We all have our pet peeves. Things that we don’t like, don’t excuse. It’s perfectly normal to have dislikes and complain about the existence of our dislikes in people we encounter in our lives. Crazy drivers on the road. Cheaters in games and sports. People who are never punctual in their lives ever; probably came out late from their mothers’ tummies or something. People who refuse to listen and rationalise. Whatever does not float your boat, it’s okay. You’re human, and you’re entitled to your likes and dislikes, to rave or rant about them when the feeling strikes you.
Sometimes when I rant about a certain something people do that I hate, I think it gives the impression that I never do it for the reasons of why I hate it. I don’t believe in doing this, therefore I never do it. I would hate it if a person does it to me, so I will never do this to anyone else.
While I like to think that I practise what I preach, and indeed I do consciously try to, I think it’s also important to know that I cannot keep to my standards every single time. If I ever seem contradictory to you, it may be because I forgot of my standards, or I did not see it from that perspective.
Also, you should know that general standards of behaviour can only be applied in textbook situations. In real life, there are so many factors and elements in a situation that sometimes we cannot apply such standards. While that should not be a mere excuse for the deviation of my personal standards, I think that that is a fair reason to justify my not practising of my own personal standards. Well, that’s of course subject to the exact situation and perspectives can be totally subjective.
So, you’re free to point out my mistakes, just as I am free to accept it. I do want you to know that I do try not to be a conscious hypocrite, because that is one of my biggest pet peeves.
That said, I don’t believe I have not ever been a hypocrite at some point of my life. 😉
This is to record that today was my closest to ever having a guy trying to pick me up in KFC. Granted, I don’t know exactly who he was trying to pick up seeing as there were 4 of us girls having lunch together. 😛
(I don’t think this has anything to do with it, but my friend pointed out that my t-shirt was probably very provocative – it says absofuckinglutely single.)