Parenting children with Special Needs has taught me to be less judgmental in all areas of my life (except driving - some people are still idiots behind the wheel).
As much as I attempt to "understand and appreciate" other's choices, there are a few things that people continue to do in 2012 that simply stump me:
(1) Smoking. With all of the studies. All the restrictions. All the warnings. People still smoke cigarettes. Hats off to anyone who has quit successfully. It is definitely a challenge, but it is definitely worth it. No one around me smokes, but it takes me aback when I see people flicking butts out of their car windows (which is a whole 'nother annoyance).
(2) Super-Sizing. Even before the infamous documentary was released, it was safe to assume fast food was best in moderation. I remember that going to McDonald's was a treat for us back-in-the-day. It wasn't anything we did regularly. It has been a quick, easy choice for me as a parent, but I know a steady diet of that crap isn't a good idea. Asking them to increase the portions seems like a recipe for disaster, literally.
(3) Tanning. Obviously not everyone is born with my melanin and my ability to bronze automatically in the sun. But with so many other - less carcinogenic - ways to brown up, I can't grasp why someone would bake herself on purpose.
Ah well. I eat pork, chemically relax my hair, and hate to exercise. And I could eat Chick-Fil-A seven days a week, but they are only open six.