Are there people whose writing you just hate? Not the topic of the writing, but the style. The writing can be technical or not.
Do you ever just want to gouge out your eyeballs while reading? But not until after you have redlined the whole damn thing?
DH recently got a new phone; the camera didn’t work as intended and the bug was quite idiotic. DH posed the question: did anybody actually test the goddamn camera on the goddamn phone before mass-producing it?
For some of the people who make me want to kill myself while reading their stuffy and impenetrable prose, I wonder, do they ever go back to read what they wrote? Because I cannot imagine that they would miss how horrible the text was if they actually read through it.
Or maybe they did read it, and they thought it was great, which would make it all even more depressing.
I don’t expect people to win the Pulitzer prize. But I expect those whose work requires written communication to not treat it like a nuisance, to reflect on the quality of their writing, to seek feedback, and to want to improve. I hate people who suck at something important and don’t care that they suck at it — in fact, they probably think they are doing great and thus don’t need to improve.
Fuckin’ Dunning-Kruger has apparently become airborne.