Fang Talks

They always come in pairs

No. Shut up.

Well, here’s another posts on things people say that annoys me to no end. Or rather, something people do that is most often expressed through speech. I must confess, I have a hard time dealing with people feeling sorry for me, thinking I have it hard, or simply pitying me for whatever reason. I don’t really know why, though I guess it’s a bit of a pride thing. “I don’t need your sympathy!”

Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t go unappreciated, but when someone goes “aww” for me it just makes me feel really, really stupid. If they just said, “yeah, sounds like it sucks”, then that would’ve been more than enough for me. Just don’t exaggerate it, don’t make too big a deal out of it.

Worse even, is that I get annoyed by it when it’s not even aimed at me. Sometimes at the dinner table my mother tells about the ill husband of some friend of hers. Pretty un-fun stuff, definitely. But then my sister exclaims “aww, that’s so sad!” and I can’t help but be a bit mad at her for it. I know it’s meant well, but it feels like it’s downplaying the issue. And seeing how it’s the “aww” along with the high pitching of the voice that gets me the most, maybe this would all be solved if everyone could agree to not do shitty voices and just maturely acknowledge negative experiences.

Or I could just learn to live with it?
~ Fang

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