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3 Idiots

entertainment Updated: Sep 09, 2010 02:40 IST
Genelia D'Souza
Genelia D'Souza
Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times

What makes you tick? What is that one thing that you can’t stand in a particular person or a whole clan of people? Liars, cheats, infidels, misers, nose-diggers, smelly people? I feel there’s a certain tolerance threshold that all of us have and there are certain people who do the business of pushing all our wrong buttons just the right way! Sigh! I guess God made these people in a very surly, bad mood himself!

I’m not the kind of person who lets people or situations get to me easily. But just like everybody else, there are some idiots I just cannot tolerate, and despise with an intolerance unknown to my otherwise docile personality. :-)

Genelia1) The prodigal fakers

Ever heard of the people who slink in the corners and wait silently for you to complete a task and then jump right out to grab the limelight? These people have the talent of claiming work that doesn’t belong to them, and walk away with the praise and accolades without so much as a flinch. How uncool is that? For starters, it is shameless. Everybody desires praise, but it is important to make sure you’re worth it. So instead of faking it all the time, how about you give the real deal a chance? Work hard to get where you want to be!

2) The grave-diggers
There are people who want nothing more than to drag you down with them simply because they can’t succeed. They are like crabs in a basket — no crab can ever escape because the other crabs will drag it back down. Imagine having some beautiful dreams and the desire to fulfil them. Now, imagine being told quite convincingly that you can never achieve those very dreams, that you cannot do it. These people function on negativity and think poorly of themselves, and it irks them to see someone else succeed. So, they dig their grave and yours.

3) The downright liars
Liars come in all shapes and sizes. Some may make you laugh, some make you feel stupid, and some even make you feel like you’re missing out on life! But, the ones that really get my goat are the liars of the male species that are hellbent on lying about their so-called female ‘conquests’. I’m sure all of us have come across at least one such guy who brags about the number of girls he has bedded and how suave he is when it comes to getting ‘chicks’. Almost always, such stories are lies made up by the guy to cover up for the fact that he’s not such a great catch after all. When their advances are spurned, guys with such lowly temperaments go on a lying rampage to protect their fragile male egos and malign the girls’ reputations. But then again, the ones who perpetually see the glass as ‘half full’ shouldn’t let such people get to them. The best action against them is to ignore them, have faith in yourself and move on, move forward. Don’t let them rule you. Never let them change you.

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