You know what I can’t stand? Those people who disagree with absolutely everything you say just because they can. More than half the time, they don’t even disagree with your idea or the topic in general – but they’ll find a way to say the same thing differently enough so that it sounds like they’re disagreeing with you.
It seems to me that there’s only two reasons people would be like this:
1. They cling strongly to a fragile and often challenged (though deeply entrenched) system of beliefs and morals – and if they agree with anything that comes out of the mouth of anyone who doesn’t subscribe to that dogma, well they figure that’s the first step on the road to hell.
2. They’re disagreeable assholes in general (usually hiding behind the facade of “I like to be different” or “I’m more enlightened”).
I can’t decide which option annoys me more.
Not that I know anyone like that or anything….