Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for Teasing


If there’s one thing that really burns my ass for no good reason, it’s being teased about stuff. Everyone who knows me knows this, and they use this knowledge to psychologically torture me for their own amusement. By the way, everyone, if I haven’t been returning your calls lately, this is why.

I’m sure this sensitivity to being teased goes back to my school days. I was bullied for years, and this was back in the days when kids were expected to stand up for themselves. When I complained to my third grade teacher that one of the other kids had called me a name, she replied, “Smack him.” As the years passed, a lot of people got smacked, and I got punished for smacking a lot of people, but the larger problem went unresolved.

So, in addition to having anger management issues, I cannot stand to be teased. It’s been the end of more than one relationship, since I am, apparently, just so damn entertaining when I’m wound up. There is nothing on this Earth that can compel me to spend a single second with someone who picks on me for their own entertainment. I really don’t understand how picking on someone is supposed to be funny for anyone except the person doing the picking, and then only because that person is a twat waffle. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who don’t understand that when they tease me and I respond with some variation of “Go sit naked on a bucket of angry bees,” that I’m being serious. It’s not f&cking nice, people. Knock it off.


19 comments:

  1. I am overly sensitive sometimes, but I also can't stand being teased. I don't know why people get their kicks off it!

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes I feel like the only one!

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  2. I'm with you. It's mean and unnecessary. In middle school, my daughter was a foot taller than other kids her age and was teased by boys daily. I taught her how to punch. It may not have been my best mothering decision but she went to school the next day and announced, "My mom said that if you tease me then it's ok if I punch you in the face." They stopped.

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    1. Wow, I'm impressed that it didn't require actual face-punching.

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  3. I think too many things are just passed off as "teasing". Lets call it what it is, bullying.

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    1. I could not agree more.
      And the "can't you take a joke" comments bully gives you when you call them on their bullying? Well, eff you, dickpickle.

      ~PolishSpring

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  4. I think too many things are just passed off as "teasing". Lets call it what it is, bullying.

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  5. People think because I'm cynical and sarcastic then I also like to tease or "give people the business". No. Do I like to make fun of things and some people - rude jerks, rednecks, bullies, very stupid people, yes. But I tend to do it to myself or with my best friend, my wife, and not around my kids.

    *fistbump*

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    1. I definitely do some making fun around here. But, I do try not to hurt anyone's feelings. Honestly!

      *fistbump*

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  6. HaHa! You used "twat waffle!" I love it!

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    1. I have a new tag now, 'twat waffle ftw'.

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  7. I have a high teasing tolerance if it's not cruel. There are ways people can try to help me laugh at myself when I'm embarrassed, but teasing is risky. It's not a good option. Compassion and comfort is always a better choice.

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    1. A lot of people just straight up criticize me and then act like it's teasing. Part of my problem is definitely that I don't realize when people are just teasing. It's not part of my schema.

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  8. I concur. And can we add tickling to the list?

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  9. For some reason, guys think it's OK to tease the woman they love. I'm sick of being told I'm 'too sensitive' and they were 'only joking'.

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    1. You're not too sensitive, they're just assholes.

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