Hmm I haven't done very well this week with the challenge, sorry Kathi :( life interfering a bit. Anyway here are Thursday's offerings backs of flowers.
Linking with Lucky 7's in 2014
I am in need of a rant and I don't think I do this often but today is one of those days. I discovered today that one thing that really annoys me is people who assume something about another individual based upon their own experiences and with no or very little knowledge of the other person whom they are making the assumption about. This has all come about from a gentleman who is forever telling me how he played squash and tennis to county level and how he has known what it is like to be "supremely fit" as he calls it. I have never really said much other than listen and make polite conversation, then yesterday after I suggested he used he legs more than his arms in a particular exercise - to which he shouted at me yet again telling me I had no idea about fitness - he says "I take it you have never participated in any form of sport?" I still feel damn indignant about it now typing it!!! OK I may not be at the level of fitness that I was last year but I have played squash - albeit badly, played netball for years, did long distance running for the school at county level, swim so I think I know what if feels like to be a certain level of fitness. Then today he insists on telling me how the only thing the young of today work hard at is how to get as much out of the benefit system as possible by doing as little as possible!!! That didn't go down too well either with having two girls who have always had a job since the age of 14!!! I have become very good at biting my tongue and not telling him what I think!!! Which naturally would not do - not even sure if it would make me feel better. It just so annoys me this judging others without knowledge - I know we all do it to some degree - good old stereotyping - but we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover - I should of said that yesterday but I know I was biting my tongue because I was so incensed by his comment that I couldn't trust myself to be polite lol. Funny thing is I don't take offence easily but when I do it is often over something quite silly as in this case!!!
Well I do feel better for that, now going for a glass of wine. x