|Symptoms Of "I'm Just Ace Syndrome" (standard:non fiction, 1078 words)|
|Author: Red XIII||Added: Dec 14 2002||Views/Reads: 1981/1304||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Those annoying morons who think they can do what they want...My observations|
The other day in my place of education (school) a rather short but wide child pushed his way in through a door labelled “exit” and collided rather heavily with me. I immediately knew he was one of the many sufferers of ‘I'm Just Ace Syndrome.' There were several signs of this. Obviously the first sign is the fact he went through the wrong door hoping to save a second or two (the door he should have used was right next to it!) even though he could see I was already mostly through it and the other door was clear. Now, unless I was having one of those invisible days, he must have done this in the hope that I would either let him through or that I was significantly lighter than he was and that he'd be able to push past me. The confidence some of the younger kids posses nowadays sickens me. I remember when I was in the lower years at school we didn't try anything stupid like this to our elders. I don't know if it's true to say we respected them but we left them alone and didn't look for trouble. Just trying to barge through someone much taller and obviously senior is really quite stupid. This is the most serious symptom. Another sign of his ‘I'm Just Ace Syndrome' was his hair. People with this condition often don't have any, but if they do it's usually hidden underneath way over-sized globs of gel, making it rock hard (hair wasn't meant to be like that!) and looking very greasy. Unfortunately this particular case was of the greasy variety, and his head came up to my face, just about. He looked very surprised when I refused to give way to him and carried on walking, so much so he very nearly lost his balance and tripped up over his own feet. The wide mouthed ‘HUH' expression. Why was he so surprised? However, he didn't give up. The moment he regained his balance he shouted something rather obscure that didn't really make any sense, but this gave me yet another sign of his unfortunate condition – swearing excessively when not at all appropriate because he thinks it sounds ‘cool an' 'ard. What's the point? Through observation normal people only swear to emphasize a point in a way that everyone will notice. Kind of a subtle shock technique. However, if you manage to get a normal conversation out of a ‘I'm Just Ace Syndromed' person (not very likely) you are faced with the need for a translator to patiently filter out all the swearing for you so that you can pick out the actual meaning of the sentence. After uttering these ‘words' he tried to get around me while at the same time giving me a challenging barge in my shoulder, which he could barely reach, so resulting in just moving my arm a little. Wow, he really proved something there. The mentality of being ‘cool' is one that I both can and cannot understand. Some people want to get noticed as being ‘the best' and the ‘hardest' there is. What they don't realise is that it's only certain animals that need to do this – in some species the male must prove to the female that he is worthy of mating with her, often by the means of fighting or simply keeping other males a bay – human beings don't need to do this! What's more, many of the people this refers to are too young to be thinking about mating yet anyway! I've noticed that these syndromed people generally wear expensive clothing. Not expensive because of high quality, but because of the Name. The Name has a tremendous impact on their ‘coolness,' even though they are no higher quality than you could pick up in the market - or anywhere else - without that name for a fraction of the price. The poor parents of these children must surely realise they are wasting their money. Sufferers of this dreaded ‘I'm Just Ace Syndrome' are, as far as I can tell, usually the opposite of their image. What I mean is, they appear to be really confident, not phased by anything and maybe even happy, but inside they are not. They do in fact behave the way they do because they are insecure and are afraid this will show. They do not want to appear weak in front of their fellow children and their peers. So they put on this strenuous act. When with their ‘mates' they are most likely quite tense, hoping their show of ‘coolness' is holding up. A very sad way to live. What they don't realise (or maybe they do?) is that nearly everyone else looks down on them as being weird, not ‘cool!' Click here to read the rest of this story (29 more lines)
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