In the movie Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, protagonist Peter Griffin is given a spot on the local news titled “What Really Grinds My Gears.” It is a brief segment where he rants on a trivial happening in life that has caused him great duress. I bring this up because, as a blogger, I have tried to implement a “What Really Grinds My Gears” monitor.
This keeps me from running back and posting a blog every time I am wronged by poor customer service or bad branding and packaging. Blogs are at their best when they strive to be better than accounts of personal minutae. I say I try to abide by this sensor but every now and then something slips past the must be shared with the world like that messy Kohl’s dressing room a few years back.