On Facebook, and elsewhere, even here, some people get all het up about things that don’t really matter.
For example: Which way the toilet paper rolls goes, over, or under. Dudes have posted memes that call the "unders’ “Chaotic Evil” and worse.
One or two spaces at the end of sentences. Does it really matter?
Comic Sans- okay, hardly the best font for a business letter, but geez, why go on and on and on about it?
“Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?” Well, it is set during the Christmas season, but it isn’t about Christmas. So, it depends on how you define Christmas movie", doesn’t it? And, really not important anyway.
Ok man you don’t like Wal Mart’s business practices. Don’t shop there.
You don’t like the type of people who shop at Wal Mart. Don’t shop there.
They’re always out of stock of what you came to get. Don’t shop there.
You can’t deal with self checkout. Don’t shop there.
The parking lot is messy. Don’t shop there.
People steal from there. Not your problem but ok, don’t shop there.
It’s not like we’re in a rural area and WM is the only game in town. There’s several grocery stores and Targets within a 10-minute drive. Obviously you only see the shit at Wal Mart BECAUSE YOU ARE IN WAL MART.
I think the things the OP mentions are tiny and unimportant, but people aren’t really serious about being bothered about them - it’s just fun. The whole ketchup/hot dog thing and the over/under toilet paper thing are a safe way for us to divide ourselves into cliques without really being divisive - it’s a way to mock others who actually do seek to divide-up people into “us” and “them”. When I clicked on this thread I was thinking we’d be discussing more serious and bothersome tiny and unimportant things.
Elenor Roosevelt was right: “nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent,” and Wisconsinites will not be shamed for consuming Korbel brandy. It’s perfectly acceptable for brandy old fashions.
Speaking of Wisconsin, as someone who grew up in Green Bay, this is a tiny, unimportant thing that does really bother me, particularly when I watch Packer games on TV, and hear announcers butcher the city’s name.
It’s not pronounced “GREENbay.” It’s not one word. It’s two separate one-syllable words, each of which gets equal stress: “Green” and “Bay.”
And, for that matter, it’s “wis-CON-sən,” not “WEST-con-sən.” It’s not West, and there’s no “Eastconsin,” either.