Monday, July 04, 2005

Judging Tammi

Tammi had a little "chat" with her neighbor's sister the other day. She was stunned after the woman went off on her, and called her "white trash." She posted about judging people by their home or appearance, and I left a comment that made it clear that I would still judge by home and appearance. I wanted to expand on that a little. (BTW, she wasn't whining about being called names. She just thought that people shouldn't be so quick to judge.)

I am simply going to keep doing what I, and the whole world, do. It's human nature. First impressions are everything. The thing that matters, is that while I may form an immediate opinion of someone, I keep my frickin' mouth shut, and allow them the chance to prove me wrong. Slight chance, but I could be wrong. I've been wrong... I think it was only once, but I did learn my lesson. :D

My take on Tammi's encounter was like some others commented: that the woman was trying to get a jab in on her sister. May be wrong, but if I'm not, that's a low blow.

I can't say that I've never called anyone "white trash," or "trailer trash." One of my brothers' good friends lives in a trailer park, and I tease him every chance I get. This guy and his wife are the total opposite of that. As a matter of fact, they are almost too preppy! But this is a financial start for them... live there while saving to build a house. It's a similar situation to others that I know.

I have called plenty of people "idiots," and "morons," and I know I'm right when I do. Just sit listening to them yammer on, just a few barstools away. You quickly learn how to distinguish them.

While judging people may be "wrong," it's going to happen. Just remember to keep your damned pie-hole shut until they've proven your assumptions. Then feel free to hammer on the dumb bastards.