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today i chatted with a guy who asked me why i wasn’t following the same career path as him. i explained why i preferred my path, and he completely disregarded what i said and told me he thought i was afraid to be “out of my depths.” he didn’t give a reason why he thought this, instead he just started listing what he liked about his job, as if to say “you couldn’t possibly prefer anything else.”

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“i’m a smug, rude prick who doesn’t listen and has everyone else’s lives figured out better than they do.”

the funny thing is, i met this guy once before and had a short chat with him then too, and i didn’t like him then either. he came off as an arrogant know-it-all, sort of a windbag, and that was after only 5 or 10 minutes. i foolishly second guessed my feelings on him.

but today, even before he disregarded everything i had said and basically called a virtual stranger a chicken, he had still come off as an arrogant know-it-all, giving jenn and i lots of strong advice on how to train our dog. “it’s important to do this, don’t do that,” etc. so i’d already decided, “i don’t like this guy much.” and then he promptly hammered the final nail in his own coffin.

the odd thing is that i wish i could have said something as rude and judgmental in return to the guy, but i just couldn’t do it. i’d feel like too much of an asshole. i don’t understand how some people can think it’s ok to talk like that to other people, especially strangers.

but maybe a lot of people actually think the same thing about me.

well, fuck them.

this post certainly hasn’t helped me see this event any differently, or helped me to feel better about it. i’m still just as angry at the prick. great.

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