Know what annoys me? "Talking points". That's not the only thing, of course. There are many other things that annoy me, possibly numbering in the thousands. Not that I go around all day with an annoyed look on my face like most people. In fact, that's another one of the things that annoy me, people who go around looking annoyed, as if their annoyed state takes priority over anyone else's. Why can't a person's default expression be pleasant? Is that so difficult? I suppose it's a power thing, like most things, which annoys me. Why do people have to be so damn concerned with their power relationship with others? Sometimes it's like the world is a big game of Risk. Which it is, with a small "r". Which annoys me.