something is simple, you can bet the government will complicate it. When I get something from the Social Security Administration, I have to tear along the dotted lines on three sides. They can't just stick it in an envelope and mail it?
Snowflakes who feel "uncomfortable." I was reading about some yahoo student at Penn who was ohhhhhh so messed up in the head because his professor would not acknowledge his "white privilege." Poor baby was so upset, he couldn't go to that profs class for a month. When did this start? Since when do students go to school to feel comfortable? Students SHOULD feel uncomfortable sometimes. I don't know as much as I would like, but I do know that if you're nineteen years old and ya got it all figured out, you're ignorant.
The myth of the "tolerant" liberal. Oh, they're tolerant as long as you AGREE with them. If not, you're a racist, sexist, homophobe with Nazi tendencies. And if you're thinking that not all liberals think that way, fine; however, they rarely criticize the nutcases out there spouting this hatred. Today, Maxine Waters called the president's cabinet "a bunch of scumbags." Expect mild criticism, at best, from her liberal colleagues. There was a time when I considered political differences something I can live with, and I can. But when someone identifies himself or herself as a liberal, I'm thinking This person voted for Barack Obama, and my opinion of that individual goes down. Liberals used to be tolerant. Back in the day, conservative speakers could come to a campus without fear of being shouted down, or being hit with a pie. Many colleges these days won't even allow conservative speakers. Can't have students being uncomfortable -- see above.
And with that, I'll cut my list short. I may want to write a book some day.