People say lots of stupid things. It can be quite frustrating.
At any moment in your life, you could hear something like “I think Vin Diesel is a great actor,” or even “I’m going to wear two polo shirts, one on top of the other, and pop both collars!”
And then there’s this one: “Get dropped like a bad habit.”
I don’t really understand this. Aren’t bad habits, by definition, difficult to drop?
If the habit is bad, then really the only reason you’re doing it is because you can’t stop.
You never hear someone say, “Oh man, quitting smoking was so easy! I just ate more pancakes, and poof! Cravings were gone.”
Smoking is an addiction and a bad habit wrapped into one tiny package that may or may not appeal to a camel named Joe who wears sunglasses all the time, and is therefore obviously cool.
The point is, dropping a bad habit is not easy. If it were, it wouldn’t be bad.
No one wants to drop a good habit.
I don’t think I’ll ever hear someone say, “I always keep my finances in such good order, seems like a good time to start doing smack and not look at the check book for three months.” Though I guess if I do, I will be the first person to know a fiscally responsible heroin addict.
Trying to filter through all the stupid things people say can be hard, and it’ll never stop, so really there’s no point in even trying.
You just have to smile when they say it, and probably maybe stop hanging out with the two polo shirts guy.
(Okay, serious time people. I’ve been nominated for several awards over at the 20 Something Blogger Network – I joined when I was still in my 20’s dammit – and I just wanted to say thanks to anyone who nominated me. I really appreciate anyone who reads this blog, it honestly humbles me. With that said, I want to win Funniest Blog because I am insanely competitive. So if you’re a member, please vote for me, and if you do, I promise you a goat, a chicken and a virgin. Now that’s incentive.)