Monday, July 12, 2010

Difficult People

It's another Monday morning. ugh I think it's universally famous how much I hate Mondays. It's been raining here in Dallas, too, which has lowered the temperature a bit but increased the humidity, so not really a big gain there. You gotta love summer in Texas at 100 degrees.

If any of you are watching America's Got Talent, I guess you saw the debacle that was the final act choosing. WTH????? Why don't they just change the name to America's Got a Bunch of Weird People and all non-American judges. I'm beginning to think the entire thing is a conspiracy to make us look stupid. If this show doesn't get some standards soon, I'm going to stop watching it altogether. I can see freaks in a lot of places live. I don't need to watch them on my television.

So at my day job, it's easy to overhear other people talking as we're in close quarters and the company seems to have an aversion to offices. One girl asked another girl a grammar questions - the other girl answered it properly - and rude girl insisted she wasn't right. She continued to push and aggitate, even though proper girl refused to outright argue. So finally I said "Proper girl is right. It's _____" Rude girl said "But there's two ways to do it." To which I replied "Of course, the right way and the wrong way."

There was much snickering in cubicleville. Why do some people insist on doing this? And what she was arguing about is a universal standard in all writing styles I'm aware of. Jeesh. You'd think with all the things that ARE wrong, she could have picked one of them to argue about.

I'm convinced that some people just want to argue and they'll pick anything to do it with. So how about you - did you watch the final selections of AGT? Do you have a rude girl in your life?

Deadly DeLeon


krisgils33 said...

I don't watch TV and, from your blog, it appears I'm not missing much!

My 8-yr old daughter will argue about anything anytime with me. I'm guessing she is going to be a lawyer when she grows up.

Jana DeLeon said...

Probably so, kris. Either a lawyer or unemployed. LOL Sometimes I watch cops and seeing those people lie when they are flat-out caught, I always think "but for the difference of a college education, there stands a potential politician." :)

Bookmobiler said...

some people just want to argue
I afraid I have to disagree! ;)

Jana DeLeon said...

LOL bookmobiler - I think you're right. Which also explains why she's old, never been married and has no friends.

TerriOsburn said...

A friend calls me argumentative, but I'm really not. However, arguing that I'm not argumentative is an argument I can never win.

I do like to debate. Love it. Good exchange of ideas and beliefs and the why to back them up and I can kill an afternoon. But at some point, I can agree to disagree and I don't go out looking for a fight.

This does remind me to be thankful my company is all offices and not a cubicle in sight. :)

Jana DeLeon said...

Terri - I agree that a good debate is tons of fun, but you can't really have a good debate over things written in stone. lol

Ole girl needs a date, or a hobby, or something else I'm not going to mention here. :)

krisgils33 said...

@jana- I'm not a huge fan of lawyers, but I'd prefer that over unemployed!!!

catslady said...

I agree debating is fun and the main theme is to agree to disagree. There is just no talking with some people because they are more interested in "being right" and not really listening to others comments.

As to AGT - picking that old lady with the lipstick who could not sing in the least was a slap in the face to those that didn't get picked. I disliked all the freak show so called talent!

Tori Lennox said...

I don't watch AGT but I agree about seeing plenty of freaks elsewhere.

Ah, life at the Cube Farm. Back when I was working, we used to have some amusing discussions in our little group of nine or twelve. *g*

Jana DeLeon said...

catslady - yes, the freaky lipstick lady WAS the worst insult to all the talent that got left out. That show just sucks.

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - You are NOT missing anything, trust me. What a joke. The British version of the show seems so much better. Bummer.