Sadje’s Sunday Poser — Just Stop

For her Sunday Poser this week, Sadje asks…

What are some of the things that people do that make you feel uncomfortable?

As I’ve grown older, I’ve become less of a “people” person than I was in my younger days. I have less patience to suffer fools and it seems, these days, that there are more fools than ever before. And I wish they’d just stop.

So, in no particular order, here are some of the things that people do that make me feel uncomfortable:

Refuse to wear face masks.

Refuse to get vaccinated.

Believe that the insurrectionist from Jan. 6 were nothing more than rambunctious tourists or, worse, were patriots.

Still believe, after everything we’ve learned, that Trump’s Big Lie about the 2020 American presidential election stolen and that Joe Biden is not the legitimate POTUS, is valid.

Watch no other news than Fox “News.”

Proselytize about their religion.

Refuse to pick up their dog’s poop.

Think they have all the right answers but never bother asking the right questions.

Think only about themselves.

Talk but won’t listen.

I could go on, but I think you get my drift. Suffice it to say that I am annoyed by and feel uncomfortable around, well, most people.

13 thoughts on “Sadje’s Sunday Poser — Just Stop

  1. wrookieschu January 23, 2022 / 2:38 pm

    All valid points, I can relate to most of those 👍🏻

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong January 23, 2022 / 4:06 pm

    I’m not sure there’s enough room to write out my list. It is REALLY REALLY long and includes serious issues, personally aggravating stuff, and minor stuff that annoys me more than it should. This week has been massively FULL of all of that and more. I think I’ll pass on making a list. It would just be depressing.

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    • Fandango January 23, 2022 / 10:11 pm

      My list, as I said, could have gone on and on, so I get what you’re saying.


  3. Sadje January 23, 2022 / 7:15 pm

    Very valid list Fandango. The current situation mandates that we stay away from people, so less stupidity to bear. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

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  4. Lolsy's Library January 23, 2022 / 10:35 pm

    Oh, I agree with all of them. That not asking the right questions, brilliant! My mum and I constantly shout that at the television “WHY AREN’T THEY ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS!” lol

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  5. Marleen January 24, 2022 / 3:21 am

    Uncomfortable? If someone does something rude around me (toward someone else or toward me) and I have to decide how rude it is (whether I should say or do something about it right then), I’m more uncomfortable if the conclusion is that it’s not rude enough (or — different from it not being rude — no substantial harm was done) for me to feel like it would be right to speak up (because that would almost be rude in itself or unhelpful). This doesn’t happen very often. The last time I remember it happening was when I visited, along with my ex-husband, my aunt in the retirement home. As I’ve shared, before, there was a nice and polite fellow resident there who is a friend to my aunt and a few choice other people try there. My-ex husband said something I don’t remember now, but I had an aghast (mildly) look on my face. (I learned a lot of etiquette when I was young, and along the way, so, we’re not talking very rude). And it was more the kind of thing that reflected on him rather than hurting anyone.) I chose not to say anything. This elderly man, though, gave me hope in (or nostalgia for) humanity… when he, separately, noted a consideration in the understated way some people have the ability to do.

    Now, above and beyond uncomfortable (but, really, still only uncomfortable)? Sometimes, people just don’t get what they don’t get. I have a cousin who kept telling me my mom needed me to come help her, after my mom crashed her car. I intended to, but had a few things to do first (including talking to her auto insurance people without being in her presence to make that impossible plus getting legal matters completed so she could live in the house). Said cousin just got it in her head that the holdup was not forgiving my mom (for “the past” — almost always a mystical, or certainly not logical, word to people who talk this way — except that the very second preceding right now is technically the past). I can’t get into all the details, but Mom proved that the past is not the past; that she is who she is. Meanwhile, my cousin’s sister — another cousin of mine — acted like, by my being there and helping my mom who is in dementia, I was obviously involved in things that were not my responsibility and were almost not my business. She didn’t say almost but acted shocked when I repeated back her drift to her… “Don’t put words in my mouth,” she retorted. Really, Don’t hear the exact words I said.).

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    • Marleen January 24, 2022 / 10:38 am

      I remember you telling me to get a lawyer and gain conservancy, because of the things my mother has been doing for years now. It really does sound like a normal thing to do. There’s something wrong with her doctor, though. He won’t answer legal questions pertaining to her health. So, what I have done to try and help my mom (besides walking her through the insurance claim and getting a neighbor to come along as a witness) is take her grocery shopping, take her to pick up medication (or pick it up myself), take her to church, set up trash service to the house (and pay for that myself), take her to doctors where she has made appointments, and attempt to follow up on the diagnosis (from the general practitioner) after she treated me very dismissively for months (throwing away food I bought fur the both of us and haranguing me for setting up the trash service and more). Things like that. She, in gratitude, has hit me and threatened to kick me down the stairs. As for the doctor, she says he had a nurse proposition her to have sex with him after work.

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      • Marleen January 24, 2022 / 10:43 am

        So, there’s something that makes me feel uncomfortable: my mom talking about sex. That is in addition to cousins thinking they know what I should do about detailed things.

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  6. Scherezade Ozwulo January 24, 2022 / 12:06 pm

    Hi Fandango!
    I see you’re holding well during this period.
    I agree wholeheartedly. Folks are and have been doing THE most!

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  7. leigha66 January 26, 2022 / 6:01 am

    Good list. So many people just have no consideration for others.

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