Place #1: Hearing somebody use a word that you just knew was for the purpose of impressing others.
Take heart! Via Brian at BBSpot comes The Pompous *ss Words Homepage, wherein editor Dan is striving to collect 100 words that people should never, ever, ever use. And yes, I sent him one of my pet peeves to see if it makes his list. And yes, this one is making my Resource link section on the sidebar.
Place #2: That envelope in your box is familiar. You had sent it out some time earlier with high, high hopes.
Via my work colleague and multimedia wizard Dan K., here’s something that every writer who has ever put postage on a manuscript can relate to:
Listening: Dire Straits, Private Investigations (Love Over Gold)