Dream Journal 7/16/16 | Murder At A Concert

I was waiting backstage, holding my clarinet, getting ready to go out on stage to perform with people from my childhood and high school years. I recognized several people from high school, some from middle school, and some from district music festivals, even though we were all adults, and I hadn’t seen any of them in eight or more years. Continue reading Dream Journal 7/16/16 | Murder At A Concert

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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 Even people who preach purity and a sinless lifestyle sin on a daily basis, and they are outdated.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!]