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October 10, 2005

I am not necessarily opposed to these things, but I just don’t get them.

Pinky rings on men (or anyone, really)
Puffy coats, scarves, and hats when it’s 57° outside
Genuine annoyance with harmless and frivolous listserv activity
Columbus Day being a federal holiday, but I still have school
Midterms being announced one week before they have to be taken
Never having enough diet soda at lunch meetings

Any explanations for the above phenomena would be greatly appreciated. (Especially #1, #3, and #4.)

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  1. October 10, 2005 at 3:41 pm

    Well, the ring on the pinky finger (if you’re talking engineers) can be linked to a Canadian tradition that is even occasionally repeated in the states. See this page for a description.

    As for the rest of the pinky ring wearing crazies, who knows.

  2. October 10, 2005 at 5:32 pm

    Harmous and frivilous listserv activity bears so much resemblence to both malicious listserv activity and totally moronic listserv activity.

  3. October 10, 2005 at 6:08 pm

    It’s all a huge conspiracy to annoy the living shit out of all the people who are rational, sentient, non-irritating human beings. Also, please add to your list:

    1. Freaky people with fanny packs on the bus who pull ferrets out of said fanny packs and let said ferrets shit all over the bus.

    2. Girls who walk four across on the sidewalk making it impossible for anyone else to pass and then look annoyed that other people dare to be outside walking on the public sidewalk. Also, the girls are all wearing low-rise jeans, tops that aren’t long enough, and no matter how skinny they are they look terrible.

    3. People who see you coming and let the door slam in your face.

  4. October 10, 2005 at 6:14 pm

    Ooops, I misunderstood. I am totally opposed to the things on my list.

  5. October 10, 2005 at 6:52 pm

    Well, yeah, I’m mostly opposed to the things on my list. Maybe not so much to pinky rings, if they have a reason, like kmsqrd pointed out. But the other stuff pretty much sucks.

    Add also to my list, people who think it’s appropriate to dip (i.e., use smokeless tobacco and spit) while at an event where the Dean is speaking. Gross in general; seriously inappropriate for an official event.

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