Thursday, May 12, 2011
yet another pet peeve
I get so sick of people who ask for advice and then answer their own question with a refusal to fix the problem. "How do I get my baby to go back to sleep? And don't say let her cry because I'm not willing to do that." "Is there any reason I shouldn't marry my girlfriend and don't tell me 'because I'm too young' because that's not a reason." "What's wrong with saying n***** and don't say it's racist because I don't use it that way." Basically what they're saying, what they're all saying, is "How do I solve this problem and don't tell me how to solve it because I'm unwilling to solve it." I especially hate this when I do it, because not only am I engaging in a practice that is completely ineffective and ignorant, but I'm being a total hypocrite by doing it.