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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Is there anything more annoying ...

... than a guy who walks around the office whistling?

Well, maybe the gal who is always ordering everyone to Smile!

5 comments:

B. Prokop said...

Yes, there is. Far more annoying are those Catholics who behave like Protestants, raising their hands during the Our Father in Mass, rather than folding them in a traditional prayer stance. But even worse are those who (shudder) insist on reaching out and holding hands with their neighbors, whether they want to or not. I have yet to figure out a polite way of saying "Don't touch me! Leave me alone!" in such circumstances.

Dan Gillson said...

When I was a catering manager I would narrate what my servers were doing to songs, usually to the tune of Christmas carols, but sometimes to 80s ballads. I thought I was hilarious. Most other people found it exasperating. A few shared my sadistic humor.

Edgestow said...

When I came across this, my first thought was, "What would Ilion make of this?" Then I knew I just had to forward it to you!

Ilíon said...

"Far more annoying are those Catholics who behave like Protestants, raising their hands ..."

Oh, pshaw! That's not a Protestant thing; that's a "Holy Roller" thing. Or, as the "respectable" Protestants and Catholics started calling the Holy Rollers once they decided that they wanted in on the fun, charismatics.

"... raising their hands during the Our Father in Mass, rather than folding them in a traditional prayer stance."

Do Catholics not close their eyes when they take "a traditional prayer stance" in public? Though, I suppose they must not; else, in 1492 and thereabouts, who could possibly have known which conversos were davening and which were not?

"But even worse are those who (shudder) insist on reaching out and holding hands with their neighbors, whether they want to or not."

Agreed. Plus, there are all those people who simplemindedly believe the #2 excuse of people who have no intention of ever darkening a church door as to why (i.e. "People at church are so unfriendly"), and so they go out of their way to *force* their friendliness on you.

Ilíon said...

"When I was a catering manager I would narrate what my servers were doing to songs, usually to the tune of Christmas carols, but sometimes to 80s ballads. I thought I was hilarious. Most other people found it exasperating."

Welcome, Dan.

I could see that as rather amusing, or as quite annoying. Depending.