Holy Smokes, so late in life, but I may have a Man Crush … I could be in love? It could be I am falling hard for one or two of my Internet Hero’s. It is after all, close to spring. A full moon, maybe something in the water. I have developed here lately some kind of weird affectation for Mung, or Vern, or ROS on the bus boards and I don’t know why?
As I absolutely hate all these people who use big words just to make themselves look perspicacious. I will do my level best to make sure this is not long in the tooth, nor boring.
Every now and then, I will go out and cruise the Internet looking for something interesting to fill this incredible void in my life. Occasionally I will land in an area, that looks promising and somewhat informative, so I will interject my thoughts on the subject.
You see, I have insight, some knowledge, humor and personal experience in a few areas of my feckless existence. So I often will hit “Reply” and share them with others. On the Internet, this is known as being a “PITA” (Pain In The Ass) for some reason?
A true mystery I have yet to figure it out.
Some people, because of their mental makeup are not capable of realizing the futility of their statements or the validity of their argument, so therefore, they constantly change the agenda in mid stream, or just outright attack the opposing viewpoint.
A few, not many, are even brazen enough to pre-phrase their comments in a fashion that clearly points out that they are either mentally challenged or openly hostile to begin with.
Here is a prime example of what I am talking about:
“OK, I have already taken a bashing on one of the other boards for asking this, so if you don’t have anything productive to add to the conversation, don’t bother… or … If you have actually done it, I would like some tips, if you are too scared to do it, or think that the high school dropout at your tire place is more talented than you and is some kind of tire god, no need to tell me that you know more than the rest of the world about round rubber things. If you have stock in Goodyear and are upset that I am not driving your stock up, no need to reply. Sorry, but I am over being bashed about buying used tires and not having an OSHA certified union shop.” (emphasis mine)
Which begs the question: “If you are over being bashed, blah, blah, yadda-yadda” then why are you still whining about it? Clearly this would be the handy work of an individual that is not receptive to good advice or any opinion that is counter to his own. It would be appropriate to note the name and next time, just take a pass. (A lot of folks do that with me all the time)
To his credit I will say this, he even tells you in the beginning he is going be a jerk. Later on when taken to task, he will shift the blame on Political Correctness or some other form of misdirection. All of this is part of the game.
Used to know a guy just like this, worked with him every day. He was a black dude, militant and not too bright, every time something happened to him personally or to his race.
He would blame it on the “White People. Whitey is what he called them.”
They were what was “holding him down” and he never once took responsibility for anything. Why should he? He always had a perfect out for his transgressions or bad decisions. Ol Whitey was the culprit, not him.
Now me, I post all over the Internet and I can get vocal, but I always, without fail, do it under my Avatar/Internet Handle/Pen Name. Which we all know is BoxcarOkie. I don’t have multiple personalities or super-secret code names. Usually it is my nature to try to be congenial and peaceful until some smart ass barks at me. Most of the time, I just tell it like I see it … And unfortunately, I don’t have anyone to blame for it but myself.
As for the whiners (you know who you are) who feel everyone hates you, every now and then, you have to stand up and take your licks. If you put up stupid info, you may be asked why you did that? It is not good practice to blow it off or whine about it.
You chum the waters boys, eventually the sharks will show up.
BNO is as good of place to hang out as any, and in respect to I@an, I will not trash it up. At the same time, I hope he realizes that it is not often easy to take some of the crap some miscreant is laying on you, and you will eventually say something about it. When it would be, as we all know, much easier to just stick a cork in it and shut your pie-hole.
But a Dumb Ass usually will not do that. Which always has a profound tendency to muck up the waters.
That is the hard part of being a Dumb Ass … Blowing it off and saying nothing. We often just cannot help ourselves, right boys?
Jus Sayin *
* Comments are open, please feel free to leave one, and use any of your multiple names, it don’t matter to us.