There seems to be a lot of this going around these days, don’t you think?
I’m talking about how a lot of people out there are proud of unimpressive things that they really shouldn’t be…
Let’s see what AskReddit users think about all of this.
“I overheard a coworker recently brag to a girl that he’d already had COVID 3 times and during his most recent bout, he went to the gym every day that he had it.
That s**t killed my dad, but no…you’re a total bada** because you didn’t skip leg day and decided to spread your germs all over the place.”
2. Not good for you.
“Not eating any vegetables.
Known a few people state it as if it’s some kind of achievement giving themselves constipation.”
3. Not cool.
“Drinking a lot.
I know people, grown people in their late 20s, who will brag about passing out on their lawns because they couldn’t make it from the car to the front door.”
4. So stupid.
“Driving better when dr**k.
I’ve heard that ridiculous statement more times than I should.”
““I’m an alpha.”
Sure thing, big guy. You’re so alpha you had to get a shirt that said it, too?”
6. Sounds like a real loser.
“A close relative came to visit and saw a coloring page my 1st grade daughter made of Frida Kahlo in her art class at school.
He laughed and said, “who is this? Some dude dressed up like a chick?” My daughter started to explain who Frida Kahlo is and the relative interrupted to rant about public schools are failing our kids by teaching them about weirdos that nobody has ever heard of.
He was very proud of himself. I reassured my daughter the Frida Kahlo is indeed an amazing artist, and counted the minutes until the relative had to leave.”
7. So lame.
“”If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.”
Run far, and run fast.”
8. Not going far.
“I had a coworker who bragged about 13% on a car loan because he couldn’t understand that higher interest is bad when you owe money.
He just heard higher interest is good for investments and couldn’t wrap his head around the rest.
He did not go far in life.”
9. Nice work!
“I worked with a guy who, otherwise very smart, was extremely proud of the fact that he could remove the foil from the neck of a wine bottle without cutting it.
He brought it up so many times I lost count. I just let him have it, though, because he seemed to need it.”
10. Not something to brag about.
“Being “bad with computers”.
People wear it as a badge of honor and I find it so frustrating.
A. Most people know more than they realize.
B. Making even a bit of time to learn how to use them can make a big difference for most people.”
11. There you go!
“”I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.”
“Swearing loyalty to a f**king politician.
Idolizing a politician is like believing a stripper likes you.”
13. Pretty sad.
“Working so hard, it gets in the way of their personal life and wellbeing.
“I missed my kid’s graduation, I was too busy finishing a report.”
“I’ve been so busy, I haven’t slept in 3 days.”
“I start so early and leave so late, I haven’t felt direct sunlight in months.”
None of it makes me think “Wow, you’re such a dedicated worker!”. It makes me think “You’re a tool, with terrible time management, sacrificing your life for a company that doesn’t care about you”.
From a managerial standpoint, I think more highly of workers who can get their work done in 8 hours, 5 days a week. That says ‘efficient’. The ones who worked themselves to the ground quickly reach a point where their per-hour work yield plummets, and the work they are “accomplishing” isn’t done right because they’re such a mess.”
Now it’s your turn!
Tell us what you think about this in the comments.
Thanks a lot!