Thursday, November 20, 2008

Things that irk JACK

Back in the day (when I was young and not a kid anymore) I was prone to say "hmmmm" a lot, because of that stupid song about 'things that make you go hmmm' and it occured to me recently that there's some new millenium shit that still makes me SMH. For instance, here are 5:

  • People that create online dating profiles and don't care enough to proofread their shit. What's worse, I know that some fools are just as stupid as their profiles suggest. Like that one dude that signed off, "Duces!" (smh)
  • I still can't stand the term "conversate," and while many people have come to realize it's not a word, it's been the bane of my existence for years and years. I still can't help myself from saying, "you know that's not a word, right?" every time I hear it. I don't care if it comes off as pretentious ... For the most part, it's the minorities that use it and I'm tired of us using terms that make us sound ridiculous when we're using them in order to sound intelligent! (smh)
  • I know this one is TOTALLY self-serving because I have an affinity for Black men ... but I can't stand it when gay, Black men say they won't date out of their own race. rEaLy!? I mean, isn't being a minority within a minority a pain in the ass already that you want to limit yourself to that small little subset of people? rEaLy!? And let me tell ya ... I've dated a lot of Black men ... and, fellas ... the pickins are pretty slim. (smh)
  • Sprint! Lawd have mercy - the mere image of their logo on a billboard or magazine advertisement sends my blood to boiling. I had them bitches for way too fucking long and all they did was fuck up my bill, give me shotty service ... and when I complained that the service in my own mother fucking house (a stone's throw from exit 9 on the interstate, mind you) was at about 1/3 of one bar ... they offered to sell me a contraption that would boost the signal in my house. Does my property look like commercial land you can raise up cell phone towers on? I dropped them and am with Verizon now. Didn't I ALREADY pay to get a damn signal? DIDN'T I?! (smh)
  • Parents that curse at their children. I have nothing more to say on this one. (smh)

Oh, these are only 5, ok? This is NOT an exhaustive list.

Carry on.

12 comments:

The Jaded NYer said...

LMAO @ your ongoing beef with Sprint...

JACK said...

It's TERRIBLE. Their logo gets me so fucking mad! lol. I think I need counseling.

That Dude Right There said...

Let's not even start on those dummies online!!

That Dude Right There said...

And oh yeah, I'm would never say that I won't date outside of my race. I'l date a dude of another minority in a heartbeat. But I would prefer that my partner be a Black Man.

slimm215 said...

Hey thanks for stoppin by my blog man. glad i came over here. you are hilarious. Sprint is a pain the the butt man. I still have them and they get on my nerves all the time. i will definitely be coming back here to read more of what you have to say.

JACK said...

That dude: I have posted many a times on the "dummies online" Always under the keyword "dating" (although it's a TOTAL misnomer) ... and I'm glad you're at least OPEN to the idea. Good start! ;-)

slimm: WELCOME! And thanks for the good words. Do come back - I try to make it fun.

Super Dave Van Buren said...

I have sprint. Their customer support is useless but the signal not bad. At least in my area.

JACK said...

Superdave: WE here at JGC have a zero tolerance policy for any pro-Sprint comment. Please exit immediately. No soup - ONE YEAR!

MsMarvalus said...

OK...after that last comment I'll just not share that I used to be a Sprint employee and even after I got laid off, I still have an excellent plan and excellent service and still get free shit from them...

But I do feel your pain...does that help?

JACK said...

MsMarv: Here you may only say that you are no longer an employee and TAKE frree shit from them. Thanks.

MsMarvalus said...

Alright...I TAKE free shit from them...which is basically the truth, so I'm with that...

JACK said...

MsMarv: LMAO. You may stay.