Occasionally I tip too far into judgmental

It’s hard being always right.

But I have to remember to feel compassion and crap for folks who aren’t as put together as I am.

Otherwise I’m just a jerk.

Just like this post makes me sound.

That is all.

Do you ever have this problem?

p.s.  I’m totally judging this hobnob to be *delicious.*

p.p.s. Hold on to your hats and look forward to a truly exciting couple of weeks of posts.  Try not to feel too dirty.  Comment often.  You know you want to.

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15 Responses to “Occasionally I tip too far into judgmental”

  1. First Gen American Says:

    I just wrote a long response that I couldn’t figure out how not to make me sound like elitist scum so I deleted it. I don’t remember hobknobs. Is this an actual cookie or made up? Why would we import beevy boviril and wheetabix and not this cookie? I think it’s a myth. Most british food is crap, although I’ve heard that london actually has some good food now but I haven’t spent time there in at least 10 years.Maybe there is more to UK cuisine than kidney pies and scotch eggs. Whenever I visited there, I’d always do indian or pakistani food. Yum.

  2. drvirago Says:

    First Gen American – Yeah, if you haven’t been in the UK in the last 10 years, you’ve missed a cuisine revolution there, and it’s not confined to London, or even to high-end stuff (although that food is to *die* for). Now the UK is both snobby foodie heaven and a place where you can get good quality stuff at the cheaper levels, too, and not just Asian food. And if you’re living there, Waitrose and M&S have the best ready-made meals in the world. (Ready-made meals are fresh, not frozen, and just need heating up. Only down side is that their shelf life is only 3-4 days. But still, if you’re busy or you have a tiny kitchen or both, they’re awesome.) The UK is now a cornucopia of good food, even in its most provincial corners (and I’ve been to those) — it’s freakin’ *amazing*. The “British food is crap” cliche no longer applies.

    But the hobnob has been around for years and I can attest to its greatness. The English have always done baked goods well, especially packaged biscuits. I love those damn things.

    • First Gen American Says:

      I can second the bakery comment. I used to love tarts, the baked good that is. I wonder why loose women were called tarts over there.

      Hurray for your food revolution. Thank god. You guys needed it badly. I lived there for a year and the only things I remembered eating fondly were the tarts, the curries and the jacket potato. The beer and pubs I truly miss.

  3. drvirago Says:

    And I hear you guys on needing to remind yourself not to be so judgmental. We all do, so don’t judge *yourself* too harshly!

  4. Spanish Prof Says:

    I’m staying with my parents in Buenos Aires. They finished the coffee and forgot to tell us (me and husband). So this morning, I had to walk to the coffee house to buy whole bean coffee, in the worst possible mood. A waitress asks somebody how does kilos convert to pounds. I said automatically 9 kilos equals 20 pounds. A man drinking his coffee on a table starts arguing with me over that. Finally, I just look at him and said: “Listen, I live in the US, so I know. I do the calculation every day”. He says: “You are wrong. One pound equals 300 grams”. My answer: “You are wrong, it equals 450 grams”. I got my Ipod and showed him. It’s great to be right when you are asleep and grumpy.

  5. Molly On Money Says:

    I’m on hour two of chatting with my Quicken support (my file is corrupt)- I spent the first hour convincing him how right I was….I was right and now I’m right and grumpy…

  6. Rebecca Weinberg Says:

    In addition to compassion, always remember “recall bias”. You aren’t always right. Although it is very possible that you are much righter than the average bear. It’s just that your brain is set up to nearly always forget about the occasional (inconsequential) moments of wrongness.
    At least, that’s how I am.

  7. Cloud Says:

    Hobnobs are delicious. Particularly when they have chocolate on them. Yummmmm. Sometimes I can get them at Cost Plus. It is probably a good thing that I don’t shop at that store more often.

  8. MutantSupermodel Says:

    I like your judgey mcjudgeypants style. It works.


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