snobbery is the new black

Thursday, July 9, 2009

i know that 99% of you think that i am a wonderful, beautiful, amazing, skinny, funny and perfect human being.

(sarcasm)

well it may be a shocker for you, but in all reality i can put on quite the pair of bitch pants.

and it's because of these bitch pants that i've been having this problem where if i don't know you, or if you don't know one of my friends, i automatically don't like you. it's like i'm mean or bitchy to a new person until that said new person proves themselves to me.

i believe that some cultures have defined that as being a snob.

i might as well wear a sign that says, "yes, i'm judging you".

but if you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you know that i'm the furthest from a snob - if i was how could i have so many awesome people in my life?

(confession: i bribe them)

now for those of you that know me well and love me you are shaking your head "yes" and laughing at your computer screen cause you know what a brat i can be because you've witnessed it firsthand.

but if you know me well and hate me you are shaking your head with your middle finger pointing at the computer screen.

(let's hug it out, ok?)

obviously i want this so called snobby side of me to go away and i'm actively trying to make this change.

for example there's no reason for me to give a dirty look to the girl that one of my guy friends brought to my party, she's probably a very nice person. in fact she IS a nice person because after a few hours of being a brat to her we end up bonding over a shot of tequila and become best friends.

so why do i have to start out with the cold shoulder? why can't i just be pleasant from the get go?

oh yeah, i know why - it's because i'm that awesome and you should have to prove yourself to be friends with me.

shit...

....and now we're back to where we started from.

59 comments:

  1. I blam my snobbery on the insane amount of stupids in the world. If there were less stupid people, I'd probably like more of them. :D

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  2. I think it's pretty classy to diss stupid people AND have spelling errors. I mean it's not like I am an English major or anything. Glory.

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  3. lol, I am the same exact way! Especially about girls. Probably because most girls act like that... Without tequila shots, I'd have no girl friends.

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  4. One of my (now) best friends and I both started out that way. We went 2 years thinking that the other person was a complete bitch (and we didn't know why the other was a bitch, exactly).

    We bonded at a wedding. We were both there as dates of someone and felt kinda left out. And the rest is history!

    But it is weird that we do that. Especially with chics.

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  5. All I can say is thank god I'm already friends with you. Already met you. Already got that awkward bitchy moment out of the way. Because by reading this, it clearly is just getting worse. You need help, girl.

    hahahahahahaha.

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  6. Whenever I want to make a change I blog about it too. Let's blog it out!

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  7. Haha, I'm with you on this only I don't act bitchy to them, I just act like they don't exist. I mean it, if a group of my friends are sitting at a table and the newbie starts talking, I'll decide that it's the perfect time to visit the restroom and walk off. Wait, I guess that is bitchy. Anywho, I don't know why I do that bc more often than not I end up being good friends with them.

    /siiiigh/ Working on it. Promise.

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  8. You are not bitchy!

    Ok I'm waiting for my check in the mail now please. ;)

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  9. I've been told that sometimes I come off as snobbish. I dont let new people in as easily as some. I suppose that can be snobbish or bithcy, but its just the way I'm wired. So if when I come to Cleveland I should bring tequila?

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  10. Can you buy bitch pants from Macy's? or do you have to go to Lord & Taylors for that kind of purchase?

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  11. we're far too cool to settle for mediocre friends.

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  12. So...I'm guessing a Maxie Voucher is why you've been cool to me??

    Never underestimate the power of a Maxie Voucher, folks. It will get you everywhere.

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  13. I know first hand of this snobbery you speak of, move-in day freshman year of college...need I say more.

    I am pretty sure you got those "bitch pants" at the Gap!

    Love you!

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  14. I can be like that, too, but it's usually because I'm afraid the other person isn't going to like me. So I'm not so nice first. I suck sometimes.

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  15. um...are you SURE you're not from new york??

