Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oh the humanity

I know I'm not perfect but I do tend to be a word snob. I cringe when I read a profile that substitutes the word 'diversity' for 'adversity' as this college educated guy did but he seemed nice so I gave him my number. He had not received the memo instructing men not to tell a girl that you are talking to for the first time that you owe your ex-girlfriend money. It might be a good idea to never mention this unless you are about to be on Judge Judy. It is also a bad idea to talk at length about your ex as it invariably reveals more about you than her. I think that was in the same memo. The first conversation is rarely the right one to go deep, to talk about your abusive father or the death of your mother, to question a person's alcohol consumption and socializing habits, to talk about marriage at all. Too much information out of context is simply overwhelming. He seemed like a nice guy who was well rounded and while he didn't sweep me off my feet, I really thought we might have some stuff in common. This is why people are never hired from a resume. But at the end of the two hours I'll never get back, he said he hoped to hear from me and I didn't have the heart to tell him that I didn't feel the same way. He even told me that if I wasn't interested, I needed to tell him but I just couldn't. Is that bad?

A parting shot. It is also poor form to call a girl twice in the space of 20 minutes. If she's not picking up, it is not a good time. Seriously, were you raised by wolves?


Lodo Grdzak said...


Boomka said...

It drives me crazy when people use the wrong words, supposebly for example, or when they say things like, "I don't mean to beat a sick horse." Well you shouldn't beat a sick horse, because that is cruel. If you meant to say beat a DEAD horse, then yes I can understand you. Learn the words humans.

Ava said...

I hear you Boomka. Do NOT get me started on people who pronounce FRustrated, FUstrated. I don't understand how an adult can read the word and turn around and pronounce it that way. I mentally insert an 'r' every single time and then try to find a reason to repeat the word several times during our conversation hoping they'll catch on. It hasn't worked once. They probably think I'm an idiot or using some exotic pronunciation. I'm being snotty. I'm probably to going to write something really stupid tomorrow just to keep me in check.