In my experience, more than half of all gripes are written tongue in cheek. You get those of us who just like to stir the pot a little bit. Why, because we can.
Periodically you get someone who is truly "juiced " about some issue. It can also be fun (as well as helpful) to respond to these as well.
By the way, on formal night, if you don't wear a tie, how are you supposed to keep the melted butter from getting on the front of your shirt?