I know I'm already a crotchety old woman because I hate everything about young people. And about annoying people. Let's face it - a lot of things annoy me. I'm 26 going on 105.
One thing that totally bugs me is the overuse of standing ovations. A standing ovation is supposed to be used for extraordinary performances of particularly high acclaim. EXTRAORDINARY! Not the typical "well that was enjoyable." If I'm at a performance, I need to look like this to give a standing ovation:
I hate it when a few people stand up and then pressure everyone else to give a standing ovation when it doesn't merit it. Just because someone holds a political office or they completed a musical performance that does NOT mean they should receive a standing ovation. Please remember, this is for extraordinary performances. Beyond just being there and speaking or performing a piece of music.
I don't know why this bugs me so much, but it does. But at least you know if I give you a standing ovation, I really mean it.
Maybe I'll just start giving standing ovations for special musical numbers in church. I like to defy social norms there...