I am a hypocrite

I want everyone else on the Innertubes to be nice to me, but I don’t care to be nice to them unless I feel like it.

Ah… having made that confession, I feel much much better.

And now, for some intellectual type discussion on the subject of hypocrisy: Hypocrisy Part II

While you read that (and leaving your snarky comments) I’m going off to Physical Therapy for some serious kneebending. Then, medication. Then, blogging. See if you can spot the posts I wrote with vs. without medication. (The inverse of with vs. without pain!)

Grrrrr. Be nice to me or else.


  1. #1 Lorax
    July 8, 2010

    oooh, be nice or else.

    Door #1 is pretty easy and generates feel-good karma, but Door #2 what could or else be? A new Car! or a billygoat 🙁

    Ill have to ruminate on this and decide on my approach later.

  2. #2 becca
    July 8, 2010

    Isn’t it a little unfair to Stephanie to link to her post using a lead-in that confuses the definition of the word she has taken such pains to define precisely?

    Also, one of your main problems is you can’t tell when people *are* being nice. I blame your knee, and too little chocolate.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    July 8, 2010

    I’m pretty sure my use of the word was pretty close the definition. I preach niceness but don’t practice it, or at least, so goes my story.

    You are confusing my use of the word with your own, in which you are nice to your friends even when you should be mean to them.

  4. #4 becca
    July 8, 2010

    Only if you are not “preaching” what your story is. If your double standard is your only professed value, it can’t be hypocrisy. Idiocy, sure. Unfair, sure. Funny, sure. But not hypocrisy.
    And I must say, I think that’s the first time anyone has ever accused me of being nice too often.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    July 8, 2010

    I don’t think preaching is a requirement. It’s in the “especially” subclause in the definition provided in the original post.

  6. #6 gruebait
    July 8, 2010

    Medication, then blogging. The potential comments that come to mind are numberless, and I can’t think of damn one that wouldn’t translate to the written word badly.

    Good luck with the bending.