Birthday parties at the office.
Now, don't get me wrong...I'm not like Elaine in that Seinfeld episode. I don't hate b-day parties, I just hate the randomness and inconsistency of them.
For instance for some people we have a cake, sometimes it's a whole event, sometimes there's merely a card, and sometimes there's no acknowledgement whatsoever. I mean, okay for our Sr. VP let's have a cake and we can all suck up.
But for everyone else there should be a monthly cake for ALL October birthdays instead of having a catered lunch for one person that happens to be a friend of the department AA, and then John Smith hasn't even had a birthday in the 5 years I've known him. What is that about?