It is my contention that everybody, no matter how objectively wonderful their life, deserves to complain. You could have the most amazing time as an in-demand adult actor and if you want to complain about how sometimes you're chaffed from all of the amazing sex you're having with pornstars, you deserve that right! And now that I'm turning 40, rather than yell at the kids that walk across my lawn, I figured I'd lodge my complaints in the hinterlands of the internet. Now be warned - these are not rantings about things that really matter like politics or the nature of man, cosmology, philosophy or physics. These are about things that bother me on a fundamental level for considered reasons, but they're basically pointless. And even though I KNOW how trivial they are, they are important to me. Not in a pet peeve way, but in a 'if we can't solve racism at least we can fix these things' way. And since they're so unimportant, they'll be presented in no particular order. Just whatever I want to get off my chest on a particular day.
First up: Folding Towels
Now, you can look online and you'll find various guides of how to fold towels and they'll tell you there are myriad ways to do it. They are wrong. There is only one way to fold a bath towel, and it never involves folding it in half. The correct way involves holding the towel vertically against your chest or laying it down on a flat surface and folding it over 1/3 lengthwise; then folding the other third over the first. At this point you have a towel that is 1/3 the width of the unfolded towel, but the original length. Now simply fold the towel bottom third of the towel toward the middle, followed by the top. At this point the dimensions of the towel are 1/9th the original size. This towel is perfect for stacking - it is piled deeply enough to look inviting but is compact enough to make your closet look neat and organized. It is perfect - without flaw.
Now, despite how this is the only correct way to fold a towel, there are people that fold them in half lengthwise, then in half widthwise (which is backward besides being wrong) so you have a towel that is 1/4 the size of the unfolded towel. That's hideous. Even for small towels that's wrong. Even hand towels deserve the 1/3 fold along its length [ie, widthwise], but they can be given a half fold as the exception that proves the rule for length. It also shouldn't be alternated in half each way until you find that it is 'small enough'. A properly folded towel, if held on the upper facing section, will unfold neatly and be ready to use; a re-quartered towel will have to be unwrapped in a brain-destroying extra-dimensional geography - and this is spoken by someone who NEVER struggles with proper map folding.
I think that our high schools ought to teach proper folding of clothes as a requirement to graduate and they should not neglect towels. The Hitchhiker's Guide tells us that a man who knows where his towel is commands respect; a man who can fold it properly takes that game to a whole new level.