Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tact Schmact

Tact is overrated. That is why I'm resolving to put such a silly thing behind me. I've realized that since I really do care about the friends and family members in my life, I have license to ask anything I want about their personal situation. Even better- not only will I ask them, but I'll ask their significant others probing inquiries. When I do, however, question their significant others, I won't waste time getting to know what they do, or things they like, of where they're from. All those pesky details are secondary for my need to know.

I'll only ask them about things that are expected in our society like "Why aren't you guys married yet?" or, "Are you ever going to have kids?", or one that will really help them like "Why didn't you serve a mission?" And of course, "Why didn't you get married in the temple?" I'll make sure to do it without regard to their privacy (Even if it is a touchy subject, because I won't be considerate enough to take that into account).

In doing so with everyone I know, I hope to hear juicy tidbits like "We're not able to have children, or "I have severe depression." Maybe a "We engaged in premarital sex." Because even though it's a sore subject for them, that's ok. It's not sore for me:) It won't waste time asking my friends how they're doing, or if they're happy, or what their dreams are. I want to dig in and satiate my need to know. It's no longer just between them and their Maker.

The best part of this whole plan is that I won't even know I'm being ignorant! Isn't that great? I'll continue to live my life in my oblivious little world- What a beautiful oblivion it will be.

After all, ignorance is bliss:)

8 comments:

lisa v. clark said...

Be sure to ask all pregnant women if they ALWAYS gain a lot of weight, and then ask their specific pre and post pregnancy weights. These are things that you really need to know.

Davis & Quinton said...

you sure are silly.

skcoe said...
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Erik said...

Wait a minute. I think that the exact opposite if what you are saying would be better... Oh, OK. I just read it again. I get it now.

Hailey said...

Remember when I asked you if you were married yet and you asked me if I was divorced yet and I said touche? That was funny.

michelle said...

Ouch. Well said. And point taken.

Thirdmango said...

It's great to do this with good friends cause then they feel obligated to tell you, especially if you know they feel guilt. Cause they don't want to ruin the relationship.

Oh and p.s. I'm that guy that sat next to you last night.

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