Bitch on the Blog

February 13, 2016

Riding the wave

Filed under: Amusement,Communication,Environment,Formalities,Human condition — bitchontheblog @ 23:42
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Among one of the worst bunches of my traits: There are people (make that men, women don’t care as long as I admire them) who think I think them stupid.

I don’t.

I take people as they come. What’s it to me that my landlord doesn’t understand the mechanics of damp? Nothing. That’s what. Shorten my life by a few years. As long as I don’t think you stupid the world is my sneeze.

My landlord told me I think him stupid. I don’t. I had never considered the matter of his intelligence. Nevertheless, he is miffed. Him being Italian complicating matters because, on one hand, Italians revere women – particularly if you are their mother. On the other? Well, on the other they are short tempered even when they are shorter (in length) than you. Never mind.

If you want affirmation as to your intelligence speak to my father. I don’t say this lightly because I despise name dropping as some people do to make themselves grander, BUT. But my father’s IQ is of the jaw dropping, hit the ceiling variety. Incidentally so is that of LSF (longest standing friend). And yours [that’s my readers’] possibly too. After all, why would I talk to people who don’t show me the errors of my ways?

Yes, so my father – and it was one of the more shocking, leaving a long lasting impression on me, moments of my youth: He pronounced (don’t ask) % of people “stupid”. Since I myself am not THAT stupid the first question popping into my mind: What constitutes “stupid”? It’s a big question, not easily answered. Not that it matters.

Before I rest my case: One of my favourite books features, and is told through the eyes of, the proverbial “village idiot”. He may be simple. Yet, stupid he ain’t.

Hugs, kisses, dashes, yours,

U

 

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8 Comments »

  1. My father said to me once, and it rankled for many years – not so much any more because dead, know it ain’t true, I see him for who he really was, frightened – ” your brains are wasted on a girl.” He meant it genuinely, he didn’t say it disparagingly. Yeah my IQ is high, but what does that mean? I measure people differently. I am in awe of artists, of common sense (I lack), of wonder, etc. Stupid can be wilful. It can be narrow-minded, it can be greedy, but nothing to do with intelligence. At all.

    I ramble. It’s late. Sleep well.

    XO
    WWW

    Comment by wisewebwoman — February 14, 2016 @ 01:57 | Reply

    • WWW, your father paid you a compliment (if somewhat back handed).

      Where his, and many other people’s, reasoning fails that it’s mothers who look after children. Who better than the intelligent whose “brains are wasted on a girl” to bring up the next generation?

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 18, 2016 @ 18:50 | Reply

  2. Reputedly a Yorkshire saying: They’re all mad except thee and me and sometimes even thee’s a bit daft…. perhaps this applies also to stupidity… truth is that stupidity hasl;ittle to do with IQ…..
    It could have been said of my father thet he did not suffer fools gladly…. yet…. he could be infernally stupid. As can I.

    Comment by magpie11 — February 14, 2016 @ 11:37 | Reply

  3. The perspective I was offered long ago was, “never attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity”. Which is to say, stupidity is often the more honorable explanation! Thus, Forrest Gump is my hero.

    Comment by Looney — February 14, 2016 @ 14:15 | Reply

    • Oh, Looney, I so like you for many reasons. You being kind being one of them.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 18, 2016 @ 18:51 | Reply

  4. I feel for your landlord. Poor fellow must have had an earful from you to come to that conclusion.

    Comment by rummuser — February 17, 2016 @ 13:51 | Reply

    • And there I was thinking you’d actually understand me, Ramana. I never ever give anyone an earful. People hear what they want to hear. Even when there is silence. Ask Jean. According to her philosophy of life – and it’s a good one – it’s not my fault if people read something into a raised eyebrow.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 18, 2016 @ 19:04 | Reply


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