Things that annoy you . . . . Aug 28, 2009 22:38:21 GMT -5
Post by RavynousHunter on Aug 28, 2009 22:38:21 GMT -5
*Indecisiveness. Either do something properly, or not at all. If you need to do something but are afraid you cannot do it properly, seek the advice of someone who can teach you or do it for you. There is no shame in being incompetent, but to waffle weakly or give up without trying to do something useful, while things fall apart around you, is a tragedy.
*Modern "art." Ever notice how, in writing, we are expected to communicate clearly and eloquently, but in painting and sculpture, random, ambiguous shapes are praised? Any art that is intended for an audience is communication, and if it to be be good art, it must communicate well. No more of this abstract gibberish.
*Interrupting another person speaking. This happens to me far too often. It is rude and unkind.
*Discussing another person's private life in public. I can tolerate gossip, so long as it is done privately and does not spread false rumors. But to talk about how many hours a friend was in labor--as one of my teachers did in front of my class today!--is unseemly and crass. At the very least, confine such speech to the ears of trusted friends.
*People that are rude and arrogant to anyone beneath them, yet slimy and boot-licking towards those in authority. For instance, the teacher who yells constantly at his students yet kisses up to their parents. Such two-faced, underhanded behavior puts these people beneath contempt. They require a ten-pound rock hurled at their heads; perhaps the impact will teach them to be gracious.
What he said. A thousand times what he said. Especially about anti-intellectualism and modern "art." My eldest cousin is into this crap, and even paints it quite often. I can understand being abstract, but painting random, meaningless colors doesn't fucking make you "deep" or "brooding," it just makes you a fucking slouch with less talent than a god damned three year-old with Down's syndrome.
Also, people who won't talk tech with you because you don't look like a "professional." I don't need to look or even act like a professional, because I know I'm good. I may not be the best, but I know (or at least can bullshit you into believing that I know with epic gusto) what I'm talking about. Hell, half the "tech talk" I hear from so-called "professionals" is just bullshit to make them sound more elite, but just come off, to me, as stuck-up, elitist pricks.