In the post below, taken from elsewhere on the board, someone tells an anecdote about Bill Clinton. I left them anonymous because I don’t want to pick on them specifically, but rather on the whole group of people who do similar things.
This is very annoying. What is the point of this post? It can have absolutely no significance to anyone but yourself. Either tell the whole story, or keep the whole thing to yourself. Don’t try to be so fucking cute about it. The fact that he answered yes to a question you asked is irrelevant if we don’t know the question. Your vague explanation at the end is so open-ended as to be meaningless.
I don’t even know why people bother to saying things like this. It’s like second-graders taunting each other on the playground: “I know a BIG secret, but I’m not telling! Tee hee hee!”
Is it some kind of pathetic power trip? They’re hoping people will start begging them to tell the rest of the story, so that they can take pleasure in saying no?
Or maybe they just feel insecure and need to demonstrate their superiority, because they know something we don’t. They’re better than us, because if we were as good as them, we’d know it too! Maybe it’s basically just a thinly-veiled form of bragging.
Regardless: I realize that this is usually not done consciously, but it’s still incredibly lame, childish, and annoying. If you’re one of the people who does this, please stop it. Now.