First misery: "The instructions say we have to do A and B and C, so, like, are we supposed to do A and B and C?" "The instructions say we have to do A and B and C, but, like, can I do C and B and A -- does the order matter?" "The instructions say we have to do A and B and C, but, like, what's A and what's B and what's C?" Repeat until your head explodes like a tomato hit by a sledgehammer. Splat!
Second misery: I'm noticing a new low in student civility – a now common neglect of the most rudimentary expressions of thanks. Yet manners are necessary social glue. Maybe this is old news to you, but I'm only just now noticing this specific element of the more global degeneration. I'll help them out conspicuously in various ways, sometimes beyond what duty requires, but as soon as they get what they want they ignore me completely. Most don't even bother with a simple "thanks" that would take a mere one nano-unit of energy to dispatch. Hey, I just gave you, in response to your request, a long review of your essay draft that, if followed, will certainly improve your grade -- howzabout just one brief reach-around, no? Too much to ask, I guess, of a generation that's increasingly narcissistic and decreasingly empathetic. My crystal ball shows me a future of large-scale sociopathy . . . .