I’ve got no tolerance for people with low tolerance. I guess that means I actually one-up them.
I feel very superior now.
One of my pet peeves is people who “Should” on other people. I used to do it, until it was done to me so badly during my divorce, that I swore I’d do my best to avoid doing it to other people. Experience is such a good teacher.
Don’t know what “Should-ing” on other people is?
Hey, you should quit smoking. Hey, you should lose weight. Hey, you should discipline your children better. Hey, you should believe in my religion. Hey, you should believe in my politic. You should dress like me. You should get a better job. You should this, you should that……AAAaaaargh! STOP!
The bottom line is that no one on this earth has all the answers, and to tell anyone what they ‘should’ be doing is ridiculous. What works for one person may not for another. We are all so different….not only in appearance, and personality, but also in need and purpose.
God save me from Preachers. And by that, I don’t just mean those in the pulpits. Anyone who preaches is so egotistical, they can’t even see the depth of their “should-ing”.
Wait….what am I doing now? ….uh…. I’m merely voicing an opinion?
How is that different from preaching or “should-ing? Aren’t you saying they “shouldn’t” preach?
Hey….it doesn’t apply to me.
(That’s the standard Go-To line for all of us Holier-Than-Thou people.)
…it doesn’t apply to me… I once had a gal lecture my friend about why he SHOULD go vegetarian – WHILE WEARING MATCHING LEATHER SHOES & BELT!! Uh… HellOOOO???? Same person later got a souped up little sports car with ALL LEATHER INTERIOR!!! Her excuse? “I deserve it.” I SHOULD have dumped her as a “friend” long before I did!!
Actually, I’m not sure how all the above babble applies… Sorry!
Well said, Pam!!! The “shoulds” in life only spoil it.