You know what drives me nuts?
When I'm answering a question like- oh, "What differences did you notice between the script and the staged production? Are they positive or negative changes? How?" and I rattle off a few differences and the effects they have on the tone and the setting and the character development and fill up two nice, beefy paragraphs simply because I enjoy analyzing things like this...
...and then I glance back at the directions and see that my professor wanted me to answer all three of those questions in three to five sentences.
Well, I ain't gonna condense it. He should be grateful I showed so much interest and actually put in an effort. And let's be honest, I probably couldn't shorten two beefy paragraphs down to five sentences if I tried.
Just as an experiment, let's see if I can condense this blog post down to one sentence:
I accidentally wrote more than I had to.
Imagine if that was actually the blog post. It'd be awful.
Not that this post is much more than me complaining about a minor thing anyway.