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What gets your dander up?(also, what is dander?)

So, I don't know how it happens but I'm generally pretty chill around here, right? I hang around here, I make kind of lousy jokes, I get some laughs....I tend to not offer much in the way of serious commentary/opinion and I don't think I've ever clashed with anyone but trolls and jerks.

Except....for some reason when the conversation turns to Weddings. Then, for some reason, I get pretty spicy. It's going on right now here. I don't really know why that is. It doesn't really affect me. My long-term relationship is one where both parties agree that getting married is for suckers(no offense, suckers). I don't really give a shit what other people do at their weddings. So why all the bitchiness? I've narrowed it down to two reasons:


1. Growing up when I did as a deviant homosexual, I've always thought that a marriage was something I was denied unfairly and have seen people fight really hard to have even if I really don't want it. So considering I've been indoctrinated by the homosexual lobby to see it as an important right/ultimate expression of a relationship I'm disappointed at the crassness/materialism I see so often or:

2. As a generally nice, polite person from a family of straight-forward, practical people who gets invited to a lot of weddings(and I mean a lot....I GET IT HOMOS YOU CAN GET MARRIED NOW. I STILL WANT MY WEEKENDS) I'm constantly blown away by the staggeringly ugly, materialistic and just plain bad behaviour that's seemingly socially acceptable when weddings are involved. And from people who, in most situations, I think are great people. And not a "ho, ho, ho what a bridezilla" stuff but real instances of thinking I've misjudged people I've known for a long time.


Anyhow, I don't mean to turn this into another discussion on weddings or wedding etiquette(seriously, I will cut a motherfucker) but rather to ask are there other things that really affect your life in no practical ways that change you from a mild mannered accountant to a bitchy, rage filled monster?

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