I can’t remember what brought it up, but I told a guy at work that he didn’t look like the outdoor type to me. He was very offended by this. Curious as to why that opinion of him was so offensive, I asked him why he was so upset by it. His reasoning was… baffling to me.
“How could you say that about me?” he whined. “I’m an outdoorsman.” And here comes the direct quote of his reasoning, “I took a Facebook quiz that said I’m a redneck. I answered ‘yes’ to 30 out of the 40 questions.”
I had to stop for a second before saying anything because I thought he was joking with me at first. No. He was dead serious. I tried to sift my way through the nonexistent logic. “I’ve lived in southern states for the majority of my life. I’d probably answer yes to most of those questions too, but I’m no redneck,” I said. “Besides, being a redneck and being an outdoorsman aren’t the same thing.”
“I’ve hiked,” he argued back.
“I’ve been hiking too, but that doesn’t make me an outdoorsman.”
“I watch hunting videos.”
“Ok, but have you ever actually gone hunting?”
“Well, no, but…”
I didn’t hear what he said next because I was too busy laughing. He walked away grumbling and was pissy with me the rest of the day. I went home after work and watched a couple episodes of House, which by his logic, makes me some kind of medical professional.
Sweet! I’m a professional athlete!!
I always knew you’d make it someday!
I also watched Wire to Wire, and now I’m also a member of the 1990s World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds team. I wonder when I’ll get my ring…
I’ve watched every episode of Hell’s Kitchen, so I’m sure Gordon Ramsay is going to give me my own restaurant any day now.
Facebook didn’t even say it’s so. Lol.
Hey! I can be a doctor even if Facebook didn’t say it!
Even without FB we can all concur like one.
Yes you can. It sounds like he needed confirmation from fuk book. That’s all.
Congrats on your recent doctoral advancements. I’m going to watch kill bill later to brush up on my kung fu.
Good idea. I think I may watch the Avengers so I can get some Hawkeye level archery skills.
Fanatic idea! I’m going to watch Hackers too, really need to up my hacking game
Wow, this means I have a lot of things to add to my resume.
Me too. Doctor… lawyer… ghostbuster…
Sounds like he has some personal identity issues he has to deal with!
This afternoon he said he was thinking about getting a part-time job at GameStop because he’s a “video game nerd”.
Well then he is a walking oxymoron. Lol. Or is that too stereotypical.
Wow. I wonder what it is like to live in that guy’s head.
I don’t want to know what it’s like to live in that guy’s head. It’s probably a very frightening, and maddening, place.
Probably but… there’s a story or two in there I’m sure.
Thanks for making me laugh! I laughed so hard I was crying 😀
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