Maybe I’m just turning into a cranky, impatient, snarky jaded version of the formally happy version that I used to be….yeah the jadedness has been there and I always seem to squash that but for some reason it keeps popping up….anywho…..I suppose that makes sense, given that I used to be a cranky, impatient, snarky youngish jaded sassy lass before. Why the hell should I change now?
Anyway. One thing I’ve found that makes me cranky and snarky and that I have no patience for is people asking rhetorical questions. And then waiting for a damned answer….that makes my eyeballs twitch…
Let’s say you are with someone and you both witness a person doing something totally stupid….then that someone you’re with has the nerve to say “That’s just stupid. What the hell is wrong with people?” And I….well I (internally of course) say “Just let it go… leave it at that… let it go…but someone just stands there and has to ask again “what the hell is wrong with people?”
There’s no good answer for that. Honestly, I don’t know what the hell is wrong with people. How the hell should I know? (I don’t even know what the hell is wrong with me) Frankly, if I had to guess, I’d say that there’s probably all sorts of things wrong with people….some of them are crazy; others are brain-damaged… I imagine a lot of them are just plain ignorant. But these are just guesses. There’s no way to know what the hell is wrong with people, so why ask the damned question? And more to the point, why demand an answer? We’re all allowed a few unanswerable questions now and then….’Why is the sky blue?’, for instance. Or maybe, “who the hell do you think you are?’
And that’s fine….I’m willing to give people a pass on those. Just so long as they don’t stand there, toe tapping, waiting for a damned answer. There are no answers! And if there were, then obviously I wouldn’t know them, would I? It’s just damned rude, if you ask me.
I think there should be a code word of some kind to get out of this situation. Whenever somebody asks you a question that you couldn’t possibly answer, and then pushes you for an answer, I think you ought to be able to say a single word that will let them, and everyone else around you, know what kind of asininery is going on. For now the only one word that fits is “because”.
Okay, so the word itself needs some work. Still, the point is valid….there should be a word that is an answer, the answer, to all those questions that have no answers available. And it should be a word that makes everyone around immediately take notice, and stare all at once at whoever prompted the word to be screamed. That’s the only way these people will learn. I’m just trying to make the world a better place is all.