The other day, I was on my neighborhood walk when I passed by a house at the end of the street. There were several people in the yard. I was just shuffling by when the one of the gentleman called out good morning to me. So I said good morning in return and gave that I-know-I'm-all-sweaty-and-gross-but-howdy smile.
Then he said it. It. That phrase that makes me want to smack people upside their heads.
"I ain't got time for that, do a mile for me, will ya?"
Ain't got time.
"Oh, I don't have time to waste on the computer."
"Oh, I don't have time to put pictures in an album like that."
"I don't have time to read books."
It annoys the shit out of me. It is such a rude, snide little put down. Never has the phrase been used in a I wish I could tone, always that superior I have better things to do tone.
I know I've ranted about this before but really. Just don't say anything. When you are talking about the latest showing of American Idol, I don't puff up and say I don't have time to watch all that. When you are drooling over Team Edward or Team Jacob, I don't tell you I don't have time for that.
How you spend your time in your leisure activities is none of my business. Nor do I judge you on how you spend it. You watch TV, I blog. I'm sure the same amount of time is "wasted" in our pursuits.
Stop with the judging.
Loki sez: I don't have time for people who don't have time for kittens.