Guess who just got broken up with? The little jerk had a plan, you see: he wanted to break up with me, date someone else for the school year, and then break up with her as soon as he moved over to where I lived, where we could resume our relationship. It's just so many kinds of wrong on so many levels. First of all, presuming I'd wait when I knew he had a girlfriend, second, completely using a girl while not having feelings for her, letting her get attached for a year, and then dumping her. That's just a... frick, I can't say it here.
Sorry to hear about that, but that's ridiculous X_X
OH LOL THATS RIGHT. Lady name.
Rant #2: I wish people would pay attention to proper grammar, sentence structure and punctuation. Shouldn't people have a little more pride in they're education? I understand if you never went to school or if you are five but come on anyone born in the US should write or type proper English!
Rant #3: No one gives the benefit of the doubt anymore. You are never graded by being a hard worker or your willingness to do what is asked of you but your graded by others opinions of you or rumors. If you had a bad day and don't feel like talking, your taken as snobbish or hateful. Why do the petty things get the attention and anything negative blown out of proportion?
While I wholeheartedly agree with you (I ranted about the same thing)...No offense, but the literacy rate in the US is abysmal, both in actual reading ability and knowledge acquisition. The average American has the literacy standards of 7-8th graders, so 12-13 year olds. In comparison to the amount of educational resources that the US has, that's really really sad. I vaguely remember one of my professors last year saying that 40% of Americans read at average or below average standards for their age.
Also: *Their education. Lol.
As for benefit of the doubt, there is that saying "Bad news travels faster (and sells more)". How many newspaper articles are about happy things? Most magazine articles are: "SO AND SO BROKE UP WITH BLAH BLAH" "SO AND SO OPENS UP TO HIS/HER ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP" "BLAH BLAH LOOKING A LITTLE CHUBBY". It's always bad news/drama. That's what people want to hear, it's more interesting to them (for some reason). In the case of not wanting to speak to anybody, I'd probably try to calmly say that I'm just "not feeling well" instead of right out ignoring people, lol
If you watch The Big Bang Theory, it's actually a quick experiment done by two of the characters. They both present drama-type news (i.e. so and so is pregnant) and good news at the same time, and the good news is almost immediately forgotten. Yes, it is just a TV show, but a co-worker of mine conducted something similar for his thesis project.