Okay, I’m weird. I work with psychiatric patients and, honestly and quite immodestly, I am the hardest to upset person I know. Phlegmatic was invented to describe me. I deal with open hostility, screaming confrontations, complete irrationality, destructive rampages and so forth multiple times each week. And I don’t lose my cool. Never. I rarely even have to fight for control, these ‘challenges’ just don’t get to me.
Every damn time I fill out a form on a web site, I feel like growling when I get to the ‘state’ line. There I am, happily typing along, tabbing between blanks…and then I have to reach for the mouse, click on the drop down, scroll down at least twice (my fault for living in a state that comes near the end, I guess), and finally click on VT. So, instead of typing two letters I have had take my hands off the keyboard and click at least four times.
Why the hell do they inflict this “assistance” on us??? Is there anyone who DOESN’T know their own state’s postal abbreviation?? Is there anyone who can type out their name & street address & city and yet be unable to hit two more keys???
Why? Why?? Why???
If the morons who set up these pages really wanted to help us, why not ask for our zip code after the street address? Then it could pop in the city & state for us, with an offer to let us override in case we mistyped the zip. That would genuinely save some time/effort. But, no. Their idea of ‘help’ is to make it more inconvenient for us. Grrrrrrrrrrr.
(Okay, I feel a tiny bit better now.)
So — what ridiculously minor things get your goat?