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Try staying classy…

May 12, 2011 5 comments

So, over the past few weeks I’ve watched the Maury Show, Steve Wilkos Show, and Judge Mathis to pay attention to the words said by the guests on these shows.

It’s presumed that the guests on these shows are members of the lower classes in society. I wanted to see if I could see distinct differences between words which they use compared to words which I hear everyday around me.

After a few weeks of observation, one word I heard on the shows but not in my everyday surroundings was “female.” Instead of using “woman,” “women,” “lady,” “ladies,” guests on the shows frequently use  the word “female” or “females.”

Just listening to the word “female” irked me, it sounded dirty for some reason to me, almost to the level of what I’d consider a pet peeve. So, after watching one of these shows I asked my mother how she felt about the usage of the word “female” and she said that she sees it as being derogatory and  rude.

After this I concluded that there are words which show the lack of class and knowledge of people and a prime example is “female.” I have never heard many if any educated adults use “females” over the word “woman” or “lady.”

If you want to sound educated and classy, avoid using the word “female.” It doesn’t put you in a good light, if you care.

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For the Love of God…Toilet Bowl Etiquette

April 15, 2011 2 comments
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One thing I don’t miss about college is community bathrooms. Those things are terrible! Since you aren’t home, some people believe that because this isn’t your house, so you can do whatever you want in the bathroom. These people are wrong.

Being a guy, I have more experience with the male restroom. A major issue in the male restroom is the toilet bowl area. There is some nasty stuff around there which honestly is easily avoidable.

Due to utter selfishness and disregard for others some men ask like animals and piss all over and around the toilet. The toilet is something where stuff is to go in, not around, and unfortunately some men don’t care.

On some occasions, I can understand that you miss your target. When that happens, clean up after yourself! You’re “potty trained!”

Now, not everyone pisses all over the place, thankfully. Unfortunately, there is another basic rule with toilet bowl etiquette which some simply neglect. This is flushing the damn toilet. There are few things that piss me off, pun intended, more than going to the bathroom and seeing that the toilet wasn’t flushed.

I can understand that you don’t want to touch the handle because you don’t know what other people do around the toilet bowl, since some act like animals and piss all over. However; you can do what many men have figured out, to flush the toilet in public restrooms use your foot instead of your hand to push the handle down.

To sum this up, people need to take better care of public restrooms. This is getting out of hand!

Ahhh College…Words to Remember it by

After not being in school for a few months now, I thought about how can I sum up some college experiences.

The result was having a list of ten quotes which others and I can relate:

1. “College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night”  -David Wood

2.”I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” -Frank Sinatra

3. College is a fountain of knowledge. And students are there to drink.”

4.”You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You’ll never remember class, but you’ll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don’t have. Drink ’til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does…” Tom Petty

5. “College is a place to keep warm between high school and early marriage.” -George Gobel

6. “College is the best time of your life. Enjoy it!”

7. “80 percent of the final exam will be based on the one lecture you missed and the one book you didn’t read.”

8. “Never get married in college; it’s hard to get a start if a prospective employer finds you’ve already made one mistake” -Elbert Hubbard

9. A white boy that makes C’s in college can make it to the White House.” -Chris Rock

10. “When I was in college, all the pretty women were in the theater, so I auditioned for a play.” -Judd Nelson

What Grinds My Gears…

March 24, 2011 2 comments

This is the beginning of an extensive series of what irks me, pet peeves, or as Peter Griffin says, “grinds my gears.” I’ll note that these aren’t going to be in any specific order, but rather in way what comes to me when I am writing.

A major pet peeve of mine is rudeness. I have a major issue with people who are rude. No matter who they are: ranging from a random person who I’ve never met to members of my family.

What bothers me the most about being rude is that it doesn’t take much effort to avoid doing so.

What’s so difficult about opening a door for an elderly person or keeping a door open for a couple of seconds to allow someone who’s coming into a building behind you to get in as well.

I witness countless people as well who don’t say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and this kind of rudeness bothers me as well because it shows how selfish and careless many people are. I am not sure if this is a New York thing where people are brought up rude or if this is becoming a pandemic where everyone is becoming ruder and ruder by the day.

Another rude thing which I witness on a regular basis especially when I was in college was the lack of respect for other people’s space. Even if you don’t know someone you should at least acknowledge their presence if you’re a visitor to their room, car, house, cardboard box, wherever.  This type of rudeness shows a lack of class and etiquette which people should learn growing up, but apparently have forgotten what their parents taught them or simply are just that ignorant which is pitiful.

I know my ranting about it isn’t going to solve the problem of rudeness throughout the world, but it feels good letting it out.

To everyone who knows rude people out there, everyone: tell them being rude is not the way to go! Say please and thank you, open doors for the handicapped and elderly, let them sit down in your sit if there aren’t others available. It’s called being a human being!