Stupid man from yesterday

Yesterday was helping a friend with the Womens’ Society stall at our Freshers’ Week.

So many lovely people, so much to talk about, I learnt a lot from all the weird and wonderful people that came over to chat. But there’s always one… And they always find me (a little like mosquitos & just as irritating).

“Oh, so you’re the man-hating society, are you?” he barked at me.

“No hello first? I hate to break it to you, but the womens’ society is not about men. I don’t hate men, I just hate idiots” I said to him (luckily have had to deal with this same tired old “argument”, so the sentence slipped off the tongue with a satisfying smoothness).

“You’re just a reverse chauvinist”

“There’s no such thing as reverse chauvinism, chauvinism is chauvinism. What’s your point, would you like to join?” (I have my moments of smart-arsery)

He just stormed off, muttering.

There’s always one.

Words/phrases that irritate me

Robust (Don’t know why, I just hate it)

Difficult decisions (that’s usually politics-speak for ‘we’re going to fuck the poor’ (again))

“I hate to say it, but” (no, you don’t)

“touch base” (shut up)

“I’m not a (insert whatever here), but” (yes, you are)

“I’m just playing devil’s advocate” (no, you’re being a twat)

“Shall I tell you what I think?” (no)

“But what about…” (that’s not an argument, I’m talking about something else, stop trying to change the subject)