Monday, December 9, 2013

You are cranky!

Someone starts telling me a story about someone I barely know. They didn't follow through on something they said they would do for another party.

My reply is "Why are you telling me this?"

The person regaling me with the story retorts that they thought I would be interested. I let them know that I am not interested, the problem is between the two people and has nothing to do with me. In fact, it is none of my business, it is their business.

So they start to go on about it again. I cut them off and say "What part of I am not interested in this story do you not understand? It is none of my business. I am not even interested in it. It is idle gossip about someone I barely know. "

Their reply "You are cranky!"

To which I said "Seriously? What the hell does cranky have to do with it. I am now pissed off. Cranky? Your story didn't make me cranky it made me go from apathetic to insulted because you failed to comprehend that I don't want to hear your story. I am not interested in your gossip. If that is the only thing you had to talk to me about silence would have been better.

Fuck me! Why is it so hard for people to understand when someone is SO BLATANT about not wanting to hear about someone or something? Your audience is NOT interested. Try some new material before your show gets cancelled.

The person  above does this a lot. I had enough of it today which is why I got "cranky". Hilda was this way. Odds are she still is. Hell, my mother does this a lot too. But I am more polite about it when dealing with her. It just boggles the mind that they keep doing it.


  1. No need to be cranky about it :-)

    Sounds like somebody has a case of the Mondays!

  2. Hey, aren't we allowed to shoot someone who says "case of the Mondays"???? ;)

    It was supposed to be my Friday but my schedule was changed so it was actually my Thursday, today is my Friday. Confused yet? ;)

  3. What can I say it is good to bend reality. :)

  4. Why are you telling me this?
    Seriously, I'm interested in gossip as much as the next fellow, but I long ago learned to curb this part of me. I used to follow the private lives of famous people, too, until a deranged fan shot John Lennon.
    Then I realized how dangerous this obsession can be.
    Now I mind my own beeswax.

  5. I can understand people wanting to gossip about someone I know well or something I am involved with. It is human nature. But stuff that has nothing to do with me or that they know I don't want to hear about ... or taht I tell them I am flat out not interested in ... irks me.