Keeping up appearances


November 27, 2007 11:01 PM

Woman shushing

Photo by Georgios Wollbrecht

You hate them too? Cool. But don’t tell them I said that.

People are funny. I had this conversation with a friend the other night. My words are in italic.

You know so-and-so?
Yeah. I don’t like them.
You too? Excellent. Wanna hear a story?
Cool.
But whatever I tell you, that stays on this table ok?
Why? You don’t like them. I don’t like them. Who am I gonna tell?
I don’t care. Just don’t spread it.
So you don’t like them …
Yes.
But you don’t want them to know about it …
Yes.
Because … ?
Well, we are sorta still friends.
Riiiight.

I am so much more simple as a person. I don’t believe in spending the effort to keep up appearances. If I don’t like you, I don’t like you. If it’s clearcut, there’s no in between is there? So why even bother? As I grow older, I have less and less time to maintain relationships which are of no benefit to me.

Yeah you can call me selfish. But hey, one life to live and all that. I sure as hell ain’t gonna spend it worrying about what people whom I don’t like think of me.

No time for losers, ’cause we are the champions! :mrgreen:

“We Are The Champions” – Queen

14 thoughts on “Keeping up appearances

  1. Lad Litter

    It’s a guy thing. There are women who could hate your guts and you’d never know. Blokes are a little more obvious. Women will still compliment those they hate on new hairstyles, sympathize about your sick mum etc, keeping things nice. Blokes ignore those they dislike. Worked out with a colleague that it’s actually more professional to be a backstabbing bitch.

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  2. Rachel

    Great post. And you know me, I call a spade a spade. I don’t like you you will know it. Vice versa. Even for colleagues and family, if I don’t like them, I will be cordial but cold. And believe me, they KNOW they are in my little black book. And I cannot stand people who don’t like me pretend to be nice to me to my face and then snipe about me behind my back. Ptui!

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