My brains are dead.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Instant Karma's gonna get you
Gonna get you right in the face
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
They should make those electric dog collars mandatory on whinny bitchy high pitched people so I can shock them when they annoy me.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I realize that there are two kinds of people on Yahoo Chat.
1) bots, which are fake nicknames that spam you pay sex sites by pretending to be real people and...
2) morons who keep talking to these bots and wondering why the replies don't make any sense.
Now I remember why I don't go in chat rooms.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Last week at work we got an e-mail from IT saying we aren't allowed to send out chain letters, etc.
Excerpt of a conversation with a co-worker today, starting with me asking her a question:
"You look pissed off, what's wrong?"
"I just got busted sending a chain letter and got in shit."
"Oh... Um... Are you the one who started it?"
"No but I had to forward it because I believe in those."
She had included the supervisors and the manager in her forwarding.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
You know, perhaps sometimes if we have the luxury of that much time to think about how depressed we are, maybe we don't have it so bad.
(I should write for fortune cookies)
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Something weird happened to me today. A woman that's a bit on the heavier side called me "shorty". It made me think that short people get made fun of all the time and it's okay, but making fun of someone's weight isn't politically correct and is not okay.
Now of course you'll say that there's a major difference between calling someone fat and calling someone short. True, there is... But is it because of society or is it because being overweight is worst?
Before you make up your mind and answer that question, let me share a couple of stories:
First one happened when I was twelve years old. I was the shortest guy in my class (in fact, the shortest person in my class for most of elementary school and high school) so I've always been teased about that. Now I'm 5'5" which isn't that bad, but still considered on the short side; in other words I'm looking up a lot of people's nostrils but there comes a time in your life when you accept yourself - I'm over it. Anyways, we were a group of students walking along when someone asked who Daniel was (me). The assistant teacher yelled out, in front of everyone, and pointed at me, "He's the short guy over there." and it kind of pissed me off. Unfortunately for her, she was overweight so I called back, in front of everyone, "and my assistant teacher is the fat woman over there."
I got in shit by the teacher, she didn't. I apologized because I genuinely regretted calling her fat as soon as I said it, but I was still angry. She didn't apologize to me because she said she had used it to point me out and didn't mean it to be rude. I had to apologize because the teacher said she was sensitive to her weight. Nevermind that teachers know the kind of teasing that goes on in the school yard (it doesn't matter what you have -braces, long hair, glasses, short, tall, fat, skinny, etc- you get made fun of) and that obviously I was made fun of because of my height. Maybe I was sensitive about my height.
The second story I want to share is a bit later, in high school. I used to hang out with this girl a lot and eventually started feeling like maybe I liked her more than friends. I think she finally figured this out, and one day we were riding back home on the bus, the last two people to get off and she started telling me how awesome I was; that I was good looking, I was funny, I had a good personality. Then she told me that unfortunately she wouldn't date me because I was too short and it would look weird.
Now don't get me wrong, I know there are some overweight people out there who have been teased a billion times more than I have because of my height. I know that there are some overweight people who have been told a billion times more often than I have that the person would have dated them if they were skinnier. The fact is that society can be pretty shitty and people can be really mean, and I am not trying to say that I had it any worst than anyone; if anything I have had it much easier. But another counter point is that I will never be able to do anything about my height; I can't get any taller. I'm a short guy for life. Also, women can wear heels to get a couple more inches in height, I can't do shit. When a women describes their perfect man, more times than not it's "tall and handsome". Of course you could say that most men would describe a perfect woman as "tall and skinny".
So what's the point of all of this? I guess it just struck me as funny that someone could call someone else shorty and everyone is fine with it but that if someone had said fatty it would have been a huge fucking deal.
The point is we should accept ourselves as we are, and people should stop mentioning and making fun of our short comings.
No pun intended.