O.T. Important things (to some folks) but not to others

Submitted by mGrowOld on April 2nd, 2015 at 3:24 PM
Today's raging debate over Adidas v Nike got me to thinking about topics important to people that others could care less about. Exhibit A in my house is where we sit in a resturant when my wife and I go out to eat. I don't care where we sit but to my wife this is VERY important and I can safely say that when entrusted with this critical task I have chosen poorly each an every time we've gone out. So knowing this I no longer make the choice and defer to my wife for seating selection and everyone's happy. So what's yours? I don't care about about shoe brand my school wears or where I sit in a resturant. What VERY IMPORTANT topic do you not care about?

Comments

Erik_in_Dayton

April 2nd, 2015 at 3:27 PM ^

You have to sit facing the door of the restaurant.  Otherwise some hombre with bad intentions might come in and gun you down before you know what's happening.  I learned this in Kansas in the 1880s.

Austin Blue

April 2nd, 2015 at 4:17 PM ^

There are some Orwellian parallels to "1984", but I would posit that "Animal Farm" is even closer to what we see today.  However, if you really want to have your mind blown, read "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.  Huxley wrote that book in 1931 (published in 1932) but it reads like he wrote the social commentary, I mean book, last week . . .

Wolfman

April 3rd, 2015 at 2:06 AM ^

be it a restaurant or saloon. I sat with back to door playing cards one night and was shot from behind. I think I might have won the hand, holding Aces and 8s.  After that, I had cosmetic surgery done, shot the motherfucker who shot me and am still living in Somewhere, Brazil at an advanced age of 165 years.  The fucking shit that grows in the jungles here make it almost impossible to get a softy or die.  So little things don't bother me as much as they did in towns like Deadwood and the like.

FormAFarkingWall

April 2nd, 2015 at 3:36 PM ^

Something very important to me that most people don't give two shits about:  Where you and your wife sit at restaurants. In fact, I chart the location of every meal you eat.  Weird hobby....

FreddieMercuryHayes

April 2nd, 2015 at 3:31 PM ^

Pants.  I just don't understand why everyone insists on wearing pants.  I don't think they are very important, but for some reason people, especially parents and police, seem to freak out when I don't where pants while just minding my own buisness like going grocery shopping or running through the park.  So I just gave up and now just usually wear pants.  Still doesn't make any sense to me though.

ijohnb

April 2nd, 2015 at 3:32 PM ^

care if people wear their shoes into my house(unless there is like obviously dog crap on them) and I don't get why some people freak out about it;

2.  I really don't freak out if I spot a hair in my food at restaurants, I mean it happens, just move it out of your food and start grubbing;

3.  I don't hate "participation rewards" for very young children in sports.  People are all "When I was that age I only got a medal if I won!"  Whatever dude, they are 5 years old, give them a medal so they can have something shiny;

4.  I don't not do things because it is too hot.  Some of my friends in the summer are like "I don't want to play golf on Friday, it is going to be like 90 degrees."  It just doesn't bother me.

 

Farnn

April 2nd, 2015 at 5:48 PM ^

Definitely agree on 1&2, and as a bit of a tangent to 2, I love to cook, and if I open up something like flour and I see it has bugs and I don't have any other flour, I'll just sift them out and use it.  Won't serve it to anyone else out of respecting their wishes, but it's just extra protein.