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  16. i hear you. i think part of the girl thing might be that you're protective of your guy friends?

    you and i need a happy medium... because me? i end up befriending EVERYONE i meet, exchanging numbers with new people who then cling on to me for dear life, and then it's the tequila shots and the next day im like, who the hell is soandso that keeps calling me for life coaching?

    hmm... ill give you some of mine if you'll give me some of yours?

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  17. rhiccups - yes, stupid people do have a lot do to with it, i mean i think i have an excellent judge of character so why be nice when i know they are going to end up trying to suck the life out of me?

    rhiccups 2.0 - don't worry about it boo.

    liferehab - long live tequila!

    rachel - two whole years? now that's a first for me. glad you guys are close now.

    nilsa - yes, you are lucky to be in the clear!

    ashley - that's what it's here for right?

    TWNT - we are awesomely similar.

    marie - you'll have it by monday.

    mandy - don't worry about the tequila with me, you are already in.

    matt - this bitch pants are saks 5th avenue, obviously.

    maxie - EXACTLY.

    bethie - ding ding ding!

    teen - oh you know you and diva were wearing the bitch pants too!! except yours were from bebe or something, haha.

    cavy - nice to meet you too.

    pomjob - nothing wrong with protecting oneself first.

    stacie - you SO aren't the first person to ask me that.

    brookem - i think that sounds like a plan. with our powers combined we would be the perfect friend.

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  18. I can be that way too. Part of it I think is that I can be somewhat shy sometimes meeting someone and the other part is that I think they are going to judge me so I just do it first.

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  19. hahaha it's funny to read this because I just owned up to my snobbery on FB last night.

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  20. Gotta tell you, I'm the same way. Screw that whole US Constitution "Innocent until proven guilty" business. Prove to me you're as fun, silly and into drinks as I am.

    And in the end, it's not judgmental if its true.

    People definitely think I'm a snob when really (okay, I am a *little*) I'm just sort of shy and awkward when I meet people.

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  21. This is how I respond to every one of my friend's new boyfriends. (i've gotten a lot of crap for it. Especially from one friend -who is now engaged- but he had a GIRLFRIEND when they started dating. Of course I wouldn't like him. GAH!) I don't like them until they prove themselves worthy. It probably doesn't help their chances much that I compare them to my husband...who is near perfect.

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  22. Oh, I can totally be like that too. For me its a way to mask massive insecurity. I find its easier to be a little stand-offish (no idea how to spell that), than it is to open with, "Hi, my name is Jillian and I need confirmation that you like me before I'm nice to you." Working on it though.

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  23. I'm pretty guilty of doing the same exact thing, like woah.

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  24. after reading this i dont feel so bad about myself not only because i do the same thing, have the same attitude, but so do all your readers. actually this was going to be my blog topic today. way to steal it. but shit, im blogging about it anyway because i am that much of a biatch.

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  25. You have high standards! Nothing wrong with that.

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  26. aaaaaaaaand this is why i love you...

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  27. 1) I love you.

    2) I judge people if they don't use gmail. Family included.

    3) And seriously, if someone can't communicate in an intelligent way, I probably don't want to be friends with them in the first place.

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  28. i have lots of silent judging and bitchy pants, but for DIFFERENT random reasons. like if you use "more funnier" or "more stronger" in conversation? no.

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  29. hahaha for a second I thought I was reading something I had just written. I am by far the bitch of my group of friends and even though inside I'm all like "I really shouldn't judge people" I do. A LOT. Then I start to make excuses like "Ohh well everyone judges" or "it's more fun to be the bitch". Personally, I think it kind of is more fun.

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  30. I tend to do this, too. Especially with new people at work - it totally takes me a while to warm up to them. I'm not trying to be snobby, but I'm not good with change. As for girlfriends of my guy friends - come on! There has to be a grace period while you check them out. What if they're total assholes who have blinded your friend?

