I am really annoyed at a whole lot of people and a whole lot of situations, but I am going to take it all out on an innocent server at a restaurant we went to last night who asked me if my foot tasted well. not swell, but well....
I mentioned to him that he was using incorrect grammar. I said that he should have said, "Did your food taste good?" because the modifier was modifying the noun, food, not the verb, taste, and thus he needed to use the adjective -- good -- as opposed to the adverb -- well.
Now, if someone corrects my grammar, even if I think I am right, I suggest to them that I will have to check into it. Instead, he wanted to defend his case. "Well, I think it sounds right. And I'm going to keep saying it. And nobody but you has ever had a problem with it. I say it all the time."
And since I was experiencing back pain, and probably a little crabby about several things, I said something that really isn't very Minnesota nice. I said, "Well, they were probably just nice people and didn't want to correct you. But they may have walked away thinking you were a moron."
To which he mumbled something about not being a moron. And then the girl next to him, another waitress, said, "I don't think it is nice to call someone a moron." To which point I said, "I didn't say he was a moron. I didn't even say that I thought he was a moron. I simply said, that others might think he is a moron if he doesn't use correct grammar."
And his conclusion was, "Well, I don't care if it isn't correct. I'm going to say it anyway."
And that pretty much sums up what I think about a whole lot of people today. They basically walk around this world saying and doing stupid stuff and then they say things like, 'I don't care what people think. I'm going to do it anyway because I LIKE it."
The bottom line is that there are a whole lot of dumb people in this world and, even though I try to be as "Minnesota nice" as I can, sometimes I just gotta let someone have it. I suppose it was a bit cruel to take out all my frustrations on a poor kid who takes people's money at a local restaurant, but good grief, am I asking too much to have someone say, "Hmmm, maybe if the way I talk is COMPLETELY WRONG I should think about changing it?"
Nope, his food is going to taste well forever. Moron.
P.S. Now I'm having all these thoughts about how people are going to take this the wrong way and not see the humor in it and how I'm going to get negative blog comments if I'm too mean. Yikes. What a world we live in. People can commit horrible grammatical errors and continue to choose to do so but when I talk about them anonymously I feel guilty? Ugh.