I won’t pretend that it wasn’t a surprise. I mean, I’ve gone through 38 years of life so far without realizing that I’m a moron. I would of thought that someone would of pointed it out by now. It just goes to show you, you can’t take these kinds of things for granted.
And you can’t argue with the ironclad logic behind the comment. It very clearly said, “My god, you’re a moron.”
There’s no room for debate. It’s a clear open-and-shut case.
I admit to some confusion over the “My god” part of it. It’s possible that I am somehow this commenter’s deity. I’m not sure why someone would choose to venerate a moron. Although as a moron, I can’t be expected to comprehend the higher-level thinking of non-morons.
It seemed only fair to let my wife know. She just rolled her eyes when I told her. Apparently, she’s known for some time…
I also had to tell the people at work, of course. My boss was understanding, if somewhat confused about the whole thing. All of the engineers that report to me were surprised. Or maybe they were just pretending to be surprised. Perhaps a moron wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
As appreciative as I am of this comment — and oh, I’m appreciative — I do wish it were more actionable. It would have been nice to get some ideas on how to turn this behavior around.
Learning that you’re a moron can be eye-opening. It’s forced me to question many other things as well. Perhaps Ted Cruz is actually a courageous leader. Perhaps committing to culture wars and criticizing Democrats is actually more important than governing and building quality infrastructure. If so, I owe conservatives everywhere my apologies.
You might be thinking, tough break and all, but that kind of thing can’t happen to me. I’m not a moron. All I can tell you is that’s what I thought. Until someone was generous enough to tell me the truth.
Thanks Smith | MCF for the insightful comment. I only hope that someday I’ll have the courage and eloquence to return the favor.