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The “Idiots” Corner by “Billy Bob Smith” Complaints Complaint: “A statement that a situation is unsatisfactory or unacceptable. I intend to make an of- ficial complaint - protest, protestation, objection, remonstrance, statement of dissatisfaction.” Ever complained about anything? Come on - get real - sooner or later we all have an issue with something or someone. I thought I would share some of the really stupid things I have heard or observed people complaining about. I didn’t make any of these up, they are real. 1 I live in an apartment complex of over 100 units. I have lived here for several years and have a great relationship with the resident manager. She recently told me the person who lived next to me complained the apartment trash receptacle where everyone drops off their trash, was too dirty - and she complained to the town executives about it. 1 I had lunch at a restaurant this week, which I regularly visit a few times a month. While I was waiting for my server to bring my meal, the person in the booth behind me started berating the server because the mustard container was empty. Then off they went on the sun coming through the window and the carpet under their table was dirty. Need I say more? The entire time I sat there, this idiot complained about something. Come on folks . . . get a life and lighten up! 1 I love zoos and, whenever I’m in a new city, I always visit the local zoo. Well, a few months ago, I overheard a visitor share the following with the caretaker: “The animals at the zoo looked very sad and it made our children cry. Can’t they train them to smile?” Okay - yes there are real issues we have the right to complain about now and then - such as when the person sitting behind you on a five-hour flight keeps kicking your seat, when your neighbor’s two dogs bark all night, when someone parks in front of your driveway so you can’t get out, when you find hair in your pasta at a restaurant, when you are trying to enjoy a movie at the theater and the people behind you just won’t shut up . . . So let me close with a question: What are a few of your pet peeves that cause you to finally complain to someone, or anyone and everyone? Billy Bob Contact him via e-mail to 35 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® FEBRUARY 2020