"Dark chocolate is my guilty pleasure!"
Ughhhhhh what's with people who don't understand how guilt works? Or pleasure? Serious Eats always asks its interns what their guilty food pleasures are and half the time pleasure on any level is always already entangled with guilt. For example: "anything salty and sweet in the same bite, like chocolate chip cookies with sea salt on top." I mean salty and sweet are like the two main tastes. And isn't adding sea salt a way to make cookies fancier and more sophisticated? Why would you feel guilty about that? Unless you're dipping Chips Ahoy in nacho sauce I'm not impressed.
"The play's the thing!"
Why did little bits and parts of so many Shakespeare lines become standalone quotes? This doesn't make any sense without the rest of the sentence, why do people say this. It's like how "The proof of the pudding is in the eating" somehow became "The proof is in the pudding" and everyone acts like that's coherent and self-evident.
"I just got a rejection for some poems I submitted in October! I don't even remember writing them! And I've never heard of this journal!"
That's like nine months ago, that's not even long in literary terms. Why are writers so quick to disown their own writing? Like when poets are all "Such & Such Press wants to publish my book but I hate all those poems now!" I feel like before submitting your work you should read it enough times to a) form a memory of writing it and b) know if you think it's publishable?
Sorry, I don't know what my problem is.