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  31. I tend to get like that too, I remind myself not to be a total stuck up a lot. Luckily I got better. ;D

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  32. own it. own your snobbery. I'm pretty sure it's a women thing you aren't the only one suffering from it.

    Ask my brother - I act that way every time he brings a new girl home.

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  33. I always judge too quickly. It means I'm never disappointed but occasionally pleasantly surprised...

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  34. hahaha, alcohol can also make for world peace, if it makes best friends.

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  35. you are HILARIOUS "lets hug it out, ok?" hahha

    <3,
    Iva

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  36. this puts a lot of pressure on people. I'd be scared of you.

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  37. totally guilty of this too. The snob front usually stays up until I've found a good reason why I think the person is awesome. I'd rather judge too quickly, and then be proved wrong than let my guard down and be disappointed by a jerk.

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  38. lbluca - yes, we must stay in control!

    jamie - you did? i must go check it out now

    leslie claire - yes, shyness can sometimes come off as snobbish, pish posh.

    dolce - your girlfriends need you to be their watch dog, keep doing it.

    jill pilgrim - yes, you need to work on that because i can just tell you are fabulous and shouldn't ever second guess yourself

    bianca - you'll have that

    bodelou - haha, you're allowed

    jess - yes, standards. that actually sounds waaaaay better than snobby

    ang - cause you are just like me? yeah, that's what i thought ; )

    joy - love you too, yes and yes

    alice - note to self, never tell alice that she is more funnier than any other blogger

    emily - it is, i agree. as long as it never ever ends up being malicious towards someone ya know?

    adriana - i'm the same with work people too, it's like marking my territory or something

    andhari - practice makes perfect

    justjp - glad i'm not alone

    allison - and yes, you are a woman. zing! i just called you a snob.

    p - yes pleasantly surprised is always well, pleasant

    porkstar - obama told me that's his plan. tequila.

    iva - consider us hugged.

    fizzgig - no you wouldn't!! you should know me better by now. hell, i mailed you socks ; )

    maggie - my thoughts exactly

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  39. i love judging. well not love, but it is pretty fun to people watch. which is sort of similar. um maybe. i don't know. i still think you're awesome and i haven't even met you yet, haha.

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  40. I think we're destined to be BFFs (like Paris!) because I am the same way. But my technique is that if people don't like me, I break their spirit so they do. It works.

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  41. you should join my club then. Queen of snobbery. I give the evil eye to mostly everyone even though they are nice people. I am a bitch like that

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  42. At least you're an honest and lovable snob!

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  43. I am the same way with any guy one of my girl friends brings around. Two of whom are now like brothers.

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  44. It's part of your charm!!

    You gotta make people work for your friendship. It's only fair!

    Luckily when we first started hanging out I was usually tipsy off of wine and oblivious to your "charming" ways :)

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  45. I agree with you, I can be totally snobby at first but once I get to know someone it's okay.

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  46. i agree. having to work a little for friendship never hurt anyone. and if it did, they were probably a little weak anyway.

    oh, wait. now i sound a little snobby. eh. whatever. best advice i ever got was to only surround myself with wonderful people.

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  47. I think I do that... never. I guess I'm not a snob, but I still think I'm pretty awesome!

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  48. Hilarious. I also can wear a pair of bitchin hot pants but 99% of the time? The equivalent of a mutt puppy with tail a-wagging at the prospect of NEW FRIENDS!!!! That 1% of the time though? Sid Vicious. Swears.

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  49. LOL it appears you and I share a pair of pants. I had the same problem, where apparently, EVERYONE was a moron and not worth my time until they did something fantastic and then omghowwerewenotbestfriendsagesago?

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  50. The first step is admitting that you're totally right. I mean, have a problem. Yeah, that's how that goes.

    PS you ARE awesome.

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  51. If you're anything like me (and I hope to hell you're not), then you automatically assume that every new person you meet is a knucklehead until they prove otherwise... some of them prove me wrong...the majority of them don't... I'm a natural pessimist... hahahaha!

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