Why are people so mean to each other? Two times today I have had friends upset after getting their grades. Not because of bad grades, no, because someone had to piss on their fucking accomplishments. First being my girl Ali. She stepped out of her comfort zone and took a woman's study course that she was challenged by and had been freaking during exams. Ali works 2 jobs, and one of the jobs, well she hates. The assistant manager she works under is an utter and absolute bitch. Anyway, she went into work and the bitch asks "So did you get your grade back?"
"It's so cute you get so excited, wait until you get that in a real class."
Now I could see, when she was telling me, it was not going to end well. BUT Ali was excited and proud, and didn't honestly think why would some 40 year old woman want to embarrass and humiliate a 20 year old girl. Just cause she could. Ali said she spent the entire 5 hour shift feeling like bursting into tears and cried on the bus on the way home. Not because of sadness, but anger at how she was humiliated in front of her co-workers.
The other, my friend Ry, had excellent grades, but he is taking Sociology. Ry's single mother is a doctor and any time he makes good grades she says "See I told you you're smart enough to go to medical school." She just does not get that he does not suffer delusions of stupidity, or think going into social work makes you stupider than a doctor. His mother can honestly NOT comprehend why someone may make different choices than she has made and be happy. He often says that she might give him peace if he starts getting Cs and Ds. Now I suppose his mother is not just trying to be mean. But honestly, what a controlling .... uh... mom.
People just suck sometimes.