"But it's family"
So? Someone shouldn't be allowed to abuse another person just because they're genetically related.
In relationships, if there is any allusion of emotional blackmail ie. "if you do/don't do this, I'll hurt/kill myself". BYE. Don't even play that card with me.
Zodiac signs, "Oh I was an Asshole because i'm scorpio"
When a professor tells you she won't be showing up to class because her kids are being nuts, but when a classmate lost her mom, Professor Bitchtits said "she would have wanted you to focus on your education". If you have a draconian attendance policy, you need to follow it too.
People who do bad shit and apologise so they expect you to forgive them and move on because they said sorry.
Yes you’ve apologised which I really appreciate, but I’m still hurt by what you did and sorry isn’t a fix all.
Anything to do with Kids.
To many people use their children as a stepping stone to get what they want, that it ruins it for those with legitimate needs.
Anything from PETA
"It's not my fault, I was drunk/high!"
The "Everyone in the military is a hero" card.
The asking for charity or gofundme to raise money for trips/toys/vacations for their family purely because they chose to have a mini van of children and now can't afford expensive luxury things. The sheer entitlement irks me. If you voluntarily have a lot of kids and can't afford superfluous stuff don't expect everyone else to pay for it.
'But the children in Africa...!'
Look, it sucks for them, but before I can spend a dime on some kid thousands of kilometers away who'll never meet me personally, I myself have to make ends meet first in this crazy world.
The people who stand in the road at intersections looking for donations, specifically the ones who do so when there's half a foot of snow on the road.
Like I get it, your local club or whatever is trying to do nice things. I stop giving a shit entirely when you turn an already white knuckle experience into a goddamn boss fight.
When we were still talking, my mom would try to use tears against me sometimes. Like the idea was that the thing I was saying was upsetting her, so I should feel pity for her and stop saying it.
But when I was a kid, she taught me that tears were contemptible. If you were crying, it meant that you'd lost control of yourself, and that you were losing the argument. Why would anyone listen to someone so emotional? How could anyone respect someone with so little self-control? She'd mock my voice when I cried. She'd repeat the things I said in an exaggerated whiny baby voice. She made it very, _very_ clear that 'the things you say are upsetting me' was not an argument anyone had to listen to.
So I didn't.
“My Son is sick. Give me a discount.”
No. Just no.
Mainly any appeal to emotion after I've declined. Yes, I know having cancer sucks. I'm sure being born with .3 arms and no head must be awful. If I'm not donating, I'm not donating. It has to do with my financial situation, not your attempts to make me feel like a dick. I donate when I can, to who I want, and how much I want.
"Do you want to donate to leukemia research? Most people have donated $20."
"No thank you, I can't afford it right now."
"But it's for suffering little children and their awful pain as they waste away and their (I don't know I've stopped listening)"
"No. If you want to tell them arleban wants them dead, fine. Get off my porch."
"But everyone does it too!"
Yeah well, you are as stupid as they are, congratulations.
The best example of it is "Stop a Douchebag" on Youtube. It's the pinnacle of human stupidity.
"Hey miss, you know this is a sidewalk and you can run people over because it's not a cool thing to do?"
"Yeah sure, but everyone drive on the sidewalk here, I live her and I know that"
"But miss, you can't park here, it's a sidewalk"
"But look at all those cars parked there, there is an empty space there, let me park my car"
"Miss, it's a sidewalk"
"Shut up and get a job you hooligan"
People that have a long story when asking for money on the street. If you want money, just ask for it and keep it short. Don't give me some huge drawn out sob story. I'm not overly inclined to just handout money as it is, but trying to hold me hostage with a sob story is going to get you nowhere.
A co-worker/person I barely know bragging (and this is the only word for it) about how mentally ill they are. This has happened to me a lot, I guess I give off the vibe for it or something. "I haven't eaten in 4 days, because, *you* know. Look at my wrists :/" Okay Bethany I don't even know you, have spoken to you maybe 3 times, and you're not about to make me responsible for you.
‘I’m a mum and I can do whatever obnoxious/annoying/antisocial thing I want because I just want what’s best for my kids’
I'm Black and whenever I'm having a political disagreement with White person they a try to appeal to my "blackness" (for lack of a better word)
For example, I'm usually NOT down with going to war, so people will try to convince me with shit like, "Yeah, but look how Black's were treated in South Africa, shouldn't we stop the same thing happening in the current country we want fight?"
As so as they do this, I smile.
I'm now aware that their argument is running out of logical points, so they are trying to appeal to my emotions.
Also, as a Black person i understand that civil rights are won by the citizens of the country NOT by a third country bombing the shit out of the place.
ALSO... I hate when Black people also try that crap.
"Bro, you should give me a dollar and/or hate White people with me, because we're both Black"
Like yo, fuck off with that shit!