When I don’t like something, I have reasons for it. If I tell you not to buy X brand of disinfectant wipes, I will tell you why you shouldn’t. There are a bunch of people out there who won’t – and maybe can’t – tell you why they don’t like something. Of those people, there’s this sub group who have to make a big stinking deal about the thing they don’t like. All without offering reasons for their stance. To top it off, of that sub group, there’s another splinter group who are belligerent and obnoxious about the fact that some people DO like the thing that they don’t like.
I’m deliberately being a little vague here, but I rather think that most of you get what I’m saying. I’m sure you all know someone who doesn’t like a particular thing and is pissy as all hell that you do like the thing or that others like the thing. I just wonder why the heck that is. Why get all obnoxious because I like the X wipes and you don’t? What they hell does it matter to you? You didn’t make the X wipes or market them or anything. You are just a consumer. So why the eff should I listen to you and dislike the X wipes just because you don’t like them? Especially when you offer me not a single reason for not liking them.
Don’t you feel that people like this just bitch to hear themselves bitch? That they don’t even have a real reason for not liking X wipes. They just don’t. And they push their favorite Y wipes at you persistently and act as if the only cool or smart people in the world are the ones who use the Y wipes.
That sorta attitude, the I-have-to-badmouth-this-even-though-I-can’t-tell-you-why-I-hate-it attitude, just pisses me off. And I hate walking into a room – or a chat – and being blindsided by that kind of attitude. And I hate it even more when the moderator ignores it even though I swear it was obvious I was offended by that sort of talk. I just leave in those instances. I won’t stay and continue to get more pissed. But I just can’t figure out how people can be like that. I know the world is full of badmouthers who have no concrete reasons for their stance, but I don’t have to like it or them. And yanno, I at least have a reason for not liking them. 😉
Where’s my Marcus today? I need a purdy one to take the edge off my grumpiness!
People like to say Marcus is pretty. I don’t think he is. To me pretty are those men whom you can never take a bad photo of even drunk and falling down. I’ve seen some less than flattering photos of Marcus. He’s beautiful because he just has a bone structure that never fails despite the fact that he’s pushing 40 now. But he ain’t purdy. They sure can make him purdy sometimes though!
I’m off to work now. Tonight, Motley has an appointment with admissions at the Art Institute so wish her luck! Have a great Monday!