Specifically, in my neck of the woods, they are the people who park or double park wherever the hell they want, sometimes even blocking intersections and holding up traffic. (I once witnessed a woman who pulled her car over at a very tight intersection, blocking cars in all four directions, and ran out to buy a paper from a kerb side machine. She thought it hilarious that everyone was honking at her.) The same people drive around (usually corners) while holding either a very full cup of coffee, a small dog or a cell phone. See, no one else can manage to drive carefully while thus distracted, but these people are better drivers than us.
Anyway, on Tuesday we had the Twitter arrogance of actor Alec Baldwin as he ranted and raved about a flight attendant who had "reemed him out" (yelled at him) for refusing to stop playing some game on his cell phone. Baldwin's excuse was that the plane was at the gate, ie. going nowhere. Of course it was going nowhere - they can't taxi anywhere until all electronic devices are switched off. You may question this rule, and even believe that such devices don't interfere with anything, but rules are rules and if you don't obey them, you will be escorted off the plane, as Baldwin was. And I'm not the only one who thinks this.
Funniest thing was his Tweeting that a) he bet United Airlines doesn't do that. (I'm here to tell you they do sunshine.) and b) he will never fly American again. I'll bet they're distraught about that Alec.
And today, we have the former Governor of my state, Illinois, sentenced to 14 years in a maximum security federal prison - for corruption. He will join his predecessor, George Ryan, who is still in the slammer on similar charges. Former Governor Blagojovich, (pronounced Blagoyovitch) was arrogant, unrepentant, and outrageous in his baiting of the media. Despite the fact that the FBI had over 500 hours of taped conversations in which Blago tried to "shake down" a local Children's Hospital and sell the Senate seat that Obama was vacating in 2008, he maintained that everything he did was in the interest of me and my fellow Illinois residents. At one point his defence seemed to be that he didn't actually obtain any money, so hey - no harm done! Today he received the longest sentence ever handed down to an Illinois politician. (There have been many sentences, so lots to choose from.)
So to all those "special" people - it looks like you're starting to get on everyone's nerves just a little. Be afraid!