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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Since when did people get so blunt? Not all people of course, but a certain group of people. You know the kinds, waltzing down the sidewalk, cell phone pressed to their ear, screaming and flailing their arms about like a crippled bird, displaying thier dissatisfaction at some person that isn't even in their immediate presence to every working ear and blinking eye. I thought most people held their privacy very close to their heart and fought viciously to secure that sacred idea. I guess I was wrong when it comes to these people. These shameless exhibitionists don't seem to mind letting the world in on their sick little conflicts. I will now pull a few examples from my personal experience folder.

'Sheeeet! How you be hatin' when we be doin' body shots?'

'The first time it was alright but the second time I was all like 'Hell No! Get up off me! And where the HELL are my clothes?''

'Yeah, it's a good thing I got that test done. I don't want that bitch accusing my ass of givin her that shit. Ain't my fault it feels like a struck matchbook every time she piss!'

And the list could go on with more examples piling out of my 'too much information' folder as well. I often wonder if it's an American thing. Do people feel the need to have over the phone scream fests in the middle of the street in places like England, or China? I doubt they do in China, seeing as they can't search the web without being watched by atleast ten Chinese G-men (or whatever they call them).

I'm all for honesty but when it comes to a point such as my examples I believe it crosses over the line of dispicable disregard for other peoples comfort levels (and in the most brutal cases other peoples vomit thresholds). There is only so much the casual passing public needs to know about a person, and most of the time it doesn't go too far beyond 'is that person going to step to the left or the right, or are we going to run straight into each other?' I see no need in inviting the mass public into your disfuntional relationship with whomever you disagree with at that moment.

I actually think it would be more efficient if people like such were required to wear either a billboard or have legible tattoos scribbled across their body that would explain in advance if that person is likely to share information over their loudspeaker that would make med students queasy. That way you can think, "Say! That fella often talks about the volumes of puke he flushed this weekend after another big party. I think I'll move to the other side of the street.' or
'That lady has collection of all her fallen pubic hairs and frequently talks about it to her friends. I should probably dodge into this 'Subway' until she has passes.'

That would certainly save me alot of time and lost lunches. I think the world would be a happier place as well. But thats just me.


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