Daily Prompt 1/30/2016 | The Eighth Sin: Assholery

The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt 1/30/2016 | The Eighth Sin

“Remember the seven cardinal sins? You’re given the serious task of adding a new one to the list — another trait or behavior you find particularly unacceptable, for whatever reason. What’s sin #8 for you? Why?”

Now, it it should be noted that I’m an Agnostic Atheist… but I’m familiar with the seven cardinal sins. If it were up to be, I would do away with the first seven, and have just one. The simplest, yet most important of all the sins… Assholery. Thou shalt not be an asshole.

I’m sure that a few of the other sins may fall into the the realm of Assholery already, but like I said, we can do away with those entirely. Even people who preach purity and a sinless lifestyle sin on a daily basis, and they are outdated. So, I propose that you just don’t be an asshole. Just don’t. Why go out of your way to hurt, belittle, bully, or insult someone, when it is so much easier to just not do those things. Just live your life, and let others live theirs. Or better yet, try to actually be nice to people, which is the opposite of the sin of Assholery.

Here are just a few examples of Assholery that you should avoid:

1) When it has rained/snowed, and there are puddles on the side of the road, and you purposely drive through them to try and get another car and/or person wet, you’re being an asshole.
2) When someone that you aren’t talking to is having a conversation with someone else, and they casually bring up a person or topic that you don’t agree with, or have strong opinions on, and you loudly butt into their conversation, and proceed to shove your opinion down their throats, you’re being an asshole.
3) If you are at the store/fast food restaurant, and your cashier is struggling with your purchase/coupons/order, and you insult them, or get angry for no reason other than that it is taking a few extra seconds to get your items, you’re being an asshole.
4) When you are at the store, and the person in front of you is a) using WIC to pay for their baby food, b) using EBT/food stamps to pay for their food, c) counting out a lot of change to pay for their food, or d) writing a check to pay for their food, and instead of simply moving to a different line, or patiently waiting your turn, you start loudly complaining about their payment method to no one in particular, you’re being an asshole.

You get the idea. I can also say, from personal experience of having been the victim of someone’s Assholery, that if you are the asshole in any of these examples, especially the last one, you are just embarrassing yourself. No one agrees with you, you look like an ignorant fool, just shut up.

Don’t be an asshole, okay?
So it was written, so it shall be.

Thanks for reading, friends.

Jan

[Happy 100th post to me!]

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I am an exceedingly average, 20-something female. Very opinionated, and slightly vulgar. I am a retired World of Warcraft player and podcaster, a Netflix binge-watcher, a YouTube addict, and stay-at-home mom to a tiny future superhero.

12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt 1/30/2016 | The Eighth Sin: Assholery”

  1. Excellent choice for the eighth deadly sin. I totally agree…there is absolutely NO NEED to be like that. I am sure these same people would not appreciate it being done to them but are all to happy to dish it out with abandon. =) You have an awesome outlook on life so I am following your blog now. I have one of my own if you would care to check it out. =) Thanks for this, some things just need to be said and this is one of them.

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  2. People can be so annoying. I totally get it. I was one of the people who would count up the dollar bills and coins before I had a debit card. They can be so impatient and it is the worst when they begin to mutter to themselves. I love your writing style by the way. It makes me want to keep reading more. I chose the 8th sin as ignorance. Please check it out at https://morescoopplease.wordpress.com/

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    1. Same here. There’s no need for anyone to ever make comments on how someone feeds their family, ever. We qualified for WIC and EBT through my pregnancy, but no longer qualify for either. The first time I ever used WIC, I was confused, and the woman behind me was being INCREDIBLY rude. I became a pro, and got good at organizing my checks out to make it go by faster, but even then, the cashiers can only go so fast, and people would still sigh loudly, or start mumbling under their breath. So ridiculous.

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      1. Indeed ridiculous! My kids were all young and I shopped, the big part of it, once a month with food stamps.(they came in books then) I would have all my stuff ready and my stamps ready too. I can remember being so happy and grateful and then some guy was behind me with his friend and said look at her my tax money she is spending and I have to wait behind her too. Now, I am super sensitive and I just started crying. And the checker was so nice and smiled and mouthed sorry as I paid with the stamps. He stayed behind me the whole time. My kids all clean and behaved. It was sad……people!!!! (I had gotten laid off and it was a time I needed help….I paid taxes too I wanted to scream)

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      2. Ugh! I hate how people just assume the worst just because you need assistance. My fiance works TWO full-time jobs, and we still qualified for WIC. We both worked as well and qualified for food stamps, and we only shopped once a month, spending about $180 for the two of us. Now we pay for it all out of picket, around $280 a month for the three of us.

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      3. I feel you! My kids are grown and gone I live of SSI now and don’t get food stamps but I pay cash for my food but it isn’t much because about the end of every month the local food bank helps the elderly and disabled. Thank GOD for them! But, I am happy I hear the birds chirping and sun just came through my window. My family is all happy and well……ya know I forgive people like that who judge because they are missing out on knowing some beautiful people just by judging like they do. Their lives are not as rich and as full as ours…we are lucky!!!! We have empathy today…..(read and reblogged on empathy today) but back then I wasn’t so forgiving just sadden and embarrassed…..

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