So I'm sitting at lunch a little while ago, and I've got my ipod on, I've got writing in front of me...I'm clearly not paying attention to anything but what I'm doing. And this random reporter (name redacted) comes over and SLAMS the new issue of The Atlantic down on the table in front of me. Cover story is an Andrew Sullivan article on torture. And he starts talking to me, and then waits while I turn off my ipod, so he can rant at me about how "you liberals are fixated on torture. It doesn't actually matter how hard we kick the shit out of some jihadist." And he looks at me like I'm supposed to engage him in this conversation.

I had to seriously think to myself, "How can I respond to this and NOT get fired?" I settled on, "Well, I haven't read the article yet, N."

So he goes off again about how the liberals just need to get over their need to humanize everyone.

And...and...

I don't even KNOW.

I just said, "Oh. Okay. Well, I'll read the article and see how I feel about that."

Yes. Us fucking liberals and our need to see people as HUMANS.

What the ACTUAL FUCK????
Okay, I'm just gonna say this.

If you have nothing better to do than send HATE MAIL to someone organizing the event because you didn't get into the class you wanted at a KNITTING CONFERENCE (please insert: concert meet and greet, sporting event/team, AP class, or whatever you feel is most appropriate to your Special Pain), then you need to SERIOUSLY REEVALUATE YOUR LIFE.

Take your entitlment and shove it. It's called life, and sometimes IT DOESN'T GO YOUR WAY. And then you have to suck it the fuck up and move on. Notice how nowhere in that equation do I mention sending nasty emails to people who did the best they could to make sure that you could get what you wanted, and who alerted everyone to the problem early on, and, oh yes, DIDN'T HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER IT BEING FIXED.

People just disgust me sometimes.

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