You know what grinds my gears? (What show!? Anyone?)
- Math. I don’t understand it. I will never understand it. I will get a C in the class and consider it a great success. I have put about 5 times more effort in to my math class than any of my other classes this quarter, yet I am getting an A in all my classes but math, in which I am getting a B- or C. Math really grinds my gears.
- Money. Have you ever noticed that there is just never enough of it? When you think you have some, suddenly there are textbooks to buy and bills to pay and whosh, it is gone. Money really grinds my gears.
- Ignorant people. Yep, you get a full story for this one. So, there are these two boys, likely Freshman, who sit behind me in my Health and Human Sciences class. They like to make snide remarks about just about everything our amazing professor says. Well, today we were talking about body image and the professor showed us this photo: I really wish I were kidding when I tell you what they said. I really do. If I were kidding, then maybe my blood pressure wouldn’t have shot up and I would have been the closest I have ever been in my life to punching a person square in the jaw. These two moron boys said, “Ew! That’s disgusting! They are so fat!” I almost screamed. In fact, I am getting angry again just recapping it. What kind of ignorant, cruel person says something like that? I wanted to turn around and tell them that if that is their attitude toward women, then good luck ever getting one to look at you. It is because of snide, unthoughtful comments like those that women feel such a push for perfection. Eating disorders are fueled by these statements. Plastic surgery is pursued for less. Body image is destroyed over kinder comments. Ah, I am so furious all over again that I just need to leave this one at that. Ignorant people really grind my gears.
So there you have it, that’s what really grinds my gears.
(Did anyone guess Family Guy? If so, you were right!)
I want to hear what you have to say about those boys’ comments. Am I being irrationally angry over this? Would you like to meet me at my class on Thursday and help me kick their asses?