Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hi ho, hi ho...

Ok, trying to keep my mind off of the latest Dad update , I thought I’d write about a couple-a things…

First of all, Top Chef. If you haven’t watched it yet, skip down to the next “section” of this post. Because, oh my holy HELL, what the fuck was that? They sent Antonia home? Over LISA???

I cannot properly express my disdain over their decision in writing. Suffice it to say, my throat was feeling a bit better last night before they made their decision to have Antonia pack her knives, and by the time I went to bed, it was on fire again. The yelling could probably have been heard a couple of blocks away.

It makes no sense that Lisa even made it to the final four. It makes even LESS sense that she’s in the final three. I tried to rationalize it to Leo…saying that perhaps the judges know that they want to choose between Stephanie and Richard, and this just makes it that much easier for them in the end.

I hate that bitch Lisa. She can’t cook, she has a piss-poor attitude that makes it look like it would be such a joy to work with her, and if she wins, I’m never watching Top Chef again. And I’m not kidding about that.


Lately, I’ve had some problems when it comes to men and the elevator. A couple of weeks ago, I was in the elevator on my way out of the building to go home. It stopped on the floor below mine, where two men got on with me. I stepped back as it stopped, allowing space for them to get in, of course, but the one guy then hit the “1” button (which was already lit, duh), and then proceeded to step back towards me, almost running into me. I moved back a bit so I could have some space, and the dude stepped back again. He was standing pretty well right on top of me, and I was in a corner without anyplace else to move. I was looking at his elevator buddy with this look on my face that I’m sure read as disgusted, and was finally forced to speak up saying, “You do know I’m here, don’t you?” He kind of turned and said, “Yeah, I saw you.” And then the elevator opened on the first floor, and he stepped out, and I said, “Well, you were standing right on top of me, was all…” But he didn’t hear me. He had continued his conversation with his buddy and apparently didn’t see anything inappropriate with his actions.

I was left thinking, WTF was THAT all about?

Another issue I’ve had is the men that don’t step aside to allow ladies waiting for the elevator to get on first. Now, I know that some women don’t consider this rude, but they’re probably few and far between, to be honest. I like to be treated like a lady, and I find it disconcerting that men don’t think it’s polite to do that anymore.

Also? When the elevator that you’ve been waiting for arrives, and you realize that someone is getting off at your floor? Step back and let them off the elevator first! Twice this week, I’ve had a man almost walk into me as I tried to exit the elevator, and in both cases, they seemed to expect ME to get out of their way so they could continue on their path. Um, no. That’s not how it works. Regardless of whether you’re a woman or a man, you wait to let the person get off the elevator and THEN you get on the elevator. Duh, duh, duh, duh, DUH!
And that's all I got for now. I gotta finish lunch so I can call the Twin. Later!


"The D" said...

I had a big ass comment but Ive desided to elongate it to a post of my own.

clw said...

Some people are such rude dumbasses!

Xavier Onassis said...

Only one answer on the elevator thing. You have clearly developed the super power of invisibility. Congratulations. You've become Sue Storm.

meesha.v said...

I follow all the elevator rules,especially "no eye contact-I am not holding it for you".
hope your Dad gets better

Heather said...

First off...elevator manners are a lost art.

Second...I hope your dad gets to feeling better quick. Do they know why he passed out?

Third...WORD on Top Chef. Lisa's only in the top three on sheer dumb luck, only because more talented chefs happened to make worse mistakes. Even Chef Tom said that if he had been judging during Restaurant Wars, Lisa would have been going home.

She's so nasty. I want to pack my knives into her face.

Anyone for a Top Chef finale viewing party??

emawkc said...

When it comes to elevator etiquette, my policy is that the woman always gets off first, especially if she's going down.

Coley said...

emawkc: Just....ewww. But still awesome.

Faith, don't you understand? That man is IMPORTANT! Your space doesn't matter, It's all about HIM! Asswad.
And the whole concept of "if you let me off the elevator first, you'll have a much easier time getting onto the elevator" seems pretty simple to me. Why do so many people not get it?