Innocuous things that make you irrationally embarrassed

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I saw a guy in a thrift store last week in full elf regalia. I didn't say anything.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:49 (seven months ago) link

I usually just scream HEY YO LOOK AT THE COSTUME MAN THAT'S QUITE THE COSTUME, A STRANGE AND UNUSUAL COSTUME, WELL DONE

until they feel uncomfortable and leave

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:51 (seven months ago) link

haha

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:52 (seven months ago) link

I figured he's harmless, and probably happier than I am, so why piss on his fun.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:52 (seven months ago) link

my job in life is to remove all happiness

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:53 (seven months ago) link

starting w/ my own

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:53 (seven months ago) link

It's not as much about pissing on their fun, more just the people that do it in such a performative, "look at me, NO, LOOK AT ME" way make me cringe.

xpost

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 March 2020 21:54 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, this guy was different though, he seemed like someone who dresses for himself, in exactly the way he wants to.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 21:59 (seven months ago) link

But I get what you're saying, I've seen those types too.

nickn, Monday, 9 March 2020 22:00 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/TN07oNK.jpg

pplains, Monday, 18 May 2020 16:31 (five months ago) link

lol

i actually bought some passion fruit chobani a week or so ago and realized something about it. two things actually

1) it doesn't embarrass me anymore, it's just yogurt
2) chobani yogurt has a smell so strong that i can smell it before i turn the corner into the room where someone is eating it

with the lifting of the chobani-schmerz, i think i am incapable of being irrationally embarrassed.
i only get embarrassed when it's inevitable & justified. otherwise, zero tolerance for self-shaming. life's too short.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 18 May 2020 16:36 (five months ago) link

It probably doesn't, but I still imagine the creamer spilling out in yogurty chunks.

"Has It Expired? No! It's CHOBANI®"

pplains, Monday, 18 May 2020 17:38 (five months ago) link

ah the rich taste and surprising mouthfeel of CHOBANI

dip to dup (rob), Monday, 18 May 2020 17:42 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Chitchat between sportscasters or weatherpeople and newsreaders after the former have finished their segment

vanjie wail (qiqing), Sunday, 21 June 2020 06:53 (four months ago) link

Unless it's "Then i won't have to wear my jacket?"

pplains, Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:41 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I thought I was over it! But no — there’s a guy here working on our hvac system and I’m eating breakfast. I ran out of things I actually wanted to eat so I decided on yogurt (not chobani, different brand but still in a cup.)

I was swept away in a wave of irrational embarrassment from the moment I started eating it. I stood there w my spoon & my cup like a total boob. What’s my problem with yogurt??!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:14 (three months ago) link

Tbh I think part of it is internalized ageism — that it feels like food for people without teeth aka babies or the very elderly. Eating it makes me feel feeble and powerless (irrationally).

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:19 (three months ago) link

I've just eaten some yogurt because of this thread.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Monday, 6 July 2020 14:26 (three months ago) link

is it also somewhat gendered? like "woman laughing alone with salad"? "elderly woman without teeth sitting alone with yogurt?"

sarahell, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:56 (three months ago) link

Liking yogurt is gendered in the US?

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 21:59 (three months ago) link

She’s not alone if she’s with the yogurt. You’ve got eight million friends in each cup.

rb (soda), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 22:00 (three months ago) link

growing up in the US in the 70s/80s -- yogurt was definitely marketed towards women esp. for weight loss

sarahell, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 22:01 (three months ago) link

Wolf erotica.

The Fields o' Fat Henry (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 22:02 (three months ago) link

cannae beat some classic ilx patter my man

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 23:00 (three months ago) link

For I don’t think it’s gendered — I remember in college (way back in the 90s) being at the caf and a male friend of mine was eating yogurt. I could barely look at him! The way he was spooning it, the lack of need to chew. Ugh no.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 July 2020 02:22 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Getting congratulated on my work anniversary by my Linkedin connections.

pplains, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:35 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

When a book makes you lol irl

Scampo No. 5 (wins), Thursday, 3 September 2020 17:49 (one month ago) link


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