Here is one of my big pet peeves:
People who leave the remote(s) on the TV.
Putting the remote ANYWHERE (i.e. on the coffee table, the couch, the floor) is better than putting it right on or right next to the TV.
Does this not defeat the purpose of the remote? You sit down on the couch and feel around for the clicker and see it sitting on top of the TV which makes you have to get out of your comfy position and stand up and walk across the room, when in that case you can just manually turn on the TV now. >:(
This just happened to me.