Saturday, August 24, 2013

People who piss me off — A top 5.

I’ve been a little slow on the upkeep here lately. Writing a blog is hard work. It’s not like lumberjack hard work, but it’s still hard work. The toughest part is trying to sort through my overcrowded brain and find something to write about that I think other people will want to read about. It sounds easier than it is. Sometimes I just don’t feel like writing about what’s going on in my head because I get tired of acknowledging it. And, I realize that the reader might get tired of hearing about it. So, now and then I feel like writing about somebody other than me. This is one of those times.

So I thought, for a nice change of pace, I’d talk about the types of people who piss me off the most. Sounds fun, right?

Before we get started, let me say this: I’m far from perfect. I have a list of annoying traits several miles long. But I’m real. And I try my best to treat most people with respect — most people. And even though I have my own list, I’m pretty sure my attitude and personality have landed me on a few lists as well. Sometimes I even land on my own list.

But again, this post isn’t about me. It’s about people who make me want to punch stuff.
So let’s get started, shall we? Here are my “ top five people who piss me off”, in no particular order:

The “Oblivious”: These are the people who seem to know how much they piss other people off, but they’re either too stupid to realize it or just enough of an ass to not care. In their underdeveloped little minds, they believe their purpose on this earth is to grace others with their worthless insight and offensive opinions. Kind of like a blog writer. 

The “Hypocrites”: We all know what a hypocrite is. I don’t think I need to explain.  These people suck. We all judge, but hypocrites are really good at it — except when it comes to judging themselves. 

The “Interrupters”: Being interrupted is my all-time pet peeve (just ahead of jackwipes who drive slow in the passing lane.) I’m not talking about the occasional innocent outburst. I’m referring to those who consistently think that what they have to say is so important that they’re allowed to barge into any conversation and start talking about their favorite topic — themselves. I started sweating just writing about these people. I need some water. 

The “Shit don’t stinks”: I can’t stand people who think they’re better than me. Who in the sweet hell do you think you are?! I know for a fact that your life is just as jacked up as mine. But when I look closely, I realize those who act like they’re better than everybody else are usually more insecure and miserable than everybody else.

The “Self Righteous”: I think if I did put this list in order, this group would be right at the top. These are the people who think they know and they want you to know they know. They have all the answers and you don’t. But they’re willing to share their wisdom if you’re willing to listen — even if you’re not. And they’re happy to save you from the doom of not knowing. They’re kind of like “The Oblivious”, but much worse. Pull your head out of your ass. You don’t know any more than I do. It’s scary when you don’t know all the answers, I realize that. Deal with it. Or at least stop talking.

And there it is. My list of people who piss me off the most. What does your list look like? Are you on your own list? Something to think about.


1 comment:

  1. I often highly regard the people who listen more than they talk. When they do talk, it's often more thoughtful and interesting than the average person, I've found.