Today was no exception. Some fat chick. Has a nice profile, though. Talks about how she just wants somebody to go to the cinema with and whatnot. I can relate. It would be nice to have somebody just to do stuff with.
But she's a big fat woman. And desperate. And 29 so just barely in my age range. She sent me a message. Women never send messages unless they're really, really desperate. She asks how my weekend was.
This is something that you see complained about on women's profiles semi-regularly. These lame questions about their weekend. It's the most unimaginative shit possible.
And yet, these same women are incapable of writing something even remotely interesting. They just want to to sit there and be entertained by desperate men. And for what? These are women with no jobs, overweight, barely speak English, painfully unattractive, and/or poorly-educated. Other than having internal sex organs, what do they bring to the table?
By the way, that Vietnamese woman's English was excellent. I was really surprised.
But whenever I describe these women, I always say "painfully unattractive". That's a deliberate choice of wording. I'm not talking about women who are merely below average in appearance. I'm talking about women are so unattractive that it's uncomfortable to look at them.
And I don't mean to be insulting about any of this. There's not a whole lot you can do to improve your appearance. If you're unattractive, it's just down to genetics. You can't be faulted. Even obesity isn't entirely the person's fault. And I can't blame anyone for low intellect.
Nevertheless, I will lay blame for the overwhelming sense of entitlement that the women using internet dating have. They'll treat you like shit because they have a long list of desperate men sending them messages. They don't have to bother to get to know anyone. "Oh, this guy has a straighter nose. I don't have to bother with this other guy any more." There's always somebody else.
Anyway, I won't respond to this woman and I won't feel bad about it. 90% of women don't reply to me. And that's women who matched me. But what I will do is unmatch her. That's something that women generally don't do. They won't respond but they won't unmatch with you. Why? If they have no intention of talking to you, why keep you on their list? It's total madness.
I was thinking today about biscuits, or "cookies" as they're called in the US. As a kid, my mother would put cookies that hadn't been eaten in a while (i.e. the package was open for a week or more) in a cake display thing. It was a way to move the cookies, I guess. Make them look more appetising. Or maybe to retain freshness because the cake display thing probably kept air out better than the original packaging which didn't close very well.
So when I was maybe 12 or so, I said in reference to this cake display thing, "It's like an old folks home for cookies" and my sister and my mother laughed. My sister said, "it's true!" and my mother said, "no it's not."
There's not many good memories of my shitty family, though. My mother was just endlessly...I don't know if "cruel" is the word. There was something insidious about her behaviour. It would just slowly rot you. The constant invasions of privacy, the sick sexual dynamic of this, the clear favouritism for my sisters, it was just disgusting.
It's like my sixth grade teacher would overtly favour the girls. For example, when the girls had gym, we had a "study hall" (not sure if this term is used in the UK but it just means an hour of doing homework or whatever) and when we had gym the girls had study hall.
When we had study hall with this teacher, she was always very strict and wouldn't let us do anything other than silent homework. By contrast, in some study halls you could play games or sleep or...I don't know...maybe talk quietly.
But talking to the girls about their study hall experiences, it was some kind of party every week with candy being dispensed by the teacher and whatnot.
My friend was so outraged that he complained to his mother who then complained, semi-jokingly, to the teacher.
But it's a genuine problem. How big a misandrist does one have to be before one starts taking one's rage out on children? It suggests serious mental health problems.
And to add insult to injury, we were paying for this schooling. It's not like a government run school where you just have to accept low standards because it's free and you don't have any other choice. We were paying, I don't know how much it was, maybe a thousand bucks a year to go there. And this was in 1990 so that's...$1800.
Actually, let me look up the current tuition. It's $4,100. It was probably the equivelent back when I was a student. I just pulled that $1000 out of my anus. Plus, there's all the bullshit fundraisers that you have to take part in. Selling calendars, constant bake sales, pancake dinners, whatever.
And look at some of these fees. $20 "sacramental fee". Whatever that is. What happens in the second grade? First Communion, I guess. They can't afford $20 per student to...I don't know...have a little ceremony for first Communion. Total bullshit. $50 graduation fee. Again, they're so strapped for cash that they have to shake the parents down for an extra fifty bucks or else your kid won't graduate, I guess. Or at least won't go to the ceremony.
And if you recommend a family to the school, they give you $50 off your tuition. That's disgusting. You're giving the school an extra $4,100 plus all the bullshit fees and they'll kick you back fifty bucks. I'd tell them to shove that fifty up their ass.
How much is the tuition for the high school that I went to? $8750. Both schools offer a slight discount if you're a practicing Catholic but it's so negligible that it's not worth mentioning.
And look at these fees. $150/year "technology fee" which covers updating software and replacing printer ink. The updates are FREE and how much ink are these kids using? I haven't used $150 in printer ink in my life.
$100 for a "retreat fee". What a sick joke. These "retreats" are supposed to be some kind of religious thing but I just remember it being really awkward and playing age-inappropriate games that were sanctioned by the teachers and priests. And then afterward, I get called a Satan worshipper by this priest because he relied on secondhand information from the "retreat leader" (some dumb bitch just because I was quiet. Like that's the sign of worshiping Satan: you're a bit reserved.
That guy was a real flamer. A classic example of the repressed gay man who joins the Catholic church in a misguided attempt to deny their sexuality. Then they end up diddling the boys.
Then you, as the parent, have to volunteer 15 hours to work at the school. It's just disgusting. If you can't volunteer, you have to pay $225. You're almost better off giving the money. $15/hour? My time is worth more than that.
Then a $400 fundraising fee. You can offset this by selling raffle tickets. Another scam. And why would a Catholic school encourage gambling? Did Jesus have a stance on this?
Nothing specific, I guess. Don't think they had casinos in those days. But there's this:
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
Then a $200 graduation fee that includes a bunch of bullshit that most people won't want including 100 name cards (WTF?) and a miniature diploma. Whatever that is. A small diploma, I guess. But why would you want one? Put on a keychain or something, I suppose.
Oh, no. It's wallet-sized. So...in case anybody asks if you graduated from high school you can say, "Yeah. Here's my miniature diploma" and whip it out of your wallet. Not that this miniature diploma is proof of graduating. You can have them made for ten bucks. And who's asking you if you graduated high school anyway?
So you're looking at $10,000 easy for that school. How much was my university? Surely, it's less than that. Yeah, $6000 for in-state residents. And when I was there, it was about $3000. This doesn't include books or lab fees or room and board, of course. But when I was a student, that university didn't have on-campus housing. It does now, it seems.
Oh, and you had to buy books for that high school too. So it wasn't included in the cost of tuition. And you have to buy a uniform too.
Wow, what a rip off. $700/month for these crappy nearby campus apartments. I don't even think they're official university housing.
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