Insults

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Another day, another blog. Or two, in this case. I don’t have much to say, so this will likely be short. The day started off alright, with Lana going out and buying Tim Horton’s cappuchinos for all three people in the Grade 12 math class. I’m not really sure why she did it, but oh well. It was good, although I’m not a fan of French Vanilla. I prefer the Cafe Mochas with half hot chocolate and half coffee. Mmm, I can taste it right now.

Anyways, the rest of the day went quite normally. We had Gym last class, so we loaded ourselves up into the van and headed over to Bethel to play handball. I was up against Jonathan, who beat me 11-6 I believe. It might have been 11-7, I forget. It was like 10-2 for him and then I came back and got a few, so that was pretty cool. But during the game I think I burst a blood vessel in my hand. Jordan said it looked like a bruise, but it’s puffy and squishy, so I think it’s a popped blood vessel. Oh well, it should be fine, it doesn’t look too major. It just hurts. It’s kind of funny that it was only after I noticed it that I went and came back with 4 or 5 points in the game. That was kind of strange.

But yeah. I missed my bus because we got back late, so I waited for my Aunt Lynn to come and pick up Jordan and got a ride home with her. Before she got there, I got to talk to Stephanie for a while, which is cool since I don’t usually get a chance to talk to her a lot. I mean, I see her every day and stuff, but I don’t talk to her that much. I usually hang out with Jordan and Zac at lunchtime, and after school I’m usually right out the door to catch the bus. She doesn’t usually come on MSN that much either. Meh. The reason it brightened up my day is because I got a few good disses in there. She’s quite easy to insult. The only thing you have to watch out for is when she doesn’t understand the insult. That usually brings up opportunity for a few more, though.

You know, it’s interesting that the easiest people to diss are the ones that it doesn’t apply to anyway. I mean, I may say that Jordan’s an idiot or Stephanie’s ugly, but with all sincerity, both parties know it’s not true. And as Steph said today, “What if I had low self-esteem or something? You could make me all depressed or something.” But I mean, the fact is that it’s usually pretty easy to tell when someone has low self-esteem. And I know her well enough to know that’s not the case at all. Insulting people who just admit that it’s true is no fun. Then it just gets sticky. You try to compliment them to make up for it. “You’re stupid.” “Yeah, I know. I’m always stupid.” “Haha nah, not really. I was just joking.” “No you weren’t.” “Uhh, yeah I was actually.” “But it’s true anyways.” “No way! You’re smart!” “Yeah right…whatever.” That’s a sample conversation that is never fun to get into.

Insulting people who don’t take it seriously is just fun. I do it with my friends all the time, and they do it right back. As long as you both know you’re not serious and that it’s not actually true, it can make for some great times. So I suppose the moral of the story is: Don’t be stupid. Cheer up and take an insult. It’s not the end of the world. If you’re one of those people that ruins someone’s day by admitting that their insult is true, then you’re stupid. And don’t say, “Yeah, I know,” to that either.

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