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Man, I hate show-offs! KINDA ranting here...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Fierlin1182, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    You know the ones who think they're awesome and want to flaunt it in everyone's faces 24/7? Those kids? I heard aaaall about your great boyfriends, cars, house, nose, clothes, mates etc. the first time [​IMG] Tell it to someone who's actually interested!

    Me: [​IMG] trying hard not to [​IMG]

  2. Amen to that !
  3. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    They don't bother me these days, probably for a few reasons. Mostly, I've managed to cultivate a life and people around me that I am very much at peace with. I've also never been impressed by things many others are (ie. size of paycheck). Lastly, I feel pity now a days more than annoyance, because the insecurity is so tangible. I've found that limiting my interactions with such people help, but also that one can kind of guide them to a more secure outlook. When they brag about something (car, family, house, whatever), I just nod in a disengaged way. But, any time any sort of small spark of who they are shows through, anything I hear them talk about or see that genuinely makes them happy (ie. a hidden hobby), then I am all over that with genuine interest and eagerness. Also, any attack they make on me or my lifestyle tends to roll off, and meeting it with a truly good natured reply tends to really throw them for a loop. It's been enough to get a few people to look at their lives a bit, and I've seen change in a few, some subtler than others. It's always deeply enjoyable to see even a little bit of what they are, rather than what they wear/drive/live in.
  4. I mean like people brag about it.
    but when the keep going on about it 5 times in a row it gets annoying.
    Once i can deal with but more then that its just plain annoying
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Must be all they have if they keep repeating it.Isn't that sad that that is all they have that they think is important?They think it makes them important.By the third time I would be walking away.

    The boyfriend often moves on,the car rusts,the house molds,the cloths rip,mates switch friends or move,and the nose(???) gets big and red,lol. After all that is gone what does she REALLY have aside from the nose???

    Maybe she does not realise she is repeating and how pathetic it is.Point it out in a gentle way if you want to remain a friend.
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    People who feel the need to constantly brag about the things they have do so because they are not happy despite having all those things. Even though they are surrounded by all those desirable material things they still haven't found what they need.

    And when your time comes all those material things don't matter. Just ask my hubby who spends his working hours photographing accidents. All those fancy cars, fancy gals, fancy nose jobs doesn't matter to death. Rich folk are just as dead as poor folk. What really matters is the memories you left behind.
  7. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Crowing

    Apr 14, 2010
    [​IMG] I hate people like that, too.... [​IMG]

  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:Or maybe they are really excited about what they are telling you? Or maybe they don't know you well enough to feel comfortable telling you when things go wrong? Becuase they sense that you are judging them?

    If someone shares a portion of their life, even if you preceive it as bragging, take a moment and share their joy--let them know you are happy for them. And even if they had all the worst intentions, you've changed it all around by your response.
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Feb 20, 2008
    Opelousas, Louisiana
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Songster

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    I also hate it when these same people act like something's wrong with you because you don't have all the crap they have, too.

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