Friday, December 09, 2005


Lately, I've been peeved. And I'll tell you why.

First off, the word "jaguar" does not have an "i" in it. It is pronounced jag-war, or jag-gwar, NOT jag-wire. If you don't believe me, look it up online at Merriam-Webster because they will even provide you with a sound clip of someone pronouncing it correctly.

Second, people who stare. I don't know if I have recently developed something freakish about me that’s unnoticeable to me, but for some reason people have been staring at me this week. Random people on campus, we’re passing in the hall or on the sidewalk, and they just stare. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD – say hello, say hi, smile, OR LOOK AWAY. But don’t stare. It’s rude and makes me feel EXTREMELY self-conscious. I don’t stare at you! I’m smiling, nodding, saying hi, doing something (anything!) and yet you continue to stare. Apparently we are not speaking the same body language here.

Third, people who are (consciously or not) in the way. And by this I mean people who are oblivious to those of us who are trying to maneuver around them – on sidewalks, in hallways, in the elevator, wherever. WAKE UP out of your little reverie and get out of the way. I have just as much right to be walking down the sidewalk/hallway that you do, and you and your punk-ass friends don’t need to be walking 4-abreast. I’d move for you, the least you can do is return the favor.

And lastly, people who interrupt me when I am OBVIOUSLY busy. Especially when they really don’t have anything important to say. I’m sorry (sort of) if you are lonely or bored, but I am BUSY. Play on the internet like everyone else. If it is something important that you must interrupt me with, I’ll get mad at myself for losing my train of thought. Totally my bad, but annoying nonetheless.

I’ll step off my soap box now.


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