....you know that fortissimo audibly-narcissistic excessively-frequent use of the various permutations of the first-person pronoun ("I," "ME," "MINE," and far less frequently "we") that makes those words leap out of otherwise-ignorable faculty conversations in university coffeeshops and that makes a given faculty peer's conversation sound like "[mumble mumble mumble] I [mumble mumble] MY [mumble mumble ] inappropriate [mumble mumble mumble] MY OPINION "? That tone, inflection, focus, and general aura of unexamined self-love that makes entirely too large a percentage of the general population think we're spoiled out-of-touch pompous asses....? That one?
Don't ever do that.
[time to put in the earplugs]
*NB: thank God, with the exception of my music colleagues, most of whom have far more healthy senses of self-deprecation.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Posted by CJS at 9:40 AM