*Google #io16 Attendee Commandments*
1. Thou shalt say "please" and "thank you", and generally treat all human beings with basic courtesy. Not sure if this is just a USA thing, or whether I'm some sort of finishing-school nut job, but hardly anyone seemed to say "thanks" this week, especially to catering staff.
2. Thou shalt never cut in line. I saw this happen at least twice this week. I didn't press the matter due to the code of conduct: I'd get kicked out for anything smelling like harassment. But I did catch myself viewing new attendees on the scene and innocent passers-by with suspicion. As though all my lining up in the harsh sunlight could be all for naught due to someone else's self-entitlement syndrome.
3. Thou shalt put your smartphone on silent or vibrate during a session. This is entirely disrespectful and distracting. What the heck is wrong with these people!?!? I acknowledge that I am an awful person deserving of punishment, due to committing this grave sin in the past.
4. Thou shalt not litter. I was especially shocked to see this in California, so I'm assuming the sinners I observed were not locals. The janitorial staff are not your slaves, and this planet is not your toilet.
Anyhow, I think I've published enough proof of my irascible nature for one day. I already feel better. Venting complete!