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Originally Posted by Chrystella View Post
...But I think my biggest pet peeve as a querent is when the reader puts the card down and slams her palm on the table and yells, "You see?". Then she just looks at me very seriously, shaking their head, and says, "You know exactly what to do." That has happened to me so many times.
REALLY? did you laugh in their faces?

I'm impatient with inflexible readers and over-theatrical, wildly anthropormorphizing readers, all as described here.
I don't like readers "clutching at clarifiers"
I like reversals - if one is puzzled by them, admit it and make suggestions as to what they may signify and see if these fit (or don't read them).

Prediction... well, one has to be extremely careful with that imo.

@ gregory - Oh My Goddess! - you mean... you're NOT a guy??? <falls off chair>
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