There's one in every crowd.

At some point, we all get annoyed or down right pissed off with people. We're only human, it's natural. But some people can't or won't communicate honestly, instead using a physical gesture to express their discontent. This is not only disturbing, it's also idiotic.

Why is this idiotic? Take this simple test:

You are at a bar with other people trying to have a conversation. But you can't get a word in edgewise because some asshole won't shut up for two fucking seconds. This continues for an hour. You are pissed, but you really don't want to leave yet. Do you:

A. Continue to grin like a fool and pretend not to be bothered.

B. Pray silently that they choke on an olive.

C. Roll your eyes so others can tell you are annoyed.

If you answered "C", you are indeed an idiot. Because if others can see you roll your eyes there's a good chance the asshole might see you too. And even if the asshole doesn't see you, they will see others react to you and most likely figure it out. This could be problematic because the asshole at hand may also be your spouse, boss, an IRS agent or someone who was planning to pick up the tab.

Eye rolling is a tricky habit. It's a passive aggressive way of saying "die bitch", and if you do roll your eyes, you do it because you want people to know that's how you feel. This is a similar trait to shaking your head, a deep exhale or rubbing your temples as if you have a headache. You think you are being subtle? Well you're not.

Note to self: You will always get caught. And when you do - you will end up looking like the asshole. Save yourself the humiliation and just don't do it,

Oh, yes. If you answered "A", you are probably too nice to be reading my blog. If you answered "B", you're mean - but at least your not an idiot. And yes, of course I answered "B".


At 11:16 AM, Blogger Kerstin said...

I automatically answered B. Guess I'm mean.

I only roll my eyes when I WANT people to see it. Like when I'm having an argument with a jackass who is making idiotic remarks...that way they know I've about had it.

At 11:55 AM, Blogger the original piker said...

K, of course you did, you're my kinda gal!

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Lily said...

HAH. As did I.

At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess i'm an asshole, i answered C... But then if I'm in a conversation where i feel the need to eye roll, I'd rather be called out for being a wanker than suffer another crap converastion.

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm not sure grinning & looking like a fool is better than eye-rolling & being an idiot.

There must be option D.

Maybe buy the person several drinks at once, saying he must be very thirsty after such a speech?

At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Wooly said...

I also dislike A thru C, but don't know of a good alternative.

Is there a a tactful, yet direct way to let the loudmouth know it's time for them to take a break?

Or a way to discreetly trick him/her into shutting the fuck up (without making him/her feel bad)?

At 4:49 AM, Anonymous kin87 said...

I disagree with all and will put in my own option if I may.

D. Nod in unison with the end of sentences while thinking of other, more enjoyable things (loved ones, kittens, this person not talking anymore, loved ones throwing kittens at this person, etc.)


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