I tape because it looks nicer when you do - the first piece of tape holds the package in place when you go to fold the sides of the gift. Plus, 100 years ago I worked as a buyers assistant at Fortunoff here on Long Island & had to cover in gift wrap during the holidays. All the wrappers were taught to wrap that way.
I was thinking the same things. I wasn't going to be a dick and point it out though.
Ah, we all got stupid shit that pisses us off. For me, it's the asshole driving in front of me who flips his cigarette out his window. It shouldn't bug me, but it makes me want to accelerate, slam into his car, force him off the road, shove a pen in his jugular and burn his eyes with cigarettes until he's done bleeding out. Again, that's just me though.