I don’t like Bread, thank youPosted: March 1, 2012
something interesting happened to me the other day. i was IM’ing a woman i know and she sent me a link to web-cartoon. i checked it out and well….”meh.” look, i just don’t like that type of stuff. she made mention of my hating everything she likes (run hamster run) and i just restated that i’m not her and i’m going to like what i likes and the same will hold true for her. we go back to chatting.
a while later i get another link that i can’t view, and my guess was it was another cartoon strip. we continue chatting then she sends me ANOTHER link that by reading the title i’m thinking was another cartoon.
i mention that i’m not even going click on it and she wants to know why. i mention i didn’t like the last few so obviously i’m going to LOVE this one. about 15 seconds later she logged out. haven’t heard from her since. so NOW we’re gonna play this game huh. i’m posting this because guys deal with this ALL.THE.TIME. i will say this much: the longer i don’t hear from her, the more….well “peeved” i’ll become. and this WILL be addressed.
i HATE repeating myself, seriously. to me, i look at it that either A-the woman doesn’t listen to me (thus doesn’t respect me) B- she disregards my opinion. the former annoys me, the latter pisses me of BIG TIME. let’s look at it this way, shall we.
say i don’t like bread. say she wants me to try some bread and mention, “nah….i don’t like bread.” she’ll probably just drop it. then say a little time goes by and she want’s me to try this AMAZING sourdough roll she’s got. i restate my not liking bread. no harm no foul, but NOW she should make a mental note that i DON’T LIKE BREAD. say a week or 2 later she wants me to try some artisan loaf she having. now i’m ANNOYED. i reply flatly. “i.don’t.like.bread.” she says, “no but this bread is REEEEEEEALLY good, try it.”
that’s it. i’m officially in the fucking red.
i’m not going to like something simply because a woman (or MY woman) likes it. that’s fucking stupid. i have no beef with her liking what i don’t like, but i’m NOT going to change my mind. i’m fully capable of thinking for myself and i’m a grown assed man that knows what he likes and doesn’t. guys….when your frame/opinion is challenged, DO.NOT.BUDGE. you are free to have your own opinions and there’s nothing wrong with telling her to back off when she tries to push her opinions on you. appreciate her POV, but you don’t have to like it simply because she does too. fuck that. and i see guys cave ALL.THE.TIME.
it’s called mutual respect. i’m not going to ask a woman who loves brittney spears to go to a Slayer concert with me when i KNOW she’s not into metal. that would be selfish of me. i expect the same from her.
now. i want to point out if you comment here and you shit-talk her. i WILL block the comment. this isn’t a post to beat up on women or her. i just wanted to post about something guys encounter with women and get wrong quite often. so if you comment, be nice, and be respectful, she IS a friend after all.