They drive me nuts. Let me start by saying I write a fair amount of code for a living. I read threads, or articles on news sites, or books, or anything, and I see someone use a left parenthesis. My brain immediately starts saying "watch for the right, watch for the right, watch for the right, watch for the right..." until I see it. God help me if I don't see it. Sometimes, the author just forgets. It happens. No biggie. But I feel compelled to read and re-read until I figure out where it was missing. Sometime, someone used a manual frowny faced emoticon - - and I have to read a few times before I realize THERE WILL BE NO RIGHT PARENTHESIS! This has to affect some other people. Could I be the only crazy one? Welcome to my personal punishment.