Tuesday, August 05, 2008
I Am Offended By Your Sensitivity!
So the other day I was out at a social event...okay, it was actually a 3 year old birthday party with no alcohol.
I bump into, let's call her Susie, a local young mother whom I scarcely know.
CaptiousNut - Hi, where's Jim (husband)?
Susie - Oh, he's at the beach, reading a book.
CaptiousNut - [pausing] What's he reading?
Susie - [much longer contemplative pause] Ah, er, um...
CaptiousNut - Fiction or non-fiction?
Susie - [another pause with a faint smile] Ah, er, um...
CaptiousNut - Let me guess, The Devil Wears Prada [I was trying to guess some frivolous chick titles.]
Susie - No. I don't want to offend you.
CaptiousNut - Go ahead, tell me.
Susie - [whispering and blushing] He's reading Liberalism Is A Mental Disease.
How weird was that exchange? I mean seriously, who goes around worried about offending other people?
By the way, I was mortified!