Thursday, August 07, 2008

What Really Grinds My Gears

Anyone remember that episode of FAMILY GUY? No???

Alright, skip it. What really grinds my gears is when people tell ME to wish THEM "good luck." I have a friend on FACEBOOK (which is lame, I know...but I'm too invested to give it up now) who recently posted on my wall about some life change. She also said:

"wish me luck."

Wow. For some reason this grinds my gears. First off, I'm perfectly capable of wishing people luck. I've done it before. Secondly, I don't like being essentially blackmailed into wishing someone luck. I mean think about it, if someone tells you "wish me luck" then you don't--aren't you pretty much an asshole?

While I'm on this strange rant, let me give you another thing that "grinds my gears." When I go to the movies, sometimes I visit the concession stand. When I finish my business with the cashier they always say, "enjoy your movie." Now, being a semi-intelligent person I always reply "thank you." HOWEVER, what grinds my gears is--the whole time I'm standing in line I have to listen to moron after moron respond with "You too."

The cashier isn't about to watch a movie!!! This grinds my gears because it only goes to show how automatic/genuine people really are when it comes to politeness. "Thank you" only means something when you mean it.

This has been "What Grinds My Gears With Peter...I Mean Jason."


Jimu said...

as far as the "wish me luck" request, its about the same as if a ball goes flying and lands at your feet. and the people playing say to you "little help please" yes if you don't kick it back you will be a dick. but its just people's way of saying "I know you can't help me, but would you make me feel a little better about the crapfest I am about to have to slug through?"

if you really want to grind some gears, get on a plain and listen to the people saying "you too!" when the flight atendant says "have a good trip!"

Jason said...

LOL, awesome! I might make this a new bit on the blog.

Murph said...

Does it really grind your gears, or does it just grind your gears.

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Eternal Sunshine of Katie's Mind said...

Hell YES, I remember those episodes of Family Guy! Absolutely hilarious!

Jason said...

Good job. Good gears.