I have a problem: cognitive dissonance.
Normally, this occurs in two situations: eating and dating.
Why is it that when something or someone looks so good, they're so bad for you?
Cases in point: What I want.
What I should want:
Who I want:
(trust me, these guys are POISON)
Who I should want. One of my best friends. Why don't I want to fuck him?
He's wonderful, good-looking, good job, nice house...the works.
And on to the actual subject of this blog... (see title).
I'm a charitable person. We give to a number of causes, by automated credit card transfers, so our fave charities are always covered: Soi Dog, Wikimedia, Doctors Without Borders, Justice Without Borders and the like. I try to choose one from each category: people, animals, the environment etc etc.
So why do I tear apart mailed solicitations, with a grumble and a muttered curse (those asshats should spend less on mailers...)???
Why am I a mega-bitch when someone from the Policemen's Widows Association and the like call on the phone (usually during dinner)??? S/he's just doing a job. S/he doesn't intend to offend me, but I find them SO ANNOYING.
I'm especially offended when they browbeat my mom, an elderly Alzheimer's patient, into pledging.
I don't yell, curse or swear, but these occasions my inner bitch often slips the tight rein I try to keep her on. I have been known to hang up on people, interrupt them--if I even bother to answer the phone properly. Whenever I get a message from my phone that a caller is not identified or "unavailable", I press "answer", then "hang up". I don't want to listen to the persistent, irritating ringing.
Startling that these people don't see the self-defeating nature of their approach, which are such that charity makes me uncharitable, or at least, to behave uncharitably.
|some things and people just make me crazy!!!|