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"I'm going to x for a burger" "Oh, if you want the best burger, you gotta go to y" (20 minutes away)

"We're going to x" "On Erie? For the best Italian, you gotta check out y" (in the US)

"Someone gave me a bottle of Scotch" "You gotta try this 15 year old single-malt called Balrochenluvinmore" (vaguely pronounced 'Balrmore' but spitting on me)


"So I know this guy who is a one-upper..." "Oh man, I know someone worse than that."

This is face-to-face, BTW. LJ is different. Do you know people like this?

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I do, and I hear you. Lately I'm trying to be a little more open to the reality that people just don't know how to have conversations - like, AT ALL - any more so this is a way to engage. Granted, it's an INFURIATING way to engage, but I want to give the benefit of the doubt and try to see that is what is happening.

Or, maybe - more likely, people just always have to know the most and be right.

I'm sure it's often meaning well and trying to have conversation. But there's an implication of criticism. Dude's not listening to you, not happy for you, and only what he knows and thinks is the truth.

How about?

"Have a good lunch."
"Hey. A night out with your wife? Have fun!"
"Oh, you must mean something to someone for them to give you Whisky!"

Obviously I'm preferring interacting via empathy. It's a good thing to have.

That being said, I still like to know the most and I loathe being wrong ;P

Edited at 2017-09-23 01:34 pm (UTC)

I probably am like that.

Heck. You won't even let me order for myself.

You're just going to blow it.

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