For fun: what do you PRETEND to care about?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t really like when people start complaining about their jobs or how much they hate it or how much their boss sucks blah blah blah. I pretend to care because I am a polite person but deep inside I always think:” You either have to quit and find a better job or stop whining”. 

Post # 4
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5222 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsPanda99:  work fundraisers. No lie, we have about 6 different things going on right now from cancer to local middle school programs to Parkinsons… every day I get 6 or 7 emails, someone coming to my desk with an envelope asking for donations, or selling candy to raise money for ____Awareness. I wish my office was like where my husband works– they get ONE month out of the year to promote their cause, and you can set up a fund to pay for that cause directly out of your paycheck, no desk-to-desk smalltalk and pressure. It is only Monday and I already gave $10 for something, bought a Twix and Sour Patch kids and am bringing something to a potluck…. because I am a giant pushover and it must be written on my face.

Post # 8
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

@MrsPanda99:  I’m with you, it’s kids. I pretend to care but inside I’m going “Ugh just shut uuuuup already!” I don’t mind kids, I just hate hearing every single thing about them for 20+ minutes. Annoying.

Post # 9
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2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@SnoopDog:  I agree! I work in healthcare and much of the time OR staff will complain about the politics of the hospital, call schedules, other staff, etc. I politely listen and pretend to care, but since I’m contract and work for a completely different company I could care less. I don’t say anything because it’s not worth it. I’m happy and love my job. It gets tiring listening to people moan and bitch all the time. 

Post # 10
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

Sometimes I hope it won’t become evident that I have no idea what the TV show is that people are talking about.

e.g., Breaking Bad. I don’t know what that is, except that it was “awesome” and something recently occurred in it (season ending, show ending) that was very exciting to people.

I don’t want to know what it is, I just don’t want to be harrassed for not knowing, lol. So I stay quiet about it, hoping my lack of saying anything about it is not noticed.

BTW I do watch a few TV series (no cable, but we get a whole season and watch them one episode at a time), but nobody I know wants to talk about reality shows about miners in the Arctic. Except FI, lol.

Post # 11
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744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

One of my coworkers likes to go into great detail about either her or her husbands various health issues.  I want them to be alright but I don’t need to know all the gory and disgusting details.

Post # 12
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414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsPanda99: Cesar Milan (seriously). I have a dear friend that I go out for lunch with once a week, and no matter what we’re talking about, it gets turned into a conversation about how Cesar Milan is a genius and how any dog can be trained to be good. And how dogs should behave in leash-free parks. Pretty much anything that has to do with dog training. I don’t even have a dog!

Once we get on this subject, she can’t get off of it. No matter how much I try to redirect the conversation. I just smile and nod becuase it’s something she cares deeply about, so I usually just roll with it.

Post # 14
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh gosh, what DO I care about…

1. Your kids. Sorry – don’t care. Maybe when I’m a mom, but I’m not.

2. Your vacation. Please don’t show me photos. Mentally, I’m balancing my cheque book.

and my personal fave….

3. What you think I should be doing/including/wearing/saying/dancing to at my wedding! Go plan your own wedding!

Mmm.. that was cathartic 🙂

Post # 15
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3948 posts
Honey bee

Politics. I know I NEED to care because the decisions that a few elected people make can impact me directly,  but sometimes I just dont care.

 @joya_aspera:  I’m with you on the shows. Never seen Breaking Bad or any of the other very popular shows.

Post # 16
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789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mgol25:  My mom goes on about Cake Boss. I’ve started calling him my other brother.

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