You Have To Remember...
I've started regularly listening to a podcast. Shame prevents me from mentioning the nature of this podcast, but suffice to say it is regarding a pop-culture phenomenon.
This is an air-clearing post about the one thing about this excellent podcast that drives me bonker-nuts. One of the 'casters has a verbal tic. Whenever they're discussing an issue, this person says "You have to remember" in preface to an obvious and well-known baseline fact. As in "You have to remember that all cats are felines" or "You have to remember that cars belong on the road."
I know it's just a verbal tic, but it comes off as extremely condescending to the other podcasters in the discussion and the listening audience as well.
Maybe it's just because I don't like being told what to do. Or I don't like the assumption that I haven't factored in this most basic information when forming my opinion about Lucius Malfoy. Oops. Gave it away, didn't I? You have to remember I'm kind of an idiot.