Okay, here’s a few more to add to these:
Bike-riders on sidewalks. It’s fine if you wish to use the sidewalk, but walkers have the right of way. If you must use the grass (or mud) to get around, it’s NOT my fault. Don’t give me dirty looks because I don’t push my stroller in the mud when I have the right of way on the sidewalk! And please, walk/run facing traffic if you must refuse the sidewalk. When cars are coming, form a single file line (especially in parking lots!)
Apostrophes- I see it all the time in the Survivor discussion of Heroes vs. Villains. The “hero’s” tribe drives me nuts! It is not one hero who owns a tribe. It is not the “hero is” in your statement. Take a second or two to see if the apostrophe is appropriate for one of these two reasons. If not, leave it out. Yes, sometimes you may have to add an “e” to make it plural, but the apostrophe is not an appropriate replacement for the “e.”
As far as the two-way stop, isn’t it the same rules as a four-way stop? We have one at my neighborhood entrance that gets me screaming almost every morning. I thought the rule was that whoever arrives first, gets to go first when the way is clear (unless the person turning right can turn while the left-turner or one going straight can’t). I’m constantly getting halfway into the road and having to stop because someone from across the road decides to turn right without paying any attention to the fact that I’ve been there for five minutes waiting to turn left! It’s the same thing on the one-lane bridge. People will decide to just keep on going instead of taking turns. I’ll sit through 6-8 cars coming at me while I wait. I have a friend that thinks it’s that way. It’s fine if you’re the one who gets to go, but if you’re the one sitting and waiting for 10 minutes, it’s NOT fair!
What about driving with your parking lights on? (Yeah, I ended that with a preposition! Got a problem???) I have to look twice to make sure it’s not emergency lights or a stuck turn signal. If you think you need lights on, turn your headlights on!
Before someone gets all upset here, I’m not saying I hate it when people make mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes or doesn’t know the rules. It’s the lack of caring or refusal to pay attention to their grammar because it’s on the computer. It’s really hard for me to read stuff in all caps or without punctuation. If you expect people to take you seriously or read what you’ve written, take a few seconds to proofread and make sure it’s understandable.