Five Reasons I'm Glad I'm Un-Sociable

Donald Pennington By Donald Pennington, 25th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I'm actually not a really hateful guy but, as you can imagine, life has taught me to not just be all wide-open and receptive to everyone. Call me a snob, if you wish. I don't even care and won't even get mad at the attempted slur.

5. People are boring.

Once-in-awhile people are interesting beyond just being “pretty.” Some people have a truly fascinating story to tell. I love hearing those and I'll go silent quick for them. But, these situatons are usually due to the story-teller than the story. Some folks can make pancake recipes into an interesting read.

(Oh. My. GAWD. Becky. Look at her) However, the majority of people I hear slapping their gums, regurgitating something someone else told them (A hat tip to Mike Hatalovsky - not boring) and I do my best to avoid it.

(I like big) But, the worst are the street-preaching bible-thumpers. They're the worst simply because they're pushy, prattling and simple, respectful requests to ease off the topic with me often/can make(s) things worse.

And, oh please, these relationship-whiners. I've been there, got the t-shirt and gave it back. “Dear Abby,” I am not.

4. People stink.

Let's face it: After a day's work, I stink. Other people often work, too. If they don't work, they likely don't shower often. People are stinky.

Especially babies. Don't think for a second I'm gonna fall for the attempted cute grins, blowing bubbles and giggling will fool me. I know they're little stink-bombs. Little balls of stink.

Giggling, little smelly critters. I will not be tricked again.

3. You never know who's trying to befriend you.

Oh man. Why would I even need to explain this? Don't you read the news? Aren't you online, right now, this very moment? Grab a newsfeed.

2. Guilt by association is avoidable.

Closely related to number 3, I never know who's carrying what on them, at any given moment. And, with my past, I don't want to get chummy with the average drug-dealer or something. Nah. I'd just as well rather avoid those crowds, altogether.

1. Being finicky gets me the best friends.

This is the number one reason I'm glad to be unsociable of them all. I'm finicky. While I do my best to be a good friend, I'm terribly sticky about how I'll let others treat me or mine, under any circumstances.

Paybacks are awful, too. I don't stop until it's finished, on the topic of paybacks. This is why I'm constantly focusing on anger control lately. Although not suppression, controlling it helps me focus it better.

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Introverts, Societal Ills, Society At Crossroads, Society Today, Unsociability

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Donald contributes to a variety of sites, networks, blogs, and other publications. He sometimes writes in the dark, but longs for the light.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
26th Nov 2014 (#)

I admit I am mostly a social guy, or I was, but after living on the farm with my wife I have started to enjoy some of the down time too.

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author avatar Donald Pennington
26th Nov 2014 (#)

Mark, the more I see of people, the more I like dogs.

-Mark Twain

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Nov 2014 (#)

Genuine friends are a rare commodity nowadays with none having the time and hi and bye culture taking over our lives. If someone is friendly it so happens they have an ax to grind! I am not outwardly friendly but look for the sparks beyond the smile. Interesting post Donald, thanks for the frank share - siva

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author avatar WOGIAM
26th Nov 2014 (#)

I am also very anti-social and homely by nature, my family say i am very friendly but too cautious to have friends. lol. That suits me fine.

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author avatar Retired
26th Nov 2014 (#)

I can see where you're coming from, especially when it comes to babies. I spend a lot of time on my own too.

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