We all have that friend, family member or co-worker that just goes on & on & on about crap we just don’t care about. If you’re trying to think of that person in your life and you’re coming up blank, you may want to do some soul-searching because that person is you.
It’s not to say we don’t love these people, or maybe even just tolerate them, but c’mon man….No one wants to hear this shit!
Here’s 3 things no one wants to hear about, so next time you’re blabbing on about them take a second and put yourself in the other persons shoes.
Bad Beats in Poker
I don’t know how many of you play poker, but if you do I’m sure you’ve suffered a bad beat. Guess what? We all have! No one wants to hear about your pocket aces getting beat on the river to 10J off-suit. It sucks, we get it; and it also happens to everyone all the time, so please stop bringing it up.
These types of stories are especially annoying if you’re talking about some crappy ten dollar home game. If you’re in a big tournament and it cost you thousands of dollars, okay I’ll hear you out, and even buy you a drink to drown your sorrows, but otherwise please just stop talking.
Your Fantasy Football Team
This may be the 2017 version of bad beat stories. Oh, the 3rd string running back on the Browns had a bust out day, but he was on your bench? What a shame! You know who cares? No one, that’s who.
We all make dumb mistakes and leave points on our bench. Please stop telling me about it. And if you’re not the, ‘points on the bench guy’, you’re probably, ‘my team is so awesome’ guy. We get it…you’re having a good year. I don’t need to hear about it every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for 3 months. It’s exciting, I get it. But it’s exciting for you and you only.
I feel like these are the a little different from the bad beat and fantasy football stories, because usually the person is happy. They’ve played a great round, hit a great shot, or made an incredible putt and they want to tell someone about. Cool! Unless it’s a hole in one, or a course record no one cares man.
I’m sorry to tell you that, but no one cares. I get it, I really do. And not only do I get it, but I do it. Maybe if I call myself out in this blog I’ll stop as well.
Maybe you’re thinking, “what’s the big deal? I want to share some good news with my friends”. Here’s the big deal. Most of the time, not only do people not want to hear it, they also don’t believe you. Shocking I know, golf being a gentleman’s game and all.
How come it always turns out that the guy who can’t make a putt to save his life drained a 30 footer while playing alone? Or the guy who can’t find a fairway “smoked one 350 right down the middle”. Sure ya did! Nice job bud! Can’t wait to see you do that
So if you’re one of these people, please stop! I don’t know what else to say besides nobody wants to hear it. If you do have the unfortunate instance of having to listen to it, please just walk away. It’s the only way we’ll learn. Literally just turn around mid-sentence and walk away.