I’m Not Obsessed With Logic But…

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I’ve no doubt that some people have wondered the above about me.  [For the record, I tie my shoelaces all by myself.]  We all have our moments, don’t we?  

Uh huh.

So it is with the foregoing in mind that I tell you the gist of a conversation that I had with a casual acquaintance.  It’s a conversation that didn’t make sense to me, but then I was having one of my logical days while my casual acquaintance wasn’t. 

Oh well.

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ACQUAINTANCE:  Congrats on your success.  I see that you’ve accomplished something.

MOI:  Thank you.

ACQUAINTANCE:  Did you do something different this time that contributed to your success?

MOI:  Yes.  {I explain how I did what I did.}

ACQUAINTANCE:  {Acquaintance asks 2 or 3 clarifying questions.}  Wow, so you did something entirely new?

MOI:  Yes I did.

ACQUAINTANCE:  WELL THAT WON’T WORK.  YOU CAN’T DO IT THAT WAY.  YOU’LL FAIL.

MOI:  Huh?!  But you just said…

ACQUAINTANCE:  {Lots of explanation about how what I did will never work and how wrong I was to even try.}

MOI:  Well, thanks for telling me this.

ACQUAINTANCE:  Oh sure.  Just trying to help.

MOI:  Uh huh.

~ The End ~

[Source for the above image is anyone’s guess.  I found it on FB.  I’ve seen it on Pinterest, stumbled over it on many blogs, but have been unable to find its original source.]

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Looking for the crumb of truth in the cookie of life.

20 thoughts on “I’m Not Obsessed With Logic But…”

  1. Maybe it ties into their belief that the jouney is more improtant than the destination. Or in this case, the person is just too non-linear. Or just fricking nuts.

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    1. kate, I know. It was a weird conversation because I wanted to explain that what was being said made no sense, but I decided to bite my tongue and just let it all pass in a cheerful “whatever” way.

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  2. I’m voting on time travel. Now that you know that what you did will never work, you will instantly be transported back in time to fail. Nope, no paradox there.

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  3. You are such an inherently gracious person. Even in my most Zen of moments, I have such difficulty letting things like that go. As I get older, it does become a teensy bit easier, but wow! I simply do not handle it with the same aplomb.

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    1. nance, thank you. Some days I nail gracious, other days… not so much. This person got me on one of my good days, so I shrugged it off. Still, a strange conversation… 😉

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    1. Margaret, there was a time when I would have said: “WTF are you talking about?” But I’m older now, mellower, less inclined to care what someone else thinks about moi. Still, this conversation was wacked– and I didn’t start it, now did I?

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  4. Ally, sounds like your friend had another situation going on and she was taking it out on you. I had someone yell at me once for “not thinking outside the box” because they just got the same words thrown at them that day. And it had nothing to do with what I was doing or we were talking about.

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    1. Kourtney, that could well be what was going on. It was a peculiar conversation. And considering that I didn’t start it I found it [shall we say?] non-linear and a bit goofy.

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