Monday, January 18, 2010

Faulty etiquette.

Remember: To most people, you're just somebody sent over from central casting to play the bit part of "Other Office Worker" in the movie of their life.

9 comments:

John Stephens said...

Attributed to Joss Whedon: "Everyone's the star of their own drama. See that guy with the spear, third row back? He thinks it's all about him."

cma said...

Tam said (at the linked site)...

"Most folks are self-obsessed to the point of solipsism, which inhibits the development of proper manners."

All people are born that way (just spend some time with an infant), but it was once a goal of society to train them to grow beyond that (or at least pretend to).

Nowadays many institutions seem to actually encourage it, in the name of building self esteem...

Anonymous said...

I just want a bit part in your life.....

Lemonheads.... It's a shame about ray.

Midwest Chick said...

So that's why I feel like I've just been handed a red shirt at a filming of Star Trek......

Flight-ER-Doc said...

Every now and then I'll whip out my phone and loudly say "OK, I'll tell her" (it's almost always a woman offender) then I'll tell the offender "That was Copernicus...he says the world doesn't revolve around you".

Might as well be speaking Aramaic or something..

Kristopher said...

They won't let me send them back to casting though ...

Marja said...

At least some people remember to try to look good for the camera. How you treat the bit players will tell the viewers whether you are a hero, an antihero or a bad guy.

Joanna said...

The fun part is that the girl in question has a full-blown persecution complex. I admit to laying awake at night, fantasizing about the various ways I could tell her to quit complaining and just do her damn job, we all got problems.

reflectoscope said...

I had this idea in the chat during our abbreviated episode of gunnuts: Take an aluminium baseball bat, silver-solder flat strips around the big end so it is essentially octagonal, and then screw foot-look strips of picatinny rail to it.

I reckon that and a meaningful look would enough to encourage more socially acceptable behaviour.

Jim

w/v: toddla. Life is simple: Don't act like one of those.