1. Tourists who visit the Rocky Mountains.
2. Opposition to gay marriage.
Yup. I'm about to get political and controversial on your ass. In my book, there isn't a single legitimate reason why a gay couple shouldn't be able to sign some paperwork, make their love official in the eyes of the government and in turn gain the same security and rights as a heterosexual couple. Love is love and no one has the right to tell you who you can or cannot love and who you can or cannot declare that love to. It's 2013, people, our laws should no longer revolve around religious discrimination.
3. Drinking light beer to get drunk.
I know some of you out there are likely servers, and I know this rant is probably going to make you wish I'd visit your restaurant so you could spit in my food, but even so, I'm going to proceed anyway. Here's the deal: if you remove a bottle cap and hand me the bottle beneath it, I don't think you deserve a tip. If you ignore me, I don't think you deserve a tip... even if you're busy. If my water glass or my coffee cup or my beer mug sits empty for longer than a few minutes and that happens numerous times during my meal or evening, I'm sorry, but you just don't deserve a tip. On the other hand, if you are pleasant, funny, attentive and enjoyable, hell, I don't mind passing you a few extra bucks because I recognize that you made my dining experience that much more enjoyable.
With that said, now let me move onto my real issue with tipping. The way I see it, the assumption that people will tip just allows employers to pay their staff poorly. That in turn makes me feel like a dick when I don't tip because I know that servers need that money. But, at the same time, I work hard for my money, as well, and I'm already paying an arm and a leg for my meal, so why is it fair for me—someone who doesn't get tips and works an equally thankless job—to spend more of my money to make up for an employers lack of respect for its employees? It just doesn't seem fair now does it?
5. Instagram photos of Starbucks coffee.
As someone who's new Instagram, I didn't know this phenomenon was a thing up until very recently, and oh my goodness do I wish I was still ignorant. I am so sick of seeing the Starbucks logo and identical photos of Starbucks coffee cups showing up in my feed. I would honestly rather see your cat—if you know me even a little bit, you know that's saying A LOT. I just don't understand what is it about a trip to Starbucks that everyone feels the need to document? Don't get me wrong, I love me a chai latte, but I don't know that that means I need to take a photo of it every time I order one. Guys, am I missing the boat on this one or does this grind your gears, too?
What would be on your list of things you don't understand?