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Kittens +  Grenade

Dridget Bones' Jiary

I have severely annoyed one of my coworkers due to my refusal to see Bridget Jones' Diary. Either 1 or 2. She says I need to have an open mind (certainly one of the strangest things I have yet heard in reference to myself).

I do not think it is a matter of an open mind. I simply find that genre of movie to be completely lacking in any element that would spark my interest. If I'm going to spend two hours of my life in front of a screen it had better have explosions or monsters or aliens or furries or animals or naked people doing interesting things.

I'm not squicked. I'm not saying it doesn't have value (how can I, because I haven't seen it?). I am simply. Not. Interested.

This came up because my boss suggested a movie date, and apparently my tastes are the limiting factor. This is not encouraging me to socialize with them. People ask why furries don't mix with mundanes, it is not snobbery, it is bullshit like this.

Well... at least ONE of my coworkers is a geek. But she disparages my lack of interest in the Jem animated series. (She pointed out it was highly sexualized, I pointed out that at that age I avoided anything with that much pink and glitz as if it were contagious.) Woe.

EDIT: Fixed spelling. Jem not Gem. Not that I care, but... ;P


This may be an unpopular opinion, but why don't you just go? Preventing everyone else from enjoying the movie simply because you don't want to seems a bit petty to me. At least you're getting out of two hours of work, right? Bring along a Game Boy and turn off the sound ;)
Yeah they tried that too...

"At the very least, you can take a nap!"

Unfortunately it would not be getting out of work. The idea would be we'd all show to work at like 7:30 so we could get out by 3 and see da movie. Far too much pain.

And I have no idea why Me Not Going is not an option. But it isn't. It's not... Politic. I can't exactly explain why, but I wish it wasn't so. I really do.