Discussion - I'm sorry but....

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I just couldn't let it lie. I feel this amount of misdirected venom needs a little counterbalancing. What's needed is a little more understanding I reckon.

1 People who point at their wrist asking for the time... I know where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?

If you don't point at an imaginary watch when asking for the time a lot of people will ask you for a clarification of what you just asked them or at least ask you to repeat yourself. Try it and see. You will find a larger proportion of people answer you straight away without confusion if you point at an imaginary watch.

2 People who are willing to get off their a** to search the entire room for the TV remote because they refuse to walk to the TV and change the channel manually.

But you miss the point that if you find the remote you only need to get off your a** once. Unlike the person who doesn't bother to find the remote who will have to get up everytime they want to change the TV channel.

3 When people say "Oh you just want to have your cake and eat it too". Damn Right! What good is cake if you can't eat it?

Again I fear that you have slightly misunderstood. The saying is actually about choice and the nature of greed. Once you have eaten your cake you no longer 'have' it because it is has been eaten and destroyed so either you have it (whole and uneaten) or you eat it (and it no longer exists for you to 'have'). To want both states simultaneously is a fallacy born out of greed.

4. When people say "it's always the last place you look". Of course it is. Why the hell would you keep looking after you've found it? Do people do this? Who and where are they?

I have to agree with you here.

5. When people say while watching a film, "did ya see that?" No Loser, I paid $12 to come to the cinema and stare at the damn floor!

I think that you will find that they are drawing your attention to a specific event during the film. Read as "Did you just notice the same significant event as me?". It should be taken as a compliment that they wish to share this with you.

6. People who ask "Can I ask you a question?"... Didn't give me a choice there, did ya sunshine?

Fair point. Although the point of this is for the questioner to assess the receptiveness of the interviewee to a further question more pertinent to the subject at heart.

7. When something is 'new and improved'. Which is it? If it's new, then there has never been anything before it. If it's an improvement, then there must have been something before it, couldn't be new.

I think you are mistaking 'New' with 'Original'. I'm pretty sure shoes existed before I went and bought myself a new pair last week.

8. When people say "life is short". What the hell??? Life is the longest damn thing anyone ever does!!! What can you do thats longer?

Again I think you miss the point of what is being said. 'Life is Short' is a statement to do with time and time is relative. It is often intended as a reminder to spur you into an activity or at least not to waste the time you have in your life. After all if you compare the length of an average persons life to the length of human history or to the age of the universe then you will soon notice that we are here for a very short time indeed.

9. When you are waiting for the bus and someone asks "Has the bus come yet?" If the bus came, would I be standing here???

I am confused about this one, in th
12/27/2007 1:24:31 AM
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dribble Just to finish...
(in reply to #9)
I am confused about this one, in the UK buses with very different destinations can, and often do, end up using the same bus stop. I have often been asked if a particular bus has been and gone by someone just arriving at a bus stop. It seems perfectly understandable that I would need a different bus to the person arriving. Why wouldn't they ask? Also, depending on the time of day, full buses in the UK will drive past a bus stop whether someone is waiting or not because they simply cannot fit any more people on the bus.
Without asking someone when you first arrive you are not offering anyone the opportunity to let you know that a full bus passed without stopping. If you don't get this information up front you would have to stand there like a plum waiting until the next packed bus sails past before you even start considering alternative arrangements to get to where your going.

There are plenty of good reasons to get mad in this world but frankly I don't think these should be amongst them.

12/27/2007 1:37:34 AM
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kilroy85 I don't think there is a good reason to get mad. I don't understand why people seem to look for reasons to be mad... or look for things to complain about. Does it help? Now some complaints can be helpful if you are constructive about it, and suggest a way or work to fix it... but this is rarely the case. People get extreme road rage in traffic for things that might make their trip *maybe* a minute longer? People find the stupidest things to complain about, and I often say if we removed whatever they were complaining about, they would just find something else to complain about. You cant change the past or the passing present, so why have a bad attitude about it which affects the future which will soon be the unchangeable past?

(just rambling)
12/27/2007 2:46:37 AM
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stars_n_smiles dribble - this quote is supposed to be a joke... 12/27/2007 2:56:01 AM
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Hopeless dribble-its supposed to be funny...don't go getting all technical on us.
12/27/2007 10:25:42 AM
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Pride_Cheerleader i agree with dribble 9/17/2009 10:05:00 PM
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whatboutyou? Hey dribble 'can i ask you a question'?
Oh wait didn't give you a choice...cry me a river.


yeah: why do you have a stick shoved so far up your ass?

Remove it. Think clearer. Old chinese man once said 'man without stick up ass less annoying'.
9/17/2009 11:35:18 PM
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stars_n_smiles wow... 9/24/2009 3:58:49 AM
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whatboutyou? sorry i couldn't help it ^.^ 9/24/2009 8:29:43 PM
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prodigy Would it kill you to attempt to make a new friend JUST once, wby?

I mean....man, i do miss your....humor.....
9/25/2009 12:53:19 PM
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whatboutyou? haha
'who needs friends when they have enemies like these' <''-hehe
9/25/2009 4:49:58 PM
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