Bitch on the Blog

February 1, 2011

@ Jean – Feb 1, number 1

Filed under: Communication — bitchontheblog @ 12:41

May I clarify one thing please:

I did NOT laugh at the misfortune of women in ancient Athens. What made me laugh was Looney’s clever way of dishing out to me some pretty strong criticism by using that quote. It was a witty masterstroke. Remember: We were talking reincarnation. And I took what he said on board – with a happy heart. Later finding that I had made acquaintance with a self-confessed barnacle. I like seafood. 




  1. Hmmm. I had no intention of offering up any criticism at the time. The quote was simply part of my reading about two weeks ago and seemed apropos. Given the timing, I was going to suggest this as an example of Divine Intervention. That would be presumptuous.

    Comment by Looney — February 1, 2011 @ 14:49 | Reply

    • Never revisit that which has already gone down well, Looney.

      On a side note, appealing to the linguist in me, don’t you agree the SOUND of the word ‘presumptious’ being a perfect fit for its meaning? So many more examples springing to mind.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 1, 2011 @ 18:04 | Reply

  2. Ursula,
    Yes, you were laughing at Looney’s wit, which is exactly what Ramana’s doctor was doing when he laughed at Ramana’s attempt to handle his affliction with good cheer. So why demonize poor Ramana and give yourself a pass. I’m objecting to your double standard.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — February 1, 2011 @ 18:05 | Reply

    • Jean, if memory serves me right I was objecting to Ramana making that joke. That the doctor laughed is of little importance since those who SERVE us, the customer, will laugh at anything we utter – even if it is utter crap. It’s part of the job description as any hairdresser/shoe shop assistant/dentist/doctor – in one of their honest moments – will tell you.

      I did not demonize Ramana. I told him what I thought of his remark. Which was shit. If I were married to him I’d have told him it was shit. Which it was. Indeed, I was so mad I bid him good bye. Have you never slammed the front door in anger and walked off your frustration going round the block (twice and fast)?

      Try it sometime. Clears your head faster than you can scratch your scalp and ask yourself what all that [your anger] was about. Ramana knows the above intuitively which is why he is still talking to me.

      You object to my, as perceived by you, “double standard”. There is no double standard, Jean. There are only two standards: Mine and that of another. Sometimes they clash. Like thunder and lightening. Off go the cannons. With a bit of luck followed by a rainbow, or at least an appeasement.

      What you appear not to understand that within the context of the subject of ‘reincarnation’ Looney quoted something appropriate. As I saw it, the joke was on ME; it was subtle, it was perceptive. Nothing to do with women in Greece two thousand years ago.


      Comment by Ursula — February 1, 2011 @ 19:02 | Reply

      • Good to know we shouldn’t take your rants seriously. You’re just letting off steam.

        Comment by Cheerful Monk — February 1, 2011 @ 19:53 | Reply

        • Don’t know, Jean, so tired can’t think straight: I believe it a human right to be taken seriously. Remember those old train engines? That’s what made them run: Steam. A lot of hot air.


          Comment by Ursula — February 1, 2011 @ 20:03 | Reply

          • Steam engines didn’t come until James Watt taught people to use the steam productively rather than just spewing it into the atmosphere.

            Comment by Cheerful Monk — February 1, 2011 @ 20:13 | Reply

  3. Different people like different things. 🙂

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — February 1, 2011 @ 19:39 | Reply

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