Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining...

have you ever talked to someone who not only thinks theyre smart, but talks condescendingly to people as well?  So not only are they false in what theyre saying, they take the stance of an dik and talk down to you as if YOURE the idiot!  Ive seen this phenomenon more and more lately here in Toledo, Ohio and im quite at a loss as to the cause of it.  Im reasonably well educated and articulate, can hold my own in a debate and pour a mean drink behind the bar.  But more and more i feel unwilling to even talk to new people since im tired of being right yet talked to as if i were the idiot.  How did this come to be??  People used to atleast TRY and know what theyre talking about, and if they didnt they atleast tried to sound like they did.  Surely though they wouldnt act like a professor of physics when in reality they couldnt outsmart jeff foxworthy in a spelling bee.  The rub here is is that these people actually THINK theyre smart, and right no less, all of the time.  How did i miss the memo that a whole generation of idiot savants immigrated to the mid west and set up shop just to annoy the fuck out of me? is it the same where you reside? or is it just something in the brown paper bag beer thats making toledoans act like its a 24/7 paint thinner huffing contest and fillibuster talk-off???? let me know, im feeling more and more like a genious here by the minute...

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Comment by kOrsan on March 27, 2013 at 3:40am

You just need to learn how to be condescending back. And of course the same people exist everywhere.

Comment by Jorita on March 27, 2013 at 2:56pm

I find the older I get the less I like people.  I am a hairdstylist but also study psychology , I have had people talk slow to me, I have been told I am an idiot because I am an Atheist and that I know nothing, and the things I read and talk about "science" is written by people that no nothing. I am at the point of just not taking part in any conversations, and cutting myself from people. I am becoming less tolerant by the day. And the best one is if they ask you a question, you start explaining and not even a third into the explanation they tell you to get done with it as they already know what you want to say. After them opening their mouth for 30 sec you know they are cleuless!  

Comment by Kairan Nierde on March 28, 2013 at 11:14am

I've had a string of run-ins with this personality type from time to time. Really depressing experience. Makes you wonder about humanity. Thankfully there are other people out there who do listen with an open mind or at least follow social conventions regarding false humility (they'll act humble but inside are quite arrogant and closed-minded). You just need to find a new set of people.

Comment by Kairan Nierde on March 28, 2013 at 11:19am

People have told me that I act like I know it all but am really full of it. In actuality, I am frustratingly aware of my intellectual limits! I enjoy engaging difficult ideas and often use formal patterns of speech with moderately advanced vocabulary. I believe this contributes to the daft-know-it-all impression some people make.

Comment by Keith Konecny on March 28, 2013 at 5:38pm

So i should sink to the level of the very idiots im bashing? Not what i'd call my first choice...not to mention i would therefore become a dick with brains running into all of those dicks without.  No, i really didnt mean i need an answer as to how to deal with these mentally challenged individuals, i was just curious if i was having an illustion (minus the shrooms), or if others come across this phenomenon as much as i do.  Im a bartender so i have to deal with drunken idiots on a daily basis, but atleast they have an excuse, theyre drunk. these people tend to make less sense and lack the proper alcohol content to be excused.  i just dont know where people get off having such terrible information rattling around their heads, then the balls to shout about it as if they knew how the world really is. they must listen to rush limbaugh and wayne lapierre daily to become so fucked...

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