Yeah despite my reputation of being mild mannered I’m definitely the type of person where if the solution to a problem is something I’m able to do and no one else is either willing to step up or spends way too long pussyfooting around my response is “FUCK IT I’LL DO IT” with an optional “You people are fucking idiots.”
I’m definitely in the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” camp of web design, because I’ve seen plenty of websites get overhauled in such a way that it gets rid of the good parts to fix a “problem” no one was actually having.
The flipside is that if it is broke fix it immediately (or as quickly as the resources given allow). At a previous job I had the amount of bureaucratic hand-wringing over a fix that would literally take five minutes that caused us way more trouble than it was ever worth was ridiculous.
One reason the whole IBS explanation for my latest gut problems made sense was that it’s part of a pattern with me where I seem to be oversensitive (in the sense that while nothing is wrong per se the hardwired reaction my body has to it is much stronger than usual) in just about every respect, including the over-sensitivity to cold that causes my Reynaud’s. And given what I’ve read about introversion I bet that if you did a study you’d find that there’s a high correlation with all these things.
Another thing that my hypersensitivity to emotional manipulation makes me super wary of is the diet industry, especially since every day I see people buying books about it that are really just snake oil and it pisses me off that the people buying them are being taken advantage of when all they want to do is feel better and live healthier, which is a perfectly valid motivation.
And I really do get it since I’ve made some conscious changes to my lifestyle to try and feel better but anything that smacks of emotional manipulation I want as far away from me as possible. Especially when it makes what are valid concerns for certain people like whether something is gluten-free or contains real sugar into a punchline because it’s the latest trend and these assholes just want to make a quick buck.