Monday, February 9, 2009

indirect insults

I have a friend who says things like, "Oh. I don't waste my time thinking about that" if you bring up a celebrity.

Or, "Are you sure that's a valuable thing to do?" if you talk about how you've spend your afternoon

Or, "Actually, I don't like that very much," if you've just served them something.

Here's the thing. It's not meant in a bad way. He's a good person. Just socially inept.

This doesn't mean I don't totally want to throttle him.


Ann Imig said...

My favorite: How do you find time to blog?

Or if perchance I get to take a nap: from another SAHM "That must be nice..."

Sarah said...

blah! I feel you both. My boyfriend's brother is constantly rating the things in our house and then pointing out everything that is wrong, because he's "curious."

Like, "did you mean to paint the black on the white part of the stairs?", "Oh wow, it looks like an alien in your mirror where the dust is"

Really are these questions or you just being rude by accident??? I don't inspect your house when I'm over.

Ruth said...

or; "ruthie, do you think it might be (whatever the hell is the opposite of what I've just been saying, because you've reached that age where women really do believe they're so good at what they do that they know everything about everything now)" or; "That's very unwise." when you want to claim I did something wrong but I didn't actually do anything wrong ... etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

I think you misinterpret such comments as insults, when in reality, he might just be trying to get you to contemplate the true value or meaning of something.