The Other Guy

By Jaime Nava

So I was doing this one thing the other day. I overheard someone talking about something I hated. I could not believe they would even talk about it in public. What kind of people would even support this thing? They must have been brainwashed to think that thing that I overheard that one time I was doing that one thing the other day. I paused for a second to look at the other person who said that one thing. I didn’t notice it before, but yeah, I should have noticed it to begin with. They dressed like a person who says things I don’t like. I was getting into my car from that place the other day, and I saw that person get into their car with their kind of clothes. Ah. It all made sense. They’re one of those people who drive one of those kinds of cars.

I got in the car to come home. People were driving that one way that they do that always drives me nuts. I wanted to do that thing I shouldn’t do while driving but I didn’t. Instead, I showed my disapproval with a clear shake of my head. Where do these people learn to do that thing they do while the drive? It drives me nuts. Don’t they know how to drive in an area like this? Oh, and I saw one of those people on the side of the road at that one place. I can’t believe there’re people like that. Why does anyone allow people like that to be like that? How does someone get to be like that? Isn’t someone’s parents responsible for raising someone better?

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I got home and sighed. It’s a pain making my way through all those people. Finally, I was home. I brought in the stuff I went out to get that one time on that one day. After putting it away, I went online to check Facebook. Just when I thought it was safe, those people who put those things on their profiles were at it again. What is wrong with those people? It’s those kind of people who are going to destroy our country. All that stuff they post boggles my mind. But then I came across that stuff I liked. Someone posted that thing I think is so right, so I gave it thumbs and hearts and stars or whatever. That’s the kind of thing I want people to post. That person has it so right. It’s about time someone finally said something that I think is so dead on. It’s too bad other people don’t put two and two together and come up with the right conclusions to this stuff.

I got tired and went off to bed. I said my prayers before going to bed, “Thank you, Lord, for not making me like those people…”

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6 thoughts on “The Other Guy

  1. Oh my gosh! This article is so spot on. It’s a shame that I am exactly like the people you describe in this blog post. You know, the people who get annoyed with those people who are destroying our country. Yep, I’m a jerk. It’s true.

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    1. Ken, you have every right to disagree with “those who are destroying our country.” It does not make you a “jerk” to criticize when necessary. If disagreeing was a crime, I would have been in jail before now, and so would millions of others. Our Savior, did He not speak out against the religious leaders? Not only did Our Lord speak in righteous anger, but quite forcefully, making Himself enemies of the “establishment.” In the Bible it clearly states that a true friend is better than a flattering one. A true friend will give you constructive criticism and accept it likewise from you. A flattering friend will merely feed your ego and pride. On the Jagged word, I hope we can be true friends in the sense of being honest, even bordering on the impolite at times, because from some discussions here we might consider various viewpoints. Of course, civility is required, and tact, which I confess often eludes me personally, but nevertheless….open discourse should prevail between God’s people, with no malice.

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  2. I guess we need to remind ourselves not to judge by appearances, and even a few words from someone we disagree with does not reflect the whole person, only the part they have chosen to reveal. I can agree or disagree with others without getting personal and without disparaging their character…..and still stick to the issue….but sometimes people get defensive and perceive it as an attack on their character. In my case, I need to work on being more careful about my words.

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  3. So much hate speech from people who I act like I like but don’t like when I’m online. Five frowny faces for everyone! … I’m considering developing a social site that uses no letters but has 3,000 emoticons, I’ll call it emotiglyphics.

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