Post # 1
What things do people do or say that let you know you have absolutely nothing in common With them? That make you think you really don’t need to know anything else about them? I’ll start:
- If you tell me you admire Sarah Palin
- That a self-help book by Dr. Phil or some other celebrity changed your life
- If you listen to Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and take them seriously and/or that only Fox News tells the Truth
- If you floss your teeth over my kitchen sink (yep, this actually happened – BIL’s thankfully ex-flaky-GF that we had just met)
- If you tell me that you only read the bible or books by Glen Beck (This also actually happened. To be clear, I have no problem with bible reading, just don’t make it the only thing. Very limiting.)
- If you drive a Hummer. This isn’t environmental – I just assume you’re a pompous asshole.
- If your car or house displays the rebel flag or you’re still fighting the civil war and seriously refer to people north of the Mason-Dixon Line as Yankees or Carpetbaggers.
There’s more but this is a good start.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
Hahaha, definitely the rebel flag thing. Yay living in the south… Also people who post more than one “selfie” per month to Facebook. Most people I am on good terms with post zero at all, and people I’m not interested in progressing past “Facebook acquaintence” are the ones who post them pretty regularly. And on the Facebook note, anyone who had the red equals sign parody of the man and women bathroom-stick-figures instead of equals sign? Insta-block or unfriend. I don’t need people like that in my life!
Post # 4
Bigoted remarks in general are a no-no for me, but I reserve a special ire for anyone who uses the phrase “Now I’m not racist (or sexist, homophobic etc) but…” Because invariably that phrase is followed by something horrible predjudiced. So yes you are a racist, and you have the audacity to claim you’re not.
Anyone who decides to sound off about immigrants to me. Hmm let’s see, I’m an immigrant (Ireland to Australia), my fathers an immigrant (england to ireland), and he met my mother when she was an immigrant (Ireland to England). Oh yeah and that’s not to mention my fiancé (born in India, raised in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, Irish citizen, living in australia). Throw in that most of my friends and many of my coworkers are immigrants. Bonus rage points to anyone who responds to that with “But that’s different”.
Anyone who tries to tell me about their religion when I’ve offered no signs of interest. I respect your right to believe what you want, please respect my right not to.
Anyone who uses more than 50% newfangled slang in their everyday speech – I can’t understand half of what you’re saying and it just sounds affected.
Anyone who decides that the right way to deal with a shy person is to loudly proclaim to everyone how shy that person is. Worst way to deal with shyness ever.
Post # 5
@aliciaspinnet: +1. To everything.
I have plenty but I honestly can’t think, you said most of them!
Post # 6
Anyone who says “totes adorbs” or calls Starbucks “Starbs”. Yep, heard both before
Anyone who complains about Hispanics. I happen to be marrying into an awesome Cuban family.
Anyone who asks if FI’s parents are illegal immigrants. Not like I’d tell anyone if they were, anyway
Anyone who compapres Obama to Hitler *coughFMILcough*. If and when he orders the murder of 11 million people, then by all means, go ahead.
Anyone who compared Bush to Hitler. See above.
Post # 7
Anyone who is racist or homophobic. Anyone who thinks dog fighting is cool or anyone whose favorite band is nickleback.
Post # 8
@aribanana: +1, although I did have some college friends who thought being gay was “unnatural”. Good people, just sheltered. I told them there was nothing unnatural about my aunt loving her partner, and that she did not choose her sexuality, it just is. I think I was able to show them a different perspective, having personally known and loved someone who is gay.
Post # 9
@Laurenplusalex: agreed 🙂 my mum is a lesbian, her and her partner (my other mum) have been together for nearly 22 years. They have a normal relationship just like any other old couple but they are both ladies. And I have two awesome mums!
Post # 10
If you’re a girl and act cold/distant to girls around you, then say you only have guy friends b/c other girls have a problem with you and don’t like you. Um, no, honey, 9 times out of 10, you are the one with the problem.
If you are female and all “Hell no to feminism!” all while working full-time and enjoying having YOUR money and consequently, freedom. Um, gee, what made that possible?
If you are a Justin Bieber fan and are actually defending him for his latest stunt b/c he’s a “poor boy who grew up too fast.”
If you are any of the above, I probably won’t hang out w/ you.
Post # 11
If I am talking to someone and they say their favorite show is Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Or if someone uses racial slurs for fun.
People who are so close minded, but insist they are actually the progressive minds – except really they only have one opinion and choose to believe every other opinion is wrong and makes you a bad person.
I don’t know. Lots of things bother me I guess. I have a small group of friends.
Post # 12
@aliciaspinnet: The immigrant thing is perfect. I was living in England and a woman was complaining to me about how immigrants are coming and taking their jobs, and that was the reason why the unemployment rate was so high. First of all… I’m pretty sure people from England also immigrate to other countries and get jobs. Secondly… Hello?! I am from Canada and am in the process of immigrating to England! When I said this (duh about the accent, we had been talking for 15 minutes), she said, and I quote, “But it’s different because you’re white”. END CONVERSATION.
Post # 13
Yes! All of these!!
In particular terrible grammar, or the awful shortenings of words.
People who watch trash TV and want to tell me how much like ‘real life’ it is.
People who eat with their mouths open!!
People who text while you’re trying to talk to them…. or use their phones at the dinner table
People who have no interest in their children
People who want to judge me or my life when they don’t know me
Ohh! People who have a story for EVER-Y-THING…. yea I remember when that happened to me…… (no, no it didn’t)
Post # 14
– If you believe Québec should be an independant country, but just can’t STFU about this.
– If you are into clubbing, drinking, pot smoking, or anything related to partying on a regular basis.
– If you treat other people with condescendance. Or always play the victim card.
– If you have no sense of humor whatsoever.
– If you are racist, sexist, homophobic, or intolerent when it comes to other religions. Even if you say ”I’m not racist, but (insert offensive comment)”, you’re racist, and I dislike you.
– If you live at the gym.
– If you have no other topic of conversation than your kids. Especially if I’ve known you before you had kids, and back then you were cultured, funny and could carry interesting conversations. What happened to you ? You popped out your brain at the same time you popped out your kid ? o_O
Post # 15
@MrsNewDay: If you’re a girl and act cold/distant to girls around you, then say you only have guy friends b/c other girls have a problem with you and don’t like you. Um, no, honey, 9 times out of 10, you are the one with the problem.
Oh yes, this ^ !!!
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@Zhabeego: yup, every single one of these.
Also, if you’re an unkind or overly dramatic person. Life is way too short to surround oneself with people who create unnecessary drama, or don’t give others the benefit of the doubt and treat them with kindness.