judgmentalNovember 4, 2007
Really, is there a worse word in our relativist, hyper-tolerant society? I mean, God forbid you actually come out and say that you think something is wrong. “Tolerance” is the holy grail. (Unless of course someone of a more conservative persuasion happens to disagree with you, then you’re in the clear, and free to pass judgment on them, declaring anything they say as “hate speech.” But I digress.)
I believe in judgment. I firmly believe that there are rights and wrongs that apply to the whole human race. I try my hardest not to judge people, because that’s not my job. But I have no problem saying, for instance, that murder is wrong. Stealing is wrong. Being selfish is wrong. If that makes me a judgmental person, then so be it.
That said, I’m struggling right now not to judge this woman I just had an encounter with at the Target. The embodiment of my pet peeve. Halloween stuff went to 75% off today and I went in search of ONE shirt in ONE size. This woman had ALL of the shirts piled up in her cart — like she just walked in and grabbed them all. I started to look through then because I honestly thought it was a stock cart — and she was all, “EXCUSE ME THAT IS MMMYYYY CART.”
I’m sorry, but unless she was buying all 200 shirts for homeless orphans, that’s just wrong. Leave two or three for someone else, for crying out loud.
So yeah, trying not to judge this woman…I’ve been stewing and pushing back thoughts of what a horrible person she is. Trying to give her the benefit of the doubt. Homeless orphans. Homeless orphans. Anything is possible.