Drivel that cannot fit in a single panel comic.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Let Me Tell You Something...

Let me tell you something - five words that I dread. These five words usually proceeds a statement so stupid that my higher brain functions must shut down in self defense. I can function for several hours on just my limbic system and that part of the brain that makes sure that I don't eliminate in my pants.

"Let me tell you something..." is used by a person who refuses to acknowledge that their beliefs or ideas are flat wrong. No amount of evidence can persuade them so "Let me tell you something..." is whipped out to let the other know that they are not as smart as they think they are and that it is rude to flaunt one's knowledge, intelligence and education. Using reason and intelligence in front of people is rude because it makes them feel stupid. Nobody likes to feel stupid, especially the stupid.

Let me tell you something, I'm perfectly happy in my ignorance and I do not appreciate your attempts, no matter how well intentioned, to pull me out of my bliss and force me to examine my beliefs. No, those exact words do not follow "let me tell you something" but that's the meaning regardless of the actual words.

All the background people in Mary Worth are desperate to leave the Bum Boat quickly. The couple in the second panel is going to walk through the wall in order to get the hell out.

1 comment:

h sofia said...

Ha. My experience with that phrase corresponds to yours!