PRETENTIOUSNESS….Aside from the usual scattering of curmudgeons who get upset whenever I post about anything other than politics (BUSH IS TURNING US INTO A FASCIST STATE AND YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT EXPENSIVE RESTAURANTS!?!?!), this afternoon’s comment thread about expensive restaurants is really good. And unusually civilized. Everyone’s having a lot of fun, so go join in if you feel like chatting about food.

However, this thread is for something different. Loyal commenter franklyO says:

I’m waiting for the day Kevin starts a thread about the most annoying pretensions we have known.

Today’s the day! I’ll have to mull that over a bit myself since I tend to think of most pretensions as just harmless idiosyncrasies, but feel free to vent. What’s your most annoying pretension?