Friday, August 27, 2010

Know-It-Some

I've been accused of being an arrogant know-it-all. While I'm not sure actually knowing it all is a bad thing, I'm pretty sure that being an arrogant know-it-all isn't meant as a compliment. Of course, to be fair, I don't know where the accusation comes from. You see, there are a lot of things I don't understand.

I don't understand the correlation of predestination and free will. I affirm both and perhaps a lot more of it seems clear to me than to a lot of others I know, but I can't really put it all together in a nice, neat package.

I don't understand Quantum Physics. Not even a little.

I don't understand the Trinity. Oh, I believe it and I can explain a lot about it, but ... it's God and I'm not.

The other day I was waiting with other pedestrians at a street corner waiting for the light to change. A woman waiting with us became very agitated. A motorist across the way had part of his car in the crosswalk while he waited behind the bus that had stopped in front of him. She started to yell at him. "Don't you know that it's illegal to stop your car in the crosswalk??!! What's wrong with you??!!" And then she crossed ... against the light. I don't understand people like that.

Some of what I don't get isn't nearly as serious. I work in a "weapons-free zone". So why can't I get free weapons?

I bought a bottle of water from a vending machine and followed the instructions, "Get change here." So why am I still the same?

Why are some people lack toast and tolerant?

What exactly is a pullet surprise and why are people happy to get them?

Oh, the list goes on and on. I'd have to say that I'm not much more than a know-it-some. I think the better people get to know me, the more likely they'll think I'm a know-very-little.
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Know-It-Some

I've been accused of being an arrogant know-it-all. While I'm not sure actually knowing it all is a bad thing, I'm pretty sure that being an arrogant know-it-all isn't meant as a compliment. Of course, to be fair, I don't know where the accusation comes from. You see, there are a lot of things I don't understand.

I don't understand the correlation of predestination and free will. I affirm both and perhaps a lot more of it seems clear to me than to a lot of others I know, but I can't really put it all together in a nice, neat package.

I don't understand Quantum Physics. Not even a little.

I don't understand the Trinity. Oh, I believe it and I can explain a lot about it, but ... it's God and I'm not.

The other day I was waiting with other pedestrians at a street corner waiting for the light to change. A woman waiting with us became very agitated. A motorist across the way had part of his car in the crosswalk while he waited behind the bus that had stopped in front of him. She started to yell at him. "Don't you know that it's illegal to stop your car in the crosswalk??!! What's wrong with you??!!" And then she crossed ... against the light. I don't understand people like that.

Some of what I don't get isn't nearly as serious. I work in a "weapons-free zone". So why can't I get free weapons?

I bought a bottle of water from a vending machine and followed the instructions, "Get change here." So why am I still the same?

Why are some people lack toast and tolerant?

What exactly is a pullet surprise and why are people happy to get them?

Oh, the list goes on and on. I'd have to say that I'm not much more than a know-it-some. I think the better people get to know me, the more likely they'll think I'm a know-very-little.
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