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Originally posted by Dispo
reply to post by Ferryman
So you've never ever ever accidentally done something you didn't mean to? Your entire life has been a compendium of perfectly considered actions and nothing else? You've never knocked over someone's drink? You've never let out a gasp of pain when you stub your toe in a library? You've never been with a group of friends and walked single file without realising along the pavement? You've never posted an inane or mundane facebook comment or tweet? You've never had any electronic devices on in your house loud enough for your neighbours to hear? You've never engaged someone in a conversation they clearly weren't interested in? You've never let your attention wander on a bus and stared at someone without noticing? You've never laughed at something you remembered in the vicinity of someone with low self-esteem and made them think you were laughing at them? You've never spent more than 5 seconds looking for your money when in a queue in a shop? I could go on and on all day, but I'll leave it there.
As for the deny ignorance comment you made, I fail to see how that phrase applies here. Please explain.
Edit: people being ill doesn't mean they suddenly need insulation from the world. If I couldn't handle overhearing a conversation when I was ill I think I'd be more than physically ill.
You also seem to be forgetting the fact that these people must have been ill as well, unless they just wandered in to the waiting room to talk loudly and piss you off.edit on 8-12-2012 by Dispo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ferryman
I mean there is hundreds of Golfers die each year by playing in a lighting storm, or being hit by golf balls or dying of a heart attack, it's a VERY dangerous sport.
Originally posted by Dispo
reply to post by Hecate666
In other words, the world would be a much better place if everyone just listened to you.
In general, what you said is narrow minded and self centred as the rest of the people in the world don't exist for your comfort. We aren't here to make sure you are happy and calm throughout your life - if you find yourself in a situation you are uncomfortable with, that's unfortunate, but to embarrass other people in the way the OP of this thread did is downright despicable. Not to mention you're just shifting the uncomfortable situation from you to them.
In this specific instance, what you said is narrow minded and self centred as those people were in a GP waiting room, maybe talking about golf took their mind off the crippling burden of their multiple terminal diseases, maybe they were partially deaf, maybe they were just having fun. Who knows? All I know is that the OP embarrassed and upset two people he or she didn't know in public to save himself or herself 5 minutes of overhearing inane chatter.
As an aside, I don't think any adult in the world (except hermits) can claim to have never pissed someone off, intentionally or not.
Originally posted by Hecate666
None of this makes even sense.