A few weeks ago I wrote a column about the cliché story lines on cop shows. But limiting my criticism to police dramas was a crime. Here’s what else drives me nuts in shows:
Doesn’t it seem like everyone you see on TV or in the movies is a whiz at typing on a computer keyboard? They use both hands, and keep their eyes on the screen. Can anyone really do that? I may be old school, but I grew up with typewriters, and I took typing in high school. I've been sitting at a keyboard my entire life. But I don't type. I hunt. Then I peck. Then I do a little more hunting and gathering . . . of mistakes. And I only use one hand, which sounds like I’m bragging, but I'm not.
I don't understand it when on a TV show the boss says, "I'm not accepting your resignation.” On House of Cards, several staffers have tried to bail on Kevin Spacey, but he simply said “NO WAY: Resignation not accepted.” I wish this would have happened to me when I left previous jobs.
"I'm sorry, Dick, we do not accept your letter of resignation.”
"Okay, cool. But I'm still not coming to work. Please send my check to this address.”