Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Naked Emperor - I Can See You!

I've never really worried what people think of me. I usually try to do the right thing when possible so if anyone disagrees with me or dislikes me, then that's fine.  Nor do I care what people have - it's pretty meaningless at the end of the day and certainly doesn't make you a better person.

As I'm getting older I'm not only finding I care less and less about appearances and popularity, I am less tolerant when others are obviously trying to impress.

So, rather than risk slapping them upside the head, here's my message to all the annoying show-offs out there,

I know you're really insecure if:

  • Your phone is set to ping loudly in public places when you get a text. No one wants to know how "popular" you are. If you were really popular you wouldn't feel the need to do this. **
  • You walk around with your phone in your hand instead of in your pocket or in a bag. Are you deaf? There is a volume thing on your ringer you know. Or are you so important that your phone rings all the time. And if so, is it important that everyone knows?
  • Your social invitations are on show on a mantlepiece or a noticeboard, either of which can immediately be seen by anyone coming into your house. What? Are all the drawers in your house jammed shut?
  • On entering the room at a party you scan it quickly, looking for "the players". Just go and talk to the people you really like and don't worry that they're not the most popular/rich/trendy.
  • Your car is upgraded every year. OK, with the MOT situation in the UK, I can understand every three years, to save the trouble of having it tested and repaired. But every year? Are you worried that a one-year old car is going to break down on you, or - do you need to show people what you can afford? 
You're not fooling anyone you know.


** This post was inspired by a Tweet from Shouty Dad, who had the misfortune of sitting next to a guy like this the other evening.

10 comments:

  1. So true!
    A woman at my son's pre-school made a comment on her FB page that said something like "A shout out to all those women like me that can spot a fake designer purse!". What a elitist & mean thing to say. Make me glad that I buy my bags from thrift stores :-)

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  2. Don't even get me started on people who feel the need to spend that much money - so that other people will know how much they've spent. Grrr...

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  3. What's wrong with people? If that's what they get their kicks off that is pretty sad.

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  4. But what about the woman who can't work her phone and finds that her bloody children keep changing the settings on it and I can't change them back! (moves working out how to change phone settings up the list of things to do)

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  5. Pants - Oh your'e OK. We've all been there!

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  6. I love it when you get vicious. I'm glad I stopped by today. :)

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  7. Yeah....... I second all that, Expatmum.
    Down with show offs!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  8. Party? What's a party? Oh yes... I once used to get invited to those things...

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  9. I sort of agree with you for the most part, (don't get me started on designer handbags!) but don't get why anyone would stuff invitations into a drawer? Not that I get that many like, okay I hardly get ANY to be honest, and I'd be sure to forget them if I shoved them in a drawer!
    ;-)

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