Friday, November 1, 2013

And Now, A Rant About Jack Wagons

Perhaps you're one of them or know them- in real life or online. These are the people our parents warned us about.

They always "know" more than you. They always want to "correct" you- it doesn't matter the subject. They're usually wrong (because I said so). They back up this "knowledge" with "I have a degree in ---" though evidence of the knowledge obtained via that degree is clearly not showing. If you post something well meaning, they have a negative response to it, no matter how well meaning the subject matter. They don't have the sense God gave a lemon when it comes to keeping their ever lovin' mouths or keyboards shut.

Basically, I'm speaking of the grown up assholes of the world. The "educated," or even uneducated jack wagons. The ones who wouldn't know good sense, etiquette, and a dictionary if you threw it at them.

You know, why are people like this? Why?

I understand debate. I understand differing opinions. I get that. However, why jump on something which isn't begging for your opinion, your "two cents?" Especially if you can't articulate it? Scroll past, trolls and other people!

This extends to politics, special needs, education, opinions on vaccinations (why the need for insults on either side?), diet, exercise, lifestyles, etc. If you disagree with someone, there are ways to do so respectfully.

I'm perfectly guilty of being imperfect. I've written about, posted about it, and spoken about it many times. I'm guilty of being a complete asshole on threads. However, if someone is in my "friends" list, I'm blunt when I disagree and will actually take the time to articulate why I disagree and state, "I'm sorry, but I think I will have to agree to disagree." I usually, however, hide the person's posts or scroll right past said posts. I'm not sure why other people don't do this. *Please note, I did tell someone, who made inaccurate observations about my "charmed life as a stay at home mom" and also, a racist comment, last week, "F**k off. You don't know me or my life. Go eat a bag of d**ks." So, yeah...

I'm doing a bit of fall cleaning right now. I've even considered taking a social media break- which likely won't happen. The cleaning, though, that will happen. Too many people piss me off on a regular basis in both the blogging world and otherwise. I'm sorry, but my tolerance for bullshit this year has reached its limit.

I have more important things to do, write about, and focus on than the jack wagons in this world.

Should you find yourself in the same predicament as I, do a thorough cleaning. Not just on Facebook, but take a hard look at who matters in your life. Do they bring as much to the table as you do? Would  you drop everything for them in a time of need and vice versa? Are they toxic for you? Are you possibly toxic for them?

Bottom line: No one has time for oxygen thieves and people who are about as much fun as a bucket of mad assholes.

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