Well, 2002 is nearly over, so it's time to start thinking about what I've learned during the year.
I decided last year that 2002 would NOT be a year of self-discovery. And it hasn't been! It's been more of a year of others discovery.
Here's what I have discovered.
1.) Most people are insecure, and on top of that they are insecure about their insecurities. This causes odd behaviour ranging from unprovoked temper tantrums to fibbing and not covering for it.
2.) Others are stupid. So stupid that you (or I, mainly) can make fun of them in front of their face and they never even realize it.
L.) Who makes buttons? Why are they so plentiful?
Monster.) Others like to be led. Just start making stuff up and telling it to people, they like it.
8F.) The media controls minds. People love references. Especially Princess Bride or Monty Python references. Please God make it stop.
Pee.) Others get angry when someone else is right. Especially about something personal.
2.) There is absolutely positively no way to tell a boring person that you are bored to tears, and not hurt their feelings.
2a.) Speaking of boring, schoolteachers like to talk about their students, and the principal, and the school board. Any schoolteachers who may be reading, please note: WE DO NOT CARE. In fact, we get bored to tears when you start rambling on about how the principal blah blah blah. I can't even think of a good example sentence, because it's so boring. We don't care about your students, either. If the story isn't funny, we don't want to hear it. If it is funny, it should be better than a Family Circus panel.
I'm glad I have an LJ, so when I need to go on and on about stuff that would bore anyone who was listening, I can do it here. That way, I'm not bothering anyone.