The original post was a specific reply but I thought some of the examples I cited were cute and worthy of reposting. I was trying to get across the concept of ‘indifference’ and thus cited some examples to him to try to elucidate the point:
So how do you get the point across on just how little I care?
Let’s say you are married…. You come home to find your wife hanging curtains…. she decides to tell you at length of the subtle differences and multiple variations of color between the shades of ocher and salmon when picking floral patterns for curtain valences….
no? that one doesn’t work? OK, how’s about this? You are at work… some geek from the accounting department is by the coffee machine and corners you and starts to tell you with impassioned fervor the history of all the subtle tax code changes from the day he graduated college until present. He was born in 1939 and graduated at 20 years old!
Still not quite? OK, one of the nerds from the computer department comes to your desk to fix your PC. It’s broke, you don’t care why. While he’s working on your computer he starts to lecture you on the importance of cleaning your mouse regularly, then begins to tell you about the fascinating world of assembly language programming on Z80 microprocessors.
How about this one? Some extreme feminist animal rights environmental kook who lives down your block is passing out fliers at the latest neighborhood mixer. She corners you in particular to tell you of the benefits of eating a diet based around mostly tofu, soy milk, fungus burgers and sprouts then decides to drone on in great detail about the horrors of animal testing.
Still don’t get it? OK, You open your email box and you have 200 letters describing how you can get a share of $30 million from some dipshit in zimbabwe, how to increase the size of your penis, where to get discount viagra substitutes and how to save money on printer cartridge refills versus replacements….
Or… Your old high school friend calls you to lunch. You show up, get your food then he pulls out an Amway folder….
Two jehova’s witnesses show up at your door…..?
Are we beginning to understand yet?