Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Are your ears tingling?

Anyone who has kids, or who, for that matter, has ever been a kid knows that kids are mean. They're mean after a certain age (is it preschool?) and can be mean until quite a later date (high school or college). Usually they grow out of it. They enter the conscientious phase of their lives (some psychologist in the past has a name for this, and I can't remember it - help me out, psych majors!) and learn to live and let live.

Some people never outgrow it. At the gym this morning, overheard three overweight middle aged women gossiping about how one friend was "chunky," and how it was difficult to believe that another friend taught aerobics class and was still overweight.
Sigh. Is it just that many women are just incredibly judgemental of other women, or do people do this to bond with each other, or are they just so bored that they feel the need to comment on something that has nothing to do with their lives whatsoever?!


Blogger Old MD Girl said...

Both. All. Whatever. Catty comments 1) bind you to the person who agrees with you, 2) make you feel better about your crappy self, and 3) are often the expression of other latent unexpressable frustrations with the world.

You're right though. Mean people suck.

6:28 PM  
Blogger wandering visitor said...

hi old_md_girl!

so true. well, at least they make us appreciate the non-mean people. :)

7:29 PM  

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