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Poll – Do You Suffer Fools Gladly?

I am prejudiced – not racially, or sexually but I have never been particularly tolerant of idiots and the terminally stupid. Bullies, people who nit-pick everything said, make bitchy remarks and asides, score points off you at every opportunity, exercise extreme petty narrow-mindedness, fail to practice what they preach, take their stress out on others, lazily make zero effort to communicate, and think shouting and being the last one to speak wins any argument – here my tolerance threshold breaks down. Strangely, I find myself turning into an idiot magnet – they seem to find me anywhere and I feel cursed like some Ancient Mariner to meet every buffoon, nincompoop and annoying ignoramus on Earth before death spares me, if I’m not to meet them all again in some kind of Fool’s Paradise. Life is not a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – I really have no time for idiots. The really scary part is that I probably am one too. How about you? #idiots #buffoons #tolerance #prejudice #ignoramus #category-challenge #FOPP

I hate idiots too

11 votes / 91% 11 votes / 91 %

I can tolerate the idiots. I have lots of patience.

1 votes / 8% 1 votes / 8 %
This poll has received 12 vote(s) so far.

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SoundNFury wrote on January 30, 2015, 6:59 AM

I can't stand idiots and maroons, but sadly, they are everywhere. So, I have developed a sort of patience for them.

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 30, 2015, 7:39 AM

Here's a subject that I think you could expand to book length. It's complicated by the wide-ranging meaning of both fool and idiot. Some of your examples suggest more the behaviour of jerks and a-holes. Being rude or belligerent doesn't necessarily make someone stupid. And there are people like the clever idiots that somehow ascend [Sarah Palin anyone?]. End of the day, I'd always take an idiot over a weasel or narcissist - especially the mean kind.

scheng1 wrote on January 30, 2015, 8:31 AM

I have no patience for such fools too. It really sucks your energy.

trufflehunter wrote on January 30, 2015, 8:34 AM

Hehe everyone's an idiot in their own way but an idiot couldn't have written this post ;)

oneoveralpha wrote on January 30, 2015, 11:46 AM

The worst thing about idiots is that so many of them have TV shows.

Galeforcewinds wrote on January 30, 2015, 11:46 AM

I do believe you have hit on my biggest pet peeve. Stupidity, being an idiot, numb-skull...yeah I have no tolerance with these people either.

CountryWine wrote on January 30, 2015, 5:11 PM

I can't and won't tolerate people like that. It gives me stress.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 30, 2015, 9:34 PM

I have to be able to suffer fools gladly. It's called the parent/teacher conference. Then there are the mandatory meetings at central office with folks who haven't been in a classroom since the introduction of the overhead projector trying to tell me what I'm doing wrong in the classroom.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 30, 2015, 9:35 PM

And so many others manage to get elected to public office...

AudreyHowitt wrote on January 31, 2015, 12:21 AM

ah, perhaps I am one as well--it is something like eating one's tail I suspect

Telynor wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:39 AM

I've noticed that the older I get, the shorter my patience has become. It's one of my worst tendencies, I fear.