Irritating Things.


by Brandon Steiner December 26, 2012 0 Comments

With Christmas safely in the past, I hope you don’t mind if I offer up a few more things I find slightly irritating. After all, the holiday season is also a time for reflection:

  • When someone comes to work and they look like they just rolled out of bed.
  • Hey, high school is over, friend.
  • Kids in restaurants that don’t behave. I’m not talking about a kid who’s crying for a few minutes. I’m talking about an out-of-control kid that everyone has to turn around to see.
  • This is a sign of parents not having a grip on what parenting means, in my opinion.
  • The 15-20 minutes of previews and commercials we now have to sit through before the movie starts. Showing a few previews makes sense, but 10-12 previews and several commercials is offensive.
  • We’re already paying a lot of money just to see the movie.
  • Not being able to read the menu at 99% of the restaurants I go to (sometimes even with my reading glasses).
  • Note to restaurants: 70% of the wealth of this country rests with people 50 years old and above. Most of us can’t see as well as we used to; maybe it’s time to make sure the print on your menu is larger than a 5 pt font.
  • To that last point, I hate it when people call me “sir” or “mister” or otherwise act like I belong in Florida during the winter.
  • News flash: The life expectancy in this country is over 78 years. I’m not even beginning to feel old - save the “mister” and all that for those over 70 please.

What about you? I can’t be alone with this stuff - what sticks in your craw?

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Brandon Steiner
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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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