Detection methods: harmless idiots or scheming assholes?
You know how sometimes it's easy to assume a European guy is gay because he's more sensitive and better dressed than your average American straight guy?
The theme for today is: how do you know if someone is actually try to fuck you over, when it's possible they're just really bumbling idiots who are too self-absorbed to care if their actions affect others?
I've realized of late that this is a big problem for me. My gaydar is okay, but my idiot meter is on the fritz.
I've been trying to lower my standards, not expect so much, not be so hard on people, but I think it is backfiring.
Then I don't know if I'm giving people more credit than they deserve? Are they really that clever? Am I really more unlucky than anyone else?
Or am I really surrounded by so much incompetence that it's hard not to end up with fallout all over my face?
Is there really anywhere better? Is this as good as it gets? Can't I just expect to find more of the same no matter where I go, because I'll always have to work with people, and people generally suck?
Nothing like a friendly reminder at the end of the week that I would be very lucky if I could just be left alone to do my work.
Where is that ivory tower when I want to be up in one, and leave all the raving idiots below?