While being J.K. Rowling must have plenty of perks (like being universally loved by fans all over the world, and having a net worth of $1 billion), there are also plenty of obnoxious realities that this author has to deal with on a regular basis — such as fielding nit-picky questions from Harry Potter readers. (Who are not the easiest people to satisfy, let me tell you.)
Recently, journalist Mark Harris got people talking about their conversational pet peeves when he tweeted, “You are trapped in an elevator with one other person. What is the worst way he can start a conversation?”
There were over 1,100 responses, one of which was from none other than J.K. Rowling.
Her top pick for the most annoying conversation-starter? Any questions revolving around the logistics of Quidditch points.
Look, y’all, J.K. Rowling created a carefully-crafted universe — and while there’s thoughtful reasoning behind pretty much every detail, that does not mean that she’s obligated to explain herself to you.
Not to mention the fact that catching the snitch DOESN’T necessarily guarantee a win, which people would understand if they retained any details from the fourth book: in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Irish team won the Quidditch World Cup even though Victor Krum caught the snitch for the Bulgarian team.
Basically: if you run into J.K. Rowling in an elevator, just tell her you’re a fan of her work and her tweets and don’t be an ass about it.